[Pnews] Prisoners initiate hunger strikes at David Wade CC in Louisiana

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Apr 15 13:43:14 EDT 2016

April 11, 2016

This is to notify you that several prisoners have begun a hunger strike 
openly while others are on a silent hunger strike which may endanger 
their safety.

The three active prisoners who began the hunger strike on April 9, 2016 
are now also on what is called “extreme suicide” which is where they 
place you in FULL RESTRAINTS (chains) – that is shackles, handcuffs 
attached to a waist chain. This is done for days at a time. They are 
also on “strip” – dressed only in a paper gown.

The torturous punitive conditions here at David Wade Correctional Center 
have gone on long enough. The sadistic practices by security and the 
administration are a violation of human rights and decency.

The administration has admitted to the infliction of corporal punishment 
against prisoners on lockdown. Just now as I write, they sprayed a 
prisoner while he was on his knees and struck him several times. They 
also sprayed and beat another prisoner who is mentally ill and has been 
on strip cell for over a year. He has also been on food loaf for a long 

We badly need some help and support down here.

Please call if you can – just a phone call will spook them. Thank you!

Secretary of DOC James M LeBlanc225 342-6740

Deputy Sec. Eugene Powers225 342-6744

Undersec. Thomas Bickham225 342-6739

A prisoner at David Wade Correctional Center

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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