Questions & answers:
Q: My son is in prison in North Carolina. Just recently while checking his status, I noticed he had a sex act infraction, I can’t believe he would engage in a sexual act with another man. I want to ask him but don’t know how. What should I do?
A: Well as the saying goes. A mother knows her child best. If you feel your child is not the type that would engage in homosexual encounters, your hunches are more than likely right. North Carolina Department of Public Safety are notorious for writing these misconduct tickets falsely. Then posting them on their public website. From 2009 up until 2010 alone over 2,393 of these (B-6) “sex act” infractions were written. Female prison guards that are usually assigned to a post directly in front of prisoner’s shower, or personal area issue these infractions saying the prisoner was masturbating. More than likely there wasn’t any hanky-panky going on with your son and another prisoner. Consult with him. He knows about the website. Your son will understand his moms concern.
Q: I just recently went to visit my boyfriend at a medium custody prison. I haven’t seen him in over two years. As I was nearing the entrance, I was stopped by a female prison guard that stated my clothes was inappropriate, for visitation. As I looked this female officer over. I noticed her pants was way tighter than mine, and she had enough make up on to paint a whole room. What’s the difference between how I was dressed versus the way she was dressed.
A: I am familiar with your experience, and have seen it happen on a number of occasions. The difference is you are dressed in your normal clothing wear you obviously find confronting. Whereas the female prison employee is more than likely in violation of the prisons dress code for her continuing employment. North Carolina offers a strict policy for inappropriate female dressing in the policy & procedure manual. Still females are allowed to dress seductively as well as enticingly. My guess is she was allowed to do this for two major reasons.
1) On the job relationships with administrators etc.,
2) Soliciting their bodies for $10. Fees in states like North Carolina that charge for supposedly misconduct.
Q: I was recently classified as a strategic threat group member (STG) by the North Carolina prison system. The prison claims that I reached this status because they observed me hanging with gang members. They place gang members in the blocks with, general population, and everywhere else. You can’t help but mix and mingle with them. I am not a gang member. What should I do?
A: I’ve met my fair share of prisoners that has been wrongly classified this way. My first advice to you is educate yourself on your obligate rights. Secondly I would advice you to write the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Section. Inform them of this widespread issue that plagues so many of North Carolina prisoners. The best way to get better results is have your family go to their website. www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/ or write to U.S Department of justice. Civil rights division. Special litigation section – PHB – 950 Pennsylvania, Avenue, NW. Washington, Dr. 20530.
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Willie Worley Jr
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