Solitary Confinement. Thats been my housing foR 3 ½ years. Shame, hopelessness, hurt, anger, I’ve felt all those emotions since I’ve been in solitary confinement. Assult, Sexual Assult, and Sucide Attempts I’ve Experience it all. Through-out my time in solitary confinement I’ve witnessed other inmate be assulted almost once a week, Never have I thought It wouldve happened to me May 18, 2022 I was SubJected to a use of force by 4 officeRs, During the use of force I was assulted and Sexually Abused. My allegations weren’t taken SeRious an still isnt taken SeRious. So now Im dealing with the embarrassing fact that I spoke up and Nothing was Done. Violated, Low, degraded is what I feel. My anxiety has been so bad I can’t get in a night sleep without having NightmaRes OR the fear of being sexually Abused again 142.
Before the incident I’ve never Experienced the Complications that Im Experiencing. Such as short term memory Loss, Loss for words at time, and headache to the point I want to cRy. Ive suffered from depression all my life now its worse, there are times when I dont want get out to bed and do anything. Times fors me have been really hard, I Dont know whether to give up or keep fighting 214. Paranoid that Im going to get Jumped on by officeRs or Even Sexually Assult again. They Let the same officer walk around me like nothing happened.
1916 N Hwy 36 Bypass
Gatesville TX 76596
Lane Murray Unit, Gatesville, Texas
3 years in solitary / ad seg
September 7, 2022
Words by KIERA HENDERSON
Photography by TEXAS LETTERS