From SF Bay View:
On Tuesday, April 14, in Las Vegas (by video) and in Carson City (live) the Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners will meet to allow the public to put on record its complaints against the Nevada prison system and make suggestions for improvement. Prisoners are asking other prisoners to urge their supporters, friends and loved ones to attend:
“It is important to get as many people on our side to attend this meeting as possible. Those who have no one to attend this meeting on your behalf, you can submit a brief outline of any complaints or statements for the board. We will have a representative there to place them on the record. Just be sure they’re relevant and easy to read.
“And while it is not a requirement, we prefer you focus on issues you have already made a record of via the grievance procedure, as we are also compiling evidence for a major class action lawsuit we hope to file soon. So be sure to include a copy of any grievances supporting your claims. We’re specifically looking for cases of medical neglect, staff assaults on inmates, any grievous abuses of authority or failure to enforce rules that protect your rights, health and safety. We are also looking for witness accounts of abuse or mistreatment of mentally ill inmates.
“You can mail your submissions to Tonja Brown, 2907 Lukens Lane, Carson City, NV 89706. Your loved ones may email her at Tonjamasrod40 at aol.com.”
Those who can attend in person can choose either the Carson City or Las Vegas meetings, which will both be held on April 14, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.:
• Nevada Legislative Building, Room 1200, The Media Room, 401 South Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701
• Grant Sawyer State Office Building, Room 2450, Gaming Control Board Room, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas. NV 89101
For more information, email info at makethewallstransparent.org.