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From Santa Cruz: Notes of Despair

From Santa Cruz: Notes of Despair

Overheard on 2-10-21.

  • ” My roommate has started cutting herself again.”
  • “Is this Arizona’s idea of rehabilitation and re-entry????”
  • “I feel meaner than a junkyard dog.”
  • “D yard has had 3 fistfights over a shower. This yard only has 5 working showers for 197 girls”
  • “These idiots have a tier schedule that doesn’t allow for COIII office hours!! How do I see them?!”
  • “I work during the day and there is no rec time in the evening…why don’t I get rec!!”
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, but we do have a letter smuggled out from Lumley. This is her story.–Ed.

On Tuesday, Feb. 9th Lumley mediums were locked down at 7:15 am without warning, and without breakfast. Feeding pod by pod, it took till 9 am for all to be fed….usually breakfast is from 5 am to 6 am. When we asked what was going on, the guards said, “We don’t know, they didn’t tell us.”

The cell doors were opened again at 1:00 pm (usually noon) and we were told to line up for lunch…..it took until almost 3 pm to finish feeding. No rec time or shower time until 6 pm, and then there was mass confusion about lockdown.

It actually got worse the next day, Wednesday. They didn’t let us out for breakfast till 9 am!!! None of the workers went to their jobs, medical appointments were missed, and the girls were hungry! Meanwhile, on the yard, the “Keystone Cops” led by Barney Fife were milling around with their thumb up their ass. We could hear the guards wondering what to do, and complaining about the lack of leadership. Finally at 9:35 am we lined up for chow and didn’t come back till 10:30 am.

It got worse. We were told that we’d only get 1 and a 1/2 hours out of our cell ALL DAY! What? Since when are we in Closed Custody??? And we’re to be ESCORTED everywhere? We didn’t get out for lunch until 3:15 pm! wtf.

Channel 3 TV reported that the cause of the men’s escape was that only a fraction of guards were there….they are short-staffed. Why punish the girls???? Our families are calling Central Office, the warden, and the deputy warden about this.*

Karma’s a Bitch

Karma’s a Bitch

(Update on 71 year old abuse victim–see prior story)

“After I was strangled by that young woman, I was put in a cell by myself. It gave me time to decompress and recover. I then started to worry about what kind of inmate they would put in my cell. The evil person that choked me was smug because she got exactly what she wanted with no ticket or censor.

Then along came Justice. My new roommate is a wonderful young lady. She is a non-violent parole violater, and very sweet. Meanwhile, the bad seed got her new roommate….a career criminal thug that was not going to take any nonsense from her. In fact, the conversation went like this, *I ain’t no little ol’ lady you can beat up %+#@er, and if you look cross-eyed at me, me and my friends will @$ and % your !*=@$ !*

Isn’t payback grand?

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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Open Letter to My Deputy Warden

Open Letter to My Deputy Warden

I'd like to address the frivolous and arbitrary tickets given on San Carlos unit. I find it curious that I could go years with a completely clean disciplinary record, and get two tickets in one week on Carlos. Neither ticket was based on written policy. Since when...

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