Category Archives: Medical Issues

Letter from Ray Legg (3/24/14)

Tues. 3/24/14

Hey Jonathan,

I’m glad you wrote. Thanks again, so very much, for everything you guys are doing. It really means a lot. We need a voice to stand up and speak for us and let the public know what’s going on, because as long as we are incarcerated our voice is suppressed. You have my full cooperation and I’m willing to do anything and everything I can to help! Continue reading Letter from Ray Legg (3/24/14)

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 Anonymous (4/2/14)

April 2, 2014

Please let me know if we can send you anonymous comments to be given to the newspaper. You can let them know that most of us are drinking as little water as possible and quite a few of us are sick from it and would greatly appreciate it if the jail were to flush the lines again – change the filters and provide us with bottled water. Why are the people in Charleston given free bottled water and we are not – I just thought about that. Just because we are convicted of a crime doesn’t mean that we rate different health standards than the general public. Yes i speak for all of us in here when i say that and would love to have these comments in the newspaper. People need to know by all sources of media how we are being treated. A great number of people out there have mothers fathers uncles sisters brothers and cousins here and are probably or probably would be equally outraged if they knew we were still given toxic water to drink, shower, cook food, wash, and clean with.