thank you. to the family for telling this story. to the writer for capturing it so well. and for the paper, for printing it.
truth is, i'm just like "those people" both the article and comments are related to. i'm a lot like jonny, from the opioids in utero to the methamphetamine abuse i now attribute to a mental health issue + circumstances i couldn't face without it. i am just one of the lucky ones, who got out of the cycle before ODing or jail got me first.
i'm MOST disturbed by the chain of events leading to jonny's death and how much the prison F&ck#D up...
HOW does this prison justify such colossal errors like putting a petty-criminal in a high-risk cell block?
HOW does this prison justify the fact that an inmate was not in solitary as a punishment (at the least) following repeated attacks using HUMAN WASTE?!
HOW were Jonny's repeated attempts to get his medication denied?
i really hope someone is held accountable. his voice should be heard. thank you for lending it.