A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND OF THE WORLD, CONCERNING MURDERS AND CORRUPTION IN DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

I’m in need of any information you can provide me with concerning any African Americans who were killed by Dade County, Florida law enforcement officials and the Dade County, Florida State Attorney didn’t prosecute the case.  Also, I’m in need of any information you have on any type of corruption involving the Dade County Florida State Attorney, Dade County Florida Medical Examiner and Miami-Dade Police Department.  

If you have any newspaper articles or documents you can provide me on any of the foregoing, please send them to my friend Jeremy who manages this blog.  I believe he’ll show me kindness in getting me copies of whatever documents, information, etc. you mail him.  Thank you for your kindness.  

Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe can help me with obtaining this information and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

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THE MOUNTED SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE THAT TWO AGENCIES DIDN’T SECURE THAT SHOWED FOUL PLAY ON THE NIGHT DARREN RAINEY WAS MURDERED

After Darren Rainey was murdered I wrote the Miami-Dade Police Department {MDPD} and Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office several letters telling them to please secure the footage from the mounted security camera in wing J1 of the Dade C.I. TCU that pointed toward the officer station on the night Rainey was killed.

The reason why I told these two agencies to save this video footage was because it would show the frantic actions of the officers in the officers’ station  after Ofc. Thompson found Rainey dead in the shower, left him dead in the shower on the floor and went to the officers’ station and told his fellow officers Rainey was dead.

I told these agencies that Ofc. Thompson was the officer who found Rainey dead on the shower floor, that he left Rainey dead on the shower floor and went to the officers’ station and told his fellow officer that Rainey was dead.  That for the next approximately eight minutes the officers’ actions were frantic as they obviously discussed Rainey dead in the shower.  That when they were done discussing the foregoing, Ofc. Clarke went to the shower and acted like he just found him dead.  Also, I told these agencies in 2012 and 2013 that several days after Rainey was killed, when discussing Rainey’s death with Ofc.s Clarke and Thompson, they told me to say Ofc. Clarke found Rainey dead if anybody asked.  Finally I told these agencies that these Ofc.s were going to say Ofc. Clarke found Rainey dead, but that was a lie.  As you can see, these agencies knew from the beginning that it was important to secure the footage from the mounted security camera in wing J1 that pointed toward the officers’ station on the night Rainey was killed.  However, as it presently looks this camera footage wasn’t secured.

Why do you think these agencies wouldn’t secure the camera footage?  I believe they didn’t do the foregoing because it was more evidence to show foul play with Rainey’s murder.

Do you believe the police sometimes don’t conduct as thorough investigations into some cases as they do others?  I do.  Do you believe the police would conduct as thorough an investigation into a man in prison being killed as they would a man in society being killed?  I don’t.  Do you believe the police would conduct as thorough investigation into a mentally unstable man being killed as they would a mentally stable man being killed?  I don’t.  Do you believe the police would conduct as thorough investigation into an African American being killed as a Caucasian?  I don’t.  I believe the majority of police in America are very good people that are very good at their work.  However police officers are humans and a lot of them are bias, prejudicial and/or racist.  It is sad, but this is the truth.  Why didn’t the Miami-Dade Police Department secure the footage from the camera mentioned herein?  I believe they didn’t secure this camera footage for the same reason they refused to investigate this case until the Miami Herald newspaper in May 2014 started writing articles on the police failing to investigate this case.  Why?  Because to the Miami-Dade Police Department detective assigned to the Rainey case, Darren Rainey’s life didn’t matter.  Why didn’t his life matter?  Because Darren Rainey was a poor, black, mentally disabled, Muslim prisoner.  When a detective cares about the outcome of a case, they thoroughly investigate it.  When they don’t care, they do just enough to say they investigated it.

The Darren Rainey case is another case that will go down in history as evidence showing that Black Lives Don’t Matter In Dade County, Florida and America.  This is how it’ll be unless we all join together in unity, peace and love, and do all that we can to show Black Lives Matter In Dade County, Florida.  All of our efforts must be in unity, peace and love.  What do you think?  Do you believe Black Lives Matter?  We do.  Do you believe all lives matter?  We do.  We care about what you have to say.  You matter, and you can make a difference.

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WHAT DID FDC AND THE FDC INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE DO TO THE CAMERA FOOTAGE ON THE NIGHT DARREN RAINEY WAS KILLED, BEFORE IT WAS TURNED OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

On June 23, 2012 poor, black, mentally disabled Muslim inmate Rainey was brutally killed in a shower in the Dade Correctional Institution TCU that reached temperatures (according to Dade C.I. Cpt. Dixon) of 160° F.

On May 19, 2014 I was transferred from Dade C.I. after the media started writing articles on this brutal murder.

In the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015 my sister Windy Hempstead, who runs the blog Help My Brother Harold Hempstead @ WordPress.com, read me a heavily redacted report from somewhere on the internet that the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Inspector General’s Office released concerning the Darren Rainey murder.  Even though the report was heavily redacted, it did state something of importance concerning the footage from the mounted security cameras in the wing Rainey was killed in.  The report contended that the camera system malfunctioned as soon as the officer who killed Rainey got Rainey to the top of the stairs where the shower was located.

In the Dade County State Attorney’s 3/17/17 memorandum stating they are not going to prosecute those who killed Rainey, they contend they have the footage from the cameras that the FDC Inspector General’s office said malfunctioned.

Did the camera system really malfunction or did the FDC Inspector General’s office lie in their report?  With the history that the FDC Inspector General’s Office has, I believe they lied and told the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and others that the camera system malfunctioned until they could tamper with it and after they were done tampering with it they turned it over to the MDPD.  Also I believe there’s evidence in possession of the Dade County State Attorney, MDPD and FDC that proves this.

Since an FDC Inspector General’s report clearly says that the cameras malfunctioned on the night Rainey was killed and the Dade County Florida State Attorney says they have the footage, it is obvious that the FDC Inspector General’s Office lied.  The agency that had all the liability and who had the footage lied.  What did FDC and the FDC Inspector General’s Office do to the footage before they turned it over to the MDPD?  Please read all the Miami Herald newspaper articles on the FDC Inspector General’s Office and then I’d like for you to please let me know if you think the FDC Inspector General’s Office would or wouldn’t tamper with the camera footage in the Darren Rainey murder case.

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HOW DID THE DADE C.I. TCU SHOWER DARREN RAINEY WAS KILLED IN START BEING USED AS A TORTURING DEVICE TO PUNISH MENTALLY DISABLED INMATES?

Inmate Daniel Geiger was a severely mentally disabled inmate whose mental condition caused him to almost constantly make noise 24 hours a day.  A lot of inmates in the TCU didn’t like to be housed in cells near him because as loud as he was, it made it very hard for people in cells close to him to sleep.  The foregoing is what caused Dade C.I. TCU day-shift security staff to place Geiger in cells next to inmates they didn’t like and they were trying to get to sign out of the TCU.  Sleep deprivation caused most of the inmates in cells next to Geiger to ask to sign out of the TCU.

In the beginning of 2012, inmates MD and SL were housed in Wing J3.  Day shift security staff didn’t like them because they were very verbal and filed grievances on things they didn’t like.  Geiger was moved from Wing J1 to Wing J3 first as a tool to try to get MD to sign out of the TCU and then he was used to try and get SL to sign out.

When Geiger was placed in Wing J3, it immediately upset, to some degree or another, all the inmates housed in Wing J3.  It was a small wing and Geiger’s loudness could be heard easily through the whole wing.

In 2012 the officer who killed Darren Rainey was assigned as the wing officer for Wing J3.  Rainey’s killer use to talk to inmate KS who was housed in Wing J3 a lot.  KS wasn’t mentally disabled.  He manipulated his way into the TCU running from a disciplinary report he got at Columbia C.I.  Every shift that Rainey’s killer worked, he spent an hour or more discussing sports and rap music related issues with KS in front of KS’s cell.  The officer who killed Rainey worked on night shift.

When Geiger got placed in Wing J3, KS started telling the officer that killed Rainey, “if you take Geiger, place him in that shower upstairs and turn it on full hot, I’ll bet you he’ll stop yelling and making all that noise.”  After a few days of KS telling Rainey’s killer the foregoing, the officer tried it and it worked.  Within several minutes of Geiger being put in the shower he stopped yelling.

When the officer who killed Rainey seen that the shower treatment got Geiger to comply and listen to him, he realized he had a tool to get the most mentally disabled inmates in the TCU to comply with his orders.

Over the next several months that officer continued to use that shower as a torturing device to punish mentally disabled inmates that refused to comply with his orders.  Several inmates were placed in that shower.

The fifth inmate that I witnessed be placed in that shower was Darren Rainey, who was killed in it.

The state and federal government have known the foregoing for years now.

Several months ago Daniel Geiger somehow died in the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Lake C.I. in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC.)

Do mentally disabled peoples’ lives matter?  According to our history they don’t.  A lot of people in this World don’t care about them.  When are we going to start treating the mentally disabled like humans?  Do you think it’s right to abuse the mentally disabled?  Do you think the mentally disabled should be treated like humans?

Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you think can help us with getting justice for the mentally disabled who were abused, tortured and killed in the Dade C.I. TCU and for the murder of Darren Rainey.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER

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THEY THREW DARREN RAINEY’S KORAN IN THE TRASH

In 2010 or 2011 it was on the news that a man in central Florida was talking about burning a Koran on TV.  This became such a big issue that people across the World were commenting on it.  However, when the New Yorker magazine published an article in April 2016 entitled ‘Madness’,  and it mentioned Darren Rainey’s Koran being thrown in the trash, I didn’t hear any comments on it.  I’m not a Muslim but to me there are certain things that are right and certain things that are wrong.  To me, the man in 2010 or 2011 in central Florida that was talking about burning a Koran on TV was wrong.  To me, it was wrong for Dade Correctional Institution Staff to throw Darren Rainey’s Koran in the trash.  What do you think?  Do you think it’s wrong for a person to be disrespectful to another person’s religion by burning or throwing in the trash the primary religious book that person believes in?  Do you think it’s wrong that Dade Correctional Institution staff threw Darren Rainey’s Koran in the trash?  Do you think it’s wrong that Dade County State Attorney Ms Katherine Rundle said on March 17th, 2017 that she’s not going to prosecute Darren Rainey’s killers?

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DADE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID SHE DID NOT KNOW WHY RAINEY’S BODY WAS HOT WHEN TAKEN OUT OF SHOWER AND HOURS LATER

On 3/17/17 the Dade County State Attorney issued an inter-office memorandum stating they weren’t going to prosecute anybody for killing Darren Rainey.  I have this document in my possession and I’d like to share what it says starting in the last paragraph of pg.54.  The last paragraph of pg.54 reads:

“Dr Lew noted that Rainey had an elevated body temperature (as taken by a nurse) after he was taken out of the shower and his temperature was still elevated hours later when it was taken as part of the autopsy protocol.  Without knowing what Rainey’s temperature was before he was placed in  the shower, it is hard for Dr Lew to asses this fact.   The only comment she could make was that, along with knowledge of the time of death, elevated temperature contributed to decomposition and most likely to his skin slippage.”

Did Dr Lew really say she couldn’t say why Rainey’s body was hot when he was taken out of the shower, and was still hot hours later?  Let’s see what the most logical reason would be.  On pg.49 of this same report, Dade C.I. Cpt. Dixon said she tested the water in the shower Rainey was killed in, 2 days after Rainey’s murder, at 160°F.  Rainey’s killer Ofc. Clarke on pg.14 of this State Attorney’s report said, when he seen Rainey’s body on the shower floor, his body was covering the drain and there was water pooled around him.  Throughout this State Attorney report several inmates say the shower had excessively hot water in it that Rainey was killed in.  In the State’s Memorandum/Report that Dr Lew is cited as saying she didn’t know why Rainey’s body was hot when taken out of the shower and hours later, it clearly states that Rainey’s body was laying on the shower floor in 160°F water.  This is what happens when people twist facts.  Their own words can be used against them on major relevant facts.  Not something that is trivial.  It is very hard to believe that Dr Lew would state she didn’t know why his body was hot.  Wait a minute!  I guess it’s not.  If she said that the reason why his body was hot was because he was just taken out of an excessively hot shower, then that would mean a murder prosecution had to happen.  A murder prosecution could not happen.  Why?  Because Darren Rainey was a poor, black, mentally disabled Muslim prisoner and his life does not matter to Dr Lew and the Dade County State Attorney.

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Florida D.C.’s Dangerous Games With Free Speech USA

“He squeezed my throat and said, “you could have had a serious accident, but instead your being spared.  Don’t forget that.  You hear me?”

When the Sgt. let go of my throat, Cpt. Schrank said, “you really p-ssed off the wrong person.”

More testimony of violent assault, serious retaliation and attempted repression of free speech of the Rainey murder witness Harold Hempstead, by Florida Department of Corrections staff.

A few weeks before the night when he was awoken in the small hours, knocked around and transported to Tennessee – on the very same day the Rundle report was released – Harold Hempstead, the key-witness in the torture/murder of Darren Rainey, wrote a sworn affidavit about some of the retaliation he’s received from the Florida Department of Corrections. 

Here’s a brief account from Harold on the manner of his departure from Florida: 

“When I was being escorted from my cell to the front of Hardee C.I., Cpt. Schrank was telling Sgt. Hamilton (one of the 2 staff escorting me) that Hardee C.I. Warden Lamb was waken by Tallahassee just a few hours prior to 3.30am and told to over see my leaving Hardee C.I. to go to RMC.  Hardee C.I. records will show that Travis Lamb got to the compound after midnight to over see my leaving Hardee C.I. When we got to the main control area another Sgt. working Main Control told Cpt. Schrank that Warden Lamb just dropped off my Classification and Medical Records.

While in front of the Main Control area, Cpt.Schrank told Sgt. Hamilton “Serg. It’s on you.”  Sgt. Hamilton then slapped me with an open hand.  Ofc. Cabrara helped me back up, as he was saying “Get up Hempstead”  Ofc. Cabrara then held me from behind by both my arms, as Sgt. Hamilton grabbed my throat.  He squeezed my throat and said, “you could have had a serious accident, but instead your being spared.  Don’t forget that.  You hear me?”

When the Sgt. let go of my throat, Cpt. Schrank said, “you really p-ssed off the wrong person.  Think about what he said and think about it hard.”  This was the only incident I had where a staff physically battered me, and it happened obviously as a result of my sworn affidavits and letter to Miguel that I previously mentioned, and it happened on the day I was Interstate-Compacted.  When Ofc. Cabrara let me go he punched me in my lower back. 

I was told prior to leaving my cell at 3.30am to go up to the front of Hardee C.I. by Cpt. Schrank, that my property would be thrown in the trash.

On 3/21/17 I filed 5 grievances here on everything that happened on 3/17/17 , and on 3/22/17 I filed another grievance addressing the events that happened on 3/17/17.”

The following document speaks for itself, so I won’t say too much about it.  One thing that does seem hugely significant however, is that FDC seem to be implying that they could not adequately protect Harold Hempstead in General Population in any prison in Florida, allegedly due to his high-profile status as a witness to official wrong-doing – he’s publicly accused guards of murder and torture, as well as exposing many other extremely serious matters.    This makes a mockery of FDC Secretary Julie Jones’ recent memo to the entire department stating that there was a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy towards retaliation of any kind.  The fact that FDC cannot protect Harold Hempstead surely proves that it is failing to do the job it exists for – to safely and legally contain those sentenced to be held in state-custody.  You see, it’s not protection from other inmates that Julie Jones’ department said Harold needed – but rather protection from those sworn to uphold the law and the constitution, namely the staff of the Florida Department of Corrections.

SWORN AFFIDAVIT

To:  Federal Bureau of Investigations, Attn:  James Killpatrick, 3725 South East 14th Court, Homestead, Florida 33035.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attn:  Commissioner Rick Swearingen, P.O. Box 1489,  Tallahassee, Florida 32302.

James Cook, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 10021, Tallahassee, Florida 33302.

Miami Herald Newspaper, Attn:  Julie Brown, 3511 Northwest 91st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33172.

Immediately following the May 18 and 19, 2014 Miami Herald news articles on the murder of Darren Rainey and other matters at Dade Correctional Institution (Dade C.I.) I was placed on Protective Management (PM) status based on Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) staff contending I had statewide protection issues with FDC staff (especially from Dade County) as a result of my link to the high profile investigations into the murder of Darren Rainey and the torturing of mentally disabled inmates at Dade C.I.

Around the beginning of March 2016 till May 25, 2016, the Martin C.I. administration (i.e. Elizabeth Mallard, Mr Parrish, Mr Swineberg, Colonel Reid, and Ms Posten) subjected me to numerous forms of retaliation after they discovered I was communicating with the media, Civil Rights groups, etc. about the unconstitutional conditions of FDC PM units.  I reported this retaliation to the FDC Inspector General’s office in 16 calls that I made via the prison TIP line.  The following mailbox numbers were assigned to these calls:  calls made on 5/8/16: 971527, 127485, 316384, 188725, 812239 (this last number might be off by one number.  It’s one of the 5 calls I made on 5/8/16.)  Calls made on 5/15/16:  168806, 593692, 829299, 144286.  Call made on 5/23/16: 611038.  FDC procedure says these calls have to be saved for one year.

In addition to the above, I mailed letters and sworn affidavits to the Governor’s Chief Inspector General’s office, Melinda Miguel, that her office received on the following dates:  March 7, 30, 2016;  April 29, 2016;  and May 23, 24, 25 2016.  These letters and affidavits were given the following case number:  201512140002.  The following case numbers might also be helpful:  201511120004 and 201412110006 (letters received on November 12, 2015;  December 1, 15, 2015;  January 5, 2016;  February 16, 23, 2016.

Martin C.I. staff’s retaliatory actions they took against me to have me physically harmed because of me asserting my First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech in communicating with the media, civil rights groups, etc. about the unconstitutional conditions of FDC PM units violated my First Amendment Rights.  The FDC Inspector General’s Office’s failure to investigate my prison TIP calls and letters I mailed to the Chief Inspector General’s  Office and that her office forwarded to the FDC Inspector General’s Office violated the statutory duties of FDC Inspector General’s Office as clearly set forth in Florida Statute : 944.31.  Several Miami Herald news articles published between May 2014, and the date listed below talk about the failure of the FDC Inspector General’s Office to conduct investigations into issues that happened in FDC.  The FDC Inspector General’s Office under the leadership of Lester Fernandez is following in the shoes of his predecessor in not following the duties that his office is obligated to follow under Florida Statute : 944.31.  Also, FDC Region 4 Director Thomas Reid failed to comply with Governor Rick Scott’s May 8, 2015 Executive Order (Number 15 – 102) which states in Section 1.3 “each Director must ensure that each Correctional Facility in the Director’s assigned region maintains a retaliatory free environment, both for staff and inmates.”

On May 24, 2016 I was placed in Administrative Confinement pending a PM investigation.  Originally I was told this was because somebody called Martin C.I Warden Mallard and the FDC Main Office and said staff and inmates were involved with a plot to kill me.  FDC told people in society almost the same thing as they told me.  In the months to follow, FDC staff switched their statement 2 to 3 times concerning why I was placed in Administrative Confinement on May 24, 2016.  I was placed under this investigation prior to being formally released from PM back to General Population.

On May 25, 2016 I was transferred by van from Martin C.I. to Okeechobee C.I.  My sister and I were later told by Thomas Reid that he directed I go by van directly to Okeechobee C.I. and not through South Florida Reception Centre, because of my sister’s May 2016 emails to the FBI, and because he knew my life would be in danger in Miami at SFRC.  It should be noted that for the 23 months I was on PM, FDC continued to say I had serious protection issues with FDC staff who knew me from Dade C.I., and Thomas Reid and Stephen Parker directed that the first institution I transfer to after being released from PM, was an institution that had 3 former Dade C.I. staff working at it that knew me from Dade C.I. (i.e. Warden Lars Severson, Ofc. Cooper, and Ms. Hall) and the wife of Dade C.I. Colonel Royce Marlow who I worked for as an orderly in the Dade C.I. TCU, and who was the Colonel at Dade C.I. the 6 months that the shower was being used as a torturing devise and on the night Darren Rainey was murdered in the shower.  Lars Severson, Ms. Hall, and Colonel Marlow all worked inside of the Dade C.I.TCU.

From May 25, 2016 till December 21, 2016, several attempts were made by Okeechobee C.I. staff to have me killed.  They made several attempts to label me as a snitch with the inmates at Okeechobee C.I. knowing that in most situations an inmate could be killed if he’s labelled as a snitch.  The only thing that prevented me from being killed was that a large quantity of the inmate population at Okeechobee C.I. was aware that staff had bad feelings toward me because of my documented prior communications with the media, civil rights groups, etc. about the murder of Darren Rainey and numerous other forms of misconduct by FDC staff.  The inmates that knew my past knew that FDC staff were falsely labelling me and they advised the other inmates on the compound of their belief.

In July 2016, I met with 2 men that said they were with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.   They said they were investigating an allegation made to crime stoppers concerning a plot to kill me at Martin C.I. involving staff and inmates.

Between August 2016 and December 2016, I met with Okeechobee C.I. Warden Lars Severson several times.  In 3 of our meetings we discussed him receiving information from somebody he wouldn’t identify alleging that somebody had made several calls to the “Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers (1-800-273-8477)”  alleging that there was a plot to kill me involving Okeechobee C.I. staff, and that FDC staff were involved with destroying and altering paperwork relating to plots to allegedly kill me at Martin C.I. and Okeechobee C.I.  In one of these meetings I was able to write the above 800 number and these 2 crime stopper case numbers down when he stepped out of the office for a minute:  Case numbers 104-65509 and 104-65662.  The paperwork that Lars Severson was reading from alleged  that the FDC Inspector General’s Office was involved with the altering and destruction of documents relating to me.  Lars Severson asked me what I thought about the calls and who did I think was behind it.  He further told me that as long as I’m at Okeechobee C.I., if I tell anybody in society about the calls he’d have to place me in confinement, because the calls named staff at Okeechobee C.I.  The paper I read when Lars Severson stepped out of the office named him, Cpt.Lankford, and Sgts. Sanders and Hunter.  Lars Severson didn’t tell me the names that the caller mentioned or that those mentioned were allegedly members of the Okeechobee  chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.  Lars Severson said he spoke with all his staff and he would ensure I’d be safe.  He said he believed an inmate made the calls.

On December 21, 2016 I was transferred from Okeechobee C.I. into Miami to SFRC.  In the less than a day I was there, I was labelled as a snitch by staff to an inmate and threatened to be killed if I didn’t stop talking about Dade C.I. and FDC.

While in transit at SFRC, CFRC, and upon my December 27, 2016 arrival to Hardee C.I. all the security staff present to some degree or another forced me to carry my approximately 5 boxes of property when I had a valid Medical Pass stating I’m not to lift anything over 15 pounds, nor was I to push or pull anything.  Staff forced me to lift said property when I was wearing a wrist support for my broken right wrist with cysts in it, and back-brace for my reduced cordis and back damage.  Now as a result of the foregoing my right leg and foot has been numb since around December 27, 2016.  Especially from my knee down, my right foot is about 75 percent numb.

Since my May 19, 2014 Transfer from Dade C.I. because of my link to the high profile investigations into the murder of Darren Rainey and the events that happened at Dade C.I., I’ve received 5 convicted killers as cellmates.  TJ was a meth and crack cocaine abuser in society who after being awake for days at a time would start stabbing and shooting people from hallucinations.  Eventually he killed a man and got placed in prison.  He was also a Satanist.  While housed with me he abused several drugs that made him stay awake for days at a time.  Medical and security had to remove him from my cell 2 times because he overdosed.  The next cellmate he had after I transferred from Columbia C.I. he stabbed in the eye with a pen and almost killed.  (i.e. JN.)  TS who was a convicted killer was addicted to spice which made him hallucinate and become violent.  FDC classification staff dismissed a disciplinary report he had for possession of spice so they could place him in a cell with me.  After Martin C.I. staff found-out that I had been communicating with the media, civil rights groups etc. about the conditions of FDC PM units they took me out of the cell I was housed in by myself and placed me in a cell with convicted killer RD (who was also in prison for sexual battery).  Following D, I was placed in a cell with JP who was a crack cocaine abuser in society who killed an older white lady in society and burned down her house.  Within a day of my December 27, 2016 arrival to Hardee C.I., I filed 3 informal grievances on housing issues prior to arrival to Hardee C.I.  On December 30, 2016 Hardee C.I. housing Sgt. Johnson called me to the property room to talk with her about my grievances.  One of the grievances I filed was on how I received 4 convicted killers as cellmates prior to my arrival to Hardee C.I.  Upon my arrival to Hardee C.I. I wasn’t given a cellmate.  Because New Year’s Day fell on Sunday FDC made New Year’s Day weekend to be from December 31, 2016 till January 2, 2017.  Accordingly, the next business working day that followed my December 30, 2016 conversation with Sgt. Johnson fell on January 3, 2017.  Sgt. Johnson, the next business working day after I spoke with her about receiving convicted killers as cellmates moved convicted killer TP into my cell.  A google search of the news articles on TP will reveal that he also has a history of abusing drugs that make him stay awake for days at a time and hallucinate.  I’m in prison for burglaries and dealing in stolen property.  None of the alleged victims were in their homes during the alleged commission of the burglaries.  My criminal case record will show that I’m convicted under a ringleader theory as a principal (Fla. Stat. : 777.011) and the legislative history of the organized dealing in stolen property charge I’m convicted under (Fla. Stat. : 812.019 (2)) will show my conviction is as a white collar criminal.  Also, FDC’s ‘Inmate Risk Management System / Sexual Risk Indicator’ (IRMS/SRI) system has me listed as an “identified prey” (IPY) and I have almost 8 years with no disciplinary reports in FDC.  In other words, FDC continues to house me with violent convicted drug using killers ever since I first started speaking with the media, civil rights groups, etc. about the Darren Rainey murder and other abuses by FDC staff.  The IRMS / SRI system and Fla. Stat. 944.012 (6) (B) prohibits the housing of violent inmates with non-violent inmates identified as preys.  FDC records will show that FDC has had a problem with cellmates killing and seriously harming their cellmates for many years now.

Since my December 27, 2016 arrival at Hardee C.I., I’ve discovered that a few staff at Hardee have a tendency to engage in retaliation against inmates who file grievances.  I was told that Sgt. Johnson has a history of doing such.  One of the things I was told Sgt. Johnson has a history of doing is placing the grievance filing inmate in a cell with an inmate she knows will not get along with him;  and that she has a practice of housing grievance filing inmates that she doesn’t like in C-dorm.  C-dorm houses the majority  of Hardee C.I.’s gang members.  A lot of them are also housed in B and D dorms.  By housing them in Hardee C.I.’s most violent dorms she knows they’ll eventually be hurt and possibly killed.

I’m requesting that the FBI and FDLE conduct investigations into these matters.

UNNOTARIZED OATH

Under penalty of perjury, I swear that everything mentioned herein is true and correct.

Executed on this   day of January 2017.

Affiant:  (Signature of Harold Hempstead appears here on original manuscript)

Harold Hempstead, D.C.# 268866, 62-102 Lower, Hardee Correctional Institution, 6901 State Road 62, Bowling Green, Florida 33834

C.C.  Howard Simon (ACLU of Florida)

Steven Wetstein (Stop Prison Abuse Now)

Randal Berg (Florida Justice Institute)

Craig Patrick (WTVT Fox 13 Tampa)

Eyal Press (New Yorker Magazine)

Michele Gillen (CBS4 Miami)

Clair McNeill (Tampa Bay Times)

Melinda Miguel (Chief Inspector General for the Governor)

Lester Fernandez (FDC Inspector General’s Office)

Windy Hempstead

Susan Chandler

George Mallinckrodt

Jeremy Schanche

David Richardson (Florida Senator)

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Harold Hempstead Free Speech USA 2017
 Jeremy Schanche can be reached via the contact page.