This site amplifies the voices of prisoners in South Central Regional Jail by sharing their stories & publishing their letters about the jail’s mishandling of the January 2014 chemical spill, and about the general conditions of life in the jail. This project also provides direct support for prisoners and their friends & families.
April 30, 2014
To Kim + Matthew + All the gang :)
Let me start by apologizing for the late reply. Thank you all for the birthday wishes and Mary’s and I books you sent. Kim, great call on the Zora Hurston :) Read it in one day. Sucks we have to donate our books to the jail though :(
So what’ve you guys + gals been up to out there? Just to let you all know Mary Horton’s my cellie and the water here’s still effecting us. We’ve gone down to medical having to have paid for our visit + script only to still break out in itchy scratchy bumps. I’ve literally scratched my flesh apart over a large percent of my body + I’m a big girl mind you lol. Medical says (Nurse Lynn) that it’s not the first cases she’s seen in medical since the water crisis and that it’s mainly in the African American inmates that this is largely being reported. They prescribed us some steroid cream for it, 5 day supply or so and it really relieved nothing for we still itch and unfortunately nothing’s going to remedy this, not in here at least. By any chance do you know of anything else better to use for all this crazy itching? The state isn’t going to supply us with a care if especially the CDC’s saying the waters are safe now. My skin says otherwise still. Continue reading
This is a letter William sent to his mom on June 5, 2013.
She mailed it to us at his request.
There are a few personal details that we edited out for his privacy.