"The students should try to help their fallen teacher. It is always best to show love and compassion to those in need."
Florida's Caged Crusader talks about religious abuse, prison, murder and The Bible with Jeremy Schanche - activist and author from Kernow.
When I asked Harold if hearing Darren Rainey screaming as he died in the special shower changed his life he answered simply "yes" but he has already said quite a lot about this - his darkest night.
This was the event that set him on a path of opposing evil in a very dynamic way - not only did he risk assault and murder by guards for exposing the torture at Dade but he has also given evidence of how FDC allows sexual predators exposure to children in prisons in Florida - and he also advocates strongly for disabled rights in prison .
Apart from the shower-torture and murder - Harold Hempstead has written extensively on Florida DC's policy of starving prisoners to death - in particular he tells of the fates of Darrel Richardson and Oscar Davis - both of whom he has testified to seeing be starved to death.
My first interview with Harold from June 2016
The Miami Herald has a large collection of articles on Harold Hempstead - Darren Rainey and FDC -
George Mallinckrodt is a psychologist who worked at Dade CI and has written of the murder there
Madness - An in-depth article from the New Yorker about FDC
A high proportion of Florida's prisoners are in long-term Solitary Confinement - despite international treaties declaring this totally unlawful and in contravention of UNCAT. In an amazing and precedent-setting development - the British High Court has just refused to extradite Lauri Love to USA on the grounds that the US prison-system cannot guarantee the most basic human rights to convicts.
Florida Prisons to which Harold Hempstead
has been transferred so far:
Wakulla CI; Wakulla CI Annex; Okaloosa CI; Jackson CI; Santa Rosa CI; Washington CI; Apalachee CI East Unit; Jefferson CI; Everglades CI; Dade CI; Martin CI; Okeechobee CI; Hardee CI; Columbia CI; Columbia CI Annex; Union CI; Florida State Prison; Suwannee CI Annex; Holmes CI; Tomoka CI; Lake CI; Zephyrhills CI; Regional Medical Centre; Central Florida Reception Centre; South Florida Reception Centre.
Video of Harold Hempstead
to those in need."
Harold Hempstead - February 2018