Solitary confinement

Inmate Rauda

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INMATE RAUDA CALIFORNIA "SOLITARY CONFINEMENT" I AM IN MY LATE THIRTIES, I AM NOT A CAREER OR VIOLENT CRIMINAL, I HAVE SPENT TIME IN GENERAL POPULATION AND CONTROLLED UNITS (AD-SEG, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, SUICIDE WATCH. ETC..) I HAVE SERVED MY TIME AT A FEW COUNTY JAILS AND TWO TERMS IN PRISON MULTIPLE FACILITIES, I HAVE NEVER BEEN OFFERED A PROGRAM, BEEN TO CAMP, A RANCH, OR LET OUT EARLY, I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A HOSPITAL EITHER WHY BECAUSE THE COLD TRUTH IS NO ONE CARES, IT WAS MY MANTRA IN THE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND EVEN NOW, THE TIME IN THE "HOLE" SOLITARY CONFINEMENT WAS FOR MINOR TO MAJOR VIOLATIONS SUCH AS HAVING EXTRA FOOD AND CLOTHING TO GETTING DISPECTFUL WITH STAFF TO ASSAULT OF AN OFFICER (RESISTING ARREST) MOSTLY FRIVOLOUS ACCUSATIONS BASED ON OFFICERS STATEMENTS, THE CONDITIONS I HAVE SUFFERED IN THE HOLE ARE WEEKS TO MONTHS IN A DARK CELL, NO SHOWERS, NO VISITS, NO PHONE CALLS, NO BOOKS, PENS OR PAPER, MALNUTRITION, I HAVE BEEN JUMPED AND SEVERELY BEATEN BY INMATES FOR PASSING A NOTE FROM ONE INMATE TO ANOTHER, I HAVE BEEN JUMPED BY SHERIFF DEPUTIES JAIL AND ALSO THROWN IN THE HOLE FOR THIRTY DAYS DURING THANKSGIVING, I'VE WRITTEN MANY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE A.C.L.U. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BUT NO ONE CARES, THE WORST PART OF DOING TIME IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECT, EVEN IN HERE POLICE TACTICS ARE USED FROM THE MINIMAL TO THE EXTREME SUCH AS THOSE STATED ABOVE, OFFICERS ARE NARCISSITIC AND LOVE TO KEEP CONTROL, THEY LOVE TO SEE INMATES FIGHT, LOVE TO SEE INMATES GET VICTIMIZED, RUMOURS WILL GET SPREAD, STRIP SEARCHES, PRIVELEGES TAKEN, ME PERSONALLY I SERVE TIME BY REGULAR WORKOUTS, READING, PACING UP AND DOWN MY CELL, SINGING OR RAPPING TO MYSELF WHATEVER WORKS, I HAVE GROWN A STRONG HATE FOR POLICE AND THE SYSTEM IN GENERAL, BUT I WILL NOT ALLOW IT TO INFLUENCE HOW I TREAT PEOPLE INMATES OR NOT, THE REALITY IS BECOMING INSTITUTIONALIZED, HARDENED OR WELCOMING PRISON AS A SECOND HOME AS IT SEEMS I AM CURRENTLY ADAPTING TO, I THINK I MUST DO THINGS THAT KEEP ME OUT BUT AGAIN SOMEONE MUST STRIVE FOR RIGHTS OR A WAY THAT KEEPS ALL OF US MOVING FORWARD, I FEEL THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST CHECK THEIR OWN PEOPLE AND UNTIL THEN THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS CONTINUING, WE MUST PUSH FOR A "YOU FIRST" MENTALITY OR ASK THEM TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE, LADY JUSTICE STAYS BLIND, YET HER SCALES ARE ALWAYS TIPPED IN THEIR FAVOR Transcribed: 2017-01

Author: Inmate Rauda

Author Location: California

Date: May 4, 2015

Genre: Essay

Extent: 2 pages

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