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Former Mule Creek Guard, Subject Of Ongoing Investigation
Friday, 18 April 2008
Mule Creek State Prison guard is now facing multiple charges of sex with
a minor. According to Mule Creek Spokesman Chris Weathersbee, the continuing
investigation is a cooperative effort between the prison, the Amador County
Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Todd Reibe. Former guard Danny James
Akemon, a 28 year old Volcano resident is accused of multiple counts of
sex with a 14 year old male. The purported crime has sparked further
investigation into Akemon’s conduct while working as an Ione prison guard
for less than nine months. “What I can tell you is limited…(but) I will
say we are in full cooperation with the District Attorney’s office,” said
Weathersbee. The prison is also conducting its own internal investigation.
Akemon’s preliminary hearing is scheduled at Amador Superior Court on June
6th. He is pleading not guilty to two counts of both oral copulation of
a person under 16 and lewd acts with a child. Akemon was booked at the
Amador County Sheriff's office on February 4th. His tenure as a prison
guard lasted from June 11, 2007 to March 31, 2008. He was purportedly let
go due to inappropriate conduct.
Dear U. N. I. O. N.,
I was referred to you by an anoynmous Correctional Officer employed
at Mule Creek State Prison that I met on a website called: prisontalk.com
regarding this matter that has gotten seriously out of control. About
4 weeks ago I sent the following letter to the warden at Mule Creek State
Prison and a host of others regarding inmate Troy D. Mainwaring CDCR# T-90327.
Along with that letter I sent a copy of a memorandum that Troy asked an
officer to deliver to the warden's office, but I doubt it ever was, so
I sent a copy of it along with my letter when I addressed Warden Michael
Martel. I am next of kin to this inmate, and I was under the impression
that I'd receive cooperation from the powers that be who watch over our
family members incarcerated there. However, nothing has been done
to resolve this issue.
I don't know if all this heat is coming down on my loved one because
of his cooperation with Internal Affairs and the District Attorney that
leading the investigation on Akemon or not, but now Sgt. K. Rutherford
and Cpt. L. Oliva are stacking up petty 115 rules violations so as to take
away his time credits served, priveleges, and to add more time on his C-status
diciplinary action. It is also important to note that prior to the start
of this investigation regarding the charge of a former Mule Creek Correctional
Officer by the name of Danny James Akemon for child molestation, Troy hadn't
had any 115 write ups for a very, very long time. Now all of a sudden
he's being hit with write ups back to back like this? There is something
terribly wrong with this picture.
Weathersbee, Assistant to the Warden/PIO is the only person from
the warden's office that has tried to contact me regarding this matter,
and his response to my concerns was: "Have faith in the process.
I am fully confident of the integrity of the staff here at mule creek,
and there's nothing I can do or say beyond that". "If you'd like
to contact the Ombudsman concerning this, there is always that option,
and that person will then contact me."
Which If I may say so with no disrespect to Ms. Weiss, the Ombudsman
at Mule Creek; I'm not too sure of how deep an Ombudsman can go to
investigate this matter. I've never even heard the word "OMBUDSMAN"
before all this transpired.
Troy doesn't associate himself with any particular groups on the yard,
and is an outcast among his peers. The only thing that has kept him focused
with planning for the future is the fact that he's been trying to write
a book about his life. His typewriter means the WORLD to him, and
since Sgt. K. Rutherford unlawfully took away his typewriter along with
other possesions, and refuses to give it back, Troy has been going stir
crazy. Won't give him his typewriter back? Why? To torture
him? To deprive him of the one item that has been therapuetic and
helpful in keeping him out of trouble? When he's frustrated or depressed,
writing has ALWAYS been the one activity that grounds him and keeps him
from being consumed.
While all this is going on, I get the terrible sense that no one CARES
about how these inmates are being treated. They're treating my loved
one like an animal and I'm sick of it. I apologize for venting like
this, but I can't keep losing sleep at night wondering if by chance some
tragic calamity is about to befall him.
To: Warden Michael Martel
CC: Jean Weiss, Ombudsman Mule Creek State Prison
CC: Secretary James E. Tilton
CC: Office Of The Inspector General
CC: PRISON LAW OFFICE
CC: Andy Furillo @ The Sacramento Bee
My name is Glenn Eugene Goshay and I’m writing this letter regarding
Mule Creek State Prison inmate: Troy D. Mainwaring T-90327, and I am his
next of kin.
About Me: I am a tax paying citizen that has never been in trouble
with the law. Furthermore, I’m the son of a narcotics detective that
retired from the Compton California Police Department before the Sheriff’s
Department took over policing that city in 2000. He served on the
department for years and was also a citizen of that community. My
younger brother currently serves as a Lieutenant for the Gary Indiana Police
Department where he too is a citizen in the city he works for. I
have a great deal of respect and admiration for law enforcement and the
various factions that fall under that umbrella for upholding the law.
I am next of kin to Mainwaring T-90327. I support him emotionally
and financially whenever there’s a need to do so. Due to my commitment
and loyalty, I’m a registered member of PrisonTalk.Com and Mule Creek State
Prison Groups @ Yahoo.com. Prison Talk is a cyber community of family and
friends that have loved ones who are incarcerated all over the world.
M.C.S.P. @ Yahoo is a community of people for inmates at Mule Creek exclusively.
Some members of these sites are anonymous counselors and correctional officers
that are there to offer support and advice for people that have loved ones
in a crisis, and sending this letter is what I’ve been instructed to do.
February 4, 2008 a correctional officer that was currently working
at Mule Creek State Prison in the guise of Danny James Akemon was arrested
and charged for lewd and lascivious acts against a 14/15 year old boy.
Although the officer was under investigation in July 2007, he was allowed
to continue his employment at Mule Creek when in my opinion, he should
have at least been suspended pending the investigation. While under
leadership of Warden Subia, there were guards at the institution that were
also aware of misconduct on the premises with this C.O. and other inmates.
3/W Sgt. Todd and 3/W Lt. Williams knew about Officer Akemon's conduct
with other inmates and didn't come forward with that information.
There has been an ongoing investigation with the Mule Creek Investigative
Services Unit to which there has been a direct unwarranted assault on my
Mainwaring #T-90327 worked within the institution as a clerk for Officer
Akemon, and due to his work related rapport, he has been the victim of
an ongoing assault to harass and unlawfully strip him of all properties
entitled to him. Just as enemies will do inside a prison, once C.O.
Akemon was arrested, an enemy on the yard lied and suggested to I.S.U.
that C.O. Akemon had given Mainwaring T-90327 a cell phone and a Blackberry.
Nothing less than a cell search was issued, and of course they found no
trace of a cell phone or Blackberry. However the items they did find
were 2 tattoo guns for skin art, and pornographic material. As a
result of that, he was put on a C-status diciplinary action, and now he's
receiving bogus 115 petty rule violations ever since he's come forward
with informaion regarding staff misconduct of one of their own.
Mainwaring T-90327 has had an L4/5 herniated disk since the date of
his incarceration and has not had the “proper” medical attention needed
to fix his problem. He has a chronic condition, and the medical staff is
fully aware of it. It’s extremely painful for him to stand in long
lines and sit on the seats available in the cafeteria, so a lot of meals
are neglected. For the better part of a year, I’ve heard complaints
from him of how hard it is to manage the pain, and that a cell feed would
at least help to reduce the pain from being so unbearable. For the first
time ever, I tried to contact his counselor R. Sanchez. I was very
polite and cordial to say the least. I tried to explain the situation
but found myself repeatedly being interrupted before I could complete a
I had worked for the airline industry for years; long before making
a reservation became computer automated. Proper phone etiquette to be used
with the general public is something that was drilled into me constantly
with annual coaching for the entire reservations team. Not only was
I constantly being interrupted, but she would actually raise the volume
of her voice over mine to keep from hearing any of my concerns. The
end result to my inquiry for a cell feed was answered by saying that a
cell feed isn’t something that she would have anything to do with.
She also went on to say that it’s a medical decision, and that there was
nothing she could do. I was offered no help or direction as to what
I can do to help my loved one, and I just don’t understand how a staff
member can get away with this sort of unprofessional attitude or demeanor.
It’s pretty obvious that this counselor isn’t trying to help the situation
of inmate Mainwaring T-90327 with any genuine concern for his well being,
and it’s also pretty obvious that she’s out to hurt him as is exemplified
by the following.
Eventually Mainwaring did get a cell feed, and once C.O. Akemon was
arrested, it was his counselor that had it taken away. It is an atrocity
to have a person that can be that hateful in a position of power over our
loved ones incarcerated in prison. The word “rehabilitation” is thrown
around as though there’s any sincerity in its usage, and this is just one
case scenario of hundreds where staff misconduct is ignored or simply not
addressed properly. Then after it goes on for as long as it has,
it comes back to remind us of just how unqualified these people are in
these positions of power as is evident by the situation that happened with
Correctional Officer Danny James Akemon. Not only that, but it hasn’t
been that long since the emotional, mental, and physical torture of Eric
Knapp J-10618 under the leadership of Warden Knowles.
I am literally afraid for the future of my loved one because with all
this harassment from I.S.U., R. Sanchez, and all the other guards he comes
in contact with on a daily basis; an unfavorable outcome is inevitable
unless someone intervenes. My biggest fear is that they will
push and push and push him, and he’ll eventually get tired of being pushed
which could lead to other things. He currently has a release date
of 2013, and I’d really appreciate any help that can be given to insure
that he doesn’t end up doing 20 years to life for a situation that couldn’t
be avoided due to staff misconduct, harassment, and mental affliction.
I've spoken to the medical staff regarding my loved one's chronic back
problem, but they just won't return his cell feed. Their unwillingness
to restore his cell feed is cruel and unsual treatment of a human being,
and now he's losing weight because the pain has become unbearable.