Friday, May 15, 2015

An Afterthought.... By: Edie Morse

An Afterthought...

"Forewarned is forearmed."
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Preparation for the unpleasant realities in life ... as well as spending the time necessary to ponder, and to consider carefully what it is, that is necessary in any endeavor, in order to succeed, and therefore, to avoid potential pitfalls and failures... enables us to live better lives and also, to deal with unforeseen catastrophes when they do arise. There is much in our lives that is unknown and that we can not always prepare for, and thus, that we can only cope with as it takes place and after the fact-- but we can try to prepare for that which is known to be dangerous.
For that reason, in response to the rumors spread by the media, that Jodi Arias was receiving special treatment in Perryville prison, today I sent the following letter to the AZ Department of Corrections & the Perryville Prison Warden. To be quite frank, I do not believe that Jodi Arias was given any particular special treatment, over and above, the procedures & guidelines which dictate how other convicted murderers remanded to Perryville prison are dealt with-- but hopefully, in addition to the warnings by the authorities at Estrella jail, conscientious citizens will let the Perryville prison officials know what we have observed about Jodi Arias' cunning manipulations & devious tactical ploys over the past few years, in order to avoid future disasters which could result in further harm to the victims; prison guards; and/or even other prison inmates.
Ms. Judy Frigo
Perryville Prison Warden
ASPC - Perryville
P.O. Box 3000
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Dear Ms. Frigo,
This letter is written to you in response to a news article published by Arizona ABC-15 News entitled “Jodi Arias update: Fellow inmate claims convicted killer getting 'special treatment' at Perryville“ on…/jodi-arias-update-fellow-inmate-clai…
 , which reported:-- “The whole prison got shut down just for Jodi's arrival and Jodi was greeted by everyone there, all the wardens, the officials, everybody,” … “They’re saying she’s going to get her own rec room with carpet, and normally you don’t have carpet in there, and she has TV in the rec room and usually the TV only stays in your prison cell.”

Having closely observed all of the antics, manipulations, and criminal activities perpetrated by Jodi Arias since her brutal slaughter of Travis Alexander, in 2008, please allow me to express my concerns vis-à-vis the convicted murderer’s cynical tactical ploys devised to obtain what she wants, without any due respect whatsoever for rules and regulations. Jodi Arias does not care whom she harms in order to achieve her aims. Of course, you probably will have been warned already that she is highly manipulative, and I have read that you have warned prison officials; prison guards; and, possibly even other prison inmates to beware of her “mind games”—but, she exploits very cunning tactics (a) to worm her way into the “good graces” of her target audience by playing the victim & pretending to be meek & mind, faking her soft-spoken “little girl” voice; (b) to wear down others over time; and, (c) to lie, cheat, and steal in order to finally control & steer others into doing her bidding.
Her pattern-of-behaviour is very predictable and can be identified as follows, over time:--
1. Jodi Arias plays the victim and plays at being sweet. She plays at being “helpless”, but is anything but weak. She is dangerous, strong, and violent. She will cry that she was wrongly convicted, blaming the prosecutor, the AZ Mesa police, the judge, her attorneys, and her victim, Travis Alexander, for where she sits today. She is clever, and she will say that she blames herself & takes responsibility for her crime, but if truth be told, she really doesn’t—for in one breathe she will attempt to sound contrite, faking it, i.e. knowing that’s what her audience wants to hear, but in the next breathe she will attack others who have sought the truth & justice. She speaks out of both sides of her mouth, trying to identify the weaknesses / vulnerabilities / “soft spots” of those around her whom she wants to manipulate:-- e.g. she will say that she loved Travis Alexander, and then bad-mouth him with self-serving lies about how he was hyper-sexual; abusive; and/or a pedophile:-- all unsubstantiated… all lies… all projections of her own depraved characteristics onto him. She will do the same thing vis-à-vis you, your officials & guards, and other inmates:-- i.e. she will back-stab anybody who she believes stands in the way of what she wants to achieve, both in the short and longer terms.
2. Jodi Arias wears her target audience down over time. She will begin by using flattery and attempting to “be-friend” her target, whom she simply uses. She has no friends:-- only objects that she exploits to service her… she may even play on sexual seduction, a tool that she mastered since her teenage years:-- she may try to seduce a male guard into having sex with her, in order to then cry “rape” and/or to then get pregnant, hoping to be moved to a hospital or a minimum security facility. If that doesn’t work, she will try to intimidate her target by using language to make herself seem to be more well-educated & smarter than she is, in the hopes that she will appear to be awesome & superior to those around her. If that doesn’t work, she will threaten her target:-- e.g. she will claim that she will report her target for legal transgressions; and/or that she will contact a higher authority to report that she is not being treated properly; and/or that her attorneys will make sure that her target is punished in some way, to scare her target into submission. If that doesn’t work, she will threaten to commit suicide and/or throw temper-tantrums.
Jodi Arias is relentless and she exploits all devices:-- pity, intimidate, fear, greed, and lust. She wears down her target via non-stop stratagems—i.e. “upping the ante” until her target gives into her. She does not give up, and finally, most individuals (in the past, her mother & family members; her employers; her boyfriends; etc.) become sick and tired of her complaints; and they finally give in to her. (Her own mother, Sandy Arias, has resorted to lying for her murderous daughter:-- e.g. attempting to sell Jodi Arias’ fake, forged pedo letters to the “National Enquirer” on orders from her daughter; but even this scandal-mongering tabloid refused to purchase them; and now, Sandy Arias is on a money-making frenzy; she even claimed to see “bruises” on Jodi Arias, yet, she never told that to Det. Flores during the police interrogation interviews during 2008, and even the defense attorney, Jennifer Willmott said in an interview following the sentencing on April 13th, 2015, that no family member ever saw bruises on Jodi Arias; etc.) Jodi Arias, her mother, her Aunt (Sue Allen Halterman), and her criminal cohorts are all dangerous—because the murderer never gives up… and she has manipulated her family & followers into lying for her; and once she gets her way with something minor, then she wants more. Beware her so-called “Mitigation Specialist”, Maria De La Rosa, involved in Jodi Arias’ money-making scams & her Private Investigator Dorian Bond, also suspect in some of her potential criminal shenanigans related to her tampering with computer evidence. Jodi Arias will have them all plead for her, but they have lied for her, in the past.
Giving into something that seems minor does not silence her— it does the opposite:--- it makes her more aggressive and more determined to “go for broke” and she will want more. She has a greedy nature. She may start out, for example, by asking that the rules be bent for visitation. Perhaps, instead of one 2-Hours Non-Contact Visit—she will ask if she can have 2 1-Hour Visits, and after all, just hugging her Mom shouldn’t cause any problems, right? Wrong! For she pushes the envelope, not just once but over and over again, and hugging her Mom will involve some passing of notes / contraband between the two… and moreover, the next time, she’ll ask if instead of one 2-Hours Non-Contact Visit, can’t she have a couple of visits in one week. It’s a slow, but sure, “drip-drip-drip” evolution of eroding your prison rules & regulations, until before you know it, she is being granted all kinds of extras that contravene the limitations for a Maximum Security prisoner. When you would then try to pull back on her special treatment, then she would let everyone know that you are corrupt and that she is now being mistreated. She’ll never thank you in the longer-term for bending the rules & regulations for her:-- she smirks at those whom she can dupe. It’s her “Duper’s Delight”. She’ll want more and more and more. And, she’ll undermine the very discipline that you are trying to keep intact in prison.
3. Jodi Arias will lie, cheat, and steal… and, possibly even murder another prison inmate, in time. In Estrella jail, she would lie about other jail inmates. She would bribe other inmates with goodies in order to obtain extra visitation on the video-visits. She smuggled contraband in and out of jail. Reportedly, she had a cell-phone, at one time. Surely, you will have received a full report about her many jail infractions, and this demonstrates that she will go to any lengths that she deems necessary in order to get her way. She cannot be trusted, Ms. Frigo. To trust her will prove to be dangerous to the lives and also to the livelihoods of all those employed & residing at Perryville prison. She is cunning, and she will bring everyone else down, to attempt to prop herself up and to gain special favours. Beware of her dishonest tactics & stratagems. The only way to deal with Jodi Arias is to maintain strict rules and not to deviate from them for any reason whatsoever. When she “acts out” by violating the regulations, she should be admonished severely and exposed for her wrongdoings. Letting her get away with “murder”, metaphorically speaking, only makes her more brash & more daring in what she’ll try on next.
Jodi Arias has been able to “game the system” by prolonging her capital murder trial for years, and even into manipulating a sitting judge into granting her unconstitutional secrecy, which the AZ Court of Appeals & the AZ Supreme Court overturned, because it was in violation of the US Constitution. Jodi Arias is devious & clever, in an unscrupulous manner… and unfortunately, she has been able to obtain special treatment, that almost no other convicted murderers are ever able to achieve. The criminal trial could not, by law, last indefinitely… i.e. by law, the judge was compelled to finish the trial and to see that Jodi Arias was finally sentenced. In Perryville prison, there is no “end” to her sentence. Since she was sentenced to “Natural Life” = LWOP, then Jodi Arias will, over time, figure that she has nothing to lose by trying to break the rules & regulations, to see how far she can get. She is a pathological liar… who will deceive her target audience by using a combination of a bit of plausible sounding truth along with half-truths and adding in bald-faced lies… so that her tangle of mendacities becomes difficult for some individuals to unravel—although it’s never the full & honest truth. She is incapable of facing the truth of the matter in its’ entirety, when it would compete with her own self-interest. She may even try to escape, once her appeals are exhausted. Until then, Money has replaced Sex as Jodi Arias’ goal in life. She knows that money can buy her goodies; special treatment; and, friends.
Money = Power, even in prison. Jodi Arias’ goal is now all about clawing in as much blood money as possible, from her notoriety for having brutally slaughtered Travis Alexander. Jodi Arias will plan on bribing prison officials, e.g. by promising that one of her criminal cohorts on the outside will provide to that weak official and/or guard money as a Quid Pro Quo for passing messages in and out of prison; and/or for obtaining a cell-phone; and/or for extra treats; extra visitation; etc. … Jodi Arias will try to bribe prison inmates, e.g. buying “friends” from whom she can indirectly pass out messages to her entourage on the outside; and/or obtaining goodies, kitchen knives and/or other weapons & tools; and/or to obtain cell-phones; and/or even to harm others, e.g. prison guards and/or inmates, who do not like her. There is nothing that Jodi Arias will not do, irrespective of the harm that she causes to others… and be careful, please, for she may begin her stay in prison by playing the “Good Girl” in order to fool others into believing that she respects your rules & regulations. She is a chameleon who changes her façade in order to ingratiate herself to those in power, but this is a ruse devised with the cynical intention to manipulate them. Beware though:-- Jodi Arias’ “nice” act won’t last. She respects nobody who does not bow down before the altar of her ego. She respects no rule, no regulation—for her, they are meant to be broken & outwitted. Jodi Arias is only out for herself. She always has been, and she always will be. That’s who she is… she is dangerous, and God Help anybody who lets their guard down. Don’t let her play you or your staff for fools, please. Good luck.
Best regards.
Sincerely yours,
Edie Morse
Director Charles L. Ryan
Arizona Department of Corrections
1601 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007