-BRYCE

THE BOWELS OF HELL THAT IS IN
A TEXAS PRISON. 
BEFORE YOU CONTINUE, I am requesting that you PAUSE, and look upon inmates as HUMAN BEINGS –
My son, an inmate, in your prison is
BryceSetonVandergrift-01661857-DOB:09-09-1994
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.
ANY NUMBER OF REASONS COULD BE APPLIED.
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.
MORE VIABLE REASONS.
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.
8. THE HOLE-SOLITARY CONFINEMENT-ADSEG-ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION. Inmates have been place in these for DECADES…DECADES. ISOLATED for
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.
A NAVY VETERAN.
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.
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OPEN LETTER To Dr. Phil McGraw

Dear, Doctor Phil, INJUSTICE. a mentally ill brain cannot handle defending itself against manipulation. Bryce did NOT shoot anyone. That is in the police report. 


Dear, Doctor Phil, please help me save my son Bryce. In 2007 I agreed for our son to go spend some years with his wealthier father in Texas, who made maybe 84k year. I live in Florida. Bryce and I were on section 8 voucher obtained via my Veteran Status.

When our son moved to Texas, I sent copies of his well documented history, to include our divorce decree that showed our joint custody, shared parental rights intact. I sent this history to his new school and to the Wilford Hall military base hospital, where I knew my former husband, received his health care.

I didn't know that his father was leaving our son alone. I was being told everything is going great. David said he'd give our son more than I ever could. I believed my ex. I thought he was showing off, but in my mind Bryce would benefit. I wanted our son to have more. I love my son deeply.

What was happening?


Bryce's father David, and then step mother Patricia, and the new psychiatrist were systemically removing and or changing Bryce's medications, his diagnosis and his special needs educational safe guards, that have been in place since Kindergarten.

This Doctor passed away in 2016.  I have the psychiatrist records, Wilford Hall medical records. Texas educational records and his full history from Florida. 

The victims wife and son wanted Fred dead before they met my son in spring of 2009. The houses were within seven minute walking distance. I believe they set my son up to be framed and blamed for this murder.
Bryce did not shoot anyone, though he continues to believe he did. He wrote to me a few years ago,  has important detail wrong. I still have that letter. He also believes it was a Capital murder and he's lucky he didn't get the death penalty. He was told he would. 

My son was convicted as the shooter, planner and mastermind. He received 30 years with no right to appeal. Nicholas D. Cantu was deemed an assessor. Nick is allowed to appeal. And testify against Bryce should the case ever go to trial. 

The police report shows that the victim named his own son Nick as his shooter. This and other evidence against Nick and his mother was never revealed. I have these reports.

Bryce had just turned 15 yrs old, he was at least 6 ft 1, maybe taller and had failed the eighth grade. School personnel wanted to keep him back. His father disagreed with them and checked promote him. He unchecked needs special educational assistance ARD - IEP. The school now concurred with ending our mentally disabled child special needs education plans. 

A forensic psychologists for the defense, Dr. Joann Murphey was also told that my son was the shooter. As a matter of fact, everyone including the news, was told my son shot a man three times in the chest. That never happened. I have the autopsy report. It's posted on this blog.


Her 55 page report found Bryce to be a Special Needs Child. She found him not competent and not culpable for any part in the states case against him. Her report was never presented to the newly appointed Judge. I have her report.

After hiring the lawyer, Bryce's father was given plausible deniability. I was left out of 90% of the process and when I was included, I was lied to. An officer wanted the victims wife Grace, investigated. He suspected her. She was not investigate and collected the insurance money from the death of her husband.

In February 2009 Bryce's step mother divorced David. She moved out of state and remarried. In April 2013, David moved back to Florida, where he started a remodeling company. Bryce hasn't heard from his father or much older brother Brett, in over seven years. I have their divorce records. 

This is about a wife and son who wanted their family member dead before they met my son. A father who was getting rid of his imperfect child. A step mother who assisted and a psychiatrist whose own notes, show more than enough warning signs that he should have at a minimum  reinstated my son's medications and placed him back on his successful treatment plan.

I filed a lot of complaints within the first two years to no avail. I have since learned that violations get covered up.

Bryce was suppose to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. His status was/is OHI Other Health Impaired.
 the images on this post, belong to me brycemom

Back in Florida he was well loved by his friends, teachers, doctors, our special needs group of friends and loved by me, his mother. Pretty much everyone has since walked away, I am broken hearted. I feel alone and almost helpless and hopeless to save my son. 

This is The Wrongful Conviction of a Minor Child in a Complex Case. Please help me save my son. I will gladly again devote my life to helping my son get well again and have a future. I am still low income. I'd start him off with a healthy dose of Niacin, B vitamins, therapy and love him to infinity and beyond. We say that to each other. Dr. Phil, he's not writing or calling me. I'm afraid for him and me. 


Sir, there are entries in the case against Bryce that discredit me as a good mother. I even turn these people into CPS. CPS turned on me. They put me down because mental health issues run in my blood family. My father had schizophrenia. I refuse to be ashamed. And I am a good mother. The 55 pg report and his WELL DOCUMENTED history from both Florida and Texas proves those discrediting statements against me and my son
are false and originated in Texas. 

Doctor Phil, being Bryce's MoM has been my most valued position in my life.

Please, help me save my son. πŸ’”. He is deteriorating. 

Fred Cantu a Navy Vet, Much Respect RIP.


A previous letter I wrote and mass emailing it out, has  Bryce out of dangerous Coffield Unit Prison and back to the Skyview Psych Unit. He's been there since before Christmas. I'm trying to keep him safe and cared for until I can fine help. I wrote to a TX State Rep, he said he was going to call the original lawyer, that was Christmas eve. I think he changed his mind about helping me help Bryce.

Kind Regards, Bryce's M❤M. msdmpelleter. marie πŸ’”

NEWS CLIP  be sure to read full description 



LOST WITHOUT YOU by Freda Ridings

 what Bryce's father was doing.....images
   
 AUG 2009 bryce's father davidvandergrift tells school promote our son to ninth grade, even though bryce was failing eigth grade and had failed three statewide task testing.
 brycevandergrifts father tells school to remove ALL SAFEGUARDS, no more IEP ARD that have been in place since kindergarten. I have ALL these records. We had shared parental rights/joint custody. No one contacted me or asked me and when I did inquire, I was told he was doing great.

* I now believe my ex husband wanted our son in Texas so as to keep his younger by eighteen years wife busy. Or they both had a plan to get rid of Bryce for financial reasons.

I also believe David blames me for his younger wife leaving him. I said I don't care if your married for a million years or if she divorces you in 2008. In 2008, she left him. He said I planted it in her mine. They called me upset because there is a life insurance should David die. It was 200k, I had already agreed legally for it to drop to 100k. She told me when he dies, I'm not getting a dime.  I told him, you agreed to it and ended our discussion.


David gave step mother patriciaLvandergrift power of attorney over Bryce. I knew nothing about this. She proceeded to tell the school and new doctors that I was unstable, unfit and SMI. She started to undo vital things that had been in place since 2001. Denied his diagnosis and that he didn't need these meds. Stating I over stated his problems because I'm nuts.

It's brutal to read these official documents of what she did to my child's safety nets. It's horrifying that some of what she said, was now taken as truth. No one contacted me. I made sure entities had my contact information. One doctor she took bryce too, his notes show bryce was telling him she was mean to him. It looks like bryce no longer saw this Doctor . i have his notes. I have papers that show she had power of attorney. I filed complaints and again,  no violations we're found.

Patricia did not like that her husband had a long history with me. She really didn't like that he was/is court ordered to share funds with me till death us do part. My income comes from him. I earned and deserve these funds. My divorce devastated my and our sons lives. Especially Bryce and I because David favored Brett. Bryce and I are more alike.

I have a hard time saying this but I believe Bryce's father and brother Brett, did not like or want Bryce. I believe they saw his special needs as this is what ruined our family and this imperfect child couldn't possibly share their genes. I said blame genes on my side of the family. I was fine with this.

 the 55pg  forensic psychologist report Doctorjoannmurphey
is valuable for Bryce and myself. Her report was not presented to the Judge. I think the defense was protecting who was paying him, Bryce's father davidleevandergrift.
Any record that is discrediting me as a mother and discrediting Bryce's years of success, originated in Texas.
 Bryce in Florida with me at our Tourette support group. He's the one in the background in the olive shirt. Caught in middle of a neck tic!



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Seeking Legal Representation

* http://youtu.be/3copCtmkZ0k

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.
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 WE ARE NON PARTY AFFILIATION. 
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Bryce Seton Vandergrift He had just turned 15 years old. 
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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.
SIDS-1128131-1187996-943202.
NEW NBRS COUNTY CHANGES.
CASE-2010-CR-5794B. APRIL 2010- RULED COMPETENT. MAY 05 2010-CERT ADULT. JUNE 05 2010- ATTORNEY HAS HIM RE-CONFESS TO ALL STATE CHARGES. JULY 16 2010- SENTENCED 30 YRS PLEA.

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OFFENSE: F1 MURDER 1ST DEGREE- 09990019 SID-08508535
TDC-01661857 DOB-09091994.
DOCKET:A-12533 / a3840
INTERNAL AGENCY NBR 943297
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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.

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

any benevolent people wanting to help save Bryce, 4brycesbattle, please contact me. 🌟 🌟 🌟***4brycesbattle@gmail.com
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BrycesetonvandergriftsMoM Father is DavidLVandergrift
bryce has a brother nine years older, he is my David's 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.

🌟 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. 

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.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.

  • https://youtu.be/3copCtmkZ0k
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.
  • SO THEY REMOVED BOTH!

  • 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?

Recently

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. Vandergrifts 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 

🌟 THERE ISN'T ANYTHING THAT ANYONE COULD SHOW ME PERTAINING TO THIS CASE AGAINST MY CHILD, THAT I COULDN'T PRODUCE IRREFUTABLE FACTS TO SHOW THAT MY SON DID NOT SHOOT ANYONE AND THAT HE IS NOT CULPABLE FOR ANY PART IN THE STATES CASE AGAINST HIM. 

MY SON IS NOTHING MORE THAN A HUMAN BODY, ASSIGNED A NUMBER, WHO HAS A BED OR MAT ON THE FLOOR, INSIDE A CELL, DRUGGED UP AND DETERIORATING. πŸ’°

GIVE ME BACK MY SON!!!!

thereveal, thehill, theimpact,IDinvestigationdiscovery, theofficertatum,

AUTOPSY REPORT

From day one, all were told that the victim had been shot three time. Bryce and I were told that same thing. My son still believes it.










In the police report the victim's wife said her husband was sleeping on the couch because he had back problems. I don't believe this. I believe they were having serious marriage problems and discussing divorce. There are entries in the paperwork that validate this. 
the victims home

 bryce's fathers home


were the drugs in  FredCantuJr system, there because he took them? Or was he drugged? 
did the victimes wife tell her husband about what the social worker said that their son had violent tendencies towards his father? Why were there unsecured weapons and ammo in the house? I DON'T THINK THE WIFE TOLD THE HUSBAND OR WOULDN'T HE HAVE LOCKED AWAY HIS WEAPONS AND AMMO? A gun supposedly found near bryces fathers house, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE MURDER WEAPON. 








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OPEN LETTER To Dr. Phil McGraw

Dear, Doctor Phil, INJUSTICE. a mentally ill brain cannot handle defending itself against manipulation. Bryce did NOT shoot anyone. That ...

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