It calls into question the standards that Rikers guards, and especially the warden, are held to. Is it acceptable for the guards to assault inmates? How similar is Rikers Island to the Stanford Prison Experiment with little oversite of guards and less protection for inmates?
He is also afraid that some guards will maliciously enter his information incorrectly and that his money that is on his commissary won't follow him or that he will be lost in the system. There are just so many uncertainties and limitations on options to rectify them. He is anxious, but he's also expressed some relief at being transferred. He says that now he may be offered programs to keep him busy and possibly reduce the time he has to serve.
As of now, Ramsey is probably not completely processed out of Rikers Island and will likely not show up in the system for hours. When he is processed, his contact information will be updated on this site. Until then, feel free to file complaints regarding the safety of all the inmates at Rikers when this is the level of professionalism and restraint that is acceptable on behalf of the correctional officers that work there.
Ramsey sends his sincere thanks to all who have donated to help him maintain access to clean food while at Rikers, for the letters and support to his family. He hopes that people will not forget about him and will continue to check in on him as he continues on his journey of four years in prison.