PRISONERS FOR CHANGE (P4C): WHY WERE PRISONERS DENIED THE RIGHT (GRANTED TO THEM BY BOP POLICY TO SUPPORT SOCIETY'S PLIGHT), TO CONDUCT A MASSIVE FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR HAITI?
Dear Friends, supporters, bloggers, and tweeterers:
Enough is enough! We... know why prisoners were denied the right to support Haiti i.e., when/while the whole world had united themselves in solidarity to give Haiti a helping hand.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) Director, Mr. Harley Lappin and FCI ALLENWOOD'S Warden, Mr. Ebbert, must be held responsible and accountable... and they must be exposed nationally/internationally for violating their own rules of law and policies. If we, as a people in society worldwide, don't unite with prisoners through thick and thin to break down the prisons' concrete walls to put up a glass wall-- FBOP Executive Staff will always continue to defeat organizers and their organizations.... Let's not sit down and wait (God forbid), for another disaster to happen... to force us to act swift and compel the FBOP Director to right his/their wrong!
They have a saying that goes as follows:
'IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT A COUNTRY,GO INSIDE OF ITS PRISONS!'
Therefore, we need to start highlighting FBOP Executive Staff names, job titles, and faces/photos via, the worldwide web and news media, the same way that CNN's Rick Sanchez does with 'RICK'S LIST;' and, by only holding them responsible in the public's eye (for the whole world to see them, along with their family members, friends, neighbors, and church members, etc.), by requesting a comment regarding their ill-actions towards prisoners, would that then deter them to curb their bad behaviors/acts.
Now, had prisoners been allowed to conduct their own requested MASSIVE FUNDRAISING DRIVE titled:
'HAITI-WE ARE WITH YOU**ESTAMOS CONTIGO,'
via, the Education Department, P4C networking would've raised an easy $3,000.00 plus, by February 5th, 2010, that was pay day for the entire prison population.
And, an approximate $1.5 - $2 Million had the entire FBOP been allowed to do likewise, in the whole United States of America.
So, why should prisoners be compelled to follow the rule of law, when Government employees are being allowed to violate the law on the books and not be punished!?
As seen in the movie, The Great Debators, one debator stated,
'As Saint Augustine said, 'AN UNJUST LAW, IS NO LAW AT ALL!''
Are they above the law? Please, let me know right now!?
So the million dollar question today is, are we going to stand on the side lines and allow the FBOP Director, Mr. Lappin and FCI Allenwood's Warden, Mr. Ebbert to get away with it? Are their actions denying prisoners the right to hold a fundraising drive for Haiti legally justified and/or considered 'RACIALLY MOTIVATED/DISCRIMINATORY?'
If it's not, then what would you consider the FBOP's denial to be?
If my reasonings to you are not fair, then please help me out to comprehend this whole situation because President Barack Obama called upon
'EVERYONE TO HELP IN AMERICA!;'
he even called upon Presidents: Carter, Clinton, and Bush,Jr., etc., to come on board to help Haiti.
So again, my question to all of you and please respond honestly and ASAP!
'DID PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 'EXCLUDE PRISONERS FROM SUPPORTING
SOCIETY'S PLIGHT AND FINANCIALLY ASSISTING HAITI!?''
Now, look at this latest Earthquake in Chile and prisoners 'CANNOT' launch a fundraising drive to stand in SOLIDARITY! with the Chilean people.
Prisoners For Change (P4C) & Prisioneros Para Cambio is seeking your earnest support to
'CHANGE' this unjust policy by signing on to this petition, to compel the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director, Mr. Harley Lappin to 'MODIFY' Program Statement,
P.S. 5381.05 'INMATE ORGANIZATIONS.'
P4C would like Mr. Lappin to specify in that NEW PROGRAM STATEMENT REVISED EDITION, that whenever a NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL DISASTER occurs and prisoners wish to hold a fundraising drive to support that cause, the WARDEN(S) 'SHALL' designate a staff/department supervisor to conduct and oversee all required procedures for that fundraiser.
And, Mr. Lappin 'MUST' explicitly specify that prisoners 'DO NOT!' need to have an
'INMATE ORGANIZATION' to organize a staff sponsored (of their own choice),
MASS DONATION FUNDRAISING DRIVE for the near future.
Thanks for reading my blog and signing on to my petition, to make a DIFFERENCE tomorrow!!!
I am always...
Very truly yours,
Jaime A. Davidson (aka 'GRINGO')
Founder of Prisoners For Change (P4C) & Prisioneros Para Cambio and
Founder of the Reggaeton Culture.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS WRITE TO ME AT:
Jaime A. Davidson #37593-053
FCI - Allenwood
PO Box 2000
White Deer, PA 17887