April 7, 2002
Don Van Buskirk
Dear Captain VanBuskirk:
I am writing to follow up the phone conversation on Friday, where you gave me a brief description of what happened to Jerry Wayne Morgan.You stated that Jerry showed his fist and was taken down by the guards, and put into a holding cell where he himself banged his head against the wall, and was put into medical.
Well the guards gave you and the Sheriff a nice sounding song and dance, but it does not agree with the facts that I have since learned, that show another side of the story that may just fit the evidence of Jerry’s injuries, and why he was in medical for “about a week,” obviously not minor injuries.
I received a letter from Jerry dated April 3, 2002, and he had received no mail from me at this time about this incident.In this letter he stated that, “they had me in medical about a week.”Then he wrote that he is back up in a single cell in the hole.Then he wrote, “I’m still hurting all over from the beating the Guards gave me.What a place.So far they are staying off my head—not like before.”
Now does that sound like Jerry was hitting his own head on the wall, it sounds to me like he got a severe beating, and “about a week” in medical before they would let him be seen.He states that he is hurting all over from the beating, and they stayed off his head, so no complaint about a hurting head.I think you and Sheriff Pope have been lied to big time, and that a through investigation needs to be done and not a cover up, that includes talking to the Inmates for their side of the story, and this needs to be done in the Shasta County Jail.
I told you that this is a high profile case that has been followed for the last two years by the major news media in California; Jerry’s is the first Three Strikes case to be totally reversed as to the strikes and plea.He should have been set free at his first hearing upon arrival back in Shasta County, but do to the egos of the Judge and District Attorney, they are trying to turn these minor cases to find him guilty of something, having spend 4 years in state prison for a minor altercation with girlfriend, which incident took place in Tehama County.The second incident they dropped when they coerced him into a plea, telling him he would get a better deal.Which was a fire in a mobile home with aluminum wiring, which Jerry said he did not start.Here is some of what the Third Appellate Justices had to say about this case:
DEPUBLISHED OPINION People v. Morgan (2001)91
Cal.App.4th 1324 [111 Cal.Rptr.2d 502]
Now do you understand why Jerry and other prisoners are so angry, this is how they are being treated by the so-called justice system.Every prisoner that is being represented by Public Defenders, which I call Public Pretenders, are suffering from ineffectiveness of counsel.Jerry’s current Public Pretender has not once come to the jail to visit Jerry, except 10 minutes before a hearing he will walk into the public holding room and try to convince Jerry to agree to what they have come up with, and they are doing the very same thing to Jerry that the Third Appellate just overruled.
The Third Appellate wrote the opinion twice as the Attorney General asked for a Rehearing, which is automatically granted and then wrote an even stronger Opinion on Rehearing which was also published.Then the Attorney General took the case for review by the California Supreme Court, and they let the Opinion stand, but did allow that it be depublished, which we have discovered is what happens to Defendants when they dare win a case.
I became involved in this case when my neighbor got 135 days in Shasta County Jail, and I innocently called Sheriff Pope when he complained that there was human waste all over his cell, and he just wanted cleaning material so he could clean his cell, and the guards would not clean the cell or provide the material for cleaning.He received a lot of retribution for my calling Sheriff Pope, and at 4 a.m. they threw in the cleaning material with some smart-ass remarks.But Jerry was his cellmate for about a week, and he wrote me asking if I would write to him, as he had no one who would write to him.He was a total stranger and I started writing to him, sharing Christian material and trying to keep him sane through a satanic hellhole called State Prison.I thought he would be treated better in Shasta County Jail, and have since learned it is no better than the State Prisons.The same psychological torture through lockdown (a form of mind control), the same cruelty and being set up by the guards, the same SATANIC HELLHOLE.
Below I have listed some links on the subject of brain washing, psychological torture practiced in prisons, lockdowns, which will bring you up to speed on this subject, and what is actually being practiced in the California Prison System and Shasta County Jail.
There is the possibility that this beating was a retribution for the last phone call I made to Sheriff Pope, asking about Jerry being moved and not allowed visitors.There have been no changes made since this was brought to your attention, and using lockdown or withholding mail as punishment, is a form of torture and mind control which should not be the business of jail personnel, if the inmates need treatment they should receive their medication and treatment from those who are trained in medical or psychological treatment.Guards are not nurses, doctors or lawyers, and withholding treatment is cruel and unusual punishment.
By writing this letter I am giving you and Sheriff Jim Pope Judicial Notice, that no retribution be given to Jerry Wayne Morgan or other prisoners that speak out, or myself, as my witness before God Almighty, you will be accountable on Judgment Day for anything that happens to anyone that stands up and tries to tell the truth about what is really happening in the Shasta County Jail.
I will expect that a true investigation be commenced and corrective measures be taken to remedy the treatment of even the worst of prisoners, and many are in jail who should not be there due to circumstances, they should not be subjected to beatings and cruelty.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
cc:Sheriff Jim Pope
E-Mail:Various Interested Parties
Soviet Art of Brain Washing
Control in the California Penal System
Torture in the U.S.