correctional centers

Anne Frank could be a 87-year-old woman living in Boston today. But was denied a US visa.

“As President Trump prepares orders to wall out Mexicans and shut out refugees from America, today marks one of the most hateful days in our nation’s history… Today the Statue of Liberty weeps over President Trump’s discrimination. President Trump is beyond the wrong side of history. He is driving our nation off a moral cliff. When President Trump uses national security as a guise for racism, he doesn’t strengthen our national security. He compromises our national security by engendering disrespect for America by people around the world. Make no mistake, suspending visas for citizens of Middle Eastern and African countries is not called national security. It’s called prejudice.

President Trump is now exacerbating the largest global refugee crisis in history. His slamming America’s doors on the starving, the wounded and the abused is a grotesque blot on our nation’s history of freedom. The President’s actions are an embarrassment to the timeless vision of America as inscribed by Emma Lazarus to “give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Demonizing refugees and immigrants, and spending billions of taxpayer dollars to keep them out of our nation, will go down in American history as one of the most tragic deviations from our national conscience.”

- Statement of Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

Jeremy with five of the lead actresses from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This photo is begging to be captioned! (X)

They are, clockwise from front left:

Gayle Hunnicutt - Irene Adler, “A Scandal in Bohemia”

Barbara Wilshire - Violet Smith, “The Solitary Cyclist”

Rosalyn Landor - Helen Stoner, “The Speckled Band”

– HELP, I think she looks like Miss Harrison from “The Naval Treaty” but it’s hard to be sure…does anyone recognize her? –

Betsy Brantley - Elsie Cubitt, “The Dancing Men”

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Stateville Correctional Center (SCC) is a maximum security prison for men, located in Crest Hill, Illinois, about 38 miles from Chicago.  SCC was built in 1925 with an original inmate capacity of 1,506 inmates, and expanded over time to accommodate over 4,300. SCC is notable for its “F-house” cell block, which was designed after the panopticon concept. Also referred to as a “roundhouse”, the F-house cell block features four tiers of cells in a circle, with an armed tower in the center. Since the 1990s, F-house has been the only roundhouse cell block in the United States. In December of 2016, the Illinois Department of Corrections announced that F-house would be closed permanently, as part of an effort by Gov. Bruce Rauner to repair the Illinois prison system. Prison watch dog and advocacy groups have called for F-house to be shut down for years, amidst concerns for inmate safety and the long-term effects of the “cage-like, chaotic” nature of the cell block. All sounds were amplified by the high ceilings and cement, creating a “sensory nightmare”, and inmates were not able to determine if they were being watched by the guards in the tower or by other inmates at any time, so had to live as if they were always being watched. The structure will remain standing due to its historical significance, but will never house inmates again.

Notable inmates at Stateville have included:

Richard Speck – In 1966, Speck tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from the South Chicago Community hospital. His sentence of death was overturned and he was given eight consecutive life sentences instead. Speck died of a heart attack in 1991.

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb – Of the famed Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy University of Chicago students who kidnapped and murdered a 14 year old boy, because they believed their wealth and superiority allowed them to commit “the perfect crime.”

In 1994, serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed at Stateville.

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Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

At 3:05 a.m. at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts, former New England Patriots star was found hanging in cell. It’s reported he hung himself with a bed sheet around the window as well as signs of trying to block the door.  

The suicide comes days after he was found not guilty of double murder. However he was still serving a life sentence for the murder of semi-pro footballer, Odin Lloyd.

An investigation is ongoing

Hello!  My name is Daniel Preciado but some call me Looney.  I’m 26 years young and I just wanted to thank you for even taking the time to read this.  
As of right now I’m currently residing at Clallam Bay Corrections Center.  I’m looking for a friend or two to help me through some of the tough times.  Prison can get very stressful, lonely, & dark when a person is left to do this time alone or has few connections to the outside.
I have a huge warm heart & I love to have fun.  I would hate to see this heart grow cold over time.  I was born & raised in Yakima WA.  I been through hell & back, & I thank God I’m still alive.  I’m not afraid to stand up for myself or my friends, & as a result they label me a gangster.
There are many things in this life I don’t like but nothing more than being lied to.  I keep it real at all costs & expect the same from those around me.  So please don’t hesitate to speak the truth or express whatever you have on your mind.  I am a big boy & I can handle the truth :) lol.
I like to stay both mentally & physically fit.  I also love music…it proves an escape & for a quick second I feel free.  I enjoy anything that catches my ear from 70s, 80s, oldies, rap, rock, etc.  My favorite author is James Rollins.  I am also into cinema and my favorite movies include Friday, Good Fellas, Thrillers, & Action/Adventure.
Well, I just wanted to thank you for hearing me out.  Prison tries to break you & it’s people like you who hep lift us up out of this environment & keep us stronger.  Sometimes in life you got to take chances & I hope you take a chance on me like wishing on a star.  I hope this finds you in good health & hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Daniel

Daniel Preciado #382958
Golf B-16
Clallam Bay Corrections Center
1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326

PS: You can also e-mail me on Jpay.com.  Just make an account, search by state (WASHINGTON) and enter my DOC # (382958) and it will add me to your list and we can email back and forth.

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Spring Creek Correctional Center is a maximum security prison for men, located in Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - about 125 miles south of Anchorage. Built in 1988, Spring Creek is the only maximum security prison in the state, and houses its most violent inmates. The prison is surrounded on all sides by the vast Alaskan wilderness.

Notable inmates at Spring Creek have included:

Robert Hansen - Known as “The Butcher Baker”, Hansen was responsible for the abduction, rape and murder of at least 17 women, and was believed to have assaulted more than 30. Hansen grew up in rural Iowa, and had severe acne which left him with noticeable scarring on his face, and he also struggled with stuttering, which caused him to be painfully shy and awkward. He was bullied at school and was shunned by girls, which left him with feelings of intense hatred towards them. In his high school years, he took up hunting as a hobby as well as a refuge. He moved to Alaska in 1967 with his wife and two children, and seemed to settle into an ordinary life. By Hansen’s admission, he began abducting young women in 1971, but he was not caught until 1983. Hansen was incarcerated at Spring Creek until May of 2014, when he was moved to the Anchorage Correctional Complex, where he died.

Evan Ramsey - On February 19th, 1997, Ramsey shot four people, (killing two) at Bethel Regional High School, where he was a student. Ramsey’s upbringing was tumultuous, and he spent much of his time in different foster homes, where he was abused. At Bethel High, Ramsey was picked on and bullied by other students, some of whom would only address him as “Screech”. Ramsey planned out the shooting in advance, and more than 15 students knew of his plans in the weeks before it happened. Many of them watched and filmed the shooting from the balcony of the library that overlooked the commons.

After his arrest, Ramsey told police that he didn’t understand what he was doing at the time of the shooting, or that his actions would cause people to die. His trial was delayed for more than a year while the prosecution weighed their decision to try him as a juvenile, or as an adult. Ultimately, he was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder, three counts of first degree attempted murder, and fifteen counts of third degree assault, for which he was sentenced to 210 years in prison. Following an appeal, his sentence was reduced to two 99 year sentences. He will be eligible for parole in 2066.

Art is dead. Art is dead. Art is dead. Art is dead.
Entertainers like to seem complicated, but we’re not complicated
I can explain it pretty easily.
Have you ever been to a birthday party for children
and one of the children won’t stop screaming.
Cause he’s just a little attention attractor. When he grows up to be a comic or actor,
He’ll be rewarded for never maturing.
For never understanding or learning
That every day can’t be about him. There’s other people.
You selfish asshole.

Must be psychotic
Must be demented
To think that I’m worthy of all this attention
Of all of this money you worked really hard for
I slept in late while you worked at the drug store
My drug’s attention
I am an addict
But I get paid to indulge in my habit
It’s all an illusion
I’m wearing makeup
I’m wearing makeup,makeup,makeup makeup, make…

Art is dead
So people think you’re funny,how do we get those peoples money?
I said art is dead
We’re rolling in dough while Carlin rolls in his grave
His grave,his grave

The show has got a budget
The show has got a budget
And all the poor people way more deserving of the money won’t budget
Cause I wanted my name in lights
When I could have fed a family of four for forty fucking fort nights
Forty fucking fort nights

I am an artist,please God forgive me
I am an artist,please don’t revere me
I am an artist,please don’t respect me
I am an artist,you’re free to correct me
A self centered artist
Self obsessed artist
I am an artist
I am an artist
But I’m just a kid
I’m just a kid
I’m just a kid
Kid
And maybe I’ll grow out of it.

—  Art is Dead, Bo Burnham

Hello, my name is Clayton, and my incarceration began in 2004. I was 20 years old. After receiving a lengthy prison sentence (of which I only have 4 years left - 2021) I essentially severed all communication with the entire world. The question as to “how did your family take that?” may arise, but my family was never close to begin with, so frankly, it was fairly easy. We all have skeletons in the closet, checkered pasts, and things that were unpleasant in our childhood, so in no way am I trying to excuse my decisions nor my behavior. I simply made poor decisions where I could have made better ones. I’ve had plenty of time to get my mind right and now I just want to branch out. Since I’ve began this perilous journey, I’ve spent my time educating myself. I’ve earned my Associate’s degree, a bookkeeping certificate, and I’m a Washington state certified beekeeper. My insatiable quest for knowledge is eternal. (You know the cliché - knowledge is power.) I do a little bit of drawing in my free time, and I started a business with my friend, selling my beaded artwork. (It’s a new project in the beginning stages.) It’s nearly impossible to be self-sufficient in here without getting into trouble, and I hate asking people for stuff when I can provide myself with the things I need or want. It’s a pride thing. Some things about me: I don’t need people around me that don’t deserve what they have coming. I reward virtue and punish vice with equity. I’m not here to play games, I just want to hopefully build something that transcends these walls. Also, my request for correspondence is for the opposite sex only. (Sorry dudes! I already have a surplus!) If you decide that you want to drop me a line, you can write me on JPay (if you use jpay, register, enter my state Washington, then my doc # 840416) or at:
Clayton Long #840416
Clallam Bay Corrections Center
1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326
My bead shop is at : https://www.etsy.com/shop/Palefacebeadshop

Richard Honeck served the longest prison sentence ever to end in a prisoner’s release. Jailed in November 1899 for the killing of a former school friend, Honeck was paroled from Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Illinois on 20 December 1963, having served 64 years and one month of his life sentence.

In his time in jail, Honeck received just one letter and had two visitors.

“I got caught up in a little something. I’ve got twenty days left. Nobody knows I’m here. I’ve got somebody updating my Facebook page for me. All my friends think I’m in Hawaii right now.”

(Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York)

Juvenal Delinquent: C.G

So here is one of my imagines I had longest on my lists. I’ve kinda wanted to do this for a bit. But well here ya go.

Warning: Swearing and typical Gallagher shit.

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What’s good?  My name is Soy.  My ethnicity is Cambodian, Thai, Chinese & French.  I am 25 years old.  I stand about 4′10″ (fun size), 133lbs.  I am down to earth, loyal, blunt, a go getter, productive, funny, outgoing and I love to try new things.
I love to laugh and I am extremely optimistic in the worst situations.  I am currently in school through Tacoma Community College.  I am shooting to get my Associate Degree in Arts & Science.  
I honor my body each and every day I wake up and limit distraction.  I am career driven and all about my education!  I am seeking to write someone that would like to take the time to get to know me.  “Any walks of life” more than welcome.  I’d like to establish a friendship first and explore the possibilities.  I am looking for someone that can carry on an intellectual and sexual! conversation and someone that can stimulate my mind and take me out of this place mentally.  I am confident there will be no regrets!
JPAY me!  If you add me on JPAY, I can send you pictures of myself.  Set up an account, purchase stamps in order to email me, add me Soy Oeung #375419 (Washington), and send me an email, picture, video!
If you’d rather write me (although it’ll take longer) my address is below.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Soy Oeung #375419
Washington Corrections Center for Women
9601 Bujacich Rd. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

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Idaho State Correctional Center is a penitentiary for men, located in Kuna, Idaho. The facility has a capacity for over 2,000 inmates, and has housing units for minimum, medium and maximum security. It is the largest prison in the state of Idaho, and was the first private prison in the state. ISCC opened in July of 2000 by the Corrections Corporation of America, a company based out of Nashville, Tennessee that owns and operates private prisons across the country. The prison perimeters are patrolled by guard dogs – mostly German Shepards, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls and Boxers who freely roam the space between the inner and outer chain link fences that surround the prison grounds. These guard dogs are recruited from shelters, and have been deemed too violent to be considered for adoption. Instead of being euthanized, they are granted a reprieve in the form of acting as prison security. ISCC is the only prison in the United States to use  dogs as a major security measure. By 2014, ISCC had gained a reputation for being a “gladiator school”, which is a term that describes a prison that is overcrowded, understaffed, and plagued with violence and gang activity. Countless gang-related assaults, combined with total inaction by prison staff created a “kill or be killed” environment which applied to both inmates and staff. An investigation conducted by the FBI found that CCA knowingly falsified documents which exaggerated the amount of staff members they had on duty at any given time. Time sheets were doctored to show that correctional officers were on duty for 48 hour shifts when those staff members were not present or did not exist at all. Initially the Department of Corrections and the Governor denied the allegations in the report, but eventually promised to take over operations of the prison when the state’s contract with CCA expired.

“My father died when I was six. He drowned on a fishing trip. My mother had to raise five of us in North Philadelphia. I remember being twelve years old and going to a market on the corner. My mother had sent me with a note, asking for some credit so we could buy some food. The owner made me wait. There were other people in the store, and they were paying, so this guy is just skipping all over me. He’s making me beg in front of everyone. He’s saying things like: ‘Your mom still owes me. She never pays.’ My mom was my queen, and he’s running her down in front of all these people. It was degrading. I hated that he had that power over me. Like he had water, and I was thirsty. So I screamed at him and stormed out. I kept thinking: ‘One day I’m going to buy that store.’ But then I calmed down, and I realized that I just spazzed on the one guy who could help us. So I walked up to some of the dope boys on the corner, and asked them to let me earn. They thought I was too young at the time. They wanted to protect me. So they just gave me the money.” (Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York)