Date: June 30, 2019
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst., Segregation Unit
If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that my documentary was recently released here on the website. Now you will be able to get a good look at the type of corruption and prisoner abuse that goes on behind closed doors. After you do, share your comments about the film on your social media platform and contact somebody in Ohio about the injustice. Write an elected official, the media, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, me, etc… Do something, please! You can make a donation to my crowdfunding campaign if you want. Anything will be helpful and appreciated!
I want to turn your attention to a prisoner in the prison I’m at named Shane Magwood (#692-140). On June 16, 2019, while he was on suicide watch, he was sprayed with an entire can of mace and then taken to a walk-in shower and brutally beaten while handcuffed by two Segregation Unit officers. I witnessed the beating and Magwood was beaten right in front of numerous officers, whom all watched and did nothing. Magwood’s jaw was left swollen and his lip was busted. He was taken to another suicide watch cell in the medical unit and kept there overnight, but was denied medical attention. The next day, he was placed back in his original suicide watch cell in D3-East-6, which was still covered with mace. He was then, against his wishes, taken off of suicide watch despite still being suicidal.
All of the officers involved in the incident with inmate Magwood were placed under investigation. At the time of this writing, they’re still under investigation. With this being said, I want to ask if you will help inmate Magwood with trying to secure a civil attorney to represent him pro bono. An attorney in the Toledo, OH area would be preferred so they can easily travel to meet with Mr. Magwood. Considering the circumstances, any attorney will do. Below is vital information for you to pass on to the attorney:
Date of Incident: June 16, 2019
Inmate Name: Shane Magwood #692-140
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution, Seg Unit D3-East-6
Time: Approx 4:20 – 4:35pm
Additional Info: Multiple officers were relieved of their duty and sent home under investigation.
Public Requests for video should be made to:
Sonrisa Sehlmeyer, Correction Warden’s Assistant #2 at email@example.com.
While I’m hoping that a lawyer will make the public records request, I want to point out that you can make the request too! So, don’t hesitate to demand to see this video or any other video in the future. Post them on social media and send them to mainstream and alternative media outlets. The only way that these Klan-like beatings are going to be stopped is if we stop them — that is, by exposing all who are responsible! Reach out to the media, journalism classes, mass communication classes, etc… Just get the word out about what’s going on.
I want to conclude by asking that you please support and, if possible, attend the August 3, 2019 Criminal Justice Forum in Columbus, Ohio. It’s hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry. For more info about the event, contact them at: