Return Louis Daniel Smith to a Minimum Security Prison Camp
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Louis Daniel Smith, the Champion of Alternative Health and proud advocate for MMS - which helped Malaria-stricken people throughout the World was imprisoned after a trial where the Judge refused to allow him to mount a Defense. What? This can't happen in America ~ right? WRONG.
He was found guilty ... by a startled Jury who couldn't believe he didn't put on a defense. Little did they know (they were not in the Courtroom) when the Judge had denied him the right to put on a defense. If you find this a mind boggling impossibility go to - www.StandByDaniel.com and read a very explanatory and illustrative Blog ~ It is spellbinding.
He was sentenced to more than 50 months and moved to several different town jails until he was finally settled in a minimum-security Prison Camp in Sheridan, OR. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has 6 levels of prisons based on the risk threat of the Inmate's criminality. By their own Location Master Guide Book Daniel was the absolute lowest possible threat or risk to anyone. Automatically they finally placed him in in a Minimum Security Prison camp on November 30, 2015. I, and other family, visited him a number of times. It was indeed a camp with much freedom in and outside. The bucolic setting was delightful.
BUT Horridly one month ago he was grabbed without any warning and rushed to Sea-Tac Detention Center a horrid prison and placed in a Maximum Security Cell. (Like on TV - 2 inmates, toilet in center of room, locked door. No view. No sunshine. No outside time.) Etc. Here is Dan’s description: “No I don't get to see the sun. I have no idea what the weather is like from day to day. Only florescent lights and grey concrete.” UPDATE: 6/19/16 - Daniel says the Guards here at SeaTac treat him fairly and reasonably. He is allowed to be out of his cell to use the telephone, use a computer (can not go to the internet...but does send emails) and have meals. He mostly stays in his cell and reads.
There is zero reason for this totally unjust confinement. The Bureau of Prison’s Detailed Inmate Placement Guide clearly scores Daniel as the lowest possible risk and thus is to be placed in a Prison Camp and NOT A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON. Daniel's Appointed Attorney says the Bureau of Prisons has total control over where an inmate is placed and they do not even inform his/her Attorney.
Death-Row felons have the highest score and thus are typically in total lockdown. This scale goes down to the inmate with the lowest possible points and is to be placed in a Camp (Like Sheridan had been) where the inmate is able to roam freely, go outdoors and watch the Canadian Geese, run the track, etc. DANIEL’S SCORE IS THE LOWEST. HE WAS CORRECTLY HOUSED AT SHERIDAN CAMP BUT NOW IS HORRIDLY AND UNJUSTLY BEHIND BARS IN THE HIGHEST RISK PRISON CELL.
We've labored diligently trying to get this dangerous fiasco reversed and transferred back to the Camp in Sheridan. It is deathly unnerving to me to see the ungodly threats surrounding my Son...at the Level 6 Prison Dentiontion Prison. In my last update I quoted from the Sea-Tac Website:
The BOP’s website states that SeaTac has a proven history of violence to
inmates. IN FACT: At least two (2) suspicious murders have happened. One murder the surviving family was awarded almost $1 million damages against the BOP.
(4) Worse the SeaTac BOP Website brags about how notorious some of their inmates current or past are or have been. So - which of the 6 risk categories is Sea Tac? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NUMBER 6 - The worst.
Read the exact quote from their website: “...the containment of extremely
dangerous, violent, or escape-prone inmates.”
Will you please sign this Petition and ask the powers-to be to move Louis Daniel Smith back to a Minimum Security Camp?
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