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JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE FLORIDA STYLE: SUMMARY

DEATH AND DESTRUCTION HIDDEN IN STARKE FLORIDA



Angry Citizen Plans Watch

LIST OF DEMANDS


FIRST DAY ON THE ROAD

LOCAL REACTIONS TO LONELY VIGIL

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THE PHONE CALL

EGGED BY THE GOOD PEOPLE OF STARKE

MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT

JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE - FLORIDA STYLE


OVERVIEW
OF FLORIDA'S PRISON SYSTEM

Where people found guilty of non-violent activities
live among people guilty of violence under the same rules and conditions.

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Contact Information-

Kay Lee: 321-253-3673  Email:
Kay Lee at Starke: kaylee1@charter.net

in care of: Kevin Aplin: 352-378-9836

Attorney Don Cohn:  305-324-1649  Fax: 305-324-6770

Tom Waid: 301-372-1361  Email:  waid@earthlink.net

Gov Jeb Bush: 850-488-4441
Email: fl_governor@eog.state.fl.us
His Fax: 850-487-0801.

Warden James V. Crosby Jr: 904-964-8120
email: crosby.james@mail.dc.state.fl.us
Warden Crosby's secretary:  Gwynn
Gloria in Records gave the proper fax number for Warden Crosby as
904-964-8120

Any Prisoners or family members who want to file a grievance about prison
abuses in Florida Prisons may call the Chief Inspector in the Inspector
General's office 1-800-543-5353 or 1-850-922-4637 and talk to Brenda.

 

BRUTALITY IN PRISONS OUT OF CONTROL
Starke Investigation wrongly limited to Valdes' Death in XWing,
Beatings of work camp inmates ignored.

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PRISONS ALL OVER AMERICA HIDING ABUSES
MEDICAL NEGLECT SHOULD BE OF MAJOR CONCERN:
Results of Neglect will be brought out into society when prisoners are released.
Are you SURE that's what you want?


FEDERAL MARIJUANA PRISONER
PUT IN ISOLATION IN FLORIDA STATE PRISON
FOR "WRITING LETTERS TO MIAMI HERALD."

An obvious attempt by desperate people to hide the truth.

MIAMI HERALD'S ARTICLE ON GARY BROOKS WAID


KAY LEE'S RESPONSE

August 16th, 1999

Kay Lee, aka Grandma Lee will leave Key West on Tuesday, August 17th on a journey for justice to Starke Prison near Gainesville. Ms Lee will make a brief stop in Miami to visit Joe Hart in the Miami VA and plans to be at the prison complex well before the prisoners' families begin to arrive for theironce a week visit on Saturday.

Ms Lee is making an effort to keep the investigation going until real changes are made.  Her main goal at the prison is to meet other prisoner's families and hear their personal stories.  And she wants to see Gary Waid returned to his federal prison in Texarkana.

Ms Lee is making an appeal to Gov Bush to force an investigation of prison practices in all Florida prisons and hopes this will motivate people all over the nation to demand the system make the walls of the prison industrial complex more transparent.

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Starke is under investigation for the beating death of Frank Valdes.  However, all calls to do a through investigation and clean up have been ignored.

Federal marijuana prisoner Gary B. Waid #24582-034 (illegal D.C. #0-124551) has been trying to expose abuses in the New River Work Camp in Starke in his letter writing campaign to Florida newspapers.

Last week, without warning, guards removed Mr Waid from his cell and confiscated his writing materials. Major Tyson at the prison replied to Gary's attorney's (Don Cohn Miami - 305-324-1649) questioning: "He's being held here for writing a letter to the Miami Herald." This is an obvious effort to cover up the truth.

Warden Crosby stated in a phone call received approximately 4:15 today (Monday) that the process had been started to return Gary to his cell at the Florida State Work Camp.

Gary Brooks Waid was traded to the state system last year under Executive Order #98-188 signed by Gov. Chiles. Thirty drug offenders, all model prisoners, were sent to Florida in exchange for 30 violent state inmates, with then governor Chiles claiming the deal was to save Florida money.

Florida is threatening to make Gary stay in prison an extra 18 months.At approximately $30,000 per cell per year, how in the heck does that save anyone anything? And remember, there's at least 29 more like Gary in Florida.

Mr Waid was sent to Butler upon arrival in the Florida state system, where he wrote about the deplorable conditions in that prison (aka NFRC). Starke lists his initial receipt date as 11-5-98. (re: Internet Web Site for the Florida D.O.C.
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ActiveInmates/)

Corrections Secretary Michael Moore wants to eleminate the second rate supervision of vital medical matters and the general operations in Florida prisons. How can he possibly explain this when we already know there's real human suffering within those walls?

Gary is a first time non-violent federal offender sentenced (with no drugs in evidence) to nine years for conspiracy to import marijuana.  He has never had to be punished in his entire 5 years of incarceration on the Federal level.

Gary Brooks Waid: Fed. #24582-034  Illegal DOC #124551
River Junction "Correctional" Institution Work Camp
300 Pecan Lane
Chattahoochee, FL 32324

UPDATE: GARY WAID IS NOW A FREE MAN!

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Gary tells prison stories from a refreshing new angle.  Some of his writing can be seen on his website at http://www.angelfire.com/la/kaylee/tales.html   (All stories are from his first book: "The Dancing Bears: A Smuggler's Tales From Jails.  His publisher's rewrite manuscript was 'lost' in for awhile and that is the reason the book is not available.) Gary has completed his second work, "Jimmy Duppy".

A LITTLE TASTE OF JIMMY DUPPY

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CONTROVERSY REVISITS STATE PRISON WARDEN

James V. Crosby Jr. is in the spotlight again after an inmate's death and a recent execution.
St. Petersburg Times, published July 30, 1999

2003: NOW CROSBY RUNS THE ENTIRE FLORIDA DOC

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THE PRISON INDEX

MAKING THE WALLS TRANSPARENT