Anonymous Letter to Attorney General Lynch re: Brutal Beating
Attorney General of the United States: Lorreta E. Lynch
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania, Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
June 8, 2015
On June 7, 2015, a man named XX was brutally beaten by the large group of rogue correction officers in Great Meadow Correctional facility, for no reason other than for asserting his rights by writing up the injustices that take place in this facility on a daily basis. We mess hall workers witnessed it, since it took place in the corridor right outside of the mess hall. As Mr. XX was walking out of the mess hall in the afternoon of June 7, 2015, he was approached by several officers and was told to put his hands on the wall, and he complied. They then slammed his head into the concrete wall and picked him up and body slammed him against the floor. Then a group of officers started kicking him all over the face and head and were hitting him with their sticks as well. XX was screaming hysterically as these officers continually hit him over the head with their sticks, blood splashing all over the place, and then the screaming stopped, since he was knocked unconscious. Then the officers who beat him carried him down the stairs and the officers who were in the mess hall started screaming at the mess hall workers to go to the front part of the mess hall and get against the wall, which we did.
This is the type of brutality that goes on in this place just about every day, especially against Black men. For this reason this is an anonymous letter, since at the end of the day we have to live here, and these officers here are out of control violating human rights all day long. We are afraid that they will retaliate, as they always do. But if you send officers from your agency to interview us, we will give you all of the information needed to prosecute this crime if we are transferred to other facilities.
The correction officers here at Great Meadows don't just beat the prisoners up, they kill us here, then falsify their reports claiming they were assaulted, but it's the prisoners who end up in the hospitals and morgues.
XX was carried to the SHU, where he has been ever since. They haven't even taken him to the hospital. And when they cleaned up the pool of blood in the outside corridor of the mess hall where he was brutally assaulted, there was a big piece of flesh in the blood. It was said that his teeth were knocked out.
Ms/Mrs Lynch, this savage, racist, criminal behavior, must be stopped!
Please investigate this as soon as possible!
cc: Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge, Clifford C. Holly
New York State Police Superintendent, Joseph A. D'Amico
MIM(Prisons) adds: This letter was forwarded to Under Lock & Key by the persyn who was assaulted, after receiving a copy from fellow prisoners who sent it to the Attorney General. It is a particularly brutal example of the reality of life in Amerikan prisons.