I know where he is, and Ramsey knows where he is.
If you go to NYDOCCS inmate search and you too can find out where Ramsey is. He’s at Collins Correctional Facility in Upstate New York.
We are concerned because it doesn’t appear that the internal inmate tracking system at Collins Correctional knows where Ramsey is.
Since his transfer to Collins back in May to serve 90 days of solitary confinement Ramsey has not been receiving all of his package and worse, he has been missing court dates.
The reason? We’re not sure. We’ve heard an explanation that he had been moved around inside the facility. Other times it has come in the form of returned packages stating that Ramsey is not even at Collins Correctional Facility.
Prison ID Number
A prisoner’s ID number is one of the most dehumanizing ways to identify incarcerated people. Yet prisons claim they do it so that facilities are calibrated, knowing where a prisoner is at any given time, along with any information associated to them.
Ramsey has been at Collins Correctional for around five months, and while he has not been targeted, harassed, and isolated as of yet (which is a New York Department of Corrections tradition when it comes to dealing with Ramsey), the fact that Ramsey is not being notified of his court dates or of his packages being returned is disconcerting and not in accordance with prison policy.
Prisoner’s can receive packages. In a situation where a package is rejected or returned, the prisoner is to be notified of the package, who sent it, and why it was returned. Ramsey has not received packages on multiple occasions. Even worse is that he doesn’t not know what packages and letters have been returned because he is only finding out about this through communications with his outside support network. The prison is not informing him about his packages as required.
Ramsey has missed two court dates in recent months because he was neither notified nor retrieved. This is also very alarming because the excuse that has been offered is that they didn’t know where Ramsey was housed.
Remember, a prison ID number is a facility’s key to knowing the exact location and status of any prisoner at any given time.
We have multiple examples which we are forwarding to his legal support, but for the time being we are asking everyone who writes or sends letter to Ramsey to be documenting the day you send it, and take a photo of the envelope. If you want to ensure that it reaches him you can follow up by emailing us at email@example.com and we’ll let you know.
Ramsey’s current information
Inmate Mailing Address:
Ramsey Orta 16A4200
Collins Correctional Facility
P.O Box 340
Collins, NY 14034
Be sure to put your full name and address on letter or it will be returned.
You can also donate directly to Ramsey using his Paypal
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Jacob / WeCopwatch