For Kini Seawright, and all the other women who bury a loved one due to police or prison violence...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grieving Susan Lopez: Prisoners have families, too...

The following note was left this afternoon on my Prison Abolitionist blog, under the "comments" for the main post on the suicide of state prisoner Susan Lopez in March. An additional story was added by a prisoner who knew her on San Carlos, before ASPC-Perryville transferred her to a higher custody yard, Santa Cruz.

My condolences go out to Rick Lopez, Susan's and Rick's respective kids, and the extended Flores family; they've been through a lot lately.

"Prisoners have families, too."
Maricopa County Jail: Tent City.
April 5, 2011.

Left with Broken Hearts,

If only you would of known what a beautiful person Susan Lopez our daughter was, full of joy, she had the most sweetest heart, enough love for everyone, and now shes gone from our lives, but will live forever in our hearts, because of the prisons lack of medical attention our daughter is gone.

Whoever is responsible for the neglect of our daughter may god forgive you. you will have to answer to god, for all vengeance are his.

we love you Susan forever you will live in our hearts..............

love mom and dad :(

Rick Lopez at Central Property:
Retrieving Susan's things.
Goodyear, AZ
Apr 23, 2011