This post addresses 4 issues. First, Oscar Stilley has a pending lawsuit raising federal tort claim, FOIA, and declaratory judgment counts. The government has moved to dismiss. Stilley filed a cross motion for partial summary judgment as to Counts 11 and 13. These motions are now fully briefed. Second, the DOJ-FBOP has cut Stilley off from virtually all visitors. Stilley explains his position with respect to that issue. Third, Stilley has been threatened with SHU and other discipline for small group worship on Sabbath day. Fourth, Stilley is trying yet again to get an opportunity to save the taxpayers money by reducing the incidence and cost of kidney stones, gallbladder problems, and other maladies heavily influenced by lifestyle. Read the post (more…)
July 21, 2016
September 27, 2015
Oscar Stilley promised in an earlier post to litigate and he did it. The retaliation has started. He’s had two frivolous incident reports. He spent 30 days in SHU (Special Housing Unit–“the hole”) on hunger strike ending 08/20/15. Back in SHU on 09/10/15, he is again on hunger strike. His response: He wants your help to improve literacy in federal prison. (more…)
November 23, 2014
I’m just incredibly late, and have no excuse, but I’ve finally finished the blog post explaining what I am doing with respect to Tort Claim litigation against the DOJ-FBOP. I’ve commenced a litigation project with the purpose of cleaning up the corruption, abuse, and neglect of federal inmates with medical and dental needs.
I’m inviting others to help. Don’t do it unless you consider it an opportunity. If it’s a burden, I’m telling you flatly not to do it – I don’t want it. I have a decent start on a string of lawsuits, and I think I can maintain a respectable stream of new court filings.
I’m trying to get similar strings of litigation going in other federal prisons. I want a contest with the inmates in other institutions. There’s nothing like friendly competition, to maximize outcomes.
I appreciate your interest. Read the blog post… (more…)
June 3, 2014
It’s been three years since the American Correctional Association (ACA) came, in midsummer 2011, to accredit the Forrest City Federal Prison complex. ACA’s efforts did not improve the operations of this prison. ACA has done nothing but lend a veneer of undeserved legitimacy to a nest of incompetence and corruption.
This blog post sets up certain requests from me to the ACA, to my friends, and to the public. The last time, I secured a copy of the ACA standards, prepared a list of the worst transgressions, and submitted it to the ACA inspectors. It did virtually no good. The same evils are present, in many cases magnified. In fact, I’ll be working from the same document, and asking my friends on the street to support and defend me in my effort. However, I do have a number of new tools, that should make my efforts much more productive this time around… (more…)
April 16, 2014
I was in SHU from 2-18-2014 through 3-20-2014. I was put in SHU on the nominal grounds of “stealing” milk and apples. Of course, I didn’t steal anything. I only salvaged food that would otherwise go to waste. I went on hunger strike for the duration, eating only when I needed to eat to get out of SHU. The prison responded by taking all my clothes, leaving me only with a thin paper smock and two thin paper sheets against the cold.
I’m taking this as an opportunity to ask our new Warden, C. V. Rivera, to take a stand in favor of obedience to the law, and humanity to the prisoners in his custody. I’m not asking for more tax money – quite the contrary. I am asking him to give the inmates in his custody an opportunity to save millions of TAX DOLLARS, for your benefit. Just as importantly, I’m asking him to curtail the tragic waste of human potential that permeates the DOJ-FBOP. That will pay you huge dividends over time.
I’ve asked to be his slave for the achievement of these objectives. What I’m really saying is that I want to be YOUR slave – a slave of the American taxpayer. I’m willing to be somewhat aggressive to get the status. I’m asking that you lend your voice in support of my request. (more…)
September 8, 2013
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In this blog post I am setting forth a letter to the IRS, a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, and certain other documents. Based on the statements of the IRS, it cannot be rationally denied that perjured testimony was used to obtain guilty verdicts and a judgment of conviction, against Oscar Stilley and Lindsey Springer. Furthermore, it cannot rationally be denied that the lawyers involved in obtaining my incarceration know that their acts violate the rules of ethics, and require remedial action.
The issues go far beyond merely obtaining a release for me and Lindsey Springer. We’re entitled to that, certainly. But fraud, corruption, and cruelty toward inmates are now defacto policy of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). I’m asking that substantial corrective action be taken. At the very least, I intend to deny high level policy makers the “plausible deniability” that they seek with respect to the operations of the DOJ and its subsidiary the Federal Bureau of Prisons… (more…)
August 11, 2013
Some months ago the Director of the BOP issued a new rule, prohibiting inmates from receiving their own eyeglasses from home. That’s wrong on every level. In this blog post, I’m making public an administrative request for a rule change, which would allow inmates to receive their own eyeglasses from home or from commercial eyeglass producers. I’m also asking for concerned citizens to call federal officials, and lobby for a prompt favorable action on my request… (more…)