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A strategy meant to break me fuels my passion for human rights

October 16, 2013

by Amy Preasmyer

I am an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. In April 2013, I and another individual were falsely accused of sexual assault and placed in Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg) immediately. I was forced to face the loss of my job assignment, property, good living quarters, placement and status in groups and organizations. I was forced to miss my scheduled final examinations for college and lost the privilege to shop, walk outside or even call home.

Chowchilla Freedom Rally 'CCWF is at 200 capacity w 4,000 people inside' 012613 by Wanda, web
This little girl and her grandmother's friend and hundreds more traveled to CCWF, California’s main women’s prison, in January for the Chowchilla Freedom Rally to demand, “Bring our loved ones home.” Their sign highlights the dreadful overcrowding at CCWF, created in order to ease crowding in the men’s prisons. The situation has not improved. – Photo: Wanda Sabir
The federally mandated Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) protocols and the complexity of its consequences turned my world upside down in seconds. ((Fire Inside’s editorial note: Enacted by Congress in 2003, PREA (P.L. 108-79) sets protocols to prevent, identify, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained people in custody. PREA aims to address sexual abuse as it may occur between inmates or may be perpetrated by correctional facility staff. Grant funding is available at both the state and local level of government to implement PREA. PREA also mandates that information on rape and sexual abuse be collected and made available as part of the monitoring provision of the act. For more information, see http://nicic.gov/prea.)) This protocol has no intelligence or consideration of the law or constitutional rights that the judicial system offers and in many cases merely lacks. Through PREA, I quickly learned the cruel conditions of Ad-Seg.

This false accusation under PREA meant I was abruptly removed from my bed late in the evening to face an extended wait and then a transfer to Ad-Seg. Upon entering my newly assigned chambers at 3 a.m., I found the toilet was backed up and a DD3 (EOP) ((Fire Inside’s editorial note: EOP stands for Enhanced Outpatient Program, a program designed for inmates who are categorized as having a disability that makes it difficult for them to interact with the general population in prison but not so serious that they require inpatient care. DD3 is a designation within the EOP classification.)) had urinated everywhere prior to me, leaving extremely unsanitary conditions and aromas.

I was left with only a bedroll, a state issued muumuu and no panties. I was utterly distraught and in a mental state of haze and disorientation, not knowing the excessively degrading experience I would continue to face from that point forward.

The torture and anguish administered with each passing minute, the refusals, limitations, the sudden removal of rights and privileges, and the revisions established by prison officials reveals a clear abuse of authority and misuse of power.

CCWF Ad-Seg conditions and limitations include:

  • Inadequate (if any) legal assistance and resource access.
  • No phone access.
  • Canteen items removed from original packaging.
  • Absolutely NO educational or rehabilitation opportunities afforded.
  • No religious services.
  • No contact visits.
  • No means to properly disinfect and sanitize cells.
  • No sanitation in dayroom, hallways, and stairs even while escorts continually take place daily and frequently.
  • No efficient and proper mental health assessment, evaluation and tracking.
  • No razors to maintain feminine hygiene (30 day review).

And the list goes on.

I was subjected to this treatment for an investigation evidenced as false. I am forced to start over when thrown back into general population, and CDCr holds no accountability, doesn’t right their wrong, nothing.

They remain unaccountable and unmoved by the loss, humiliation and set-back I endured those countless days and nights. They failed to offer guidance, leadership or assistance in reinstating my original program, assignment and the positive participation within my community I was once commended for.

Further, the cost to arrest, charge, investigate and re-house us was absurd. No precautions were taken toward California’s budget and its continued economic crisis. Nonetheless, I was guilty until proven innocent, a constitutional right broken and overseen based on “protocols,” but in reality, it is because everything changes behind these walls.

I was subjected to this treatment for an investigation evidenced as false. I am forced to start over when thrown back into general population, and CDCr holds no accountability, doesn’t right their wrong, nothing.

In a world of hardened minds, poverty, misunderstandings and violence, PREA offers a tool for manipulation of the system, its institutions, and all of those within it. ((Fire Inside’s editorial note: This occurs in a context of severe overcrowding following the conversion of Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) to a men’s prison, as over a thousand women and transgender prisoners were transferred from VSPW to either CCWF or California Institute for Women (CIW) in Corona, outside of Los Angeles. CCWF is currently functioning at close to 200 percent of its design capacity.)) What is disturbing is that the woman who filed the accusation under PREA sought – and ultimately was rewarded with – a transfer to California Institute for Women (CIW), the only other institution where a woman serving a life sentence term can be housed. In addition, there was no disciplinary action for her false allegation or restitution for expenses incurred behind it.

I was sentenced as a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP), and there was an enormous capacity for me to change my life as I matured from adolescence to middle age. ((Fire Inside’s editorial note: According to the ACLU, there are approximately 2,570 children sentenced to LWOP in the United States, including children sentenced as young as 13 years old. The United States is the only country in the world that sentences youth to LWOP. See https://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/juvenile-life-without-parole.)) It is unnerving that my opportunity for rehabilitation and education was jeopardized and challenged by a protocol set forth by CDCr, the very department that stands firm on their claim for rehabilitation and education.

Yet, those are among the first things denied when we are placed in Ad-Seg and hold the greatest ramifications on our future successes. These are all a result of the system’s damages.

In a world of hardened minds, poverty, misunderstandings and violence, PREA offers a tool for manipulation of the system, its institutions, and all of those within it.

Must we wait for more victims before we seek and support a change? Or is CDCr simply waiting until PREA is manipulated in a way that damages them, society’s example of law-abiding citizens?

Had this woman falsely accused an officer, would that officer have been arrested and forced to relinquish rights pending results of the investigation into the accusation? Would the employee suffer a wage loss? Would disciplinary action and consequences be rendered to the accuser once charges turned out to be baseless? Are you waiting until you have to rebuild your life or are you supporting to seek change now?

After being subjected to this methodical strategy meant to break me for a mere investigative purpose based on false allegations by another inmate later evidenced, I have chosen to embark on another journey to overcome and refuse to be their puppet or their statistic. I will not allow CDCr policies or standard operating tactics to make me stray from rehabilitation, education and future re-entry into society. As many say – that is NOT an option!

I defy the daily systematic obstacles set in place to make struggles become failures. There is no expectation of success and, through this ignorant assumption, I am empowered and influenced. What was intended to discourage has fueled the passion and participation in the Human Rights Movement for humanity and peaceful resolutions when faced with resistance behind bars and in the systems of injustice.

If we believe, we can achieve. Together we can make a difference. Support restoring lives and the need for change NOW.

Send our sister some love and light: Amy Preasmyer, X-29459, CCWF 511-19-4U, P.O. Box 1508, Chowchilla CA 93610. This story will appear in The Fire Inside, the newsletter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

 

62 thoughts on “A strategy meant to break me fuels my passion for human rights

  1. fkfde

    Prisoner Breeding Nation in World Leading Jailer Land rehearsing humanity in dictatorial surrounding for correction and rehabilitation the American Way. " Restoring lives and the need for change NOW" are heard in Tough on Crime Culture governments since at least some 30 years. Vote for Terminators.

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      1. Holly Daze

        Henry- you must be related to the POS convict. You need to be locked up too, and rot the rest of your rotten life away.

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    1. Holly Daze

      Right on! I agree. That evil murdering POS deserves to rot away behind bars til the day that creature dies.
      Hopefully she’ll have a horrid tortuous dreary- long time stay- behind the most vile conditions that prison can offer. She so deserves it.

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    2. Holly Daze

      I agree James. I find it unfathomable how killer Amy is spouting off about unfairness! LOL! The irony of her whining ways isn’t lost on most of us.
      Amy still has that air of entitlement that her criminal raising parents instilled in her.
      She cries about “They remain unaccountable and unmoved by the loss … ” WTF!? Why should “They” – they meaning the prison’s PTB- give a flying ef about your so called “loss” of privileges! LMAO.

      You Amy, on the other hand are the one who should be caring about the loss and devastation of Ricky’s life! You are unmoved and non-repentant over the loss of your daughter’s dad. Depriving your baby of having a daddy, along with his parents losing their son by your murderous cold evil calculating sociopathic actions.

      You write about “Future reentry into society”- SMH!! You were sentenced to LWOP- which means LIFE in prison- no 1/2 time, good time, and NO PAROLE! Keep dreaming you vile spoiled bitch- it’s not gonna happen.

      People that you trashed all of your rotten life- will see to that. In the far far future, thousand will be signing petitions to ensure that you will never be on the outside for as long as you live and breath.
      This applies to your twisted evil killer buddy too- the odious Jennifer Kellogg. Birds of a feather…

      By the way- I call B.S. on you claiming innocence about sexual assault on another inmate. I see that once again, you’ve got a partner in crime! Of course you two evil predators raped and assaulted another unsuspecting (probably trusted you) vic.

      The Vic was probably locked up doing a year or two at the most- low-level offender you evil bitches brutalized and sexaully assaulted in the most perverted ways.
      Shame on you Amy- for your evil murdering thug existence. You don’t deserve anything but ridicule and hopefully a hellish shit filled life.

      P.S. I don’t want to hear any crap about “What if…” or “Someday you might be…” or “What if one of your loved ones were..” Tough shit!

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    3. Teresa

      Well, well, well…
      Hello Amy, Biiitchhh,
      This is Teresa. We , you and I, knew each other quite well in the county, doing time together.
      For anyone who still doesn't agree that Amy is getting everything she deserves, then you don't know who and what Amy really is.
      Amy's a sociopath.
      There are good people who become criminals and there are bad people who become criminals.
      Amy falls into the bad POS who inevitably became a criminal.
      I met and came to know her in jail, awaiting sentencing.
      County jail is purgatory, state prison can be Hell.
      She's now coming to meet Karma and getting to know Karma in a very well-deserved manner.
      Yes, can't, ROT.

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  2. Karma

    You gave up your rights long ago when you murdered an innocent man. You get what you deserve. Thank God you are locked up as you are a manipulative monster.

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  3. BNurr

    Funny that this person is complaining that her rights were violated. Seems she violated someones right to live and now cries about the conditions she has to endure. Too bad and so sad… you're not living in a country club.

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    1. Poor little killer

      Perfectly stated. She wants us to care about her "rights" after what she did? It certainly doesn't seem like she matured at all from the spoiled high school brat who didn't get her way and killed someone for that. Now she's complaining that they aren't spoiling her enough in prison and she's unhappy. Those conditions she complains about should be her daily life…not college or shopping or anything else that gives her a reason to live. You shouldn't have privileges when you kill someone, no matter how much of a spoiled brat you are.

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  4. Amy-is-a-murderer

    Oh, what a pity, Amy, you are such a horrible person as your father told Dateline, "I did nothing wrong"- just be a lousy parent and your weak mom too!!!!! Now I see where you get the attitude, you are so low!!!! Spare me your sob story, I wouldn't give you a plug nickel to help you, but I would give your daughter money to get as far away from your horrible parents. Why don't you `fess up to Ricky`s parents and his daughter about why you killed him!!!! "Falsely accused"!?!?!?! Seems to be a pattern with you…maybe if you hadn't killed Ricky, you wouldn't have to sleep in pee…oh well, sucks to be you, doesn't it's thank your weak, lousy parents for letting you run around like a how and a skank, rot!!!!!

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  5. Henry Kane

    I really hope that none of the commentators here ever wind up in jail-even over night. You could be pulled over for any number of made up reasons that a cop may choose to use. If he/she decides you are in their opinion not being respectful (bending over) they might choose to arrest you or (god forbid if you live in some areas) shoot your arse.
    Then you would understand what it is like to have your rights violated. You can cry, you can protest, you can scream but you will still be stripped naked and have every body cavity searched to their satisfaction. You might not even be guilty so what goes around …
    Better be a little more compassionate for those who suffer whether you think they somehow deserve it or not since things seem to return to us as we give them out. Me? I need all the mercy and compassion I can get in life. I"ll prefer mercy over judgement any day. She is already liveing with a life sentence in prison it does not have to be torture.
    If that is the kind of system you want then move to an Islamic country of a third world nation. They do not show mercy to criminals there only hope you NEVER get accused of anything cause you are guilty unless you prove yourself innocent! Bunch of Dummies.

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    1. Wilson

      Are you serious? a life was taken who lost all rights to live and you have mercy on this person ? my, my, my.

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    2. fuckthiscunt

      Henry go back to sucking cock faggot this cuntbag should be raped for the rest of her stinking life

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  6. alee

    Lol I spent a few years at ccwf myself and let me tell you amy got what she deserves seriously unless youve done time with these pschos they deserve no fucking mercy!!!

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    1. Randall

      Somehow I doubt you've ever done time anywhere. If you did you wouldn't talk like that.

      If you have done time then aren't you just as much a psycho? What makes you better than them? What were you convicted of?

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      1. Samantha Douglas

        Ahh, Randall Flagg from the other blog page! Amy was (probably is) a bad person. She screwed up! She was a twit in junior high, and a snob in high school. That's cool that you want to support her and all that, but don't be dumb. She and Jennifer had dumbass Billy Hoffman kill Ricky. It sounds like you know the parties as well, so lets be informal. Billy confessed, the girls haven't. The facts don't indicate that Ricky deserved to die. Amy has all kinds of our high friends visiting her, celebrating her birthday and other similar shit. She's an asshole! She helped kill someone! Fuck Amy! Stop defending her!

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        1. Randall

          Ahh, Sammy. I'm assuming you are that blog owner. If so you need to remember you can't censor here. Your sarcasm lacks too.

          I defend human rights, regardless of a inmates crimes. Torturing inmates demeans us all. And I wonder how your song would change if it were you or a family member incarcerated in inhumane conditions. Would we get the whiff of hypocrisy? I wouldn't doubt it.

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        2. MElastiGirl

          I think you and many others here are missing the point. I don’t know Amy, so I’ll take your word she’s a twit and a snob. (And obviously a convicted killer, but you sound bitter–maybe she dissed you in junior high?) Anyway… Aside from the valid points made above about how you might find yourself on the wrong side of the law one day, there is that small matter of the Constitution. Prisoners may not have rights like the rest of us, but they still have basic human rights. Also consider–while I realize this doesn’t apply to Amy, since she is serving life without parole, other prisoners will one day walk among us. Given how many innocent people have been released from prison–death row even–because over zealous police or prosecutors screwed up, you should care what happens behind bars. Do you really want to treat people like animals instead of working toward some sort of rehabilitation? Because people who are treated like animals tend to behave like animals. Prison’s general population sounds like hell enough to satisfy the bloodlust of people like you. Just sayin…

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  7. guest

    i saw this story and wanted to know more, i found this and here is my rebuttal, as a former cdcr inmate i do know it isn't always fair in the behalf of the inmate maybe she did have her rights violated, oh well we all are held accountable for our actions, every action has a reaction, i think were missing the whole truth or bits that were revealed to us, she sat free for 5 years while assuming to be a great mother, her daughter is now meant to carry the burden and loss of both parents. i don't feel any compassion for amy it is what it is.thank god the child has two sets of grandparents to help care for her. lest we not forget they to have suffered a tragic loss on both sides , 5 years later after both families suffered the loss of one only to be slapped in the face again by betrayal, it's truly sad by the good thing is that the daughter has family on both sides to help her.i don't hate amy i only pray that god gives her strength to find help, wisdom, and forgiveness, seek and you shall find. seek the lords comfort for without we shall never truly live

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  8. Gina

    Amy, I'm sure Ricky would love to have some horrible conditions in his life for a little while, but he can't, because as you know, he's dead and you are responsible for it. You are also responsible for where you are today and I for one do not feel one bit sorry for you. Quit bitching and deal with it, at least you are alive.

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  9. Carlos

    I agree w/ the notion but have no sympathy for the writer. Assuming nothing was obtuse about what I saw in ID's "Deadly Sins" program, she deserved what she got & what kind of "good living quarters" is this conniving bitch getting in prison? Is she getting comfortable hand-outs & still feeling entitled to good stuff even in prison? That said, F*** Amy, HOWEVER, there should be equal accountability for corrupt guards who feel entitled to rape & take advantage of women without any type of retribution. REALLY? Can a guard just sexually abuse women in prison & just send a whistle-blower to solitary confinement? THIS, yes, MUST be changed!
    I second @HenryKane's comment, this is America, basic human rights should still apply, not a 3rd World type torture complex.

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  10. Dean

    Karma is a bitch and so are you. You’re an evil and sadistic piece of crap and I for one hope you rot in hell for your crime. If there’s one good thing to come out of all this you’re being treated exactly how you deserve to be regardless of what the few bleeding hearts in here say.

    I’m sure they wouldn’t be anywhere near as sympathetic to your plight if it was one of their close friends or relatives who you so coldly and callously had murdered. Enjoy the rest of your life behind bars scum and with any luck you’ll continue to get treated exactly as you deserve to be. Like the piece of shit you are.

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  11. Brooke

    I agree with all of you. Amy, how does it feel you horrible, manipulative, awful bitch. What did Ricky ever do to you except love you, feed you, give you a wonderful place to stay and you repay him by shooting him in the fucking head there’s no place to go but where you are for the rest of your stupid pathetic life. Quit complaining I’m sure Ricky would much rather be in your situation then dead so go fuck yourself.

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  12. sean

    There doesnt seem to be any winners here a 25 year old woman will never see freedom again an innocent young man is in the ground and a little baby is without BOTH parents this whole situation sucks

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  13. ELVIS77

    je suis français.J'avoue que je suis troublé par votre système de répression judiciaire,mais quoiqu'il en soit j e trouve inadmissible ,même si le crime est affreux ,de livrer des personnes et surtout des femmes à des tortionnaires sadiques en toutes impunités,et celà cautionné par l'administration ?Je ne connais pas précisément le cas d'Amy et encore moins sa personnalité,mais son article est objectivement rentable pour l'ensemble des détenues femmes dans leur ensemble?Moi-même je l'ai perçu dans ce sens,et non pas pour elle seulement.Alors s'il y a''des gens méchants qui deviennent des criminels'',ceux-ci peuvent devenir de bons avocats d'une cause ,et peut-être,devenir de bonnes personnes!Evidemment les Etats unis est un état excessivement criminogène malgré sa répressivité en matière pénale( laisser des mineurs pourrir en prison a vie sans possibilité de parole est d'une barbarie anachronique,crime commis avec à l'origine des violences domestiques,etc..).Pour conclure je pointerais du doigt votre ministère public assis sur la notion d'argent.Si vous commentez,évitez les insultes.

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    1. Ruben

      Si tu en savais un peu plus long sur l'histoire de cette salope, tu te dirais que parfois, les horreurs d'un système sont après tout simplement les conséquences d'actions et d'une attitude ou un être humain pense que tout lui est dû. Crois moi, ce tas de merde (Amy Preasmyer) mérite de souffrir encore plus que ça et peut-être alors un jour, si elle commence à réaliser à quel point elle est horrible et commence à tenter de devenir un meilleur être humain, peut-être à ce moment là, mériterat-elle un meilleur sort et notre compassion. Ce jour là n'est pas encore arrivé.

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  14. Rachel Murphy

    You’re in jail for the murder of your father’s child you stupid bitch. You don’t even deserve to see the light of day again. You are living good now because you will rot in hell for the rest of eternity. I can only hope you die a slow miserable death. You’re a disgrace and waste of human life. Stupid bitch.

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  15. Al

    She says in the article SHE was falsely accused of sexual harassment. Not that someone sexually harassed her. Right

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  16. Al

    So why wouldnt she be put in segregation. She is a narcissist if ever there were one. She will never admit she is wrong. Poor me boo hoo no one cares. Your supposed to be miserable your in prison for the rest of your miserable life. Who care that you can’t have your privaliges

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    1. Jay Sebring

      Amy is also a huge liar. In this blog she wrote "I was sentenced as a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP), and there was an enormous capacity for me to change my life as I matured from adolescence to middle age."

      She makes it sound like she was put in jail as juvenile and was never given the possibility to mature. She was actually convicted of the crime she committed at age 26, 10 years after the crime and five years more than her boyfriend got to live.

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  17. Kathryn Ab

    You said every thing I was thinking. She’s a vile less-than human piece of garbage. I don’t believe in capital punishment because that’s an easy out. This excrement is allowed to breathe. That is as much “privilege” she should get. Ricky isn’t allowed to breathe. His sister and parents don’t have him anymore. And his daughter will never know him. I hope that C You Next Tuesday has an excruciatingly painful lonely life and death.

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  18. Chris

    I work in CDCR but not for CDCR. I counsel inmates and I can tell you Amy is a complete slut. She has been caught sleeping with the guards a couple of times. She deserves to be where she is at. LWOP isn't good enough for her she should have gotten the death penalty. She whines about improving her life and getting out. She should never walk out of prison.

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    1. Teresa

      Chris, I completely agree–I happen to know this sociopath, personally. See my comment:
      Amy Preasmyer?? PLEAAAAASE!! She is the epitome of fake. She has NOT one remorseful bone in her body. She was always a prick and now she's a bitching bitch. Back in approximately 2012 she bitched about unjust solitary confinement and how horrible the conditions were. So WHY, May 2015, is she back in confinement? Answer: Because she was in posession of over 40 grams of illegal narcotics. So if solitary was so horrible the first time around–and I know, for a fact, that it is indeed horrible–then WHY did she herself commit an illegal IN-PRISON act of defiance that caused her to be locked up again? For someone who claims to be so "intelligent and educated." and to "dearly hope for release one day," this monster sure does have a prison-popular mentality. (Meaning: She runs with the biggest prison troublemakers and makes the most trouble herself). If she was anything that she alleges to be, she would have kept her nose clean and never have joined in with the band of prion-problem idiots. This does not surprise me, about Amy Preasmeyer, but it does surprise me about lifers, because 95% of all lifers are habitually well-behaved and never accrue any 115's (Disciplinaries) and always maintain good prison job assignments and stay very low profile. BUT, this is Amy Preasmeyer I'm talking about, so it's no huge shock. She frequently writes articles about state prison's terrible and corrupt conditions–and I do admit that California jails and prisons are the MOST corrupt of all in the world, even Russia–yet she not only does nothing to alleviate the problem, but she spurs it on, by her own outlandish behaviour. Remorseless HYPOCRITE…

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  19. KLJ

    Chris….Wow…very professional. Are you a confidential type counselor? I have no opinion about the main article but I do about your counseling methods. Considering some in prison are innocent and as one poster mentioned, get out and the fact that they are not all death row or LWOP, as a citizen it does concern me their treatment over all. I think you posting here at all and saying what you did makes you very uneducated sounding and untrustworthy of any type of counseling job. Especially in a prison setting. Your whole post screams… "look at me!!! I work in the prison!!! I know her!!! I need attention!!!" WOW

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  20. KLJ

    Oh..Chris..Just a couple more things. These so called guards that are having sex with any inmates is against the law in federal facilities i know for sure. Don't know about state. It's interesting to me that you put all blame on the prisoner. How could a prisoner at any time get into a secluded area with a guard to have sex unless that said guard was very willing? How could any prisoner consent? Even if prisoner is willing, how can we be sure that there was no pressure by the guard? Also, are you not concerned about your job now after posting in public forum so unprofessionally? LOL because if I were you, I would be very conerned. I'm sure many people have already printed out this page. You take care now!!

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  21. Sue

    Poor Amy got it so bad. Too bad we can’t send her to a real prison in a foreign country and let her live her miserable life there. What she did to her daughter’s father and daughter are far more serious and worse than she’ll ever see. Too bad her parents are so naive they can’t see what a monster she became and maybe if they would of had some control reminding her she was a child and not run around doing what she wanted. Maybe she would have never met poor Ricky. Karmas a bitch and I how you get yours every single day the tax payers pay your way. Loser wicked snake with no remorse or guilt. I hope you dream every night that someone is trying to kill you.

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  22. anonymous

    Wow, the person that said Jennifer is smoking hot is out of their freakin MIND! The girl is a textbook sociopath. I can tell you one thing, Jennifer should have been the one to get the heavier sentence she manipulated the situation and none of it would have happened had it not been for her. That being said, Amy was a part of it too. This whole situation is just awful, this story about Amy and Jennifer is not what the media has played it out to be. I too have a hard time empathizing with anyone involve in such a horrible crime such as this one. I don't however feel it's intelligent to be belligerent about it as some people have been on this forum. Lessons are not learned through displaying ugly behavior, this behavior not to be justified by speaking in such a way towards anyone even if that someone is a prisoner. Amy's character is reflected by her actions if she doesn't see that it's her character flaw. If you display ugly and hateful behavior that is a reflection of your own character.

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  23. Teresa

    Amy Preasmyer?? PLEAAAAASE!! She is the epitome of fake. She has NOT one remorseful bone in her body. She was always a prick and now she's a bitching bitch. Back in approximately 2012 she bitched about unjust solitary confinement and how horrible the conditions were. So WHY, May 2015, is she back in confinement? Answer: Because she was in posession of over 40 grams of illegal narcotics. So if solitary was so horrible the first time around–and I know, for a fact, that it is indeed horrible–then WHY did she herself commit an illegal IN-PRISON act of defiance that caused her to be locked up again? For someone who claims to be so "intelligent and educated." and to "dearly hope for release one day," this monster sure does have a prison-popular mentality. (Meaning: She runs with the biggest prison troublemakers and makes the most trouble herself). If she was anything that she alleges to be, she would have kept her nose clean and never have joined in with the band of prion-problem idiots. This does not surprise me, about Amy Preasmeyer, but it does surprise me about lifers, because 95% of all lifers are habitually well-behaved and never accrue any 115's (Disciplinaries) and always maintain good prison job assignments and stay very low profile. BUT, this is Amy Preasmeyer I'm talking about, so it's no huge shock. She frequently writes articles about state prison's terrible and corrupt conditions–and I do admit that California jails and prisons are the MOST corrupt of all in the world, even Russia–yet she not only does nothing to alleviate the problem, but she spurs it on, by her own outlandish behaviour. Remorseless HYPOCRITE…I know her personally, so believe me when I say…

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    1. Rob

      Teresa, you need to really do something and I really hope all the haters spewing contempt and hatred for this Amy girl do this it will really open your eyes and minds. Go yo YouTube and type in I SURVIVED BEYOND AND BACK FULL EPISODES, then watch several…what you will come to is a undeniable conclusion that this world, this little ball of dirt spinning around out in the middle of space we all live on, is merely a stepping stone to the next world…seriously, before you jump into so tirade spewing hate and name calling just humor me and go watch a few episodes of this show… Once it sinks in that hey there might be something to this life after death thing then I want you to think about this….YOU will be shown the same amount of compassion and mercy as you have shown others as you stand someday before God, just the same as Amy will. Now, I don’t know her and I won’t judge her that’s been done by humans like you that walk this earth and believe me I will never not show compassion to another human being for someday I will pray that compassion is shown to me because I’m not perfect and neither are you, or Amy, or her parents and this world is full of hatred and finger pointing and those that take great delight in other people’s misery….but now consider yourself warned, because you will reap what you sow as will Amy, but fear not the justice of this world young lady, and look deep inside your soul at the hatred you are spewing, because wouldn’t it be ironic that your spewing of hatred and lack of compassion for this Amy girl would end up getting you a seat right next to her in eternity…and I’m not talking about the eternity where harps are playing and Angels are singing sweetie 😊 so be careful, all of you haters, be very very careful as your words and actions even though you walk free may be sowing the seeds of your own damnation … go watch I SURVIVED BEYOND AND BACK FULL EPISODES you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about young lady… I mean isn’t there something more productive you could be doing with your life than following this Amy girls every move… You seem to be as much a prisoner as she is as she still has you captivated by her actions… Go live your life girl and forget about her, and that’s a message to all you haters out there, go get a life doing something productive and good instead of each of you trying to out do each other spewing hatred toward this girl, it’s not over until you stop talking about it so do t you have better things to do…I just stumbled on this site after seeing dateline on her in a Google search, and I so t be back as I have much better things to do, I hope you do too

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      1. Chris Meyers

        The show is fake and you're a nut. I can tell by your rambling and insane theories about imaginary creatures and worlds.

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  24. Alicia

    I agree with the overall message behind this but I do not sympathize with Amy Preasmyer one bit. She still sounds like the spoiled brat she was back when she sought out a dumb drug dealer to murder her boyfriend who was the father of her child. I also don't believe she is innocent of this sexual assault like she claims. (She also claims she is innocent of murder, so I guess the justice system is just out to get poor little Amy, right? Rolling my eyes). But that's how sociopaths like Amy are- it's always someone else's fault, and they are never wrong. Amy is getting exactly what she deserves. I think it's laughable that she complains she can't go to school or stay in her "good living quarters"… b**** please, this is prison, not a dang luxury resort.

    Anyways, with that being said, there is an ongoing problem in a lot of jails and prisons with inmates being thrown into solitary for petty reasons, and it's not uncommon for a woman to be thrown into solitary for reporting a guard for sexual assault, which I think is outrageous. Amy wrote another article in which she said that they don't give the inmates toothbrushes and don't even have working toilets. Again, no sympathy for Amy, but that is pretty disgusting. They are still humans and at least deserve to maintain basic hygiene. (By the way – Amy was not a juvenile when she was sentenced. She wasn't even arrested until she was 24 years old. She committed a crime at 16 and got away with it for 8 years.)

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  25. Lazlo Toth

    In Canada under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act a 16 year old who commits first degree (premeditated murder) is presumptively to be sentenced as an adult, but with a sooner eligibility for parol than an adult. Sentencing as an adult is not to be made where the sentence imposed by the Act on a youth offender will be adequate in the circumstances. The onus is on the prosecutor to show that the youth sentence would not be of sufficient length to hold the young person accountable for his or her offending behaviour. The maximum youth sentence for murder is 10 years with transition to a halfway house after 6 years jail time is served. There are provisions that would require the full 10 years be served in prison in extraordinary circumstances.

    If sentenced as an adult, the maximum sentence is life with eligibility for parol after 10 years for first degree murder.

    Therefore there is no provision for a sentence of life without parol for a 16 year old offender in Canada. This reflects the policy decision that unless rebutted, the presumption is that young persons have diminished moral blameworthiness or culpability.

    If the murder was committed in Canada, Preasmyer could be sentenced as an adult for life with parol eligibility after ten years. This would be if the production proved that the youth sentence was inadequate. If they failed to prove this, the youth sentence would be applied, which is a maximum sentence of 10 years with 6 of those years served in jail and the balance at a halfway house. Thus, the most jail time that she could reasonably expect would be ten years in prison unless sentenced as an adult and the parol board decided she remained a real risk to society of re-offending. If sentenced as a youth, she would likely spend 6 years behind bars and therefore would have finished serving that portion of her sentence and be living in a halfway house by now for eventual reintegration into society,

    The barbaric approach to sentencing of young people to LWOP is just not accepted in Canada and many other nations. It's pure revenge. Granted, Preasmyer appears to be a remoseless narcissist. But even remoseless narcissists are entitled to a second chance after serving their debt to society..

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    1. Chris Meyers

      Commie is full of nutty leftist loons. And no, nobody who arranges a murder for hire of their 21 year old fiance and father of their child EVER deserves a second chance. A rope should be tied around her neck, her body dumped in a hole, and then she will be forgotten about rather than attract the attention of leftist nuts like you

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  26. Jimmie Jane

    Why does she speak of her re-entry into society one day. Does she not understand her sentence? If I am not mistaken it was life without the possibility of parole! Amy, you will never walk among the free again you made your little bedroll now lie in it! Poor Ricky, if only he'd of never met you! She also mentions how she has bettered herself, grown, matured – whatever while incarcerated from adolescence into mid life well she was 24 when she was sentenced! That is NOT adolescence sweetie! Trying to manipulate the reader into believing she was a minor when she was sentenced. She got to live a nice free 8 years after what she did!

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  27. The One

    Amy, we who know YOU better and who know the "system," know that YOU are nothing but a manipulator and a prison ho. Yes, a HO. We know your prison popular and run with the inmate drug dealers, sleep with the big gun inmates and have sex with the correctionL officers and lieutenants. You landed your own self in the hole, because you're a prison troublemaker and a sociopath who'll never learn. Honey, I remember you from county jail when you we're fighting your case, pre- sentence. You were a bitch then and you're a bitch now. I also know you love being called a bitch. How sad for you. But it also is quite clear that you're very delusional. Did you ever think that you'd be relapsed some day? Especially with your string of write ups and disciplinarians? WHAT dimension do you reside in, honey? You're where you've always belonged. Oh, and tell The Gooch I said hi and what's up, yo?!

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  28. guest

    When Jennifer Kellogg is released she will come back in to the world having learned nothing. She will believe she was wronged and spend the rest of her life trying to get even. I fear for and pity any man drawn in to her web-and it will happen.

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  29. Brian

    Yeah probably should solicits someone to kill the father of your child. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about how you have lost your freedoms. But there is one thing you should always be thankful for and that’s the fact that no one has stolen your life from you. Wow you are a complete pathetic piece of garbage.

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  30. ColoKat

    Having watched your story on Mean Girls I feel nothing but sad. I think that you were probably too young to really understand the taking of a life, and the fact that you discussed it and it happened does not mean that you were the one who actually carried it out. I believe that you made wrong choices and wrong decisions, but at the age that you were when he was killed-I don't believe that you truly knew what it meant. LWOP is hugely mis-sentenced. But I doubt that anything will ever change that. Unless the one who Actually committed the crime fesses up and says it was just a discussion and not a real contract to kill. God Bless you and keep you Amy.

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    1. itsme

      The one who committed the crime DID fess up. He admitted that her friend fielded the request to him and that Amy showed him around the apartment pointing out the best places to hide and wait to kill him. She is repeatedly getting in trouble in prison, including a recent case of her getting caught with a very large amount of drugs -in prison!
      She is a sociopath, she has no remorse, and she will never be rehabilitated. She needs to be left in that prison until the day she dies, and should not get good housing, jobs, or perks.

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