Have to wipe & show officer to prove you are on monthly, will only give you 1, 12ct bag of pads & no underwear, will sometimes take hours to bring you pads after you prove you are on monthly.
- If you are indigent you will get 1 roll of toilet paper to last you approx 3 weeks until you are eligible for the 3 rolls every 2 weeks.
- Toilets will only flush 2x every hour. Officers can press button to flush at other times but will not, so in communal (1 toilet) in dayroom you have approx 40+ women using toilet you can imagine the faeces, urine & blood that accumulates.
- Do not receive sheet to put on mattress & mattresses are not disinfected between uses.
- Will not give you proper cleaning supplies to clean cells. I was there for a 2 week period & we were on 23 hour lock down. Fed in our cells & we were not given cleaning supplies once.
- Once when we told the Health Department, during an inspection about the conditions, we were put on our beds for 3 days.
- There are Rats that come in the cells.
To All Who Read This :
May God bless and keep you and yours, I write to ask for your prayers.
In Houston County, Alabama there is such blatant evil. Everything that i have ever read about Nazi Germany, goes on at Houston County Jail, and Houston County itself is a den of evil that rivals mobsters. I myself went through Houston County Jail in 2015.
The experience broke me down physically, mentally and even spiritually. I had to ask myself why God would allow such abuse to take place. Through the time out of there i’ve gotten stronger and i now have a richer relationship with God. I now realize that he allows things in our life to make us stronger and dependent on him alone, so that he can show his power and glory in our lives.
I’m not beaten, through God and the wonderful person he blessed me with as my husband, who is a mountain of love, encouragement and integrity, i am motivated to write. I do question why the situation in Houston County, the corruption, the racism, the abuse of power and the conditions in Houston County Jail have been left to degenerate into that state that its now revealed to be in. I have to question, why isn’t someone in office who CAN do something about it, doing something about it?
Or is it like it was in Nazi Germany, where people just say “Oh how dreadful” and then turn a blind eye?
The release of authentic police documents, by Jon Carroll, whistleblower of the Henry County Report and previously confirmed by former Police Chief John White, indicated that law enforcement officers planting drugs and weapons on black males and the District Attorney then prosecuting these fraudulent charges, as well as the District Attorney covering up crimes committed by law enforcement officers. As a result, several other victims of the same types of crimes alleged in those documents have come forward to join the community’s stand against these injustices committed by law enforcement, lawyers, and judicial officers of the court.
The following statement is from a Gentleman that came forward to tell his story, the wrongs done, the legal misrepresentation, the punishment meted out, the brutal and inhumane conditions suffered whilst held in the Houston County Jail. We aim to build a comprehensive picture in the readers mind in order to give you a better insight as to what really happens once your within the Houston County judicial system.
Our hope is that what has transpired here in Dothan will help to bridge the divide, maybe people will now realise and accept that racism in all of its guises should never be allowed to succeed. Lets remind ourselves and especially those in public office that discrimination for reason of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or religion in unacceptable, they know that its wrong and its thinly disguised as something other than what it really is.
HUNDREDS OF CASES PROSECUTED WITH PLANTED EVIDENCE, MANY WRONGLY CONVICTED STILL IN PRISON
The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney. A group of up to a dozen police officers on a specialized narcotics team were found to have planted drugs and weapons on young black men for years. They were supervised at the time by Lt. Steve Parrish, current Dothan Police Chief, and Sgt. Andy Hughes, current Director of Homeland Security for the State of Alabama. All of the officers reportedly were members of a Neoconfederate organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels “racial extremists.” The group has advocated for blacks to return to Africa, published that the civil rights movement is really a Jewish conspiracy, and that blacks have lower IQ’s. Both Parrish and Hughes held leadership positions in the group and are pictured above holding a confederate battle flag at one of the club’s secret meetings.
The documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was covered up to protect the aforementioned officers’ law enforcement careers and keep them from being criminally prosecuted.
Several long term Dothan law enforcement officers, all part of an original group that initiated the investigation, believe the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade. Most of the young men were prosecuted, many sentenced to prison, and some are still in prison. Many of the officers involved were subsequently promoted and are in leadership positions in law enforcement. They hope the mood of the country is one that demands action and that the US Department of Justice will intervene.
Corrected: A Maryland administrative judge awarded $5,000 to a transgender state prison inmate, who alleged that guards kept her in solitary confinement for more than two months.
The case was brought under the Prison Rape Elimination Act, according to the Wall Street Journal. Judge Denise O. Shaffer’s ruling—which found that the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland, did not comply with standards meant to protect inmates from sexual abuse—marks the first time that an inmate has won individual relief for violations of the 2003 law.
Neon “Sandy” Brown, who identifies as female, was serving a five-year assault sentence, Reuters reports. Brown, 40, also alleges that the guards routinely taunted her, encouraged her to commit suicide and watched her in the shower.
I was left in a holding cell for 24hrs with no pads given to me after I told the guards I started my period. The next day my jumpsuit was covered in blood. Officer Morris came on shift and was shocked by the blood and shook her head when I told her I asked for pads but was not given any. She got me a clean jumpsuit and a few pads.
The conditions at Houston County Jail are terrible.
I was in O pod for 3.5 weeks. The toilets leaked (all of them) and worms come out from under them. When we are rolled in from 2pm to 4pm we are not allowed to lay down. So we are up from 9:30am to 10pm. We have nothing to help occupy our time.
There is a library full of books but they won’t even let us read them. On commissary day (Thursday) the whole jail is locked down.For what reason i don’t know. Most of the officers are just rude and will not answer the questions we may have.
The food is often times cold by the time it is served to us. When we are first booked in, we are given an intake pack which consists of a little tooth brush, a little tube of tooth paste, 2 stamped envelopes, 4 pieces of paper and a roll of tissue. The roll of tissue is supposed to last us for 2 weeks (they give out tissue to the indigent every 2 weeks) If you need pads, they charge $6.50 for a pack of 12.
Please sign the petition through the link below, and let those that think that they are above the law face retribution. Change is coming to Houston County Jail in Dothan AL. Stand with us and help make it happen.
MY NAME IS CHRYCYNTHIA WARD DAVIS. MY SON KHARON T. DAVIS WAS ALLEGEDLY CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER ON JUNE 9, 2007 AND HAS BEEN HELD AT THE HOUSTON COUNTY JAIL IN DOTHAN AL, WITHOUT BOND AND HAS NOT BEEN TO TRIAL. PUNISHMENT IS ONE THING BUT BEING LOCKED AWAY FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS, SOCIETY AND EVEN THE MAIN POPULATION OF OTHER INMATES, FORCED TO BE ON CONSISTENT LOCKDOWN SINCE AUGUST 2014 UNDER THE ORDERS OF THE JAIL COMMANDER KEITH REED IS BEYOND HUMANITY. MY SON KHARON HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO DEPLORABLE AND WRETCHED LIVING CONDITIONS. MY SON WROTE A 10 PAGE LETTER ON MAY 7, 2013 REGARDING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTIMIDATIONS/MISTREATMENTS/ BULLYING OF SOME OF THE JAIL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF.
JOHNSON, Chief Judge.
Plaintiff Ronald Paul Adams commenced this action by filing a complaint in this Court on November 18, 1974. The petitioner asked that the Court treat his complaint as a class action by all incarcerated in the Houston County Jail and sought an injunction prohibiting alleged constitutional deprivations, including overcrowding, poor sanitation, and inadequate diet and medical care. The United States became involved when the Court appointed the United States Attorney for this district as amicus curiae. This order was entered on the basis of allegations in the complaint concerning interference with the mail to and from the District Court and also on the basis of a contract between the United States and Houston County to house federal prisoners in the Houston County Jail. In March, 1975, the United States moved to intervene in the action and also filed a complaint in intervention.1 The claim for intervention was grounded in the First, Sixth, Eighth, andFourteenth Amendments to the Constitution; jurisdiction was based upon 28 U.S.C. § 1343, 1345, 2201 and on the constitutional amendments cited.