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Prison Flooded

We at Menard are suffering the ravages of the Mississippi river flooding. Because of the flooding, all normal services are up in the air. We are given potable water in half ounce little milk containers, and not in sufficient quantities to wash with. The prevailing wind comes in to us from across a pig farm and the smell of the pig feces combined with the rancid stench of decaying, unwashed bodies create a totality of conditions far beyond any punishment a sentencing court could envision. We should be given many extra "good time" days for every day spent in this fetid oubillette. The problem is that the jive turkey that runs this "place of wrath and tears" can't handle the river and the men at the same time. He's put the prison on lockdown in 95 plus degree heat and just doesn't care.

C.M. Menard, IL.

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