I wasn’t aching to write this

By Community Councilman Davon “D” Marque Hall (Brother D) 12/4/2020 8:44PM EST

I read these words from a man still inside posted to the wall of a Facebook group called, “Delaware Antiracist Alliance” and it’s on the page “Free Terek Downing” as well. I read his letter/email and just shared my story after under his post. I dont know him from the next man. I don’t know what he did or where he is but I know his pain.

I was on Facebook 2 hours and 10 minutes before I took this screenshot and typed this:

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From a Man’s Heart inside of a Delaware Prison

And after I read this I commented beneath it:

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I wasn’t planning on typing this tonight or sharing this here but here I am but does anyone hear us? I’ll spell this out again for clarity and hopefully direction. I am a consensus candidate.

I was in the hole for months putting in grievance after grievance slip with an exposed root from a fill-in I bit out before I got locked up. I was in extreme pain. I couldnt eat anything (hot or cold). Then when I finally went to the dentist he was very old and possibly a Parkinson’s patient who shook so bad he couldn’t put his own gloves on- the nurse had to put his gloves on for him- and then they put a waiver in front of me that said I couldn’t receive anything if I had extreme bleeding, bone fracture, infection, etc…

I was in so much pain and I had waited for so long that I was going to let the shakey elder dentist who I knew was only working in the prison because he couldn’t work anywhere else operate on me because I didn’t know how long I would be in there and I was in so much pain and I couldnt even eat but when they put that waiver in front of me I backed out and thank God my court date came up soon after that and thank God I was released back into society and the first thing I did was see a dentist who I don’t think I ever paid (please forgive me). This was 2008. These problems didn’t start with Covid. Delaware is a mess. DOC is a mess. I was in Howard R. Young. I pray to God I never go back #KEEPUPTHEGOODFIGHT I will do my best to help those advocating for change and #PRISONREFORM in #DE to #MAKEADIFFERENCE. I just wrote an article about this.#KEEPUPTHEGOODFIGHT

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