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Apr 12, 2009


Detainee treatment inside the U.S. is frequently as abusive as it was in offshore prison camps imprisoning those accused in the War on Terror.  See  - Click on each prisoner's photograph on the homepage for his/her story.  My brother is no. 26 - Larry Neal.

In addition to prisoner abuse, America has a police brutality problem that
threatens the cohesion of our social structure.  When police kill unarmed
citizens, as in Oscar Grant's case, there is an unwelcome opportunity
for social unrest to rise to dangerous levels. 

PEACEFUL prisoner activists and individuals with an interest in human rights are invited to attend, particularly those interested in:

     death penalty
2)     prison torture
3)     solitary confinement
4)     life without the possibility of parole
5)     trying children as adults and life sentences for minors
6)     mandatory sentencing
7)     three-strikes laws
8)     law of parties
9)     criminalizing mental illness, including PTSD among American veterans
10)   plans for mass "emergency centers" inside U.S.A. for Americans (H.R. 645)
11)   private prison profiteering - especially by decision-makers with  positions in criminal justice (conflicts of interest)
12)   excessive sentencing and unacceptable disparities in sentencing for similar offenses
13)   enforcement of Freedom of Information Act
14)   prisoner healthcare
15)   increased funding for public defenders
16)   post-conviction DNA testing
17)   no penalty or misdemeanor charge for less than one oz. of marijuana
18)   strict enforcement against police and prison brutality; prosecution of 100% of offenders
19)   new trials with substantial new evidence, like the Troy Davis case
20)   so-called "non-lethal" weaponry and the possibility of conflicts of interest among decision makers regarding police equipment purchases
21)   illegal alien raids and arrests
22)   police profiling and abuse of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons
23)   surveillance of U.S. citizens; loss of privacy rights
24)   Prisoner information and visitation issues
25)   justice for victims and families of abused or murdered prisoners (whether or not victims lived to reach jail) 

CHANGE is needed in the justice system.  Mainstream news affiliates must cease being party to abuse of power cover-ups by their failure to report selected news.  Example:  Congressional bill H.R.619 has received NO mainstream media coverage, although omitting mental hospital insurance is an issue that affects all Americans, particularly 1.25 million incarcerated mental patients and their 10 million relatives and close friends.  Censorship makes citizens journalism important as everyday people keep each other informed.  March with us in an online demonstration to strengthen human/civil rights.  

Children Tried As Adults
Children Tried As Adults


Removing non-violent mentally ill inmates from prisons and jails and into outpatient commitment programs like Kendra's Law (or into secure mental hospitals for violent offenders) would immediately eliminate the need for private prisons and save taxpayers BILLIONS each year. 

The money that would be saved by repealing the death penalty and decriminalizing mental illness could finance all of the changes listed below with money left over for states' general budgets.

*  It is much cheaper and more humane for mentally challenged people to be treated in their communities than prison costs taxpayers. Mentally challenged inmates who are not charged with violent crimes should be provided subsistence assistance to avoiding homelessness. Search online for "Kendra's Law" and "Assisted Outpatient Treatment."  Please support congressional bill H.R.619 to resume Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric treatment.  It was introduced in January 2009 by Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX), a former psychiatric nurse who understands that mentally ill people cannot be punished into as state of good mental health.  Treatment must replace imprisonment to end systemic discrimination, save lives and resources, as well as restore many people to wholesome lives. 
*  Each death row inmate costs taxpayers an additional $90,000 per year above the cost for inmates in maximum security prisons, per Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).


~taxpayers would  save billions on the nation's annual prison budget 

~ inmates would be better prepared to re-enter society as contributing members once prisons place increased emphasis on prisoner rehabilitation

~individuals, families and communities would be less likely to be negatively impacted by avoidable incarcerations and incidents of police brutality

~Police officers and prison guards would gain a less volatile work atmosphere once prison abuse and police brutality are no longer ignored by authorities.

Additional information will be provided at the article as arrangements are finalized.  Hope to see you in marching online with AIMI members for human rights for prisoners! 

Please check out this full length article with VIDEOS that reveal the truth about our justice system and how it can be improved.  Now is the time to address issues - PREVENTION is better than reaction.  Feel free to comment on these or other justice concerns at any of my articles.  See links to most of them at my Google profile -

HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH - People need "dog justice," humane treatment that is actually enforced.

A full article was at NowPublic exposing corruption in the justice system created by private prison profiteering at the below link.  The article suffered numerous attacks, and I note that it has now been deleted.  SOME of the comments remain at the link below.  My membership at was suspended after I published a series of articles protesting enforced H1N1 vaccines - Michael Jackson's Death - The Conspiracy Theory series.

NOTE:   You can read my most censored article in
this Sharebook and at my blog -

Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

P.O.Box 153, Redan, GA  30074-0153


Phone:  678.531.0262



All online communication is monitored and controlled, including phones.  Note that my email address is not a link (copy and paste into your email, please).   If you receive no response within 24 hours, please use U.S. Mail, which might work.  I'm not sure.

EXPERIENCE. Please join us in our quest to decriminalize mental
illness in America. No one should be punished for having a
disability, but right now 1.25 million mentally ill people are imprisoned.

We All Need Each Other - Be there for your brother
We All Need Each Other.
Be there for your brother  
  • Jeff Wood
    Jeff Wood

    Jeff Wood, condemned mental patient, TX

    Kathryn Johnston - police violence victim
    Kathryn Johnston
    police violence victim


He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother
He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother

 Two American Soldiers

Two Soldiers

By 2011, American soldiers in Iraq are coming home; 54% may suffer
PTSD.  Many veterans from Viet Nam to the Gulf War conflict are
imprisoned today because PTSD caused them to have unacceptable

Police Helping Citizens
Police Helping Citizens
Many Police are Good Samaritans

Some Police Abuse Power
Some Police Abuse Power
Killer of Oscar Grant

Troy Davis Graduation
Troy Davis Graduation



Bridge the Gap 
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Friday April 17, 2009, 3:45 pm
i will keep praying for troy i wish there was somthing i can say to change the minds of the decision makers besides he is innocent

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Wednesday May 13, 2009, 12:06 pm
I support Human Rights in the whole sense. Thank you Mary Neal

Terri B. (4)
Thursday May 28, 2009, 9:00 am
I just wanted to thank you Mary for your continued support of my brother, Jeff Wood. They are still working on his competency claim, but it will be a fight because they don't care about his past...all they want to know is: does he understand he is going to die for something he didn't do. Please keep us in your prayers!!!

Mary Neal (187)
Saturday October 24, 2009, 5:53 am
Thank you, Barbara, Ricardo, and Terri B, for your encouragement. Terri, I am so sorry that your brother still faces execution for a crime that was committed while he was not even present! It seems absurd to me, but I should be used to such injustices by now. You are correct that accused persons being mentally challenged does not matter. In fact, as Judge Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court told us recently, even proving actual innocence does not matter. If so, my brother would not have been secretly arrested and murdered, your brother Jeff Wood would not be on death row. Neither would Thomas Arthur, who is on death row in Alabama although his DNA test results showed in July that his DNA does not match the murderer. Mental illness does not matter, or Andre Thomas would not be on Texas death row eating his body parts. A judge ruled when Andre ate his last eye this year that Thomas is "crazy, but sane by Texas law" (his wording, according to the news source, not mine). There are many changes needed in America's justice system to bring it to the point of true justice, but resistance is very fierce! Each prisoner is worth over $50,000 per year, and up to $90,000 more per year for condemned inmates and very sick inmates, such as hospice patients and acute mental patients. The human commodity trade that began with slavery in America (including whites from Europe's ghettos and debtors prisons, Native Americans, and Africans) continues in the prison system now. Many people don't know that literally everything our soldiers wear and the tents and canteens they carry were made by inmates. People assume that jobs in America are being shipped to third world countries, but plenty manufacturing jobs and customer service jobs, etc., are done by prisoners. Google for my article, "How Much Does Innocence Matter in Criminal Justice?" It is in my new blog -

I will always stand for Jeff Wood and ALL others who are condemned, especially the innocent and mentally ill on death row. All people should stand with us. Whether or not people support the death penalty, no one should feel comfortable executing mentally ill people and persons who were not even present while the crime was happening, like Jeff, who was convicted under the Law of Parties.




Mary Neal
female, age 59, divorced, 2 children
Atlanta, GA, USA
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