Of late there has been prisoner on guard violence and we have received many urgent letters trying to explain what is happening.
For example, the recent news of the assault of three guards and death of inmate that committed the assaults has spurred a lot of letters telling the back story.
Although the County Sherriff decided the death of Francisco Flores-Rocha was not suspicious, we have received letters claiming that guards sprayed 8 cans of chemical weapons into the confined space of Flores-Rocha's cell. The mail of one prisoners writing about the death of "lil Frankie" as he was called, was nminitored, the prisoners who supposedly knew of the death denied saying anything and our courageous friend was given a conduct report for "lying about staff."
Below are portions of letters telling of the worsening conditions and high level of frustration among prisoners and staff alike. The first is by a 25 year old in Columbia Correctional Institution, The last two are by GBCI prisoners
Robert Ward 515599 CCI, 25 y.o.
|Randall Blue gives causes for increased tension and violence|
"Today, July 28, 2016, I heard on radio Dave Harris speak on how can they make it safe for correctional officers here at Green Bay Correctional Institution. We all know how this works, the recent incidents here at (GBCI) is an opportunity for the state to get more money, it’s all a political stunt, the truth is the public, taxpayers, only ever get a chance to hear one side of the story. Before I go into details, first know I am opening myself up to harassment, being placed in segregation, but, the truth needs to be revealed .If Dave Hanson is looking for a way to keep C.O.s safe, he can start by telling C.O.s there’s an appropriate way to treat inmates; if you get that point across, I can assure you that’s 80% of the problem. You have to understand these are not isolated incidents: this is a buildup of inappropriate behavior by staff.
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|Daniel Chipman,47, has severe physical and mental health problems and says he receives poor care|