My son, Terrell Anthony Scott, suffered from schizophrenia and other mental health issues. At the age of five, Terrell tried to hang himself.
Terrell was incarcerated at Northampton County Prison located in Easton, Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2014 without having a warrant against him, and no jurisdiction either.
The prison medical team ignored Terrell's mental health issues. They ignored Terrell's cries when he was being raped, beaten, bullied, and asking for medical treatment for being exposed to another prisoner's HIV infected blood. Terrell's pleas to go to trial were all ignored.
Terrell was accused of sexually assaulting three girls, punching their faces repeatedly, striking their teeth with a claw hammer (not one tooth was damaged), and a list of other horrible crimes.
Terrell tried to take his life while in Northampton County Prison. He ended up on life support for over dosing his medication with his saved saliva. It took Terrell over four weeks to save up enough saliva to kill himself.
Terrell then spent two-and-a-half years at State Correctional Institution at Retreat located in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania. During his incarceration at SCI, Terrell tried to take his life again. He swallowed two razor blades, then took another razor blade and cut his neck from ear to ear three times and cut both his wrists, up to his forearms, 12 times. Again, Terrell's mental health issues were ignored.
Terrell did not commit the crimes he was accused of committing. This is how I know:
A) During the time Terrell was around the said victims, two Easton children and youth caseworkers came to the house twice a week. They made no mention of any form of abuse.
B) At school, neither the girls' teachers, the school nurse, nor the guidance counselor made mention of any form of abuse.
C) Mandated workers at the summer nights program, which a pastor ran, made no mention of any form of abuse.
D) My former boss, who is a hairdresser, saw the girls. They made no mention of any kind of abuse.
Terrell endured several years being away from his family, his only support system. He was held down by other prisoners while one inmate beat Terrell's head repeatedly, and suffered permanent hearing loss and loss of eyesight. He was paraded around naked at Northampton County Prison and thrown in the hole for months because other inmates lied about him. The list goes on.
Terrell completed his incarceration on August 8, 2016. He was registered as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, and put on special probation requiring him to pay for lie detector tests on a monthly basis. All the while, his mental health issues weren’t being addressed.
On August 20, 2016, Terrell took over 60 pills to kill himself. When his body rejected all those pills, he put a garbage bag over his head, secured it around his neck with jumbo rubber bands, and suffocated to death. Terrell's little brother, Amari, found him early that morning (the worst day of my life) but it was too late.
Terrell first asked me way back on December 26, 2009, "Mommy, if anything should happen to me while I'm in prison, please clear my name.” He said this right before he got beaten up. Over the years while Terrell was incarcerated, he would ask me the same thing again and again. Terrell's last plea, in his goodbye video, was to help clear his name.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping me clear Terrell's name.
Note: Click on link: Terrell Scott’s goodbye video, made two days before he took his life, is on Youtube.