Fayette County Jail – Fayette, AL

Fayette County Jail is located in Fayette County and is the primary jail for that region. Know somebody in jail at Fayette County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Fayette County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Fayette County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Fayette County Jail
113 Temple Ave N
Fayette, AL 35555

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 205-932-3205
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who is in jail at Fayette County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Fayette County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another jail you will want to look here: Alabama County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Fayette County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Fayette County Jail website, or you can view them at the Fayette County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Fayette County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Fayette County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In Alabama bail amounts are already set by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the last word on how high your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule contains each and every crime included in state law and the exact amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go into the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Fayette County Jail phone number is: 205-932-3205

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Fayette County Jail, use this address:

Fayette County Jail
113 Temple Ave N
Fayette, AL 35555

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fayette County Jail
113 Temple Ave N
Fayette, AL 35555


The Fayette County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Fayette County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in Fayette County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Fayette County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Fayette County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Fayette County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the Fayette County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Fayette County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Fayette County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Fayette County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Fayette County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Fayette County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fayette County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Fayette County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Fayette County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Fayette County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Fayette County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Fayette County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the the Fayette County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fayette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fayette County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Fayette County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Fayette County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Fayette County Jail Website
    Fayette County Jail Inmate Search
    View Fayette County Jail Mugshots
    Fayette County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Fayette County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Fayette County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Fayette County Jail Inmate Search
    Fayette County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Fayette County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Fayette County Jail
    Jobs at Fayette County Jail


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  1. my name is nutshell says:

    My name is Joel Todd T. . I am currently housed square in Fayette Al, 35555. I am in a one man cell and I am being slightly mistreated. The following is a list of things that I have suffered since my incarceration 2-5-16.

    #1). I notified the jail administrator that I was Hep-C positive and I was on a special diet and have been since 2005. The jail administrator refuses to give me medical attention or even acknowledge a medical form or grievance form nor will they give me my special diet that the doctors have ordered for me since 2007.

    #2). The jail administrator came into my cell and grabbed me by my uniform and banged my head into the wall, bars, metal table and finally into the floor before he savagely ripped every shred of clothing I had on of off me in front of a camera that recorded all of this. Plus 2 jailers, 1 deputy and a 2 trustees witnessed this assault that left me feeling degraded and kind of sexually abused while laying there naked and beaten.

    #3). Swallowed razor blades in front of jailor on Sunday March 27, 2016 thinking they would take me to the hospital and they could treat my liver too so I could stop suffering but only got my hands handcuffed above each hip so I could not reach my mouth to feed myself nor to reach behind my back to wipe myself after using the bathroom. I was left this way for 2 days and 1 of those days my shackles were zip tied together and I was left laying on the floor in sewage that ran out of my toilet into the floor. I was forced to lap water out of the toilet like a dog to stay alive because my sink is turned off and so is my shower. My manacles on my wrist and ankles were so tight they made me bleed and they are still refusing me medical attention for it. X-Rays will prove I have razor blades in my bowels and the scars and scabs on my wrist will prove how badly my manacles were secured. The video camera and a couple of inmates I have for witnesses will prove to you that EVERY WORD i have written is TRUE!.

    #4). I am border line diabetic due mostly in part to my failing liver. When you do get me my blood sugar levels will be dangerously low. I’ve not eaten since Sunday AM and today is 3/30/2016, and my body metabolizing itself. You clearly tell this by the brown urine my body is excreting. I will not eat anymore as long as I am in this facility. They are trying to torture me to death. The camera records will show blood coming down my leg from my bleeding anus and blood around both wrists and 1 ankle due to the overly tight shackles and handcuffs. This is just a rough outline of what has happened to me since being here and there is quite a few more issues but they can wait. The ones I’ve outlined are the ones that I can prove for a fact and are life threatening. Therefore I am asking for assistance with them first. PLEASE contact me ASAP and PLEASE help me get moved to a suicide safe facility away from my torturous captors.

    P.S. I’m still not allowed water only toilet water and I need stitches in my left wrist.

    Respectfully submitted 3/3/2016.
    Joel Todd T.

  2. Takia d s says:

    I miss you mama and I love you ❤️ @Mary S

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