Case Number 5:2019cv00024 is on file with the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
Paperwork was filed on March 7, 2019.
Calloway refused to make photocopies [of my letters] because they, he determined, are not law work. However, my letters ARE legal work, and deputies are allowed to photocopy it for me. Just now when I asked Calloway for two more copies, he came back and said, ‘not allowed – unless its being sent to a lawyer.’ So I showed him the list of lawyers I was sending it to – he even recognized names on the list (he also knows I don’t have a lawyer and I need one). Basically, they don’t want me to use their copy machine as a letter-sending machine gun against Jon Stout – but they must: I told him, “It’s like ACSO and I have each other by the throat.” He said, “Yeah.” I said, “Let me go and I’ll let you go and nobody gets hurt.” Funny, no?
I obtained my copies today, and I am mailing them to the list of layers that you gave me to ask for legal advice – and representation.
Big changes around here: Half the toilets have never worked in D dorm…yesterday we had a plumber here.
Mail delivery is being fixed: In the past only Sharon Price and one other person had access to the mailbox – so it had to pass by her, and it delayed delivery. Now, all deputies can get to the mailbox.
E-cigarettes are likely to be available soon
The jail has never provided “gain time” which allow prisoners flexibility within their sentence – other counties have such a program in place. However, Ashe County purchased this over-sized jail and has been working to keep it full. So, despite the recommendation of “sentencing credits” by NC state officials, it was never embraced in Ashe county because “a half full jail is just as expensive to run as a full jail.”
Make public the “Jail House Rash” that Sharon Price had been covering up. One jailer has caught it. When Nurse Julie quit unexpectedly, the jail had a temp nurse two days per week for a while – now another. The news is out, and the fact is no longer denied by the jail doctor who only comes one day per week: The doc openly suggests that the rash is caused by the air ducts that are in dire need of long-overdue servicing.
I GUARANTEE that if we could get air quality samples for mold and mites, the place will fail – it’s not that expensive. Countless numbers of people have the rash – some are covered head to foot; the lice is another problem altogether…..
Sharon Price has not shown up to work since the day after the election.
Psalm 119:126 – “They have made void the law, so it is time for you Lord to work.” I wrote it on the wall – it’s in a place where all the police see it.
I don’t have a NC address anymore – ACSO has made me homeless: I was expecting some mail at my old address…I would happily fix the mess that ACSO left that property in, but my landlord may not want me there.
I’m still growing, shedding ego, in here…epiphanies of connected dots…but this body stays sick – I still have lice/mites that cause daily scabs on my scalp – out of sight due to my hair, thankfully – I am anxious to get medication for that.
Do what you can – a phone call or two to the DA/Judge/Sheriff is more powerful and effective than you might suspect – anything that may generate a phone call may help. Thanks – hope to see you soon.
Th4 calibration of the kiosk is worse than ever, each key is an inch off from the screen position – its VERY difficult to type on,
The jail nurse, Julie Foster quit, she knows how rampant the disease is here, ********@gmail.com now there is no nurse on staff and people are not getting medicine that they need, many medical requests are ignored now. The lice/mites in D dorm are getting very bad now, Bro – help , grievances get lost like the medical requests
i hope you are being used by the Universe, by God, to serve the poor and the oppressed that are praying for justice and to raise the collective conscious about natural plant medicine
Day 12, and I am strong.
I was punished with five days in the hole for not eating, and it did not stop me despite Lt. Stan Greer telling me that I would not be released from the hole “until you eat”. I won that standoff because deputies agreed with me.
Today, Deputy Greg Calloway threatened me – back to the hole for not eating. He is very fat. In front of the dorm, I told him, “If I should be punished for under-eating – then you should be punished for overeating.” He yelled at me, “Shut the fuck up.”
Truth is a sharp s(word), a sharp word, a sword.
Enjoy this little rhyme I wrote:
I’m so square that I’m G 2
so extra dimensional that I’m G cubed
To the power of 3, I’m all G
since youth I’m original – triple O G
Truth unfictional is all I can be
so unpredictable is all you see
I’m the very first-bet from A to Z
I’m the Alpha-bet, full letter G
I obey the primary rule
a G+ grade since primary school
Look at you – you just do what they say
You failed school – with a straight A
I sling white magic
but I’m Ebonic with my slang
I Ying the worst black tragic
and I bless you with my Yang
I’m a 5 point flicker
flaming star like a Wicca
with my 6 point crew
I’m Israeli like a Jew
fluid IAM swirlin’
druid like I’m Merlin
I flag triple 7
I’m born triple 9
I flip triple 6’s
like every number’s mine
I’m 7’s so I’m root
Eunuchs know its true
I’m Magi iam Wise Man
My badge says I am fly man
I hang with the bosses
cuz I bring the gnosis
Don’t stumble on this capstone
‘cuz heaven is my Dad’s home
They did not wash laundry last week again. I need another round of antibiotics; I have a terrible sore throat right now.
I am sick to death of this filthy place. I am in a new dorm. This dorm previously housed the females – they also had a lice outbreak. I feel them all over me at the moment – I don’t even know if this is lice – I see nothing, but I feel them.
When Thomas Jefferson said “Give me liberty or give me death,” he was NOT suicidal, and neither am I. Quite to the contrary: Give Me Life! Let Me Live! My pursuit of happiness is literal: www.SyrianRue.org/happy
Fasting is a religious right and a spiritual discipline. It never leads to death – rather, it leads to better health. I will not put my life in jeopardy – at 20 days, I was never close to putting my life in jeopardy.
Brother, the idea of a hunger strike is lifting my spirits – it is literally my last recourse to this injustice. I despise the thought of just rotting away in this filthy, disease-infested jail while I hold hope and prayers for my next court date – currently over a month away.
Administration may claim that I am suicidal in order to punish me with medical isolation. They may even forbid me clothes with which they claim I might hang or choke myself. Please do not allow them to do this!
Give me life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – don’t give me death. This place is killing me. I am anxious to experience the spiritual clarity I remember setting in after 15 days or so – maybe I will go further than before. This is about more than myself.
My freeworld diet was high in MAOI’s. In this place, I have become incredibly depressed – months of captivity in filth, with no sunlight, no fresh air, no exercise, and a constant threat of violence are all slowly murdering my soul.
The doctor prescribed Citalopram: I used it for about two weeks before I began to experience a side effect of twitching headaches. I asked the doctor to prescribe an MAOI due to my experience with natural MAOI’s.
He refused, and instead prescribed Zoloft.
I asked the nurse to print out the side effects for me. In my opinion, it is criminal to give out harmful drugs like Zoloft, which causes insomnia in 21% of people, nausea in 26% of people, headaches in 22% of people, and a host of other side effects.
I asked the nurse for natural antidepressants, which do not require a prescription and are not controlled substances – I want Syrian Rue. I want Golden Milk (turmeric & black pepper).
She said that is not allowed.
My depression is serious. I rarely get out of bed anymore. Some animals cannot be kept in captivity because they essentially lose the will to live – they stop eating. The food here is poison anyway – even before they poison it.
At Caldwell, a neighboring county – prisoners are known to have been punished with a water soluble poison that is gone from the body in 72 hours – this is not to kill a person, but to sicken and torture them.
The extent of the corruption is deep. One person overheard police discussing if they should plant meth on him because they didn’t find any. In his case they did not, but it’s common.
Searching a property immediately after a fresh arrest is detained in isolation is common here, too – I have met two others that had the same thing done to them.
Inside here, I feel like there is not much left that I can do to help myself.
The situation I am in is unbearable. I have virtually no access to law books and I am facing 20 years while being fully self-represented.
I have been asking night shift and day shift deputies for ‘legal request forms’ – paper forms that Sharon Price says must be used for any law lookup request. Day shift, after being reminded several times, ignored my request. The night shift said they don’t even know what is a ‘legal information request form.’
Finally, I obtained a nearly impossible to obtain and official “legal request form”: I asked for the 2018 federal sentencing guidelines for DMT and a list of motions relevant in District Court.
The form was returned, answered by Sharon Price: She said she is not obligated to give me any legal reference material besides “the general statutes with which I am charged.” She is mistaken.
Additionally, she took the liberty to offer her own legal advice – which I did not ask for: Captain Sharon Price wrote, “What you need to do is request standby counsel to be appointed by a judge, as I understand that as of 9-20-18 Mr. Baker is no longer your court-appointed lawyer.”
Huh? She won’t provide me the legal reference about my rights for standby counsel, despite in a previous hearing I actually requested exactly that and the judge told me “he thinks but is not certain that North Carolina no longer allows standby counsel.”
Where does Captain Sharon Price derive her advice from? Why is she advising me now? Now that Garland Baker is not? The four motions I just properly filed and served on the DA on the 20th – have they been heard? Why could they not be heard that day? Do I need to be put on the docket to have them heard? How is that done? Why will the DA not speak directly with me? Especially if I have no legal counsel?
There is another wave of sickness in the dorm – stuffy head, earaches, dry throat.
Also last night – one person from my 20-man dorm was taken to the hospital; he needed reconstructive surgery for a broken eye socket. There have been multiple fights in here during my stay. Normally, stitches solve the problem, but last night was a face-crusher. The stress of living here causes people to snap over small things.
I just want to return to my quiet life – I love this area, and would like to return to my home to focus on my research, especially of the plants local to this area. I was negotiating an option to purchase my rental – but this incarceration has been a huge financial setback and may have gotten me evicted. I’ve only been gone three and a half months – perhaps I have not lost everything yet.
I’m struggling with depression. Sometimes, I barely get out of bed but for a few hours in a day: There is nothing to get up for – only a few fiction books that do not interest me, and card games that make me feel like I’m in a retirement home.
My requests for legal material are all but denied: I made more than ten verbal requests and five written requests for legal material. In return, I was given five printed pages of other, irrelevant information.
My vindication is that for as long as I am trapped in here, I will keep focused on exposing the administration – by publishing truth they seek to keep hidden.