Richard Cartwright EXECUTION DATE SET for May 19, 2005


   UNCENSORED FROM TEXAS DEATH ROW

WELL HELLO AGAIN! My name is Richard M. Cartwright AKA (Chi-Town). Some of you will hopefully remember me from Paul Colello’s Uncensored from Death Row.” Since than my best friend (Paul Colella) has been moved to population and will fell the Free-World sun on his face and grass between his toes. Paul, I love you Dog. Keep you head up!! I just recently sent Paul a letter asking if I could take over “Uncensored on Death Row” where he left off. Once I get his permission I will start my writing to expose the extremely torturous and humiliating circumstances we on the row presently face.

I have recently been placed back on the infamous F-Pod, Level III?? Why you ask? Because I cussed out an officer? Why? Because said officer cussed me out! When I went to court in Captain Wickersham’s Office (D.R. Captain), he said “How do you plead?” I told him guilty, but the reason I cussed out the officer is because he cussed me first. To this Capt. Wickersham says “Well you should expect that!” WHAT? This is the man who is completely responsible for the CO’s behavior, which they claim is professional! YEAH RIGHT! He said this on tape and in front of 3 other witnesses, one of whom was my substitute counsel Mrs. Jones! Verdict Guilty! Move on out inmate! Now a week later December 20th, 2004, they come to my cell and tell me to “pack up, you’re going to F-Pod!!” Well, there goes my special Christmas visit with my 8 year old daughter, Ricki, just like that. So of course I’m pissed, but decide what to do! I come out of my cell. I’m handcuffed from behind and walking towards F-Pod and just as we get there, I get slammed face first into the floor! Why? Let me read the case. Quote “Reduction from Level II to Level III for assaulting Sergeant Paul Tolly, with no injury or weapon by grabbing his shirt in an aggressive manner causing a use of force.” Mind you all, I’m handcuffed behind my back with an officer holding an arm on both sides of me, yet I assaulted Sgt. P. Tolly. Once the Rouge Captain Wickersham came to Death Row the Officers do no wrong, no matter the circumstances! The level of despair and frustration this causes knows no limits, none!! They think it is a joke. Oh Well. I don’t think it’s a joke. My daughter is not laughing. It is cruel!! That is the bottom line. I lost my special visit with my daughter, 2+ years without a case!!! I refuse to “except” any of this regardless of what Capt. Wickersham says. I will now start to stand up every time I see wrong doings, every time! I’m sick of frustration and hopelessness I often feel. I refuse to give the administration that kind of control. They took my visit with my daughter. They can hurt me no more that that. Well until I hear from Paul, I’m signing off, but not giving up!

In My Struggle,

R. Cartwright
999224
Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 S.
Livingston, TX 77351

December 23, 2004

****************************************

  UNCENSORED FROM TEXAS DEATH ROW

THE TORCH PASSES

by Paul Colella

15 January 2005

Hello my friends; bet you didn’t think I’d ever write again, but here I am once again. It’s been some time and a lot has happened in my life since leaving the Row.

The most recent being, as many of you already know, my mother, Mary Curtis, passed away November 24, 2004. Many of you will remember her being a great courageous fighter against the injustices, the inhumane treatment of our loved ones on the Row and a voice in the darkness crying out as I sat inside F wing while 5 guards pummeled me from all sides.

Not only did the movement lose a fighter, we lost a loving and compassionate woman who was instrumental in educating and encouraging others. It has been one of my greatest trials bar none and my tears continue to fall at my loss.

But I do not languish in despair. I do not live in sadness because I know she wouldn’t want that. She would want me to continue to fight, continue to speak out about that which she was so passionate about and so I will. I will carry on.

I want to thank all of you who wrote letters of condolence and those of you on the Row who signed the card Rich Cartwright passed around; all meant so much to me and I am very grateful to all of you.

Now to the business at hand.

It seems the administration on Death Row is once again allowing the Ranking officials there do all of the things that they were doing there in 2001/2002, including humiliating, degrading and physically abusing the men there.

A Captain Wickersham has been calling men bitches, punks and other degrading names and just being all around mean. If he is doing it himself, then we know that he is allowing the Guards there to do the same things.

I was asked by Richard Cartwright who many of you know was the catalyst for the protest in 2002, if he could take over my Uncensored Column and of course I gladly pass on the torch.

I ask all of you to please, please pay attention to this; he may not write in the same style or be as articulate, but I have every faith in his ability to convey to you the troubles they are experiencing and I pray that you will show him the same encouragement and support that you gave to me.

Gloria, Dave, Nancy and all of the movement, please help them.

In Solidarity and Struggle
Paul R. Colella
1180878
Darrington Unit
54 Darrington Rd.
Rosharon, TX 77583

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: December 24, 2004

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: December 25 - December 26, 2004

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: December 28 - December 29, 2004

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: December 29, 2004 Continued

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: December 31, 2004 - January 01, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 01, 2005 Continued

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 09, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 15, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 17 to January 18, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 19 to January 23, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: January 24 to January 31, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: February 06, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: February 13, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: February 16, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: February 17 to February 18, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: February 25, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: March 01, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: March 07 to March 10, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: March 16, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: March 23, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 01, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 05 to April 10, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 13, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 15, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 18 to April 20, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: April 26, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: May 01, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: May 02 to May 04, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: Special

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: May 10, 2005

READ - Richard Cartwright's Uncensored: May 15 to May 19, 2005

READ - Paul Colella's Uncensored from Texas Death Row



James and Suzanne would like to thank Richard Cartwright for allowing us to post his writings on www.1prison.com.

Richard Cartwright's Home Page