Bill White Still Being Tortured In Prison
I got a brief note from Bill yesterday, but unlike his usual missives, it said virtually nothing. I have gathered from my own observation that he is still in a very precarious position in the Seminole County jail in Sanford, Florida.
Apparently no mail at all is being given to Bill--he complains of this in his last note--and his outgoing mail is either being simply confiscated and hidden away somewhere, or it is so closely censored that he can't say anything, which is what he hinted at in his last two letters to me, for fear of it being thrown away.
My own mail isn't even being opened any more by his captors; they simply slap a big red "Unauthorized Mail" rubber stamp on it and then return it to me in a big batch every three weeks or so, or else it just disappears. There is of course no legal recourse at all here; as always, the dictatorship operates completely without accountability of any kind.
Bill has apparently not received any incoming mail for some weeks now. What seems to have happened is that after six days on hunger strike, Bill was promised that he would be allowed to send and receive mail, he would have access to a telephone, and also that he would be moved out of the John Polk Correctional Center where he was being tortured.
Amazingly, astoundingly, his captors lied to him. Wow! Who could have ever figured that!
Once Bill ended his hunger strike, he was sent back to the same hellhole and returned to an isolator cell where the lights are apparently slightly less bright, and his captors have simply ignored their other promises to him. His attorneys seem to be making soothing noises to him, but are achieving zero results. It is possible his medication is being withheld again, and he's back on 700 calories per day. We have no way of knowing.
I have no idea what is happening to Bill now, except that I repeat, it is inconceivable that this man, a federal prisoner, is being tortured by local thugs without the knowledge and at least tacit approval of the United States Attorney prosecuting his case, or that that the United States Attorney could not end it with a single phone call if he so chose.
Part of the strategy here may be to literally drive Bill White mad, to render him so confused and disoriented after four months without darkness or sleep that he is incapable of assisting in his own defense and he shows up at trial unkempt, disheveled, with several weeks' growth of beard, and muttering to himself. Not to mention under the influence of "anti-psychotic" drugs they've pumped him full of. This was apparently what was done to Edgar Steele.
In the meantime this man's suffering continues, and no one can do anything at all about it or do anything to drag the rats gnawing his body off him. This is called America The Beautiful.