The control of crime will be a paramount concern in the 21st Century. We must be ready with our security products when the demand for them becomes popular. Our Research and Development Division has been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the California Department of Corrections, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Massachusetts Department of Correction to run limited trials of the 2020 neural chip implant. We have established representatives of our interests in both management and institutional level positions within these departments.
Federal regulations do not yet permit testing of implants on prisoners, but we have entered into contractual testing of our products. We have also had major successes in privately owned sanitariums with implant technology. We need, however, to expand our testing to research how effective the 2020 neural chip implant performs in those identified as the most aggressive in our society. Limited testing has produced a number of results.
In California, several prisoners were identified as members of the security threat group, EME, or Mexican Mafia. They were brought to the health services unit at Pelican Bay and tranquilized with advanced sedatives developed by our Cambridge, Massachusetts laboratories. The implants procedure takes 60-90 minutes depending upon the experience of the technician. We are working on a device which will reduce that time by as much as 60%. The implants on 8 prisoners yielded the following results:
One of the concerns raised by R & D was the cause of the bleeding and how to eliminate that problem. Unexplained bleeding might cause the subject to inquire further about his "routine" visit to the infirmary or other health care facility.
The security windfall from the brief test period was enormous. Security officials now know several strategies employed by the EME that facilitate the transmission of illegal drugs and weapons into their correctional facilities. One intelligence officer remarked that while they cannot use the information they have in a court of law that they know who to watch and what outside "connections" they have. The prison at Soledad is now considering transferring three subjects to Vacaville where we have ongoing implant research. Our technicians have promised that they can do three 2020 neural chip implants in less than an hour. Soledad officials hope to collect information from the trio to bring a 14 month investigation into drug trafficking by correctional officers to a close.
Essentially the implants make the unsuspecting prisoner a walking talking recorder of every event he comes into contact with. There are only five intelligence officers at the Commissioner of Corrections who actually know the full scope of the implant testing.
In Massachusetts, the Department of Correction has already entered into high level discussions about releasing certain offenders to the community with the 2020 neural chip implants. Our people are not altogether against the idea, however, attorneys for Intelli- Connection have advised against implant technology outside strict control settings. Under present government structure our liability would be enormous. While we have a strong lobby in the Congress and various state legislatures favoring or product, we must proceed with the utmost caution on uncontrolled use of the 2020 neural chip. If the chip were discovered in use not authorized by law and the procedure traced to us, we could not endure for long the resulting publicity and liability payments.
Massachusetts officials have developed an intelligence branch from their Fugitive Task Force Squad that would do limited test runs under tight controls with pre-release subjects. Corrections officials have dubbed these potential test subjects "the insurance group." (the name derives from the concept that 2020 implant insures compliance with the law and allows officials to detect misconduct or violations without question) A retired police detective from Charlestown, Massachusetts, now with the intelligence unit has asked us to consider using the 2020 neural chip on hard core felons suspected of bank and armored car robbery. He stated, "Charlestown would never be the same, we'd finally know what was happening before they knew what was happening."
We will continue to explore community uses of the 2020 chip, but our company rep will be attached to all law enforcement operations with an extraction crew that can be on-site in 2 hours from anywhere at anytime.
We have an Intelli-Connection discussion group who is meeting with the Director of Security at Florence, Colorado's federal super- maximum security unit. The initial discussions with the Director have been promising and we hope to have an R & D unit at this important facility within the next six months. (ADX Florence, CO has replaced Marion. Illinois as the federal prison system's ultra maximum security unit)
Legislative and executive branch efforts continue to legalize the implant technology. (See Intelli-Connection Internal Memorandum No. 15)
End Communication . . . 10/20/95
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The zip code for Armonk is 10504. The code identified in the report is actually for Brooklyn. It is not likely that a genuine company document, on official letterhead, would misstake the zip code.
Allan Parmelee, who investigated this report on behalf of Prison Legal News, notes that the street address does not correspond with any known division of IBM or its affiliates. IBM denies that it has a Intelli-Connection Division.
Experimental implant procedures that are conducted without the knowledge of prisoners violates California law. Cal. Penal Code, sections 2670.5, 3521. It is hardly logical for a company to state that is prohibited by law from engaging in research in federal prisons, yet conduct equally unlawful experimentation in California. Its descriptions of the testing program in California are not believable.
The memorandum identifies operations in at least two California state prisons, with contacts in at least four state and national prison systems. Such an operation could not be suppressed indefinitely. It therefore poses a substantial risk to all involved.
It also is evident from the report itself that the security of the operation has been breached. According to Intelli-Connection, the implant program operated at Pelican Bay -- in a unit that was under intense court scrutiny -- and the California Medical Facility (CMF). Only the "Commissioner" of Corrections and five intelligence officers knew about the full scope of the program. Yet, the "prison at Soledad" was considering transferring three subjects to CMF in order to collect intelligence data. The report does not explain how Soledad became aware or involved with the program. Knowledge about the secret program was apparently widespread.
Although the massive nature of the conspiracy makes it unlikely that it could remain hidden, no other evidence of a national implant program has been brought to light.
Although the report claims that the legislative and executive branches have worked to legalize the implant technology, such efforts have not come to light or resulted in any substantial change in law.
"Plaintiff's claim -- that prison officials implanted a mind control device in his head and ahve been using it to control his thoughts and actions -- must be dismissed. The court finds, as a matter of law, that intracranial thought control devices such as plaintiff describes, are far beyond the reach of currently- available technology. . . . In so ruling, the court fully understands that technology marches on and that mechanisms throught impossible in an earlier age are now common. However, unless and until a litigant can produce tangible or scientific evidence that shows the existence of a "telepathic mind control device," or at least the technology to produce it, the court shall recognize no legal obligation to be guillible." Doran v. McGinnis, 158 F.R.D. 383 (E.D.Mich. 1994.)
This article was written in part from information obtained Allan Parmelee, a
prisoners rights activist and the author of two books: How to WIN Prison
Disciplinary Hearings anness>How Good Was Your Lawyer. Mr. Parmelee
investigated the issue on behalf of Prison Legal News.