My brother Marvellous Simmons was imprisoned for 6 years (74 Months). He's missed his young daughters’ birthdays/birth, milestones, & accomplishments. He paid his debt to society and was released February 17th of this year. If only you could imagine the happiness and joy my felt at being able to hug & talk to my brother again as a free man. The security his daughters felt at having him in their life again. These feelings were cut all too short by our corrupt and anti-black "justice" system.
Shortly after being released, my older brother was arrested again for an old warrant that the prison claimed they "forgot about". Instead of making that charge apart of the time he previously served concurrent with his previous charges, Arizona state opted to re-arrest him with fabricated charges & excuses. None of the dates they are charging him with make sense.
He is currently being held in Pinal County Prison where he is victim to multiple human rights violations as a prisoner there:
- He has informed me that the water is filled with calcium & smells of sulfur, which as a result, he has contracted painful kidney stones.
- There is no hot water in the facility & all the food is lukewarm or cold
- He has recently been informed by medical staff that he is immunocompromised, and his white blood cell count is low, low enough that contracting COVID or any illness could prove to be fatal to him. The medical staff has ruled out cancer & AIDS but they do not know what is wrong with him. I am scared for him honestly.
- Even if the prison medical staff cared or was competent, it costs inmates at Pinal County Prison $10 to receive and fill out a medical slip. He has to pay every step of the way to survive and live another day in this place, which a statement echoed by many prisoners every where in America.
Arizona state bail functions differently from California; in order to post bail, we must either pay his bail in FULL or 10% of the cost plus collateral that we do not have.
Please help me save my older brother's life & bring him home. Help him live to fight another day and beat the crooked court system and their fabricated case against him.
For more info:
His Case # S-1100-CR-201902851
His Inmate ID - 3640456
If anyone would like to write my brother or would like to reach out to help fight his case, please DM on twitter @sheisresting
- Cynthia Ramirez
- Zoe Roller