Dear CeCe Supporters,
Two of CeCe’s friends & community organizers got to see CeCe this weekend which was wonderful.
She is still in St. Cloud (a men’s facility). Although technically off of reception status she has not yet been formally placed. This means that she now has an approved visitor list of 24 people (before she could only have two visitors). She has her own cell in a general population unit. They finally gave her a bra and a t-shirt, as opposed to the oversized button-up shirt she was required to conceal herself with because the administration is afraid of her breasts.
She is fairing fine - that is, she is kicking ass and taking names. She easily gets along with the other prisoners; it’s the guards and administration that are fucking with her relentlessly - and they say it’s for her “safety” against the rest of the prison population. All of her issues thus far are with guards and admin trying to control and regulate her gender as if it is outlaw. We could say more here, but she is promising to send out blog entries to post so I’d prefer to let her tell it in her own words.
After three weeks of not receiving her hormone treatments (which are mandated by the court for her to receive, at the dosage level she was prescribed prior to intake), she finally got her first dose this week….but it was for 6 milligrams as opposed to the 20 milligrams that she is prescribed. This was like a slap in the face, and she has asked us to begin a call-in campaign to demand that her medical treatment be respected and accurately followed.
She is avidly reading, most recently a couple of books by Mumia Abu Jamal. She has a book wishlist on Amazon if you are interested in sending her books. http://supportcece.wordpress.com/get-involved/send-cece-books/
And of course, keep writing. She is catching up on replying to letters, now that she has pencil and paper. But she is still getting used to the regulations around sending mail (as well as many other rules), so please be patient about getting responses from her. http://supportcece.wordpress.com/get-involved/write-cece/
Keep checking her blog and her facebook, tumblr and twitter pages for updates.
We love you CeCe!