More Evidence of Allred Mail Tampering; Grievances Disappeared
As prisoners across Texas prepare to have their voices heard this Juneteenth, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice(TDCJ) has launched an onerous censorship campaign against some prisoners, including many held in the Allred Restricted Housing Unit(RHU). The RHU is a torture unit where people are held in isolation for years, even decades, at a time.
Recently a comrade in Allred reported not receiving the book [email protected] Power and the Struggle for Aztlán. Ey filed a grievance and the grievance just disappeared as if no book was ever sent or censored. MIM Distributors did not receive notification of this censorship either.
In an effort to establish what was going on, MIM Distributors sent a list of mail sent to this comrade on 10 February 2022. It took a month for the letter to arrive. The comrade mailed eir response on 9 March 2022. The letter was received in late May, stamped 23 May 2022! It took TDCJ 2.5 months to mail this comrade’s letter to us. And all it contained was a short note about what mail ey had received.
This is the type of behavior we are calling out in our campaign to stop censorship in Allred. In addition to the [email protected] Power book, we’ve posted reports on censorship of our Revolutionary 12 Steps pamphlet, and the TDCJ’s very own Grievance Operations Manual. We ask people on the outside to write or call to protest, you can use these examples to explain what is going on. If you really want to get involved, download our anti-censorship postcards and start collecting signatures in your area to protest this violation of basic rights.