bryce continues to say that he forgives everyone, 

to include his earth father davidvandergrift

that is how beautiful a soul my beloved son brycevandergrift is.  He was born a good spirit. In the short time after being in his earth father's care in Texas, Bryce was being systematically neglected and removed from his years of successful treatment plan, that had been in place since in my care and in kindergarten in Florida.

In Texas, our child was suppose to receive more than I could give him, as I was a low income veteran on section 8. I was manipulated by his father. Our special needs child did not receive more! 

 Bryce was taken advantaged of, used and then thrown away by those who were manipulating him for their own gain. These things were being done on purpose so as to frame him and to get rid of this seemingly imperfect special needs child. (this prove is on the internet or available upon request) 

 Once your child is incarcerated,

 you are relieved of all parental obligations. 


1. Criminal History Search on Bryce Vandergrift 3 pgs Aug 2012. Never in trouble with law before

2. He signs Waiver of his Miranda Rights. ALONE.

3. Police Report 1 page, Victim C, name’s his own son, 03 Nicholas Daniel Cantu.

4. Full Police Report 42 pgs

5. Supplemental Police Report 10pgs 07 Jan 2010.

6. Original Petition Waiver Jurisdiction and Discretionary Transfer to Criminal Court two pgs 14 Jan 2010.

7. State of Texas VS Bryce Vandergrift 1pg no date.

8. Juvenile Docket Sheet 2pgs 04 May 2010 – 16 July 2010.

9. Waiver of Jurisdiction and Order of Transfer to Criminal Court 4pgs 26 May 2010.

10. Affidavit for Warrant for Arrest 2pgs 26 May 2010.

11. Commitment by Magistrate 3pgs 26 May 2010.

12. Order of Commitment of a Juvenile after Discretionary Transfer Hearing. 1pg 26 May 2010.

13. Windham School District 4pgs 10 Jun 2010.

14. PRECEPT 1pg 15 June 2010.

15. All Conditions of Release on Bail 3pgs 18 June 2010.

16. Surety Bond 1pg 2 July 2010.

17. Notice of Appearance as Retained Counsel 1pg 2 July 2010.

18. Case Setting Form 1pg 7 July 2010.

19. Defendants Motion for Continuance 2pgs 9 July 2010 – 12 July 2010.

20. Bill of Cost 1pg 16 July 2010

21. Trial Courts Certification of Defendants Right of Appeal 2pgs 16 July 2010.

22. Courts Admonishment and Defendants Waivers and Affidavit. of Admonitions 6pgs 16 July 2010.

23. Judgement of Conviction by Court Waiver of Jury Trial 2pgs 16 July 2010.

24. Comittment Notice 1pg 17 July 2010.

25. Waiver Consent to Stipulation of Testimony and Stipulations 16 July 2010.


27. I have his 80% of his TDCJ Medical Records. 

28. Four News stories about this case on DVD. One is on internet. Lawyer talked but never presented anything to defend Bryce.

29. I have all documents – History mentioned in my Letter / post ~A Mother’s Plea~ From birth in Izmir, Turkey to FL and TX –> School, medical, mental, specialist, neurologist, medication social. Name’s and titles of people mentioned, birth, death certificates and more



Dear Texas, Ombudsman & TDCJ, UTMB Staff


Bryce Seton vandergrift
Skyview Unit 01661857
379 FM 2972
Rusk, TX 75785

Dear Ombudsman, TDCJ, UTMB

 I contacted law firm and they suggested to contact you and start over. I was wrong in the way I was handling it because of my strong emotional responses.

So I want to apologize for my part in our conflicts due to my fear for my son's life. I am a mother who has been trying to help save her child

Kind Regards, 
Ms. D Marie Pelletier
p o box 891152
Tampa, FL. 33689

I Love My Son With All My Heart
Thank You For Understanding



Skyview Unit will be the death of my son


Help Save Bryce
FRAMED for Murder via the Victim’s
Wife & their Oldest son.
BryceVandergrift 01661857 9-9-1994
VIOLATION OF EIGHTH and FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS RIGHTS. By acting with an evil motive or intent, or with reckless or callous indifference.
A list of professional persons in the state of Texas, that I have requested assistance from, for my son in this on going matter. The list includes those that ignored my pleas for help to save my son and those that misdirected me, gave me the run around and or flat out lie.
πŸ’° $1,273.80 = RECEIVED EVERY 30 DAY’S
πŸ’° πŸ’° $3,697.80 = EVERY 60 DAYS, “OR”
SEGREGATION CELL. aka the hole.
FOUR MONTHS = OVER 7K tax payer πŸ’°
GO LOOK AT MY SON AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. They REMOVED HIS SCHIZOPHRENIA DIAGNOSIS “AGAIN” AND PUT HIM IN THE HOLE, Mid DEC 2019- Bryce also has MAJOR DEPRESSIVESIVE DISORDER. They then diagnosed him with “SEVERE PSYCHOSIS, I exspresed that psychosis is a SYMPTOM of schizophrenia. It runs in my blood family. They seriously don’t appreciate when you advocate for your child, they take it personally. I’m just trying to save my child from dying at the hands of ADULTS.
Bryce has been a G2 for years. I suspect this unit will attempt to build a false BEHAVIORAL disciplinary case history against my son. Some how Bryce will be blamed. He’s conditioned to reply with… I’m okay.
If an inmate speak out about any form of abuse by those who have power over them… that inmate WILL BE TAUGHT A LESSON… he will wish he was dead. I bet he already does.
I’m being told by TDCJ, that it’s UTMB medical and mental health staff who are AGAIN removing Bryce’s diagnosis of schizophrenia. I can’t be sure because, with this diagnosis removed, it’s TDCJ STAFF that will BENEFIT by removing him as needing protection, and staff isn’t required to check on non-schizophrenic prisoners as often.
Bryce is a passive 25 yr old young man, who is being placed under brutal conditions “ON PURPOSE” by TDCJ Staff. When will Skyview-UTMB mental/medical staff report this, and or INTERVENE? UTMB website gives a list of items that lead to suicide. Yet it’s acceptable for TDCJ to force inmates into a SUICIDAL MINDSET!
He has now dropped “A LOT” of WEIGHT from these SERIOUSLY DANGEROUS NON-STOP-RESTRICTIONS & PUNISHMENTS & removal of his true diagnosis…
My son is over 6 ft tall. HIS TEETH are now the size of a five year old. HIS SKIN IS TRANSLUCENT WHITE from LACK of NUTRITION & LACK of SUN. HIS EYES LOOK SUNKEN IN. Just Twenty five years old and he’s dying.
Bryce Seton Vandergrift 01661857
I’m still trying to find out if his commissary funds have been stolen.
  • ***waiting for reply or call ***
  1. -Skyiew Wardens Secretary
  2. Ombudsman 50+ emails over a year. Ombudsmen’s unwillingness or inability to assist my son, has compounded his deterioration. This office redirects me, no matter if I contact who they suggest, that person says we don’t handle that here. It’s A GAME
  3. Sky Therapist Ms. Green ***
  4. Ten emails to TX Gov ***
  5. Five emails to FL Gov
  6. Organization across USA
  7. Worldwide Reporters ****
  8. Sky Stephanie R. Belcher ***
  9. Sky Capt J. Dobson
  10. Sky Capt Rogers/Roberts ***
  11. TX ACLU & similar groups in Texas. aclu never response.
  13. Heads of Texas Prison.
  14. Marie Dahlamann open records
  15. TX state senators, representatives
  16. Huntsville Debra Gibbs
  17. U.S. & TX attorney generals
  18. To be continued. Work in progress: TOO MANY TO LIST.
April 8th I contacted UTMB Supervisor Stephanie Cervantes. Within hours Skyview unit told me my son was off restrictions, he was now in a group therapy and has his own cell in the dorms…. That lasted a day.
Humans like Bryce cannot defend themselves. Not mentally or physically.
4-18-2020 Restrictions remain, he is still in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT or AdSeg, Segregation, It’s called different names. They placed him on strick restrictions, even restricting showers and drinking water. His Deterioration has exhilarated since SKYVIEW entered into his life. No tv, no outside, no socilizing, no phone calls or commissary, no visitors. A small amount of food passed through a slot…NOTHING! He was kept in hole for hours, days, months and it continues.
In Dec 2019, a reporter wanted to interview him. She didnt get to do that.
To be continued
I want my son alive and well. I want my son to come HOME, so I can get him well again.
baby please hold on. πŸ™
So many families have warned that their incarcerated loved one is in danger, they can’t take anymore abuse, they become suicidal because of the constant mistreatment. OMBUDSMENS DUTY IS TO PROTECT TDCJ STAFF. I’ve been emailing them non-stop! He looks at your report, and sends a responds back in a letter which reads: OFFENDER SAYS HE’S OKAY or HE’S FINE. You know & TDCJ knows he’s suffering… UTMB knows, SO MANY UNNECESSARY DEATHS.
I believe Skyview Personnel want to seek revenge against me for a letter I wrote on OpEdNews PRISON IS QUIETLY DESTROYING MY SON.
The Gov of Texas read that letter and had my son removed from dangerous COFFIELD UNIT where he was also put in AdSeg = SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. Bryce was reassigned back to SKYVIEW. Heard Coffield just had another SUICIDE in their AdSeg solitary confinement cell.
Please help save Bryce.
I request that my son be removed from Skyview and placed back to MONTFORD UNIT. Montford had a similar incident years ago. A 27 yr old died under same circumstances. I’m told they have not had another incident since.
Sir, GEORGESOROS and ALEXANDER SOROS, please help save my son.
justiceforbryce 4brycesbattle helpsavebryce



BEFORE YOU CONTINUE, I am requesting that you PAUSE, and look upon inmates as HUMAN BEINGS –
My son, an inmate, in your prison is
After ten years of constant communication, my beloved child is no longer calling home, or writing. My fear is that he will continue to deteriorate. The forensic psychiatrist and psychologist said he would. Their reports were never presented to the newly appointed Judge. Convicting my then newely fifteen year old, mentally ill since birth, CHILD, is in for MURDER.
Bryce did NOT shoot his best friends father. That’s in the police report. Nor is he CULPABLE for this murder. This is also in a report. In fact the news dubbed this story MURDER or MANIPULATION. Bryce was easily manipulated. The news was told to hush about my son’s mental health history. Bryce was set up.
CONVICTION is all that mattered. He’s now 25 and yes, he’ll always be MY CHILD, MY SPECIAL NEEDS BABY, MY BELOVED SON. Bryce is a handsome young man, a life wasting away. Will he ever get married? Will I ever have a grandchild? He’s deteriorating in Prison because

“HE WAS MENTALLY ILL TO BEING WITH. In my care here in Florida he was fine. Shortly after moving to Texas, to spend time with his Father, Bryce ends up in Prison. All well documented.
Prison is destroying him, destroying me. His father and our older son Brett, had abandoned Bryce, years ago.
I have called the SKYVIEW UNIT and each time I’m told Bryce is free to call or write to me. I don’t know what to believe anymore. He’s NOT calling or writing. He has received letters from TWO very ATTRACTIVE WOMEN, one all the way from IRELAND! and he’s NOT responding? Do you know what that is? That there is A MASSIVE RED FLAG!
Maybe he’s not receiving any Jpay emails, letters, books, magazines, photos and or cards that are being sent to him. This would further his deep depression. And harm our strong bond.
1. DEATH-SUICIDE-MURDER-He is DEAD via SUICIDE or Murdered by another inmate or by prison personnel BLUNT-FORCE.
2.MALNUTRITION- He is too weak due to the LACK of NUTRIENTS because the food is worse that what is served a STRAY CAT. And or because he’s being fed two small meals a day, such as a baloney sandwich, a chocolate chip cookie and a cup of contaminated water.
3. RAPE-SNITCH-INMATE VIOLENCE- He’s been GANGED-RAPED and knows if he SNITCHES, it will only get worse. If you SNITCH, your going down, DOWN into THE BOWELS of HELL. I’ve heard first hand and second hand accounts of weakened inmates like my Bryce, being knocked out and raped, then sent somewhere to have their rectum stitched up, Only to be raped again and again as in PIMPED OUT for food, favors, drugs and more.
Is this what is meant by OUTSOURCED VIOLENCE? This system, that is unable or unwilling to protect an inmate from inmate assaults. Apparently, these acts of violence are only “NOT” okay, if they are done OUTSIDE of prison. Inside is another story.
By now Bryce knows there is NO GUARANTEE that reporting RAPE is going to solve the problem. Besides the fact you would now be known as a SNITCH, It’s my understanding that PREA reports are very carefully look over, or carefully OVERLOOKED, this is done in order to keep statistics down.
4. INCOHERENT- HE is INCOHERENT from repeatedly BANGING HIS SKULL up against The CONCRETE WALL, because of the mental anguish and or he just wants to be DEAD instead of being DEHUMANIZED and CRIMINALIZED because he was born PREDISPOSITION FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA, And he has schizophrenia. Managed with medications.
5. EXTORTION-He is being EXTORTED. All his phone funds and commissary funds are GONE.
6. GOVERNMENT-FUNDS-PRISON PERSONNEL want Bryce’s thirty year sentence to be IMPRISONED for LIFE, for the sake of THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR BILL. πŸ’° Thus they have cut his ties to the outside world. Is this part of the FIRST STEP ACT? I have witnessed Laws do the OPPOSITE of what they are suppose to do.
7. BRAINWASHED- He’s once again been brainwashed to go against the only family member left that LOVES HIM, HIS MOTHER.
D-E-C-A-D-E-S. Is my son in one of these isolated spaces?
9. HE HAS BEEN MOVED- Has he been moved out of SKYVIEW MENTAL HEALTH UNIT? Is he now in an undisclosed location? Where is my son? WHERE is my son!
10. THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL- Has he been sent by ambulance back to the Emergency Room? Is he okay? Is my son alive? Is my son ALIVE!
11. INCORRECTLY-DIAGNOSED-Did you change his diagnosis? From what I know, the mental health care is way below any viable standard. Percription drugs are plentiful. Inmates with schizophrenia are NOT suppose to be placed in the LARGER more DANGEROUS UNITS. They did this to him twice before. I’m surprised he’s still alive.
IN ENDING THIS POST I ASK OF YOU ONE LAST THING. PAUSE… Think about my Bryce and others, think about me as a
parent. NOW picture yourself, and YOUR LOVED ONE in our place. This could happen to anyone and IT IS happening.
To those that know and live what my son and I are trying to survive… It is hell on earth. IT IS BRUTAL.
PLEASE HELP ME TO SAVE MY SON. Or share our story. Drop him a letter in the mail… please.
I have thought about making videos whereby I am talking about Bryce’s tragic position. I haven’t because a lot of the time, I just cry. The cruelty that’s flourishing in PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, is trying to crush my beloved son and I. πŸ’”
I appreciate your time & consideration. Kind Regards,
Bryce’s-M❤M msdmariepelletier
PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX : GIVE ME BACK MY SON! Let me get him well again. I am familiar with this disease. My father had schizophrenia, he took his life at age 39. I have his death certificate that proves this.
Kind Regards, Bryce’sMoM msdmpelletier. πŸ’”
If anything happens to me, please write to my son and tell him how much I love ❤ him and that I never stopped trying to find him help. I would die for my son.
Bryce, I LOVE YOU to infinity and Beyond. Love Your MoM. Always remember that being your MoM has been my most VALUED POSITION in my life. OxO ❤ πŸ’”
bryce s vandergrift
skyview unit 01661857
379 FM 2972
rusk, tx. 75785

🌟 UPDATE 3/2020 TDCJ now only accepts letters written on SOLID WHITE UNLINED PAPER or solid colored construction paper. TDCJ will announce which private company we are to purchase greeting cards from.🌟
SOME recent interesting ARTICLES
NOTES: If you want to know more about prisons and or mental health. I find it best to take time to research the subject. There are lots of places you can hear first hand stories from inmates and or their family and friends and other’s.
Some things sound absurd because they are ABSURD. Such as Texas holds the Gold standard for Mental Health Treatment… On the other hand some stories sound ABSURD, yet they are TRUE. Such as There are more mentally ill, severely mentally ill people incarcerated than are in
any hospital or place in the entire United States. This business is no longer first about any crime, real or fabricated. It’s first about getting those πŸ’° funds, free to cheap labor and destroying families.
In my opinion, the main reason children are deemed competent adults, is because funding is higher for adults, omitted rehabilitation and they can given longer sentences.
KARMA? NO. The rain falls on the Just and the Unjust.
🌟Dear Fred Cantu Jr. RIP as always Much Respect.
Shortly after he passed, before the case was finished in court. His wife Grace O Cantu collected the Insurance Money. A witness told police that she said in a divorced, she’d get the house or money. He told the officer she wanted both.
Posted by Please Help Save Bryce.
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Seeking Legal Representation


A state representative and fellow veteran has agreed to help me, help my son. I'm to find a lawyer preferably licensed in Florida & Texas to work with my son for a writ of habeas corpus.

🌟 I haven't yet heard back from the State Representative. I'm told it's called ghosting. 
I need a group of benevolent people to join in 
to help free Bryce. 
Bryce Seton Vandergrift He had just turned 15 years old. 
DOB- 09-09-1994.ORIGINAL CASE-2010-CR-JUV-003-22a. Arrested 12-31-2009. Crime Zip Code 78251. Bryce Seton Vandergrift-01661857.
The Juvenile Court has a new D.A. 
POLICE REPORT-090979792.

OFFENSE: F1 MURDER 1ST DEGREE- 09990019 SID-08508535
TDC-01661857 DOB-09091994.
DOCKET:A-12533 / a3840
I believe someone has made up a false habitual offender arrest record possibly dated MAY 05 2009. I did a background check on Bryce after this tragedy happened. He had no prior arrest. In the courtroom the defense told the Judge his client had never been in trouble with the law before. This was Honorable Judge L. k. Jarrett's first murder case.

Ten years have passed. He's now 25. He no longer has involuntary muscle movements. His tics from Tourettes, subsided years ago. There's more to TS than tics. His mental health is managed with medication. My Tourettes is finally mild!
Bryce believes in God. He does not swear, smoke or do drugs. He has no gang affiliation and no tattoos. He loves and respects me. Prison life is deteriorating him both mentally & physically.
The defense attorney Anthony B. Cantrell. was hired by Bryce's father, David Vandergrift, who was given immediate plausible deniability and has stopped communicating with our son since early 2013.
There are clear violations from being alone when waiving his Miranda Rights and giving a false confession in which he continued to have the details of crime wrong. No one told him there is substantial evidence to show that even the victims wife had motive, means and opportunity. Or that the weapon supposedly found near Bryce's father's home, was not the murder weapon.
A witness went to the station and told police about her involvement. The wife and her son wanted Mr. Fred Cantu dead, before they met my mentally disabled child. She was a speech pathologists for special needs children" like my Bryce. I have the police report.
What's in the courts case against my son is not what happened. Bryce's history and this case is well documented. I believe this is why I've been denied transcripts. Bryce still believes this was a Capital case and a jury would have given him a life sentence or death penalty. The court case also has fabricated negative information about me as a mother. It's meant to discredit me and is common practice in cases like this. The 55 page forensic psychologist report outlines that this negative info is also false. She told me if this case goes to trial, she will be a witness for Bryce. 
My son was told that he had shot a man three times in the chest with a shotgun while he laid asleep on the couch. Bryce said "oh I did"!? as he nearly fell backwards onto the floor tipping back in his chair, in his own astonishment! I was there. The autopsy report shows victim was shot once. Fred Cantu died during surgery at the hospital. I have the report and posted it online. Bryce continues to believe what he was told he did.

Fred Cantu  RIP. Much Respect.
A Navy Veteran. 
No one told Bryce that there is a 55 page forensic psychologist report, stating that he is not culpable for any part in the states case against him. And she found my 6'1 child, to be an incompetent child.
While EMS was working on the victim, he told police his own son Nick shot him. It's in the police report. As is a blood splattered t shirt upstairs in Master Bathroom, a shirt known to have worn by the victims son.
An officer suspected the victims wife and wanted her investigated. Why wasn't she investigated? The lawyer told the newly appointed Judge, well your honor, it looks like my client was the shooter!
I still live in Florida, Hillsborough county, Bryce is in Texas. I am a six year honorably discharged veteran. Could Bryce get transferred to Florida? He and I are all we have.




Kind Regards, Bryce's MπŸ’”M. ms.pelletier,

any benevolent people wanting to help save Bryce, 4brycesbattle, please contact me. 🌟 🌟 🌟***
BrycesetonvandergriftsMoM Father is DavidLVandergrift
bryce has a brother nine years older, he is myDavid'savids first child. BrettRyanVandergrift. Dave and Brett abandoned Bryce over seven years ago. 2013 David moved back to Florida. I have lived in Florida since 1996.

FredCantuJr GraceCantu NicholasCantu & DanielCantu
 This pic is from the news on sentencing day, it captures my sons deep frown and sorrow, after he was openly and publicly admonished in by victim's sister MelindaCastilleja, for the death of her brother Fred Cantu Jr.

 I did not attend the sentencing hearing. It was too much for me. I was under a bridge off Roosevelt street, near my hotel feeling suicidal, until I again realized that I'm all Bryce has and I'm the only one that cared/cares about him.

 It's my understanding that NickCantu her nephew and the real shooter, was not admonished. By now I am sure Melinda knows my son did NOT shoot her brother and that he was manipulated to be framed. Bryce still believes he did this.
Dear George Soros, please save my son.  

🌟 any benevolent people wanting to help save Bryce, 4brycesbattle, please contact me. It cannot be accomplished with out the help of others and or a person of influence. And or a lot of money. My son continues to believe what his lawyer and those in control of his case told him he did. 

brycebattles 4bryce, advocate4bryce brycesmom ace acemom

.Prison is Quietly Destroying My Son

Prison Fence barbed wireDear. Rep James White House Corrections Committee. & fellow Veteran:I am in fear for my sons life at. Coffield Unit, TX
  • Listen To Lawyer. In court, he didn't present a defense & Bryce didn't shoot anyone. And not capable of being a mastermind.

UPDATE 12-14-2019.
  • Skyview/Hodges Unit Personnel, removed my son's long time diagnosis of schizophrenia/bipolar and replaced it with major depression/severe psychosis. NOTE: severe psychosis is a symptom of schizophrenia. So he's back at skyview/hodges getting drugged up, then they will return him to dangerous coffield.

  • You cannot sleep in that empty bed at Coffield Unit, if you are a G2 with schizophrenia/bipolar.

  • Coffields strong desire to have my son IS STARTING TO CREEP ME OUT! I believe bryce will get extorted, repeatedly raped & then die. Ombudsman will find no violations.

  • I believe that my sons SCC state classification code of his mental and medical health, has been downgraded in order to fill an unexpected empty bed at the Coffield Unit Prison, in Anderson county, TX. I also believe his long time G2 good rating has been increased to G4 without justification.
It was May, 2019 Mother's Day month, I took my credit card and flew out to finally see my world: my son, who was at Monford Unit Psychiatric Facility. I would stay for two weeks.

Pretty much everyone I encountered treated me with respect. It worked both ways. Looking and listening to my son, I could see that he had significantly deteriorated both mentally and physically.

Bryce Is at least 6"1 maybe 6'2. When he was fifteen he was 6" ft. He was taller than anyone in the court room, yet the youngest. He had lost a lot of weight. He has a long reach but he doesn't have any muscle mass. He was obviously on prescription drugs that were given to help him. He seemed weak and tired easily.

I was not allowed to hug him or even touch his hand. We visited with a plexiglass between us and talked to one another through a phone. Tears streaming down my face. It had been almost ten years.

He ate the snacks I bought as if he hadn't eaten in a few days. I'm talking about $20.00 dollars worth for each visit. I was granted extra long visits, I was happy about that.

His skin was the color of milk, almost translucent. His teeth had skrank to half their size. He seemed smaller, thinner. Still, it was wonderful to finally see him again. I was sad for him and myself but my heart felt good.

What happened before

While Bryce was at Beto unit, he was so gaslited that he had a psychotic break down. He believed certain people on TV were talking to him. He was breaking away from reality. He started to hear voices. The voices caused him believe I was being hurt. He said he heard me crying for him to help me. He believed that I was being extorted. My son was ready to die for me.

He was transferred to Montford Unit. There he was again medicated and treated for these psychiatric problems to include suicidal thoughts.

I had received a phone call from a Mr. Stephen Bryant who told me my son needed to be in a safe keeping unit. I was very relieved. Bryce was sent to the safekeeping prison at Price Daniel Unit.
Within a very short time Bryce was beaten up by some big guy.

My son was sent to the emergency room where he was cared for and given liquid stitches on his face. He was sent to Montford Unit again. I asked: "What happened, ALL these years of not fighting?" He told me: "Mom, sometimes in prison you can't avoid a fight." When the guard asked him who started the fight Bryce didn't answer.

I had every reason to believe he would return to Price Daniel Unit and that the man that put my son in the hospital would have been moved and or warned. But that isn't what happened.

I know that Bryce liked that unit. He told me he had more opportunities to go to worship services. While at Price Daniel he had asked me to send some books on bushcraft, surviving and living in the wilderness. He always like that kind of thing, he has extensive knowledge on that subject. He can make formidable Youtube videos.

From Montford to Skyview Unit

Then I stopped hearing from him and stopped getting letters from him. I became concerned again but all I could do was wait. What I didn't know was that he had been transported to Skyview Unit, which is a psychiatric facility near Beto and Coffield unit. This is where I believe his classification was changed. It appears he has been punished for the fight that had put him in the hospital. He was sent to Coffield.

I believe that minimising his mental health conditions and changing his good conduct rating to a rating that is not factual, is what had to be done in order to have that empty bed in Coffield unit occupied. Over the last few years this units tragic and seemingly avoidable deaths have been steadily increasing. Whose's bed was Bryce given?


Almost two weeks ago I started to get a gut wrenching feeling that my son was in danger, that he was going to die. I started researching for information about who I could contact. There's some serious stuff on the internet about that unit. It only made matters worse.

I was calling the unit but I wasn't getting far. So I called every day, sometimes a few times a day. I couldn't help myself. Each person I talk to, the details about my son were different. He was alive but not doing well.

I was told that he's in Segregation for two weeks. It's a more secluded part of the prison where one is locked in a cell with another person 22 hours a day. I think it's one of those cells that just have a slit in the door, with limited air flow. I bet those walls radiate the cold from outside.
One person said Bryce was separated from the general population because he was having problems with some inmates. He stated that he is in fear of his life if he is sent back there.

Another person told me Bryce was suicidal. Again, my son is no longer equipped to handle these fights or the manipulation. There's over four thousand inmates at that unit. Price Daniel safekeeping unit had over one thousand.

Is he on his meds? Or did the declassification stop those? I'm suppose to wait for him to sign a release form before I can find out. I'm just trying to help my son.

I kept being told he's free to call me. Then why hasn't he? I know something is wrong. I kept calling and finally a person went and got him. He was somewhere with this person and on a speaker phone. It was good to hear his voice even though he didn't sound good at all. He wouldn't tell the person in the room anything. He didn't trust him. We talked about him getting into protective custody. He said it isn't that easy, he has tried. I told him I'm going to keep trying to find him help. So I guess he can call me if he's in a room with prison personnel? Hmmmm. Something is WRONG.

I started to believe he's being extorted, controlled etc all over again. This would explain why I've received mail from people in Coffield unit wanting me to write them. One wanted me to be like a mother to him. It breaks my heart but there are rules of respect for other inmates' family members.

Prison personnel I think are taught to put it all on the inmate. Oh and tell them to grow up. One can get a beating by going outside, but one still can go. It's like with the unit having air conditioner. Oh there's a/c, WE HAVE A/C. The inmates don't and in the winter, all they have a is blanket and a jacket.

Last month I had solicited about six people online who agreed to write to him. I had no shame. The outcome could be good. He wasn't writing back. That's not like him. He would write thank you. I knew when I saw him at Montford that he was losing hope. He said so. A letter, a photo, a card could increase his hope.

After talking to the warden I started emailing all around Texas and sent about five emails to Ombudsman prison liaison office, who in return told me that they will investigate the matter and after Bryce signs a release form, I'll be mailed via post office, the results. I felt better until I searched the internet and people posted about their own situations and posted that the Ombudsman will side with the prison's actions. I feel helpless; so I'm going to write and send mail "To whom it may concern". What else can I do?

Bryce doesn't know that we have the same fears: fear they'll add more time, fear he'll never get out. The fear I'll be too poor or old to help him. For years now, I've been dealing with my own Tourettes Syndrome which erupted at the end of 2013. My tics and twitches are mild now. It's been rough. Ever since he's been wrongfully convicted, I've been walking around with a broken heart.

Kind Regards,

Bryce S. Vandergrift's M ❤ M

*** 01661857 please restore his G2 rating and place him in Protective Custody and or return him to a Safekeeping Unit. Prison is quietly destroying my son.

On 12/31/2009 last day of the year, my 15 yr old minor-son was arrested for the murder of his best friends father. Before he died, the victim named his murderer, he said his own son Nick, and it is part of the original police 




I am asked who is Brycevandergrifts earth father, davidvandergrift of saintaugustineflorida and previously of texas. Why wasn't the victims wife and bryce's father investigated?