Monday, February 18, 2008

Update on Kenneth Foster & the situation at the McConnell Unit

Hello Everyone,

Kenneth Foster asked me to update everyone on the situation at the McConnell
Unit. The last few months Kenneth and the rest of the guys in level G5 - the
most restrictive level at the McConnell Unit - have been denied recreation
time. The excuse is that they are short staffed but it is only this section of
the prison that is getting penalized. For a couple of weeks it looked like the
situation was improving but it has turned around once again and these guys are
being forced to stay in their cells for 24 hours a day for days at a time. This
is inhumane! The situation for February is as follows:

2/3: Allowed time in Day room
2/4 - 2/8: No rec (in cell for 5 straight days)
2/9: Allowed to go outside
2/10 - 2/12: No rec (in cell for 3 days)

I do not know what the situation was from February 13th up until today but will
update you when I have more information. Kenneth is up for review in the
beginning of March and there is a good chance that he will be moved out of this
level BUT even if this is the case he can not accept what they are doing to the
guys there and plans on fighting this.

We just wanted everyone to be kept up to date on what's going on.



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