From Warrior (Letter 10)

Warrior - Serving 14 years for kidnapping and aggravated assault. Half Hispanic and Scottish-Irish with family still in Mexico. Brought up by a family steeped in drug commerce. He writes some of the best prison-fight stories on the Internet.

A prisoner named Richie died and the guards didn’t find his body for two days, despite headcounts and security walks. Due to budget cuts, less sick prisoners are being seen. In a complex of 5000 prisoners, there is only one doctor who cherry picks who he wants to see. Richie had prostate cancer, medical staff decided they didn’t want to see him, so he took an overdose to end his life. I’m helping a man now who medical won’t see. He has polyps in his colon and is peeing and crapping out blood. We have reported this to the ACLU and other human-rights organisations, but they don’t even respond to us. It seems that they only get involved when there are news headlines to be made, and only immigration issues are in vogue anyway.

The Arizona Department of Corrections has not only put your book, Hard Time, onto their contraband list, but they have put it at the very top! I’ll try to get you a copy for gloating rights. It means you’ve made it, brotha, ha ha ha…

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JM said...

I am sickened by the abuse that prisoners have to endure.The plight of the inmate falls on deaf ears. "Out of sight,out of mind".

Arizona is in really bad shape and its only going to get worse with its current leadership that disregards humanity in order to save a buck and make a political statement.

When our government says we don't care about it's average citizen, prisoners will come in last every time.

Keep up the good fight Warrior.

~big jason

Anonymous said...

I find it sickening that the ACLU and other "human rights" orgs haven't responded to crys for help. I'm going to do what I can to help.

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace....But I have to agree..... Where are the Human Rights Organisations?


Zen said...

Being on the top of the banned list - a very satisfying Colditz moment, I would think.

"Well done!"

Remember when I said that you were the right man in the right place at the right time, and that jail would be the making of you?

I would say "You passed the test, Shaun!"

Long may your Light shine bright!