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HOPE THIS FINDS THAT ALL IS FINE, AND EVERYONE IS SAFE AND IN THE BEST OF HEALTH. I’m REACHING OUT IN CONCERNS, THAT SOMEONE WITH THE HIGHEST INTEREST CAN LEARN HOW ALOT OF INMATES IN TEXAS PRISONS ARE BEING TREATED. ESPECIALLY IN SOME OF THE RESTRICTIVE HOUSINGS I HAVE EXPERIENCED. MY NAME IS BRIAN TUCKER, I’M A WHITE 54 YEAR OLD INMATE. I HAVE A SENTENCE OF “LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE” WITH 90 STACKED YEARS. I WAS PLACED INTO SEGREGATION/RESTRICTIVE HOUSING ON APRIL 10, 2013, FOR - ESCAPE - IN WHICH I ESCAPED FROM THE COUNTY JAIL. I WAS PUT STRAIGHT LEVEL 3. I HAD TO WADE IN WATER ANCLE DEEP JUST TO GET IN MY CELL. THERE WAS 14 CELLS, AND 13 CELLS HAD FIRES BURNING IN THE TRAY BOXES. I GOT TO THE MICHAEL UNIT DURING LOCKDOWN, SO EVERYONE WAS ACTING UP FOR THE REASON, FOR CHOW, THEY GAVE 1-CORN DOG STRAIGHT FROM THE FREEZER AND FIVE PRUNES IN A BROWN PAPER BAG. THEY MOVED ME EVERY THREE DAYS FOR THE FIRST 2 MONTHS, THEN I WAS MOVED EVERY 5 DAYS UNTIL I LEFT THAT UNIT IN 2015. I HAVE EXPERIENCED AN DIRTY INVIROMENT. I HAVE BEEN PLACED INTO CELLS WITH HUMAN FECIES PLATTERED ON THE LIGHT FROM THE CELL NEXT DOOR. I HAD TO CLEAN DEAD RATS AND MICE THAT SOME PSCHYC PATIENT DONE CUT UP. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN TRAYS WITH 3 OR 4 ROACHES CRAWLING OVER THE FOOD. SO BAD WHEN CHOW TIME CAME I WOULD REFUSE TO EAT. I LEFT THAT UNIT AND WENT TO DARRINGTON UNIT. IT WASNT ANY BETTER. WE NEVER GOT RECREATION, THE FOOD WAS ALWAYS COLD, AND IN THE WINTER TIME THE HEATER WAS ALWAYS BROKEN. AND IF WE ASKED FOR AN EXTRA BLANKET, IT WAS LIKE WE COMMITTED A CRIME. THE UNIT WAS INFESTED WITH ROACHES AND MICE. IN THE SUMMER TIME IT WAS ALSO VERY HOT. SOME DAYS MY CELL ON 3 ROW WAS 120 DEGREES, OR MORE. I WAS IN CONTACT WITH TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT, AND EVEN HAD COUPLE LEGAL VISITS. I WAS PUT UNDER INVESTIGATION, AND WAS AT ONE TIME BEING REPRESENTED BY THEM. I WAS ALSO WORKING WITH TEXAS PRISON REFORM, AND I STARTED SHARING PAPERWORK WITH SEVERAL OTHER INTERESTED INMATES. IN OCTOBER OF 2021 I RECIEVED INFORMATION FROM TEXAS PRISON REFORM STATING THAT ON JANUARY 1, 2022 12 OTHER UNITS WERE GONNA DO AN HUNGER STRIKE. SO WE STARTED FORMING OUR DEMANDS. I CAN’T MENTION ANY NAMES. BUT ONE GUY PUT THINGS IN LEGAL FORM AND EACH ONE SIGNED THEIR OWN COPIES. THE GUY THAT PUT THINGS IN ORDER ALSO STOOD AMONG THE CROWD AND SPOKE FOR EACH ONE THAT STOOD UP - SO I’M VERY THANKFUL SOMEONE HAD THE COMMUNICATION ABILITIES. ON JANUARY 1, 2022, 16 STARTED THE STRIKE. AFTER 4 OR 5 DAYS 6 FELL OFF. AFTER 14 DAYS 10 OF US WAS HOLDING STRONG. I LOST 24 POUNDS. I STARTED AT 194 POUNDS AND ENDED AT 170 POUNDS.

I ACCOMPLISHED MY GOALS. ONE OF MY DEMANDS WAS TO BE SENT CLOSER TO HOME. THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR GAVE ME HIS WORD THAT IN 14 DAYS I WOULD BE SENT CLOSER. ON DAY 15 I RESTARTED THE H.S., AND WAS ON A CHAIN THAT NIGHT. I WAS SENT TO TELFORD UNIT. AND THE WARDEN THERE TOLD ME I WAS THE FIRST INMATE HE EVER HAD TO INTERVIEW COMING OFF THE BUS. I TOLD HIM MY DEMANDS WAS STILL NOT MET. HE TOLD ME THE WORD DEMAND WASNT USED ON HIS UNIT. I TOLD HIM I HAVE 2 MORE DEMANDS, TO BE MET OR I WOULD SHARE INFORMATION WITH OTHER INMATES. I WAS ON TELFORD UNIT 16 DAYS. THE DIRECTOR OVER CLASSIFICATIONS CAME, AND RELEASED ME TO A ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION TRANSITION PROGRAM. BUT THIS PLACE IS VERY MESSED UP. THERE IS G-4 AND G-5 INMATES MIXXED TOGETHER AND EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT GOALS. SEG INMATES ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT TO POPULATION. G-4 AND G-5 INMATES DOESNT CARE. IN THE FOUR MONTHS I'VE BEEN HERE, I HAVE SEEN AT LEAST 15 GET ROLLED BACK TO RESTRICTIVE HOUSING FOR FIGHTING. NEEDLESS TO SAY, AT THIS TIME IM SITTING HERE IN A RESTRICTIVE HOUSING CELL ON THE RAMSEY UNIT. IN NO KIND OF WAY AM I BEING RACIAL. BUT OUT OF 128 INMATES, THERE IS ONLY 8 WHITE INMATES. VERY UNEVEN AND UNFAIR. I WENT TO UNIT CLASSIFICATIONS ON THE 7TH OF JULY. I WAS TOLD BY THE WARDEN HE RECOMMENDED - TRANSFER - IM GONNA GIVE THEM 20 OR 30 DAYS TO TRANSFER ME. IF NOT, I’m THINKING ABOUT STARTING ANOTHER HUNGER STRIKE. THE INMATES TOLD ME IF I TRIED, THIS UNIT WILL TAKE ALL MY PROPERTY. BUT, THATS RETALLIATION. IF I DECIDE I WILL BE WRITTING ANOTHER LETTER. RAMSEY UNIT RESTRICTIVE HOUSING IS CRAZY. IT’S 3 ROLLS AND THEY ONLY HAVE 2 FANS ON 1-ROW COOLING THE PLACE. EARLIER THERE WAS 6 INMATES IN RESTRICTIVE HOUSING RUNNING AROUND - NO CUFFS. THERES NO CAMERAS, SO THEY GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING. THANK YOU FOR OPPORTUNITY SHARING MY EXPERIENCE. EVERYONE STAY SAFE. IF ANYONE WANTS TO REPLY I WILL SHARE in MORE DETAI.  THANK YOU;

 

(1) PHOTO ENCLOSED             BRIAN TUCKER #1847045

                                                 RAMSEY UNIT

                                                 1100 FM 655

                                                 ROSHARON, TEXAS. 77583

ALSO:

    I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING MY APPEAL ON MURDER CHARGE SINCE SEPT. 2017. I JUST RECIEVED LEGAL MAIL POST MARKED DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2022, FROM 5TH CIRCUIT, OFFICE OF THE CLERK. RECIEVED 7-6-2022.

    5 MONTHS LATE. NOW MY APPEAL IS KICKED OUT. I HAD 30 DAYS TO REPLY. 4 ½ YEARS WASTED. 

Ramsey Unit, Rosharon, Texas

9 years in solitary / ad seg

Brian

TUCKER

July 8, 2022

Words by BRIAN TUCKER

Photography by TEXAS LETTERS​​

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