Behind Bars and Forgotten
Hello All, I have 2 Mom's in crisis, I need to find some help for both of them, I am
usually working with parents whose kids died from substance abuse.
Mom #1 lives in Washington State, son in jail in Portland Ore. he's bipolar, about 19 or 20 yrs. old, isn't taking his meds, heroin is his drug of choice,
he wants methadone treatment when he gets out. His Mom says he's getting psycho w/o his meds, she is very worried, feels helpless, needs someone to help her find some answers & resolutions.
Mom #2 lives in Wash State also, son in prison for 5 yrs for allegedly (28 yrs old, never finished HS) spanking girlfriends son ... she asked him to do it, has prior prison for bad check writing, probably bipolar (Mom is & so are many relatives) he was put in hole naked, w/o blankets or anything for
laughing at another inmate who rubbed his feces all over himself. Mom is frantic, son is becoming more depressed, no meds', no psychiatric tests.
If anyone out there can help these mom's with support &/or suggestions where to get help, please let me know ASAP. Both are afraid for sons.
I've been thinking about the spiritual doubts we are struggling with and now I've had a chance to collect my thoughts about the unfairness of life. We need the truth to show there is a terrible problem with our loved ones behind bars. You may not know that there are 2,500 men and women who are under the 1983 sentencing guidelines which came under the Parole Commission. WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THEY ARE FORGOTTEN TODAY!
We, as a nation, believe in total fairness in life, yet some individuals suffer in proportion to their wrongs and others do not. Let's be reminded here, there are men and women who have done their time, but because they are under the Parole Commission, they are still behind bars. The Parole Commission has the POWER to keep them there.
For example, a man who was tried and convicted by a jury and sentenced by a judge can find his sentence extended by a shocking number of years, ignoring completely the intent of the trial jury and judge. Reasons used by the Parole Commission for their devastating aggravations of sentences? They can be things as simple as a Disciplinary Report for lingering over lunch in the chow hall or waiting too long to get a haircut. Although such an infraction of the rules results in immediate punishment, such as solitary confinement for a certain period of time, the Parole Commission uses the record of such DRs to add from one to five years to an existing sentence.
Where is the justice? In view of these and many other incidents which abridge the orders of courtsacross the state we feel the time has come to investigate this agency. Since they arbitrarily choose to spend our tax monies holding people in prison long after their sentences should have been completed, they own us an explanation of each of these delays.
Please help us to make a stand here on the side of honesty and integrity! Contact your Governor, your local legislator, and your local media. Let them hear your voice!
Thank you for reading my letter.
FREEDOM AND PEACE FOR OUR LOVED ONES BEHIND BARS.
From the Wife of a Prisoner,
Mrs. Anthony Helen Peek
Helen Peek believes in Angels
And so do I!
If you know a prisoner who should have already been released,
Contact me, Let's tell the storyKay Lee,