On 12-21-01, at around 3:15 A.M., prison officials activated the court writ procedure used to escort a prisoner for testimony. The United States District Court in the Central District of Illinois had issued a court order compelling prison officials, medical staff, and I to appear in court to testify either for or against police officials. I had no idea of the type of animosity prison officials had against me for testifying against their fellow officials. But I was subjected to torture between the hours 3:15 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on 12-21-01. First, during the first of three unreasonable strip searches within a twenty minute period of time, two officers [names omitted] sexually assaulted me by using their hands to repetitiously punch my testicles and anus. Second, the medical staff refused to provide me with prescribed medication for hypertension and treatment for complaints of chest and testical and anus pain, and refused to activate the crises procedure for psychological stress exhibited by my bizarre behavior and my request for help, which was ignored.
The above described mistreatment was taken as an adverse action to plan to testify and it had a chilling effect on me and one of my witnesses who became afraid to give case decisive testimony.
Thank God I am no longer in Tamms Supermax Prison. I am now litigating a civil case regarding the above described retaliatory action, entitled: Horton v. Powers, et al., 02-214-JPG, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois. [SPR] is mentioned in pleadings of this case because prison officials intimidated me so much that I was afraid to give you and a few others my complaint of sexual assault.
- Eugene, Illinois