Urgent: Letter from Eyricka King at Franklin Correctional Facility

 [TW: physical abuse, sexual assault, antiblackness, transmisogyny]

“Eyricka King is a Black trans woman targeted by antiBlack and transmisogynistic state violence. She is serving a 2 – 4 year sentence on a grand larceny charge and being sentenced for a bail jumping charge after a sex work client and the nypd worked together to incriminate her. The state forced her into a plea deal during her criminalization, in another example of how law enforcement abuses and capture Black and brown sex workers instead of protecting them.” (from f2l google form)
The extreme verbal, physical, and sexual abuse Eyricka has experienced from a fellow inmate and prison sergeants are described in the letter below (transcript and images below). When threatened by other inmates, Eyricka called for a sergeant, who, with 2 other sergeants, proceeded to verbally and physically abuse her, using transmisogynistic slurs and causing extreme physical pain. The sergeants then stripped her and placed her in a solitary confinement cell. She has been denied medical treatment for her injuries from sergeants’ assaults. Her attempts at sending letters out have been sabotaged, with her mail returned to her shredded up.

Please call and demand that Eyricka King (DIN: 16A4486) be moved to a facility where she can be in protective custody and not solitary confinement:

Jason Effman (Head PREA person in Albany) – 518-457-3955

Office of Special Investigations – 518-457-2653

Office of the Inspector General – 518-474-1010

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Transcript below:

EMERGENCY LETTER FROM EYRICKA KING

RECEIVED 11 JULY 2017

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DEAR ——–

HELLO HOW ARE YOU? FINE I HOPE

AS FOR ME NOT DOING WELL AT ALL.

THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL ME! SERIOUSLY

I GOT BACK TO FRANKLIN ON FRIDAY

JUNE 30ᵀᴴ AND I’VE BEEN IN THE BOX

SINCE I WAS ATTACKED BY SOME

SARGENTS UPON MY ARRIVAL BACK HERE

AND THROWN IN THE BOX TO SILENCE

ME. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN I GOT BACK TO FRANKLIN

THE PUT ME IN A DORM WITH THE

SAME GUY (INMATE) WHO TRIED HAVING

SEX WITH ME AND WHEN I REFUSED

TO HAVE SEX HE SPIT ON ME, YOU

REMEMBER WHEN THAT INCIDENT HAPPENED

BACK IN APRIL, AND THE PREA DEPUTY

MS. SOUTHERS HAD ME MOVED TO

A BETTER DORM. OK UPON MY

ARRIVAL TO THE DORM THE INMATE

CAME TO THE DOOR WITH 3

OTHER INMATES AND THREATENED

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TO ATTACK ME IF I CAME INTO

THE HOUSE. SO I IMMEDIATLY

TOLD THE OFFICER THAT I COULD NOT

LIVE IN THAT DORM AND FOR HIM

TO CALL A SARGENT, HE DID JUST

THAT. THE SARGENT ARRIVED IN A

BLACK VAN WITH 2 OTHER SARGENTS

AND HE IMMEDIATLY SAID IT 9:00

AT NIGHT I DON’T FEEL LIKE DEALING

WITH THIS PUSSY FAGGOT CUFF

HIM NOW THE OTHER SARGENTS

THEN BEGAN RUFFING ME UP

THEY SLAMMED ME FACE FIRST ON

A BRICK WALL LUCKILY NOTHING

SEVERE HAPPENED TO MY FACE BUT

I WAS SLAMMED SO HARD ONTO

THE WALL MY RIGHT BREAST INPLANT

SWELLED UP EXTRA BIG AND IS

BRUISED THEY BEGAN PUNCHING

ME AND SAYING YOU ARE A

MAN WHAT IS A FUCKING TRANSGENDER

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I WAS CRYING AND BEGGING

FOR THEM TO STOP BEATING ME

ONE SARGENT SAID AINT THAT WHAT

YOU LIKE YOU LIKE MEN TO MAN

HANDLE YOU. THEY THEN THREW ME

IN THE BACK OF THE VAN BEAT UP

AND STILL CUFFED AND DROVE ME

TO THE BOX AND STRIPPED ME NAKED

AND THREW ME IN A CELL IVE BEEN

IN THE SAME CELL SINCE, THEY ARE

DENYING ME MEDICAL TREATMENT

IVE BEEN ▦ IN SO MUCH PAIN AND

SO OUT OF IT I HAVENT EATEN SINCE

FRIDAY MORNING JUNE 30ᵀᴴ. ——– IM

SO SCARED I THINK THEY ARE GOING

TO REALLY HURT ME AND TRY TO SAY IT

WAS A SUICIDE. PLEASE CONTACT

EVERYBODY THE NEWS STATIONS

CALL THE FACILITY ASK TO SPEAK

WITH MS. SAUTHERS AND DEPUTY

RONALD FOSTER HAVE ——– AND

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——– HELP, CONTACT ——–

ALSO I NEED OUT OF THE BOX

BEFORE IT’S TO LATE I SWEAR

——– I THINK I MIGHT DIE IN

HERE PLEASE HELP ME

I WROTE YOU 3 DIFFERENT TIMES SINCE

THIS HAPPENED ONLY TO GET THE MAIL

RETURNED TO ME SHREDDED UP IN

PIECES, THANKS TO ONE GOOD OFFICER

THAT CAME TO THE CELL TODAY AND TOLD

ME HE SEE’S EVERYTHING THEY DOING

TO ME AND THAT HE GOING TO MAKE

SURE THIS LETTER GETES MAILED OUT.

AGAIN ——– HELP ME DO

EVERY AND ANYTHING YOU

GUYS CAN TO GET ME

OUT OF HERE. F2L IS MY

ONLY HOPE.

ERICA

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THEY ONLY CARE ONCE YOU HAVE

PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE CALL

IN. HAVE ——– CONTACT

THE COMMISSIONER GUY THAT

SHE BEEN SPEAKING WITH.

——– I DONT WANNA BE IN

THE BOX I DID NOTHING WRONG

HELP ME.

P.S. I PRAY THIS LETTER

REACHES YOU.

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