The following is a link to a copy of a complaint filed by Ronnie on August 8, 2011:
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I fight against the oppressive rules of the Florida Dept. of Corrections (FDOC) and yes, I often stand to face retaliatory actions by tyrants within the FDOC and their tyranny that rains down upon me. You ask, why fight? That is the question people often ask. But my question is “Why not fight for change?” Why not stand up and let your opinions and voice be heard? Say what you mean, mean what you say. Think for yourself, believe in yourself and stand for something! Yes, I’ve failed miserably in this life and I’m going to continue to fail. However, I’m going to at least try because if I don’t try then I will never know if I could have had success.
We must always stand up for what we think and believe in, no matter the consequences we may suffer. Yes, I stand alone in my battles and I often face the retaliatory behavior of the administration’s tyranny. So if I don’t stand up, I don’t say anything, then who does? The oppression continues because there is silence as no one will stand up and say what is on their mind. Do you not see the problem with that? I see that as a bigger problem. Silence does NOT bring change! It breeds tyrants and tyranny.
In life…we stand for something or fall for anything. I’ve been on that side. I stood for nothing and fell for everything and when I looked in the mirror I didn’t like what I saw. I decided it was time to change. Now I’ll give you this—I need to pick and choose my battles a lot more carefully. I need to lean when to walk away, when to regroup and recognize a losing battle. I have problems with that. I’m head strong, hard headed and those are not good qualities in this environment that I’m in now.
I loath the oppression of these prison administrators who pick and choose what rules they like to follow.
They only follow the ones that most benefit them at the time. This is the case with my contact visits right now. They are misapplying 33-106.735FAC, non-contact visits using it in a way that it is not designed for. It seems to be like that with all the rules. They make them, break them and manipulate them into fitting their agenda and I am supposed to say nothing? The way I see it is if I say nothing, then it’s “My Fault!” for I have allowed them to oppress me, violating their own rules and regulations. I have now become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
It’s the same with this 33-210.101 (9) Routine mail rule that is making my life oppressively miserable. Not allowing me to run pen pal ads seeking pen pal correspondence. This is just another oppressive rule that has no penal logical justification. I can show you numerous other rules that boarder on the edge of stupidity and are designed to oppress the prisoners, making our already difficult lives that much more difficult. Yes, I will always stand up and fight for what I believe in and if for some reason it costs me my life, so be it. If there is nothing in life worth fighting and dying for, then there surely cannot be a thing worth living for. Fight the good fight. Fight for what you believe in.
In Peace and Love,
Posted by A Friend at 5:01 PM
Saturday, August 6, 2011
If you’ve been following my blog then you know about the torture I endured for five days. Well, I just received one of the grievances back and as you can see, the administration is doing everything they can not to investigate this. Please click here to see Exhibit A retaliation/torture grievance. I have appealed this to Tallassee and called for the Inspector general to investigate. This grievance was and is in compliance with Chapter 33-F.A.C. This administration knows that it violated my constitutional rights when they retaliated and tortured me into submission by housing me for 5 days in an ice cold cell with no blanket, mattress, toilet paper soap or anything except my underwear. Please feel free to download this grievance and send it to Amnesty International, as well as the as office of the Inspector General at 501 South Calhoun Street, Tallassee, FL 32399-2500.
Thank your for your time and hopefully your help in bringing attention to this issue.
In peace and love,
Posted by A Friend at 8:33 PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Expectations….It’s a good thing when you place them upon yourself. Your expecting yourself to improve…to be better…to do, or accomplish something. In those terms expectations are great. But when you start placing expectations upon others…you are setting them up for failure, at least in your eyes. People very seldom, if ever, live up to the expectations that we put upon them. We in return are angry or disappointed in that person who has failed to live up to our expectations, “demands” that we have place on them! That we have expected them to live up to! By doing this, we have caused ourselves “disappointment” and set that person up to fail in our eyes. We forget that we are all fallible human beings. We neglect to think back on our own mistakes that may be locked in our dark closets before we start judging others for failing to be who or who we expect them to be. I…myself have been guilty of this. I try to catch myself when I find myself placing expectations upon someone. I expect myself to accept you for who and what you are. Your good and your bad. I expect myself not to judge you on anything other than how you treat me. Even if a mistake is made there, I expect myself to forgive you. I try to remember that we are not always going to see eye to eye. There are times it’s best to agree to disagree and respect you even if I don’t like your views or your opinions. I don’t expect anything of anyone other than to be who and what we are, fallible human beings. Think about this the next time you are angry or disappointed in someone who failed to live up to your expectations.
In Peace and Love,
In Peace and Love,
Posted by A Friend at 7:10 PM