Prisoners Report on Conditions in

Ferguson Unit - Texas

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[Religious Repression] [Ferguson Unit] [Texas]

Lockdown to Punish Those Fasting During Ramadan

I'm on lock during the month of Ramadan because I'm Muslim and I'm fasting. I've written grievances (I-60s) to Warden Vondra, the head Warden, and to Warden Clark concerning the Ramadan service for the Muslims on Ferguson Unit. Isn't it some type of violation for them to lock us down during the month of Ramadan? It started on 18 June 2015 [reported 7 July 2015].

They also have violated the right for us taking showers too because they have exceeded the limitation of 72 hours between shower access. While we have been on lockdown for the Muslims who are fasting we have been getting regular Johnnys along with the rest of the unit. It seems like they want us to break our fast and they don't bring us no type of cold water or nothing else to eat when our fast is broken. I feel that is wrong and the Muslims are being discriminated on Ferguson Unit. When we are on lockdown the Christians get to go to their service without any question being asked. I'm asking if I can get some type of help on this matter.

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