Petition Closed

STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PRISONS !!!!

IT COULD BE ONE OF YOUR LOVE ONES THERE !!!!!


This is just one example, but there are a lot more.

Social worker accused in rape of Angola

A comment from Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore on social worker's sexual abuse.
It’s time to expose the sexual abuse of inmates by prison employees

On February 19, an Angola social worker was arrested for the aggravated rape of an inmate housed in the mental health unit of the prison.

While the general public has been exposed to stories of rape among prisoners, there is little awareness about the high incidence of brutal rape of both men and women by prison employees. These cases remain under the radar because victims are threatened with violence to prevent them from speaking out, while the employees involved, who generally feel shielded from society, might simply be charged with “maleficence in office
I heard many of the guards in Angola say “Society thinks you are animals”, with the implication that whatever a prison employee does to one of us, society couldn’t care less.




The social worker in this case, Mr. Gary D. Widkiff, is said to have used threats of violence on October 7, 2008 to force the inmate to allow Mr. Widkiff to perform oral sex on him.




At Angola, threats and violent behavior by prison employees against inmates are not uncommon. An employee may accuse a prisoner of spitting on him, with the result that the inmate in question can be gassed, badly beaten, or sent to Camp J, a house of horror that I have been unlucky enough to experience for an extended period.

In this case, the victim did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities, reportedly for fear of not being believed. A claim like that can also lead to a disciplinary report, with the victim accused of spreading rumors.

Four other inmates had complained about Midkiff’s inappropriate sexual conduct, to put it mildly, yet Angola authorities did nothing. Had they thoroughly investigated the complaints made, they could have acted to prevent another individual from being sexually assaulted.




Many men in prison who are raped choose to suffer in silence – ashamed and conscious of the social stigma associated with being sexually violated.
No-one inside or outside prison should have to suffer alone as a result of a degrading act of violence. I urge everybody with a similar experience to rise above their fear and speak out; if you stay silent, you remain a victim for life.
___________________________________________________
From  SF BayView Online black news paper.

It’s time to expose the sexual abuse of inmates by prison employees:
Reports from Angola and Ely

Angola State Prison, Louisiana




by Kenny Zulu Whitmore




Many Americans were unaware of torture and rape of prisoners by guards until the photos from Abu Ghraib leaked out. But the atrocities at Abu Ghraib – and many of the guards there – came from U.S. prisons, where prison personnel torture and rape with impunity.

On Feb. 19, an Angola social worker was arrested for the aggravated rape of an inmate housed in the mental health unit of the prison.




While the general public has been exposed to stories of rape among prisoners, there is little awareness about the high incidence of brutal rape of both men and women by prison employees. These cases remain under the radar because victims are threatened with violence to prevent them from speaking out, while the employees involved, who generally feel shielded from society, might simply be charged with “malfeasance in office.” I have heard many of the guards in Angola say, “Society thinks you are animals,” with the implication that whatever a prison employee does to one of us, society couldn’t care less.




The social worker in this case, Gary D. Widkiff, is said to have used threats of violence on Oct. 7, 2008, to force the inmate to allow Widkiff to perform oral sex on him.




At Angola, threats and violent behavior by prison employees against inmates are not uncommon. An employee may accuse a prisoner of spitting on him, with the result that the inmate in question can be gassed, badly beaten or sent to Camp J, a house of horror that I have been unlucky enough to experience for an extended period.




In this case, the victim did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities, reportedly for fear of not being believed. A claim like that can also lead to a disciplinary report, with the victim accused of spreading rumors.




Four other inmates had complained about Widkiff’s inappropriate sexual conduct, to put it mildly, yet Angola authorities did nothing. Had they thoroughly investigated the complaints made, they could have acted to prevent another individual from being sexually assaulted.

Many men in prison who are raped choose to suffer in silence - ashamed and conscious of the social stigma associated with being sexually violated.
No one inside or outside prison should have to suffer alone as a result of a degrading act of violence. I urge everybody with a similar experience to rise above their fear and speak out; if you stay silent, you remain a victim for life.

Send our brother some love and light:
 Kenny Zulu Whitmore, #86468, RC/CCR, U/C 11,
 Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712.
Learn more at
 
www.myspace.com/freezulu .

http://freezulu.co.uk/.




______________________________________
Ely State Prison, Nevada
by Gregory




This letter is to inform you of a incident of a sexual assault which took place at Ely State Prison here in Nevada on May 14, 2008, which happened as follows: After making a written complaint on staff members making threats of physical violence naming D.W., I was told to pack my property for a cell change. Then sometime afterward, seven guards - Officer W., Officer R., Mr. C., Officer S., Officer D., Officer L. and Officer S.C. - came to my cell and placed me in full restraints, handcuffs and leg shackles.

I was escorted to an abandoned cell by these officials. Soon as I entered, I was picked up from behind and slammed onto a empty metal bed frame, where Officer W. then snatched down my undershorts and said to me he’d teach me a lesson about snitching on staff members at Ely State Prison.




He then forced his fingers into my rectum cavity, causing me much pain and discomfort. After this, I was taken down on the floor, where Mr. C. performed oral copulation and masturbation with my penis and scrotum. Sometime later after Mr. C. was done, I was positioned onto my knees where Officer W. and Officer R. stood over me with their penis exposed masturbating and attempting to make me submit to do oral upon them, but as I refused I was brutally kicked in my back and ribs from behind while these officers continued to masturbate and ejaculate on me. I was later repositioned and slammed face down onto a desktop where I was bent down and anally penetrated with penises and other unseen objects. After this, these very officials took turns and stood over me and urinated on me.




Sometime later this day, I reported this incident to the supervisor, Sgt. H., and his response was to reorder me into restraints and drag me to an empty shower where he himself refused to allow me to see medical, stating that he would fabricate that I refused medical attention and there would be no collection of evidence. He also said that if his officers did indeed sexually assault me, that he may as well join the party.

He then ordered me onto my knees where officers pulled me close to the shower bars using a dog leash attached to my restraints and Sgt. H. took out his penis and urinated on me. I was later tossed back into my cell and remained at this very location of this rape under non-stop sexual harassment and retaliation by these very perpetrators.




No attempts to prevent further abuse or retaliation were ever taken. The warden and the [other top-ranking prison official] are aware of this abuse and multiple other abusive incidents, but they absolutely don’t care to intervene upon these situations. They only promote and encourage these officers’ misconduct.

Anyway since this incident I was transported to Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) on July 3, 2008, where I’ve yet to receive any mental health counseling. And this institution is also aware of this incident but only makes threats to send me back to Ely Prison, even though I’ve informed staff of the danger that exists there.




This report first appeared at

 www.justdetention.org
the website of Just Detention International,
 
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340, Los Angeles, CA 90010, (213) 384-1400,

 info@justdetention.org.
________________________________________________

From a news paper:


ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisiana State Penitentiary social worker Thursday on one count of aggravated rape involving an inmate, a spokesman for Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said.
Dewayne Midkiff, 32, is accused of using threats of violence on Oct. 7 to force the inmate to allow Midkiff to perform oral sex on the prisoner, said sheriff’s Capt. Spence Dilworth, chief of detectives.

Dilworth said the inmate accused Midkiff of threatening to make false accusations against him in order to have correctional officers beat him, and the inmate said he submitted to Midkiff’s demands in the belief the threats were real.
The inmate reported he pushed the social worker away at one point, however, and collected DNA evidence on his pants, Dilworth said.
The inmate first reported the incident to an attorney, but said he did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities because “he did not trust them,” Dilworth said.

Midkiff began working at Angola in 2001.
Midkiff, 731 Caddo St., Baton Rouge, denied the allegations, but prison investigators and sheriff’s detectives found four other complaints from different inmates accusing Midkiff of inappropriate sexual conduct, the detective said.
Midkiff refused to provide a DNA sample, but detectives plan to seek a search warrant in the case, Dilworth said.

Please sign and let THIS STOP  !!!!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, it could be one of your love ones there !!!!!!!!

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States

This is just one example, but there are a lot more.

STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PRISONS !!!!

Social worker accused in rape of Angola

A comment from Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore on social worker's sexual abuse.
It’s time to expose the sexual abuse of inmates by prison employees

On February 19, an Angola social worker was arrested for the aggravated rape of an inmate housed in the mental health unit of the prison.

While the general public has been exposed to stories of rape among prisoners, there is little awareness about the high incidence of brutal rape of both men and women by prison employees. These cases remain under the radar because victims are threatened with violence to prevent them from speaking out, while the employees involved, who generally feel shielded from society, might simply be charged with “maleficence in office

I heard many of the guards in Angola say “Society thinks you are animals”, with the implication that whatever a prison employee does to one of us, society couldn’t care less.
The social worker in this case, Mr. Gary D. Widkiff, is said to have used threats of violence on October 7, 2008 to force the inmate to allow Mr. Widkiff to perform oral sex on him.






At Angola, threats and violent behavior by prison employees against inmates are not uncommon.
An employee may accuse a prisoner of spitting on him, with the result that the inmate in question can be gassed, badly beaten, or sent to Camp J, a house of horror that I have been unlucky enough to experience for an extended period.

In this case, the victim did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities, reportedly for fear of not being believed. A claim like that can also lead to a disciplinary report, with the victim accused of spreading rumors.

Four other inmates had complained about Midkiff’s inappropriate sexual conduct, to put it mildly, yet Angola authorities did nothing. Had they thoroughly investigated the complaints made, they could have acted to prevent another individual from being sexually assaulted.






Many men in prison who are raped choose to suffer in silence – ashamed and conscious of the social stigma associated with being sexually violated.
No-one inside or outside prison should have to suffer alone as a result of a degrading act of violence. I urge everybody with a similar experience to rise above their fear and speak out; if you stay silent, you remain a victim for life.
___________________________________________________
From  SF BayView Online black news paper

It’s time to expose the sexual abuse of inmates by prison employees:
Reports from Angola and Ely

Angola State Prison, Louisiana






by Kenny Zulu Whitmore






Many Americans were unaware of torture and rape of prisoners by guards until the photos from Abu Ghraib leaked out. But the atrocities at Abu Ghraib – and many of the guards there – came from U.S. prisons, where prison personnel torture and rape with impunity.

On Feb. 19, an Angola social worker was arrested for the aggravated rape of an inmate housed in the mental health unit of the prison.






While the general public has been exposed to stories of rape among prisoners, there is little awareness about the high incidence of brutal rape of both men and women by prison employees. These cases remain under the radar because victims are threatened with violence to prevent them from speaking out, while the employees involved, who generally feel shielded from society, might simply be charged with “malfeasance in office.” I have heard many of the guards in Angola say, “Society thinks you are animals,” with the implication that whatever a prison employee does to one of us, society couldn’t care less.






The social worker in this case, Gary D. Widkiff, is said to have used threats of violence on Oct. 7, 2008, to force the inmate to allow Widkiff to perform oral sex on him.






At Angola, threats and violent behavior by prison employees against inmates are not uncommon. An employee may accuse a prisoner of spitting on him, with the result that the inmate in question can be gassed, badly beaten or sent to Camp J, a house of horror that I have been unlucky enough to experience for an extended period.






In this case, the victim did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities, reportedly for fear of not being believed. A claim like that can also lead to a disciplinary report, with the victim accused of spreading rumors.






Four other inmates had complained about Widkiff’s inappropriate sexual conduct, to put it mildly, yet Angola authorities did nothing. Had they thoroughly investigated the complaints made, they could have acted to prevent another individual from being sexually assaulted.








Many men in prison who are raped choose to suffer in silence - ashamed and conscious of the social stigma associated with being sexually violated.
No one inside or outside prison should have to suffer alone as a result of a degrading act of violence. I urge everybody with a similar experience to rise above their fear and speak out; if you stay silent, you remain a victim for life.
Send our brother some love and light:
Kenny Zulu Whitmore, #86468, RC/CCR, U/C 11, Louisiana State Prison, Angola, LA 70712.
Learn more at

http://freezulu.co.uk/
.
___________________________________________
Ely State Prison, Nevada
by Gregory






This letter is to inform you of a incident of a sexual assault which took place at Ely State Prison here in Nevada on May 14, 2008, which happened as follows: After making a written complaint on staff members making threats of physical violence naming D.W., I was told to pack my property for a cell change. Then sometime afterward, seven guards - Officer W., Officer R., Mr. C., Officer S., Officer D., Officer L. and Officer S.C. - came to my cell and placed me in full restraints, handcuffs and leg shackles.






I was escorted to an abandoned cell by these officials. Soon as I entered, I was picked up from behind and slammed onto a empty metal bed frame, where Officer W. then snatched down my undershorts and said to me he’d teach me a lesson about snitching on staff members at Ely State Prison.






He then forced his fingers into my rectum cavity, causing me much pain and discomfort. After this, I was taken down on the floor, where Mr. C. performed oral copulation and masturbation with my penis and scrotum. Sometime later after Mr. C. was done, I was positioned onto my knees where Officer W. and Officer R. stood over me with their penis exposed masturbating and attempting to make me submit to do oral upon them, but as I refused I was brutally kicked in my back and ribs from behind while these officers continued to masturbate and ejaculate on me.
I was later repositioned and slammed face down onto a desktop where I was bent down and anally penetrated with penises and other unseen objects. After this, these very officials took turns and stood over me and urinated on me.






Sometime later this day, I reported this incident to the supervisor, Sgt. H., and his response was to reorder me into restraints and drag me to an empty shower where he himself refused to allow me to see medical, stating that he would fabricate that I refused medical attention and there would be no collection of evidence.
He also said that if his officers did indeed sexually assault me, that he may as well join the party.






He then ordered me onto my knees where officers pulled me close to the shower bars using a dog leash attached to my restraints and Sgt. H. took out his penis and urinated on me.
 I was later tossed back into my cell and remained at this very location of this rape under non-stop sexual harassment and retaliation by these very perpetrators.






No attempts to prevent further abuse or retaliation were ever taken. The warden and the [other top-ranking prison official] are aware of this abuse and multiple other abusive incidents, but they absolutely don’t care to intervene upon these situations. They only promote and encourage these officers’ misconduct.






Anyway since this incident I was transported to Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) on July 3, 2008, where I’ve yet to receive any mental health counseling. And this institution is also aware of this incident but only makes threats to send me back to Ely Prison, even though I’ve informed staff of the danger that exists there.






This report first appeared at
 
www.justdetention.org.

the website of Just Detention International,
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340, Los Angeles, CA 90010, (213) 384-1400,
 
info@justdetention.org.
________________________________________________

From a news paper:

ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisiana State Penitentiary social worker Thursday on one count of aggravated rape involving an inmate, a spokesman for Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said.
Dewayne Midkiff, 32, is accused of using threats of violence on Oct. 7 to force the inmate to allow Midkiff to perform oral sex on the prisoner, said sheriff’s Capt. Spence Dilworth, chief of detectives.

Dilworth said the inmate accused Midkiff of threatening to make false accusations against him in order to have correctional officers beat him, and the inmate said he submitted to Midkiff’s demands in the belief the threats were real.
The inmate reported he pushed the social worker away at one point, however, and collected DNA evidence on his pants, Dilworth said.
The inmate first reported the incident to an attorney, but said he did not immediately report the incident to Angola authorities because “he did not trust them,” Dilworth said.




Midkiff began working at Angola in 2001.
Midkiff, 731 Caddo St., Baton Rouge, denied the allegations, but prison investigators and sheriff’s detectives found four other complaints from different inmates accusing Midkiff of inappropriate sexual conduct, the detective said.
Midkiff refused to provide a DNA sample, but detectives plan to seek a search warrant in the case, Dilworth said.

 LET THIS STOP , PLEASE  !!!!!!