‘We must be that “one voice” so they will take us more seriously’

the following is from a mother of a man formerly detained at Durham jail and now in a state prison:

…Somehow all the families of those in prisons/jails need to bind together as “one voice” about the injustices and demanding for change. The system does not work to keep marriages and families together but rather works to tear them apart further by sending them far enough away from the families that it makes greater hardships on the family members to see them…as if it’s not hard enough having them here!

And- they take the food in prisons that the tax payers pay for and if the prisoners have left over food… Apple or orange or whatever…the prisons will not allow them to take them to their room to eat between meals or at night…the prisons throw it away! Now they give this food to them on the trays so why cannot they not keep and eat it? Because the prisons are a money racket! They want they to buy food from the canteen! They want you to pay the extra to put money in their accounts, extra money for phone cards to call home. Money everytime they are seen for the dentist or doctor.

Many think jail/prison is free…NOT!  And the burden falls upon the families!!

We as the families must start a petition or something to send to Senators, Governors, the President, to contact the news or whatever it takes! We must speak as “ONE VOICE!” We need someone or people who can somehow bind the families or people together to do this.

I have written the President, Governor, Senator, and Legislative person but not gotten any good response back. I write my state Senator and Legislative person frequently. We must be that “one voice” though so they will take us more seriously.




‘The torture goes on at the Durham County Slave Facility’

Dear —

I hope all is well with you on the outside. Durham County Jail gets worse by the day. Thanks for the help with the whole letter situation. Hopefully we can get it fixed so I don’t have to keep bothering you guys. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. They’re still treating us like animals. ABL goes against the promise of giving us better food every day. So, I guess you could say the torture goes on at the Durham County Slave Facility. I saw the protest that day that the Klan thought they were going to walk through Durham. I’m against any type of racism against any color of skin. I think I make that clear in the poem I’m sending along with my letter. You guys can feel free to put both of them in the newsletter. I could care less what the next person has to say–I speak my mind.

Yours truly,


Laying it out

img071The Sheriff honored 480 ICE holds in Durham Co between 2003-2015

The Sheriff collaborates with ICE to deport undocumented people from Durham Jail.  The investigation into the death of Niecey Fennel earlier this year has shown that the jail is responsible.  Sheriff Andrews has admitted to his responsibility in her death.  The County Commissioners have done nothing to hold the Sheriff accountable or stop these abuses.  They have allowed the Sheriff to lie about his collaboration with ICE.  They approved a grant from the Department of justice to the Sheriff budget for video visitation.


Kick Rocks ABL

img068Hell if you like beans and rice most everyday, then you don’t need to read any farther? Hell lets have ABL kick rocks and just and just have Durham County famous trusties take over.  A TV dinner would be a cheaper and better tasting and a bigger portion!

It cost Durham County around 4 dollars for 3 meals for each detainee, and they quoted back in June-Oct 2016 better food and bigger portions. “My god speak out” use Inside-Outside Alliance Feedback! Help us tell what really on these food trays.  Lets prove what ABL stands for, because they have no quality standards.  Lets replace these snack trays, even if we must cook for ourselves.  Why must we go to sleep hungry each and every night.  HRC needs to do better as well and start caring about how ABL and Aramark are feeding off Durham County Jail detainees!