Prison Radio
Gerald McNabb

The name of my piece is “The Commissary Red Onion State Prison.”

My name is Gerald McNabb, 1-0-8-20-47.

On 7/26, 2019, my status in a step-down program at the Red Onion State Prison was upgraded to IM2 status. And because I’m a plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit against this illegal step-down program, in which in 1985, settlement agreement by the Virginia Department of Corrections, which breach to begin in 2012, this illegal step-down program that I’m in.

And as I stated, I am a plaintiff in ACLU lawsuit against Red Onion State Prison and Wallens Ridge State Prison, which are Virginia’s only two supermax prisons. And because of me being the plaintiff now I’m not allowed to order my commissary since August 5th, 2019. The inmate memo they tried to convince me where took place against me stated: “You cannot reject your whole entire order if you change your mind.”

I never changed my mind. The commissary, after I ordered, an IM2 order, $25 order, brought me um, brought me back, an IM1 $13 [inaudible] order, saying the computer on me does not show me as IM2. So that’s not me changing my mind, that is the unit manager Larry R. Collin’s not updating his computer as my updated IM2 status. He intentionally did it to retaliate against me as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Red Onion State Prison. I do have a grievance appeal pending still.

(Sound of a cell door closing.) These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.