Archive for May, 2009

Appeal for an intervention

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

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I’ve done all I can from this end. Exhausted all means of paper work. Unit Level and now it can be argued with the high ups in Huntsville. Now is when I need you  to come up with a plan.  I am publishing  names  , telephone numbers and emails  of  officials in Huntsville. Please   write  complain about this  continued destruction of my legal paper work .   Here is the Step II information:

Grievance # 2009081808

Investigator ID   I-1364

Mark’s Step II-

None of the issues I mentioned were addressed in Step One. My legal work and documents were destroyed and thrown out. Not only did Officer Coker and White tell the Investigator of this, they also saw the utter destruction of my cell. Sergeant Seales also said the same. So who has my legal work and documents? Why was this allowed to happen and why is this response given to me on Step One when Lieutenant Price was not even at the scene of the Regional shake down destruction? This is a cover up and plot to destroy all of my legal work and chances to win my death sentence appeal.

The response given by Region I

Kevin Mayfield

Your Step 2 grievance has been investigated by this office. Your allegations could not be sustained; however your complaint is noted. Administration will continue to monitor staff conduct to ensure professionalism and policy compliance.

No further investigation is warranted by this office.

Kevin Mayfield- R.I

Regional Director:  Robert Treon Assistant Regional Director: Doris Morris Assistant Regional Director: Kevin Mayfield Contact: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Region I Director’s Office
1225 Avenue G
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Phone: (936) 437-1770
Fax: (936) 437-1988

Unit Address and Phone Number: 3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 967-8082 Tim Simmons- Warden

Ombudsman Coordinator
General Issues concerning the agency’s operation and policy and procedures.
P.O. Box 99, Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
(936) 437-8035 (936) 437-8067 fax
ombudsman@tdcj.state.tx.us

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Access to Courts Department

Frank Hoke, Administrator
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0099
(936) 4375390

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Review & Standards
Keith Clendennen, Manager
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0099

Death Blog, Texas Death Row

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

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Texas Death Row

April 28th, 2009 1:25pm

Welcome to my nightmare

Tales from a dead man

The day started again with banging of doors at 3:00am. Cold coffee, raw pancakes and spoonful of applesauce a baby would refuse to eat plus a set of hate-filled guards that would pass your cell up if your light is off and you’re not standing at your door. The guards Holler “VR” and keep on moving. You just missed breakfast. Now what does “VR” mean you ask? Verbal Refuse. And the picket officer is the one who is monitoring the speaker and whose job it is to list you down as “verbal refusing” your meal. The one you just missed because it’s 3:00am and you’re fast asleep. They jacked you out of your meal and falsely say on government documents you ”VR’d”.

Things are getting worse by the day. A friend of mine has already speared two officers in the last 10 days. He’s fed up and has decided to wage a war. They still gas men, they are even spreading out the bad apples so not to spoil the whole lot – but a storm is brewing and it’s being done deliberately by this administration.

As you know, we on Texas Death Row have little of nothing and it gets worse daily. The continued denial of radios, the only thing we have to keep us a bit tuned in with world news and to occupy our time. We are caged in 22 hours a day, growing angrier by the day. Some insane. Some violent, but we can’t buy a radio. You know that’s a form of abuse and punishment, WHY?

  1. I’ve been on typewrite restriction. They said my screws were loose  😛   So in November 2008 they confiscated it and said they threw it away. It cost $100.00! I doubt they tossed it out. Needless to say I am supposed to be off restriction May 12th, 2009, but I doubt it. They want to silence these blogs or at least slow them down.

It’s 2:48pm and we are being raided by Regional One Gestapo Raid Team. They are on A-section causing havoc. This is the team who tossed all my legal transcripts. Tense moments. Who’s next? Now it’s 2:51pm and the Polunsky Raid Team just rolled in. We are hit by both squads at once. This is pure retaliation. I see the future leading to hole for many of us.

Its 4:18pm, I’m in the rec cage. My two hours of recreation and the Regional Gestapo Squad has destroyed the 3 cells they just left out of. It looks like a war zone. Legal work scattered “ALL” over the floor once again. Folks, total destruction. The guys also had their wet clothes they had just washed hanging on a clothesline and the clowns yanked it down and tossed the clothing that’s on top of the property that’s on the floor. See folks, all of that is uncalled for. Its things like that causing the storm to brew.

4:40pm, I’m still in the rec cage and Region One and the Polunsky Raid team are on the other side of the Pod and at odds. The Polunsky team just searched two cells and did it halfway decent and with respect. Region One goes in behind the “already” raided cells and destroys them! The Polunsky Officers just told Region One that their tactics are putting them in danger. Which is right because Region One doesn’t have to work on Death Row. This is unbelievable.

I had another topic I had wanted to address but these clowns done took my thoughts into another realm. I end this here. Wish us luck!

True American

Mark Anthony Stroman

Death Blog,Texas Death Row

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

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April 24th, 2009  6:30am

Welcome to my nightmare

Tales from a Dead Man

The day started out with the normal banging of the food slots at 3:00am, and some crazy man a few cells down barking, yes just like a dog. His mind is vanishing fast and he gets no help from the medical staff. They all just laugh and shake their heads as they walk away from his cell. They do not care if one has mental issues and are in complete denial that these isolation cells are having any effects on people going insane.

The shake down squad has just ran in on A-section. What a great way to start out a day. Not sure who is being hit because all I can do is listen to the doors open and handcuffs being applied to the ones on Gestapo’s list. Yes the storm is brewing and the ones who have been rather quiet because “it doesn’t involve them” are now being involved by the in-humane treatments and punishment style tactics of this Administration. As for the people out there who have sent violent emails saying death row inmates deserve this kind of treatment, y’all are just as “shallow minded” as I was. I’m a true Texan and harbored those same thoughts but the law states “punishable by death”, no punishment, nor abuse, but death.

As for another “food for thought” moment, it’s easy to be on the outside and scream that “we” all deserve this but that’s not true and until you find yourself in this situation or find out you have a friend or loved one is this type of death dance, it’s easy to say that. A set of lips can say anything, never did I expect to be sitting on death row surrounded with pedophiles and serial rapists so don’t think it just happens to someone else, Death Row. This is why I say “welcome to my nightmare”.  September 11th, 2001 is forever etched into my mind. I’ll die because of it too. My nightmare began that day. I made grave mistakes.

For example, let’s just say a group of sicko’s snatched up one of your kids and did some horrible things to him/her and death was the end result for that child. You’d be mad and want to take the law into your own hands. It’s human nature, plain and simple and let’s just say a friend or loved one caught up with that group and took care of “bizness” and sent all responsible to the other side of the light. That person would be a hero in some eyes and a killer in others. Off to death row he goes. Could you honestly say you’d still want that person to endure these types of inhumane and harsh treatments when “death” is the sole punishment? Give that some thought. Don’t lie to yourself folks!

I’m sorry, I was just rambling on there, but the issue is real. On another note I’m still put on hold on my step two grievance in regards to my legal work being tossed out by the Regional One shake down squad. March 23rd they gave me notice they needed more time to investigate. Folks I filed my initial complaint on January 13th, 2009, filed my Step II on their bogus response on February 20th, 2009 and I’m still being dragged along on this issue. Wonder why?

Well I’m gonna end this one here before I start repeating myself. Anyway, I hear the Gestapo Team getting close.

True American

Till Death Do Us Part

Mark Anthony Stroman, 2009

Death Blog – Texas Death Row

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

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April 15th 2009  6:55am

Welcome to my nightmare- tales from a dead man.

Today started out with cold raw doughy pancakes at 3am. You can always tell just how good your day is gonna be by the look of the morning tray. I humped mine in the toilet because it was so bad. Thank GOD I have some food in my cell or I’d be forced to eat that stuff. The 90 days I spent in the hole I was glad to get that, it’s a shame we must endure this type of treatment day in and day out!

Today is execution day so there’s gonna be a lot of people in from all over, it’s like a circus and today even more so because the person that faces judgment today, not judgment by Texas or mankind, but the final judgment of God, now let me clear this up for you. The person that’s to be executed today did one of the worst things ever and tortured a little old lady and when I read what he did I grew angry and thought of my grandma and all the elderly people of this world. Yes I still harbor a lot of mixed feelings towards these type of people. I’m human and as a human I can’t tolerate child molesters, rapists or people who would harm and kill any elderly person but I’ve learned it’s not up to me to say who lives and who dies. Killing to show the world that killing is wrong makes no sense to me!

I’m no angel by far and I’ve done some things after September 11, 2001 that still haunts me and by no means am I proud of the pain my own actions have caused, but revenge killing or justice for all killing is the exact same thing, it’s murder, plain and simple, no matter how you label it.

So today’s execution will be praised by many just for the nature of the crime. I wonder how he feels today? The one set to die, does he have faith or remorse?

2:19pm the same day

I’m back to complete this blog, it never fails, we were feed as humans today, always on a day of execution when there’s visitors on the unit they feed us a great lunch tray. We had a chicken quarter, with mashed tator’s, red beans and mixed veggies, two pieces of fresh baked bread, all prepared nicely. I was laying here reading before show and I heard one of the other condemned people say “do we have an execution today, we have chicken on the tray?”

Now how sad is that folks, that the ones around this place who have death sentences themselves only think of the executions by what’s on the trays. This is one backwards place I tell ya! Texas Polunsky Unit is ALL about show, the outer appearance of the prison ~ nice and modern ~ the inner is a filthy dungeon. And the nicely prepared trays only when we have visitors on the Unit – “oh look how well they feed death row… BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!

I watched a small gathering of officials at noon walk out the person set to die a few hours from now. Normally about 18 or 20 people giving handshakes and slaps on the backs, the good ole boy way. Today only about 9 showed up… off to the death van they go.

WHEW WEE!

True American Till Death

Mark Anthony Stroman

Texas Death House – 2009