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Lumley, the ass end of Peeville

Lumley, the ass end of Peeville

I’m starting the HALL OF SHAME for guards who refuse to wear masks here. L. Garcia, lets start with you. This guard went his entire shift with no mask! There will be more.

Today started with my morning jog as usual. I’m as deaf as a post, but I could hear a loud banging coming from the SMI cage on A yard. I was close enough to see this poor girl flailing her fists against the glass, and could hear her scream. No one was paying any attention. I went to the guard shack and said *do you hear that?* The guard just shrugged.

Later I went by and saw them chain her up, to load her into yet another cage. People were not meant to be treated like this. You’ve heard the expression *meaner than a junkyard dog*? Is this the way our government cares for the mentally ill? Mans’ inhumanity to man….or woman.

More medical nightmares

More medical nightmares

Dateline Cruz: I was diagnosed with back injury and anklosing spondilitis. I resisted the spinal shots they wanted to give me, but I was in 24 hour unrelenting pain. The first shot went ok but did not give me pain relief. The 2nd almost killed me. When the doctor put the needle in I immediately knew something was wrong…then he rammed it home and I felt like I was struck by lightning. I screamed but he didn’t stop.

When I got back to the prison and checked in, I told them I was losing bladder control and wasn’t able to feel my legs fully. They dismissed my concerns then and continued to do so later.

As I found out 6 months later, I had 5 out of 6 symptoms that should have gotten me to an emergency room. I was incontinent but they gave me no diapers, my legs would give out and I was frequently falling. One time I hit my head and was unconscious for an hour. I described my symptoms as *sitting on a Weber BBQ*. The provider refused me a wheelchair, lay-in food tray, pain pills, or diapers.

As with most medical issues acquired in prison, I’ll have to wait for treatment until I go home. Cruelty thy name is prison.

Access to the Court denied

Access to the Court denied

(From lady on Lumley) I have been denied full access to the Court of Appeals because of, I believe, being indigent, filing grievances and being housed on closed custody. I have legal copies of DOC logged mail to/from courts. They delayed legal mail two months because I did not write legal mail on the LEFT corner of the envelope. My PCR case was dismissed because the deadline was not met, although I can prove by the log I mailed it in plenty of time. I received the docket report and compared it to the DOC legal log book, and it does not match. If you are on closed custody you don’t have a chance of getting any legal work done here.

Diary of Lumley continues

Diary of Lumley continues

11-10-20 I guess this is a normal morning here. In the local A yard crazy ward we were locked down because one of them decided to run around naked. That caused a stir. Then the DOCs idea of painting the interior of the cells cracked me up. An army of inmates came in...

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Welcome to Lumley

Welcome to Lumley

In the first 48 hours I was chained, put in a dark paddy wagon, thrown into a filthy cell on B yard, accosted by three closed custody inmates armed with spray bottles of disinfectant, had a blanket stolen, asked for help from guards who just watched, gassed by smoke...

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Retaliation?

Retaliation?

We've been getting messages about an inmate who has been transferred from her "home" unit to 48-hour closed custody on Lumley. She has been there now for 4 days. At least 1 email didn't make it past the DOC censors but these did. Here is what we've heard in her own...

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Tiffany’s Cancer Travail

Tiffany’s Cancer Travail

Another botched diagnosis, with accompanying malpractice, by DOC's medical provider. We'll let Tiffany tell her own story. She had the foresight to compile a diary. "In April of 2020, I noticed a lump in my right breast. I immediately put in an HNR to have it...

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Cancer Patient Gets Ticket for Sleeping

Cancer Patient Gets Ticket for Sleeping

This one even amazes us. Helena received a MAJOR ticket from the night guard, for sleeping through his kicking her bed frame at 4:00am! The DHO (0fficer in charge of major tickets), told Helena at her hearing, "That will teach you for disrespecting an officer when...

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