Help us obtain phones and phone privileges for Darlie Lynn Routier, and ALL PEOPLE on Death Row! Darlie Routier has been on Death Row in Texas for almost 23 years!
Darlie is fighting for herself and the others on Death Row, for the basic human right of the use of phones to communicate with family, friends and legal council.
Death Row should be allowed the same benefit of making collect calls, as inmates in general population. It is even more urgent for Death Row inmates to have communication with their family, friends and legal council, due to the fact that they are under a death sentence and could be executed at any given time.
The ability to have phone communication would be extremely healthy and encouraging to the inmate's family and friends, as well as the inmates themselves.
Death Row has a Dayroom and the phones can be installed there, just as they are in general population.
All calls are recorded and can be monitored at all times. This insures ALL security concerns.
All calls are collect and preapproved by TDCJ (Texas Department Criminal Justice), so there are no secruity issues or worries that calls could be made to anyone other than who is on the inmate's preapproved list.
Death Row should be allowed the same benefit of making collect calls as inmates in general population, because Death Row is not a punitive status, such as cell block segregation. Segregation inmates are housed in those certain areas , due to bad behavior and repetitive case history. This is why THEY are not able to use the phones. Death Row is simply not able to make phone calls, currently, due to the "label" of a death sentence.
Death Row inmates on the female unit, are allowed to CHOOSE to work or not. ( Darlie Routier works and keeps herself as busy as possible. ) It is NOT mandatory. If a female chooses not to work, she is then place in the Death Row segregation area.
There are no valid reasons not to allow Death Row inmates access to phone services. The same are given to all general population inmates throughout the TDCJ system.
We are asking you to PLEASE give serious thought and consideration to signing this petition so that Death Row inmates can have basic phone access to family, friends and legal council.
"Thank you so much for taking the time to read this petition. May God bless you and your families this Holiday season, and always."
Information for this petition was provided to me by Darlie Lynn Routier.
This petition will be both emailed and send to :
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Information Technology Division
Offender Telephone System Contract Manager
P.O. Box 4016
Huntsville, TX 77342-4016