I was just an every day Latino, struggling to make ends meet, raising five kids because my ex-wife didn’t. She was angry because I remarried and we had to get custody of our three together, and then made it her life’s occupation to ruin my new life, and destroy me.
I was accused of horrible things, racially profiled, there was no evidence against me, and I wasn’t even allowed a defense forensic expert on my behalf. The trial was rigged, and we didn’t have the money for a lawyer because my wife lost her job due to the accusations, and I wasn’t allowed to be alone with my own kids after that. Between her not working, and my large bail due to racial profiling, as well as the courts mixing my charges up with another man’s, we were losing it all.
So, here I sit, currently in isolation, almost three years later, still fighting to get out because I refused to lie and say I was guilty, just to get 112 years taken off of my railroad cars, 114 years long.
I’ve learned a great deal about myself, society, and the world at large.
I keep fighting, but it’s an uphill battle.
Just call me 113.
(Please understand that people isolation can’t purchase toothpaste, much less have computer access. This is written by Chicano’s wife, discussing items as he would, and does when they meet twice a month, and in letters, which are posted here to testify as to how people are not treated as human in most North Carolina prisons. She transcribes his letters and shares your comments with him. ..We love and welcome any questions or comments. Our two year old complaint to the North Carolina Bar, which has yet to be answered, is included in six segments here so you can see all of the fallacies in the ‘case’ that Child Protective Services created against us, as well as the lack of an honest trial or any chance of getting justice with the amount of discrimination, prosecutorial misconduct, the ineffective counsel and threats.
This state’s system is in the Stone Ages, and never before has anything about this particular prison been publically available.)