On 5.17.2017 while incarcerated in the Teller County Colorado Jail in Divide Colorado I was awoke at 0500hrs to be taken to court in Cripple Creek Colorado. By 0632hrs I was placed in full restraints (belly chains, cuffed in front, leg irons) and by 0722hrs I was stuffed into the back of a Ford Excursion with another pre-trial inmate, unseat belted and as we drove on the icy, snowy road, to the court house in Cripple Creek Colorado, on a road marked 40 mph, during a snow storm, the male officer was driving over 60 mph while passing the snow plow and sliding on the road. The other inmate and I were then placed into a small steel holding cell with steel seats, a concrete floor, no water, no toilet, locked in, kept in full belly chains, cuffs, leg irons and no heat. We were forced to remain in the cell all day, with a sack lunch, locked in the cell, feet and hands swelling, body waste being expelled into our jail uniforms. No one was in the basement to supervise us, take us to the restroom, unchain a hand to allow us to clean ourselves and then return us to our cells. We were locked in the cell, restrained until 1742hrs, when we were placed back into the transport vehicle and driven back to the main jail at Divide Colorado, on snowy/icy roads at speeds over 60 mph, unseat belted, doors unlocked, in a 40-mph zone. Being a former prison official, attempting to survive in general population, the female officer put my life at risk by identifying me as such to staff and jail population inmates alike, putting my life at risk. Filing grievances upon my return to the jail, after being in restraints, locked in a cold cell, in an unheated basement for over twelve hours, I requested to see medical, place the officers under citizen’s arrest and be moved to protective custody. The grievances were not answered and I was left in general population wherein I had to respond to threats with potential violence in order to survive. Complaints have been filed with the ACLU and civil rights lawsuits are to follow.
Worse yet, the Teller County Colorado Jail does not have a written kite, grievance or lawsuit system for offenders. It is a “paperless jail” in which the Sheriff does not allow the inmates to have paper to keep notes, write, communicate, file legal letters, write to attorneys, and if they write to the ACLU, the letters are torn up and given back to them with a smirk. Call the jail and demand the civil rights be returned to the inmate. Call the ACLU and demand that they file lawsuits on behalf of all the inmates within the jail. If you live in Colorado, picket and protest along Highway 24 while calling the media and alerting them, so that you are protected against these monsters. Help the helpless.
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