Letter from Mervyn Dymally to L. N. Patterson Superintendent of Deuel Vocational Institution, 1971

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Title

Letter from Mervyn Dymally to L. N. Patterson Superintendent of Deuel Vocational Institution, 1971

Subject

Incarceration
Deuel Vocational Institution
Rehabilitative programs
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-2012

Description

In a letter written to L. N. Patterson, the superintendent of Deuel Vocational Institution, Dymally asserts that he is aware of the unfair treatment of one of his constituents, Leroy Hutchinson, who is housed in the K Wing, and incarcerated people are confined to their rooms for over 23 hours a day, are prohibited from participating in any rehabilitative programs and are served cold food. Dymally adds that Hutchinson claims that he has not done anything that would justify him being in the K Wing. Dymally includes that he does not have all the information pertaining to this specific case, and asks Patterson to forward information regarding Hutchinson’s confinement.

Written by Stephanie Navarrete, History 3450, Fall 2020.

Creator

Dymally, Mervyn M.

Source

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Mervyn Dymally

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1971-09-14

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Flores_006.01 and Flores_006.02

Citation

Dymally, Mervyn M. , “Letter from Mervyn Dymally to L. N. Patterson Superintendent of Deuel Vocational Institution, 1971,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/20.