(W.E.Donaldson correctional facility in Bessmer, Alabama.)
Today following last night’s stabbing of an inmate at Elmore Correctional Facility it’s reported that officer Chase Burns at W.E.Donaldson Correctional Facility (a maximum security prison) located in Bessmer,Al.was stabbed by inmate Shawn Baker.
Yet another of many situations that has become the highlight conversation on social media for years among outside prison activist and the inmate activist inside the prisons across Alabama.
This follows the death of Kenneth Bettis after he was stabbed on October 1,2016, at Holman Correctional facility and later dying from injuries, and a Correctional Lt.at Holman being stabbed just weeks following.
It has been pointed out by Kinetik Justice (a member of the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT) on more than one occasion that the Alabama Department of Corrections has created these violent situations in order to back Governor Robert Bentley’s proposal to build four super prisons at the overall expense of 1.5 billion tax payer dollars.
Unheard Voices founder “Swift Justice”, agreed with “Kinetik Justice by saying,”the proof is in their actions. Their actions amounts to nothing. If you can point out one thing Jeffery Dunn has implemented since he’s been in office after being appointed by Governor Bentley that shows his concern for the lives of his officers and the men housed in Alabama’s prison, then I’ll listen. But you can’t, not even one.
“Axel Munthe one said ‘the wild cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it’.This to me speaks volumes. The sad thing about it is you hear us talk about modern day slavery , to me this gives more credence to our argument, because the officers themselves are being treated like real live ‘Uncle Tom’s’. It was no secret that in the days of past slavery even the ‘Uncle Tom’s’were expendable to the master. To me it’s a sad sad day for society today.”
The Alabama Department of Corrections have yet to show any concern in the lives impacted by the tidal wave of violence in this state. How many more close calls, or bodies are necessary?
Unheard Voices/THE FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
Published at 2:20 p.m.