April 27, 2013

Solitary Confinement

by Jerome Coffey

Transcription

BY: Jerome "Hoagie" Coffey, SCI-Mahanoy

Prison activist/jail-house lawyer Sean Pressley known as "Abdul" was held in punitive segregation for 13-yrs under brutal treatment by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections central office, administrators, and custodial staff.

Abdul was once identify by central office as a problematic prisoner and placed on the notorious [RESTRICTED RELEASE LIST] as one of the state's worst of the worst prisoners.

In sum, I am impress with Abdul litigation skills for someone who don't have a G.E.D., high school diploma, and no training as a law student. By the same token, managed to study law as a pro se litigant and won a cases in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and District Court level on behalf of prisoners challenging prison conditions.

In closing, welcome back on general population after many years of oppression in punitive segregation. You deserved a break. You survived so much abuse by custodial staff in [SPECIAL MANAGEMENT] all for the love of liberation, struggle, and humanity. Indeed, you have the wounds to prove it and stood up for the mentally ill prisoners when nobody heard their cries at night in punitive segregation.

My advice to you as a friend, comrade in the struggle and somebody who also been in punitive segregation for 12-yrs. Go home and be with your beautiful family, you deserve it, and also help our at-risk youth.

In struggle
In solidarity
Stay Alert
Stiff resistance

Jerome "Hoagie" Coffey
/s/ [signature]

CC/TO:
[redacted]
Prison Society Headquarters
245 N. Broad St, Suite 300
Phila., Pa 19107

[redacted]
Democracy Now!
207 West 25th St 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001

[redacted]
Solitary Watch News
P.O. Box 11374, Washington, DC 20008

The Supreme Network Presents...

THE VOICES OF PUNITIVE SEGREGATION
DECADES TO ALMOST HALF A CENTURY
SPENT IN ISOLATION ALONE

"That prisoners' prolonged isolation breached international treaties which the U.S. has ratified, including the international covenant on civil and political rights and convention against torture"
- Amnesty International

Andre Gay, 14-yrs
Andre Jacobs, 12-yrs
Arthur Johnson, 34-yrs
Daniel Delker, 40-yrs
David Henry, 14-yrs
Howard White, 10-yrs
Hector Huertas, 12-yrs
Jerome Coffey, 12-yrs
John Grello, 31-yrs
Joseph Bowen, 32-yrs
Kevin Gans, 19-yrs
Leslie Billingsley, 16-yrs
Norman Johnston, 14-yrs
Russell Shoatz, 36-yrs
Sean Pressley, 13-yrs

"Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings. And the practice of disappearing vast numbers of people from poor, immigrant, and racially marginated communities has literally become big business"
- Angela Davis

Please attend the following grassroots community meeting and learn more about Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Newest Cruel and Unusual Punishment Via Restricted Release Status.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, @ 6 PM
POETRY, ESSAYS, COMMENTARIES, and REFRESHMENTS SERVED

keynote speaker local Attorney Martha R. Conley, film maker, shero, activist, beacon for the poor, weak, and oppress not to mention [f]irst African-American woman to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a law degree.

Also, prison activist/litigator/author Andre Jacobs' poem on "J-Roc" and Supreme Network program teaching at-risk youth respectability towards Elders, Women, and Children by means of...

Analytical ability
Decision making
Communication skills
Problem & solutions
Culture
Strengths & weakness
Problem solving
Critical thinking
Leadership

HILL HOUSE - 1835 CENTRE AVE PITTS., PA

For more information contact outreach coordinator Bret Grote 412-361-3033 ext 4

Co-sponsored by Human Rights Coalition

  1 Favorite
Loading

Replies Replies feed

We will print and mail your reply by . Guidelines

Other posts by this author

Subscribe

Get notifications when new letters or replies are posted!

Posts by Jerome Coffey: RSS email me
Comments on “Solitary Confinement”: RSS email me
Featured posts: RSS email me
All Between the Bars posts: RSS