8 24 20 :HEAT CRISIS GBCI-Prisoners not allowed fans.
below are relevant parts of letters- I alerted many during high heat days end of July and see we have to rev up efforts to get any action- reports are that nothing has chanced-please call and email DAI head and warden of GBCI -
I don't have his email
2)Makda Fessahaye DAI Director: email@example.com,
P.O. Box 7925/Madison, WI 53707-7925/(608) 240-5104 Office
here are bits from pencil letters on the heat:
Here are more letters from GBCI on the 57 cases of covid and what is happening
We will soon get summaries out to accompany all letters- we all know GBCI has 57 cases of covid so far- inmates have had no visitors for months and spend most of their time lockdown and know that staff and the construction crew are bringing the virus in yet, they are blamed while staff wear masks around their chins.
first are letters type because prisoners are not allowed pen nibs-they get pencils and sometimes ribber pencils
GBCI Covid crisis 8 18 20 (relavant parts typed; written in
pencil and will not scan)
1) Louis Keys 387473 GBCI:12 inmates in the Couth Cell Hall
have covid. . They had cell mates and movement with entire cell hall. Staff
have it and had to bring it in here. There have been no visits for months.
There’s no telling how many people total have it.
---I just spoke to a Sgt and he told me as of today its 24
cogirmed cases here in GBCI and that’s not including staff. So with staff it has to be at least
30-35. Get the news involved immediately please.
2) Jason Kurtz
495483 GBCI:Here’s the rundown of what’s going on here. Nothing’s changed here.
It’s still outside temps in here and
& they rejected our fans in seg.I’m still in seg and they’re trying
to force me to double cell. I’m on my second refusal to double cell. I used to
be red tagged. They’re putting covid patients in seg too, w/out their property
and not medically assisting them. None of us have our property. Inmates daily scream for their fans. I’m not allowed
rec, because rear cuffs don’t fit me. I
don’t get to come out , 30 + days of in-cell. And their mistreating me for
refusing to double cell. Can you please look into the Geneva Convention 1955
Act that lists its first act as 1) Individual cells shall not accommodate more
than one individual overnight,
I am also a PSU
patient and state law states that WI
prisons cannot force double celling of a psychological patient. Can you find
that state law- 1990’s maybe. Also I enclosed a letter, showing you mail
doesn’t always get sent out from seg, doesn’t always get mailed. ( Note: letter
is enclosed from friend confirming that she did not get his letters) I hear
stories of them tossing out our mail, but I am not accusing anyone. I do know
they’re creating more issues that I’ve ever seen before in 15 ½ year of
confinement. Also, I’m a model inmate, I
write a supervisor that she’s smart and very intelligent and awesome and it led
to 5 tickets, mistreatment, 50 days so far n seg and I‘m considered model
behavior, LOL. I’m perplexed, others
here won’t write , for fear of their retaliation. I was sent here for refusing
to double cell at FCLI and WSPF. Now, 4 ½ years later, I’m in seg here, for the
same thing. But at least WSPF has AC in
seg ( asks me to help him get moved to WSPF) I have 111/2 years to do and they
are threatening indefinite tickets and seg time here for refusing to double
cell> I’m also a big muscle bound 322 lbs and read cuffs don’t fit and I
need a floor level cell and they’re not don’t accommodate them. I just want to
do my time w/out troubles. You know I do not frivolously complain.
Alfonso Gonzalez, 114135 GBCI: “it’a hot in
seg, it feels like you will die from how hot it is. Without your fan, Con you help me and all the
inmates in GBCI get their fans in their cells please. Mrs peggy swan I Alfonso
Gonzalez am not safe n GBCI , do to the Latin Kings trinh yp beat me up and
kill me in Gp. Cos in GBCI are nothelping me I put SPN in the latin Kings and
asked to go on PC(?) (AC?)do to it and
move me to WRC or CCI. WRC because I have mental health issues I would like
your help. I’m not safe in GBCI
I’m in seg
because I made weapons because I don’t feel safe do to the Ltin Kings (
explains he is sending the CRon weapons and he did,ays he is always”real “with
received 8 20
1) GBCI:Call last night from Joe Turney- a long
time prisoner friend who was going to write the complaint for our lawsuit to
get treatment for the mentally ill. He has covid symptoms an is not
getting treated or tested. He has been on hunger strike trying to get treatment
and is putting himself into seg- I talked him out ( I hope) of the hunger
strike and will rabble rouse to get him treated and tested. His roommate,
Jason Dodd 391909 tested positive for the virus and probably gave it to Joe -
he asked for our release template to send to judge- is asking for hospital .
2) WSPF Guard "Godfrey" out with covid
and huge shortage of guards. Guard named smith walked off job a few days ago
and a guard named Schneider got walked off for giving an inmate a cigarette.
This writer Travis WIlliams, expects lockdown soon- no because of guard
3) WCI- Chance Wallows has had severe pain for
months- MRI shows bulges, lessions etc in spinal column. I have been writing
asking for stronger than over the counter meds. His letter yesterday said
nurse agreed but the "Nurse practitioner will not be at the prison for two
weeks. There is noone on duty to prescribe anything!!
WCI has no doctors or nurse practictioners on
4) Retaliation against litigators has ramped up
and i am getting more letters from new victims- general in OSCI about anyone
who tries to help others with their cases- in the library where they can
meet. Did open records to OSCI asking for complaints on retaliation
against litigators ad got blanket denial for security reasons.