Gemma’s journey: to hell and back … repeatedly

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Offender Picture Kristopher Rodriguez – too ill for incarceration

Mentally ill in solitary: ‘We’re not addressing the problem, we’re making it worse’

After her son tore off his penis with his bare hands in his cell, Gemma Pena thought Florida’s prison authorities might see his illness. They’d see he needed a hospital, instead of solitary confinement.

“No,” she said. “That’s when the nightmare really started.”

via http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/03/solitary-confinement-mentally-ill-prisoners-florida


Gemma Pena is in a hell that few can imagine.

She not only knows what has happened to her son in Florida prisons, she knows about the premature deaths of far too many mentally ill Florida inmates, including one recently deceased inmate the Miami Herald reported on who also suffered from schizophrenia, and whose name is too similar to Gemma’s son’s not to deepen her desperation:

One day after an officer was stabbed during a melee at Columbia Correctional Institution, an inmate who suffered from…

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A Prison Nurse’s Look at Sandra Bland’s Death

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By Paul Spector RN, EMT-P, CPT. U.S. ARMY Ret.

I worked as an RN in a California State Prison where staged “suicides” occurred regularly. I fought for my patients, know how the cover-up works and have some insights. In 2012, I was hit by a truck, so this paper is done with a lot of help, individuals risking jobs and lives.

Behind badges and Rank, Sociopaths lurk in American prisons. Cameras are their enemy.
With scant information, some of our conclusions will be proven wrong. As more is known, we feel there will be more lies, inconsistencies and abuse uncovered. With more data will come more clarity, but the Code of Silence must be penetrated.

Prison deaths from mistreatment are mislabeled “suicide”, allowing continued abuse and avoiding lawsuits. I’ve spent 8 years trying to stop the practice…

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A letter to Darren Rainey!

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PLEASE JOIN US IN REMEMBERING DARREN RAINEYS 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH BY POSTING ON ALL OF ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITES YOU BELONG TO ABOUT dARREN rAINEY.IT CAN BE A POST AS SIMPLE AS WE’RE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE DARREN RAINEY OR YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN DARREN RAINEY.

Dear Darren Rainey

Today marks 3 years that you have been gone!!I am so sorry what happened to you!!I want you to know that as you sit with our heavenly father we are fighting for justice for you and peace for your family!!My baby brother, Harold Hempstead watched those guards take you to that shower and heard you cry and scream!!!Darren Rainey my brother and I beleive you are our brother in Christ.Right after you died he started trying to get proper authorities to investigate what had happened to you while he was at Dade.I helped him on the outside by calling…

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A mothers plea!Please save my son Kristopher Rodriguez!!People who are mentally ill do not belong in jails or prisons they belong in the hospital!

Thanks to all. My son needs HELP.

Helpmybrotherharoldhempstead's Blog

I received this letter from a mom who’s son is mentally ill and in our wonderful lol really horrible Fl.prison system.This letter covers several years of issues she’s being forced to deal with because of  having a mentally ill son in prison instead of a hospital.
My son Kristopher was at Polk county jail for 3 yrs until they stabilized him to stand him trial at Polk county jail, Kris was diagnosed 2001 April after my mothers death Sept 8 2000, where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and paranoia with depression, his first baker act was at Citrus Health, he had several admissions there were several others at Jackson Memorial, AT Geo care Atlantic shores at Peace river  in Polk County, while he was sitting in jail at Polk county he attempted suicide, then I found out someone saw him and told me he ripped  his penis with hands and had…

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