Hell on Earth

Except that most descriptions of hell are of a much warmer place than the freezing Durham jail, the writer’s phrase otherwise fits. Sometimes inmates’ disposition might be slightly improved by having access to cleaning products, but in the dual effort of at once making prisoners invisible and infantile, there are few to be had. 

March 3, 2014

Dear Sirs,

I hope you and yours are in the best of health and that the alliance is getting stronger by the day. Your organization is a much needed cause for the community. This jail I am in is a total disgrace the way it is being run. There is no order except “out of order.” Each shift of the c.o.s run their shift with their “own rules,” rules, not as posted. Most are hateful bastards that treat us convicts and inmates as animals. Can’t even have a pen to write with, geez, what the hell. This place is an atrocity and an abomination. Continue reading