Ramsey Orta, the young man who filmed the murder of Eric Garner by New York City Police began his prison sentence on Tuesday and is already having problems with corruption. His wife, Bella, posted on his Facebook that he (Ramsey) had not eaten since his arrival at Riker’s Correctional Facility.
Ramsey is serving four years at one of the most infamous, dangerous prisons for gun and drug charges that occurred outside of the Garner incident. However, he has professed for some time that some of the charges were trumped up by the NYPD, and that he has been harassed by them since Garner’s death. Last year while at Riker’s, Ramsey accused the prison of lacing his meatloaf with poison, after another inmate got sick eating the food left for him.
For this reason, Ramsey raised funds for his commissary so he could buy food, but according to Bella, the guards were refusing to escort him to the commissary, and money is missing off his books.
Bella said she hadn’t heard from Ramsey since Tuesday, but reports say he had developed a more positive mindset, and was looking forward to life after prison.
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