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Free Ben Meaux From Louisiana Prison

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In 2003 Ben Meaux was arrested and extradited from France by Lafayette authorities and injustly held for 8 1/2years without trial nor bond then given a 40 year sentence for 2 counts of attempted-manslaughter despite no evidence nor any deaths nor proof of any injuries to anyone. The Lafayette authorities beat him and drugged him with Respridol leaving him with permanent injuries.

"Before any conviction, while in shackles, I was thrown on the ground by a team of guards and my feet pushed to the back of my head as my back was stomped.  Three prison docotrs took x-rays twice and gave their opinion that my back injuries are severe and permanent, that because of my joints being overflexed I have now calcification and inflamation all around the immoveable joints of my tailbone and my lower-back vertebrae which sometimes paralyzes me for hours so that I can't walk.  One doctor's notes had "possible disk disease?".  There is no treatment for my injuries.  A guard named Simone had seen what had happened so took photos of the bruises on my wrists, abdomen, ankles and back however in all these years my bad lawyers never demanded for copies so the photos were likely erased from the jails digital camera."

"Broken teeth, side-effects from forced medication and a permanent back injury before or after a conviction are violations of our U.S. Amendments against cruiel and unusual punishment." ~ Ben Meaux

Ben Meaux is a U.S. citizen and has never had a previous criminal record.


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