DPA Radio: Derrick Stanley of the Dallas 6

Air Date: 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Derrick Stanley, the only member of the Dallas 6 currently on the outside spoke with us about the case, conditions in solitary confinement and about their protest against inhumane prison conditions for which they've become a symbol of resistance.The Dallas 6

From http://scidallas6.blogspot.com :

Who are the Dallas 6?

At SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, some prisoners housed in the solitary confinement unit decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as theDallas 6.

On April 28th 2010, one prisoner by the name of Isaac Sanchez was subjected to a planned attack by the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) staff, forcibly removed from his cell and brutally beaten by officers in star wars uniforms (riot gear).

Prisoner Sanchez was subject to this attack as a result of speaking out against the abuse at Dallas prison on behalf of his fellow comrades.

After a series of abuses, official misconduct and outright administrative corruption, 6 prisoners at SCI Dallas decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner dies or is brutally harmed.

As revealed in the Human Rights report, there has long been a policy within the prison walls of Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to operate acorrupt administration under an iron wall of silence.

Under this iron wall or code of silence, SCI Dallas, PA DOC, District Attorneys Office, Attorney Generals Office as well as the Pennsylvania State Police operates in participation and conjunction with one another to cover up crimes and misconduct by state offices by overlooking video footage of officers caught on video tape committing human rights violations.