OSP has removed Sean Swain from general population against his will


OSP Warden Jay Forshay: 330-743-0700 ext 2006.

SCRIPT: “Hello, I’m calling in support of Sean Swain, 243-205. He was
removed from general population against his will on Friday. I do not trust
that this transfer was in the interest of his health, in fact, I believe
the opposite, that you’re isolating him so he will die without witnesses. I
demand that you return him to general population and return access to all
forms of communication other prisoners on security level 4A receive. Thank

See below or SeanSwain.org for more information, and mailing addresses.

Chief Inspector’s Office: 614-752-1687

SCRIPT (you’ll probably go straight to voicemail): “if anyone is actually
monitoring this voicemail box, please call Ben Turk and tell him who the
Chief Inspector of the ODRC even is. You might also want to contact the
Senators and Representatives on the CIIC who’re supposed to be overseeing
the ODRC, cuz they also don’t know what your office does, other than
interfere with prisoner’s constitutionally protected freedoms anyway. Oh,
also, please give Sean Swain back his video visits, you opaque,
unaccountable fascists.”

See this post for explanation:


Ohio State Penitentiary administrators removed Sean Swain from population,
according to a prisoner housed on Sean’s security level. He is now held
incommunicado, without phone or email access, and likely without writing
materials. When prison officials last removed Sean from population at
Mansfield Correctional, he was placed in a torture cell with no heat, no
bed, no shower, forced to pace 24 hours a day to stay warm. He left there
sleep-deprived and hallucinating. Less than 90 days later, two other
prisoners died on Torture Cell Row.

Sean initiated a hungerstrike on Monday, 02 February and refused blood
pressure medication beginning Tuesday, 10 February. His health is likely
already compromised, so placement in a torture cell, isolated from all
other prisoners and cut off from the outside world, could only be initiated
by prison officials for the obvious motive of eliminating Sean once and for

Sean, anticipating this possibility, explained, “The only thing to gain by
isolating me is the opportunity to continue refusing me medications after I
have agreed to start taking them again. In other words, isolating me gives
them the chance to murder me without witnesses, something they can’t do
while I’m in population.”

Prison officials would benefit greatly from the death of Sean Swain.
Currently, Sean has a lawsuit filed through his counsel, Richard Kerger.
This lawsuit threatens to expose the illegality of ODRC Director Gary
Mohr’s JPay policy, that enriches a prison profiteer corporation; it
threatens to expose the State’s recourse to torture, and a connection
between the FBI and torture engineer Trevor Clark, who was disclosed as
“agency liaison” to the FBI; it threatens to expose a not-so-secret dirty
war waged by government against dissidents and critics, particularly of an
anarchist perspective.

It very well may be that ODRC Director Gary Mohr, his corporate sponsors,
and his FBI puppeteers have decided that they are better off with Sean
Swain dead than alive.

Sean’s supporters and legal counsel await any kind of communication from
Sean, who has previously proven resourceful at smuggling communiques out of
the prison, even from the supermax.

Prior to his being “disappeared,” he was asked pointedly about prison
officials murdering him to silence him permanently. He said, “Somewhere,
some time, some government official decided nobody would care if Mohammed
Bouazizi lived or died. Then, 3 governments in the region were swept out of
power by the force of popular resistance. Somewhere, some time, some
government official decided nothing would happen if Mike Brown died. Then,
popular resistance burned down Ferguson.

“I don’t know. Maybe they can get away with killing me, maybe they can’t.
But if they think they need to kill a former gas station attendant who had
a 2.2 grade-point average in high school in order to defend their fascist
program from the truth, they’ve already lost; they’re in far deeper shit
than they realize.”

Demand Sean’s immediate release back to general population and
reinstatement of all of his communication!

OSP Warden Jay Forshay: 330-743-0700 ext 2006.
Write letters:
Warden Forshay,
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown, OH 44505
Email: Laura.Gardner@odrc.state.oh.us

Chief Inspector’s Office: 614-752-1687
Chief Inspector’s Office
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222


One Response

  1. Was he moved to Lucasville yesterday?

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