Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Restraint Chairs

In the restraint chairs your hands and feet are each shackled then 2 seat belts are put in an X across your chest. You cannot move except your head. Think of being strapped into an electric chair only more secure. They do not allow you to use the bathroom or eat or drink while you are strapped into the chair. In the intake area there is a row of them- sometimes filled with people. They are on rollers to they may be moved around either while empty or with a human strapped down into them. They also sometimes put a net over your head to keep you from spitting on them, they say.

-Prisoner from Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ

Monday, March 19, 2007

An American Jail

I could tell you about the WORST horror stories at the Maricopa County Jail system. They're chaining inmates to bare cement slabs, strapping them into chairs, withholding food and water and the use of the bathroom so they are forced to go in their pants, throwing inmates' unwrapped, uncovered food down on to the concrete floor and leaving inmates in cells with no toilets so they must deficate on the floor with no toilet paper and then leaving the inmates in the cell without removing the human waste. The abuse at the 4th Ave Jail is so incredible you would not even believe you were in an American jail. There are so many roaches falling from the ceiling at night that when they hit your sheet it sounds like rain coming down...The COs had beaten me black and blue from head to toe while I was passed out dead. I requested pictures of my body to show the black and blue and yellow and green marks all over my body from the severe beating I received, but MCSO refused to document my injuries.

-Prisoner at Maricopa County 4th Ave Jail

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Paranoia effects everyone, some won't admit it due to ego and pride. Any change in the routine of time- breakfast, lunch, dinner, phone calls, mail, nurses line, shakedowns, store, library, lights on , lights off- can and will cause PARANOIA and have people thinking conspiracy. SuperMax forces people to be creative, deceitful, and show Einstein-like geniuses and craftsmanship that rivals the masters of guerrilla warfare. For the gangsters, lockdown is a time to plan, prepare, and plot their next cross out. Death Row was peaceful compared to SuperMax because on the Row there are no politics and you always know where you stand. In SuperMax you never know. In SuperMax, people bang, flood, start fires, go on hunger strikes, refuse to lock down in showers and rec cages and get gassed by the A-Teams with pepper spray. The cops have masks but the whole pod and cluster choke for 20-30 minutes.

-Prisoner in Arizona, Eyman (I)