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www.prisoncensorship.info is a media institution run by the Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons. Here we collect and publicize reports of conditions behind the bars in U.$. prisons. Information about these incidents rarely makes it out of the prison, and when it does it is extremely rare that the reports are taken seriously and published. This historical record is important for documenting patterns of abuse, and also for informing people on the streets about what goes on behind the bars.

We hope this information will inspire people to take action and join the fight against the criminal injustice system. While we may not be able to immediately impact this particular instance of abuse, we can work to fundamentally change the system that permits and perpetuates it. The criminal injustice system is intimately tied up with imperialism, and serves as a tool of social control on the homeland, particularly targeting oppressed nations.

[Abuse] [Great Meadow Correctional Facility] [New York]
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Anonymous Letter to Attorney General Lynch re: Brutal Beating

7/7/2015
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.

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[Control Units] [Great Meadow Correctional Facility] [New York]
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Corruption and Retaliation in New York

Dear Mr. Goord, Mr. Malone, Governor Pataki, and Reverend Sharpton,

There is very serious problem going on here in Comstock Prison. On June 6, 2004, I was set up by Sergeant Brown and his gang, who took me into a strip frisk room and put some dope on me. They told me that I'm going down if I don't go into the hearing and make a deal. On the day of the hearing, the hearing officer was already aware to make a compromise with me if I plead guilty. So I did and received four months but that is not the biggest issue.

The biggest issue is that they have me in a special housing unit (SHU) with claims of me being an Al Qaeda member. They are treating me like the prisoners in Abu Ghraib Prison. They gave me one old ripped up mattress, no bucket to receive hot water to wash up, no net bags, no boxes, no toilet paper, a dirty filthy cell with no kind of cleaning supplies. The toilet bowl is extremely filthy and most of the time they don't feed me. They place empty trays on the gate so that on camera, it looks like they're feeding me.

These are untrained, rude, racist and rebellious people who are decorating themselves in blue and green uniforms and saying that they are promoting democracy and justice. They say they're watching over criminals. Let the records reflect that these prison guards are doing this wickedness to me on the order of their supervisor, whom I have a complaint on. They are doing this in retaliation. They know fully well that I am a Muslim and not any member of Al Qaeda but that is their excuse to cause me great harm and suffering. This is the same evil mentality that caused great harm to the people of Iraq. These are the same people who jumped on Malcolm X's grandson. These are the same unruly, arrogant, outlaw, racist people who are Klansmen hiding behind government uniforms.

When they pass my cell, they burst out in laughter and make racial epithets. They also prevent me from writing to anyone to obtain relief. From this day on, I assure you that these guys who have decorated themselves in blue uniforms must stay away from me. I will go straight above these Rumsfields because they are the ones who are giving out orders. They know what is going on so I will go over their heads. I won't write to them anymore. They never remedy any situation when it comes to prisoners.

I request a serious investigation into this serious matter.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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