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Tales from death row: Justice for Rodney Reed by Caitlin Adams


As of this writing 2/29/12, there is still no resolution to the issue of Rodney's confiscated property. Injustice time is 5,445 days. 130,680 hours.

There is a long-standing culture in the TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice), one of control. Control through any means deemed necessary by TDCJ administration and personnel. For anyone who is interested in understanding this culture more thoroughly, I highly recommend the book Texas Tough by Robert Perkinson.


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Tales from death row: Justice for Rodney Reed by Caitlin Adams


As of this writing, 2/15/12, injustice time is 130,344 hours. 5,431 days.

Follow up to the blog, “Violation,” Rodney still has not been given his belongings back. 


Violation

Tales from death row: Justice for Rodney Reed by Caitlin Adams


This poem was inspired by actual events that occurred on 1/31/12 to Rodney.

Violation

Locked in a shower stall,
Strangers ransack your "home".

Your Bible,
Books,
Magazines,
All of your letters,
All of your legal documents,
The legal pads you write letters on,

Gone.

You don't know where your things are,
Or if you will ever get them back.
You can't call the police.


Innocence

Tales from death row: Justice for Rodney Reed by Caitlin Adams


Time unjustly imprisoned as of this writing: 5,410 days or 129,840 hours.

Innocence has many meanings; the innocence of the newborn baby, the innocence of children whose eyes and hearts are still open to wonder, the innocence of a person who is wrongfully accused of some wrongdoing, the innocence of a person wrongfully convicted of a crime. Innocence is something that is precious to many of us, something that hearkens back to the good in us and others. 


Around the World...

Tales from death row: Justice for Rodney Reed by Caitlin Adams


Do you remember all those basketball games one played in the back yard or at the park?  HORSE, was a favorite at my house growing up, 21, Around the World, 1 on 1, 2 on 2, etc. Hours and hours were spent having fun, skill building, establishing bragging rights in the family, the neighborhood.


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