UPDATE 2/9/16: One of PRM’s group members reported -“I called & got Deputy Warden Schiffer (sp). He stated the heating has been fixed & temperatures are 69 to 73 degrees . He can be reached at 717-299-7800& pressing 9.”
Last night I received word that Lancaster County Prison in Pennsylvania had shut the heat off. My source states that this has been an on going issue since December. The temperatures there have been in the 20’s, and this is unacceptable. Especially since over the summer, the prison upgraded their heat system to the tune of $350.000. Promises were made the heat would not be lower than 65 degrees. Broken promises and cruel punishment for the over 975 people currently inside. No extra blankets, folks getting written up if they cover the windows-this is retaliation. Media has been alerted, the phone system was shut down last night preventing anyone from getting through- only able to leave messages and no replies to the many emails that were sent. I ask that we continue to call and send emails- there is power in numbers. We demand they take action and turn the HEAT ON NOW!!
CALL 717-299-7800 and ask that the heat be turned ON! Or you can email Warden Paul Smeal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next is the issue at FCI Aliceville in Alabama. From what I have been told, the facility sustained MAJOR damage from the recent tornados there. Laundry, Chow Hall, Education, SHU, Recreation, Administration buildings all have sustained major damage. Windows & roofs blown out. Perimeter fencing is down. There were 3 housing units A, B & C- C unit is now uninhabitable and A & B bursting at the seams. I was told the damage is irreparable and BOP will be shipping the camp females out.
Of course Federal BOP is quiet about all this…one reason could be security risk. Families need answers and I am asking that people call warden Washington Ardduci: (205) 373-5000 and ask him to speak out and speak to the families of the women there. They deserve answers NOW!