Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!
There is a hunger strike going on right now at the Alred-Ad-Seg Unit which is located in Iowa Park, Texas. There is a High-Security Unit in Iowa Park, Texas and my comrade and fellow IWOC member Xinachtili also known as Alvaro Luna Hernandez is housed there.
A lot of prisoners are on hunger strike in protest of the cruel and inhumane conditions which have been allowed to be visited upon the prisoners in the Ad-Seg Unit. The key issues are:
- Lack of opportunities to go to Outside Recreation.
- Cold food being served every meal at the Ad-Seg/ High-Security Unit.
There have been rumors of physical abuse but I will let Xinachtli provide more in-depth details as he is housed there and I am not. There are a lot of similar problems here at Eastham Ad-Seg and some of the common denominators which allow these problems to continue are:
- Serious Shortages of Staff all over TDCJ
- Lack of funds to make repairs on anything
- Deliberate Indifference and Abuse by uncaring Staff at Alred!
The 85th Texas Legislature which convened in 2017 approved a massive multi-million dollar cut to the budget of the Texas Department of Criminal INJustice. I believe the amount was close to $212 million give or take. There have been numerous unintended consequences as a result of these cutbacks—staff shortages are just one. We have also seen an inordinate amount of prisoner deaths as a result of subpar medical care given by employees of the University of Texas Medical Branch whose headquarters is in Galveston, Texas and I believe the President of the Corrupt UTMB organization is a man named Dr. David Callender.
One issue that I’d like to bring to your attention is that prisoners who are housed in Ad-Seg all over Ad-Seg but especially at the Alred Unit are more vulnerable to abuse by TDCJ prison employees because they are more isolated from the general public, the Media, and Their FAMILIES!! Hunger Striking is the last ditch effort to have their grievances heard. This is a cry for HELP! We cannot ignore them.
My name is Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and I am a Human Rights Activist. Please aid me in drawing attention to this serious situation.
Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can write him directly at:
Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
2665 Prison Rd. #1
Lovelady, Texas 75851