Since March 25, 2013, Empasis kept Margarita in false imprisonment and isolated from contact with her only child. After violating Margarita’s right to visitation for seven months, Senior Deputy Public Guardian Teri Scarlett allowed Margarita three one-hour visits with daughter Patricia Conklin.
On October 31, November 7, and November 15, Margarita was brought to an outdoor location where she sat near a noisy road that made conversation difficult. At least two guards were present at each visit. They often interrupted the conversation, barking orders at Patricia.
During those brief visits, Margarita clung to Patricia sobbing and begging for her liberty.
'The most important thing for any person is their liberty. I want my liberty. I am in prison.'Margarita repeatedly asked Patricia why they were separated. Patricia explained that she had been in jail, accused of abusing Margarita. Margarita responded:
'They lie. They lie!
They are thieves and liars.'Full Article and Source:
Monterey County Counsel and Public Guardian Strip Woman of Constitutional Rights