Prison Radio
Joadanus Olivas

“Administrative segregation.”

I was recently placed in administrative segregation for 25 days based on another inmate’s claim of me victimizing him in a predatory manner. This information was confidentially disclosed on his behalf, supposedly I victimized him two weeks prior from the day that I was placed in administrative segregation. Supposedly I victimized him on the recreational yard.

So with him disclosing this information, I was placed on maximum security and restricted from having any property and limited programming. I was really disrespected. They took everything. I didn’t even have a bar of soap when these officers were done removing everything from the cell I occupied.

This situation was so depressing and unjust. This alleged misconduct that I committed was an obvious lie that should have never been accepted as reliable information. Due to the fact of logic and reason, how could I victimize someone on the recreational yard right in front of an officer who watches this small recreational yard that holds 5 to 10 individuals and has no blind spots whatsoever?

How can someone report such an old incident and be accepted as reliable? Why did they have to destroy my peace and ability to programming and communicate with my family? Why did these officers admit when they were reading the lockup report that they knew I didn’t do the alleged victimization and that they knew it was all a lie? Why when I boarded up my cell windows for five minutes, protesting this injustice, that these officers went to my cell with shields and helmets and using force to pin me down and cuff me up and then write me up for violating made up rules?

After 25 days of protests, finally, they released me from administrative segregation and found me innocent and restored all the lost credits. But guess what? Some of my property was still missing.

This brutal, failed system really needs to come to an end, CDCR, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. To be honest, there’s no rehabilitation always. Most times, it’s debilitation. These correctional officers are a gang within themselves with more tattoos than a sailor or biker, with ruthless ways like pirates.

Administrative segregation.

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