Jeff’s Voice; Lockdown

Well, we are on lockdown AGAIN! It’s no big deal for death row since we’re always locked down. Lockdown for those that live here is the loss of yard privileges, canteen and limited showers. But when those things are the all some guys have, it really matters to them.

Recently, a lieutenant in the building next to mine was stabbed by a state inmate. This immediately got the entire unit locked down. Then there was an inmate-on-inmate stabbing in another building ( while we were on lockdown). How’d that happen?

We were finally taken off lockdown Friday, but the following day another guard was stabbed. So we’re back on lockdown AGAIN.

I can understand a person’s fervor against prisoners’ rights and privileges, but only to an extent. Just as there are rights and due process in society, the same goes for those who are incarcerated. But to take an inmate’s privileges for something he did not do, much less has no clue about, is just wrong.

The fact that assaults continue to happen, even while on lockdown, just goes to show that lockdowns aren’t necessarily effective. They obviously keep occurring despite this “punishment”.

About Lori Howard

I have long searched for my purpose in life and have come to realize that my calling is to advocate for the wrongfully convicted. I AM relentless.
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2 Responses to Jeff’s Voice; Lockdown

  1. Pat Thompson says:

    Hang in there Jeff. We are still here praying for you.

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  2. Luca Cheli says:

    The question should be why there is so much violence and how to prevent it. Perhaps easing inmates’ life would improve the situation, also for guards.

    But this seems too difficult to understand.

    Liked by 1 person

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