Nov. 11, 2013

Recommended Reading

by Jeremy Pinson (author's profile)

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RECOMMENDED READING

I want to recommend some news articles to my readers so you may judge for yourselves why these cowards at ADX Florence are attempting to silence me:

No. 1: www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/03/enough-is-enough-time-for-the-feds-to-investigate-prison-abuse/274091

No. 2: www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/federal-judge-refuses-to-dismiss-supermax-abuse-lawsuits/275208

No. 3: www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/05/10-worst-prisons-america-part-1-adx

The tyrants may try their best, but the righteous shall prevail so long as my ability to persevere is stronger than their ability to abuse and oppress.

-Jeremy Pinson
10-6-2013

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groovytmoney Posted 6 years ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.

Nicki Posted 5 years, 4 months ago.   Favorite
Hi Jeremy, it's been quite a while since I've contacted you & I realised today that I MISS YOU. Thankfully I can always find you here. :)

As you know, I appreciate these links that you share. Although always incredibly troubling in their content, it's great to see an extension of your words to give further insight into your plight.

As I was reading the 'enough is enough' article just now, I was thinking again about how incredibly difficult the issue of mental health in prisons is to address (although I acknowledge of course these articles state collectively that there IS no addressing of the problem at ADX). I realise of course that solitary confinement exacerbates the negative effects of mental health, but the problem is compounded further as Even IF adequate mental health treatment was available in prisons, if there were enough Psychologists available and funded to take care of all who needed their services while incarcerated, the nature of the environment would render a lot of that help ineffective anyway. A prison is not a place that can physically provide sufficient healing, by its very nature, the prison environment is a major contributor to mental health. As someone who likes to search for solutions I find your situation overwhelming and your strength to not only face it, but do all you can to change it - gives you my full admiration. I believe I have told you this before, but we can all do with reminders from time to time.

I can feel your strength Jeremy, you're certainly one of the people I most admire & find inspiration in!

Take care. I will write again soon

Nicki

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