Fighting Missouri Abuse in the Courts
I just filed another lawsuit in the federal courts - Western District of Missouri - with this one being based on cruel and unusual punishment, due process violation, and a first amendment right to receive outside mail. It all stemmed from me being charged with a "threat on staff" and being placed on Special Security Orders, which allows them to take all of your property, strip you down to boxers, t-shirt and socks and force you into the cell to "earn" your property back. I slept on the floor by the door to stay warm as this took place in March 2015. I was given no soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, nor anything to clean the nasty cell with. I slept on the floor for four days before they decided to give me a mattress, pillow and two sheets. No shower for six days, and without the rest of my property for a total of eleven days. This caused the joints in my jaw to pop excessively, sometimes forcing me to forego eating for three to four days.
The due process claim comes in when the Disciplinary Hearing Officer refused to review the video tape of the incident to see that I never made the threat and instead found me guilty of the bogus violation. The First Amendment issue comes in when they continuously denied me my mail while on Special Security Orders.
This happens to at least four people a week or so. Therefore, it's up to someone to bring this illegal practice to the forefront and address it judiciously. That someone just happens to be me. I welcome any help with this litigation.