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Lamont Banks, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.
Our Special Guests for tonight's show is Retired, Lower Court Judge Donna Hamm, who is the Founder/Executive Director of Middle Ground Prison Reform, and Cindy Eigler, Director of Nation Inside, who supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States.
A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org.
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Today we discuss SOLITARY CONFINEMENT and WRONGFUL DEATHS at at BlogTalkRadio at 3pmEST on Saturday, March 28. Call (818)572-2947. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) has advocated for mentally ill Americans for ten years. Mary Neal's mentally, physically disabled brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested and murdered in 2003, and we did not learn that it is usual, ordinary and INTENTIONAL to use mentally ill people for prison profits or kill them until 2006. That is when Mary Neal founded AIMI. Please visit us at Facebook, Google+, and Care2. See also our blog "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" at http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com . At Twitter, we use @koffietime.
AIMI's advocacy experiences opposition because mentally ill people comprise over half the nation's 2.3 million inmates, and prison investors in government seem to use the nation's surveillance technology and personnel to censor the advocacy. But we are moving the fight out of their hands and taking this issue to International Court this year to win damages for up to 100 impacted families. We find it impossible to abolish slavery from within. Google "AIMI vs. USA" for more information about the International Court lawsuit to win damages for neglected, brutalized, and killed Americans who have/had mental illness. Persons who have drug/alcohol addictions and the homeless are included.
Please sign and share our petition called "AIMI v. USA" at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/713/784/918/aimi-v-usa/
Who are the Dallas 6?
At SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, some prisoners housed in the solitary confinement unit decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. They decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner dies or is brutally harmed. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as the Dallas 6. They are Andre Jacobs, Anthony Locke, Anthony Kelly, Carrington Keys, Duane Peters and Derrick Stanley. On April 28th 2010, prisoner Isaac Sanchez was subjected to a planned attack by the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) staff, forcibly removed from his cell and brutally beaten by officers in riot gear. Sanchez was subject to this attack as a result of speaking out against the abuse at Dallas prison on behalf of his fellow comrades. After being told they were next, Dallas 6 barricaded themselves in for protection and covered their cell windows. They asked for outside intervention but instead were beaten, electroshocked and peppersprayed. They filed complaints against the DOC and 3 months later, in retaliation, they were charged with riot. As revealed in the Human Rights report, there has long been a policy within the prison walls of Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to operate a corrupt administration under an iron wall of silence. The DOC, State Police, DA's office work in conjunction to railroad these men. On August 24th, 2015, these men are facing trial for these bogus charges. There is a campaign underway to dismiss the please visit scidallas6.blogspot.com for more information
Who are the Dallas 6?
At SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, some prisoners housed in the solitary confinement unit decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. They decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner dies or is brutally harmed. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as the Dallas 6. They are Andre Jacobs, Anthony Locke, Anthony Kelly, Carrington Keys, Duane Peters and Derrick Stanley.
On April 28th 2010, prisoner Isaac Sanchez was subjected to a planned attack by the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) staff, forcibly removed from his cell and brutally beaten by officers in riot gear. Sanchez was subject to this attack as a result of speaking out against the abuse at Dallas prison on behalf of his fellow comrades. After being told they were next, Dallas 6 barricaded themselves in for protection and covered their cell windows. They asked for outside intervention but instead were beaten, electroshocked and peppersprayed. They filed complaints against the DOC and 3 months later, in retaliation, they were charged with riot.
As revealed in the Human Rights report, there has long been a policy within the prison walls of Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to operate a corrupt administration under an iron wall of silence. The DOC, State Police, DA's office work in conjunction to railroad these men. There is a campaign underway to dismiss the charges and I am reaching out for awareness and support.
Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary Neal. Call (347)857-3293 to comment or ask questions.
George Mallinckrodt is a psychotherapist who formerly worked in Florida prisons counseling mentally ill inmates. He observed an alarming pattern of abuse by corrections officers and complained. He lost his job. Months later, he learned about the death by scalding of Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old black mentally ill inmate who guards scalded to death in a small shower. Rainey was tortured under a strong spray of 180°F water (water boils at 212°F). Rainey's skin had to be scraped from the shower after his body was removed. No charges were filed after Rainey's homicide, and no autopsy report was released to date. Disgusted by the lack of accountability. Mallinckrodt then published a book about abused mentally ill inmates, murderous corrections officers, and the Florida Department of Corrections called "Getting Away with Murder." Order a copy at http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Away-With-Murder-Story/dp/1500705624
"The Florida Department of Corrections is riddled with amoral, sadistic sociopaths and the people who support, enable, and cover-up their crimes." ~ @GeoMallinckrodt (Twitter)
"If what is done to mentally ill Florida inmates was done in the military, these would be considered war crimes." ~George Mallinckrodt?
Part 1 of George Mallinckrodt's interview is available for listening 24/7 at
Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass
AIMI is seeking restitution for our neglected, mistreated, tortured or killed mentally ill persons or substance abusers as well as their victims. Call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293. Join the claimants conferences on the first Sat. and Sun. of each month and allow our International Human Rights Lawyer to review your case for possible inclusion of our planned action in International Court in 2015.
Have you or a close relative or next friend experienced any of these circumstances as a result of mental illness?
a) long-term homelessness
b) medical neglect
c) psychiatric neglect or rejection for drug/alcohol treatment
e) lunacy arrests
f) denial of a fair, speedy trial with an adequate defense attorney appointed (Sixth Amendment rights)
h) long-term solitary confinement
i) torture as a jail or prison inmate
j) wrongful death, including police violence and State executions
The ten circumstances listed above are common outcomes for poor or middle class Americans with mental disabilities and substance abuse problems. Mentally challenged and drug/alcohol addicted people are often victims of crimes against humanity, which are perpetuated or ignored by the government. Their human rights must therefore be protected by the United Nations. Discriminating against people for reason of their health status and disabilities violates the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learn more about AIMI vs. USA at "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" blog at http://aimi-humanrights.blogspot.com
You are invited to call in to speak with the host on air (818) 572-2947. We praise God for His unspeakable gift, Jesus Christ, His only begotten son. We celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior this week. We thank Him for many blessings and request that He give greater understanding that ALL lives matter. Because all lives matter, all murders matter and should be treated with equal justice. What is a Christian's role in working for equal justice? Proverbs 31:8-9 gives God's answer. Nobody deserves torture or death. This is especially true of the "least" among us. Such as we do unto ONE of the least of these, His brethen, we do also unto Him (Matt. 25:40). See the poem below.
Jesus Christ's Christmas in Solitary
At Christmastime it seems so cold
to lock sick people in the hole
Mental illness is their crime
Over a million doing hard time
We sing carols about Emanuel
and His blessed Mother Mary
But Jesus' left the manger now
He's locked in solitary
"Whatever you do to the least of these,
you do also to me"
Christ shivers in His lonely cell
Every sick prisoner is He
What will we do to rescue our Lord
and save Him from His plight?
God gave His Son to restore us all
Let's treat His brethren right
by Mary Neal - all rights reserved
Your input is invited at (347) 857-3293 at Human Rights Demand.
The UN Committee Against Torture will review the USA on Nov. 12 and 13 in sessions that will be webcast live. The USA is one of 156 States parties to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and must undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts. The Committee will engage in a dialogue with the US gov delegation and also hear from NGOs.
The Nov. 12 CAT review is archived at the first link below:
On Nov. 13, see this link
The U.S.A. articulates the absolute prohibition of torture in America. See an article published by Solitary Watch: "U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: 'There Is No Systemic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States'”
The questions the United Nations Comittee asked on November 12 regarded a range of subjects, including the War on Terror camps, police brutality, the Ferguson protests, and solitary confinement of mentally ill people. Please call with your opinions about the proceedings and what changes you would like to see made in order to comply with the the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary Neal - Call (347)857-3293 to speak on air. Today's guest is Brenda Anderson, a woman who spent her young years in Texas correctional facilities after protecting herself against three men who tried to rob her after watching her cash a check. Brenda was openly lesbian at the time and feels that her prosecution for self-defense was based on her gay lifestyle rather than on her shooting one of the men. She was also outspoken for human rights of prisoners as an inmate. Brenda's horrific torture as a U.S. inmate was recounted in an article in "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog at http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/10/aimi-vs-usa-b-anderson-claimant.html
Brenda Anderson is one of the claimants in "AIMI vs. USA", which will present up to 100 cases of discrimination, brutality and wrongful deaths against mentally ill Americans in International Court in 2015.
Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass
Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real features our host, a man who was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years, 15 of them in solitary confinement - from 1968 to 2013. Call-in at (347) 857-3293 Fridays between 6:30pm and 8:30 pm EDT. Strozier was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends broke into an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was incarcerated at age 10. His sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard as a teenager in an adult facility. Strozier's warden told him he would die in prison, but he did not. Strozier changed. Strozier became a Christian in the 1980s, then graduated from high school, became a certified cook and brick mason, and got married while still behind bars. Prison officials and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles recognized the change in Strozier and eventually paroled him. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, and attends church regularly. Strozier has many interesting stories to tell that inspire youths to avoid incarceration and motivate released prisoners not to recidivate. Email Johnny Strozier at JohnnyR.Strozier@gmail.com
Hear Strozier's debut broadcast of June 3, 2014, archived at Blogtalkradio for access any day or time.
Dr. Anita Harris says her 15-year-old grandson, Dawntrae Williams, who had the size and mentality of a 10-year-old, was told to drop the machete and walk toward SWAT officers, which he did immediately. Nevertheless, they opened fire . . . Join us Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 3pm EDT when we will hear the full story about Williams' death as relayed by his family. The developmentally delayed, mentally ill Gwinnett County, Georgia teen was killed on December 19, 2011. Please call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air. Your questions and comments are welcome.
At Human Rights for Prisoners March, we:
~Advocate for adequate defense, fair trials, drug courts, mental health courts, post-conviction DNA tests, safe and humane incarceration, and successful re-entry.
~Advocate against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and correctional officers, solitary confinement, children tried and sentenced as adults, criminalizing mental illness, inadequate health care, wrongful convictions, law of parties, three-strikes law, enforced prison labor, and capital punishment.
Join the plaintiffs' conference for "AIMI vs. USA" on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month at 9:00am PDT. Use our FreeConferenceCall.com dial-in no. (605)562-0020, Meeting I.D. Code 992-212-650. If that fails, the backup number is (805)360-1075. You can also connect at Blogtalkradio (347)857-3293. AIMI will present cases in International Court in 2015, seeking restitution for our neglected, mistreated, tortured or killed mentally ill persons or substance abusers as well as their victims. Join the plaintiffs and allow our International Human Rights Lawyer to review your case for possible inclusion. Violations against the civil and human rights of America's people with brain issues deserve international attention.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass
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