P.O. Box 905
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0300
June 9, 1999
It's been a while so I
figured I would make an effort to keep the lines of communication open and give
you an update on the latest happenings. I know you get a thrill hearing
about it. J
We're just coming off a week's lockdown due to a murder that took place on Memorial Day weekend. The dispute happened in my unit (they both lived a couple of doors down from my room, although I didn't have dealings with either one because of their low level mentality - two of the biggest overall scum bags in the unit), over a chess game, ending with one guy diving off of the pool table and burying a knife in the other's chest. All the worst fights I've witnessed in prison were over some type of game. A vast majority of these people are extremely ignorant. Everything that's given as community materials (things such as chairs, TVs, micro-waves and washing machines) these idiot bullies try to claim and dominate, you might go into a TV room and there'll be a guy sitting on top of three chairs, at once, and he won't even offer you one (after this incident they've taken all the excess chairs along witht the pool tables, which I believe is a good thing) claiming all three community chairs. There isn't much difference between a lot of these people and animals.
Anyway, they brought in the state police and interviewed all of us, asking questions like "Where we were during the killing?" The usual questions that you would expect. They came and ransacked our rooms (they even cut my lock off my locker, and you know they won't replace it, so I'll have to purchase a new one - by all rights they should provide a new one, because they all have a master key, but I guess the genius trying to open my lock couldn't figure it out - basically it's a money making operation and it's understood between them that they do things that will always cost you money) looking for evidence. After the murder they found a weapon outside this old Jewish guy's window (mind you, it was a four man room and there's no way in hell that this guy would have had anything to do with the weapon) so they came in and scared him, roughing him up where he ended up having a heart attack, and dying, two hours after the murder. It's basically a machine, with a bunch of robots, and once you get caught up in the apparatus there isn't any consideration for individual differences, everyone's treated in the same manner.
To go back to the murderer, he'll probably end up going way less time than I have. The State of New York has taken the case because, I guess, the state owns the property and leases it to the Feds, thus making it a state charge, where he'll most likely get about ten years and only do around eight. Somewhere the system just doesn't seem right. L
I haven't really heard from anyone in a while except for Jane & Joel and Little Felix who has his own band our in Dan Diego and seems to be doing okay.
One Louv, Brian
Post Office Box 905
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0300