Open wound

4-6-14

I.O.A.

I’m still within the belly of the beast surviving as I know how. Yes, I did get your letter, dated March 3, a month later!

That’s not unusual.

This system is still corrupt, the officers still dumb and unprofessional.

Let me tell y’all about the BAND AID situation.

Sat. 05…I was playing around and tore half my middle fingernail off, this was 9:00 AM.

Luckily, I had a band aid, but as soon as I put it on I needed a new one, I was bleeding profusely…So I told the officer of the block 3B (Cody) I need a band aid, and he looked at me as if I was foreign and said OK and hopped back on the phone speaking with another officer about nothing.

12:50, still bleeding, I ask to see the Sergeant (Sgt. Cole), Cody goes to the staff bathroom, comes back out, over to my cell and says I don’t have any, you going to have to write a sick call…Are you serious? The officer said he was serious.

Sick call alone takes 2-3 days.

4:20 I finally speak to the Sgt. and asked him when did it become procedure that we submit a sick call for a band aid when a first aid kid is supposed to be provided, Sgt. Cole said, there was no need for a sick call and that he’d get me one.

He must have forgotten, so I ask a white officer we call Spanky…He without problem went to medical and got me four band aids!

Now…look at it this way.

If I was an AIDS of Hepatitis carrier, playing cards, chess or even touching people, I’m contaminating and putting at risk everybody from 9 AM to 5:45 pm.

But, who cares?

                                                             “Solo”

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