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The following motion that I had to write best describes the nightmare that I went through from the 1st of August 2006 -19th of October 2006

Comes now the defendant before this honorable court Jorge Gallardo hereby moves that this court grant this motion on the grounds stated as follows:

(1) Defendant has been unjustly incarcerated for 50 days as of the 19th of September 2006 and for the following reasons asks this honorable and just court to grant this motion.

(a) Joseph Caballero and the present defendant Jorge Gallardo were arrested and charged with the same charges by state trooper Ritchie Miller on August 1st 2006.

On August 15th 2006 the above-mentioned defendants appeared before the honorable judge Leigh Anne Stephens. The defendant Joseph Caballero was represented by attorney David Johnson and the defendant Jorge Gallardo was poorly represented by public defender attorney Brent Flowers.

Attorney David Johnson questioned state trooper Ritchie Miller on the stand, in which state trooper Ritchie Miller stated the following:

Officer Miller stated that both of the defendants cooperated with him and granted him permission to search the vehicle.

(Officer Miller placed both defendants under arrest and hand cuffed them before having any probable cause or before searching the vehicle. Officer Miller stated in court when attorney David Johnson questioned him "Both the defendants asked me to handcuff them and put them in the back of the patrol car for their safety." We never said that! safety from what? Him???)

Upon finding a postage scale during his search of the vehicle he placed the defendants under arrest for possession of paraphernalia. Officer Miller could not explain why at the time of the court hearing on the 15th of August 2006 those charges did not appear.

After placing the defendants under arrest for possession of paraphernalia Officer Miller went to search for a well- known drug user who would testify against the defendants. Officer Miller returned with a verbal statement from the well known drug user C.T. Smith whom claimed BOTH of the defendants handed to him simultaneously a half of a forty milligram Oxicontin pill and sold it to him for the outrageous price of eighty dollars; and the well known drug user also stated that both of the defendants received the cash simultaneously for the supposed illegal drug transaction.

With the above-mentioned verbal statement from the well-known drug user, Officer Miller changed the paraphernalia charges to drug trafficking, and bond was set at $100,000.

(Drug dealers in the Kentucky River Regional Jail who had been caught with over 250 Oxicontin pills, and it being their third felony drug offence, had bond set at $50,000)

Officer Miller stated he did not have audio or video of the defendants during the accused illegal drug transaction, and did not have the half of the forty-milligram Oxicontin pill the defendants supposedly sold, because the well-known drug user swallowed it.

Officer Miller did not present to the court a written statement from the drug user, and he did not present a witness in court because he could not find him.

Officer Miller could not explain in court why he did not arrest the witness after he admitted he bought and used the illegal half of a forty milligram Oxicontin, and also charged him with drug trafficking.

Officer Miller stated that he told C.T. Smith that if he testified against the above-mentioned defendants the witness would not be charged with anything.

Attorney David Johnson stated that officer Miller did not have the authority to make that deal in behalf of the Commonwealth and that if the drug user testified he should also be charged with the same charges as the defendants of drug trafficking; after much hesitation officer Miller agreed.

(b) Throughout this proceeding the public defender that was appointed to the defendant Jorge Gallardo, Public defender attorney Brent Flowers did not introduce himself to Jorge Gallardo, to let him know he was going to represent him at this court hearing nor said a single word in the defense of the defendant Jorge Gallardo. Public defender Brent Flowers spoke three words at the end "No Your Honor" when the honorable Leigh Anne Stephens asked him if he was going to ask for a bond reduction. It was at that time that Jorge Gallardo realized that he was supposed to be represented by Attorney Brent Flowers.

Attorney David Johnson made a motion for a bond reduction in Circuit court for his client and defendant Joseph Caballero in front of the honorable and just Judge Bill Engle for the 31st of August 2006.

Jorge Gallardo called the public defenders office on the 25th of August 2006 and requested to be present a the above mentioned bond reduction hearing in front of the honorable and just judge Engle, since the defendant Joseph Caballero and Jorge Gallardo were charged with the exact same charges.

Jorge Gallardo called again to the public defenders office on the 28th of August 2006 and requested to be seen by my appointed attorney from the public defenders office. Jorge Gallardo did not hear from anybody and Jorge Gallardo was not present at the requested hearing.

Jorge Gallardo complained to the supervisor of the public defender being Mr. Peyton Reynolds on August 31st 2006, regarding the lack of representation; after hearing my plea Mr. Reynolds stated he would "Take care of me" by assigning another attorney with more experience to my case.

Jorge Gallardo was to appear in Circuit court for a bond reduction hearing on the 7th of September 2006. The date came and Jorge Gallardo was not in the court docket.

Jorge Gallardo called the public defenders office and was told the attorney appointed to him had a conflict of interest with Jorge Gallardo.

Jorge Gallardo was puzzled by this, since he does not reside in Kentucky and does not know anybody in the state of Kentucky nor been in court anywhere in the state of Kentucky.

On Monday September 11, 2006 Jorge Gallardo appeared before the honorable judge Leigh Anne Stephens for a bond reduction hearing. Public defender attorney Brent Flowers represented Jorge Gallardo and requested for the defendant Jorge Gallardo to be released on a surety bond, since Jorge Gallardo has no previous arrest record and attorney David Johnson presented the case in Circuit court in front of the honorable and just Judge Engle, and Joseph Caballero who faced the exact same charges was released.

The honorable judge Stephens stated that since Joseph Caballero had a previous Felony accusation on his record and the defendant Jorge Gallardo is from out of state and is considered a flight risk, the motion for a bond reduction was denied.

(I wondered to myself what my cousins' charges or accusations against him had to do with me?)

(c) On Thursday the 7th of September 2006, Jorge Gallardo spoke with Rita at the public defenders office and she scheduled an appointment with attorney Jim Wren for the 13th of September 2006 to see Jorge Gallardo in the Kentucky River Regional Jail for Jorge Gallardo to explain his case to Mr. Wren.

The 13th of September came and Mr. Wren did not see Jorge Gallardo or call to cancel the appointment.

Jorge Gallardo has been trying without success to find out from the public defenders office who is representing him, since Mr. Brent Flowers stated he was not going to represent Jorge Gallardo due to a conflict of interest; in order for Jorge Gallardo to file a motion for a bond reduction in Circuit court in front of the honorable and just judge Engle who is already familiar with the case.

Jorge Gallardo is asking for a surety bond considering the accusation against the defendant and the lack of evidence that has been presented in court.

(d) Officer Miller stated in court that he thoroughly searched the car, and the prosecuting attorney Mr. Hanson also suggested a thorough search of the vehicle.

The vehicle that the defendant was driving the day of his arrest was released 30 days after he was arrested since no illegal substance was found.

(e) The defendant was offered a general manager position of a private club in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico on the 15th of July 2006, and was to depart on the 4th of August to start his employment.

Due to this arrest the defendant is in jeopardy of loosing his employment.

(f) After Ritchie Miller gave his testimony in court on August 15th 2006 in front of the honorable judge Leigh Anne Stephens, attorney David Johnson was cross examining Officer Miller, and the public prosecutor Mr. Hanson stated "We all know that officer Miller is not lying."

Nobody was accusing Officer Miller of lying or mentioning it, but his consistent inconsistencies were accumulating to a false accusation, such as:

(1) The witness buying a half of a 40 milligram Oxicontin for $80

(2) The witness receiving from both defendants the half a pill

(3) The witness paying both defendants simultaneously for the pill

(4) The witness swallowing the pill

(5) Not having any evidence or witness to justify his false accusation

(6) Officer Miller arresting both defendants for paraphernalia, and then dropping the charge and replacing it with drug trafficking

(Even when he arrested us for paraphernalia, he could only charge one person for that and he charged both)

The fact is that the only charge against the defendant is a false accusation, which ultimately is the equivalent of a lie and slander.

Officer Miller stated in court that he offered the witness C.T. Smith not to be charged with anything if he testified against the defendants, Jorge Gallardo and Joseph Caballero.

The defendant would like to state the following for the record regarding a flagrant and not limited abuse of authority on behalf of Officer Ritchie Miller, which ultimately wasted eighty days of the defendant's precious life that cannot be replaced.

The defendant was not represented properly in court and was not given the opportunity to speak, but Officer Miller offered the defendant the same deal he made C.T. Smith. Officer Miller stated in court that the defendant was "Just the driver"

Before placing the defendant under arrest, Officer Miller stated "I don't have anything against you; I know you're just the driver; testify against your cousin (Joseph Caballero) and say he's bringing in a lot of dope into this county and I'll let you go."

After the defendant refused to perjure himself in court, Officer Miller changed the charges that he originally charged the defendants with and charged both defendants with drug trafficking.

(Officer Miller's practices are despicable and an embarrassment to the post that he holds. How many people's lives has he ruined?)

For the record the defendant is a public figure as a world- renowned fine artist, who cannot tolerate false accusations and charges that have wasted his irreplaceable life for eighty days.

The defendant does not buy or will ever sell illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind. The defendant does not use any type of illegal drug or substance, smoke cigarettes and only on very special occasions drinks alcoholic beverages; nor has had a speeding ticket in the past ten years.

Due to the innocence of the defendant and the lack of evidence that has been presented to the court, The Mexican Consulate is helping the defendant to assure his case is treated justly.

The defendant requests all transcripts and evidence presented against him to include all court documents regarding his case, be sent to the following contact and address:

Consulado De Mexico

Indianapolis, Indiana

Consulate of Mexico

Attn: Martin Alcala Salgado

Consul Alterno

39. W. Jackson Place

Suite 103

Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Telephone Number: 317-951-0005

Fax: 317-951-0006

----------- END OF MOTION FILED -------------

After a month and a half of jail time and after I complained to the supervisor of the public defenders office, Attorney Brent Flowers finally started representing me, and towards the end he did his job as he was supposed to be doing.

Public Defender Jim Wren of the public defender's office represented me well, as much as he could in Circuit court; and without his help I would probably still be in Jail. I was released from jail on the 19th of October 2006.

It's an abuse of authority to incarcerate a human being without evidence or witnesses presented against him. One of the jailers mentioned to me that there are at least 1,000 people in Perry County who are incarcerated for over 60 days and then released without being indicted of any charges, because of the lack of evidence against them. I met at least 6 people in my cell alone who were there for over six months and some over a year in jail without enough evidence to be convicted.

Officer Miller has violated his professional code of ethics:

Kentucky State Police Code of Ethics

Kentucky State Police sworn officers shall adhere to and abide by the following: "As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice."

"I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the agency. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature, or is confided to me in my official capacity, shall be kept secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty."

"I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities."

"I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession, law enforcement."

Officer Miller should be investigated and he should be held accountable for his criminal actions, in order to stop him from ruining people's lives with his unprofessional conduct & corrupt behavior.

Judge Leigh Anne Stephens is prejudiced toward drug cases, domestic abuse cases and child abuse cases. She will hold you in jail for as long as law allows and treat you as GUILTY even if there is no proof what so ever such as in my case. There are several people that I met in jail without enough evidence to be convicted who are in jail because of Judge Leigh Anne Stephens.

I know that Judge Leigh Anne Stephens thinks she's God in her court, and in that county. Not giving the defendants an opportunity to speak, if they do, she charges them with contempt of court, and gives them 6 months to a year of jail time.

"Whatever the learning or acuteness of a great lawyer, our chief respect for him depends on our belief that, set in a judge's seat, he will strive to judge justly, come of it what may. Could we suppose that he would take bribes, and use his acuteness and legal knowledge to give plausibility to iniquitous decisions, no degree of intellect would win for him our respect. Nothing will win it, short of our tacit conviction, that in all important acts of his life justice is first with him; his own interest, second"

John Ruskin
Unto This Last
And other writing

Kentucky River Regional Jail

Perry County incarcerates people as a business. They are stealing money from the state of Kentucky by falsely incarcerating people. They make millions of dollars from price gouging on the phone calls that are made out of the jail, the commissary that the inmates buy, as well as the economy of Hazard from all the relatives that come to visit the inmates.

Day one...You are denied your one telephone call and you are given a blanket and thrown in a small cell that is for one person with 5 other people and you sleep in the floor that is covered in urine and feces, as well as feces and toilet paper in the ceiling and walls

After two days of that confinement they throw you in an over crowded cell for fourteen people, but they have up to 31 people in there any given day. Some people get mats, some don't, some get blankets, some don't, some get the proper clothing, some don't.

If you complain that the temperature is too cold, they turn on the heat up to 100 degrees. If you complain that the shower water is too hot like 95 degrees or 100 degrees who can tell it felt like a Jacuzzi; they turn off the hot water all together.

With the water being cold elderly inmates are not able to take a shower. If you complain of anything instead of fixing it, (because it's the inmates fault) they punish the inmates for complaining whether it's the temperature of the room or the temperature of the shower water.

Once they turned up the central air to over 100 degrees because they didn't give an inmate a blanket when he came in and he complained for two days to get a blanket, he kept complaining that he was cold; so instead of giving him a blanket they turned up the heat to over 100 degrees for two days. All the inmates had to strip to their underwear to bear the heat, and there was an inmate with a heart condition and they had to take him out because he almost had a heart attack from the heat.

The trays they put your food in throughout the day have black mold in every single tray. I found one so bad that I complained to the guard that I wouldn't even feed my dog in that tray. I complained at least five times but nothing was done about it.

I was held in KRRJ for 80 days. During this entire time the blankets were not washed once, and I doubt that they have been washed as of today. Inmates were getting rashes from the mites on them, and an elderly inmate got a really bad rash that turned into a severe infection. His arm swelled up to twice its size. It took three days of everyone in the cell complaining that this inmate needed medical attention before the nurse got to see him.

The meals that they serve are just enough to keep you alive. If you do not have money to buy commissary, you are close to starving. I lost 30 pounds in 80 days. The only time you get a decent meal is if someone is inspecting the jail.

They are supposed to give you sheet covers for the mats that they give you, and they don't. You are lucky if you get a mat much less a cover.

Also through the entire 80 days I was locked in the cell, they didn't give me access to exercise. They have an exercise area that consists of a 20 foot squared room outside with nothing in it, other than the 30-foot walls on it; and they don't even allow you access to that.

They give you pencils, but you don't have anything to sharpen them. The inmates have to sharpen the pencils on an edge of a door and on the edge of a stainless steel stool. The guards are supposed to sharpen them for you, but if you ask, they give you a hard time, by telling you that the pencil sharpener is broken or that they don't have time. So...if you want to write a letter to your attorney you spend an hour sharpening your pencil on a door, very creative.

If one thing makes time go by in Jail it is reading (they had a book shelve that they called a library) I requested at least 20 times to have access to that library. I got to go twice in the eighty days, and both times because I was outside the cell talking to an attorney.

For any reason they take away visits, and even when you don't give them a reason they say they are short staffed and cancel visitation without notice any given time. People travel for hours from other counties or states to visit the inmates, they are made to wait for hours, and then they tell them that visitation will not be allowed because of lack of staff.

This Jail has no excuse for the conditions that they have. It's a multi-million dollar business and they should have twice the staff so that it can operate, as it should.

Two guards there (Sam Noble and The night Supervisor who I did not get his name, but has a health problem by being severely overweight and wears glasses) abuse their authority by hitting inmates without provocation. They enjoy the misery that the inmates go through when they verbally and physically abuse them.

Inmates who are from out of the country, in my case having my loved ones in Mexico, are denied the access to call them or for anybody from out of the country to call the inmates. They denied even the Mexican Consulate to contact me through the phone.

Every phone call that I made cost me from $5-$18 and was recorded, even to speak to your attorney it's recorded and if you say anything against the system, they punish you by blocking the phone numbers. In my case I was unable to dial ANY Ohio phone number after I mentioned I was going to complain to the state attorney general regarding this scam that the county has against the state.

I though that places like this did not exist in the United States. I can honestly say that Perry County in Kentucky is worse than Communism. This is a black eye not only on the justice system but also to the United States of America.

May this writing come upon the eyes of the appropriate agency and may Justice prevail to restore my faith in the judicial system and in the United State of America.


Wren, Jim (Dept. of Public Advocacy) (


jorge gallardo (


Adams, Cameron (Dept. of Public Advocacy) (; Flowers, Brent (Dept. of Public Advocacy) (


RE: Motion for release of property


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This motion needs to be addressed to Judge Stephens, not Judge Engle. I have copied several lawyers on your email.

Hope this helps. Glad you made it to Toledo. Ky law is somewhat confused as to concurrent jurisdiction b/w District and Circuit Court after a finding of probable cause.

Tactically, you will have more success getting a court order from Judge Stephens on this vice Judge Engle.



James H. Wren, II, Esq.
Kentucky Bar No. 79010
Department of Public Advocacy
Hazard Trial Office
Office: (606) 439-4509
Mobile: (606) 524-4800

-----Original Message-----

From: jorge gallardo []

Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:53 PM

To: Wren, Jim (Dept. of Public Advocacy)

Subject: Motion for release of property

Jorge Gallardo

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Contact Information
James H. Wren II
Assistant Public Advocate
470 Main Street
Hazard, Kentucky 41701

Re: Motion to release personal property

When I appeared before Judge Engle on the 19th, I asked you to bring up the motion for release of personal property, which if I recall correctly, Judge Engle approved. I have called the court clerk to have them mail the court order to the following address (but they can't seem to find it):

KSP Post 13

Attn: Sergeant Engle
Hazard (Perry County)
100 Justice Drive
Hazard, Kentucky 41701

And please have the KSP send it to me to the following address:

Jorge Gallardo
2344 Glenwood Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43620

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me to the following methods:

Phone: 419 944-6454

I would like to thank you beforehand for your prompt attention to this matter.


Jorge Gallardo

2344 Glenwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43620 (419) 241-6526 E-mail

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I spoke with Attorney Brent Flowers regarding the motion to release personal property that I personally filed in front of Judge Leigh Anne Stephens in District court. He said that she denied the motion and stated "If I wanted my drugs and guns back as well."

(Once again Judge Leigh Anne Stephens slanders my name)

Attorney Flowers stated that she had me mistaken for someone else that I was never charged with anything. She denied the motion.

Attorney Brent Flowers said that he discussed the case with the Public Prosecutor and she agreed to join him in filing a motion in Circuit court to release my belongings. I asked Attorney Brent Flowers what was the problem with Judge Leigh Anne Stephens? He said he didn't know? That she should have released me and my property since day one from the lack of evidence.


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I spoke with you regarding the motion to release personal property that I personally filed in front of Judge Leigh Anne Stephens in District court. You mentioned she denied the motion and that you were going to file another one in front of Judge Engle.

You asked me to call on Friday to follow up on this request. I called the public Defenders office and they told me you were in court. I left a message with the receptionist.

If you could, just keep me posted on the status of the hearing in front of Judge Engle.

I appreciate your effort, and I realize that you are overloaded with work!

Thank You,

Jorge Gallardo


1:31 PM 11/03/06
Flowers, Brent (Dept. of Public Advocacy) (
To: jorge gallardo (

RE: Motion for release of property

Mr. Gallardo:

Yesterday you were indicted and an indictment warrant was issued. Unfortunately, since this case is now active again, we can't get your property back until it is resolved. I apologize for the bad news.


Brent Flowers


The charges against me were presented to the grand jury not once, but twice before I was released, and now they were presented three times until for some reason, now Perry County has a reason to indict me.

If the commonwealth had any evidence whatsoever my car would not have been released 30 days after my arrest, and I would not have been released; after all my bond reduction was refused twice in front of Judge Leigh Ann Stevens, and once lowered from $100,000 to $30,000 in front of Judge Engle;

This to was a violation of my civil rights, when Joseph Caballero (who hired a private attorney) and was facing the exact same charges and appeared before the same judge; got his bond reduced to $10,000 and he had to pay 10% of that to get out, being $1,000

those three times they stated I was a flight risk. If any charges were against me why would they release me from jail? I was held for over the 60 maximum days that they can hold someone without being indicted, and then released without paying any bond.

I am being prosecuted, harassed and intimidated because I am rightfully asking for my personal property to be released; which includes $850 and a cell phone.

I realize that to many it would not be worth the while to get oneself involved in years of litigation over $1,000; considering the civil rights violations and criminal acts on behalf of public authorities in Perry County, Kentucky.

I am not only doing it for myself, but for those that are in jail without proof or cause (after all we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. In Perry county, you are guilty before proven innocent) and to prevent further abuse of power, and also for the mentally ill that are in jail; some for over 9 months before they are diagnosed as mentally ill, who are harassed and physically beaten.

Once I receive the warrant for my arrest at the following address:

2344 Glenwood Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43620

I will turn myself in once the U.S. Department of Justice or the FBI tell me to, since I am forwarding my complaint against Perry County to both of these departments. In the mean time I will wait for the warrant for my arrest to be served.

John 5:30. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Ecclesiastes5:8. If thou sees the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a province, marvel not at the matter: for one higher than the high regardeth; and there are higher than they. (And some of the higher authorities appear below)

This complaint has been forwarded to all the contacts that appear below:


Brent Flowers
Public Defender
470 Main Street
Hazard, Kentucky 41701
(606) 439 4509

James H. Wren, II, Esq.
Kentucky Bar No. 79010
Department of Public Advocacy
Hazard Trial Office
Office: (606) 439-4509
Mobile: (606) 524-4800

David Johnson (Represented Joseph Caballero)
479 Main St.
Hazard, Kentucky 41701

Hon. Leigh Anne Stephens
District Judge
Perry County Hall of Justice
545 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hazard, KY 41701-1774
Phone: 606-435-6000

Hon. William Engle III
Circuit Judge
481 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 435-6004

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Judicial Conduct Commission
P.O. Box 21868
Lexington, Ky. 40522-1868
Phone: 859-233-4128
Fax: 859-233-4128

Office of the Attorney General
Public Corruption / Special Investigations Branch
The Capitol, Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449
(502) 696-5300.
fax number: (502) 564-2894.

FBI Cincinnati
Room 9000
550 Main Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-8501
(513) 421-4310

Consulate of Mexico
Attn: Martin Alcala Salgado
Consul Alterno
39. W. Jackson Place
Suite 103
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Telephone Number: 317-951-0005
Fax: 317-951-0006


Office of the Commissioner
John (Jack) Adams
Kentucky State Police Headquarters
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 695-6300

Web Page:

Commissioner John D. Rees
Department of Corrections
Health Services Building
275 East Main Street
P.O. Box 2400
Frankfort, KY 40602-2400
Phone: (502) 564-4726
Fax: (502) 564-5037

Governor Ernie Fletcher
700 Capital Avenue
Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2611
Fax: (502) 564-2517


Kentucky State Police
Internal Affairs Section
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Web Page: index.htm

U.S. Department of Justice
Special Litigation Section
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530


Web Page:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Kentucky State Branch
P.O. Box 306
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (574)289-2123

Web Page:

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I was there when this happened. This was a case of neglect on behalf of the jail authorities(and it's not an isolated case, several people have died while in KRRJ); and I can guarantee that this lady did not get her one phone call...No one gets to make their one phone call. There is a sign stating no inmates are to be in that area, because the State Police do not want any inmate to be in the area where the phones are, while they are there.

Even though this judge is no longer on the bench. It shows the mentality of this county, that the judges are above the law of the United States and on a severe power trip.(and how they love to show it by ordering the attorneys around)

Also needs to be investigated. C_CC5a_HazardKY.htm

This county is very poor. I've always said that if you want to look at the quality of life of a city of the United States, you look at their libraries. In this county, the libraries are not that great but they sure have an incredible court house.

It shows where all the money goes to...they live by the golden rule...those who have the gold make the rule...If Perry county wanted to do away with their drug problem; they would invest in libraries, schools, after school programs, recreation centers and community programs that would lead young people away from boredom and ignorance, and into a better way of life.

Instead they complain they have a drug problem, and over crowd their jail with 50% of innocent people and mentally ill persons, in order to improve the economy of the county. Way to go Perry County!


Kentucky River Properties has pledged $500,000 to support Operation UNITE's treatment voucher program and to support Drug Courts. The announcement was made January 25, 2010 in Hazard. From left are Letcher County Adult Circuit Drug Court Judge Sam Wright, Leslie County Adult Circuit Drug Court Judge Henria Bailey-Lewis, Fifth District Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers, Breathitt County Adult Circuit Drug Court Judge Frank Fletcher, UNITE Director Karen Engle, KRP Chief Engineer Danny Maggard, KRP President/CEO Fred Parker, KRP General Counsel Steve Barker, Perry County Adult Circuit Drug Court Judge William Engle, Knott County Adult Circuit Drug Court Judge Kim Childers, and Perry County Juvenile Drug Court Judge Leigh Anne Stephens. (Click image to enlarge)

Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Jorge:  We found your blog in the KY River jail in Perry county KY.  Our son was arrested their last Tuesday with 4 others, we didn't get a call from him until Thursday afternoon.  He describes the conditions just as you did and the attorney we hired today is with the same firm that represented you, but he doesn't sound too hopeful and is talking 60 days in jail, house arrest 100K bond, when the car searched found 3 pills unspecified.  
Anyway, I just wanted you to know your blog was helpful in helping us believe our son.  We are in Charlotte NC and are desperate to help, but are not sure what to do other than hire an attorney.  My husband is also going to write to the KY state government and try Amnesty International, who inspects jails.  Thanks again for sharing your story.  Connie Puckett
No problem, try hiring Attorney David Johnson he is very good.  I'm sorry to hear about your son, with a public attorney  he will be there 80+ days.  You need a real attorney.  And yes, write to anybody you know and can.

Good luck,

Jorge Gallardo
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