Virginia Prisons Accountability Committee: RED ONION STATE PRISON SUICIDE POLICY: OC PEPPER GAS THE PRISONER

Monday, March 6, 2017

RED ONION STATE PRISON SUICIDE POLICY: OC PEPPER GAS THE PRISONER

Red Onion State Prison [ROSP] Suicide Prevention Policy  (*NOTE* page 17 in VADOC policy and procedure 730.4/5) seems to be in practice: OC Pepper Gas the Suicidal Prisoner while the Prisoner is hanging with sheet around the neck, before prison guards in riot gear enter the cell to cut the Prisoner down. Don't forget the time it takes to put on the riot gear.

On 2/19/17; @ Approx. 4:30 a.m. a Prisoner detained in ROSP C-Building #106 [Solitary Confinement] [who wants to remain anonymous] was hanging himself and the ranking officer in charge [OIC] authorized the OC Pepper Gassing of the hanging Prisoner, before guards entered the cell to cut the Prisoner down.

OC Pepper Gas is a debilitating toxin that causes a gag reflex which one would which one would think is the last thing a potential hanging victim should be subjected to.

ROSP, Solitary Confinement Unit, C-Building has had at least 2 suicides over the past 2 1/2 years as well as others over the compound since its opening in 1998, (Its sister prison Wallens Ridge State Prison [WRSP] has had a few of its own as well since it's opening in 1999). Why are Prisoners dying and attempting to kill themselves at ROSP Solitary Confinement?

By vapac

*NOTE* vapac affirms https://www.facebook.com/groups/vapacommittee/?ref=group_cover Every day someone dies of suicide, A link to the facts: http://bit.ly/2mKSqgm, 43,000 Americans per year and our imprisoned loved ones be not excluded. To our members who have loved ones on the inside, be aware of some of the warning signs and know their Rights While they are In Prison/Jail, the following link provides us with some legal Rights to advocate on behalf of our imprisoned loved ones be they need it, these are also the people we contact when there is suspicion of VADOC abuse and violations against our imprisoned Mentally Ill: 
Criminal Justice Self-Advocacy
Frequently Asked Questions: http://bit.ly/2n4POGD in Virginia. The NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness]
NAMI Virginia’s Information Line And Email
Phone: (804) 285-8264 (not a crisis line)
Email Address: info@namivirginia.org
PO Box 8260
Richmond, VA 23226-0260
Crisis Lines:
NAMI Virginia Area Crisis Line
Crisis Line: 1 (888) 486-8264
NAMI’s National Information Helpline
(800) 950-NAMI
References & Related articles
VADOC Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Aerosol Spray http://bit.ly/2mXovkr

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