Missouri Prison Reform received the following message from an individual who is currently incarcerated at Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City. This is posted with his permission.
“thank u for given me a min of your time. I Hurd from other inmates. that you will speak out the truth that these people. try to keep in the prison. is that true ? if so my cell ***** ********* ******* would like u to add him he has been down 7 years and has some things that he would like to share ! on another. note I been in and out of prison scenes 2007 and. I am at algoa right now and I am in the hole and have never been treated so bad in all my years in prison . due not get me wrong I know we have done wrong to get wear we are in life . but as humans or inmates we still have some rights . the staff hear. ** ******* and other talk to u like u are trash cussin and just for real taken our life and freedom as a joke ! I am in PC. due to haveing enemy’s hear and waiting on transfer . the. team committee you see hear. laughs and jokes and makes. fun us. ! not being professional at all. then to top it off the sanitation around hear is a joke. every cell has cockroaches so bad u wake up to them crawling on u ! no joke and when asked for cleaning supplies the give u a dust pan and broom with no Handel. and a small cup of water down clearner with NO mope or toilet brush or any way to wipe or clean your cell I have a irr in right now on it and the cos tell us to use our state clothing to use as wrags then try to make us right a green check for tearing up state property !! they say they spray for bugs !! ya right. been down hear going on 2 months in the hole and never seen or hurd of them spraying for the bugs. even the cos complain about bugs. they are so bad ! but they just act like if we. due not like it due not come to the hole . well some of us are down hear. not because we are in trouble. but for safety reason. and yet the people in trouble. get treated with more respect ! out of 16 year in and out of prison I have never been to a more nasty place in my life or been treated like a animal . the staff hear due as they please and due not follow policy . my family calls down hear complaing all the time and it does no good. . thank u for your time and I have so much more to say but thought I would start with this . have a good day
I have done time in the hole there at Algoa, so I know what he’s talking about.
It IS pretty bad.
My name is Heath Wilkins. I was incarcerated within the MoDOC for almost
40 years flat, from 1985 to 2022. I was 16 years old when first incarcerated and
I spent my first 15 years on Missouri’s Death Row.
I am now out and trying to figure out how to make my way,… through life?
I don’t know.
But yeah,… it is pretty bad at Algoa.