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Monday, August 18, 2014

USP Tucson: Deplorable Conditions in Isolation


A letter from Paul Bergrin was copied to me at his request. When I read it, I was truly angry. Now I just want to see it shoved down their throats, so not angry anymore and seeking publicity regarding the horrific conditions in SHU (the hole) at USP Tucson. This is criminal and really I want to know who is profiting from it, because someone always is.

What disturbed POS gets their rocks off subjecting prisoners to such abuse and deplorable conditions? Is this engineered by the warden at USP Tucson? The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has really gone downhill and is at an extremely low point today.

Now that you've read Paul's statement on the conditions where he is currently being held and heard my complaint concerning the failure of the BOP to treat prisoners humanely, the worst problem is obstruction of his legal work and investigation for his current appeal. Paul Bergrin has people working on his investigation, but is now unable to confer with those assisting him. This case is extremely involved due to the range of counts that must be addressed, requiring him to be available for discussion on the telephone or email.

I have no doubt this trip to SHU that could last for 90 days is at the hands of the Newark US Attorney's Office. They have so much to lose. Paul Bergrin was busy gathering affidavits absolutely necessary to his appeal. Now he is held practically incommunicado.





Read the letter describing the deplorable conditions Paul Bergrin is dealing with in the 2 scanned images included herein. If you're viewing this blog on your phone, you will need to switch to the regular version. Another option is to visit the two links below for large images of the 2 pages:

Paul Bergrin Letter page 1

Paul Bergrin Letter page 2

If you have a few minutes, consider writing Paul a letter to cheer him up.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paul Bergrin in Solitary Confinement

I have just been informed by someone close to Paul Bergrin that he is currently in solitary confinement at USP Tucson. The actual Bureau of Prisons (BOP) term is SHU. In Bergrin's situation, as is often the case with other inmates, he is in SHU for unknown reasons. He's done nothing incorrect, illegal or in violation of any BOP rule.

You can write to Paul at this address:

Paul Bergrin - #16235-050
USP Tucson
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ 85734

Paul Bergrin expects to be in SHU for several months minimum, so they're certainly impeding his investigation and obstructing his legal filings. If the past is an indicator, this is all at the hands of the Newark US Attorney's Office. At this time their cases are colliding and there are many conflicts between testimony in the Paul Bergrin case, the William Baskerville case, and the Rakeem Baskerville and Hakeem Curry case. All of these cases have current motions and appeals in courts waiting to be heard.

This is not much different than the methods used to obstruct Rakeem Baskerville from responding to government motions or orders by the judge in his case currently and in past. This poor guy is unable to effectively send or receive mail - another story for a new blog post this week, so look for it.

I have been told that Paul is suffering, but staying strong and that solitary confinement is torturous for him. If you have done any reading on the effects of solitary on a human being, you will know that they're putting him through hell, literally. I'm sending a letter off today and if you have any concern or belief in Paul Bergrin, you will too.

I'm not sure what else to say at this moment. I knew they'd pull this crap. They must do anything to stop the truth from being revealed and prevent him from advancing his extremely valid legal arguments. I will post again on the situation as soon as I have additional information.