Judy by the Judy White Collection
Background: Gary White was a county commissioner in Jefferson County, Alabama. Good friends with Les Siegelman, he introduced Les's brother, [former] Alabama Governor Don Siegelman to Richard Scrushy, a local Republican businessman. Because of this, White became inextricably intertwined with Siegelman, who was one of the biggest targets of the Rove-directed, heavily politicized Department of Justice [DOJ].
Scrushy and Siegelman were later indicted and convicted on charges stemming from that relationship. According to affidavits provided by Gary [and Judy, who was also in the room] White was asked to perjure himself before a Grand Jury in order to make the case against Siegelman and Scrushy. White refused and the very next day, the DOJ started delivering subpoenas to build a case against him. White is serving ten years and has been moved most recently to Federal Prison in Arkansas. [BOP is Bureau of Prisons.] Judy and I spoke earlier this week.
Installment #22 [*entire series at end of article]
My guest today is Judy White. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Judy. I understand that this was a big weekend for you and Gary, Judy. Can you tell our readers how and why?
JW: Thank you, Joan.
What a week it had been.
After the BOPers had exacted their full six months of unlawful abuse and vengeance against us, on Tuesday Gary and I were to once again be allowed to communicate by telephone and e-mail, and I would be able to go see him. Additionally, he would be allowed to purchase necessities, including food and toothpaste again.
For over six months, Gary and I had not been allowed to see or speak with each other; Gary had been allowed no contact with human beings at all, other than some of his fellow prisoners. Despite his serious medical conditions and in violation of federal law, Gary has not been seen by a doctor, dentist, or psychologist, nor has he been provided with basic human necessities, including a haircut, for over six months.
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