Hi Carol, I follow your weblog via nevadaprisonwatch.blogspot.com. Here is a news item I read about this morning, I find it very shocking, knowing people inside Ely State Prison in Nevada. Terribly cruel and callous.
Inmate Timothy L. Redman Tortured to Death at Ely State Prison, Nevada
November 19, 2009
They pumped can after can of pepper spray into the cell; they came back every 20 minutes and emptied another can …a big can, maybe half the size of a hairspray can. Then an officer looked in the cell, turned to the lieutenant and said, “Hey, This guy hung himself.”
The lieutenant answered, ”Spray him again!”
Yesterday morning, Timothy Redman, a death row inmate at Ely State Prison hung himself in his cell after being tortured for 2-2 1/2 hours, sprayed repeatedly with mace, until he couldn’t take it anymore and hung himself. The unit was immediately locked down.
The warden reportedly came to the unit and stood outside the cell making jokes and laughing as Timothy’s dead body was removed. The White Pine County Sheriff arrived, cordoned off the area with yellow crime scene tape, and allegedly stood around laughing with the warden and associate warden. A doctor came to pronounce him dead. Correctional officers rolled up his property and emptied his cell. Timothy was rolled past other inmates without so much as a cover over his face; his face blue and just barely laying correctly on the gurney.
To the officers who murdered Timothy Redman:
How does it feel to be no better than the man you murdered?
Will you sleep well tonight knowing you are now a murderer?
Nevada’s latest victim: Timothy L. Redman #32765 ~ 5/22/1964 – 11/18/09.