Isolation Units in Oregon
Right now I'm in IMU (Intensive Management Unit). I'm in my cell for 23 1/2 hours a day, some days I don't even get yard. IMU is for people that are violent or have to be segregated cuz they can't be in general population.
Here in IMU there is A pod, C pod and D pod. Each pod holds 48 people. Mostly the whites are here in IMU for race riots and the like. DOC usually targets white power inmates. This IMU is here at Snake River. There is another at OSP and I've heard a rumor about one being at the new prison at Madres.
B pod here at Snake is the SHU program, which stands for Special Housing Unit, which is people doing forever in a cell 23 1/2 hours a day. I personally know 2 people in the SHU that are doing the rest of their lives in there. They are NEVER gonna see mainline again. NEVER see the stars.
There's not many blacks in here. Like I said, the whites make up most of the population here in IMU. There are a good number of Latinos though.
I don't agree with all this. And I'm not just saying that cuz I'm in here, I understand fully that I'm to be disciplined if I act up. However, doing this long stretch of solitary confinement is torture and affects one's mind mentally. There are people who knew me before all the lockdown time and after. More than one person on the street told me that I came out of prison worse than when I went in. Why? Because of all this segregation. I'm more high strung. More violent. I write more sadistic poetry. For some reason all this isolation messes with the brain.
Innocence is put in segregation, and that innocence comes out being a killer.
Shut Down the Control Units