‘I am going to defend us because I need to…’

“This is a bunch of overblown distorted lies that are not an accurate reflection of the jail and I’m not going to sit here and let people get away with it…Just because someone wrote something in a letter doesn’t mean it’s true…These letters haven’t even been authenticated.” –Major Paul Martin, Durham County Sheriff’s Office, at forum hosted by the city’s Human Relations Commission
on the Impact of the Durham County Jail on Durham City Residents, 9.15.16.

Martin was talking about the letters received by the Human Relations Commission, as well as the more than 600 letters (and other words and images) published on this website (which is just a portion of letters we receive).

Mr. Martin’s words should not be dignified with a response, so we’ll keep it brief:

We (continue to) Believe Prisoners, Detainees, Inmates, Convicts, Human Beings Behind Bars, or whatever people want to call themselves.

We believe prisoners.

We believe prisoners.

We believe prisoners.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “‘I am going to defend us because I need to…’

  1. Major Paul Martin has a “colorful” view of community policing. https://web.archive.org/web/20110425024737/http://heraldsun.net/view/full_story/11142248/article-Ruffin-on-Martin-claim—Unbelievable-?instance=homesixthleft

    On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Amplify Voices Inside wrote:

    > insideoutsidealliance posted: “”This is a bunch of overblown distorted > lies that are not an accurate reflection of the jail and I’m not going to > sit here and let people get away with it…Just because someone wrote > something in a letter doesn’t mean it’s true…These letters haven’t ev” >

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