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Old 01-05-2018, 06:47 PM
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Default Corruption at Fort Dix: searching for a lawyer to meet with my husband

Back in May 2017 my husbands unit counselor propositioned him for sex. He turned her down and my life got turned upside down. The visits became an issue they started harassing me every time I came with an Ion Scan - when I questioned them as to why I was getting scanned every time - they said it was random. I asked to speak to a Lieutenant - who told me to do that! The CO went off. I eventually spoke to the Lieutenant and told him I wanted to file a complaint against him. The problem is I am a breast cancer survivor - in remission for 1 year now. I take meds everyday and I do not know how they would effect the Ion Scan results. Anyway the Lieutenant didn't return to take my complaint so I had to write the warden. Great news the scans stopped. Bad news - they retaliated. They created some charge against my husband and he has been in the SHU since 12/4 they found him guilty - said he would lose 1 year of email, phone, and commissary and 7 days of good time. I searched his name in the BOP website and they took away 3 months. He still has not received the final paperwork and he plans to appeal. I have in turn wrote a letter to Everyone I could think of to get help - the Director of BOP, the Regional Director, FBI, Inspector General, Congress, National and Local News (print and television), Advocates for inmates. I have gotten contacted from some of them, someone in BOP called me today and told me she forwarded my letter to Internal Affairs. These people think they are above the law and they are not. Its time they get knocked off their high horse. I am searching for a lawyer to meet with my husband to discuss all that has gone on where they have violated his rights even to see a physician. I may have to pay out of pocket but they need to be investigated at the least.
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Wow. I have no advice here, all I can say is that I am sorry for your situation. I went to visit B once and previously I had been able to wear wired bras. Suddenly, the rules changed. I had driven 5 hours for a no contact visit that only last 2 hours instead of our usual 6-6.5. I was willing to go home (my hotel) and change, they wouldn't allow it. I was being encouraged by women already inside the visiting area to fight it, to have them call someone to let them know the circumstances and try to get a second chance. I decided against it. I wouldn't risk him being retaliated against. Unfortunately, the system is broken in this way. They get no rights, not at least in the way we do. Again, I'm sorry. If there is something I can do to help in your fight, please let me know.

Just as a small piece of advice, be sure you document what is happening . What is happening to him is sexual harassment and an abuse of power. That needs to be known.
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I appreciate your reply!! I am documenting EVERYTHING. As is he. He writes me names - dates and times. He injured his finger on the bed and put in a cop out 3 times and they kept cancelling it - he went 2/3 weeks with no medical and a swollen black and blue finger with nothing for the pain. They are out of control. And I am glad they are being investigated.
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I wonder if this is something for the PREA officer.
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I have spoke to the PREA officer today actually. So it is being investigated. But they do not take offenses like this serious when its done to a male inmate. Men are supposed to be accepting of sexual offers - but at the end of the day he cannot consent to sex if he is an inmate. But how do we prove this.
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I'm sorry for what you and your husband are facing. Bop employees retaliate against "complainers" all the time. It is illegal, but since there are virtually no consequences, it continues.

I hope you are able to get assistance from someone in the department of justice system, and/or find a lawyer to represent him.
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That's a horrible and stressful position to be at, both for you and your husband - I am very sorry. I don't have any advice myself, but wanted to say good for you for having this investigated and not giving up. I am glad you've managed to get some people's attention and have spoken with the PREA officer and someone from BOP. Keeping my fingers crossed for you - keep us posted
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This is all very frustrating- he was on his way out and they made it so all we can do is write each other. They are delaying the mail. And now they are ignoring him when he makes any requests. I am hoping that Internal Affairs does investigate and as the PREA officer understood my concerns- that they see something isn’t right. I thought after battling cancer on my own with my 4 children that things would be easier- what could compare to that? I just need a break- life has been kicking me in the teeth for years!
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Can you please provide the alleged prohibited act he was charged with?
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They keep changing the story so I don’t know what the final offense was. Initially he was sharpening a knife then threw it into the drain and ran into the shower and dropped it down the drain. At the hearing they said he had 2 ice picks. He had witnesses but they are other inmates and they say none of that happened. I find it hard to believe that he could do all of that and what did the CO do just watch and yell don’t do that stop? If he had a weapon of that size they are supposed to give him another charge and he would be back in federal court- the fact is they don’t have the evidence to prove it to anyone outside those prison walls.
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My brother had transferred from Texarkana to Ft Dix about a year and a half ago. First time drug offender. The stories he has told me are unbelievable. He was 1 or 2 months from finishing RDAP and they started all kinds of bs because he called out the facilitator for being sexually inappropriate with a female facilitator. He has left the program with only 1 unit left to complete. The stories are like night and day from the Texarkana facility. He has written everything down that he witnessed and asked me to save it in case something happens to him. There is corruption at the highest levels there. I’m sorry your going through this
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I appreciate your message. Many people who haven’t experienced this kind of crap may have found it hard to believe and though the blame lied on my husband but these people are very cruel and unprofessional! Lately they have been on their Ps and Qs but that’s only because internal affairs is probably watching them cause of the many letters I sent. At one point my husband kept writing me that he thinks they are trying to kill him in there. It’s really scary and stressful!
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