AIMI vs. USA in International Court

AIMI vs. USA in International Court. Contact Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") . Email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or phone (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. Join Claimants' conference meetings by phone on the first weekend of each month at (605) 562-0020 Meeting ID Code: 992-212-650, or please call (347) 857-3293 at 9am PDT. Visit our blog about "AIMI vs. USA" at
http://AIMI-human rights.blogspot.com
Hear previous conference calls by computer rss at

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.N. Investigates USA re Systemic Prison Torture


Families of mentally ill American inmates were astounded to read the headline below in Solitary Watch.com: U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: “There Is No Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States” 

I published the following comment at the article: 
With so many super max prisons and solitary jail/prison cells in the USA, it is surprising that the USA would deny its systemic use of solitary confinement. It is estimated that roughly 80,000 inmates are in solitary confinement, some for decades. Over 60 percent of the isolated inmates are mentally ill people who should be treated as psychiatric inpatients or outpatients, not punished for offenses that arose from their health disabilities. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) plans to file an action in International Court against the USA for long-term homelessness, brutality and wrongful deaths of mentally ill Americans, especially mentally ill inmates who were denied timely psychiatric treatment to prevent offenses that led to harsh punishment. Google “AIMI vs. USA,” which will be filed in 2015. Listen to our Blogtalkradio shows on Wednesdays at 8pm Pacific Time to hear from families in mental health crises. Torturous solitary confinement and denial of visits are two of the most common complaints among family members of mentally ill inmates. [This news was discussed during our regular Wednesday radio episode of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill at 8pm Pacific on October 15, 2015, which is archived at Blogtalkradio at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/10/16/assistance-to-the-incarcerated-mentally-ill ]

According to Solitary Watch, the USA plans to deny systemic use of solitary confinement in its report to the United Nations and claim that American citizens are protected by the U.S. Constitution from such cruel and unusual punishment. The report says in part:
The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) forbids “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person” for the purposes of intimidation, coercion, forced confession, or punishment, “when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.” The United States asserts that it is in all cases in alignment with CAT. See the "protections" that Americans allegedly have:

The U.S. Constitution, along with federal and state laws, establishes standards of care to which all inmates are entitled…U.S. courts have interpreted the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution as prohibiting the use of solitary confinement under certain circumstances, especially with regard to inmates with serious mental illness or for juvenile detainees. (Specifically, under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments,” correctional facility administrators may not subject inmates to solitary confinement with deliberate indifference to the resulting serious harms, including suicides, suicide attempts, and serious self-injury. See Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825, 843 (1970); see also, e.g., Madrid v. Gomez, 889 F. Supp. 1146, 1265 (N.D. Cal. 1995) (using prolonged solitary confinement on prisoners with serious mental illness can be “the mental equivalent of putting an asthmatic in a place with little air to breathe”) …

People with mental, physical, and psychological disabilities are not punished with solitary confinement, the U.S. report asserts:

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) restrict and regulate the use of solitary confinement for persons with disabilities. Title II of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. 12132, applies to state actors, while the Rehabilitation Act applies to federal correctional facilities and correctional facilities receiving funds from the federal government. Both statutes prohibit the use of solitary confinement in a manner that discriminates on the basis of disability instead of making reasonable modifications to provide persons with disabilities access to services, programs, and activities, including mental health services. See Pa. Dep’t of Corr. v. Yeskey, 524 U.S. 206, 210 (1998).

THE UGLY TRUTH:  In addition to solitary confinement being systemically used to contain mentally ill inmates, juveniles, and many other prisoners (including those who refuse to work free or nearly free), it is further used to force potentially innocent defendants into plea bargains with trials denied. This typically happens to African Americans. Black people, especially men, are sometimes denied their Sixth Amendment right to fair, speedy, public trials, represented by adequate defense counsel, i.e., Shannon Nyamodi of North Carolina (two years), Terrell Scott of Pennsylvania (five years), and Kalief Browder of New York (three years). Black mental patients regularly experience indefinite detention without trials, which is cruel and unusal punishment. Two unfortunate examples are Mississippi inmates Marktain Kilpatrick Simmons (eight years) and Lee Vernel Knight (seven years).

Numerous commentators at the Solitary Watch article are incredulous over the prospect of the U.S. State Department denying the “systematic use of solitary confinement” in American prisons. Eileen Siple wrote,"In many counties in the US, including Harford County, MD, juveniles charged as adults are automatically placed in solitary within adult jails and prisons “for their own protection”. This can go on for months or years – until they are bailed out, waived down (unlikely), turn 18, or their cases go to trial. Isn’t that systematic?"

How can the State Department deny systemic use of solitary confinement and other torture against American prisoners with evidence and witnesses to the contrary? For example, "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog carries numerous reports and videos documenting brutality and deaths of mentally ill victims in custody, which were also published on mainstream news broadcasts.The denial of systemic prison torture may be possible because a minute percentage of human rights complaints the United Nations receives originate in the United States. In "AIMI vs. the USA," the International Court will be presented with evidence that police and correction officers' often torture, brutalize and sometimes kill mentally ill Americans without incurring criminal charges. Cover-ups are more likely to follow such abuses and deaths. In addition, cruel and degrading treatment against prisoners frequently extends to family members and advocates who demand justice. Following the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, this writer's disabled brother who was a lifelong schizophrenic heart patient, his family endured censorship, surveillance, and financial persecution for requesting an explanation about his kidnapping and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003. Retaliation for exposing crimes against humanity in America's justice system is common, but human rights advocates must not be deterred. "Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction." ~ Cynthia Mckinney

FIVE REFERENCES:
U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: “There Is No Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States” 
Two Mississippi Inmates Are Still Awaiting Trial After 7 and 8 Years
http://breakingbrown.com/2014/04/two-mississippi-inmates-are-still-awaiting-trial-after-7-and-8-years/
Catch a Nigga by His Toe (the Kalief Browder story)
Terrell Scott and Shannon Nyamodi: Forcing a Plea
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2013/12/terrell-scott-and-shannon-nyamodi.html
American Prisons - Worst in the World,? by Mari Maxwell, Uloop writer
http://www.uloop.com/news/view.php/117547/American-Prisons-Worst-in-the-World
A poll that was taken showed that out of 10 of the worst prisons in the world, five of them existed within the confines of the United States of America.

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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?


Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Forced Drugging - Is It Ever Justified?

Katherine Hine wrote most of this invitation to the October 8th Human Rights Demand show regarding enforced drugging. 

Katherine Hine and Sharon Cretsinger will be guests at 3 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, on Mary Neal’s daytime call-in broadcast, "Human Rights Demand." Speakers and guests should call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 or listen by computer at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/10/08/forced-drugging--is-it-ever-justified ~ Those of who oppose forced drugging will speak from 3 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., after which time the show will be open for comments and questions from the audience during the last 45 minutes – until 5 p.m. I will use the last 5 minutes for rebuttal. Mary has been very reasonable as far as how to frame the issues. We are talking about doing another show about forced confinement.

If anyone wants to make sure to have his or her voice heard, please call. Everyone is welcome to call in. Mental health treatment concerns us all either directly or indirectly.

Among the points that are expected to be made in the broadcast are 10 basic legal reasons why we feel forced drugging in Ohio is unlawful – particularly where forced drugging is ordered as a result of hearings in which no evidence is presented. Most of these grounds apply in other states. Sharon, who is a survivor of psychiatry as well as an MSW with many years of clinical experience within the mental illness system, will address the fact that many if not most people with psychiatric histories are capable of fully recovering without drugging, and that drugging itself can predispose a person to act violently.

Also to be addressed is the fact that as of this writing, John Rohrer, an Ohio writer and musician, continues to suffer from illegal forced drugging without recourse, because a Ross County, Ohio trial judge refuses to date to address any of the legal grounds that require forced drugging to stop in John’s case. For more information about the Free John Rohrer campaign, and to see John’s writings and hear his music, go to his websites at
http://en.gravatar.com/jonnylucid


Since John posted the websites about his case, the psychiatrists at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare, Athens, Ohio where he is confined, have arranged for him to be stripped of all internet access, which keeps him from updating those sites. Meanwhile John’s prescriber, Dr. Maida Sierra, continues to violate Ohio law by forcibly drugging John with the deadly neuroleptic drug, Risperdal Consta, every two weeks. The Ohio Supreme Court declined to address forced drugging in July, 2014. The forced drugging has gone on now for more than 3 ½ years while Ross County, Ohio trial court judge Leonard Holzapfel, as of this writing, also continues to ignore the December, 2013 forced drugging objections filed by John’s attorneys. In August, 2014 Judge Holzapfel issued a written ruling in which he decided that it was acceptable to lock up citizens without the government first putting on any evidence of the person’s “mental illness”. That decision, and the decision to deprive John of his right to a jury trial, cannot be appealed until Judge Holzapfel makes a final decision about forced drugging and involuntary confinement, as a result of the September, 2014 bench trial John’s attorneys finally managed to obtain.

A little bit about Mary Neal’s advocacy: Mary’s primary goal is to get the “mentally ill” out of prisons and into other settings, including AOT, private homes, and mental hospitals. I think she understands that forced drugging is not for everybody. She also believes in the First Amendment. She likes to quote Frederick Douglass who once stated: "POWER concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will." Nice sentiments, but in the final analysis, she is a family member, not a psychiatric survivor.

Bios of Katherine Hine and Sharon Cretsinger:
Katherine Hine is an advocate for the rights of psychiatric patients and is currently involved in the forced drugging/involuntary confinement case of her son, John Rohrer, which is pending in Ross County, Ohio Common Pleas Court, Chillicothe, Ohio. She is an inactive attorney who does not practice law. From 1977 until 2009 she practiced law in Ohio and Oklahoma representing battered women, parents of children abused by the other parent in custody cases, foster parents, citizens charged with petty crime, citizen groups seeking to bring accountability to local government, and others. A former judicial candidate and author, Katherine had a solo practice representing clients in criminal, juvenile, municipal, trial, and appellate courts over the course of some 30 years. She continues to be involved with the Ross County Network for Children, as a board member since 1996, and as its Executive Director since 2005. http://networkforchildren.wordpress.com/be-a-volunteer/

Sharon Cretsinger is an activist, writer, social work professor, and psychiatric survivor. She is affiliated with The Mental Patients’ Liberation Alliance and the online broadcast of www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney, writes for and facilitates demonstrations and other community events as a Hearing Voices Network Facilitator, and is the founder, organizer and director of the Kent Empowerment Center. Sharon has developed multiple education programs on the C/S/X Movement and other topics for presentation in the community and various agencies and professional organizations. Besides her lived experience as a consumer of mental health services, Sharon, who has a master’s in social work, has many years experience as a mental health clinician and supervisor inside the mental illness system.

Earlier this year, she authored an article on John Rohrer’s confinement at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare: “Thoughts on psychiatric incarceration when not guilty by reason of insanity: ‘If you don’t agree with your psychiatrist, make yourself at home’, available online athttp://www.madinamerica.com/2014/07/thoughts-psychiatric-incarceration-guilty-reason-insanity/. In September, Sharon covered John’s trial in Ross County, and is in the process of writing about it.

Many people, including Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, advocate for passage of H.R.3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." The bill by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) is pending before the U.S. Congress now. Among other things, it provides for assisted outpatient treatment programs (enforced treatment plus subsistence assistance) for people with serious mental illness. See also, "See "MAD IN AMERICA," a 60-Minutes interview of Dr. E. Fuller Torrey. Dr. Torrey speaks about mass killings in the interview, saying, “About half of these mass killings are being done by people with severe mental illness, mostly schizophrenia, and if they were being treated they would have been preventable.” 
http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/09/e-fuller-torrey-60-minutes/

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

L.A. County Trades Jail for Treatment



EXTRA! Los Angeles to Offer Treatment Instead of Jail for Mentally Ill Offenders! 

(Sept. 24, 2014) Los Angeles County has announced a plan to help low-level offenders with serious mental illness obtain alternative sentencing, allowing for treatment instead of prison time (“Mental Illness program could transform LA county justice system,” the Los Angeles Times, Sept. 17).

“It is time to stop bouncing people who are mentally ill and genuinely sick between the streets and our jails,” said District Attorney Jackie Lacey. “This is an unconscionable waste of human life and money.”

This project has the potential to not only reduce recidivism rates and encourage humane treatment for the mentally ill, but also set a precedent for the criminal justice system throughout the country, reports the Los Angeles Times.


Read the entire article in "Treatment Advocacy Center" at the first link above.

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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?


Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Michael Anthony Kerr, NC Murder Victim


Dog Justice for Mentally Ill blog will feature the abuse or murder of a mentally ill American every week to highlight these crimes against humanity. This week's featured murder victim is Michael Anthony Kerr.

Michael Anthony Kerr, Inmate With Schizophrenia, Died Of Thirst After 35 Days Of Solitary. An autopsy released earlier this week says the 54-year-old inmate, who had schizophrenia, died of dehydration. The report also said he was receiving no treatment for the symptoms of his mental illness.

A written policy at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety allows prison staff to respond to the "misuse of plumbing facilities" by turning off the water to an inmate's sink and toilet. State prison officials did not respond Friday to questions about whether water to Kerr's cell was cut off in the days before his death. Huffington Post carried the report: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/michael-anthony-kerr-inmate-died-thirst_n_5890998.html

A fellow inmate kept a record of the neglect and abuse Kerr suffered. You can read his account about Kerr's final six days, which Kerr spent handcuffed, not eating or drinking.

Micheal Kerr's photo is not available through NC inmate search. See the following information:
MICHAEL A KERR
Offender ID: 0484330
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 05/08/1960
Age: 54
Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 31 YEARS 9 MONTHS 25 DAYS
Conviction Date: 01/14/2011
Projected Release Date: 07/17/2039
Primary Crime: HABITUAL FELON (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 01/14/2011 Admission Facility: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: DISCIPLINARY SEGREGATION Next Control Review: 04/21/2014
Custody Classification: CLOSE Next Custody Review: 01/01/2015
Current Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION Previous Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Last Movement : DEATH
Last Movement Date: 03/12/2014


Kerr was listed as a "habitual felon," because the system responded to his schizophrenia by penalizing rather than treating him. Condolences to his family and friends. They killed my brother, too.

Some positive news came from Los Angeles this week: Treatment Advocacy Center reported that Los Angeles is to offer treatment instead of jail for mentally ill offenders. Los Angeles County Jail is said to be the nation's largest "mental hospital." To replace punishment with treatment in Los Angeles means prison investors are losing their hold. 

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) continues to prepare to take up to 200 cases before the United Nations International Court in 2015. The cases document abuses against the human rights of Americans with mental disabilities and innocent people (their victims) who were brutalized or killed because the USA deliberately withholds psychiatric treatment to await crimes that will excuse imprisonment and enrich prison investors. Over half of America's prisoners are mentally disabled people who deserve treatment, not incarceration with sadists as their jailers.

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Thank you for joining AIMI's fight to decriminalize mental illness in the 
United States of America.
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
Phone: (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal 
MaryLovesJustice Articles and Radio Broadcasts
Mary Neal is also known as "MaryLovesJustice"

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison investors who have a conflict of interest in voting to decriminalize mental illness in the United States of America, supposedly an equal opportunity nation.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hattie Neal's Tears for Justice

Hear my mother, Hattie Neal, 91, asked the government to please tell her how Larry Neal was murdered. She made this request during the last minutes of her interview on Human Rights Demand channel at Blogtalkradio on September 14, 2014.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/09/14/human-rights-for-prisoners-march-w-hattie-neal-91-mom-of-larry-neal-deceased

Hattie Neal is considered too black for justice in the USA. Her son, Larry, was considered "useless life," because he was #mentallyill plus an African American - the most discriminated against people on the planet. We have asked for open disclosure for eleven years. We were once hopeful about improved justice, but we were disappointed like many Americans are. There is NO CHANGE. Larry Neal was secretly arrested for 18 days in Memphis Shelby County Jail and murdered on August 1, 2003. His murder precipitated one of The Cochran Firm frauds against African Americans. Hattie Neal's tears are dried on the contract for legal services, which you can to see at the Documents Tab at the website
http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com/main.html . I founded Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") because of Hattie Neal's tears and the tears of many other mothers. The organization will take the USA before the United Nations International Court in 2015. Join us at "AIMI-Human Rights" http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com .


TALKING HELPS! There was a time when people did not speak publicly about being victims of domestic violence, pedophilia, and sex abuse in the workplace. Then a few brave victims came forward on daytime television shows and broke the silence about such abuses. As people discussed their victimization, public awareness increased, which resulted in better community support and stronger laws against abusers. Until domestic violence and sex abuse came out of the closet, there were very few shelters for battered women and children, few protections for workers, and abusers usually escaped prosecution. That has changed. 

Mentally challenged people and their families must also come out of the closet. We discuss mental illness and incarceration to eliminate the stigma attached to people who have mental diseases, drug or alcohol addictions, and criminal convictions that resulted from their conditions. We must advocate for timely access to inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services and subsistence assistance for persons whose disabilities place them at risk for malnutrition and homelessness. As we expose police brutality and prisoner abuses, the likely result will be better training for police and corrections officers and increased accountability for abuses.

Keep talking about mental health care and drug/alcohol treatment. Talking gives Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. Let's talk every Wednesday night on BlogTalkRadio at 9pm PDT at (818)572.2947, and please share our tapes. http://blogtalkradio.com/nnia1

Read about people who defied the stigma and asked me to publish articles about their situations to get YOUR attention on their victimization at "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" http://DogJusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/

TALKING HELPS.

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Thank you for joining AIMI's fight to decriminalize mental illness in the 
United States of America.
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
Phone: (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal 
MaryLovesJustice Articles and Radio Broadcasts
Mary Neal is also known as "MaryLovesJustice"

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison investors who have a conflict of interest in voting to decriminalize mental illness in the United States of America, an equal opportunity nation.

Terrell Scott's Torture Continues in Pennsylvania


Terrell Scott is pictured top, left in the collage above. Scott is a mentally ill black man who has been interned for over five years in Pennsylvania while denied his Sixth Amendment right to a trial. All the other mentally ill Americans in the photo were killed by law officers. Brian Claunch was a double amputee who was shot to death while sitting in his wheelchair in a Texas care home, "armed" with a ballpoint ink pen. Kelly Thomas was a homeless mentally ill man who was beaten to death by six Fullerton, California law officers. Larry Neal was secretly arrested (kidnapped) and interned in Memphis Shelby County Jail Scott for 18 days before being murdered on August 1, 2003, by undisclosed means. The government still refuses to reveal to his family how Larry was killed while police falsely, repeatedly denied having the disabled American in custody. Terrell Scott was incarcerated 4.5 years in torturous conditions before he finally agreed to sign a plea bargain after learning about two other mentally ill black men in Mississippi who had been illegally interned without trials nearly twice as long as he had been. 

Because this article is censored by terrorists and stalkers, it is repeated in three comments below. Please read them to ensure that you get the full understanding about Terrell Scott, a victimized mentally ill black man in America who deserves and needs help. Thank you.

Scott's own attorney, Phil Lauer, worked against Scott's right to a fair, public, speedy trial (see court documents proving this at Reference No. 1, below). Scott was released from the Pennsylvania prison for two months after signing the plea bargain, then the State rearrested him on new false charges. Scott's arrest occurred at a mental hospital where he was an inpatient, because Judge Zito said that "prison is the best place for mentally ill people like him." 

Scott was again denied any trial on the new charges the State levied against him. This time, Scott was denied even knowing what the new charges were. That is the "liberty and justice for all" that black men receive in the USA, especially those who are mentally ill. Black people with mental illness in the USA are treated like "useless life," except for prison profiteering. Prison profiteers earn more by incarcerating mentally ill people, and the U.S. Justice Department generally refuses to protect the rights of disabled Americans and institutionalized persons, especially African Americans. Below is an update by Terrell Scott's mother. Holly Alston wrote:

My forever tears for my son Free Terrell Scott again have taken over. My heart is so broken. My phone call with Terrell this past Monday was only about five minutes. Terrell sounded robotic, plus a staff member from Graterford State Prison was standing over him. But I received a letter from Terrell today which made me so upset.

Terrell has only been able to take two showers since he's been transferred to Graterford State Prison, he wasn't given any toiletries, he's lost over 20 lbs. They make him wear a "Turtle Suit," which is just a heavy green smock with Velcro tabs on it. The issue with this is that it's too small, and Terrell is getting yelled at because he can't keep it closed. Unfortunately, Terrell is being exposed practically nude. He has no privacy. The camera is on him 24 hours a day, and his cell is infested with mice and spiders.

Terrell wrote, "Mama, that's only the stuff I can tell you; if I told you everything . . . I wouldn't want you to have another heart attack."

I have no words. I can't stop crying knowing that my son continues to be tortured.

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Terrell Scott and his family are Claimants in "AIMI vs. USA," an action that Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill will file in International Court in 2015. Scott is an innocent man who was falsely accused and has been interned for years without trial, since the prosecution simply had no case to present to a court. Now Scott's torture continues, and his family suffers. Holly Alston is in her early 40's, but she had a heart attack this spring from the stress of trying to extricate her gentle, disabled son from ruthless prison investors in Pennsylvania, and Scott's grandfather had heart surgery. The entire family suffers from legal abuse syndrome. 

Prison profiteering is a wicked enterprise, like all human trafficking is; it is America's return to slavery.

Read three(3) articles about Terrell Scott below:
1.  Terrell Scott Too "Crazy" for Trial but Competent for a Plea Deal (with evidence proving collusion between defense and prosecution)
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/terrell-scott-too-crazy-for-trial-but.html
2.  "Pennsylvania: Black Mental Patients 4 Cash"
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/01/pennsylvania-black-mental-patients-4.html
3.  "Terrell Scott - Teen Sex Slave Wrongly Arrested in Pennsylvania"
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2013/11/teen-sex-slave-wrongly-arrested-in-pa.html

Pennsylvania may be America's most corrupt state. See evidence at these six(6) articles and videos:
1. Mom Dies in PA Debtors Prison
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2014/06/mom-dies-in-pa-debtors-prison.html
2. KIDS FOR CASH Documentary with Filmmaker Robert May
http://youtu.be/mVzSe2TQ3d0
3. Penn State Child Abuse Scandal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal
4. Brave New Films (video re Kids4Cash)
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/4/kids_for_cash_inside_one_of
5. Pennsylvania is being sued for its corruption by a senator and a candidate. I will find the link.
[place held for link to lawsuit against Pennsylvania]
6. Pennsylvania sued for details on secret execution cocktail 

Excerpt: The American Civil Liberties Union, along with four newspapers, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania seeking to uncover the source of the drugs used in its lethal injection procedures. As Pennsylvania prepares to execute its first inmate in 15 years, the ACLU, the Guardian, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Philadelphia City Paper are arguing that the state’s refusal to reveal where it purchases its drugs is illegal. [Knowing Pennsylvania, the execution drugs are probably made of Drano and gasoline.]


Pennsylvania's prison profiteering, child abuse, and judicial corruption are all evidenced in Terrell Scott's case, which will go before the International Court in 2015 in "AIMI vs. USA." Please pray for Scott and his family. If you can offer immediate assistance to Holly Alston, please contact her at the email address: hollyhollabacka@aol.com  

If you are or have a relative who is/was victimized in the legal system (denied psychiatric or drug/alcohol treatment in order to await a crime to excuse incarceration), please join the Claimants to "AIMI vs. USA." If you were robbed, raped, burglarized, or had a relative who was killed by an untreated mentally ill person or drug/alcohol addict, please also join the Claimants. Information about the international legal action is posted in "AIMI - Human Rights" blog at
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Thank you for joining AIMI's fight to decriminalize mental illness in the 
United States of America.
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
Phone: (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal 
MaryLovesJustice Articles and Radio Broadcasts
Mary Neal is also known as "MaryLovesJustice"

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison investors who have a conflict of interest in voting to decriminalize mental illness in the United States of America, an equal opportunity nation.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drunk Tank Torture in Alabama Prison

A mother wrote about unsanitary conditions:

My son was placed in an area referred to by institution personnel as a "drunk tank" for more than one year. This section of the facility has no toilet, running water, or bedding. He had to use a drain in the floor to urinate and defecate. This area is equipped with a camera, and each time my son had to relieve himself, a guard's voice was heard over the intercom making unnecessary and crude comments. The staff is required to flush the drain in the floor of his cell from the outside, which is rarely done. Due to the lack of the personnel's adherence to responsibilities, the floor's drain became clogged on numerous occasions. Alabama's high humidity in the summer, and the lack of proper disinfecting, created a strong ammonia odor and an infestation of bugs within the cell. My son had numerous bug bites, and cleaning supplies were denied to him by staff, along with drinking water and requests to shower. This situation went on for extended periods of time. As a simple request for toilet tissue was being denied, so that my son could not clean himself for weeks at a time, I went to the facility with a large amount of toilet tissue which I attempted to donate to the institution. My donation was rejected, and I was told to take the tissue back home. It was after this incident that my son received a roll of toilet tissue.

I will share more of these horrendous conditions that our loved ones are exposed to here in the Alabama Facilities of Horrors, from my own personal experience, not hearsay.
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Thank you for joining AIMI's fight to decriminalize mental illness in the 
United States of America.
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
Phone: (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
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It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?



Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison investors who have a conflict of interest in voting to decriminalize mental illness in the United States of America, an equal opportunity nation where only poor and middle-class people are arrested for mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions.