The Hopper Brothers



                                  Grady                                              Alba                                              Travis


I am sure that the reader will read Alba's e-mails and they will get upset about how her sons have been treated.  I have written to her sons and when I receive their answers I will have a link for their web pages below.  The sad thing is that the mistreatment is not uncommon in the prison system.  In many prisons it is much worst.  I am not saying all guards and officials are bad but I am saying the majority are.  I have had guards tell me that most are bad.

If you are in prison and a guard does not like you he can fabricate cases against you, beat you and steal from you and never get caught.  Many of the prisoners in max and super max prisons are not dangerous but are there because they pissed off the wrong person.  In prison if you piss off the wrong person you can die.  You can be a mild mannered nice guy and for some reason rub a guard the wrong way and he or she will make your life a living hell.

If you look at OZ, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and other prison movies you may think that it is exaggerated.  It is not in fact it is worse.

Here is what Alba has written.  I have copied her e-mails with her permission. The e-mails went to Debbie Finley and I.

I received this from their Mother and Grady, one of the 2 Boys has
lost 79 lbs and is getting abused at this Facility he's at!!  His
Brother is also there but he's not on lockdown like Grady is!!!  I
believe their Starving Grady (This Mr. Fox guard)  Is there anyone that
has any suggestions about what we should do to help them, Grady more
so than Travis!!  Please get back with me ASAP!!!  Debbie Finley
Secretary, Christian Pen Pals

BOTH BOYS ARE IN POLK YOUTH IN BUTNER NORTH CAROLINA THE BABY IS 21 DEC 6 1981 HIS NAME IS GRADY BUCK HOPPER HE'S BEEN ON LOCKDOWN A YEAR THE 12 AND HE'S THREATENING SUICIDE; BUCKIE WAS SO FULL OF LIFE UNTIL  THEY GOT HIM HE WEIGHED 189 LB AND WHEN I SAW HIM THE 13 OF JAN HE WAS DOWN TO ABOUT 110 AND WHAT SCARES ME IS THE LIFE IS GONE FROM HIS EYES ITS LIKE LOOKING AT A DEAD MAN; I DIDN'T LET HIM SEE HOW SHOCKED I WAS AT HIS CONDITION I WAITED TILL I GOT OUT OF THERE ALSO HE GOT ON THE BAD SIDE OF A GUARD MR., FOX WELL MR. FOX TRIPS BUCKIE WHEN HE TAKES HIM OUT FOR A SHOWER TWICE A WEEK AND TELLS HIM DAILY HE'S GONNA KILL HIM AND THINGS OF THAT  SOURCE; MR. FOX HAS BEAT BUCKIE AND PUT 5 STITCHES IN HIS EYE AND CLAIMED HE WAS IN HIS RIGHT TO DO SO SO PRAY FOR THIS MAN THAT HE WONT CONTINUE TO ABUSE THE PRISONERS

BUCKIE DOES HAVE SOME MENTAL PROBLEMS  AND PRISON IS NOT THE PLACE FOR HIM; TRAVIS THE OLDEST IS 22 NOV 1 1980 HE'S IN REGULAR

POPULATION AND SEEMS TO BE ADJUSTING WITH NO PROBLEMS; HE WAS BORN MAD AND HAS BEEN MAD HIS WHOLE LIFE AND I HOPE PRISON DON'T MAKE HIM HARD AND MEAN ; WELL HERE'S THEIR ADDRESS BOTH BROTHERSS ARE OUT


GOD BLESS YA'LL FOR TAKING TIME TO CARE ABOUT A STRANGERS CHILDREN I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART IF YOU NEED ANY MORE INFO PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO EMAIL ME AGAIN GOD BLESS YA'LL



MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE
ALWAYS
LOVE ALBA





 
YES GRADY IS ON SOME SERIOUS MEDICATION FOR HIS MENTAL PROBLEMS AND ANOTHER INMATE WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED TOLD ME HOW THE GUARD WAS DOING BUCKIE TRIPPING HIM AND SUCH ALSO BUCKIE TOLD ME THE GUARD THREW HIS THINGS AWAY EVERY CHANCE HE GOT; I DO KNOW BUCKIE HAS BEEN BEAT BY 5 GUARDS AND HE HAD BRUISES AND CUTS REQUIRING STITCHES I CALLED THE WARDEN AND HE SAID WE AREN'T HERE TO BABY-SIT AND ALL PROPER PROCEDURE
HAS BEEN FOLLOWED I HATE HE WAS HURT BUT HE'S A MAN AND WE DON'T PLAY WITH THEM! HE IS A PRISONER OF THE STATE AND WE WILL DO AS WE SEE FIT!!!! SO THE VERBAL MENTAL ABUSE HAS CONTINUED TO THIS DATE; I WAS ALSO TOLD THIS IS NOT DAY CARE FOR THE MENTAL HANDICAPPED IT IS PRISON
 
DEBBIE I CANT GO SEE HIM BUT AS OFTEN AS THE PRISON ALLOWS ONCE EVERY 30 DAYS IF THEY WANT TO LET YOU SEE HIM; ITS ALSO A 5 HOUR DRIVE TO BUTNER NC FROM MY HOUSE; I AM GOING INTO THE HOSPITAL TOMORROW FOR TESTS AND THEN SURGERY I AM A CANCER PATIENT AND THE BOYS DONT KNOW THE CANCER HAS SPREAD ITS NOW IN MY STOMACH WAS IN MY BREAST I WILL
RAISE CAIN ON THE PHONE TILL THEY DISCONNECT IT; I LIVE ON DISABILITY; I HAVE SENT A LETTER TO JUDGE JESSIE CALDWELL WHO IS WAY UP THE LADDER HEAR IN GASTON CO AND IS ALSO A GOOD CHRISTIAN MAN IM HOPING HE WILL HELP I ALSO PUT OUT A FLYER IN THE COURTHOUSE FOR ANY
ATTORNEY  WILLING TO TAKE A CASE TO HELP A YOUNG BOY OUT AND THAT IT WOULD BE PRO BONO I’VE HAD 2 CALLS BUT BOTH WERE TIED UP AND GAVE ME NUMBERS TO CALL FRIENDS OF THEIRS WHO MAY BE  ABLE TO TAKE THE CASE BOTH SEEMED TO WANT TO HELP! I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN BUT ONCE THE CHEMO AND RADIATION START AGAIN I WILL BE THE WEAKEST LINK IN THE
FENCE; I WANT TO BE STRAIGHT UP WITH YOU ALL AS YOU ARE DOING ALL YOU CAN TO HELP AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH I’VE NOT HEARD FROM MRS. WORD OR MR. STEARNS YET I WILL GIVE THEM TILL 5 PM AND I WILL CALL BACK

MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE
ALWAYS
LOVE ALBA
 

DEAR DEBBIE
I SENT A EMAIL TO THE OTHER LADY  GRADY'S FOOD IS BEING WITHHELD BY A GUARD THE MR. FOX I SPOKE ABOUT GRADY HAS MONEY IN HIS ACCOUNT  BUT MR. FOX SEES GRADY'S CANTEEN ORDERS ARE MISPLACED I AM ABLE TO SEND HIM AND HIS BRO 50.00 DOLLARS A MONTH AS IM ON DISABILITY AND UNABLE TO SEND MORE; GRADY TELLS ME MR. FOX GOES THROUGH HIS CELL AND THROWS AWAY THINGS EVERY DAY PIC MAIL FOOD IF A CANTEEN ORDER GETS THROUGH; NOW HE'S ACCUSED GRADY OF PUTTING HIS SHEETS IN THE TOILET AND GRADY HAD HIS SHEETS ON THE BED AND SHOWED THEM AND ASKED WE DON'T GET ANY EXTRA AND IM LOCKED DOWN SO HOW COULD THEM BE MY SHEETS? FOR THIS HE WILL BE WROTE UP AND ANOTHER 6 MONTHS OF MAXIMUM SECURITY HE WROTE A FEW DAYS AGO AND SAID I AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF MOM I CANT TAKE BEING TREATED LIKE A DOG IN A CAGE ANY LONGER! I WROTE HIM BACK AND CALLED HIS CASE WORKER WHO SAYS NOTHING TO IT AND NO I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM THIS WEEK BLAH BLAH BLAH THERE'S NO CARE OR CONCERN AT ALL AT THIS PLACE IM SURE YOU WILL GET THE OTHER EMAIL AS WELL GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE



MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE
ALWAYS
LOVE ALBA



 
HI DEBBIE;
I CALLED MR. MUNN AT THE PRISON AND HIS RESPONSE WAS IT WAS THE CASE
WORKERS JOB TO KEEP TRACK OF PRISONERS HEALTH AND TRANSFERS HE DID
HOWEVER ASSURE ME GRADY WAS BEING GOOD AND CAUSING NO PROBLEMS; HE
SAID HE WOULD SEE THAT MR. SRARNES WOULD CALL ME BACK THIS MORNING AND
TELL ME SOMETHING; I EXPRESSED MY CONCERN AT GRADY'S WEIGHT LOSS AND
HE REPLIED HE IS A ADULT AND LOCK DOWN IS HARD TIME AND ITS NATURAL
HE WOULD LOSE WEIGHT HE ASSURES ME HIS GUARDS ARE EXCELLENT I ONLY
HOPE I HAVEN'T CAUSED BUCKIE ANY MORE HARM!! THE MAN WAS NOT A HAPPY
CAMPER AFTER ME QUESTIONING HIM ON THE METHODS USED TO CONTROL THESE
KIDS;  I THEN CALLED THE OTHER NUMBER TO SEE IF THE BOYS WERE ON A
BACKLOG TO BE TRANSFERRED CLOSER TO HOME THEY SAID THEY WOULD CALL ME
BACK TODAY AND LET ME KNOW I SPOKE WITH A MRS., WORD A VERY NICE LADY
I FEEL LIKE SHE WILL HAVE SOME ANSWERS SOON  BUT ALL THEY DO THERE IS
CHECK ON PRISON TRANSFERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT NO ABUSE OR NEGLECT IS
HANDLED THERE  I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I HEAR SOME MORE
MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE
 
ALWAYS
LOVE ALBA
 
albajo@msn.com

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