two true stories of violence in Michigan prisons.
Last weekend, the chairman of our board of directors was scheduled to speak at a prison in Ionia. Said Dr. Dan Rooks:
I didn't present because there was a lockdown. One of the prisoners was beaten and stabbed severely---someone said all of his facial bones were broken and he is in a coma in the hospital. Seven prisoners were placed "in the hole" and an investigation is underway.
Last weekend, the mother of a prisoner with ADD and other mental issues, age 34, called me:
First my son was hit over the head with a mop stick. Then some prisoners attacked him and poured boiling liquid (some say water, vaseline and bleach) on him and down his throat. He had to be airlifted to a hospital, where he was in a coma for 30 days. We were told state police officers have found the offenders.
Some 2,000 years ago:
They spit on him (Jesus---a prisoner), and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. Matthew 27:30
Thank you for standing at our side with your prayers and financial support, as we continue to serve as an advocate for prisoners. Based on what I know and believe, every person behind bars was created in the image of God.