Archive for December, 2008

Texas Death Row- Written from the Hole!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2008 by tamouzmedia3


December 6th , 2008 -Evening hours

Welcome to my nightmare. It’s has been several days since I have been able to get the flow of the Pen in perfect order…things are just out of hand and I have had no energy nor the will to  write lately…Could it be the Holidays, or perhaps  it is just everything combined- The past few months  have been a bit  stressful & chaotic…”whew” ….what a nightmare…god blesses us all!

Well we had an officer blow his brains out in the parking lot a few nights ago.  So that  should show  you that the stress is wide spread. This officer -“Mr. Woods” had been a marine -and very much fit  the stereotype of a man  most  would call”G.I. Joe”-hat and all. He was a strictly by the book type of a guard-you knew  that head of time-but he treated  you with  respect and like a man- a human being. He has been here the whole time I have been here and has even  raided my cell a few times years ago. But he did it  the “correct way”. If he searched  your cell, you  can bet  he did it thoroughly -an he also respected  your belongings -put them all  back as  he had found them. Then he would explain  why he was confiscating  said items….by the book!

well  he worked  our Pad  back here in the  F Pod and he was here the night  he  “ate the bullet ” in his own vehicle. He was his normal self  , but  he no longer was  hard on  us. He was also tired  of the way the administration was treating him …and he voiced his views. Rumor  has it  “Billy Hirsch” fired him …this is what we all heard.

You could  tell the change in him. “Mr. Woods”, he was  a likable person and he  was one of the few  who was treating us as we were human…amazing enough-some of us are!.  It’s still  a shock  to us all. He was laughing and talking to us all  minutes before  he killed himself . He was Jewish and even made a Jewish joke and had us all laughing.  He is no longer with the living ! Why?

The night of this incident  he defused a problem-someone  on another section  “jacked”  the  Pan hole- the slot in the door   that  is opened by the  guard to feed you or to pass out any  items  you may require.  Well I am not sure  what went wrong – but he was called  to see  the ranking officer on the shift.. What was said  it’s uncertain. but  “Mr.  Woods” went on  a break and said he wouldn’t be coming  back!    May God rest his Soul!

What prompts a man  to eat a bullet? This mas is working on the row- men are being executed in an alarming  rate ..dying to live…living to die . And he  who has his freedom  takes his own life  right before the Christmas Holidays…I guess  the tension has become  unbearable.

The  goon Squad brought in another man  this morning. Right  at the start of the shift-5 riot team and  they had already  strapped him to a gurney  and brought him to the  “hole”. What  a way to start the day?! A storm is brewing?! As human beings we are  being oppressed   and scandalously  treated in an intolerable fashion.

Till the next time

True American Till Death!

Mark Anthony   Stroman, 2008

Dead Man talking



Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2008 by tamouzmedia3


¨Death Blog¨ Texas Death Row……..November 17th 2008!
Written-From The Hole-Level III!

Welcome to my nightmare…Things have went from bad to worse- I froze all weekend long and am still cold as ice…They took all of my property- this was done on the 12th and that includes all my legal material, all of my postage stamps, all of my hygeine-all of my winter clothes and jacket…I’m in this cold cell with a pair of boxers on…that´s it, and it´s cold! My door is sealed up- I have no way to put my mail out- I’ve got plexi-glass over the door and am in the worst section on the row…gassing and abusive raids…I see this becoming the worst few months of my life!

The blog Ilan did on ¨Bacolod In The Philippines¨ -VS- Polunsky Death Row in Texas¨ is indeed true…The exterior of this place is new and modern- but the inner is evil and a big step back in time… I predicted two things during the last few weeks- I was doomed to the Hole and my typewriter would be confiscated- and it was- and I am in the Hole… Now the reason they are taking my typewriter- bogus claims- It was without the screws, due to them opening it up and looking for contraband- then they leave the screws out, which then make it ¨altered¨ &  ¨contraband¨- angry as hell- yes I am…They gave me 15 days of recreation restriction on top of the confiscation and Hole punishment…

There is no way to dispute the prison´s version- on any charge that has been added to me! So my typewriter is forever gone- it cost over $100 and I´ll not be allowed to even send it to my loved ones- Texas will keep it- just as they do all confiscated items….This is the punishment for doing these blogs- but I will not be silenced or be broken by these evil tactics… I’m cold- hungry and still a true American…

More to follow soon…
-Mark Stroman-

A few hours later…Same day- 11-17-08

The Riot Team just gassed a man on the outside recreation cage- my cell is located against the wall next to this so I was able to hear the whole ordeal- the man has been without his property for a month- no access to the courts or any type of needed item in his possesion- so he ¨jacked¨ the rec cage to get someone to come down to speak with him and tell him why he has not been given any of his property…Well the deal went sour and he was gassed bad…and they even used the big pellet gun-This gun is just like the recreational paint ball type- but the pellet´s are tear gas instead of paint… I counted 19 shots fired and then a 5 man team in full riot gear rushed in and smashed this poor soul… ¨All he wanted was his property¨… So now they brought him back to his cell in his boxers and is not even treated for his injuries! This is how its done back in the inner halls of PolunskyDeath Row!

I am still without any of my property, so I guess this is what I´ll have to endure over the next few days- I hope not, but if so- It is what it is!

-True American-