A storm is brewing! (Part 2)
Texas Death Row
USA – April 13, 2009 4pm
Welcome to my nightmare, TALES FROM A DEADMAN!
Easter Sunday passed rather uneventful… many of you don’t know this but we on the row are denied all religious services. You would think Texas would allow some type of Church for the condemned who are waiting to be strapped to the execution gurney, but no we are kept from it as if these clowns don’t want anyone to have a chance to make peace with God or Jesus or whoever your higher power might be!
Our Easter consisted of 2 cold fried eggs at 3am. What a great day to be alive in Texas!
Things are getting worse for us down here on the row, I have only been out of the hole for 2 months and I can see the drastic change in the way things are being done to all of us. For example the “Regional One” Gestapo raid squad that swoops in like ghosts in the night, destroying all legal work and leaving your cell in shambles, photos thrown out, stepped on.
And now not only do we have to endure that but Polunsky Unit has not created two more raid squads that raise havoc 7 days a week on this Unit. F-Pod is fast filling up and more will be heading that way, the storm is brewing folks, I’ll explain!
Texas Death Row is not here to be punished like regular prison population, our punishment is death by injection and as long as we are level one offenders we get certain privileges’, or we once did. Texas has taken everything away from us and before they moved Death Row to Polunsky Unit from Ellis Unit in the 90’s (which was before my time) they had group recs, TV, Church Services, work program and craft shop. Now we have access to a commissary once every 14 days, that’s it. Nothing else! And things are getting worse daily!
Now before you start saying I’m just sitting here crying over nothing, let me explain this to you, prior to October 2008 lock down, due to the cell phone scandal death row had the luxury of going to commissary once a week. Well don’t me3 confuse you, we didn’t go the actual commissary window but we were able to fill out our slips and then our pod officer would pick them up and later that day your items you purchased would be brought to your cell on a big cart. That was the only thing keeping most of us in line. Now that luxury since November 2008 has been taken from us. We went from once a week to 14-20 days. Big change don’t ya think??
Alright, the reason this is so troubling is because it’s been done only to us back here on death row. Regular prison population is still going once a week. So death row is being punished! We are being denied postage spends and everything. This is the only thing we had to keep us in line. The storm is brewing!
Now as you know Texas Death Row is the only death row in the Unit States that is not allowed any TV access, now it’s being denied radio purchases. We are trapped in our cages 22 hours a day and are being blocked from all outside news. They refuse to sell us any radios. ¾ of all death row has had their radios confiscated by this administration for punishment. They have not sold any since 2008. So this is against the Federal guidelines and another reason a storm is brewing.
We seek your help out there. Advice and input is needed!!!
True American till death!
Mark Anthony Stroman 2009