My grievance was returned by Captain Sharon Price, dated Sept 18:
My request for legal reference material was responded to with “only specific information relating to your charges can be requested,” which is simply not true. Nevertheless, I replied requesting current state and federal code, motions, and general court proceedings for reference material, plus current information regarding DMT laws: The jail says it is only liable to give me the legal code for the crimes for which I am charged, which again is not true: They owe defendants legal research material including case law, court proceedings, example motions, state and federal code – a typical jail or prison law library.
So, a deputy came and gave me “legal reference material” – I have been asking verbally, in writing and with grievances to get law books that will help me prepare for trial. I was handed five printed pages of drug laws that make no mention of DMT anywhere on them. The deputy was kind about it when I pointed out the insufficiency in what he handed me. I had to sign that I received it, so next to my signature I put (1 of 4 requests) because the Motions, Case Law, and Federal code which I asked for were not included – and the state code that was given to me made mention of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and MDMA – but nothing regarding DMT – so it is of little use.
As for all outstanding digital grievances: The administration dismissed thousands of outstanding “grievances”. “Those grievances were not delivered,” was the reason given. The jail rules handbook states that grievances should be filed on the digital kiosk. That is were ALL inmates have been filing them since last year – none of which have been responded to – all of which are now deleted.