Hello to you all the IOA. I pray you all had a wonderful holiday season. Yes, I’m still here after 39 months standing strong in my faith. Refusing to bend. Not falling for the trick this system uses (waiting you out) hoping you sign a plea for something you did not do! Continue reading →
That’s what held us down for a long time back in the day. Even when times was hard, there was honor among thrifts. If I sold sandwiches, the next man would sell soda. We all find a way to help each other keep living. There was nobody robbing each other. Because the game was so real you kept extra to give away. That’s why it was all love back in the day. Continue reading →
How are things going for you? I’m doing the best I can in here. Been here 1 and ½ months. I have a 3 million dollar bond. For drug charges. Highest in the women’s pod. Why is that? Fuckin’ crazy. My lawyer said I’m looking at decades for my charges. Cops said I had — kg of meth. Wow, if you think about it, you’ll know where that number came from , they are saying that is meth. So my whole life may be fucked cause of that. Otherwise, most c.o.’s are ok, a few are assholes, ask for t.p. and it takes five hours to get, or denied to make a sick call, as I watch the same c.o. I asked let two women out of cells to pass shit to another cell. Amazing that medical call is last to passing fucking bullshit from cell to cell.
I hope that upon receiving this letter you guys at Inside-Outside Alliance are in good health and spirits. I myself am doing o.k., trying to stay strong.
I was recently sentenced for a crime that I did not commit due to the corrupt system of Durham County. My attorney knew months before I was sentenced that I was innocent, but due to the nature of the crime, she had already found me guilty before even looking at the actual evidence. Even after she got the evidence needed to prove my innocence, she did nothing to help me, she filed no motions for dismissal or for anything else that could help my case. Continue reading →
Hello, thank you for reaching out to me. Most people don’t understand the stress that being locked up in a building brings a person of my kind. My kind is the kind that works every day to make sure the bills are paid, go to school so that I can one day have a better career, give to those in need without looking for return, and being an all-around family man. Being in here has set me back, way back. Continue reading →
I’m going to be leaving soon, cause I got 9 months of prison when I went to court. I know, I didn’t want to take the time, but I took it because I wanted out so bad and pay for it later. The court and this jail work together to get people to take pleas, so they go home or to prison, but out of here. They force us to drink out a sink / toilet and not allowed ice. The juice take the paint off the floor. I pass out info to a lot of inmates. A lot of them scared to write and put their name on the letter because, when you do, they keep your mail. But I don’t care. I’m going to keep writing.
First off I would like to thank you for writing me and for your concern in DCJ. I have been here for a while and being locked back 16 ½ hours a day can drive me crazy at times. On top of that they run the A/C all year round and only give us one blanket and yes, it’s freezing like hell. I’m not understanding—we already locked up, what more do they need? Continue reading →
The following letter is from someone now in a state facility.
…I got the feedback and read it. It does bring back bad memories of that place (DCDF). I couldn’t believe the sick calls have gone up to $20 a visit. With the jail overcrowded, look for A LOT of pleas being taken.
They use the jail to break a person down to accept a plea. That is why the bonds are so high sometimes. Continue reading →
I’m an inmate at Durham County jail under a (extremely high) bond. So, there’s some things I like to say. Well, starting off the food they feed us isn’t meant to get us full, so it’s even harder on inmates that don’t get any canteen to help them through the long nights. Also, the last meal of the day is at four o’clock. Continue reading →
I hope this letter finds you in best of health and spirits. As for myself I’m adjusting. As I have written you more than twenty letters since I last heard from you. I haven’t been able to get mail out or in in my name on a regular basis. I’ve written my uncle and wife and lawyers and the Southern Coalition (for Social Justice) and other organizations about things going on and haven’t gotten any replies. Your letter was written by you on May 31st, postmarked 1st June, received here in jail June 4th. I received it June 19th, being 19 days after the time it was postmarked. 19 days from being picked up till I was given the letter as the torn off part I sent back shows. It shows how they’re keeping my mail for I’ve not received a letter of any kind in 6 months or better. I’m (a long time) waiting trial… Continue reading →