This effectively displays President Obama's true socialist contempt for the middle class who is the only thing holding his agenda back. Once the middle class has been dispatched, our constitutional republic will cease to exist. I am not making a moral judgment; this is what the president seems to be doing.
Von Albert Ehman
McDowell jail conditions are deplorable
I'm an inmate here at the McDowell County Correctional Center. I have been an inmate here for approximately two months. Upon my arrival, my first thought was, this was where I was going to make parole. The more time I spend here, the more I'm wishing I never got transferred to this place.
This place is an old county jail but being used for a correctional facility. When I say old, I mean old. There are very few windows. Most of the ones that have survived are hanging on to their last screw. When I say old, I mean old bars. It kind of has the old western style look to it. Nothing is electric here. Everything is manual by key. Regardless of the old-fashioned prison style, I have argued, followed the proper procedures and done everything an inmate could possibly do to get some relief on what I was requesting. I made the request that since there were very few windows could the facility turn off the air conditioning at night. It gets so cold that I've awakened, grabbed my soda off the shelf and it would feel as if it came out the fridge.
I've asked everyone and their brother for help with this issue and my cry fell on deaf ears. There have been several mornings where one inmate in the pod would get up and breathe out hard to check if he could see his breath. That's usually what helps us decide if getting up and eating breakfast is worth eating. We're not animals. We don't deserve to be treated as if we're animals in an Arctic zoo. We're only humans who made mistakes.
Please publish this story or opinion. Maybe it will help solve the problem, but most importantly it will be an attracting story to the ones who were and even weren't incarcerated.
McDowell County Correctional Center