Filed under: Action, Announcement, Incarceration, Southeast
Join in a phone-zap to support hunger strikers in North Carolina at Scotland Correctional fighting prison torture.
This Hunger Strike is due to take place at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg, NC on July 31, 2019.
Grievances filed and notaries requested for legal actions at the conditions of confinement at this razor-wire plantation are being ignored consistently. Many of these grievances have revolved around Scotland denying those held captive of their recreation time. In response Scotland’s staff claim that recreation is “canceled.” Despite Chapter C, Section .1206 (B) of the NCDOC Policy and Procedures* stating that those on restrictive housing shall be allowed to rec outside of the cell five days out of the week for one hour a day. Scotland is in violation and causing severe harm to all of those who are forced to be confined to a small cell 24/7.
Furthermore, Scotland’s so-called medical staff conduct what is called a “seg check” at 1am-2am every night when everyone is asleep. This seg check involves banging on everyone’s window disrupting their sleep and startling them.
Record calls if possible. Leave long messages on voicemails. Call multiple times and disrupt their operations. Remember that denial and obstruction are standard operating procedures for them. Report any and all info received to [email protected]
Suggested call script:
“Hi my name is ________, the world is watching and is in support of the hunger strikers at Scotland Correctional Institution. We are well aware of your violations in denying them a legal notary and throwing out their grievances. Multiple grievances have been made against your “cancellation” of recreation despite your Policy and Procedures manual stating that those even on restrictive housing shall be allowed to rec outside of the cell for five days out of the week for one hour a day. Many humanitarian organizations have been informed on Scotland Correctional Institution’s violations that directly torture those you force to be confined to a cell 24/7.
We have also been informed that Scotland’s so-called medical staff has been conducting “seg checks” at unreasonable hours of the night, 1am-2am every night when everyone is clearly asleep. These seg checks involve medical staff banging on everyone’s door, disrupting their sleep and causing further psychological harm.
These methods of torture will be widely exposed and we not quit until they have ceased.”
*”Inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation, and Disciplinary Segregation, Intensive Control, Maximum Control, High Security Maximum Control, Protective Control, shall be allowed one hour per day, five days per week exercise outside the cell, unless safety or security considerations dictate otherwise. Medical authorities may grant exceptions to the five times per week exercise requirement for specific reasons. The exercising of an inmate or the inmate’s refusal to exercise shall be documented on form DC-141.” (https://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/policy_procedure_manual/C1200.pdf)