Michigan Department of Corrections employees are prohibited from retaliation against anyone who raises a complaint. At Marquette Branch Prison the threatening, harassing and intimidating behavior by correctional officer Schretter and correctional officer Luokkala has caused me mental turmoil. The officers use intimidation with abusive, profane language to degrade and belittle my race.Now correctional officer Schretter is using his girlfriend, correctional officer Luokkala, to threaten, harass, and intimidate me. The Department of Corrections condones correctional officers attacking prisoners. They use the 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' routine. My life has been threatened more times in the last 2 months than all the 67 years of my life before by people who work for the Michigan Department of Corrections. These are the real criminals.
black autonomy network community organization
working for economic and social justice in Benton Harbor, MI
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Marquette Branch Prison Corrections Officers Schretter and Luokkala: The Worst of the Worst
We will never know the full historical extent of Marquette Branch Prison mayhem and the attack on the prisoners. Since the state of Michigan has never compelled the Department of Corrections to keep records of who they attack and why, withholding information is part of Marquette Branch Prison's impunity from punishment or even criticism in the state of Michigan. But the Michigan Department of Corrections are keen to keep track of their own attack in the line of duty. Which it turns out are at historically low levels.
The public would not believe what really goes on inside the prison walls. The lying, cheating, and stealing of prisoner's and taxpayer's dollars are everyday things.The combination of correctional officer Schetter and correctional officer Luokkala are the worst of the worst for over 20 years. They have threatened, harassed, and intimidated prisoners and no one has disciplined them for over 20 years. The Marquette Branch Prison refused to keep record of all the incidents that have been reported against the couple. When you are in an authority position to write false tickets of misconduct it allows you to dictate to the prisoners, "I can destroy you." The administration accepts whatever they do.Correctional officer Schretter and Luokkala are shocking examples within the Department of Corrections. The Department of Corrections truly is a fraud on all tax payers. The correctional officers play on the Internet watching sex movies. Hope for change lies in only two areas for us: generating outside exposure and supporting and building unity amongst ourselves. Both of these serves and helps advance the other