Stop the Torture and Abuse of inmates at Calhoun Correctional Institution

Stop the Torture and Abuse of inmates at Calhoun Correctional Institution

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Sabrina Sykes started this petition to Florida Governor

This petition is not just about my son Keenan. I am asking you to sign this petition because of the constant abuse being meted out to inmates at CALHOUN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. The practice of taking inmates off camera to discipline them needs to be investigated. If an inmate is out of regulation it should be dealt with at that very instance on camera.  Every guard that works at CALHOUN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION needs to be investigated for abuse, writing fraudulent reports, coverups and using excessive force as well as the warden.

My son Flippins was recently sent to Calhoun Correctional Institution to serve his time.  He observed daily how the guards (COs) abused inmates housed at this particular camp.  One evening he called and shared that a female guard accused him of rolling his eyes at her.  A CPT. then took him in the bathroom off camera and told him he was going to gas, beat and throw him into solitary confinement because he thought he saw him roll his eyes at the female guard.  Keenan assured the CPT. that he did not roll his eyes.  This happened on a Tuesday.  Keenan asked me to report the threat to the Inspector Generals (IG) office that evening (Tuesday).  I wrote the threat including names and witnesses exactly as it was told to me and submitted it via the IG website.  I received a call from Asst. Warden Kent the next day (1/30/19) thanking me for reporting the threat and assuring me that an investigation would be done to ascertain exactly what happened.  I sent my son a message via JPAY letting him know an investigation would ensue because of the threat.  I then told him to make sure someone besides himself had my number and our code word.  I did this because if something were to happen to him he would not be able to reach out and call me himself.  I spoke to Keenan briefly on Friday evening and asked him if all was well.  He assured me everything was fine, but reiterated that the guards that threatened him would be coming on duty within the hour.  At approximately 6:30pm I received a call from another inmate (unknown to me)  that the guards did their walk through and count and immediately zoned in on Keenan.  They took him into the bathroom off camera, stripped him, gassed him, beat him and took him to the box (solitary confinement).  I received another call from another inmate describing how Keenan was sitting on his bed when the guards approached him, grabbed him and took him in the bathroom off camera where they gassed and beat him.  I received a 3rd call from the parent of another inmate letting me know how upset her son was, because he had just witnessed the COs snatch my son from his bunk, take him into the bathroom, gas and beat him.  Abuse like this must stop, but it will only stop if this institution and it's guards are investigated.  All 3 witnesses that called me have since been put in confinement as retaliation for calling me.  Please sign my petition and share it with as many people as you can.  Offenders are sent to jail/prison as punishment, they are not sent there to be punished by the guards and those who are in authority over them.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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