In the summer of 2012, a prisoner who had been repeatedly beaten with impunity by guards at Central Prison’s notorious Unit One began a lawsuit against the prison and against NC DPS.
This lawsuit soon expanded to become a class action with seven other prisoners who had had similar experiences at the same segregation unit. In particular, guards were known for taking prisoners to “the desert,” a camera-less area of the facility, to beat them. Serious injuries occurred.
Now, one of those prisoners, Stanley Corbett, Jr., has reported to us by letter that he is being retaliated against by the guards at Warren CI in Manson, NC, to which he was transferred after beginning the lawsuit.
Retaliation has included censorship of mail, denial of medical treatment, and urine in his food.
Corbett has announced that on Monday, August 25th, he will begin a hunger strike until such retaliation ends.
Supporters are encouraged to contact the NC DPS director as well as the administration at Warren CI to express their concern and anger that a prisoner is being retaliated against for exposing guards’ brutality.
Contact information for relevant officials can be found here.
Corbett also recently published a book of poetry entitled, “The Heart and Soul of a Poet” under the name Knowledge G. A sample can be downloaded at prisonfoundation.org