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.
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)
March 20, 2014
My name is Tyler B. Roy. I met with you or possibly your associates. Please give this to the young ladies I met with. They wanted my story, so here it is.
When the whole water crisis happened, they weren’t giving us but two 8 oz. bottles of water a day. The State will say otherwise, but I assure you it’s all a lie. The first two days they shut off the water to everything, including toilets. They would only turn the water on once a day to flush the toilets. Over seventy-two hours had passed and then they brought gallon jugs of so-called “clean” water around for people to wash off with. They made you do so in your cell and sink. I believe the MCHM was still in the sinks. So it was NOT safe NOR sanitary.