February 16, 2017
How are you doing? Well I would like to start off by saying that I am so sorry for taking so long to write you guys (IOA) back. This letter is well overdue, but I hope I’m not too late. I hope you all (IOA) are doing well and this letter gets to you quickly.
Well I have been doing ok, given the circumstances I’m in. I have been having a lot on my mind these past few months, but other than that and trying to stay out of trouble, I have been ok. What’s been going on with me? Well, not too long ago I had a talk with my lawyer and found out that after almost two years (22 months) the D.A. is just now getting the autopsy back. Which should have been back, but as you already know Durham County justice system is messed up and they will do anything as well as whatever they want to do to you. NOW they are cutting the TV off at 11:00 pm instead of 12 and on most shifts we can’t even have the TV on while we locked back from 12:45 to 4 pm and from 6:45 to 8 pm. The food has got a lot better, but they don’t have much variety and the took away the blueberry and sweet bread. But at least you know what you are eating. Canteen comes late or incomplete and late. Also, they run out of a lot of stuff. The c.o.’s still talk nasty to us and treat us like animals, medical co-pay is still high ($20) and even the med-techs talk nasty to you.
Man, they even talking about changing face-to-face visits to video visitation. This is just so they can keep track of what we saying because our face-to-face visits are the only time we have privacy when talking to our loved ones. They record phone calls, open and read our mail, so them changing visitation to video is to record what you are saying. I feel we should be able to have privacy, and be able to talk to our loved ones without people all in our business.
I think that our new president is full of shit (excuse my French) and that he is going to make America worse, and that if you don’t have money then to him you don’t matter… I didn’t hear about the prisoner uprising in Delaware but would (like more info). I think that what they said is true, that because he is now the president, not only prisoners will be treated worse, but also those who are out in the world and “free.” It’s about to be rough all over. I think so, too, that once we all stand up and fight together things will change. Do nothing, you get nothing; do something then you can expect something in return.
Stay powerful and strong.
Inside the struggle,
I want to shout Mel, T.Rex, Fox, Tray, D.J., Leek, Sarah and Justin. Y’all keep your head up, they can’t hold us forever. Love y’all.