Prison brutality must stop!


No person is sentenced to be physically and psychologically mistreated while imprisoned. No human being is sentenced to be beaten, starved, denied medical treatment or murdered. Yet, all too often that is the true and prevalent conditions of incarceration in the U.S.

keep in mind that a significant percentage of those people are imprisoned for a non-violent offense and they will return to live in society.
What would possess correctional officers at the Georgia State Prison to reportedly beat an inmate with hammers in return for his peaceful protest – of conditions at the prison? Does any living being deserve this treatment? Does anyone deserve to die a slow and painful death due to structured and intentional medical neglect for the purpose of reducing a prison’s expenses? Does anyone deserve to have their heart painfully broken as they watch their loved one suffer as they plead with prison officials for legitimate medical care for a treatable condition before it festers into a life threatening or debilitating condition? Poor medical care is the rule and not the exception to the rule. Prisoners need to be provided adequate medical care because unlike people in the free-world they have no option to the care they are provided. The deprivation of legitimate medical care is not part of a prisoner’s sentence. Every life is equal as it is precious.

To bring change, it takes a village and we at the Inmate Letter Campaign (ILC) are asking for the support of all prisoner activists and prisoner groups to make a difference. A starved, beaten or dying prisoner may not personally affect you, but we ask that you consider the impact that we could have in numbers. The prison brings out its hammers because it does not expect anyone to care about the life of a prisoner. We need to show them, in our loudest of voices, that we DO care. Will you help us?
How Can You Help?

ILC advocates on behalf of prisoners who have a documented case of serious medical neglect. You can help by emailing, faxing, and snail-mailing letters to state and federal officials stating that you oppose the abuse and poor medical care that is being imposed on a prisoner that ILC provides information about. We can accomplish our mission much faster if we have everyone's help. Our cause is very important. If 100 people contacted officials on behalf of a prisoner can you imagine the impact that can have? It makes for changes in the prisons. We are empowered and together we can accomplish what some say is impossible.

  Please join us at: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/inmate_letter_campaign

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We all need inspiration and encouragement. Sometimes just a kind word can be a blessing and it can help us get  through our darkness hour!! During those struggling times, I try to find some inspiring words to share and comfort. A good encouraging word can turn someones life around.

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I was born and raised in Detroit MI. I grew up in an unstable home. My father physically and mentally abused my mother. His abusiveness had an adverse effect on me as well as my siblings. It caused homelessness and a lot of mental anguish. It also caused a great deal of hardship and grief.

As a result, I did not attend school regularly. I developed a leaning disability. I did not like going to school. I could not read and comprehend like other kids in elementary. I struggled though middle school and eventually dropped out in the 9th grade.

 I did not get involved in any criminal activity during this time, but I wasn’t doing anything constructive with my life either. I was not interested in sports or anything else that would make my life better.

 I began smoking marijuana at around sixteen years old. I tried alcohol, but didn’t like the taste or the feeling of being drunk. So I stuck with smoking weed until I meet crack in 1984.

 My life quickly grew out of control. I lied, cheated, and stole to support my crack habit. My only purpose in life was to get high. I lost friends and family members trust and respect. Getting high was all that mattered to me.

 At twenty-seven, I committed my first felony that lead me to prison. It was one of the worse experience s of my life. I was completely lost and did not know or understand just how serious things were.

 As result of my insanity, I went to prison several more times. My last visit was indeed the lowliest and darkest periods in my life. I lost all hope about myself. Despair became my best friend as I sit in the cold jail cell. I thought of ways to end my life because I did not want to go through the pain and suffering anymore. But at my lowest moment, something happened. The Lord came and touched my heart and gave me a reason to continue on.

Today, I use my experience to help inspire and uplift others. I want my poems to glory God and give encouragement and inspiration to the "Brokenhearted"

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