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Please contact me, KAYLEE, if you
have any information concerning ex-Hamiliton Warden ROBERT "Bobby" DODD or
ex-C/O David Deas or the rapes at Hamilton CI in Jasper Florida.
This email concerns several
victims of sexual assault by a former CO at a prison in Florida.
basic facts are that there was a Corrections Officer named David Deas at Hamilton C.I. in Jasper, Florida. I know
that at least as far back as 1999 inmates complained about Deas making sexual
advances, sexual assault, battery, rape, etc.. Back then he was Food
Service Director at Hamilton
Incredibly, even with the complaints, Deas
was later transferred to the position of Classification Officer where he
had direct control of the classification of inmates. He abused his power
many times, and raped and sodomized numerous inmates. He was finally
stopped in 2003 when one of his victims told a (good) CO who actually did
something about it. This was only after years of all the other Corrections
officials doing nothing to stop him from raping numerous victims.
he was set up and caught in the act, Deas resigned his position in April
2003. He pleaded guilty to much lesser crimes of sexual contact with
inmates and received a year of house arrest and 10 years of
Four of Deas's victims are filing a lawsuit. I am sure
there are many at Hamilton (or who were there then) both employees and inmates,
who know about Deas and know of other witnesses.
We are currently trying
to locate an address for former warden Bobby Dodd so he can be served, but
are having a hard time finding him.
I appreciate anything readers
can do to help locate witnesses and information.
Please contact me, KAYLEE, If you have any information concerning
EX-Hamiliton Warden ROBERT "Bobby" DODD or EX-C/O David Deas or the rapes at Hamilton CI.
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 1:44 PM
Subject: To all the wives of prisoners
My name is Cynthia and I am emailing every lady out there that shares something in common with me, you are married to a prisoner.
I have a speech assignment for my Communications 120 class in college and I figured I would speak about those wives who have to cope with every day life without your loved one by your side.
So I am looking for women who would be willing to share their experiences. I'm asking women how they deal with life....has it been hard, easy? What do you do to stay sane, etc!
If anyone is willing to share her story with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would really appreciate it! Thank you so much for your time and consideration
PBS SPECIAL ON RAPE
I want to share the letter I received today. A film is in the making about male/female rape in prison. They need your input.
I was also contacted by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (F.A.M.M. http://www.famm.org/) about this project. You'll need to
hurry as filming is beginning almost immediately!
From ISSUES & INCARCERATION
P.O. Box 380619
Cambridge, MA 02238-0619
March 26, 2001
2683 Rockcliff Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Dear Kay, We are a film and video production company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we're producing Issues and Incarceration, a documentary concerning prison rape. We were given your name by Kobutsu Malone, whose assistance on this project has been extremely valuable.
We have recently been selected out of hundreds of applicants as one of nine projects to be funded by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Unique in American public television, Congress established a special fund to present programming that "involves creative risks and addresses the needs of under-served audiences, especially children and minorities" while granting artistic control to producers. We are now in non-stop production on
this project, which will air on PBS in early 2002.
Issues and Incarceration has been an on-going effort for more than 10 years. We have established contact with many victims of prison rape who wish to tell their stories, as well as those who have raped other prisoners and guards. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
With this project, we finally have the opportunity to influence decision-makers across the country. According to Kobutsu Malone, you have a wide network of correspondents and may be able to direct us toward someone whose story deserves to be told. Are you aware of any individuals, either incarcerated or paroled, who have been the victim of a sexual assault while in prison and might be willing to tell their story on camera? We understand the
sensitive nature of this topic, and realize you may be uncomfortable providing names to us directly. Please feel free to pass along our request to anyone who might be interested. DUE TO THE TIGHT NATURE OF OUR PRODUCTION SCHEDULE, however, WE ARE TRYING TO CONFIRM NEW SUBJECTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. (Capitols my own - kaylee)
You may call us at (617) 864-2074, e-mail us at email@example.com, or respond in writing to Issues &
Incarceration, P.O. Box 380619, Cambridge MA 02238-0619. We are literally planning our shooting in the next two weeks, so please, even if it is only with a bunch of questions, get back to us as soon as possible.
Paul Schwartz, Director
Issues and Incarceration (PBS)
Harvard Square Station
Cambridge, MA 02238