Ramsey Orta, the copwatcher who filmed the police killing of his friend Eric Garner, went on to become the only person present at that scene to go to prison, after he pled guilty to drug and weapon charges following a concerted revenge campaign of harrassment from the NYPD. While inside, he’s faced further abuse and harrassment from prison guards, and now his support network report that he’s been sent to solitary confinement for 60 days.
According to his support network:
“A call was made to the prison several days ago and we were informed that Ramsey was in the SHU after receiving multiple “tickets” by more than one corrections officer. At one point, Ramsey received two in one day.
One of his supporters received a letter on January 23 that said the following.
“How is everything? I hope all is well. As for me, I’m hanging in there. Still dealing with police fucking with me. I might be going to the box soon. I keep getting bullshit tickets. I just caught 3 in one week. . .”
Someone else in Ramsey’s support network visited him and said he looked really pale and was in a bad space. He saying he being continually harassed and violated.
Ramsey’s legal support are doing their best, but this abuse is taking a toll on Ramsey, and he needs our support more than ever.
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We are asking folks to write Ramsey and let him know he is not alone.
Inmate Mailing Address:
Ramsey Orta, 16A4200
112 Scotch Settlement Rd,
Gouverneur, NY 13642
He can get books magazines, regular mail, and money orders.
You can also donate directly to Ramsey using his Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org”