A few months after this radio interview, Luther Upton
asked Dr. deKorczak
for a follow up interview on Patrick Swiney's case. Patrick had just been
written up with a Major Disciplinary for having peanut butter in his
possession [see Peanut Butter Raid at
abuse.htm. Luther Upton wanted the story and
Dr. deKorczak was the man to tell that story. The interview was tapped but
it was never aired.
All we can tell you is that Luther Upton called Holman
Prison to request a
personal interview with Patrick Swiney. The deputy warden, Jerry Farrell
told Upton that he had to get permission from Warden Charlie Jones. Farrell
and Upton went to high school together, so they talked things over, and
Upton told Farrell how the second interview went with Dr. deKorczak. Upton
told Farrell that the treatment that Patrick received during the "peanut
butter raid" was completely out of line and cruel. Finally, Upton said this
to Farrell, "I'll tell you what. You tell Warden Jones that if he doesn't
let me in to interview Patrick Swiney, I am going to air that interview!
I'll give him two weeks to let me know what he wants to do."
So, we waited two weeks, and in our follow up to Luther
Upton, we learned
that there was not going to be an interview, nor was the tape going to be
aired. When asked why, Luther's assistant, a man by the name of Curtis,
told us that they were "suddenly" slapped with an order from the FCC
[Federal Communications Commission] to complete a ton of paperwork, or lose
their license. He said they were told that they could not play anything but
music during this time.
Does this not sound like a timely federal "coincidence"
to you? For a State
Prisoner? Is it not strange that after such an interest in Patrick's case
by Luther Upton and WPGG, that now they refuse to communicate with anyone
associated with the Swiney case?