We can win as one, using our intelligence

Received via mail

To those who are reading this I am a person confined physically, who is also trying to maintain my sanity in such a corrupt prison system in the state of Nevada. So I have chosen to speak out for every human being that´s enduring the same struggle I´m enduring. No matter what your in life is, whether it´s Left or Right behind these walls, we “all” walk the same, we all are of the same kind, we all are Brothers of the same struggles.

This letter is not to be viewed as a rewrite of history, but to bring about a better future/change. We here in Nevada State Prisons and Correctional Centers, like so many other prisons around the globe learn within ourselves as brothers of a never ending struggle, seek not to cause violence, we are trying hard not to go through such methods and remain brothers of a strong struggle, because we recognize the Administration/Institution motive towards causing destruction. The Administration / Institution is abusing the disciplinary system, that is designed for the safety and security of inmates´ rights and policies. The Administration / Institution abusing it in a way to quiet any questions we may have against the aggressive behaviour not only the correctional officers, but also the administration are participants.

We of the struggle truly believe that the administration is actively placing regulations that are designed to inflame conflict. Not only the tensions between inmates has started to rise, but also the relation between inmates and correctional officers are at an all time low.

Another death in custody

Now let´s direct our attention to the medical administration and their personnel. Yet another fellow Brother of the struggle has been subjected to poor medical treatment and neglect and as an end result claimed him of his life, due to poor judgement and negligence by medical personnel here at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). The Brother who lost his life in this struggle is Robert E. Brown aka Brother Muteem. Robert E. Brown was found deceased May 1, 2010, at 1:47 PM in his cell at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Unit 7A, the Hole to us inmates. A place known for the lost and forgotten.

No Love List

The Administration has extended their power, by denying us the right to purchase hygiene, food, clothes and appliances, while serving disciplinary time. Just recently a new AR which is AR733, AKA the “No Love List”, or “Nothing Coming List” was imposed, but each week it´s constantly being revamped by the prison administration. Just recently we were made aware of that we could no longer purchase certain hygiene items, which to many of us condemned individuals are a necessity, such as soap, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, baby oil and hair grease. Their reason for such actions is the safety of the correctional officers. For years those hygiene items have been sold, and there has not been a report of a correctional officer getting attacked with those items.

Nothing Coming List

Their next astonishment they acted on are the food: we are not allowed to purchase food or coffee. So how about our safety as Human Beings? A lot of us have health related issues such as Diabetes and other health problems that require food at a certain time of day or night, wouldn´t that be a threat to our safety? The list goes on, and on about the savage treatment we are receiving from the administration behind these walls, and there´s no valid explanation of why the prison administration are placing such regulations on us. That is why us people of many inmates must come together as a body of one and approach this fight and win this fight not with our fists, but with our intelligence: as long as there´s a fight that sheds blood, the struggle will continue to be a never-ending struggle. Put down the brooms and knives, etc, and go head on with our intelligence. We could be able to see light at the end of the cave. No matter what your walk in life was, no matter what your skin complexion is, we must realize that we are all as one behind these walls!

To all my readers out there, I am a brother of a never ending struggle, I am a brother who is tired of struggling, so let´s get it together, “Brothers.”

In Solidarity,
Marrio Moreland

#79800
Lovelock Correctional Center
1200 Prison Rd,
Lovelock, NV 89419

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Nevada prisoners being pushed to the edge

From: SF Bay View

April 13, 2010

by Marrio Moreland

Northern Nevada Correctional Center, Carson City

I am a convicted person serving time for voluntary manslaughter in the state of Nevada. Although this letter may not digest well with some, these will be true statements and facts about how we as human beings are being subjected to abuse and retaliation for exercising the little rights we do have inside these walls and gates that is separating us from society. This is only one of many letters sent out by inmates who are incarcerated in Nevada’s Department of Correctional Centers, pleading for help and justice!

We believe that we inmates are being used for political gain due to the economy and budget cuts. We are starting to believe we are being pushed to the edge so that the Nevada prison system can justify their request for more funds. In less than 60 days there has been two unjustified assaults on two different inmates by correctional officers here at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). The two inmates’ names are Marrio Moreland (#79800) and Anthony Lewis (#96337).

On Jan. 7, 2010, an assault occurred on inmate Marrio Moreland. He along with his cellie was removed from their cell by five correctional officers for an uncertain reason soon after breakfast. Inmate Moreland was verbally abused by a correctional officer and then viciously slammed to the ground by the same correctional officer acting on a direct order given by his lieutenant. Later, following said assault, Moreland was then sexually discriminated against.

On Feb. 26, 2010, an assault with battery occurred on an inmate named Anthony Lewis. He is in fact a person who has several disorders: 1) cracked C-2 spinal cord, 2) paralyzed on the right side, 3) he has colones, 4) he drags his right foot and 5) he depends on a wheelchair for mobility. Mr. Lewis and his cellie were returning from the shower when the officer literally pushed this gentleman from his wheelchair, pinned him to the floor and viciously banged his head on the concrete floor several times for no explainable reason.

At the time of both these two assaults the inmates were in restraints. These two assaults are two of many that has occurred here at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC). I have no other choice but to reach out this way because other attempts to find assistance have been spoiled.

Because of what’s called “abuse of authority,” the administration has a grievance complaint system in place that the inmate population no longer trusts. This administration has given correctional officers the authority to either approve or deny inmates’ rights, also the right to act as their own chain of command, by trying to do away with the inmate grievance procedure and punish us for following and exercising our rights.

This action is causing correctional officers to become very aggressive toward inmates. They are not obeying their own rules and regulations day by day yet have no fear of consequences from the administration.

As this letter is being addressed, I am housed in a segregated unit that has birds flying around inside. The birds are dropping their manure on the serving table, flying over the food while it’s being prepared, landing on the carts while the food is on the carts. The sanitation is poor, the showers are not sanitized, inmates are now being subjected to a disease called Mersa – it’s a well known disease that’s caused by poor sanitation. These acts are inhumane to a human being of the United States of America.

The statements I’ve made describe only a few barbarous actions that occur behind these gates. It’s said that each person of the United States of America should be “emancipated.” The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863. Nevertheless, the great saying “liberty and justice for all” – whatever happened to that? Does it even apply to the Nevada Department of Corrections?
I am housed in a segregated unit that has birds flying around inside. The birds are dropping their manure on the serving table, flying over the food while it’s being prepared, landing on the carts while the food is on the carts.

I would like to add there’s a deaf inmate who has seizures living in a medically inadequate cell by himself. He has seizures and was saved only because of an inmate passing by and that was by the grace of God.

As I close, I pray that this letter will get to the attention of many, making them aware of the trauma that the inmates here at Northern Nevada Correctional Center are experiencing. The administration will probably retaliate against me, but what else can they do to me? They have stripped me of my dignity, so there’s nothing else to abandon me of. This is an issue that needed a voice and I am that voice.

My name is Marrio Moreland, 79800, P.O. Box 7000, Carson City, NV 89702. I’m just seeking help and justice!