Prisoners Report on Conditions in

Wallace Unit - Texas

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[Abuse] [Wallace Unit] [Texas]
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Exposing Wallace Unit Abuses

I wanted to report some things that have gone on since Sept. 2018 I filed 4 grievances while housed on Wallace unit on the following: both cards 1/2 card AM shift refuse to turn us out to law library on time. Law library for G4 offenders is from 6:15-8:15AM daily except Tues/Thurs 6:30-8:30AM because general library runs 6:00-6:30AM Tues/Thurs. Ms. Reyna has been a helpful librarian allowing us ample time to check out a book and review periodicals at the law library. Mrs. Jones/Mrs. Wagner have been exceptional when I filed for copies of disciplinaries.

The grievance coordinator Ms. Merket hasn't been as helpful. I had sent I60s to her asking for grievance # from past dates and none come back. She did however tell me that if I was requesting documents that I must request through open records. About two weeks ago, Lt. Michael Tapscott on 2 card got upset that I filed a grievance because staff wasn't keeping withdrawals I60s, deposit slips, grievances securely there. Sgt. McQuirk was switched to 1 card PM shift. Michael Tapscott got his Lt. status back recently. Sgt. Tanner Mortensen on 2 card stated "grievances cause problems." COV Martinez/Lt. Corey Henry concurred the same thing! It is like they don't like being grieved.

Lt. Henry is our building Lt. Lt. Potter told me on 11/18/18 in front of Ms. Aguilar LVN "She doesn't need a long story" when addressing the pill window situation. On commissary day 11/18/18 between court time and 4:30PM, Sgt. Soto, Lt. Potter failed to call control J2 for pill window on E, F, and G wing. People in the day room were telling on Enriquez "Pill Window." Enriquez stated they haven't called for it. Lt. Corey Henry told me to talk to Lt. Potter that he wasn't aware that J2 G4s weren't at PM pill window. I filed the step 1 and they resolved it and started running G4s during count or when building count cleared. I talked to Ms. Hargrove LVN about the situation and she told me to breathe. Ms. Hargrove is the type of person that doesn't like me to initiate conversation. She just wants to get things done.

There is miscommunication on the unit severely on G4s. We are not afforded commissary weekly like G2s. They run OS every other week on $35.00 spend. The dates they ran us are follows: Oct 12, 24, Nov. 19. We go after J1. They don't have the holiday/hygiene pack in stock. We need to be able to go weekly. On my last unit Hightower, G4s went on Monday. Hightower is a small farm built like Wally Wallace. Lt. Henry would lock the wing if we were disorderly, etc. Major Bristow seems to participate in groupthink instead of being different from his Lt. The gang members disrespect the pigs. Mr. Alamonte sprayed an 18 year old Black man as he came out the cell for not obeying an order.

Laundry Sgt. Buske continues to screw comrades over on clothes giving them bigger sizes saying "I don't have mediums" (grievance # was filed last week)

They are mad that a comrade is exposing their deliberate indifference. Comrades are scared to file grievances.

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[Abuse] [Wallace Unit] [Texas]
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Beaten by guards until memory is lost in Texas

On Sept. 27, 2016 an inmate here at Wallace Unit (TDCJ) was smoking fake weed(K2) he supposedly got aggressive and beat up his celly. After which officers became alerted of the problem. Supposedly they sprayed him with three cans of gas after which they claimed he kept coming forward (in my opinion unlikely). So they tackle him to the ground with great force (multiple officers involved) and it doesn't stop there they continue to beat him while he is in handcuffs with metal sticks until he is K.O.... After this he is taken to the ER where he dies of a heart attack and is revived. Later he comes back to the unit barely recognizable and on top of that with little to no memory of his life, he asked for his mom who has been dead for 2yrs. They shipped him off the unit.

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