The following photographs were leaked from inside Holman Prison. Photographs appear to be writings from a correctional officer’s composition book.
The composition book allegedly had been left in an area of the prison that had been torched during recent unrest. The language is rough as we have attempted to transcribe it exactly. We Photoshopped some of the photographs in order to enhance the handwritings, but have also posted the original photos submitted.
Many of Alabama’s prisons and jails are in conflict from within. Reports have been circulating and received by us and others regarding alleged abuse of prisoners at the hands of corrections officers, basic life sustaining necessities limited in an attempt to control or break inmates. If you consistently poke an animal in a cage with a stick, they will eventually attack the one that pokes them. The United States Department of Justice has been called into Alabama on more than one occasion regarding its jails and prisons. If Alabama expects productive citizens to emerge one day from its jails and prisons, perhaps more thought should be given as to how they are treated during incarceration. For to deliver angry, beaten, bloodied and starved prisoners who have given up on life, at the doorstep of society upon release, is to expect nothing short of conflict when these same prisoners attempt to redeem themselves and make a place of peace within society.
Were inmates rounded up by guards just prior to Governor Bentley visiting Holman Prison this week, inmates told to lie face down on the cement floor with guards pointing rifles at them and told “if you raise your head it will be shot off” ? Bentley was in Holman Prison it appears from several reports for less than 15 minutes; solely for his photo op, is it possible Alabama’s governor stopped by just for a toilet break?
“I hate inmates and won’t do anything for those mother fuckers besides what is allowed by the state correctional facility and state laws, nothing else. The thought of getting to friendly with inmates makes me feel physically ill. These monsters are here for a reason and you need to remember where you came from and who raised you….. RIP Papa”
“Today I am still shaken up by the thought of having my career over graham crackers. It kills me these stupid inmates are trying to get someone fired over something small. What Sgt Billingsly said about inmates are true they are animals if they can’t get something out of you your useless to them and you can be replaced or worse hurt. Inmates don’t even care about their family unless they can get something for nothing. I just found out that dirty ass officer told them I was bringing shit in. I would never ever give up my freedom or my life for some piece of shit inmate. It would kill me if I got in with……..”
“……..I hate the most are inmates. I get the feeling sometimes to shot them all and not feel bad about it. Annoying insects that should be killed off the face of the earth and finally judged for their sins once and for all!”
***A phone call to Holman Prison confirmed H. (Howie) Coates is employed as a correctional officer.