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Joshua Scolman 
Joshua Scolman 422508; Po Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
  irth year 1983; release date 4 23 2053
Joshua Scolman was placed on AC after his year of solitary time was up- he  was part of the food strike and ended up in the hospital after several tube feeding tries. Read of his ordeal here: His force feeding story on word: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/joshua-scolman-forcefed7-16-1.pdf

Joshua’s story about forcefeeding handwritten original: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/joshua-scolman-7-9-16all.pdf   


Joshua quit the hunger strike after the DOC attempted to force feed him and he nearly died. Story here:

No other state goes to force feeding except as last resort and it is condemned by AMA and many human rights organizations 

Description of Abuse

My name is Joshua Scolman. I’m 32 years old and have been incarcerated for 10 years.  I have been placed in solitary confinement on numerous occasions for from 3 months to a year, and am now serving a year of solitary time, at which point I will be placed on administrative confinement for defending myself against the abuse and conduct of staff. Each time I come to seg, I lose myself a little more. I have my religious freedoms completely denied,   I’m subject to psychological torture, which leads to continual deterioration of my mental faculties. I am denied human contact, which leads me to further anti-social behavior, which in turn causes me more problems. It is a slippery slope. I am currently held in a cell with a window facing a brick wall, no view of nature, the sky, sun or outside life. My religion of Odinism is a nature religion, and it’s through the outdoors I see my Gods so I am deprived of this as well. I have contracted many psychological “ticks” such as OCD, communication problems, and PTSD.  I’m continually stressed out over insignificant things. And it’s only getting worse. The mass hysteria these seg units infects men with is real, and very serious. The public needs to be aware of the damage being done to so many prisoners across the state, and nationwide, and to act to correct the problem of long term segregation sentences.

We are establishing contact with Joshua and have invited him to write regularly for this blog. 

If you would like to write him, here is his info: Joshua Scolman 422508; Po Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963

Gerald Easterling 564618;WCI ;PO Box 351;Waupun ,WI 53963

From Within and beyond this 8” by 14” square  foot steel deprivation cell that is designed for my mental and physical and social dehumanization, I bring to you this letter  of concern regarding the adverse effects of long term segregation sensory deprivation<After spending 3 years in intensive solitary confinement ,deprived of human contact, I had become super-sensitive to the 5 basic human senses. This deliberate and intentional stripping of the ell down to a isolation cell, then the stripping of the individual down to the basic necessities and even down to the personal effects- then locked within this cell 24 hours a day with barely the bare essentials and where even this wall-mounted stainless steel mirror is the segregation cell is removed from the walls so that even the sight of one’s own image is denied. And no matter how strong a person is , sensory deprivation is depravity at its worst. All 5 basic human sense-sight, sound, smell, touch,  and taste-are severely suppressed-when one is slowly but surely and very subtly stripped of all common sentiments of humanity. So once again, I am force d to adapt to a Fucker of situation. Under these adverse conditions of confinement one tends to crave a change of scenery and location, and atmosphere, and environment just so s/he can see new sight instead of the same old everyday mind-deadening routine and faceless faces..hear new and different sounds other than the  quiet and indescribable silence that seems to speak louder than noise, smell different scents besides the foul stale and  contemptible odor so common to everyday existence in this bottomless pit..one seeks to touch base with and feel and embrace another human in an intimate and sensitive and humane and compassionate and personal way as opposed to the impersonal and inhumane and insensitive and degrading manner..one develops a strong, intense desire to taste various foods besides the same old tasteless and non variety and everyday, recycled meals. One is served just enough good to have a bowel movement and just enough to say alive. Where even one’s sense of taste and appetite, and taste buds is denied and deprived, Torture chambers where absent various forms of social stimuli , the human mind can become so debased and so dehumanized , and sink so low tha if one isn’t so careful , there is a tendency to adjust and conform and accustom oneself to a standard of living that is lower than that which exists within the animal kingdom.
After spending over three years in the intensive solitary confinement, I was transferred back to general population .I have not received, encouraged nor welcomed any outside contact by way of visits and emotional and spiritual and financial support from family members, loved ones or friends in the past 6 years. The most pain is knowing, the feeling of helplessness. The dark corner doesn’t lend much comfort-often the walls are closing in. It’s still dark and cloudy in the midst of the hell the call “the kingdom, of darkness” but with a little love and support, you can supply the sunshine I need to get me through this stormy weather when all else fails. Bring your light to my solitude heart and mind and soul. What you have for me will make my darkness all-light, I understand you help people in prison, can you please help me maintain myself and existence with emotional and spiritual and financial support. Can you please provide encouragement and help me overcome the challenges faced during incarceration and reintegration. Being ungrateful is not a character of mines, nor do I require a lot, I just ask that you provide me enough ,enough of what you honestly have to offer genuinely from a place where your feeling and heart may reside.
Can you please order me some envelopes? Item #8039 at  www.JL Marcuswisconsin.com ( 414-438-4999)
It si my heartfelt appreciation. You have my thanks. Hope to hear from you really soon.
Respectfully submitted, Gerald Easterling #564618

Read in original:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/gerald-easterling.pdf

Darniel Craig 374535
WCI, PO Box 351, Waupun , WI 53963
birth year 1978, release date 4 18 2126
Darniel Craig 374535 WCI   bd 1978, out 2126
This note from a friend of Darnial (at left)

"Now I have another inmate that I’m friends with that just recently got beat bad by the Cos . The inmate is Darnial Craig 374535. He was on hunger strike for 6 weeks, He lost 30 pounds in that period of time and before he wasn’t on hunger strike , he weighed 152 pounds. So that means he was very weak and fragile when the co brutality occurred. He didn’t have enough strength to even resist with the cos where they beat him in handcuffs after they took him out of his cell .He went to the hospital. and is traumatized and was on observation for about 3 months. Now they give him extra portions and a bag meal every night. He gets two of everything on all three trays so he can gain his weight back. (He filed and inmate complaint and his appeal and intends to file suit. ) It will be nice if you can write him and give him some assistance.

These cos in WCI stay beating us while we are in handcuffs and it needs to stop. This type of stuff your guys don’t hear out there and most of us inmates don’t have a clue on what to so as far as litigating the type of stuff, Ms Swan. I be asking myself why this stuff is happening but when we beat on one of them we automatically getting charged and buried in segregation. So something needs to be done about these situations and we need justice, Ms Swan."

                                                 








Robert Berndt 519367 GBCI
Birth year 1989
release date 3 12 2024
transcribed below

 My name is Robert Berndt 519367. When I was a small child,  about 2 years old , my parents where physically and sexually abusive for about three years. At 5 years old my father died from epilepsy while having a seizure he drowned in a pool.
My mentality throughout life went from bad to insane and back again as I committed crimes, became addicted to drugs, fought battles with chronic nightmares, Struggled with social shyness and my “sexuality”. I developed epilepsy at 17 and various other mental illnesses I.E.D. PTSD, OCD, Bipolar and some minor issues.
When I was 17, I was drunk and high on heroin and made the biggest mistake of my life. I betrayed the trust of a boy who I truly loved as a family friend, I made this horrible decision, I cannot blame it on my state of mind, only my bad decision to listen to the devil in the back of my subconscious. I sexually assaulted the boy.
I hope this does not discourage you from helping me. My family is there to help me if the y can, but I have 4 people in my family with cancer and serious life threatening issues. So it’s hard for them and me especially .I had confided in my mother (aunt) what I had done and she turned me in. I told on myself and got “screwed” in the end, because I took a deal , laid the entire story out there and in the end fot almost double the time I took a deal for. 7 in and 5 out is what I signed the deal for, I got 10 in and 10 out. What I did was wrong and I know it. My mother fells extremely guilty for turning me in. She’s been in a very depressed mood and I want to ease her pain but I don’t know how. I tell her she did nothing wrong but she seems she just can’t get over it.
So , after Moke told me about your movement, I’ve decide to try to devote some of my time to prisoner rights I would love to receive your newsletters and possibly write some essays for your web. Possibly some influential letters an try to help you help us. Thanks so much for what you do.
Sincerely, Robert Berndt; 519367 GBCI, Po Box 19033, Green Bay, WI 54307


Jarvis Gordon Jarvis Gordon 551848
WSPF PO Box 9900. Boscobel, WI 53805

Typed from February 1st letter
I don’t know why they put me on AC because I was in Green Bay and they told me I would be getting out of seg september 19th 2016 but in August of 2016 they put me on AC when I was going to get out of seg Boscobel put me on. And don’t want to take me off. But on the support (my question-do you have any support for after you are released?)- not really and right now it’s looking like I will be released to Kenosha County. Can you help me get a house before I get out. If I can I would like to keep you up to date? August 5th I got to Boscobel – I was 19 when they put me on and I been down from February 2013 and have not got one program given me. You do what you want with this.


 read his first letter as sent: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/justin-burns-7-27.pdf
Below is first letter typed: 7 27 17 letter
born 1991- 26 years old

Justin Burns 560078 CCI
My name is Justin Burns and I’m in the cell with Justin Welch here in seg at CCI. I’d like to briefly explain my situation to you. I suffer from Mental illness specifically OCD, Anxiety and depression. I was referred to WRC as a High Priority for these symptoms I just told you about. My referral was accepted in 90 minutes; the quickest acceptance the psych doctor has ever seen! On the day I packed to leave to go to WRC I was found with some Marijuana on me; I had self medicated a few days before because I just couldn’t take the depressions and anxiety of everyday life with my WCLG. So I was given 360 days in seg due to my Conduct report. My visits were also taken from me due to my ticket but my visits had absolutely nothing to do with my conduct report.  There are numerous inmates here who lost their visits also due to having dirty UAs.
So back to my situation, I have wrote PSU two times since i’ve been here and have not been seen.  i’m just another casualty of the system who will not receive treatment before getting out. ON 6/30/17 I packed up to transfer to leave Monday 7 3 17.While I was in seg Captain Miller came to my door and said ”you know you were supposed to leave today.” I said, “yes, I know.
 He said I wasn’t leaving though.
My mental health has been eating me and there is s no one here to talk to or to help. I was PRC’d  to leave for treatment at WRC and it was Just stopped! No one is responding to my requests> NO one has answers. I ‘ve wrote to the Captain, to the security director, to the social worker, to the unit manager and also o PSU. I’m getting a copy of my referral tonight and when I get It I will send it to you. I would like to be names as a plaintiff in the class action lawsuit that’s going on. Justin Welch will help me exhaust  administrative remedies.(gives me permission to do as I like with his letter, and that he is on mail monitoring. )

This is a request to see the psychological staff.
read his hand written letter: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/justin-burns-7-27.pdf
We have invited Justin to write for this blog and will look for other ways to help him cope with his OCD. anxiety and depression but the only real way to help any of these prisoner is to change the system - which means legal action and litigation- attempts are under way.

Zachary Krivitz  485677 


WCI
Waupun, WI 53963
BD 1988
  My names is Zachary. I am currently 27 years old, residing in a corrupt and unjust Wisconsin prison System. Allow me to explain:

    I, as many others, have experienced the wrath of solitary confinement . We all are already being punished for our crimes, then become trapped inside prison’s general population, only to be REALLY ”hit over the head” with 23 hour in an 8 by 10 cell. One, two, even three days max is understandable. The whole Wisconsin prison system believes correcting out behavior ( at times justifiable) is to give us 6 months-one year solitary confinement. They understand what that does to the mind of someone. It enables our anger and bitterness which causes us to rebel against them. Why do right by an organization that will break us down to pieces? They put us in the room, forget about us, treat us like we’re animals, NOT HUMANS. Then we stand up for what’s ours(property, phone calls, hygiene etc) and we get more time in the hole because they claim we don’t deserve it, because we’re being punish, not awarded.

Simply put, Wisconsin Correctional officers, sergeants, captains, the whole administration, have NO REGARDS for prisoners’ rights.

They Continue to walk over prisoners because no one speaks up.

Briefly about me:

     I come from a household of many privileges if I was behaved. Whether I was money, gifts, late nights, whatever the case, My youth was normal up until I experienced the Wisconsin DOC and began to rebel.  Then my family was gone. I continue to blame the DOC. After that, I felt that no one was there to help me, as the WI DOC continues to beat me down. I try to be cool, calm, and continue as possible, then selfish people take it for granted and it makes me angry. I was once socially inclined, then so much time in seg created a monster ( to say the least).

      i’m not gonna say I’m an angel at the same time I will say that people, like myself, do not deserve to sit long periods of time in confinement. A quick example: Recently the administration claimed I was as serious disruption to the institution for a minor infraction (possession of  contraband).Then why was I left in general population for three weeks(4-8-16 to 4 28 16)until I was given 90 days in solitary confinement. I smashed my head on the window, split it open, all because they have no answers for their mischief. That is what happens. We begin act out in ways we never thought possible. It is very sad that we are powerless in any circumstance. I’ve thought maybe suicide as a way out of pain and suffering but I’d rather stand here and fight against the idiotic, corrupt people than let them defeat me.

When no one has family support from the outside, I do begin to feel abandoned. i do try my hardest to keep my posture in hopes for better days. The harder I try the more resistance I feel from others. It makes me feel my soul has been kidnapped and taken to the dark side. More inmates will become victimized unless we and come together and fight for what’s ours.

8/30 16

Zachary Krivitz 485677; RCI, PO box 900,Racine, WI

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT  Dear readers,
I am writing about a recent situation I’ve been in, nonetheless one that also relates  to my fellow inmates and brings light to the immature, ignorant, and unprofessional administration in DOC.

I am an inmate at Racine Correctional Institution awaiting transfer to any max except WSPF. I am an MH-1 with borderline personality disorder, cognitive disorder amongst several others. I was sent to the hole  off allegations, and became a target since I’ve been in segregation- Completely being harassed by certain staff members.
PRC staffed me max off 1 major ticket: Possession of contraband, destroying state property. With me continuing to see PSU staff for counseling I have built a solid trust with them all. Showing me nothing but compassion, and understanding, the administration here knows that, sees that, and never acknowledged it in my PRC paperwork. PSU continues to try to get the administration to understand that inmates do have loss of control in behavior due to mental health disorders. Had they had this understanding , I believe it would lift a burden on inmates’  mental health in solitary confinement. But as we all know, the administration doesn’t care.  We need to get the senate to approve a new bill. Sincerely ,Zach



Ryan J Pruitt 630644, WCI;  PO Box 351, Waupun, WI 53963
born 1994, 24 years old

main portion of his first letter: 7 30 17
My name is Ryan Pruitt. I prefer Liquid but choose whichever you feel best fits your tone of voice. O humbling beg for prayer and help nothing more. NO, I won’t need envelopes or paper God has blessed me with a great mind.
I am incarcerated at the moment for things of which I did and things of which I didn’t. I accepted my mistakes and learned from them the truth is all you will get from me. I am 22 years old and 23 come Nov 1st.  I find myself with 60 in 30 out for my very first felonies I’ve ever had in my life. I don’t even have a juvenile record. Please feel free to look me up and see for yourself the proof of all I speak about. UP until last month all I did was teach myself litigation tactics, case law and statues. I was ignorant to all those things at 19 and that’s how I ended up in Waupun. I fought long and hard to one day return to my family and son. Well as I last month I found out I lost my only child. His name was Zayden A Lawson died at 3 years old he was beaten to death by a family member on his mother’s side.
As any news similar should, it really broke me down. I see that I really can’t fight this battle on my own. My family struggle to send me what they  have. So it’s safe to say I don’t have any way to get lawyer money unless I sell drugs in here. If I get caught That’ll dig me a deeper hole I know. But Honestly, I feel like I can’t breathe right I have to get out. I’ve written  several lawyers but no hand has reached out except with upward palms.
I know about your penpal site and was only hoping to join your site. I hope to find a lawyer to help me with my appeal and re-trial because there will be one. I have DNA issues which once pointed out will grant me my remanding. I know through that with this emotional set back my mind will not be whole again no mater what. I would love to have new friends to write but I can only truly focus on my freedom. I need to more than I feel the earth needs water.
Read his first letter on pdf :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/ryan-pruitt-letter-penpal-7-31-17.pdf

 Update 4 17 
update 2 - 12: Tim has been working very hard to get out of segregation, he had a good friend in a more mature deaf prisoner celled next to him who helped him work on controlling his anger. He is trying to get braille lessons and work on his GED as sight is getting worse. The prison seems more receptive to helping. A friendly note would help him alot.

Tim Crowley #43754
GBCI PO Box 19033;Green Bay, WI 54307
Born 1976, now 42

Timothy has been deaf since early childhood . He is now going blind. He was recently doing well at Mendota Mental Health Institute and is suddenly back at CCI- where there is no treatment for him. he was learning braille at Mendota and he was there by court order . We are trying to find out what happened. This letter of 2011 explains what he is up against


letter from 2011. still relevant.
Tim: Young And Old
Hello There, I am a young man 34 years old, will be 35 years February 12, 2011, God Willing.
I’ll be brief, I’m hearing impaired and has been all my life and I am diagnosed as usher syndrome which in all actually been part of all my life as well, but never knew until 2007. It consists of hearing impaired and Blindness. So I were informed by doctors that I will need to learn braille and ASL (Sign language)will be appropriate if I choose to live in a deaf community. ON top of all this I am also considered mentally ill. Through institutions the majority of my life. Out patient at the Milwaukee mental health complex at the age of 15 years. I’ve been in the “system” since the age of 11 but in family court since age of 10. Also my speech impediment is a burden. I tried to explain to a CP that I talk loud due to a hearing impediment. My illness gotten worse as in the month of November I cut my neck, wrists and the nurse clean me up, place me back on observation status. I reopened my wound the 2nd part of that day by biting my vein in my wrist area and lost about a pint of blood. But in October I tried swallow my inhaler, tried to cut my wrist with a staple. But in September I swallow my hearing aides and reopened the wound in my neck. This happened all here at CCI. But treatment facility by name of Wisconsin Resource Center, I cut my neck while on control status, before swallow brow of my eye glasses. All these attempts were uncharacteristic of me. But I done in the past swallow an overdose of pills and tied a noose around my neck and went off my meds when I suspicion of others plotting against me. I hurt self. I been incarcerated since the age of 19. I am going on my 16th year. Also, I’m still technically court order under 971.16 case 971.17 by judge named John R Strick of Dodge Corr due I battered COS at Waupun the day before my B-say in 1999. I were housed in Mendota for approximately 2 years from 2001 to 2003. I were shipped out do to unstable behavior that were the result of my little brother being murdered and he was murder by someone we grew up with so you can imagine how it effect me . Well , I’ve much more show or tell of me personally, dilemma and complexes

Jovan Willams #575056; GBCI
Jovan Williams 575056 WCI; PO Box 351; Wauloun, wi 53963 out date 10 17 27

 
Justin Welch 579750, CCI, PO Box 900, Portage, WI 53901 
Justin is a deep thinker which is one of the reasons he is also very good at self torture. In the darkest period of his life he took a murder job-he is paying for that murder with a life sentence and gives himself no peace over his act. He is mentally ill and receives no health care, Has spent most of his years in solitary and has engaged in self harm . At one point he worked himself out of solitary and was doing well in a kitchen job when a homemade knife was found and he was blamed. "Why would I fashion a homemade knife when I work around knives all day?" he asked. All progress gone, back to seg.  
His greatest wish is to get back to California where his mother and kids are. So far both DOCs have refused but we are not through trying, 
Justin is a keen observer and is concerned about the welfare of other prisoners as well as his own. 
Here is a february letter:
 links to some of his descriptions of "seghell" and his personal story: 





 drawing by James Henri, Justin's cell mate
Michael Pugh 615180,WCI ;PO Box 35; Waupun, WI 53963


                                Michael is all alone,asks for stuff, friendship:

above transcribed:
Peg? These CO’s is doing us inmates wrong. I got placed in the hole because cellmate got caught with porn. One of the COs asked me to pat search me and I let him while I was talking to CO Wickman another person came from behind and grabbed me by the shoulder roughly. I turned around and got in a fighting stance because I thought that it was a inmate that grabbed me like that. All the correctional officers rushed me to the all and hand cuffed me and I didn’t do nothing wrong. And in the rule book correctional officers don’t supposed to put they hands on an inmate unless they say it’s okay. The white shirt here gave me a 60 DS(disciplinary segregation)  time in the hole with no half time and I did do nothing wrong.

Not only that but in seg us over here don’t even get rec or go to the law library. They always make excuses that they busy but don’t none of these correctional officers even try to make sure we get what we got coming. And what’s so crazy we get oatmeal bread and peanut butters damner all the time for breakfast. They can’t even feed us inmates enough to keep us full until lunch time. Ever since this warden came here everything been going downhill. They’ve given us a 60 for 3 Ds and 3 Ds ain’t nothing but cell confinement or loss of rec. They don’t even give us face towels when its shower time in segregation. They don’t even have cameras in the hallways or they don’t even do 30 minute rounds and come and check up on us inmates and make sure we’re alive.

One time I didn’t have my inhaler so I had to kick me door and I was kicking for four hours before they came and seen what I wanted. I try to ICE ( file with Inmate complaint examiner)these things but I know my mail is being messed with because I wait months and months before I have to just write another one. But I got so tired of they B.S. I just stop writing them altogether. I really do appreciate the stamps because I’m all by myself in here and don’t have nobody doing nothing for me. It be very hard at times for me to get hygiene because I don’t have no money. Other inmates be having to give me things. All my family is gone so when these correctional officers do things to me I just try to keep my cool.

But trying to do that all the time is not easy that’s why I be segregation so much because I don’t let nobody disrespect at all. Sometimes I feel like giving up on life because I don’t have nobody who love me and it’s very hard in here but Allah knows I’m trying so hard. I don’t have a tv or radio so that’s why I just stay in segregation.

I just wish I had a family who loved me and would do things for me when I need it most. Bless you, you are a special person and I wish I had a mother like you who can love me.
Michael Pugh 615180 GBCI PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI 54307



Affidavit of Daniel R. McBride; 142889,WCI; Born 1967(51), on AC since 2013(update coming)

I, Daniel R. McBride, under 28 U.S.C. Section 1746 and penalty of perjury bring this affidavit

 in good faith and do sweat the following is true and current to the best of my knowledge.

1.       I am presently confined in the Seg Unit of the Wisconsin Correctional Institution at Waupun, WI  53963.

2.       On September 10, 2013, I was placed on Administrative Confinement (AC) by the WCI Administrative Confinement members.  Ms. Bonis, Social Worker Supervisor, Officer Gundy, COII, and Capt. Westra.  Their decision reason was stated as:  Inmate’s gang-related activities, Inmate’s past conduct.  Perhaps the most disturbing incident or concern was taking a social worker hostage at WRC and Group Resistance and Petitioning, attempt hostage, conspiracy, manufacture or use of a weapon, aggravated assault, and endangering safety.

3.       Since being placed on AC I have been placed in Observation Status on 2/1/14 for 6 days, 4/14/14 for 20 days, 7/9/14 for 9 days, 9/11/15 for 4 days, 9/29/15 for 3 days and 11/29/15 for 1 day.

4.       Each time I was placed in observation was because of the fact of my being confined in a cell without any help from a clinician (psychologist) for 24 hours a day, and people hollering and screaming on the tier.

5.       Being on AC denies me access to some of my religious books and groups due to the fact that the chaplain cannot send any pagan books to seg, but yet other religions can.

6.       Ms. Baird, the former PSU Supervisor, who did an evaluation of me and said that I’m a “Mtt2b” mental health class, meaning a ‘serious mental illness.”  She told me to get involved in PSU (Psychological Services Unit-conducted) groups, but there are not any more PSU groups available, period.  These groups were stopped around February 11, 2015, but I did manage to complete the CGIP program with the Social workers before the Seg Team stopped that program from being available.

7.       Being confined to a cell 24 hours a day has caused me stress because of the noise on the tier and nothing to do; no fresh air; no access to clinical services, nor access to my religious books.

8.       Ms. Bonnie Halder, the WCI crisis worker, has told me as well as my attorney that people with mental problems cannot get the treatment they need due to the lack of time with an inmate and lack of programs, and PSU are not around 24 hours a day.

9.      Being an AC has caused me many mental problems.  Has caused me to overdose, writing poems about death, draw about death.  Being on medication makes me pace back and forth, cut myself because I cannot talk to clinicians, and the noise, lack of fresh air being in a cell, and lack of recreation, lack of treatment groups, in a cell with a brighter light on 24 hours a day; lack of religious books, not able to make group.

10.  My mental health has gotten worse due to the fact that I’m in AC and being placed in observation as a consequence.

11.  Many prisoners have been placed in observation due to the fact that inmates on AC cannot get the help that they need.  In observation you get a green smock, a black hard rubber mat, and a green security blanket with the light on 24 hours a day with an officer checking on you every 15 minutes.

12.  In a regular cell there’s no fresh air, no good air flow and the rooms are cold and loud.

13.  I have talked to many clinicians since I’ve been on AC because of my mental health getting worse due to being in a room 24 hours a day; thoughts of self-harm, cutting myself, and overdosing a few times.  My diagnosis has gotten worse, as well, as PSU has listed me for:

(A)   Personality Disorder Mitch Type

(B)   Poly = Substance Abuse

(C)   Antisocial Personality Disorder

(D)   Emotional Psypregulation (I don’t think that’s right, but that’s what it says)

(E)    Emotional Disorder

(F)    Past Traumatic Stress Disorder

(G)   Poly-Substance Dependence in Controlled Environment

(H)   Borderline Personality Disorder

(I)      Borderline Intellectual Functioning

(J)     Mtt2b (mental health classification)


14.  My diagnosis and mental health class have gotten worse and going to observation because of noise, being locked in a cell 24 hours a day, because of noise on the tier, looking at the hallways, thoughts of self-harm, and no access to the help that I need.  PSU staff n longer stops by my cell to speak with me.
I am competent to testify to all of the above. Executed at Waupun, Wisconsin On January 20, 2016       




Bobby Kimble

  Bobby Kimble 164788, WSPF; PO Box 1000, Boscobel, WI 53805  ( BD 1969)
Bobby Kimble: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/bobby-kimble.pdf-this has all document including HROP (High risk offender)program timeline

story transcribed below
I decide to write you because I do have a story to tell, not only do I have a story, but I also worked in solitary confinement for 6 1/2 years on and off at the Waupun Correctional Institution [WCI]. I worked inside restrictive housing unit North Program and North transition which are both located in the North cell Hall at Waupun. I also worked in the infamous Waupun segregation unit, I was a swamper there. During my time as swamper, I used to deal with the entire solitary population at WCI and in transition I used to interact with those who would be long or short term confinement. Some would be transferred for other segregation units like Wisconsin Secure Program Facility [WSPF], Green Bay Correctional Institution [GBCI], Columbia CI etc. and I even dealt with guys who would come from the Wisconsin  Resource Center. So from 2002 -2015 I was either around or working around or inside segregation. I have enclosed some correspondence, a rough draft copy of what I once sent the DOC administration concerning my plight. With you, I will share what happened to me and how I ended up in my current situation.
Back in late 2014 or early 2015, I was called up to a Waupun Administrative Captain’s office regarding some false allegations by an inmate who said I had said some false things about a guard. So soon after I left the security office word got back to the guard and some harassment followed. My character was assassinated by them going on a staff computer and then providing some confidential information pertaining to my past and then sharing the private past criminal conviction with some inmates. Soon after, I was being talked about by a lot of inmates. So basically like a fool I confronted one of the guards inside Waupun segregation unit where I was working. I am now facing attempted homicide battery from the incident. I will be getting sentenced on March 17th, 2017, 10 am in Dodge county and the supposed sentence I am supposed to receive is 15 years concurrent to my already existing sentence which is natural life. The DA from Dodge Kurt and Limberly and my attorney Greg Vollan have had discussions about issues that had been going on for a very long time at Waupun Facility. I have records that provide facts to my being harassed up there but unfortunately, I reacted and got myself in this jam. The DA from Dodge county never has initiated a John Doe probe on all that stuff from Waupun. I do know that the warden and deputy warden were reassigned to other facilities after the incident with me on 10/30/2015. The old Warden went to Dodge Correctional and deputy warden was reassigned to CCI. These changes occurred after the incident with me as told to me by my attorney, there were charges initiated by the head of DOC. I take full responsibility for my actions. I don’t have a lot of prior misconduct in the 19 years of incarceration and before my 2015 Waupun incident; my last conduct report was 11 or 12 years prior to that. I was a model prisoner and as such was allowed to work any job in Waupun. I have been in solitary since 10/30/2015, 8 months at DS-2 at CCI, Restrictive Housing Unit and 8 months here at WSPF. I have no other misconduct since the 10/30/15 incident. I didn’t attempt to homicide anyone, I shouldn’t of confronted anyone though.
Currently I am in this Behavior Modification Program which I am providing you a copy of it’s policy derective which has been promulgated and described to last for 12 months. I have been in the program since 7/25/16 so when I get sentenced in March 2017, I will be in the program for 8 months. I assume that I will then soon after the resolution of my case, be reviewed to go to the last phase of the HROP. If I am then advanced to phase green of the HROP , this phase is described to last up to 7 months, so a 12 month program which is described to last 12 months based on positive behavior and program completion does not apply to me because although I’ve done everything correctly ad positively, I will be in the HROP past the 12 months. The length of the HROP was changed by top administrators of DOC from 18 months down to 12  months ...[describes enclose inserts which will be posted soon]


Andres L Tinnon 306887 WSPF PO Box 1000; Boscobel, WI 53805 ( bd 1980)

Friendship wanted.
Andre has supplied his AC hearing document and his appeal. The prison is tell him he is on AC because of his "history of Violence" i.e., his conviction and his "non compliance with the rules" He is  appealing his conviction, claims innocence, has not had a conduct report resulting in seg time. We will be writing him for more information regarding his present conditions but he would like a penpal.


I am interested in helping you and others understand what prisoners go through day in and out. Currently I am serving a “Life” sentence and I have been in solitary confinement for a total of 5 years. For allegedly breaking rule violations- basically i could have easily did seg time, and went to (G.P) general population. I was then told I was on AC due to my murder case supposedly because the media made it look like I was a cold blooded killer. And I don’t agree with that because I didn’t kill anybody I basically took the case to save my ex-girlfriend and uncle from going to penitentiary and the person was no kin to me. But at this time I am appealing the matter as of now. But I say all that to say this –that’s the real reason i’am on AC. Also the victim worked at (H.O.C.) House of Corrections outside of Milwaukee, that’s 30 minutes from Milwaukee from Franklin. But yeah, i’am yellow phase at this time, and after that I will be Green Phase, and have a total of 7 months to return to G.P. So that’s my outlook upon seg. In next letter I will write more. The pleasure was all mines !
 Sincerely, Mr Andre Tinnon.
Ps I am enclosing paper work proof to what I spoke of on today &gt;
rules of AC hearing:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/andre-tinnon-acdocs1.pdf
Here is  Andre's Appeal of AC confinement: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/andre-tinnon-ac-docs-2.pdf
His DOC profile: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/andre-tinnon-dc-profile1.pdf
Andre's introduction handwritten:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/andre-tinnon-ac-story.pdf
   





4.) James Terry #373986
WSPF PO Box 1000
Boscobel, WI 53805
DB 1964 ;age 54
Wants a friend

James Terry is well known to FFUP-- For many years he has been trying to find reliable representation to prove his innocence. Someday we may have a group like Wisconsin Innocence Project to do preliminary investigation on the many many cases such as this.
But for right now FFUP's interest is why he is on AC and we hope he can find a friendly pen-pal

If there is any who would like to look into these AC cases with reform in mind, contact FFUP at pgswan3@aol.com

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/james-terry-story.pdf


Dion Matthews 254399 WSPF PO Box 1000, Boscobel WI 53805
bd 1975


Dion Mathews AC statement

“I’ve been housed at WSPF since 2006, and from that time until now I’ve spent mainly ten of those years in solitary confinement .I was in g.p. in 2015m and was out back on solitary confinement that same year. I was put back essentially for writing a letters to the warden here, and administrative staff requesting more opportunities for prisoners here. Those requests were written respectfully, polite and honestly.
After viewing this request apparently officials at this institution decided that they needed to write me a conduct report stating that I was a “gang member” and I’m writing this administration “demanding changes”. The conduct report stated that in my proposal I wrote “we ask,” and “we propose” and that meant to this administration that I was “demanding things.”
That interpretation was quote preposterous indeed. Enclosed is one of the letters I sent to the warden and there you can see how respectful my writings tend to be. This case is currently in front of the US District Court Western District of Wisconsin, and documents can be accessed through the courts electronic filing system at Dion Matthews V lebbens Brown 16cv 650. Needless to say, the psychological and physical effects of long term solitary confinement is devastating especially in the situation when no kind of legitimates interest existed or exists. This is just punishment for punishment’s sake"
Dion Mathews 254399 WSPF

Dion Matthews story and letter to warden:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dion-matthew-ac-warden.pdf
Dion Matthews DOC profile: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dion-matthers-doc-profile.pdf


Some prisoners in trouble in solitary-please write

A nurturing note would be much appreciated by any of the people on this blog, or any prisoners. You can use FFUP's return address and do not have to give the prisoners your real address. If you wish to be a friend to any of these prisoners,email  FFUP  with your name and address and the name of the prisoner you wish to write so we can deliver his answering mail to you. And we are available any time for questions or concerns. pgswan3@aol.com



Dennis Mix 499033 CCI,  bd1987, 31yo in CCI- hung himself in Solitary- settled his  case on deliberate indifference and was put back in similar situation. FFUP first made contact with him because of a concerned letter from a neighbor.
     His  case #2 14–cv-01172 WCG was concluded in 2017 which was settled because, according to Mr Mix, the DOC tampered with a key witness “which made me afraid and I settled.”
    “I have 6 years until my release 2-13-24. I fear I will kill myself before that. They moved us to unit 7B where upstairs is housed all AC prisoners when it overflows downstairs where all their MH seg prisoners are. I don’t know if I should be downstairs or upstairs. They wake up screaming in middle of the night and it makes my issues worst. It’s rough. If you complain about this they will write a CR and say you threatened them. This keeps complaints to a minimum”.
     WDOC often places severely mentally ill prisoners in solitary as a control tool though this only worsens their conditions and makes it impossible to get treatment. This plaintiff is at imminent risk for a psychological breakdown and another suicide attempt.
”We are on 24 hour lockdown. I’ve appealed my placement but it’s well known what happens when I’m in seg long. All it takes is one day I’m paranoid. They say my history- well, the violent fight was in 2017 and I hadn’t had a fight before that since 2014 –that’s 3 years.” 


Fredrick Andrew Morris 579941 GBCI; (born 1992 25YO)  Background: grew up in Chicago with gangs, many in his family in prison. Eloquently puts situation: ” I have  mental issues but PSU here in GBCI sums my mental issues up with three words: ‘antisocial personality disorder’ but I think of people who grew up in Chicago , Minneapolis. Studies show that people who grew up like I did have mental issues of people in the third world war- torn countries.
         I didn’t choose the streets like most people do, I was born in the streets. That is why I have nightmares, hear voices, see things, feel things, because I am really unstable. Just because I don’t hack chunks out of my body GBCI sees my mental health issues as nothing but if do something, hurt someone everyone says “why did he snap like that?” I need meds for my mental issues. I need a PSU who will help me, not go tell people of what I tell them so others look at me some kind of way.”              
         He has attempted suicide in solitary many times and is currently receiving no treatment.  He is at imminent risk for a psychological, breakdown.


 Scott Brown 567501, JCI   (bd1990 out 11 2019) Scott Brown is 27 years old and has cut himself severely numerous times and is trying to get to WRC for been incarcerated for approximately  11 years, much of it in solitary. In a 2015 letter he states: “I’ve been trying to get in touch with law firms or even anyone that can help me receive the proper treatment for my mental illness. I’ve been struggling to get evaluation done for my mental illness.”
           He describes his present solitary time thus:  “I’ve been in the hole for two months and a week, since January 2nd. “ I had a seizure broke my jaw and chin. I have been going back and forth to UW Madison hospital for checkups on my jaw. I had surgery on my jaw and a metal plate put in my chin. But anyway they thought drugs had something to do with it I had to take a test to urinate out the test came back negative”. Despite the negative test result he was given a ticket and sent to “the hole”. He has received three more tickets while on observation which “I was not supposed to get” and now faces 120 days in” the hole.”
          I go home next year and have been asking to go to WRC for prerelease and I will get better mental health treatment there. And here in GP I don’t get to come out of my room like I do in WRC. Being here is no help for me –I just keep ending up in observation for acts of self – harm and depression. I go home November 5th 2019 and I am not aware how I am going to be it’s been 11 years since I been locked up.”
           Rather than provide him with any treatment, he is punished for behavior that is impulsive and compulsive with more time in conditions which have been internationally recognized as giving rise to such behavior or the disorders such behavior is systematic of.


Timothy Sidney 480018 GBCI PO Box 19033,Green Bay 54307 (bd1988, 29 y.o.) out 5 23 19 Letter 5 10 17:” I write in regards to mental health, my mental health! I been incarcerated a little over 7 years and I’m worst! Long story short 2011 until 2012 I had not one scar on my body, now my body will tell you 7 years worth of cruel unusual acts in scars! From 2012 until 2015 I was housed in segregation from Waupun , to Boscobel , to Green Bay, to WRC , back to Waupun! As I write you this letter I’m currently housed in Waupun seg unit on strike, Cause I’m subject to all type of cruelty, aged trays, Impartial Hearing, Excessive force, dirty cell guards, no mental health treatment  for my PTSD, So I cut  a lot for grounding,
         COs (correctional officers)here in their seg building, CO Beahm ,CO Demers, CO Pole are putting razor blades, unprescribed pills in my cells even in my observation cell before being placed on suicide watch and I’m sending proof enclosed in this letter some people want a way, some want lawsuits , some want revenge, but I just want help, treatment because I go home soon and I don’t want to go home like this, so please reach out because I’m to the point of no return!  This plaintiff is being incited to self- harm by guards known for their history of prisoner abuse..
            Another thing I think you should know is I was housed in seg from 2012 to 2015 off ticket for overdosing and cutting and my records speak for they self this is no lie your reading. The charges was either misuse of medication or disfigurement.  All I ask is that you reach, because I need to be touched.

Jovan Williams 575056 WCI (bd1993, 24yo)Jovan Williams was incarcerated at age 19 and has been in prison in restrictive Status housing for more than  2 years, approximately January 2016 until now. He believes he was originally put in restrictive housing Status for disobeying orders and was given 90 days. He is still there. He has not been giving outside of cell recreation nor allowed to go outside for long periods. Due to DAI policies and procedures he was given 45, 90 and 105 days of loss of rec.
         He is diagnosed as MH-1 and is continually put around prisoners with MH-2-A and 2-B and says there are no psychological treatment  given to any of them. “ I never thought I will have all of these scars on my body and mental, but look at the result of what I have gone through being incarcerated in these settings . I don’t know if I will be able to function in the community without help. I have reached out more than several times for help to get back to reality but get nothing. This setting is full of boredom, hostile ways from people. This is dangerous-which leads me to self destructive ways, suicidal thoughts, self harm and suicidal attempts which only make my psychological state worse than it was at the beginning.
          His history of self harm is extensive. He asks to be properly diagnosed at WRC and to be sent to WRC for  programs /groups for his diagnosis. He says there is one word for his environment: “ Unbearable!”

Davin Rollins 278690 GBCI (BD 1979 38 y.o.) -  Davin is manic  depressive ( bi Polar) and sends long illegible letters when manic which belie his true abilities. His condition is exasperated by his lack of meaningful things to do. His mother is engaged in helping him knows he is very bright and would do well with a real opportunity. He is vulnerable to abuse and has no tools to cope with life in this system. Mother would like him to be part of this.  
    6 21 18- Advocate recently got a call from his mother that Davin is not receiving his meds, was taken to a part of the cell hall with no cameras and was sexually assaulted ; is often not receiving his food or it is thrown on the floor or foreign substance are put in it.( he says urine) We ask that he be sent to WRC.


Timothy Crowley 243754   GBCI ( BD1976, 42 y.o.) - deaf, going blind/mentally ill/ came to prison with few years – now has over 20 years in- always in some kind of seg for acting out- easy target and does strike out getting more charges. FFUP worked hard to get him Braille lessons which finally came but there was no one to help him with it and the project failed. Many suicide attempts.


Terrance Grissom 193184 CCI( BD 1970, 48 y.o. )- advocate has had letters from concerned inmates about him. We are told he is either drugged to a stupor or loud and assaultive. Gets a lot of cases, mother in another state, wants him there.   Both states have refused- no interstate agreement they say .Needs concerted effort to transfer him out of WI.


   William Jones 473038 GBCI, (BD 1990 28yo) / FFUP advocate was alerted to this man in mid June by a worried neighbor. Our information about him thus far is incomplete but is enough to include him here:
“I been in segregation since November 2016 and I’m on AC status. I initially came to seg for enterprising and fraud and received a predetermined 90-D-seg tine. I completed the entire 90 no issues, then was placed on AC. My AC review meeting had so many violations I cannot go into detail here. But I am on AC because the administration ‘’said”  : “for the safety of others” but I got no violent tickets, no drug tickets. Since  I been in seg I have not received no proper mental health treatment and I’m a MH2. My diagnosis  are major depression. PTD, Anxiety and ADHD . I was convicted of armed robbery and I am appealing that currently. “