Look at These Morons
Reginald "Akkeem" Berry said he wasted away during eight years in Tamms Correctional Center at the southern tip of Illinois.
Berry, a former Four Corner Hustler imprisoned for killing a gang rival over turf, said he lost 75 pounds from his muscular frame while in the state's only "supermax" facility, where he was sent after a series of disciplinary problems in other prisons.
He was paroled in 2006.
"Tamms starved me," Berry, 45, said during a news conference Sunday to promote state legislation to make the 10-year-old prison more humane.
Representatives Julie Hamos (D-Evanston), Karen Yarbrough (D-Broadview), Eddie Washington (D-Waukegan) and others have introduced a bill that would limit inmates' stays in Tamms to one year with narrow exceptions, bar the state from transferring seriously mentally ill prisoners there, and require a review every three months to see whether a prisoner should remain in Tamms.
Prison is supposed to be miserable. Tamms is supposed to be super-fucking-miserable. We're talking about the worst of the worst in this joint. It has to be properly regulated. The routine must be overly regimented. These jagoffs don't behave despite repeated attempts to punish, cajole, or correct.
Please note the "D" next to each of the representatives names. And their districts. Illinois is doomed. The whole state.
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