I AM STARTING A PETITION TODAY FOR BETTER CONDITIONS FOR BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE OFFENDERS IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY. I NEED EACH CONCERNED CITIZEN TO READ THIS POST CAREFULLY AND VOICE YOUR CONCERNS SO THEY CAN LEGALLY BE ADDRESSED. WE MUST FIGHT FOR THOSE BEHIND BARS TO RECEIVE PROPER AND CORRECT TREATMENT.
On,7/12/18 there are several issues with Jail Central that have been brought to my attention: JAIL CENTRAL CHARLOTTE NC IS NOT FAIRLY TREATING FEDERAL OFFENDERS PROPERLY. SEVERAL OFFENDERS DO NOT HAVE THEIR MEDICAL TREATMENT-NO CHRONIC ASTHMA PUMP. ANTS ARE HEAVILY IN THE CELLS THEY HAVE NOT SPRAYED. NO AIR CONDITION/VENTILATION, THEY ARE BEING SERVED COLD UNEATABLE MEALS AND THOSE ON SPECIAL DIETS ARE NOT RECEIVING THE CORRECT FOOD OR PORTIONS, THEY ARE NOT CHANGING OUT JUMP SUITS ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN CLEANING SCHEDULES, IT HAS BEEN OVER A WEEK SINCE THEY HAVE HAD THEIR JUMPSUITS CLEANED.
CURRENT UPDATE 7/25/18 FINALLY MY HUSBAND GOT HIS INHALER WHILE HE HAS BEEN IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. STILL WORKING ON GETTING HIS MEDICATIONS. AS FAR AS WE KNOW IN HIS OLD CELL POD THE ANTS ARE STILL PREVELANT AND NO VENTILATION ON THE 6TH FLOOR POD.
7/21/18: STILL NO INHALER FOR MY HUSBANDS' CHRONIC ASTHMA, HE IS STILL IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, HE REPORTED HE HAS AN ABSCESS TOOTH NO TREATMENT, HE IS REQUIRED TO HAVE HIS PAIN MEDS FOR HIS KNEE/BACK ISSUES AND THEY ARE SAYING THEY RAN OUT OF THE MEDICATIONS THAT HE IS REQUIRED TO TAKE....
THIS IS MERE RETALIATION FOR EXPOSING THE CONDITIONS IN JAIL CENTRAL. THIS IS HOW THE SHERIFFS' OFFICE RESPONDS TO BEING EXPOSED BY THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND THE WALLS.THEY TAKE IT OUT ON THE INMATES... WE MUST PUT A STOP TO THIS BARBARIC -RUTHLESS TREATMENT OF INMATES.
IT'S TIME FOR ACTION!!!!!
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!!!
MY HUSBAND WAS PUT INTO THE HOLE-SOLITARY CONFINEMENT July 18th, 2018 BECAUSE HE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE ANTS IN HIS CELL, STILL NO INHALER FOR SOMEONE THAT HAS CHRONIC ASTHMA, NO VENTILATION. HIS VISITATIONS WERE CANCELLED. ALL BECAUSE OF MY NEWS INTERVIEW EXPOSING WHAT GOES ON IN JAIL CENTRAL.
COME ON I NEED EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO SUPPORT THIS PETITION!
I KNOW MY GOD WILL STEP IN AND FIX THIS MAJOR PROBLEM IN JAIL CENTRAL.
I AM COUNTING ON THE LAW MAKERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, ACTIVISTS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS TO TAKE A STAND! WHERE ARE YOU?
I can't stress how important it is for everyone to take a few minutes and read my petition and sign it. Overlooking law breakers and sitting reading this post and doing nothing about it is why these conditions continue to exist.
We can't be scared of the Sheriff's office, we must demand fair treatment of inmates. THEY HAVE RIGHTS! Government officials have to follow the law too and when they are violating inmates rights we have to stand for justice and be their voice since they are being treated so unfairly.
Just because someone has been arrested and imprisoned, this doesn't mean that they deserve to be treated like they are less than human. They have rights: The right to free speech The right to practice their religion The right to access the courts The right to access their attorney The right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. Conditions of our prison system are failing prisoners and jail inmates:
Once source noted that in regards to MEDICAL NEGLECT, a number of jail inmates and prisoners suffer from medical conditions, many of which require the attention of nurses or doctors. The following statistics from the Bureau of Justice highlights the health needs of our prison population: In 2011-2012, around half of state and federal prisoners and local jail inmates reported that they had a chronic condition, according to the Bureau of Justice. Around one third of the U.S. prison population and up to 40 percent of the jail population reported having at least one disability in 2011-2012. The BOJ lists these conditions as cancer, high blood pressure, stroke-related problems, diabetes, heart-related problems, kidney-related problems, arthritis, asthma, and cirrhosis of the liver. Over 20 percent of prisoners and 14 percent of jail inmates reported having infectious disease, including tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Prison and jail inmates are more likely than the general population to have chronic medical conditions or infectious diseases.
BUT WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?
By LAW, Medical Care Prison and Jail officials are obligated under the Eighth Amendment to provide prisoners with adequate medical care.1 This principle applies regardless of whether the medical care is provided by governmental employees or by private medical staff under contract with the government.2 In order to prevail on a constitutional claim of inadequate medical care, prisoners must show that prison officials treated them with "deliberate indifference to serious medical needs.
INMATE HANDOUT Updated July 2018 CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUREAU OF DETENTION HANDBOOK NOTES THAT UNDER SECTION: 13. LAUNDRY: 1. Jail uniforms will be exchanged twice a week. 2. You will receive two (2) linen sheets and one (1) blanket upon your incarceration which will be exchanged at least once week. 3. Towels will be exchanged at least twice a week. 4. Do not tie, write, or put knots in your linen or jail uniforms. 5. Personal laundry will be collected and washed weekly on designated days according to facility schedules. You are not allowed to wash personal laundry inside the pods. A laundry bag will be provided to you to place your personal laundry in for collection. You must ensure all items are labeled with your PID number on each item and it is written with a permanent ink pen provided by the Pod Supervisor. 6. YOU MUST EXCHANGE OR TURN IN ALL OF YOUR LAUNDRY AND/OR PERSONAL LAUNDRY ITEMS ON THE DESIGNATED DAYS. IF NOT YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS. (this is CLEARLY NOT the case)
THE SANITATION OF LOCAL CONFINEMENT FACILITIES 15A NCAC 18A .1500 NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SECTION CLEARLY OUTLINES WHAT CONFINED FACILITES MUST ABIDE BY:
This is the LAW THAT NORTH CAROLINA JAILS MUST ABIDE BY AND JAIL CENTRAL IS NOT ABIDING BY THE LAW DESIGNED FOR CONFINED FACILITIES.
§ 153A-226. Sanitation and food. (a) The Commission for Public Health shall adopt rules governing the sanitation of local confinement facilities, including the kitchens and other places where food is prepared for prisoners. The rules shall address, but not be limited to, the cleanliness of floors, walls, ceilings, storage spaces, utensils, ventilation equipment, and other facilities; adequacy of lighting, water, lavatory facilities, bedding, food protection facilities, treatment of eating and drinking utensils, and waste disposal; methods of food preparation, handling, storage, and serving; and any other item necessary to the health of the prisoners or the public. (b) The Commission for Public Health shall prepare a score sheet to be used by local health departments in inspecting local confinement facilities. The local health departments shall inspect local confinement facilities as often as may be required by the Commission for Public Health. If an inspector of the Department finds conditions that reflect hazards or deficiencies in the sanitation or food service of a local confinement facility, he shall immediately notify the local health department. The health department shall promptly inspect the facility. After making its inspection, the local health department shall forward a copy of its report to the Department of Health and Human Services and to the unit operating the facility, on forms prepared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The report shall indicate whether the facility and its kitchen or other place for preparing food is approved or disapproved for public health purposes. If the facility is disapproved, the situation shall be rectified according to the procedures of G.S. 153A-223. (1967, c. 581, s. 2; 1973, c. 476, s. 128; c. 822, s. 1; 1989, c. 727, s. 205; 1993, c. 262, s. 5; 1997-443, ss. 11A.113, 11A.118(a); 2007-182, s. 2.)
15A NCAC 18A .1508 WALLS AND CEILINGS (a) The walls and ceilings of all rooms and areas shall be kept clean and in good repair. (b) All walls shall be easily cleanable and light colored, and shall have washable surfaces to the highest level reached by splash or spray in rooms or areas where such occur.
15A NCAC 18A .1509 LIGHTING AND VENTILATION (a) All rooms shall be well lighted by natural or artificial means. (b) Ventilation shall be provided and installed as required by the North Carolina State Building Code. Copies of the North Carolina State Building Code may be obtained from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 26387, Raleigh, North Carolina 27611. (c) Ventilation equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.
15A NCAC 18A .1515 VERMIN CONTROL: PREMISES (a) Effective measures shall be taken to keep flies, rodents, and other vermin out of the local confinement facility and to prevent their breeding or presence on the premises. (b) The premises under control of the custodian shall be kept neat, clean, and free of litter. (c) Unless flies and other flying insects are absent from the immediate vicinity of the local confinement facility, all openings to the outer air shall be effectively protected against entrance of such insects by self-closing doors, closed windows, 16-mesh or finer screening, or other effective means. (d) Only those pesticides shall be used which have been approved for a specific use and properly registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture in accordance with the "Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act" and the "North Carolina Pesticide Law."
IT'S TIME FOR ACTION! IT'S TIME TO HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW. THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE JUST LIKE THE SAME OFFENDERS BEHIND BARS.
EACH CITIZEN MUST FOLLOW AND ABIDE BY THE LAW.
State of North Carolina • Pat McCrory, Governor Department of Health and Human Services Richard O. Brajer, Secretary DHHS Division of Public Health • Megan Davies, MD, Acting State Health Director Environmental Health Sectio