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Oregon Department of Corrections punishes those who challenge it

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Oregon Department of Corrections punishes those who challenge it

A PRISONER OF THE Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), Brian McCarvill recently filed suit against the ODOC because they continually denied Brian reading materials of a radical/anarchist nature. Brian contended that free speech rights were being stifled and the ODOC was mistakenly labeling those with radical politics as “gang related”. After settling the lawsuit, the ODOC chose to punish Brian for his challenge by transferring him out of the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem to the Twin Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla.

Due to this retaliatory transfer, Brian has lost his job, many of his belongings, access to dental care he was about to receive, and, as he has no money or way of making any now, he can’t afford Advil to help control his back pain. Brian has for years suffered serious back pain (from two slipped disks, and calcium build-ups over fracture trauma). He has been sent to a prison where there are no chairs in the dayroom with back-supports. ODOC has, in Brian’s words, “full knowledge” of this situation. Brian is also attempting to get dentures – he hasn’t had any teeth at all since November 2002. Work was scheduled begin on these dentures late May at Oregon State Penitentiary. No work on dentures is done at TRCI, so it is possible that the authorities will move him yet again. It is imperative that Brian is transferred back to Oregon State Penitentiary.

Prisoners have very few rights, and when Brian stood up to defend his, the ODOC seemed to work with him, and then slapped him down.

We’re asking people to write to the ODOC and demand that Brian be moved back to the Oregon State Penitentiary and that the ODOC cease its harassment of him.

Write to:

Ben de Haan
ODOC Interim Director
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4667
Tel: 503-945-9090
Fax: 503-373-1173
Email: DOC.Info@doc.state.or.us

Also, please write to Brian to find out how you can help him:

Brian McCarvill
#11037967, TRCI,
82911 Beach Access Rd.,
Umatilla, OR 97882

A web profile on Brian is now available on the Break the Chains website [www.breakthechains.net], for updates about Brian, contact breakthechains02@yahoo.com
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