Prisoners Report on Conditions in

South Dakota Prisons

Got a keyboard? Help type articles, letters and study group discussions from prisoners. help out 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.

[Gender] [Abuse] [Civil Liberties] [South Dakota]

P.R.E.A. Complaints Being Blocked in SD

Hello, there is a notification for the Prison Rape Elimination Act(P.R.E.A.) auditor which states that we may mail them P.R.E.A.-related letters free of charge and to request our Jail Administration for a private conversation. This caught my attention because there’s been incidents that are relevant that I’ve been trying to talk about with someone for 3 years now. It’s such a hard thing to do when attempts to do so are so frequently thwarted.

I have had my P.R.E.A.-related mail returned to me and was denied (at first) an audience with the P.R.E.A. facility auditor when she visits in June. I honestly figured this would happen to me (again), so I kept very accurate records of everything. Even one of my P.R.E.A.-related grievances was denied. So much for Zero Tolerance, right?

This is the beginning of my writings. I also want to reach out to the A.C.L.U. I’m waiting for my lawyer to come on Thursday as well as the facility auditor in June.

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