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.

Tidbit from Lumley

Tidbit from Lumley

Our intrepid reporter from there, has this to say. “I’ve been on 4 units in Perryville, and have never seen such lack of dissemination of information. On every other Unit they take notes of the Townhall meeting, type it up, and post on a bulletin board for everyone to see. I’ve asked others who have been on Lumley a long time, and they say its always been that way. It should stop being that way. Let all the inmates know what’s going on where they live.”

A robust supply of feminine hygiene products at Perryville? NOT!

A robust supply of feminine hygiene products at Perryville? NOT!

Why ADC’s continued stinginess with TP, pads, and tampons?? We don’t get it. Carlos has intermittent problems with supply, Maria has complaints about them, as does Cruz. Recently, we’ve had letters from Lumley about supply issues. Each Lumley inmate gets 2 TPs per week delivered to them. If they need more, they are supposed to find them at the bubble. But women say officers are “always out”. The same with pads and tampons. One gal wrote us, “I asked the guard in the bubble for pads, and he sullenly said ‘I’m eating’,” He wouldn’t even put his sandwich down to pass her some pads. Unfortunately, stories like this are repeated all over the women’s prison.

An Open Letter in support of Prison Oversight Bill

An Open Letter in support of Prison Oversight Bill

To Molly Gill/MGill@FAMM.org. Your article in the Republic, “This is the only way to clean up our squalid prisons”, was outstanding! You hit every nail on the head. Infrastructure in Perryville is more than crumbling…it’s downright dangerous to live here.

What I wouldn’t give for a water safety analysis of the water that flows through the pipes. Is there any way to get one?? The guards, staff, and contractors all drink bottled water. The female ASU volunteers on Cruz were called into the yard office and told NOT to drink the water. That’s just one example.

The female inmate population has an inordinate amount of cancer, stomach problems, and thyroid deficiencies than the outside public. Are the food AND water not fit for human consumption? We hope Rep. Walt Blackwell’s prison oversight bill is passed. Readers, please tell your friends and family to contact Mr. Blackwell and give your support!

BREAKING NEWS: FREE AT LAST WE ARE FREE AT LAST!

BREAKING NEWS: FREE AT LAST WE ARE FREE AT LAST!

Early Thursday morning, Deputy Wardens on Maria, Lumley and Cruz, made the rounds to deliver the good news. No more all day lockdowns, kennel rec, or dehumanizing rules to break the spirit of the women! Thank you readers, and thank you to our sponsors of this website....

Lumley–Living the Nightmare!

Lumley–Living the Nightmare!

(From our inmate star reporter, A yard, Lumley Unit.--Ed.) The draconian rules change every day and with each officer....nothing is consistent or follows the so-called schedule. For instance, A-yard rec was supposed to be from 6 am to 9 am. Oops! Did they forget about...

Arizona Dept. of REHABILITATION and RE-ENTRY? What Crap!

Arizona Dept. of REHABILITATION and RE-ENTRY? What Crap!

What a joke! How does keeping Medium women locked in their cells for most of the day help with "rehabilitation"? How do the DOC clowns live with themselves with such lies in their name? Does raking dirt and rock deliver a better resume' when they try to get a job on...

Women’s Rec time cut from 13 hours to 2 and a half

Women’s Rec time cut from 13 hours to 2 and a half

Medium ladies used to get out at 5 am to count at 11 am. Then out from noon to 4 pm count, and out at 5 pm to 8 pm lockdown for the night. On 2-9-21 the DOC put up an elaborate schedule for separate main yard/tier out-of-cell time. Main yard rec means, you go to main...

Director Shinn makes ALL medium custody inmates’ life miserable

Director Shinn makes ALL medium custody inmates’ life miserable

Dear readers, it's not just the girls that were thrown into the burnbag, but the boys too. Shinn was red faced because of the recent escape, so he decided to take it out on all medium inmates, because that was the custody level that escaped. DOC's usual knee jerk...

More cruelty from the DOC

More cruelty from the DOC

Just when you think the inmates can't take anymore, the DOC delivers more pain. Because the Florence prison screwed up and let 2 male inmates escape, the DOC is determined to take it out on the girls too. We are waiting for our sources on Maria and Cruz to come in,...

The men ruin everything for the women….again

The men ruin everything for the women….again

Through the years, the men have been responsible for food and hygeine items being eliminated from the store menu. The men make hootch out of something (i.e. corn, potatoes, sugar, oranges, apples, etc ect.) and the women get that taken away from them too. The men use...

WTF–Surprise Attack!!

WTF–Surprise Attack!!

The DOC is now anti-art. Today Central Office issued an edict to take away ALL ACRYLIC PAINTS! Inmates can no longer express themselves through art. A swarm of guards stormed the women's' home to take away every bottle of paint they ever purchased. TONS of money in a...

Inmates have to outfit R and A women because the DOC doesn’t

Inmates have to outfit R and A women because the DOC doesn’t

The ladies in Perryville have the added financial burden of furnishing basic supplies to the new people. This is an example of letters we are getting a lot of. My new roommate came to my cell with virtually NOTHING. All she had was one tattered blanket, a comb with 4...

Lockdown Lumley

Lockdown Lumley

We were able to obtain the lockdown times for those poor unfortunate mediums (medium custody inmates) on Lumley. These mediums are treated worse than anyone! These are all the times that the main yard is closed. No movement to store, education, property, medical, or...

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ah, life in the funny farm. The padded cell. Men in white coats. Butterfly nets. All the old jokes about where the mentally ill are stashed. Arizona stashes them in PRISON! Yep, dogs in kennels are treated better than these poor unfortunates. In fact, the cages where...

Recent Lies

Recent Lies

Two articles worth your attention and a reality check from someone on the inside:2 supervisors are fired 1 charged with assaulting inmate 11-21-20 How virus spread in Tucson prison unit 11-22-20 The LIES. 1) Stop internal movement of inmates, deep clean every week,...

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