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:

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:
Offender ID: 0484330
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
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 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.

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, supposedly an equal opportunity nation.

1 comment:

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

Stalkers usually remove my hard line break so that if you copy my articles, the links will be inactive because they run into the word immediately before the link. That is a censorship tool used in the USA, where we have freedom of press. See the link for the article about Mr. Kerr in Huffington Post

See the report about Mr. Kerr by a fellow inmate at the link below