AND WE'RE NOT DONE YET!
Award for the Spirit!
TO The Capitol Hill Clan:
We aren't going to take what is going on in these prisons lightly and we are forming groups [and unity among the groups] that number in the thousands. We will be at the polls on election days and we are going to speak and speak loudly. This inhumane torture isn't going to continue too much longer and can be stopped tomorrow if you people will get your head out of the sand.
Well, the people, or rather the USSC, elected a president but, that won't happen again either. The people are speaking loud and clear and they are going to speak louder. Ida Hennesey
Award for the Soul!
Hi Kay. I've noticed it's much too common to find that people on the other side of the fence, including our families at times, don't understand the fears, the hurts, the tears, the just plain heartbreak that honestly consumes us when we know what is going on behind those closed doors and we can't get to them to help them anymore. Scareyyyyy to say the least!!!
I believe in my heart if it hadn't been for the people in this forum [that I belong to] helping me thru this last year, I wouldn't be on this earth right now. BUT, we are making a notice more than ever before and we aren't thru yet!!! :):)
Award for the Unity!
Friends and Family of Prisoners
Joyce is referring to our support forum - "FRIENDS & FAMILY OF PRISONERS: and I ditto what she said, because if not for them, I would have been a dead duck by now. Lindy
Award for the Spunk!
STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK!
From: Cannabis Action Network
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 9:23 PM
To: Jodi James; Kay Lee
RE: CHERYL WOODS' SON
CAN has filed a public information request with Commander Brown at the Sharpes (Brevard County Correctional Facility) to obtain all written policies regarding visitation of family members.
Our attorney Gary Edinger has today, filed a letter of intent to sue the jail administration as they have so far not responded to the request. This was done after Cheryl Woods was arbitrarily denied court ordered contact visits to her 14 year old son who has been held without bail for over a year awaiting trial.
For Immediate Release
April 23rd 2001
To ALL News Media
Contact Kevin Aplin (321) 255-9790
Cheryl Woods(863) 221-1466
Mother to Protest Treatment of Juvenile Son at
Brevard County Detention Center
Friends and supporters of Cheryl Woods will join her outside the Brevard County Detention Center at 12:30pm on Wednesday April 25th in Sharpes, FL to protest mistreatment by guards of her son Brian Woods.
Brian has been held without bail for 17 months while
awaiting trial, charged with the attempted murder of a
correctional officer during a burglary. Brian who was 13 at the time of his arrest has been involved in 25 separate incidents since his incarceration that generated reports. He has been pepper sprayed then left unwashed for days, badly bruised and has repeatedly been placed in lock down. Brian has been diagnosed with A.D.D. and has been denied adequate mental health care.
Cheryl Woods said, "I believe my son may be receiving unfair treatment because the victim in my son's alleged crime is a correctional officer."
In December of 2000 Commander Brown informed Cheryl Woods that she was no longer allowed to have contact visits with her son. When Ms Woods asked for a copy of the rules and regulations concerning visits, this was denied.
On January 10th 2001 with counsel for both parties present Circuit Judge Stein signed an order restoring contact visits. The following day this was rescinded at the request of Commander Brown with no notification to the parties. Commander Brown alleges that Ms Woods encouraged her son to fight back if guards gave him any more problems; Woods denies this and has filed a complaint about the incident with the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
A public records request to Commander Brown filed in
February for written rules and regulations regarding visits
to the jail have gone un-answered.
Protesters are asking for a full investigation into the
treatment of juveniles at the facility, that contact visits be restored to Cheryl Woods and that the administration answers the public records request as required by FL statutes.
Sign Brian Wood's Petition