TEXAS DEATH ROW HEALTH CRISIS CHARLES MAMOU – VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE


Circle of Hope – August 28, 12:58 PM

 


When you think about Texas Death Row’s reality you need to know that 24 hours per day men are always restricted and confined to some form of isolation. Sure, they allow us two hours per day, five days a week-recreational time that consist of placing a inmate alone in a cage, a lil bigger than his cell. (think about a lab-rat. How all it is allowed to do is walk in circles). In solitary confinement the average cell(s) on death row consist of a mat [No SERT mattresses in this hellish joint] that is so flat itl cause back problems and complete restlessness. Each cell has a nexus stainless steel sink and toilet, that if the toilet is properly cleaned and disinfected well also acts as a washing machine. We have to clean/wash our own clothing. Each cell also has a rusty desk table, that should be a hazard.  
 
If … and let me emphasize “if” a inmate has some free-world financial support, then he is allowed to buy over- priced items from the prison’s commissary, e.g. a plastic fan that cost five bucks at your local dollar General store, cost twenty plus bucks here. We can buy a AM/FM radio, a cook, a two hundred dollar plus typewriter ( that cost under one hundred bucks a year ago). That’s it, Theres no Plasma televisions, boom boxes, video games, nor anything else that many of you falsely believe that we have here in Texas. In fact the best entertainment each of us have is our own imagination, and imagination isn’t always constructive.   When you isolate anyone from society, forcing them to create their own reality toward off boredom, it begins the process of “Mental Degeneration” or in the science field which is better known as Psychosomatics. I read a study involving potential astronauts and how they were tested by being held in isolation with other astronauts for seven days. What was learned was that after four days, clear-negative changes were noticed in the groups behavior. Now Imagine how years of isolation will affect any human being, regardless to any criminal stigma. Before the infamous mental case of a Texas Death Row inmate that pulled out one of his eyeballs, while eating the other, saying “It taste like chicken” Which became national comedians punchline. Texas Death rows conditions has always lead inmates and officers (a few D.R officers has committed suicide) to the brink of insanity.     There was a inmate here who set himself on fire, surrounded by all types of religious books. He suffered third degree burns to 80% of his body. There was a inmate who cut his dick off and then threw it into the walkway, feeling it was useless to him. There was a inmate who flooded his cell and threw his electrical cord into the water attempting to electrocute himself. Many has hung themselves and many more regularly cut on themselves. One guy cut his jugular vein with a dull piece of stone that he found in his cell and sat quietly as he bled to death. There was a healthy twenty four year old male who cried everyday until he dropped dead of a brain aneurysm… stressing in here is a bitch! And then there was Shelwin Davis, that we all called S.P who was found dead in his cell in July 2012, cause of death: similar to Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and many others who suffer from mental ineptitude. S.P was my neighbor several times since he arrived on DR, he wasn’t a likeable figure amongst many of his fellow inmates. This dislike had nothing to do with his personality, see he had this foul B.O that angered many that he was around. It was a medical issuethat had nothing to do with a lack of cleanliness on his part. He took daily showers. I told him to go to the doctor and he did. Come to find out his pores was not opening up to secrete his sweat, too which had him smelling spoiled at times. Which was the nature of most of the arguments between he and others. I liked S.P he was a intelligent young man, A Articulate fellow that had this natural knowledge about things when he spoke. He was a walking dictionary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2 responses to “TEXAS DEATH ROW HEALTH CRISIS CHARLES MAMOU – VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE

  1. SHERRY A. NANCE TDC # 544805
    TDC LANE MURRAY UNIT K-2-A-97
    1916 N. HWY. 36 BYPASS GATESVILLE, TX. 76596
    12/13/2010

    REFERENCE: SLOW DEATH PENALTY

    ATTENTION:
    JIMMY FERGUS
    TX.CORRECTIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    C/O KPF PRISM RADIO SHOW
    419 LOVETT BLVD.
    HOUSTON TX. 77006
    AND
    ACLU OF TEXAS PRISON AND JAIL ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
    PO BOX 12905
    AUSTIN, TX. 78711-2905
    AND
    PRISON LEGAL NEWS
    2400 WW 80th ST. #148
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98117

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

    THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE HAS HAD IT’S BUDGET CUT DRASTICALLY. ON THIS UNIT, ONLY THE INMATES SIDE OF THE CHOW HALL IS SUFFERING. THEY HAVE CUT DOWN ON The PORTIONS OF FOOD AND SOME Of THESE LARGE WOMEN, WHO ARE AS TALL AND AS BIG AS A MAN ARE GOING HUNGRY IF THEY DO NOT G0 TO COMMISSARY. MOST OF THE WOMEN ON THE UNIT MUST SUPPLEMENT THEIR DIET WITH COMMISSARY. LATELY, THIS HAS NOT BEEN AN OPTION EITHER. THIS UNIT ONLY MAKES STORE ONCE PER SPEND. AND IT IS AN OLYMPIC FEAT TO GET THERE AND ONCE YOU GET THERE, THERE ARE NO REAL HEALTHY FOODS. AND WHAT THEY DO HAVE IS IN SHORT SUPPLY! OUT OF STOCK LIST GET LONGER AND LONGER! AND ITEMS ARE LIMETED. BEING FORCED TO EAT JUNK FOOD AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH! AND NOW IS THE REAL CLINCHER:

    AFTER YOU HAVE BEAN DEPRIVED OF NUTRITIONS FOOD AND RUINED YOUR HEALTH BY EATING JUNK FOOD. THAT YOU ATE TO GET FULL; YOU HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THE MEDICAL CARE YOU NEED! THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DELAY AND DENY! UTMB APPARENTLY HAS NOT GOTTEN PAID, BY TDC, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WANTING TO GIVE THE SERVICES INMATES NEED TO REMAIN HEALTHY. I AM SURE THAT UTMB HAS ALSO HAD IT’S BUDGET CUT. SINCE IT IS THE STATE HOSPITAL. IF AN INMATE IS NOT PERSISTANT, THEY WILL GO WITHOUT CARE. THE DOUBLE WHAMMY OF INADEQUATE NUTRITION AND INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARL CAN GIVE RISE TO DISEASE AND DECLINE IN HEALTH. INMATE POPULATIONS TEND TO HAVE HIGH RATIOS OF ILLNESS AND DISEASE.

    THE POPULATION WITHIN TDCJ-CID IS AGING. AND MANY OF THOSE OLDER INFIRM INMATES HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE FOR YEARS: BUT TDCJ-CID CONTINUES TO KEEP THEM; EVEN ONCE THEY HAVE THEIR LEGISLATIVE, MANDATED TIME AND EVEN AFTER YEARS OF SET OFFS! IF THE STATE IS SO BROKE, IT SEEMS THEY WOULD SEE THE OBVIOUS, THAT THEY COULD EASILY ALLOW THESE OLDER INDIVIDUAL ESPECIALLY THE FIRST OFFENDERS WHO HAVE DONE THEIR TIME, ALLOW THEM TO MAKE PAROLE! I CANNOT TELL THAT TDC IS OVERCROWDED AND ITS PRISONERS ARE A BURDON ON THE TAXPAYERS: TOU ARE STILL TRYING TO KEEP THEM! WITH THE PRESENT SITUATION OF POOR NUTRITION AND POOR HEALTH CARE, MAYBE THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL US OFF! THIS IS TX. SLOW DEATH PENALTY GIVEN THE CHOICE OF SLOW SUFFERING, AND A RAPID DEATH: I WOULD CHOOSE THE FAST DEATH PENALTY! WHEN WILL THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM EVER LEARN, THAT CUTTING THE BUDGET WOULD BE EASIERT If YOU STARTED WITH THE OBVIOUS: LETTING THE PAROLE ELIGIBLE GO? TEACH THEM A LESSON: MAKE TAXPAYERS OUT OF THEM!

    SENTENCED TO THE TEXAS SLOW DEATH PENALTY,
    SHERRY A. NANCE

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