Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Emergency: Mark Bowles Action Needed

The U.S. legal system has apparently lost all sense of reason and decency for prison profits. Mark Bowles, a United States veteran with mental illness and epilepsy, is to be sentenced on April 16 (following tax day) for charges that he was not allowed to give any defense for at trial. Apparently, no defense whatsoever was allowed. Bowles has progressive atrophy of his brain, and his prognosis is death. He should probably be in hospice. He is very afraid of dying alone in prison. He is afraid of being accosted again and unable to fight off potential rapists this time. This is an urgent note from his mother:

Mark is very suicidal again now in jail. He has had three surgeries this week from swallowing objects in jail in the suicide cell. Now he has done worse to himself, and the hospital has refused to treat him. Sentencing is tomorrow. If you're a praying man or woman, please do pray for my son. He has literally lost his mind over this now. God bless you in Jesus name.

Mark went to trial in 2014 for an assault that he did not do but was DENIED any defense at trial. The jury asked if Mark had mental illness or was taking any medications, and the judge REFUSED to give jurors any answer.Mark is in solitary confinement now in Sherburne County Jail in Minnesota, charged for terrorizing a DOG he told to shut up barking, because Mark could not stand the loud sound with his head injuries.

In 2014, just out of coma after fighting off a jailhouse rapist, Mark had an epileptic seizure and frightened a nurse who fell and bumped her own head, but the system blamed Mark for assault for being sick! Yes, it is outrageous, I know. But there is no law against prison investors being judges and prosecutors, although that is a direct conflict of interest. The quest for prison profits has apparently taken over the United States of America and its legal system.

Mark's mother was told he has inserted things up his penis today and the hospital the jail uses refuses treatment. He needs to be taken to the V.A. Hospital. He previously swallowed a spoon (in suicide watch, he should not have been given silverware), and before that he swallowed a bolt (where did he get a bolt?). 

Please call the U.S. Veterans Association and protest a veteran being mistreated like Mark Bowles is, please: Main number: 1 800 273 8255
St. Cloud, MN V.A. office: 320 252 1670 ext 6719

Call the governor of Minnesota, also: Gov. Mark Dayton
Telephone: 651-201-3400
Toll Free: 800-657-3717
Minnesota Relay: 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-797-1850

From Diana Sprouse: 
This is My Sworn Affidavit And Testimony Before The Living God Concerning My Son, Gregory Mark Bowles.

My name is Diana Sprouse, and I am the natural mother of Gregory Mark Bowles. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to tell the court a bit about my son today and what he has been through these past two years of his life.

Mark arrived in Minnesota for a two-week Easter vacation from another State late March 2013. He had been working very hard on rebuilding his life after having been in a car accident in 2001, which left him with brain injuries, and another accident in 2011, which left him with epilepsy along with permanent spinal cord damage requiring a titanium plate and a spacer where his L-1 vertebrae was shattered, and a rib removed. He also lost his fiancee and unborn child in the accident, causing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He was honorably discharged from Ft. Benning due to his medical condition in late May 2001. On arrival to Minnesota for Easter vacation, Mark was . . .

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Eliseo Weinstein said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mark's terrible experience in prison. The judges and prosecutors involved in his case were clearly not listening to his side, as much as they are listening to the others'. I hope your plead for help is heard by a lot of people. I'm wishing you all the best, Mary. Keep us posted on updates.

Eliseo Weinstein @ JR’s Bail Bonds

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

Thank you, Eliseo Weinstein. An update has already been published at "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog that carries information about Mark's sentence and additional prisoner torture the dying veteran is experiencing now:

"Mark Bowles: 99-month sentence for epileptic crisis of dying veteran"