Perspectives from Within
Although prison is not supposed to be a summer camp, we are still human beings with rights. These rights are being violated if only the relevant government agencies, media, or community members would investigate what is going on. We need your help!
What am I talking about?
Faribault is using a consistent practice of religious discrimination, as Muslims are unable to have daily prayer times or attend Jumah prayer on Fridays.
The Dakota living unit, a minimum unit that is supposed to be “closest to free,” is horrendous as well. We have mold and asbestos throughout the entire building. We should not be living in these subpar and unhealthy conditions, which may be unconstitutional and against all common decency.
And the water is also a problem in Dakota, as it often comes out brownish from the sinks. Is it lead that’s present? Or something else? The plumbing and pipes are outdated like in Flint, Michigan. But we’re locked in and forced to accept these harmful conditions.
The food is also an issue. What they are feeding us is more than inadequate. Some meat says “not for human consumption on it.” But at least it is being eaten by rats and mice before we get to it, because rodents live here with us.
I ask all Minnesotans who care to reach out to help and to get involved in work to change this unjust system. You can write me on jpay.com with my ID number below or send me mail at:
Willie Crump #222653
1101 Linden Lane
Faribault MN, 55021
Perspectives from Within features concerns from inmates, in partnership with the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, which is a union of prisoners, ex-prisoners, families, and communities working to transform the justice system in MN.