Tagged H.H. Gonzales

The Psychology of the Prison Guard

I sit in a cell that is right above the COs’ desk in my unit. It provides me a unique opportunity to hear the psychology of staff in their thought-to-be-secure area, in their conversations with each other. The reason I write about this is because hearing their conversations, I witness first hand what the caste…

The Eye of the Storm

My mind, made and built by image and experience, producing thoughts, turned to actions. Reflection allowing me the opportunity to see myself, I wonder how and who I really am. Does systematic racism and disenfranchisement from birth to right-before-this-moment declare my value, or did it begin long before I was a thought, at the beginning…

Carceral Imaging: Three Communiqués from H.H. Gonzales

Hey J., I hope you are doing good and staying safe, this COVID-19 stuff has gotten crazy in here. They were bringing the National Guard in here to test us every week, but they said they weren’t coming in anymore because so many people coming in caught COVID while administering the test. Then our newly…

Where I Sit

A communiqué from H.H. Gonzales, sent 11/6/2020, before prisoners rose up and were locked down on Wed. 11/10 I sit in a cell about 5 feet by 10 feet with a bunk bed, two lockers, a sink, a toilet, and a chair, with a “bunkie” (a cellmate). The walls are concrete with many different levels…

Free HH!

CALL TODAY AND TOMORROW (9/9 and 9/10) Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC)Warden Scott Yokom517-780-5600 (Press 1 for Charles Egeler RGC, then 3 for main menu, then 0 for operator and ask for the warden’s office.) Michigan Department of CorrectionsDirector Heidi Washington517-241-7238 Sample Script [Remember, you do not have to give your real name,…