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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks and Asking for Your Prayers - More on Court Referral and Community Corrections - Organized Crime

New York State Drug Court graphic - Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting and commentary.

Medicine and Courts - play a very important part in assuring substance abusers are reintegrated and become an important part of our communities free from the stranglehold of addiction. Unfortunately the formation of some programs have been abused. Within this article I will discuss this abuse as it relates to the Jackson County Court Referral and Community Corrections System. But before I discuss a local problem which I have been following and documenting for some period of time, I list this link from the National Institutes of Health regarding - "Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System - 7 Treatment Issues in Pretrial and Diversion Settings" Diversion and Treatment is discussed, professional medical treatment; not an excuse to enrich non-profit corporations. 


UPDATED, Dec. 29, 2015 local story - "The Family" and legitimized Organized Criminal Activity Supported by the Judiciary

I ask all for your prayers for those who will not be with their family and friends this holiday season. I also ask for your prayers for those who are abusing people and behave like lecherous criminals under the guise of law, they need help on a different level than justice may provide.

A non-profit, governmental  bastard organization of our courts. 
This abomination of so called government is a legalized criminal enterprise in Jackson County Alabama, in my opinion, and a former high ranking law enforcement official. It was not intended to be this way when the program was conceived. Now it is a scheme for those who pack their wallets with others addiction, pain and suffering. In the case of "The Family" Executive Director, Property Owner, Director son and wife who also work and are employed in this massive conflict of interest non-profit bastard government organization, part of the Jackson County Courts System reveals per IRS forms 990 non-profit entity filings the 501c3 entity pays the three family members, "The Family," approximately 60% + of the reported $372,000 income in one form or fashion.


Why in the hades, if you (Court Referral) think your clients/defendants have problems, take action and interview your client and refer to a health care inpatient facility, instead of jailing them???

Over Thanksgiving there was a young woman sitting in the Jackson County Jail who has made mistakes in her life, she was on probation for substance abuse, she attended classes, she attempted to do all that was asked of her. She was arrested for reporting for her urine test Monday when her color was called.

Upon review of the public records at the Jackson County Courthouse this is what I discovered about this young woman who I have followed intensively during her journey into the abyss of Court Referral and Community Correction's money making schemes.

 Her probation was revoked by Judge Donald Word on October 29, 2015. She could not afford the mounting charges, which her revocation motions continuously state -"Delinquency" although there is only three weeks of so called delinquency of payments to the non-profit court referral. Jackson County imprisons folks for debts owed to a Non-Profit Organization representing the courts of which the Court Referral claims, via their attorney, they are not accountable for a review of their records, "...they are just like the First Baptist Church."  But this is not all.

The person whose probation was revoked had been sick, she was taking over the counter medication to stop her coughing and flu. This was revealed to Court Referral, but it did not matter. In Alabama, since our governor disapproved of Medicaid, she cannot afford medical treatment. It was reported, via the several motions filed in District Court, (which has to be urine testing) it was discovered she had alcohol in her system. Court Referral did not mention once any concern or attempt to ascertain what was going on with her, was she sick, was she having problems? Nor did they attempt to counsel her, or contact her, which is standardized practice requirements to find out what was wrong. The client told them what she was taking for her cold and flu. By their own actions and statements, their motives are financial, not people oriented or a people/community concern. My allegations are demonstrated in their court filings.

Meeting all requirements of the color code system and her counseling attendance at the so called faux out patient counseling, the deceitful staff at Community Corrections/Court Referral stated in a motion that on a specific date she tested positive for Methadone. It was discovered the testing for Methadone was performed at the Family Crisis Center and the client was never notified of the test result to allow a retest. This was not discovered until she was arrested due to her probation revocation. This resulted in a review in her court record which demonstrated wrongful actions on the part of the local Court Referral and Prosecutors Office. The methadone claim was false. It was also stated she did not show up for a drug testing date, when a review was conducted, her color for the date stated she missed was not called

Interviews and inquiries of clients, families, previous employees and law enforcement reveal  many allegations of false missed dates, suspected false diluted urine and positive tests without an opportunity to challenge the screening test and probable chain of custody violations; these failures of protocol occur frequently. Drug Testing Management Program (DTMP) laboratories do not meet standards of operation for a laboratory that performs drug tests under the National Laboratory Standards Program as stipulated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. There are no certified laboratories in Alabama that meet standards of the above organizations (more below).

Update Dec 31, 2015 - It has also been discovered that there is at least one incidence of the Jackson County Courts interfering with treatment of a U.S. Army Veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, and substance abuse. Substance abuse is common among veterans suffering from PTSD. It has been reported to me that a Veteran of the Iraqi war was pulled out of treatment at the VA Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for substance abuse and PTSD. Arrested by the Jackson County Sheriffs Department per order from the District Court Judge, this veteran has not been tried, is out on a felony bond and under house arrest for failing to report to Court Referral and Community Corrections.It was further related to me that this defendant is to be placed into treatment at Pearson Hall, a short term treatment facility. It is not equipped or licensed to handle serious medical and psychiatric issues associated with PTSD and Substance Abuse. 

UPDATE - Dec 31, 2015 - Drug Court was held today in the "House of Cleckler," owner of the Drug Testing Management Program, DTPM, a non-certified testing facility that does not meet the state nor federal lab requirements for certification ( But that doesn't matter to our judiciary as long as the cash flows.); Director of the Family Life Counseling non-profit, and building owner; board member of the Jackson County Community Corrections Inc., along with his clinical director, other words they award contracts to themselves and profit from their non-profit associations. Previously I had not spoken of the Drug Court, until a non-convicted veteran was abused and Judge Graham decided to hold his Court on Private property owned by Cleckler, part of The Family" and associates crime syndicate - in mine and others, including retired law enforcement's opinion

Update Dec. 31, 2015 - Denial of Medical Treatment - "My loved one has been sitting in county jail since September 11, 2013 waiting toxicology report. On work release with community corrections. Waiting release of jail medical records so I can take him to dr to get his medicine. Jail will not give him meds since he is on work release. Been with out meds since June."

A review of Community Corrections policy revealed the Community Corrections personnel violate their own policies in several areas, specifically conflicts of interest and drug testing protocol. Reference Jackson County Punishment and Corrections Inc., effective date 10-1-2000 and revised 06-01-2015.and Jackson County Community Punishments and Corrections Inc. Personnel Guidelines (no date indicated). 

It has been discovered the Jackson County Court System in conjunction with Court Referral and Community Corrections jails clients and defendants for their inability to pay costs even though they have claimed in local media they do not do so. Link: http://thedailysentinel.com/news/article_fc50b5fc-9f92-11e5-a391-17bc9e9e15e8.html
The story had comments which have been removed and was open for public viewing, that has changed since the story was published. There is an attempt to hide the truth from the community at large regarding our local courts and this bastard corporate non-profit, non-accountable, organization called Court Referral and Community Corrections.

"The Family and Associates" - Conflicts and greed based court referrals and corrections.  
The Director of Court Referral owns the property where Court Referral/Community Corrections resides, IRS documents indicate he pays himself approximately $85,000 per annum for the lease of the property to the court referral non-profit. That is not counting his lucrative salary and the salary of his relatives employed there. The third picture, Family Life Counseling and the Drug Testing Program Management (DTPM) service executives are also the directors of the Corrections and Court Referral organization, the same folks are, in part, the same folks who would vote on contracts for counseling and drug testing services as board members of the non-profit. 

Municipalities and Counties utilizes the DTPM company for drug testing. The DTPM lab does not meet State of Alabama nor Federal Standards for employee drug testing,  Code of Alabama 25-8-335, but yet local courts accept DTPM  tests in a court of law. 

More on the so called War on Drugs and the local Court Referral mismanagement: . http://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/Jackson%20County%20Community%20Corrections%20and%20Court%20Referral

THE BOTTOM LINE
The War on Drugs is a Failure https://news.vice.com/article/americas-top-cops-just-called-the-war-on-drugs-a-tremendous-failure  organized crime corporate entities established by the state and supported by local judiciaries facilitate criminal activity in corporate created bastard non-profit court entities. Meanwhile, substance abusers do not receive the crucial, qualified medical help they need.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The court system in this county has and probably always will be corrupt. Every court whether it is in a small town in Jackson county or county court at the courthouse is corrupt and crooked. I had an experience when so called judge here who is know retired at taxpayers expense. they were more interested in getting court cost lawyer fees and crap like that instead of whether I was guilty or not. My own personal thoughts are they should be the ones in jail.

jeremy lowe said...

I've dealt with them a couple times. I completed the program without trouble, but I have witnessed, and know many clients that have been in "the system" forever. I've heard several cases where people get stuck on color code over simple traffic violations. I was actually pulled out of a car, slammed on the ground, and charged with a P.I. that simple little charge got me on color code for two years, and I was pulled from private property onto a public road and abused by SPD, when I simply asked if I was gonna be arrested for stepping out of the vehicle. Then they scare people by telling them they're gonna be stuck behind bars till trial if they plead not guilty....That's BS. Our Constitution states that you're innocent until proven guilty. So all these "poor people" go ahead and just plead guilty so they can get out of jail,when in reality they should be pleading not guilty. BUT!...IF you exercise your rights in Jackson County you'll get thrown under the jail. It's all about that money...

jeremy lowe said...

I've dealt with them a couple times. I completed the program without trouble, but I have witnessed, and know many clients that have been in "the system" forever. I've heard several cases where people get stuck on color code over simple traffic violations. I was actually pulled out of a car, slammed on the ground, and charged with a P.I. that simple little charge got me on color code for two years, and I was pulled from private property onto a public road and abused by SPD, when I simply asked if I was gonna be arrested for stepping out of the vehicle. Then they scare people by telling them they're gonna be stuck behind bars till trial if they plead not guilty....That's BS. Our Constitution states that you're innocent until proven guilty. So all these "poor people" go ahead and just plead guilty so they can get out of jail,when in reality they should be pleading not guilty. BUT!...IF you exercise your rights in Jackson County you'll get thrown under the jail. It's all about that money...

Anonymous said...

4 years ago we were pulled over by Spd. I asked the officer if I would be arrested for stepping out of the car. Well as soon as I got the last word out of my mouth the officer grabbed me,jerked me out of the car violently slammed me on the pavement and yelled that I was resisting. Lol yeah this happens all the time in the boro. I sat in jail until court that Friday and was told if I plead not guilty I would set behind bars until the next court date. I was scared into pleading guilty to something I didn't do. That's how our court system works. Then if you exercise your rights you get thrown under the bus. It's all about the money. Everybody knows who they are... it will be dealt with eventually.

Anonymous said...

They could stand to take a look at dhr and family Court as well. They do NOT have the child's best interest in mind. The judge does whatever the social worker says rather than listening to the child's attorney. Clearly a waste of tax dollars. That judge is the worst I've ever seen.