Petition to concerned Legislative and Congressional Constituents

and state Tax payers

As a prisoner of the state of New York, I am respectfully petitioning to concerned legislators, Congressional Constituents and New York State tax payers to investigate the official misconduct of those parties herein holding office of trust and profiting under them, which obviously are involved in an ongoing scheme to defraud the government by usurping millions of tax dollars under the guise of operating the New York State Department of Corrections.

Several prisoners and I have had an opportunity to personally witness the plight and state of conditions in several New York State Prisons. With so many things as obvious as they are, I find myself searching for a logical answer as to why doesn’t congress, legislators or N.Y.S. tax payers care enough to push for change in New York State Prisons. One answer to this question can be that; not all inhumane, unjust, corrupt and non-rehabilitated conditions are obvious to some people. Therefore, the following comments shall reflect the observations and thoughts of those persons holding office of trust while profiting under them; who are directly or indirectly proponents of an ongoing scheme within a   system that   has   lost   sight   of   the true   purpose   of   its   function.   i.e.   “CORRECTION”

The New York State Department of Corrections have now evolved from one stage of being an agency which functions are to warehouse people until their release or subsequent demise, into a quasi welfare system who’s employees (not all) maintain a mentality synonymous to a slave owner of the civil war era, demonstrating criminal techniques within their duties identical to that of organized crime families with each facility having its own temperature on the thermometer of corruption. Having experiences with people who lived with the assistance of welfare, it was evident that the majority of welfare collectors either had no vocational skills, educated enough to compete in the job market, or just felt that it was easier collecting a free check.  The analogy drawn here is that most prison guards could not qualify to function in a job other than their current one especially earning the same salary or benefits. Most of their duties require little or no real work which provides them with enormous amount of leisure time to physically and verbally abuse prisoners under their care, often mentioned over the facility P.A. system in some prisons is a call to the officers for “ free money.”

 

Just as the welfare system eventually lead to a class of society developing a mind set of dependency and becoming burdensome to the economic system, it eventually began to deteriorate leading to its inevitable overhaul. The New York State prison system is quite identical or at least heading that direction fast. In line with the above thought, one need only glance at a roster of the employees at any given facility. It is not uncommon to find several family members working in the same facility. There are brothers, cousin, husband and wives, husband & wives with fathers, sons and daughters. Only someone turning a blind eye cannot see the problems with that. When referring to the “Slave Owner – Civil War Era “ mentally, one would only think that I am  solely addressing an atmosphere of racism that does exist  within the N.Y.S. prison system, however, that is not the intended meaning here. The choice of words in this context relates to the mentality of the Southern Slave Owners themselves. Their sense of entitlement or feeling of a divine right to own people; i.e. the slaves. In contrast, the feelings they shared when those alleged rights were being challenged by those who wish to abolish that system of human cruelty. There is a common connection here which one can easily witness through the news media whenever there is talk of closing a jail or downsizing the prison population in New York State Prisons. Equally, when one is directly affected by some of these actions presently happening in N.Y. State prisons, one will identify the reliving of the realities of that dark history of this Nation that many would like to forget. Yet, the existence of the above mentality flourishes rapidly within these institutions because for some officials, it becomes hard to discard of this type of mentality especially where the lives of others are the back bone of their economy.

The mentality of the modern day slave owner include, but are not limited to: 

1.     Influencing politicians to make tougher laws and harsher sentences that makes it easier for minorities to enter the prisons but virtually impossible to get out.

2.     Utilizing the media to demonize ex-convicts and highlight them in a way that basically desensitizes the public regarding the plight of those in the system.

3. The minimization and marginalization of true and effective rehabilitation of prisoners. 

4. The maintenance of an ill social structure of mental and physical abuse, of which three and four above easily contribute to the higher numbers of recidivism rate.

5. An additional connection to the mentality of the “southern Slave Owner” is in how they exercised power to maintain their system. The powers of N.Y.S. prisons are no different and this is true in the most sadistic way.

Let us look at a few things as it relates to N.Y.S. prisons modus operandi of the organized crime family. Those whom law officials have described as living under the banner known as organized crime, live that life style by securing their environment or territory by means of coercion and infiltration on every level of society possible. Politicians, Judges and police officers get pay offs, while ordinary citizens are strong armed by these crime families in order to be controlled. This is also done in some instances, with the freedom to continue to operate illegal activities. Within these characteristics, there is very little that distinguishes the modus operandi of the criminals in the aforementioned from what can be witnessed in N.Y.S. prisons. Aside from the fact that most of those who work within this system are not from that culture. Other than that, the patterns of behavior are basically the same, infiltration and coercion. The infiltration can easily be witnessed through how alliances are made with State officials in order to motivate politicians and legislators to create and pass laws that will secure the interest of those employed within this system while stretching it slighter further, there are family members and others employed within the system that are either in political positions or are currently aspiring for positions in various, i.e. Congress, Senate, Assembly etc.  .  .  The danger in this should be self evident. As for coercion, that is mostly demonstrated on an internal level with respect to the civilian workers, i.e. those who are responsible for running the programs; such as teachers, medical staff, counselors and those working jobs intended to investigate internal complaints. If our asking what is the ending result, basically “Custody and Control” at any means absent care.    The purpose,  or goal behind the “Custody and Control” that is gained when all is done, is a variety of scams that end up costing the tax payers of New York State billions of dollars, along with allowing the N.Y.S. prison system the perks of abusing and doing nearly anything they desire to prisoners in satisfaction of their bigotry. Alongside the above, there are also many mechanisms that are in place in order to circumvent the efforts of city & State entities, organizations and legislators who wish to enact laws that would bring about meaningful reform to the prison system whether in the form of rehabilitative programs or merit time/ Good time etc. A question may arise regarding what are the state officials who are employed and paid to oversee the duties and conduct of those employed within these warehouse doing to correct corruption?  Your guess is as good as mine, however factual information is available to bring the tax payers and legislators to awareness that those responsible are simply not doing their jobs. State Commission of Corrections oversees 73 state prisons and nearly 393 local facilities such as county jails and police lockups. The state commission also puts out regulations regarding the treatment of prisoner; and is supposed to conduct periodic inspections to make sure the regulations are followed. In August 2008, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, conducted an audit on the States Commission of Corrections and was startled to find that starting from early 1990’s the State Commission of Correction stopped  inspecting state prisons. The Comptroller’s findings entailed that the SCOC never inspected secure facilities for youths until 2007, and even in that discovery, SCOC still hasn’t promulgated regulations governing them; even though state tax payers paid those employees to do that job from 1996.  Executive Director of the State Correctional Association Robert Ganji, said that, “the Commission of Correction has been viewed as ineffective dating back to the administration of former Governor Mario Cuomo.”  Mr. Ganji further stated, “the SCOC is mainly a paper tiger with no resources or political mandate to fulfill its job as a watch dog”. Therefore, prisons today can be characterized as one section of society achieving financial gain and economic benefit, to the ignorance of another portion of society at the expense at yet another part of it. A beneficial remedy is to enforce “The three (3) Universal Instruments” that specifically deal with the human rights and fundamental freedoms of prisoners: The standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners; The basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners; The principles for the protection of all persons under any form of Detention or Imprisonment. Meaning, the warehouses should use all remedial, educational, moral, spiritual, and other forces and forms of assistance which are appropriate and available and should seek to apply them according to the individual treatment needs of prisoners. The writer does not intend for these words to be considered as an “angry prisoner” venting. I am not an anarchist or one who wishes to the flood-gate opened for people not yet prepared for re-entry back into society. I am simply a person who desires to see a positive change in the abode which I and others similarly situated presently reside  and believe myself to be one of a few who have the ability to contribute something of worth to those willing to listen and capable of initiating change. Since the legislative branch of government is not exempt by separation of powers from launching a full fledge investigation into the claims of corruption during performance of duties while employed within another branch of government; and profiting from such, I further request that an investigator of the legislative body or a representative issue a subpoena for my appearance before a committee in order to provide testimony and direct the committee towards evidence associated with the information presented herein. In closing the truth is seldom euphonious; and the truth is that this information only scratches the surface of how deep the problems really are in here. Therefore, the truth should never be ignored irrespective of who or where it comes from. Meaning, acknowledge the seriousness of the problem before many lives are destroyed.

 

Written by inmate x

 

 

 

 

 

Let us look at a few things as it relates to N.Y.S. prisons modus operandi of the organized crime family. Those whom law officials have described as living under the banner known as organized crime, live that life style by securing their

 

environment or territory by means of coercion and infiltration on every level of society possible. Politicians, Judges and police officers get pay offs, while ordinary citizens are strong armed by these crime families in order to be controlled. This is also done in some instances, with the freedom to continue to operate illegal activities. Within these characteristics, there is very little that distinguishes the modus operandi of the criminals in the aforementioned from what can be witnessed in N.Y.S. prisons. Aside from the fact that most of those who work within this system are not from that culture. Other than that, the patterns of behavior are basically the same, infiltration and coercion.

The infiltration can easily be witnessed through how alliances are made with State officials in order to motivate politicians and legislators to create and pass laws that will secure the interest of those employed within this system while stretching it slighter further, there are family members and others employed within the system that are either in political positions or are currently aspiring for positions in various, i.e. Congress, Senate, Assembly etc.  .  .  The danger in this should be self evident. As for coercion, that is mostly demonstrated on an internal level with respect to the civilian workers, i.e. those who are responsible for running the programs; such as teachers, medical staff, counselors and those working jobs intended to investigate internal complaints. If our asking what is the ending result, basically “Custody and Control” at any means absent care.    The purpose,  or goal behind the “Custody and Control” that is gained when all is done, is a variety of scams that end up costing the tax payers of New York State billions of dollars, along with allowing the N.Y.S. prison system the perks of abusing and doing nearly anything they desire to prisoners in satisfaction of their bigotry. Alongside the above, there are also many mechanisms that are in place in order to circumvent the efforts of city & State entities, organizations and legislators who wish to enact laws that would bring about meaningful reform to the prison system whether in the form of rehabilitative programs or merit time/ Good time etc. A question may arise regarding what are the state officials who are employed and paid to oversee the duties and conduct of those employed within these warehouse doing to correct corruption?  Your guess is as good as mine, however factual information is available to bring the tax payers and legislators to awareness that those responsible are simply not doing their jobs. State Commission of Corrections oversees 73 state prisons and nearly 393 local facilities such as county jails and police lockups. The state commission also puts out regulations regarding the treatment of prisoner; and is supposed to conduct periodic inspections to make sure the regulations are followed. In August 2008, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, conducted an audit on

 

 

the States Commission of Corrections and was startled to find that starting from early 1990’s the State Commission of Correction stopped  inspecting state prisons. The Comptroller’s findings entailed that the SCOC never inspected secure facilities for youths until 2007, and even in that discovery, SCOC still hasn’t promulgated regulations governing them; even though state tax payers paid those employees to do that job from 1996.  Executive Director of the State Correctional Association Robert Ganji, said that, “the Commission of Correction has been viewed as ineffective dating back to the administration of former Governor Mario Cuomo.”  Mr. Ganji further stated, “the SCOC is mainly a paper tiger with no resources or political mandate to fulfill its job as a watch dog”. Therefore, prisons today can be characterized as one section of society achieving financial gain and economic benefit, to the ignorance of another portion of society at the expense at yet another part of it. A beneficial remedy is to enforce “The three (3) Universal Instruments” that specifically deal with the human rights and fundamental freedoms of prisoners: The standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners; The basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners; The principles for the protection of all persons under any form of Detention or Imprisonment. Meaning, the warehouses should use all remedial, educational, moral, spiritual, and other forces and forms of assistance which are appropriate and available and should seek to apply them according to the individual treatment needs of prisoners. The writer does not intend for these words to be considered as an “angry prisoner” venting. I am not an anarchist or one who wishes to the flood-gate opened for people not yet prepared for re-entry back into society. I am simply a person who desires to see a positive change in the abode which I and others similarly situated presently reside  and believe myself to be one of a few who have the ability to contribute something of worth to those willing to listen and capable of initiating change. Since the legislative branch of government is not exempt by separation of powers from launching a full fledge investigation into the claims of corruption during performance of duties while employed within another branch of government; and profiting from such, I further request that an investigator of the legislative body or a representative issue a subpoena for my appearance before a committee in order to provide testimony and direct the committee towards evidence associated with the information presented herein. In closing the truth is

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.     The maintenance of an ill social structure of mental and physical abuse, of which three and four above easily contribute to the higher numbers of recidivism rate.

behavior are basically the same, infiltration and coercion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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