FDoC or FDC: @FL_Corrections is dangerous by any acronym

Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally Stop

September 30, 2015

By Lauren Lee White

In early 2015, [Heather] Chapman was allowed to resume weekly visits to her son, and she says he has shown huge improvements since their visits began. Before he saw his mother, [Nikko] Albanese hadn’t spoken in two years and had lost 40 pounds. Now, she says, he is functional enough to make eye contact with her and can converse with other men in cells near him. But she can’t always afford the $250 in gas and tolls the seven-hour trip costs her. She has two younger children, both girls, who need her help getting to school, and leaving them to fend for themselves is sometimes untenable.

“The state of Florida is not just punishing Nikko,” Chapman said. “They’re killing my family. They’re killing my son. They’re killing me. And they’re really hurting my daughters. And when he does get out of prison, then what? The damage is done. You can’t undo this type of torture.”

via http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/why-solitary-confinement-in-america-is-finally-changing-930

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The Florida Department of Corrections is following one part of one page of its 19-page 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, Strategy 3.4:

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“Branding” is now considered a sound management practice, although it merely renames the eternally-unsound (and unsavory) management practice of “perfuming the pig.” Because of Strategy 3.4, the Florida Department of Corrections has an ugly new logo in which the FDoC became the FDC, with the letter “C” appearing as an apparently inoperable compass … which is quite appropriate: Re-branding won’t help Nikko Albanese, or any of the other inmates whose safety is not assured, or whose needs are not being met.

Nikko is 5′ 10″ and weighed 136 pounds the last time the FDoC/FDC updated his information, and he likely has lost additional ground – word is that he is once again doing poorly.

Like young Jeffrey Srang, young Nikko Albanese’s sentence is not death. Jeffrey Srang died of cancer at age 28 after receiving the wrong chemotherapy, with the FDoC/FDC unwilling to explain his early release, which makes it likely that it was facilitated for the specific purpose of Jeffrey’s name not appearing in mortality stats.

While there reason to hope that the Department of Justice will step in and investigate the FDoC/FDC in the near future, and take it over, courtesy of the direct action of the ACLU of Florida, SPAN, NAMI and other NGO’s. inspired by “Caged Crusader” Harold Hempstead, there is every reason to fear that however swiftly the DoJ moves, it will be too late for some inmates.

Lord help them all if the DoJ pauses to re-brand itself into the DJ.

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Update 10/23/15: Just went on Twitter and found this 10-hour-old notification:

https://twitter.com/heathermom55/status/657293809940873217

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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11 Responses to FDoC or FDC: @FL_Corrections is dangerous by any acronym

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  2. Greta says:

    I feel your pain Heather, and i want you to know that I pray for Divine Justice for Nikko. This system and these guards are more criminals then anyone could ever be. It leaves to question: Who are the real criminals/monsters? It’s an obvious answer.

  3. I Received a Letter today about my son. From an inmate who is at the same prison. He said it was a gross display of cruel and unusual punishment.The severe isolation, lack of Medical Care and just straight abuse from prison staff. He said my son Nikko is Unresponsive, Staring at Walls, Drooling from his Mouth. He has Stopped eating. What the Hell have they done to my son? Nikko Albanese is Deteriorating in Solitary confinement.For the passed 4 years in Solitary confinement Due to retaliation. I filed a complaint against the sergeant for not doing his job.I was told by that Sergeant that I had made a mistake. A very big mistake. And that I would never see my son alive again. Florida Prisons are notorious for murdering inmates as if they have no life value. Time after time it’s an unpunished crime. They’re murdering my son a slow painful death.
    Before Solitary confinement, Nikko was engaging, quick wit, funny and a bit of a smart ass. Nikko has a high IQ is very intelligent. Well mannered well spoken and very handsome.
    Now Nikko has been found in a catatonic state three times. Has been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and given the wrong extremely dangerous medication. Completely isolated from mother and family three years. Absolutely no physical contact of any kind. I’m not allowed to give my child a hug or even touch his arm. If he is out of his Cell Nikko is completely shackled. 3 guards must escort him. Well hold him up. The ankle shackles dig into his flesh making every step extremely painful. This is the third time Nikko has been unresponsive and stopped eating. obviously he is deteriorating from the severe isolation it is difficult for him to stand much less walk. The shackles and the three guards are a bit of an Overkill..
    . I have witness my own child Unresponsive Staring at Walls Drooling from his Mouth and unable to make eye contact with his own mother. The State of Florida has forbidden me to comfort my son who is so cruelly suffering with a hug.
    He has lived in a dark 6×9 cell for the past 4 years. He has gone years without seeing the light of day. Unable to visit with his own sisters for the past 4 years. Christmas time I’m not allowed to send him a pre-approved Christmas package.He is aloud 4 books ,5 pictures no TV no radio. No clothes, socks, underwear or sneakers. Only prison issue plastic slide shoes, prison issued pants and top with holes. Hospital scrubs. he is issued a sweatshirt for a few months of the year. The guards are not even allowed to speak to him. Absolutely no physical contact of any kind. I’m not. When I visit Nikko. It is on death row.
    No. Nikko is NOT violent. No one was injured in his crime.
    So how is this possible? How can the State of Florida get away with murder?
    Matthew Walker, Randall Jordan-Aparo , Jerry Washington, Latandra Ellington, Darren Rainey just to name a few. They all died in a Florida prison at the hands of guards in the most unjust ways imaginable. Most of the guards didn’t even lose their job.
    “In testimony before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, the inspectors cited cases where they were told to withhold information from prosecutors, to close investigations into staffers who were politically connected and to avoid bringing criminal charges no matter how much evidence they had.”BY MARY ELLEN KLAS AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
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    My son is dying in a Florida prison cell…… because I filed a complaint against Florida prison guard.

  4. The effects of long-term solitary confinement is not a broken arm.. You cannot see it​..​Why wouldn’t Nikko be allowed to have an advocate​?

  5. heathermom55 says:

    I received another letter yesterday. Unfortunately Nikko is doing worst.. I Need to see Nikko for myself. Attempt to bring him back like I did once before. Unfortunately the 12 hour round trip has put so much wear and tear on my vehicle it just won’t make the trip again! It will be 3 months before I will be able to purchase a dependable vehicle. I’m afraid 3 months is just too long. I’m in desperate need of a dependable vehicle. I’m open to any and all suggestions.
    Heather

  6. heathermom55 says:

    I received another letter yesterday. Unfortunately Nikko is doing worst.. I Need to see Nikko for myself. Attempt to bring him back like I did once before. Unfortunately the 12 hour round trip has put so much wear and tear on my vehicle it just won’t make the trip again! It will be 3 months before I will be able to purchase a dependable vehicle. I’m afraid 3 months is just too long. I’m in desperate need of a dependable vehicle. I’m open to any and all suggestions.
    Heather

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