‘I HATE DCDF and everything it stands for’

10/13/16

What’s up?

I’m ok. I could be better but I’m hanging in there. Thanks for writing back…You’re right about the mail, my wife sent me mail on the 6th of October and I received it on the 11th, how crazy is that? I’m also very ecstatic about the change in the food, it’s way more appetizing than Aramark. But anyway, they do all they can to try to make us seem irrelevant, but they can’t stop the mail services. So, with that being said I would like to see them try to stop us from writing you guys. Continue reading

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‘Now I’m going through the same thing in Hillsborough’

Hello, how are you? Not sure who I’m writing by name, but I’m familiar with your work and organization. Y’all used to send me newsletters and stuff during my 22 and a half month stay in Durham County Jail from May 2012 to March 2014. I sat in there through lockbacks and all for a charge that was dismissed that I did not have anything to do with which I believe the police knew from the start. Continue reading

‘We want respect’

I don’t know what it is about your mail, but the stamp went through Raleigh on June 2 and they say they did not receive here until June 8. That is a lot of days to come from Raleigh to Durham. Right! But it seems there is always something going on with the mail, not getting picked up or brought in on time. You complain and then you don’t get it at all, and how would you know if it came? Or, it’s like you said they say you can’t have it for some reason.

I am with you and others that snacks and hot trays are too high, but the people feeding us are making sure that we eating just so you have to buy the snacks to get by and the hot tray if you want a taste of home, well the outside anyway. The cost of the food they sell in the jail is way too high and needs to go down. Continue reading

‘She did that shit on purpose’

I’ve been going up to visit my fiance with his two kids for two months now every Wednesday. Two weeks ago, all of a sudden, the woman in there, who hadn’t been there on Wednesdays before, she says “Only one kid can go up with you.” I said, “they’ve been going up with me every week.” She points to the sign that says only one per adult. But online when you’re scheduling a visit, it lets you sign up to bring two kids. It won’t let you sign up three kids–that’s too many, but two kids is fine. It doesn’t make any sense. They were going up with me every week. Now all of a sudden they can’t go up and see their dad. I tried to bring one up, and then send him down, and send the other one up, but they wouldn’t let them do that.

So then, last week I go up to see him, this time on a Wednesday with no kids, and I’m waiting there for him, and waiting. Everyone else on his pod is out visiting, but not my fiance. He’s not there. So I go downstairs and ask, ‘did you say he had a visit?’ I go back up, and I’m waiting again. So I go back downstairs. I ended up going up and down 4 different times before I actually saw him, and by that time the visit was just about over. She did that shit on purpose. No doubt in my mind. Cause I had an attitude the week before about the kids not being allowed up. So after wasting my time like that I asked ‘Can I speak to the sergeant?’ But he didn’t do anything. He didn’t get my time back.

And what the hell is going on with the mail? When he first got in there it was 2-3 days for him to get mail. Now, it’s 2-3 weeks for him to get it, and 2-3 weeks for me to get mail from him. I sent him some photos of me (not naked or anything), and he didn’t get it, didn’t get it, and then they came back to me. I went in there and I asked an officer, ‘Is he allowed to get this? Why did it come back?’ He said, ‘that’s fine, he can get those.’ So why didn’t he get them? And why is it taking so long? I’m asking the post office, I’m calling Durham, I’m calling Raleigh, but all signs point to this place being the problem.

So, which one are you…?

4-21-16

How are you doing out there? I hope yall doing ok and the movement is great, too. I got that mail last week sometime, the feedback I like. Oh, I got them books and that booklet, too, that’s talking about the deaths, too, need more booklets like that for everyone to read. I got to say yall doing a great job about putting out there. Us in jail love yall for that, too. I’m doing ok in here, just taking it one day at a time, too…I’m going to say that the jail and court system is fucked up, too…
I’m really ready to put this all behind me and to move on in life, fuck jail and prison, they do you wrong when you in the inside, smh. It’s a lot of people who be reading these feedback and like them. I be talking to all my friends in here, and they be thanking me for putting them on to yall and I know there is more…I also got a few d.o. who be reading these and they be loving, too, smh. Continue reading