|Hasan on a visit in 2014 with Joyce and her son D Jones, director of "The Great Incarcerator 2: The Shadow of Lucasville."|
On September 13, Ben Turk scheduled visits with Hasan and others. Upon hearing Ben's name, the scheduling officer got weird and dug through his visiting history, but found no restrictions and scheduled the visits. Ten minutes later, a sergeant called back to tell Ben he was restricted from visiting and should have received a letter.
A few days later, Joyce Jones was pulled out five minutes into a visit with Hasan. She also had not received a letter informing her of the restriction, neither had Hasan. Finally on September 28, she received a letter dated September 11, accusing her of being part of a plan to pay Hasan for speaking about the nationwide strike through the prison phone system.
Joyce lives in Youngstown and has been one of Hasan's most frequent visitors for years. Her letter offered her a chance to appeal the decision within seven days of September 11. She wrote back even though it was well past that deadline, and hasn't heard anything. Ben still hasn't received anything from the prison as of this writing.
Greg Curry recently wrote this response to the situation:
“BEN T. has been and believe will be a unyielding friend, comrade, Brother. A MAN of his word and that apparently disqualified him from visiting me here at OSP.