Infrastructure Nightmares

 

Introduction to this Topic by the Editor

I need to give you a little background on Perryville so this will be more understandable. This prison was built in the early 1970’s by male inmates, for male inmates. The women didn’t come here until about 1990. AS in all government, the cheapest bid got the job. By all reports, this prison was raised fast, and I suspect, with the minimum of supervision of the builder/inmates. These are eye witness reports from the current women residents.

Explaining the Shower Picture

 

This is an accurate sketch of a real shower in “B” yard, Santa Cruz unit. Do you see the loose wires hanging in the lower door jamb? I was told they were “live” because this shower light is still on. I won’t test this theory! I’ve tried to portray all the standing water in front of those wires. All the shower units have standing water because the drains are all plugged.

Standing water = black mold we see everywhere

When inmates complained about the condition of this shower, they just took off the door and left it open. In the shower next to this one (not pictured) is the same filth.

The regulators (hot and cold) will not engage so moving the handle from Hot to Cold does nothing. The temperature the DOC sets is what you get. In the winter the water is cold and in the summer, it’s hot. The water pressure would increase dramatically if they would soak the shower heads in Lime-aWay to remove 50 years of accumulated minerals.

Perryville Kitchen Under Investigation by Dept. of Health

Perryville Kitchen Under Investigation by Dept. of Health

We have a report that Complex kitchen failed every test administered by the department. What horrified them the most was the rat infestation and their excrement in the inmate’s food.

According to the inmate workers, that had been happening for years, but Trinity covered it up whenever inspections were due. They got advanced notice prior to outside Inspectors coming. This time, they weren’t tipped off and justice was served.

Complex kitchen is to be completely gutted and rebuilt.

Does DOC discriminate against women regarding SB 1310?

Does DOC discriminate against women regarding SB 1310?

Read the full version of this excellent article by Jimmy Jenkins, Arizona Republic 9-21-21.—Ed.)

SB 1310 offers early release for low-level drug offenses and drug paraphernalia. To take advantage of this, a prisoner must complete a programming class.

Courtney Wilson, who was incarcerated at Perryville from June 2018 to September 2019, recounts her story. Wilson was told she qualified for 1310 release credits, but the necessary programming was NOT available at Perryville. She said many of the women at Perryville who were eligible for early release had given up hope. ‘It’s really frustrating, because they pass a law to release some of the population, but every step of the way, the DOC would put up roadblocks to keep you from taking advantage of it.’ ‘It makes you really cynical’, she said, ‘because you know they don’t have your best interests at heart. The DOC just warehouses people…. there’s no rehabilitation.’

*CRITICAL staff shortage at Perryville*

*CRITICAL staff shortage at Perryville*

All units report staffing at a record low point. Graveyard shift officers are forced to stay for day duty. Retired personnel begged to return. Parole officers bribed with overtime pay to work weekends and nights. All reports point to PERRYVILLE BARELY FUNCTIONAL.

Only One Plumber?

Only One Plumber?

Only one plumber in P'ville holds up all shower restoration! Here we go again. Our high-placed source, explains why the women in all medium units are functioning with only a few scarce showers. This overdue, and very necessary demolition/restoration, of the...

Why my best friends are CNN news anchors

Why my best friends are CNN news anchors

I am a prisoner at Perryville. Arizona Department of Corrections is infamous for its nonexistent mental health care. The women live in a dark place, isolated and alone, which is only exacerbated by Covid restrictions. Recently, I was transferred to the Lumley unit,...

A Few Short Stories

A Few Short Stories

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An Amputee Tells Her Story

An Amputee Tells Her Story

I had my leg amputated above the knee on 7-30-21. This nightmare starts on Lumley, the most horrible unit on the planet. DW Bendel's motto is "I don't care," in fact he's quoted as saying that in Townhall meetings. There is only one ADA shower on the whole unit, and...

Exclusive: ACLU coming back to Perryville for trial preparation!

Exclusive: ACLU coming back to Perryville for trial preparation!

The ACLU will be visiting Perryville in the next few weeks, to have their medical and mental health experts review patient records. As you know, we have reported that Judge Silver is taking the DOC to trial on November 1st for flagrant violations of Parson v. Ryan. On...

The Mom Network: DW Bendel has to go!

The Mom Network: DW Bendel has to go!

We here at this site, affectionately refer to the Moms that report on info from their daughters, as the "Mom Network." These gals are a force to be reckoned with. They are hoppin' mad that their medium custody daughters are treated like closed custody inmates. Their...

Judge Silver to AZDOC: “See you in court!”

Judge Silver to AZDOC: “See you in court!”

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Parole Officers Pull Overtime Duty at Perryville to Keep it Running

Parole Officers Pull Overtime Duty at Perryville to Keep it Running

In a desperate move to keep yards open, and not locked down due to the staff shortage, the DOC is offering overtime pay to parole officers. They've tried everything from bonuses to hiring teenagers, and this is the latest effort. A guard can now make more money...

What Perryville Has in Common with Florida Condo Disaster

What Perryville Has in Common with Florida Condo Disaster

Thanks to all the structural engineers on CNN, we now know what to call the crumbling concrete in Peaville..... spalling. Spalling starts when the concrete is exposed to wet conditions repeatedly, and the rebar that gives the concrete stability rusts. The rust causes...

10 Ambulances in 24 Hours at Peaville!

10 Ambulances in 24 Hours at Peaville!

We've had multiple reports from families and staff, about the brutal heat emergencies in the women's prison. A staff member at Lumley Unit said three 911 calls were issued in two hours! A woman allegedly broke her ankle on one of the yards, trying to fix swamp...

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