Category Archives: Hygiene

Inmate Petition #2 by Eric D. Ayers (4/23/14)

This petition was written and distributed within the jail by Eric D. Ayers, and was mailed to Stories from South Central volunteers (along with an earlier inmate petition) to be sent along to state and federal government agencies. 

Download a PDF of this petition
Download a PDF of this petition

C/O’s are mistreating the inmates as follows:

A) Excessive force & malnutrition

  1. Beating up/assaulting inmates after handcuffed & subdued
  2. Facility serves tiny food portions

Continue reading Inmate Petition #2 by Eric D. Ayers (4/23/14)

Inmate Petition #1 by Eric D. Ayers (2/13/14)

This petition was written and distributed within the jail by Eric D. Ayers, and was mailed to Stories from South Central volunteers (along with another, later inmate petition) to be sent along to state and federal government agencies.

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The unsanitary conditions are as follows (including mistreating of inmates):

A) Hazardous Water

  1. Water is unsafe to drink.
  2. Water is unsafe to shower.
  3. Inmates urinating blood

B) Contaminated Drinking Cups

  1. Cups are never collected to be sanitized.
  2. No safe sanitizer provided for cups.

Continue reading Inmate Petition #1 by Eric D. Ayers (2/13/14)

Letter From Eric D. Ayers

To whom it may concern:

My name is Eric D. Ayers and I have been incarcerated at South Central Regional Jail since February 8, 2014. Since then, we (the inmates) have been forced to drink MCHM contaminated water, survive staff’s excessive force & constant neglect, and deal with constant hunger due to insufficient food services. This facility is petty when it comes to their actions and there is only a select few c/o’s that has any integrity, that don’t come to work and take their family issues out on us. I/we urge you to investigate just how unsafe and unfair our living conditions really are.  Continue reading Letter From Eric D. Ayers

Letter From Brandon Carter (3/27/14)

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3/27/14

Yo J,

Whats up man. I just got your letter, thanks for writing!

Lets see, on the water situation um when it all first happened I was in solitary and me and about 15 people in my pod never had a clue what was going on, because we had no tv and the CO didn’t say much of nothing to us, so I guess you could we were blind to the contaminated water. They had shut it off about I can’t recall 4:00ish pm maybe later. So we were in our cells with nothing to drink till 5:30-6:00 then we only had 1 8 oz cup of water till some time late that night when they brought us some distilled bottle of water 6 or 8 oz. The whole night we slept with piss and shit in the toilets because we could not flush our toilets till late the next day. Um for the first two days we only got water at our meals 1 cup 8 oz, then they started bringing it at different times 2 8 oz bottles at a time. Till we read the newspaper we really didn’t know what was happening.  Continue reading Letter From Brandon Carter (3/27/14)

Letter From Ray Legg (4/2/2014)

4/2/14

Hey guys,

Thanks again for coming up…. [T]he other guy in my pod I was telling you about is a little reluctant to help. He’s worried about what affects it could have on his case and the remainder of his stay here at the lovely South Central Regional Jail, Resort, + Spa :P

My apologies for not contacting you sooner. I haven’t had stationary or stamped envelopes. And for some reason they haven’t added your number to my call list even though I’ve turned in multiple requests. Are they on to it? The #, that is? …  Continue reading Letter From Ray Legg (4/2/2014)