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01/16/2022

(Detroit, MI January 15, 2022) Crowds of protestors from the Midwest and as far away as New York are expected to join Michigan protesters on Sunday for a Civil Rights Rally about disturbing sexual assault allegations and poor conditions at The Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility Ypsilanti, MI.

This week two female whistleblowers who were former employees came forward with reports of drug distribution, sexual extortion, and assault by both male and female guards at the prison.

Growing concerns are also developing about drug distribution to imprisoned women who were participants of the program to combat opioid addictions. The facility has failed to provide medical attention to seriously ill inmates. Inmates are fearful of retaliation if they tell on correctional officers and administrators.

The Michigan Dept of Corrections had retaliated against the whistleblowers when they learned of the women's intent to inform higher authorities and expose these crimes. The women terminated when Huron Valley confiscated logs and documents containing Huron Valley perpetrators. The workers have expressed that the culture of sexual punishment is widely accepted among the ranks. Inmates have said that they have no protection from physical and sexual assault from guards, despite lawsuit settlements with plaintiffs just a few years ago.

The women have retained Dionne Webster-Cox, a Southfield Civil Rights attorney.
In a statement from Webster-Cox, she says, "I am disturbed by these allegations. As we commemorate the work and life of Dr. King, a civil rights legend on this weekend, I want you to know we must ensure that the criminal justice system treats women fairly and without assault. The system is obligated to protect women's safety and provide them with healthcare while in the state's custody without violating their civil rights. Injustice Anywhere is a fight for Justice Everywhere."

- more -
Attorney Webster-Cox will speak at a Civil Rights Rally to be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 12 noon at 3201 Bemis Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, in partnership with Silent Cry and Survivors Speak to discuss these deplorable conditions and horrendous abuse these women face daily.

Thank you Detroit Metro Timeshttps://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2022/01/14/rally-outside-womens-prison-in-mic...
01/15/2022
Rally outside women’s prison in Michigan to shine light on alleged ‘rape punishment’ of inmates

Thank you Detroit Metro Times

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2022/01/14/rally-outside-womens-prison-in-michigan-to-shine-light-on-alleged-rape-punishment-of-inmates

"The prison violates the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, which is supposed to combat this behavior, not compel sexual misconduct within our institutions," civil rights attorney Dionne Webster-Cox, of Webster Law Office, said in a statement. "We maintain there should be zero tolerance for sexual violence, staff sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility for all offenders under its jurisdiction. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Meet us at noon tomorrow outside the prison at 3201 Bemis Road.

Protesters plan to converge outside of Michigan’s only prison for women on Sunday following disturbing allegations of rape, retaliation, and neglect. Two former employees of...

Two Michigan women, former workers at The Women’s Huron Valley Women's Correctional Facility, located in Ypsilanti, MI, ...
01/15/2022

Two Michigan women, former workers at The Women’s Huron Valley Women's Correctional Facility, located in Ypsilanti, MI, have come forward with disturbing reports about sexual assaults of female inmates. The women sought help for inmates when learning of sexual assault, sexual extortion by both male and female guards at the prison but were ignored.

Growing concerns are also developing about drug distribution to imprisoned women who were participants of the program to combat opioid addictions. The facility also failed to provide medical attention to seriously ill inmates and extreme delays in treatment. Inmates are fearful of retaliation if they tell on correctional officers and administrators.

The Michigan Dept of Corrections had retaliated against the whistleblowers when they learned of the women's intent to inform higher authorities and expose these crimes. The women terminated when Huron Valley confiscated logs and documents containing Huron Valley perpetrators. The workers have expressed that the culture of rape punishment is widely accepted among the ranks. Inmates have said that they have no protection from physical and sexual assault from guards.

The women have retained Dionne Webster-Cox, a Southfield Civil Rights attorney.
In a statement from Webster-Cox, she says "The prison violates The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, which is supposed to combat this behavior, not compel sexual misconduct within our institutions. We maintain there should be zero tolerance for sexual violence, staff sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment at Huron Valley Women's Correction Facility for all offenders under its jurisdiction. Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere.”

11/17/2021

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11/15/2021

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Do you know someone with a high school student heading to college in the next year or two, don’t miss the 8th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp, Friday, November 26th from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday, November 27th from 9:30 am - 12 noon.

The program is virtual and FREE for Parents & Students.

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Do you know someone with a high school student heading to college in the next year or two, don’t miss the 8th Annual Bla...
11/12/2021

Do you know someone with a high school student heading to college in the next year or two, don’t miss the 8th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp, Friday, November 26th from 8:30 am – 5:30pm and Saturday, November 27th from 9:30am - 12 noon.

The program is virtual and FREE for Parents & Students.

Register at www.BlackFridaySB.com.

#BFSB #scholarships #BlackFriday #hbcu #ivy #globaleducation #parents

Protesters in Pittsfield Township are demanding change after a 10-year-old boy was held at gunpoint and handcuffed after...
11/04/2021
Michigan police point gun at 10-year-old, handcuff him after dad runs from police

Protesters in Pittsfield Township are demanding change after a 10-year-old boy was held at gunpoint and handcuffed after his father ran from officers.

Thank you FOX 2 Detroit
Link: https://fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-police-point-gun-at-10-year-old-handcuff-him-after-dad-runs-from-police

Bodycam video released by the family of Benjamin Whitfield shows the young boy shaking after a police pursuit in Ann Arbor on April 16.

We are throwing it back to Tuesday, where we rallied and held a press conference to protect our #BlackBoys. Thank you Ap...
11/04/2021
Protest Held For 11-Year-Old Black Boy Traumatize After Pittsfield Twp. Officer Points Gun, Handcuffs Him

We are throwing it back to Tuesday, where we rallied and held a press conference to protect our #BlackBoys. Thank you April Morton for telling our stories and standing in the fight for justice!

https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2021/11/02/protest-held-for-11-year-old-black-boy-traumatize-after-pittsfield-twp-officer-points-gun-handcuffs-him/

The Webster Law Firm, Survivors Speak, Value Black Lives held a Black Boys Matter Rally & News Conference. Bringing attention to an incident that happened on April 16th 2021 where a Pittsfield police officer pointed a gun at and handcuffed an 11 year old boy.

Yesterday, we gathered to rally for Benjamin and his family. His mom, Makia Dixson, said her son hasn't been the same si...
11/03/2021

Yesterday, we gathered to rally for Benjamin and his family. His mom, Makia Dixson, said her son hasn't been the same since April 16.

"Benjamin was always my good kid. He always just wanted to play basketball. He really doesn’t want to do too much. All he wants to do is sit in the house and play games," Dixson said.

Family attorney Dionne Webster-Cox said it happened while Benjamin and his dad were at Briarwood Mall. Ann Arbor Police shut down a road nearby due to a shooting investigation and Webster-Cox said his dad drove in the opposite direction of where police told drivers to go.

"What happened on April 16, 2021, was a travesty," said Cox. "What happened on April 16, 2021, makes me sick,"

"Every time he sees the police, he gets scared," his mom said.

*Link to FOX 2 Detroit coverage*
https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-police-point-gun-at-10-year-old-handcuff-him-after-dad-runs-from-police

*Photos* by Montez Miller

11/02/2021

Today, at 11:00 a.m., outside of the City of Pittsfield Administration Building, voting precinct one at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

#BLACKBOYSMATTERINMICHIGAN

#STOPADULTINGOURBLACKBOYS

#SAVEOURBOYS

Children who have experienced trauma are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, display anti-social behavior, and have trouble focusing on school after this physical and psychological abuse.

Unfortunately, the effects are long-lasting: As adults, these children are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, develop chronic illnesses, to attempt suicide.

Thank you WXYZ-TV Channel 7 for telling our story!

https://youtu.be/D8fXj2qNwlQ

Today, is the day! A "Black Boys Matter" rally and press conference is being held at 11:00 a.m., outside of the City of ...
11/02/2021

Today, is the day! A "Black Boys Matter" rally and press conference is being held at 11:00 a.m., outside of the City of Pittsfield Administration Building, voting precinct one at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

Civil Rights Attorney Dionne Webster-Cox is partnering with Survivors Speaks led by Trische Duckworth, organizer of anti-police-brutality protests in Washtenaw County.

FB family, just imagine your young son being traumatized by the police.  We have to prevent this continued harassment an...
11/01/2021
Police release bodycam footage in response to lawsuit filed by mother of 11-year-old handcuffed

FB family, just imagine your young son being traumatized by the police. We have to prevent this continued harassment and trauma happening to our Black Boys. Unfortunately, the injustice continues. Join us for The Black Boys Matter Protest on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

A metro Detroit mother has filed a lawsuit against police in Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township after her 11-year-old son came face-to-face with officers poin...

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(Detroit, MI January 15, 2022) Crowds of protestors from the Midwest and as far away as New York are expected to join Michigan protesters on Sunday for a Civil Rights Rally about disturbing sexual assault allegations and poor conditions at The Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility Ypsilanti, MI. This week two female whistleblowers who were former employees came forward with reports of drug distribution, sexual extortion, and assault by both male and female guards at the prison. Growing concerns are also developing about drug distribution to imprisoned women who were participants of the program to combat opioid addictions. The facility has failed to provide medical attention to seriously ill inmates. Inmates are fearful of retaliation if they tell on correctional officers and administrators. The Michigan Dept of Corrections had retaliated against the whistleblowers when they learned of the women's intent to inform higher authorities and expose these crimes. The women terminated when Huron Valley confiscated logs and documents containing Huron Valley perpetrators. The workers have expressed that the culture of sexual punishment is widely accepted among the ranks. Inmates have said that they have no protection from physical and sexual assault from guards, despite lawsuit settlements with plaintiffs just a few years ago. The women have retained Dionne Webster-Cox, a Southfield Civil Rights attorney. In a statement from Webster-Cox, she says, "I am disturbed by these allegations. As we commemorate the work and life of Dr. King, a civil rights legend on this weekend, I want you to know we must ensure that the criminal justice system treats women fairly and without assault. The system is obligated to protect women's safety and provide them with healthcare while in the state's custody without violating their civil rights. Injustice Anywhere is a fight for Justice Everywhere." - more - Attorney Webster-Cox will speak at a Civil Rights Rally to be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 12 noon at 3201 Bemis Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, in partnership with Silent Cry and Survivors Speak to discuss these deplorable conditions and horrendous abuse these women face daily.
Thank you Detroit Metro Times https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2022/01/14/rally-outside-womens-prison-in-michigan-to-shine-light-on-alleged-r**e-punishment-of-inmates "The prison violates the Prison R**e Elimination Act of 2003, which is supposed to combat this behavior, not compel sexual misconduct within our institutions," civil rights attorney Dionne Webster-Cox, of Webster Law Office, said in a statement. "We maintain there should be zero tolerance for sexual violence, staff sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility for all offenders under its jurisdiction. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Meet us at noon tomorrow outside the prison at 3201 Bemis Road.
Two Michigan women, former workers at The Women’s Huron Valley Women's Correctional Facility, located in Ypsilanti, MI, have come forward with disturbing reports about sexual assaults of female inmates. The women sought help for inmates when learning of sexual assault, sexual extortion by both male and female guards at the prison but were ignored. Growing concerns are also developing about drug distribution to imprisoned women who were participants of the program to combat opioid addictions. The facility also failed to provide medical attention to seriously ill inmates and extreme delays in treatment. Inmates are fearful of retaliation if they tell on correctional officers and administrators. The Michigan Dept of Corrections had retaliated against the whistleblowers when they learned of the women's intent to inform higher authorities and expose these crimes. The women terminated when Huron Valley confiscated logs and documents containing Huron Valley perpetrators. The workers have expressed that the culture of r**e punishment is widely accepted among the ranks. Inmates have said that they have no protection from physical and sexual assault from guards. The women have retained Dionne Webster-Cox, a Southfield Civil Rights attorney. In a statement from Webster-Cox, she says "The prison violates The Prison R**e Elimination Act of 2003, which is supposed to combat this behavior, not compel sexual misconduct within our institutions. We maintain there should be zero tolerance for sexual violence, staff sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment at Huron Valley Women's Correction Facility for all offenders under its jurisdiction. Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere.”
THE PARENTS SMART GUIDE TO SENDING YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Good morning Facebook! Do you know someone with a high school student heading to college in the next year or two, don’t miss the 8th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp, Friday, November 26th from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday, November 27th from 9:30 am - 12 noon. The program is virtual and FREE for Parents & Students. Register at www.BlackFridaySB.com #BFSB #scholarships #BlackFriday #hbcu #ivy #globaleducation #parents
Do you know someone with a high school student heading to college in the next year or two, don’t miss the 8th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp, Friday, November 26th from 8:30 am – 5:30pm and Saturday, November 27th from 9:30am - 12 noon. The program is virtual and FREE for Parents & Students. Register at www.BlackFridaySB.com. #BFSB #scholarships #BlackFriday #hbcu #ivy #globaleducation #parents
Protesters in Pittsfield Township are demanding change after a 10-year-old boy was held at gunpoint and handcuffed after his father ran from officers. Thank you FOX 2 Detroit Link: https://fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-police-point-gun-at-10-year-old-handcuff-him-after-dad-runs-from-police
We are throwing it back to Tuesday, where we rallied and held a press conference to protect our #BlackBoys. Thank you April Morton for telling our stories and standing in the fight for justice! https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2021/11/02/protest-held-for-11-year-old-black-boy-traumatize-after-pittsfield-twp-officer-points-gun-handcuffs-him/
Yesterday, we gathered to rally for Benjamin and his family. His mom, Makia Dixson, said her son hasn't been the same since April 16. "Benjamin was always my good kid. He always just wanted to play basketball. He really doesn’t want to do too much. All he wants to do is sit in the house and play games," Dixson said. Family attorney Dionne Webster-Cox said it happened while Benjamin and his dad were at Briarwood Mall. Ann Arbor Police shut down a road nearby due to a shooting investigation and Webster-Cox said his dad drove in the opposite direction of where police told drivers to go. "What happened on April 16, 2021, was a travesty," said Cox. "What happened on April 16, 2021, makes me sick," "Every time he sees the police, he gets scared," his mom said. *Link to FOX 2 Detroit coverage* https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-police-point-gun-at-10-year-old-handcuff-him-after-dad-runs-from-police *Photos* by Montez Miller
Today, at 11:00 a.m., outside of the City of Pittsfield Administration Building, voting precinct one at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. #BLACKBOYSMATTERINMICHIGAN #STOPADULTINGOURBLACKBOYS #SAVEOURBOYS Children who have experienced trauma are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, display anti-social behavior, and have trouble focusing on school after this physical and psychological abuse. Unfortunately, the effects are long-lasting: As adults, these children are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, develop chronic illnesses, to attempt su***de. Thank you WXYZ-TV Channel 7 for telling our story! https://youtu.be/D8fXj2qNwlQ
Today, is the day! A "Black Boys Matter" rally and press conference is being held at 11:00 a.m., outside of the City of Pittsfield Administration Building, voting precinct one at 6201 W. Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Civil Rights Attorney Dionne Webster-Cox is partnering with Survivors Speaks led by Trische Duckworth, organizer of anti-police-brutality protests in Washtenaw County.
FB family, just imagine your young son being traumatized by the police. We have to prevent this continued harassment and trauma happening to our Black Boys. Unfortunately, the injustice continues. Join us for The Black Boys Matter Protest on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021