Here's what I'm sending off to Judy Preston at the Department of Justice's Special Litigation Section in the Civil Rights Division re: a couple of CRIPA complaints. Here's what they did recently about Erie County's jail and the suicide rate I put up that Mother Jones article on a couple of weeks ago.
If you want to print out any or all of the posts below and/or newspaper articles about what's been happening in the prisons and send them to the DOJ and the AZ ACLU (addresses below) it may help move things along.
I'm keeping the letter accompanying this confidential since it references specific prisoners, but I'm posting the rest of this packet up here so pretty much anyone can pick up wherever I leave off - I'm researching the ADC homicides now to send in.
Arizona DOC: Image is Job 1. Prisoners are expendable. 1/17/2010Governor Brewer: Help Prisoner Tripati. 1/17/2010
Sanity, mental illness, and "crime". 9/17/2010
The restoration of Jerry Kulp. 9/23/2010
Shannon Palmer's murder: prisoners at risk. 9/13/2010
Prisoner Patrick Lee Ross' tragic death: more to the story 9/7/2010Perryville SOS: Critical conditions for seriously ill women. 9/10/2010
ASPC-Tucson: Prisoners neglected in cages, again. 9/7/2010
ASPC-Tucson: The death of Tom Reed. 7/08/2010Despair Behind Bars: Suicide in Arizona Prisons 9/10/2010
Judy Preston, Acting Chief
Special Litigation Section - DOJ, Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona
P.O. Box 17148
Phoenix, AZ 85011
(re: Conditions of Confinement: 8th Amendment and health/mental health care)
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