UPDATE: MARINE SERGEANT LAWRENCE GORDON HUTCHINS, III
*General David Brahms:
I just received a phone call from Kathi Hutchins, Mother of Pvt Hutchins.
She was distraught and in tears, to the point that she could hardly talk.
She had just received a call from her son, Larry, at the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Ks.
Sergeant Hutchins told his Mother that he had just been released from the hospital. Larry stated that he was sitting in his cell with ear phones on, listening to music, when all of a sudden he was attacked from behind by a black inmate, from across the cell block.
Larry said that he was unaware that another inmate had placed a wedge, at the point of closure, to his cell door and with ear phones on, and his back to the cell door, he did not hear this individual enter his cell.
Apparently, this individual grabbed Hutchins around the neck and threw him to the cell floor and beat him severely.
I have placed a call to Sergeant Hutchins' Congressman, (Congressman Bill Delahunt and his Counsel John Kivlan) requesting an investigation.
I also placed a call to Leavenworth, but it was after hours. I talked to a Sergeant 1/C, but naturally he was not about to say anything. He gave me the number of a Mr. Istes, Director of Prisoner Affairs (913) 758-3669 and requested I call after 0800 tomarrow. I don't think he will discuss this incident with me, because I am not immediate family. I am requesting Mr. & Mrs. Hutchins to call Istes in the a.m.
This is the second such incident, since Hutchins incarceration, at Leavenworth, each involving a black inmate. Sounds like they have some gang activity going on out there.
Hutchins is still a United States Marine, has not been discharged and I feel someone, at the HQMC level should look into this.
Sir, sorry to bother you with this, but some type of action has to be taken.
V/R & S/F,
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*David Brahms: Former Judge Advocate General, Marines
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