“I’m currently in my grave, with my eyes open, dirt up to my neck, getting dizzy as the world turns,” Taxstone writes on a note he shared with his Twitter followers today. The former podcast host Tax Season is currently locked up in Riker’s Island, stemming back to athat left ‘s bodyguard dead. It was an unfortunate series events that happened just as Taxstone’s star was starting to take f, and the New York native was building a name for himself with his long-form conversations on Tax Season.
Taxstone is no longer someone we hear from on the daily, but every now and then he delivers fans a message by way social media. This particular message though, is disheartening. Tax shares with his followers how conditions have been for the prisoners Riker’s Island. “For a month now, we haven’t been allowed visits, legal or social. Understandable, considering what’s going on. But what I don’t understand is how the only people we have contact with on the outside, the correctional ficers and civilians, have no protective gear and they aren’t giving us anything to protect ourselves.” He goes on to write how he’s been aware that are being released from prison because the pandemic — however “I see head corrections stating not to release people charged with murder, rape or robbery…like it’s ok for THEM die.”
“The moral code that they have written and are now breaking, goes against all codes humanity, in the middle a global pandemic,” Taxstone continues in his heartfelt message. “We’re being raped our rights being innocent until proven guilty, and being left on an island to be murdered by this uncontrolled serial killer called Covid-19. They don’t even care about the correctional ficers. We’re all just a check at the end the day, in one the industries that are still intact during this global pandemic. The correction ficers have families too, you think they want to catch something and bring it home to their families? Of course not!”
From there, he details how an inmate in the cell beside his just found out his mother passed away due to Coronavirus. This same inmate was in for a 3 month parole violation, but was held in the jail for an extra month because the virus.
Read his full message below. It couldn’t be a more appropriate time to use Taxstone’s own phrase: Be safe though.