My previous post reblogged a transcript of Florida Department of Corrections inmate/whistleblower Harold Hempstead’s sworn statement concerning the abuse of “Protective Management” via the pairing of nonviolent offenders with violent offenders, with predictably dire outcomes for the nonviolent offenders … intimidation, injury, rape, death.
This post reblogs a transcript of Harold’s sworn statement regarding the inconveniences and injuries experienced on a routine basis by inmates confined to wheelchairs at a specific Florida lockup – Okeechobee Correctional Institution.
We can’t settle for a media that is willing to keep us in the dark about public servants that treat human beings worse than we would knowingly let them treat animals. We just can’t.
Newspapers and networks have attorneys, and those attorneys know that Failure to Keep From Harm is a federal, Color of Law civil rights crime.
It’s time for media attorneys to do some whistleblowing of their own.
Harold Hempstead takes on the cause of Disabled Rights in the Florida Department of Corrections. From the information he’s also submitted to Rick Scott, Governor of Florida and the U.S. Department of Justice, it would seem that the needs and safety of the mobility-impaired inmates are not being taken seriously. The following affidavit meticulously details the many obstacles and difficulties daily encountered by those convicts confined to wheelchairs. Once again, the law has prescribed a series of measures to be taken and standards to be upheld and these are simply not being respected and implemented properly. Once again, it takes the efforts of a prisoner to raise these matters and ask the authorities to uphold their own laws and regulations. When those authorities start listening to Harold Hempstead and implementing the strategies already in place for protecting disabled rights, and basic human rights; as well as the many other grave matters that…
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