Detainee Interviews

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 2 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.

If the authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we‘re getting along.
ATTENTION : Normally, we try to interview an MSOP detainee and include his story here. For this issue, we are going to do this a bit differently. One of our peers had mentioned that MSOP actually fits the definition of a “concentration camp” according to some sources we will cover in this issue . He encouraged us to do more research on this and expose the findings to the public. Therefore, although this is not a detainee interview, it was inspired by one. The remainder of this issue – with the exception of the last page – will focus on this topic.
OCEAN believes that every Minnesotan would despise MSOP, if they only knew what it really was. MSOP has hidden in the dark for 25 years, for fear that its exposure would end it. Many still think it is a “treatment center. ” Don’t be fooled. People do not die at treatment centers – they get treatment and those that get treatment, go home. However, MSOP is not a treatment center.

MSOP is often compared to a “concentration camp” by the detainees that live here. When I first heard this, it irritated me [DW] because we have not been locked up for our race, but because we have a “mental disorder.” I didn’t understand my peers who said that this is a “concentration camp,” until I did some research. Before we delve into comparing MSOP to concentration camps, lets address the heart of MSOP power:
Psychiatry and Psychology. It is important for the reader to understand MSOP’ s abuse of these fields of study, because it is within these ideologies, the average citizen is potentially affected. The abuse of psychology and psychiatry is a weapon that was not fully refined by the Nazi party, but MSOP has more or less nailed it. Melissa Hamilton from Pace University School of Law warns that the current application of psychology and psychiatry could one day effect more than just sex offenders:

. . . law-psychiatry interface can . . . be exploited to apply to virtually any type of deviance, simply by linking it to Mental disease . . . when psychiatry turned away from the term ‘ mental illness’ to the expansive ‘mental disorder, ‘ it opened a Pandora’ s Box whereby almost any behavior can be deemed an affliction of the mind and used by law to meet its own political ends. If law is a vehicle in which political ideas are executed . . . psychiatry has unwittingly given law the means to achieve politically efficient ends for dealing with many socially and politically difficult problems. The APA has, since the adoption of the broader genus offered by the “mental disorder” terminology, continued to expand its coverage. The DSM originally listed 106 mental disorders in its first edition in 1952 . The most current edition, the DSM-IV-TR, lists over 250 disorders. Conceivably, the APA can attempt to encompass virtually any mental phenomenon within the DSM ‘ s taxonomy. With its creation and maintenance of the DSM, the APA now wields enormous power over any person or institution, including the law, willing to be governed by its epistemology and its nosology. The APA has asserted its dominion in the criminal justice arena, more specifically, in adjudicating deviance as a mental health issue. In propagating and monopolizing its classification system for psychiatry, the APA discovered that “any behavior that produced discomfort or socially undesirable behavior could be asserted as representing a disordered psyche irrespective of biological evidence . . . Fear of sexual predators has led society to adopt a law-psychiatry interface in which sexual offending is merged into disease-based philosophy to justify various forms of punishment and preventative control . Sex crimes have become conflated with psychiatric disease. The multiple concerns expressed herein strongly suggest that the use of the psychiatric paraphilia’ s in legal proceedings tends to undermine the independence and integrity of the legal and psychiatric professions … The collaboration [ of law and psychiatry] threatens not only the liberty and privacy interests of those who commit sex-based offenses. The potential exists for a contagion effect whereby interest groups might be encouraged to qualify all manner of criminal behaviors as distinct mental disorders . … if the interaction between law and psychiatry continues in this manner, all criminals may be deemed to have mental disorders. This outcome makes no logical sense, undermines the core tents of law, infringes upon fundamental rights, and methodically destroys trust in the science of psychiatry. ¹
¹ Melissa Hamilton. “Adjudicating Sex Crimes as Mental Disease,” 33 Pace L. Rev. 536, Spring Is. 2013, © 2013 Pace University School of Law

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