Sunday, September 17, 2017

Just got alert from AC prisoner in CCI -Uhuru- long time friend and mentor to me. Suicide Sunday and he is screaming for action. I am getting this typed and sending to Dee Hall and  allies etc. etc. Will alert Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) asking for help in getting some kind of action going. And of course I am doing the slow stuff- the litigation and sending our proposals and data to interested legislators but it is glacially slow.  



Good thing- got hold of head of EXPO and he will get structure going for mentoring soon to be released inmates- I gave him a list of 10. 


 here is original letter followed by original call for action. Again, Typed version coming: 

 letter to FFUP founder:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1-a-ngreen-9-11-17-alert.pdf

 Alert for all :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1-a-ngreen-cci-suicide-9-11-17.pdf

Justin Burns Almost Made it to Treatment

 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 t change the system - which means legal action and litigation- attempts are under way.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

FFUP solitary report 9 17 Rough Draft Working

IN PROGRESS:
from 2014 article by FRONTLINE entitled-"does solitary make you crazy?"
FFUP report on WI DOC overuse and abuse of solitary


A)latest 
1) Suicide at CCI on Sunday, September 10, 2017 -reported by Norman Green ( UHURU) 228971. We are trying to find out more – only have name CANTRELL.We have also asked for names of all inmates at risk in that seg unit so we can help support them.
(typed version coming.
 see original here: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1-a-ngreen-cci-suicide-9-11-17.pdf
and his letter to me here: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1-a-ngreen-9-11-17-alert.pdf

This came with call to action- conditions are worse than ever and there will be more suicides. FFUP is trying to gather allies for an effective action. (Thinking possibly a campaign demanding the building of a treatment center like that at TCI-they did have it in the budget at one time. )

2)Widespread PTSD suspected among exprisoners who spent long time in seg.
  The courts are recognizing the profoundly negative effect solitary has on the mentally ill. We have found in getting to know  many ex-prisoners and reincarcerated prisoners who have spent long periods in solitary, that symptoms similar to PTSD are widespread, making adjustment to life outside prison difficult and requiring treatment. Informal support groups of ex-prisoners who have experienced long term solitary confinement are being discussed, for healthy ways to vent are vital to healing. Here is part of letter from on inmate who was out of prison for awhile:

John Tiggs, 50 , has PTSD from his time in solitary , will be released for second try 7 18
Akinbo JS Hashim-Tiggs 250033, WCI on PTSD 9 12 17:"One of the things I discovered was that the 7 or 8 years I resided in the Boscobel Prison there in Boscobel, damaged me. There would be nights when I was asleep and would hear the sound of keys dangling and leap wide- awake, afraid of an impending cell search and assault from prisoner guards.
     post traumatic Stress disorder was only a smaller part of the overall effect : I had to re-teach myself how to communicate through simple forms of courtesies like expressing" thankyou", "your welcome" and "please" .I had spent so many months behind the box-car style door that yelling became the norm for me and anger was the primary emotion.
     What I learned that really really helped was spending time with others who'd gone through a similar experience, discussing the experiences( venting) and good ol' fashioned  mindfulness  meditation. I attest that mindfulness meditation saved my sanity.It allowed me to separate myself for that moment in time I needed for perspective to move in.
But what works for one might not work for another.
       I am still very much affected by the time I spent in solitary confinement; when threatened by it, I feel and inordinate level of fear and I 'n not sure I will ever make it out again were I to return to segregation. "


3)Gangs Targeting Native American Prisoners because the are sure they have money- beating and extortion and the prison does not help 
Bobby Coil on Hunger strike

4) Latest  Hunger strike reports, Affidavits/ deterioration solitary causes
I’m writing to tell you there is four people on hunger strike. Their names are David Claudio 289694, Timothy Sidney 480019, Jack Williams 271433 and Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.
We’re protesting how the C/o officers are treating us. And I’m protesting the psychologist not sending me back  to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before I go home june 10, 2018. Doctor N Stewart playing games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, for something I didn’t do.

5) WCI not following protocol with hunger strikes/Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.


     
5)Eloquent description of seg and plea

Gerald Easterling #564618 WCI
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...
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

B.  ONGOING abuse by all prisons
 1) Biggest one is that there is little or no treatment> A few classes that work ( name) are almost impossible to get into
     a)  testaments on self harm
        B) Therapist conduct very short interviews at cell door where everyone can hear- nothing      important can get done in these circumstances
        C) Self harm and behaviors caused by mental illness continue to get severe retaliation and CRs- and usually elongated solitary
2 ) . Overcrowding and understaffing have driven the prison to use solitary as a population control tool.
a)Whole prisons have frequent lockdowns because of lack of staff and overcrowding./\
b)Prisoners are given solitary time for the least infraction and are often segued into AC once that is done.
c)some general population inmates claim they live like they were in solitary as often they cannot come out of their unless they have program or job- and there are few of these.
from letter by Bobby Byers WSPF 4 17
d) Guards routinely are forced to do double shifts, sometimes three and often there are not enough staff to adequately keep order- leaving the weaker inmates vulnerable.
e)The rules for duration of solitary are not followed myriad ways this is done to hide the fact that use of solitary is increasing , not decreasing- see Bbelow
f) Inmates are segued from Disciplinary seg to AC without a blink and noone beats an AC hearing, I am told.  Also once the assigned time is served, the prison merely has to ask Madison for an elongation
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/j-emerson-longer-seg-6-20-16.pdf

3) Another.Death/ suicides/Physical Abuse/ guards inciting inmates to snap out
a) Francisco Flores-Rocha: many reports: Patrick Peterson/mther of GBCI prisoner/
                 Reports that 8 cans of gas were thrown in his room. PP wrote me about it, his mail was intercepted before I get it and he was given CR for lying about staff, then they sent the letter to me . I alerted allies and it stuck there for fear of retaliation on inmate witnesses. Finally mother of a gbci inmates said all on floor knew about it /inmates in surrounding cells were given gas masks the air was so foul.

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/guards-inciting-by-spreading-rumors.pdf
b) Biggest one is that the most abusive guard, Joseph Beahm , was put in charge of seg at WCI- got one letter, recently, however, stating he has not been seen for awhile. Am told he is at Guard tower now. Equally abusive is Monguey is still doing his abuse unheeded
                recent history:   The abuse was well documented in a series in 2014 by the center for Investigative Journalism ( CInvJ) CRUEL AND UNUSUAL?.after the articles the DOJ strted a preliminary investigation and a lawfirm agreed to look inot doing a class action. Then the DOC instituted a brief period of reform with new guidelines. The guards wore cameras and rotation was establish, After a couple months the DOJ and lawfirm left, job accomplished and media lauded changes. all reverted back - rules not followed and main abusing guard, Joseph Beahm became head of seg., All advocacy become much harder and inmates lost hope.

c)Incitement by guards through rumours.  At first I did not believe the letters about guards spreading rumour- basic conspiracy but now there are enough reports that I think it I a widespread practice. Three cases here:
Cesar De Leon, Luis Ramirez, Daniel Chipman

2) Pattern of prisons denying transfer to Treatment center (WRC).. Two I have started to follow up on:
a) Justin Burns 560086,WCI-was refused transfer to WCI because of "dirty UA"(pot).he explains he "self medicated" because of no treatment
b)Robert Ward WSPF  was denied transfer to treatment denied because on AC.
Both men have been in seg for long period, are mentally ill and are soon to be released. They both fear they will “snap out “ easily once released if they do not have treatment. On inquiry, deputy warden at WRC said they have no blanket policy for admittance- everyone gets the sane screening. Neither being on AC or having a dirty UA disqualifies them. I did an open records request for wspf asking for any rules that disqualifies an inmate if he is on AC- there are none. Wrote Madison and Warden of WSPF inquiring. More cases coming in from throughout system with similar complaints- will gather.
DETAILS on the two cases above:
      1WCI Justin Burns-was refused transfer to WCI because of "dirty UA"(pot).he explains he "self medicated" because of no treatment: from letter 7 27 17 :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. He also sent WRC referral notice and requests to PSU for treatment See:
request for treatment : https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/justin-burns-psu-request-7-17.pdf
referral from WRC: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/j-burns-wrc-referral-6-17.pdf

          2 Robert Ward WSPF  is one of the inmates who had his diagnosis changed from severe MH2 to not severe MH1 and he was transferred to WSPF for treatment and has been on AC. He has extreme phobias now of being around people and stimulation and will be released in 2018.  He was denied transfer to treatment denied because on AC. He is still on AC because of policy of “Warning” (explained in Number---)Without this policy he would be out of AC. Because the THe high risk offender program HROP lasts a year, by the time they deem hi eligible for treatment . he will be out. He also has done the program already, which is a writing and takes a short time to do. ( there is no training or treatment in the program- it is just time)  https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/rward-wrc-request-denial7-23-17.pdf 

           More cases of transfer denial /looking in to:
         Alex javier Lopez-Smith 559448, WCI  22 Years old/Birth year 1995/out date 6 10 2018/ went on hunger strike at WCI because psychologist refused to send him to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before going home."Doctor N Stewart playing games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, for something I didn’t do." am gathering more info and documents
          William Counts 211570 WCI denied programming/exhausted remedies/wants to be included in suit. Ask for affidavit
         Joshua Scolman 422508: trying for two years to be transferred out of WCI where is says he is constantly retaliated against. Long story of abuse at WCI . we started working with him during the hunger strike 2016. See #
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/j-scolman-8-30-17.pdf
        Timothy Sidney 480018 CI Been asking for PTSD treatment  but DOC said WRC called him a security risk( investigate)

B)Rules and statutes not followed. Despite rules and reports that state that use of solitary is on decline, the reports we receive is that the numbers are increasing dramatically. Solitary is used as the main tool in dealing with overcrowding and understaffing.

        1)Severely mentally ill prisoners put into solitary by changing diagnoses.  Ongoing pattern of changing diagnoses from severe(MH1) to not sever e (MH2)and then taking away meds. At CCI the report is that Psychologist Gamboro is pressuring new psychiatrists to change diagnoses and are told the inmates are “Malingering”
                a. Doctor Boivin DOC psychologist quit the DOC because of inability to treat effectively and he reported in Center for Investigative Journalism (CINVJ) article that he came back for vacation to find that 8 of his patients had had their diagnoses changed from serious to non serious.
               b) In some cases, when the diagnosis is changed,  Meds have been cut off without tapering , producing a serious mental health crisis in the individual
Urgent case: Raynell Morgan( Kamau) CCI. He was in solitary at WSPF for 15plus years and deteriorated dramatically- obsessive compulsive and extremely tortured- was getting slightly better with the meds when they were cut off. He cannot eat because he fears the food is poisoned, he has voices and clicks etc in his head all the time, dreams are full of deceased people he knew. All advocacy did not get him his meds back. Finally, with visit from family and letters from allies he has decided to accept his symptoms and get into study of language which is his forte to keep his mind off his symptoms.
               c) Robert Ward had diagnosis changed from MH2 (serious) to Mh1 ( no serious) and was transferred to WSPF from CCI . He and others reported there were 10 such transfers. The going thought is that the diagnosis changes was BECAUSE they then could be put into solitary and AC and  the DOC could report they are not putting severely mentally ill into long term solitary.
                d) latest: Shane Gressel 305973 –will send List of inmates who had MH codes dropped from Severe MH1 to MH2/Weekly meetings through door with therapist violates HIPPA rights/Guards Goat inmates into self harm

      2) Inmates are segued from Disciplinary seg to AC without a blink and noone beats an AC hearing, I am told.  
Jim Chandler AC hearing scams

Jarvis  Gordon

        3)Also once the assigned time is served, the prison merely has to ask Madison for an elongation
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/j-emerson-longer-seg-6-20-16.pdf
           
       3 )Guidelines published in June 2016 were not followed except by GBCI and Prisoner at least in WCI never heard of them
    Guidelines: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2190222-dai-303-00-04-disciplinary-guidelines-06-01-15.html

      4) AC new rule not followed 


RULES 308.00.00 and 303 .00.02.not followed:
WAUPUN not following new Procedures for Administrative Confinement (DAI 308.00.01)
The WI DOC passed a new DAI policy for administrative Confinement (DAI 308.00.01). Waupun officials are refusing to implement it. It requires that each prison establish a step level system  like the one at CCI, you know AC1, 2, and 3.Each step is 6 months.  It was passed in March. They are refusing to implement it because they Say” “It puts security staff at risk.”
 From Cesar De Leon written 5 10 17:

Here are parts they are not implementing- full 308 here: 
in pdf form ( reduced to 4 in one as received)       / and here transcribed to word: 

IV Programming and Level System
A Each facility shall have a structured and progressive system that allows inmates to progress through privilege levels based on program participation, behavior and appropriate interactions with staff. Where space and resources allow, the program shall include opportunities for 
recreation and leisure time activities and out-of-cell time with other inmates (with or without restraints), consistent with level of risk.

B. At the time of AC placement, inmates shall be informed the behaviors and actions required to successfully transition to a less restrictive setting.
C. Property and privileges of AC shall be consistent with the highest level allowed in the RH unit where they are housed.
D. Additional property, privileges and programming may be initiated to assist in transition planning and preparation for release from the status.

 V Mentally ill inmates 
For inmates placed AC with MH-2A, MH-213 or ID codes:
A. Facility staff shall complete a Behavior Management Plan as defined in DAI Policy 500.70.30 within 10 days of AC placement.
B. PSU staff shall meet with the inmate at least once per week and document contacts on DOC-3473.
C. If the inmate is not already on a mental health treatment unit, staff shall regularly review options for placement on such unit
D. Each facility shall review their capabilities for additional out of cell activities for SMI inmates.
B. Out of cell time for SMI —Whew Resources Allow
1. Five hours out of cell time for unstructured recreational/leisure activities per Wisconsin Administrative Code.
2. Five hours out of cell for structured activity.

MORE from Cesar Deleon 7 20 17
Can warden just ignore administrative rules or overrule them with his/her own policies??
The only policy that permits the warden to suspend administrative rules the I know of is DOC 306.02 sub(1). It reads:
If an emergency occurs that prevents the normal functioning of the institution, the warden may suspend the administrative rules of the Department or parts of them, EXCEPT 306.07 to 306.09 until the emergency is ended and order is restored to the institution.
I think that only applies in case of riots. Anyway, whatever you are looking for in cases of suspension of rules in i the administrative code 306. I don’t think that they can use any of these codes to justify not implementing those DAI 308.00.01 and 303.00.02 codes. They’re just being defiant toward their own administrators in central office. They did the same thing when the new DAI 303.00.04 was issued, remember?(suggests going to Wisconsin center for investigative Journalism )

Nothing in those two policies is being implemented at WCI, Green Bay and DCI. Boscobel and Portage always had a step level system for A.C. but in no prison that know of are they implementing the parts about giving consideration to MH@ inmates. All S.C.hearing are still being operated under the old 308 policy. And NOONE that is MH2 and gets more than 60 days in seg are getting a behavior management plan. And at Waupun inmates in seg get less than the minimum property standards. In order to even get some shampoo, grease , personal toothpaste etc, you have to be on step three or AC. The new policy also permits a cup, personal clippers, hair brush, lotion, conditioner, and so forth. None of this is allowed in Waupun seg.

 303 .00.02 Minimum allowable property in solitary:
There’s another policy that they are refusing to implement. IT’s DAI 303.00.02.That deals with Behavior Management plans for inmates with mental Illness(es) that get more than 60 days in seg and AC. It also outlines the “standard minimums’ allowed property for seg. In Waupun ‘s seg we get even less that the minimum standard and officials plan to keep it that way unless we do something about it.

Matthew Labrec 531236 CCI DOC not following DAI policy -90 plus people packed into RH2-30 people on the floor and no pair with care

     5) DOC 301.04 rules not followed

     6) WSPF AND "Warning system"- new policy AT WSPF whereby a guard can issue a 'warning" for  rule infraction and then put the inmate back to start of HROP "High risk offender program" without any due process. For a prisoner to get out of AC at WSPF he must finish the year long HROP program.  Robert Ward was near finished with the program when he was accused of yelling . He was put back to beginning with no due process. he was not the one who yelled> ironically he is soon to be released and NEEDS treatment at WSPF badly and they tell him no because he is on AC. Further irony, there is a short paper program for HROP and Robert has done it- there is nothing but time here( see 2)

     7) OSCI is an example of a rogue prison making its own rules at whim. There were some overdose deaths and prison went on long lock down- now is semi back to normal  but has draconian and what inmates feel are totally ineffective rules. letters in insert.(list)Malcolm Campbell; Reo Covington, Matthew Stechauner Carlos McDaniel, Les Puerner
      8)  FLCI_ 16-17 inmates have been PRC’d to maximum prisons 
               
Many medium prisoners PRC’d to Maximum?
Release/Ben Martinez 168495 FLCI 7 13 17 16-17 inmates PRC’s to max- all given 240 ( type)
Seg #/Joseph C Cooks 436664 WCI/was in GBCI for 13 years, FLCI for 2 years, now back to max at WCI
Misses sun, view of sky, breathing fresh air. No cliques in the hole-all oppressed / Many PRC’s to max from mediums and minimums.

  C.  ONGOING abuse by all prisons
 1) Biggest one is that there is little or no treatment> A few classes that work ( name) are almost impossible to get into
2) Therapist conduct very short interviews at cell door where everyone can hear- nothing important can get done in these circumstances
3) Self harm and behaviors caused by mental illness continue to get severe retaliation and CRs- and usually elongated solitary
3) . Overcrowding and understaffing have driven the prison to use solitary as a population control tool.
Whole prisons have frequent lockdowns because of lack of staff and overcrowding./\
Prisoners are given solitary time for the least infraction and are often segued into AC once that is done.
some general population inmates claim they live like they were in solitary as often they cannot come out of their unless they have program or job- and there are few of these.
4) Guards routinely are forced to do double shifts, sometimes three and often there are not enough staff to adequately keep order- leaving the weaker inmates vulnerable.
5) solitary is the solution the prison uses for all ills and the smallest infraction gets solitary time – the guidelines published in June of 2016 are not followed
6) The rules for duration of solitary are not followed- Inmates are segued from Disciplinary seg to AC without a blink and noone beats an AC hearing, I am told.  Also once the assigned time is served, the prison merely has to ask Madison for an elongation
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/j-emerson-longer-seg-6-20-16.pdf
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/r-blue-letter-81-16.pdf-very good letter on guard abuse and inmate blame

D.Conditions of confinement
1)Meals skipped for deaf and those on heavy drugs: Bell rings for Meals and you have to be at your door to get fed- those who are mentally ill and drugged or deaf miss meals
1) constant hunger by all inmates- portions constantly reduces- result is inmate have no energy and sleep a lot-
2) no sunlight/ many prisons have no windows/outside very rare
3)filthy cells, feces spread and not cleaned up
4)old beat up blankets and clothes, mattresses hopeless

From a letter by Jose Gonzalez to Warden WCI and all concerned

"Upon entering seg you are placed in a dirty strip cage and made to strip naked to be optically searched, then you are given seg clothes. These 

clothes are typically worn out and have holes in them and a really worn out pair of orange shoes made of rubber. Then you are handcuffed with  cuffs that are not cleaned between uses, if at all, and escorted to A or B range and placed in a cell that has probably never been scrubbed. I personally have scrubbed the walls of all 9 seg cells I have ever been in and each time I have scrubbed blood, spit, food, sweat, dirt, semen, urine and fecal matter from the walls. The mattresses are so worn that it feels like you are sleeping on cement. ….."


5) cold , hot no relief
6) Supplies dismal_ soap to last three days not enough for one washup- no canteen
this is supposed to last for 3 days this is approximately 2" long and 1". It is not enough for one hand washing. There are many different levels of seg which I have never gotten straight , but most inmates in solitary have no access to canteen and most FFUP works with are indigent. Deodorant and soap NEED to be on venders (Marcus and Union supply). that woudl help many inmates tolerate their "pysche incinerators better as family could help. 


F. Hunger strike reports, Affidavits/ deterioration solitary causes
I’m writing to tell you there is four people on hunger strike. Their names are David Claudio 289694, Timothy Sidney 480019, Jack Williams 271433 and Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.
We’re protesting how the C/o officers are treating us. And I’m protesting the psychologist not sending me back  to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before I go home june 10, 2018. Doctor N Stewart playing games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, for something I didn’t do.
5) WCI not following protocol with hunger strikes/Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.


General good descriptions of life in the WIS DOC: people need to be aware of the disregard to human life the Wisconsin DOC has."
"Staff talk down on us all the time. And if someone reacts, that person gets treated worse. People’s mental health is a joke to them. There are staff that do not agree with the mistreatment, but they can not speak out because that will be their job. Staff do not go against staff. New staff are training new staff. Very dangerous. It’s like you lose your right to be a man, when you come to prison. But what happens to a caged dog that always gets messed with and antagonized? Most of the time they become very mean, and when they are released, they snap and most of the time you have to lay them down. Then they blame it on  the dog. How sick and wrong is that? Every man has a breaking point. And this is mine. It’s time to let this torture be let out. Loud and Proud. “We are Men, and We Deserve to be treated as one. “ I came to prison because I did something wrong. I want to become better, but the system is designed to have you have a rough time and eventually come back. Every person that comes through these doors means money to them. But if you knew that your money was going to building killers and “crazy people” would you let that keep happening? I hope not. All it takes is one bad judgment call to end up exactly where I am right now. We are human and not perfect. I have seen people “lose it.” Eat their own bowl movements, cut them selves, wipe blood and other bodily fluids all over themselves. I have seen staff walk away from people who ask for help and they laugh while the inmate hurts himself. One person that I really respected told a CO that his chest hurt, the CO said drink some water and lay down. The man died that night. The man was no older than 50 years old. That was the last straw for me. Things need to change. People need to be aware of the disregard to human life the Wisconsin DOC has."



very good letter on guard abuse and inmate blame: :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/r-blue-letter-81-16.pdf

F. Hunger strike reports, Affidavits/ deterioration solitary causes
I’m writing to tell you there is four people on hunger strike. Their names are David Claudio 289694, Timothy Sidney 480019, Jack Williams 271433 and Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.
We’re protesting how the C/o officers are treating us. And I’m protesting the psychologist not sending me back  to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before I go home june 10, 2018. Doctor N Stewart playing games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, for something I didn’t do.
5) WCI not following protocol with hunger strikes/Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

update on money scam, hunger strike


Money scam update here:http://www.prisonforum.org/2017/04/doc-money-scam-latest-actions.html


Newest newsletter :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ffup-newsletter-summer-2017.pdf

On the renewed hunger strike
Due to difficulties in maintaining communication with strikers and the lack of media involvement we are encouraging inmates to helpp with the long view-education the public toward new legislation while we do what we can with a class action. 
We have revved up our penpal program and are active;y seeking people who would correspond with prisoners stuck in solitary torture. If you wouldlike to help in any way, contact ffup at pgswan3@aol.com


5 25 17 ;Justin Lee Douglas begins strike at CCI: click here for more info:
New-strike expands to CCI(more info asked for and coming soon)

HUNGER STRIKE RENEWED at GBCI, WCI and WSPF

Message:PLEASE HELP US Get out of this torture!!
               Many under 25 Years old, soon to be released after having no treatment or training while in prison and will get very little support upon leaving prison.

1)(coming)Sign our petition- 290 signatures so far -we are going for 1000(started with hunger strike last year but still relevant)

2)Help us strategize on how to build an effective campaign that will bring treatment and rehabilitation back to WI prisons. (email FFUP at pgswan3@aol.com if interested in working with us)

3) help us spread the word- send this link to your contacts and local media . This site will evolve as we gather more :
click here https://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2017/05/hunger-strike-renewed-at-gbci-wci-and.html

or type  this in your browser: www.solitarytorture.blogspot.com

3) send a prisoner a nurturing note/letter
you can use FFUP's address for your return address, just make sure we have your real address if you want to read inmate's response/we will forward.
  your name; c/o FFUP ;29631 Wild Rose Drive; Blue River, WI 53518
                   Names of strikers we have so Far

A) Green Bay Correctional Institution(GBCI); PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI 54301


Tommie Carter 389297
Matthew Richard 259590
William Jones 473038  
Jermaine McKinney 442501
Altreo Scott 540123
Victor Brown 529809


B) Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI);PO Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
David Claudio 289694, 
Timothy Sidney 480019, 
Jack Williams 271433 
Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448

C)WSPF;PO Box 9900; Boscobel, WI 53805
Jimmy Chandler describes conditions, "about ten on strike"(typing coming) 



SOME DETAILS:
WCI:
Alex javier Lopez-Smith 559448, WCI  22 Years old!!


Birth year 1995/out date 6 10 2018
I’m writing to tell you there is four people on hunger strike. Their names are David Claudio 289694, Timothy Sidney 480019, Jack Williams 271433 and Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.

We’re pretesting how the C/o officers are treating us. And I’m protesting the psychologist not sending me back  to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before I go home june 10, 2018. Doctor N Stewart paying games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, For something I didn’t do. 
 Above in original letter

Many Disturbing reports from WCI
 The worst: Joseph Beahm , Guard with record of most assault complains is now heading the Segregation unit at WAUPUN 
  # see 2014 articles by Bill Lueders of the WI center for Investigative Journalism

   # Darnial Craig and Vandelle Over describe assaults and fear- they ask for help getting to the media as they are still in danger

      #Darnial Craig description of incident directly after it happened

 We are LOOKING for Help and ideas for getting this guard off the unit ( along with all the rest of the reforms needed) Idea for start- petition drive targeting Sergeant Beahm.

Timothy Sidney describes Life in WCI and more on Sergeant Beahm:
Timothy Sidney 480018 WCI
Birth Year 1988/ out 5 23 19
Letter 5 10 17 typed
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 you7 years worth of cruel unusual acts in scars! From 2012 until 2015 I was housed in segregation form 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, not mental health treatment  for my PTSD, So I cut  a lot for grounding, COR’s 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! 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 wither misuse of medication or disfigurement.  All I ask is that you reach , because I need to be touched. Well thank you for your tine and I hope I didn’t take too much of it.
Original PDF :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/timothy-sidney-letter-5-10-17orig.pdf

SOME DETAILS CONTINUED:  GBCI ( Green Bay Correctional Institution)


Jovan Williams 575056, GBCI born 1993 out date 10 17 27

Luis C Granados  1991. GBCI   out date :6 16 17 OUT IN A MONTH!!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Justin Lee Douglas and strike update

UPDATE 5- 25 -17 Justin now at CCI and is on hunger striek with another man. Have written him for more information. Says CCI worse than GBCI.

Previous post
5 10 17
Justin write that he is not on meds and has battered guards and i is asking for help to stop cutting himself and getting none . The last note is that he is told he will be going to Columbia. Why that is better I do not know.
Justin Lee Douglas 322852;GBCI

From Letter May 10, 2017
I’ve been doing very badly here in seg! I’m still not on my meds and am getting more out of control as I’ve battered 4 guards since Jan 15th and 2 were in the last two weeks!  I’m finally being sent out to Columbia Corr Inst. Within the next two weeks and no later than 3 weeks from  now. Here’s an update on what’s all been going on over here for the last few weeks.
On 4 -6-17 I told my psychologist that I’d be killing myself on 4 13 17 and she did nothing! Here name’s Dr Samamtha Scwartz-Oscar. Then on 4 11 17 I cut my wrist pretty bad when she was the crisis worker and she never talked to me or placed me onto observation. Then on 4 13 17 I cut my wrist again and she was called at home as she was the on-call crisis worker and she didn’t put me onto observation. Then on 3 14 17 I once again cut my wrist and she was also told that I didn’t feel safe with my property in my room and that security caught me strapping myself down onto the bed and she still didn’t put me onto observation! Then at 3:40 am on 4 17 17, I forced security to strap me down and she came in and said ”yeah I made a mistake- you should have been on observation since 4 11 17 the first time you started cutting your wrist”! Then on 4 20 17 I started cutting my wrist while she was crisis worker and she ignored me screaming for her, the sgt telling her I was cutting and several officers who told her but it was 45 to 60 minutes she just kept doing her sessions with other inmates when it was her main job that day t o answer crises issues and then she called down for another psychologist to come do her crisis job and that took 30 minutes while I kept cutting and HSU refused to come see me for my cuts! Then on 4 25 17 she was once again the crisis worker and this time she walked by my cell door and big 4 ft by 4 ft windows and saw me cutting my wrist, upper arm,leg and neck and all she did was shake her head no whenever I asked to talk to her, laugh and smile and continue pulling guys out to talk to her them while I cut all over my body from 2:45 to 6:40 pm while she was here in seg. The Sgt, officers and seg inmate worker told her of my cutting and all she did was say OK or I already know! But she never came to see me or tell staff to search my cell as I was on observation and still able to have something sharp to cut myself! This is the very incompetent so called psychologists we’ve got here to try and help us! Then today, 5 2 17 I cut my neck and wrist and once again she takes her time calling a GP psychologist up to seg to do her job as crisis worker and it takes 2 hours for them to get up to seg!
Please post this on as many blog as you can


Put the word out about the incompetent Psychologist Dr Samantha Schwartz-Oscar, PHD

As soon as we have and update on what is happening throughout the system , we will post template for all who want to help these prisoners. The DOC needs to know that people care. Justin needs to know his life matters.

Justin Lee Douglas 322852;
GBCI; PO Box 19033;
Green Bay. WI 54307


typed below from 5 2 17 letter
original letter:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/justin-lee-douglas-5-10-17-all.pdf

See his introductory blog post:https://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2017/02/justin-lee-douglas-writes-for-life.html

Justin Lee Douglas 322852;GBCI


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Two ARTICLES on Misuse of Act 355/MONEY SCAM



Wisconsin inmates seek John Doe probe into money withheld from prisoner accounts
Gina Barton , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 20, 2017 |
       An increasing number of Wisconsin inmates may never see any of the money sent to them by friends and loved ones for items such as stamps and hygiene supplies under an updated Department of Corrections policy at the center of a nonprofit's request for a John Doe investigation.
          State law has long allowed the department to withhold money sent by inmates’ families or from wages earned at prison jobs — which often amount to less than $1 per hour  — for restitution, court surcharges or for “the benefit of the prisoner or resident.”

       If an inmate has multiple financial obligations, up to 100% of a gift from a friend or family member or from an in-custody job can be used to pay them rather than being placed into the prisoner’s commissary account, Department of Corrections spokesman Tristan Cook said.
      While that has happened in the past, it is becoming more common since last year, when the corrections department changed its policy to withhold more money and a new computer system came online, according to the Forum for Understanding Prisons, a nonprofit organization asking a Dane County court to investigate via a John Doe hearing on the inmates’ behalf.
In the past, the department seized 25% of every deposit into inmates’ accounts toward payment of restitution, according to Cook. In April, after changes in state law, officials increased the withholding to 50% — which they say qualifies as “a reasonable percentage” as defined by the new law.
In the petition for a John Doe, the inmates allege not only that the percentage is unreasonable, but also that money has been withdrawn from their accounts to cover fines they have already paid, restitution that was never ordered or fees not required to be paid until after they are released.
       The petition blames the errors on the implementation of the new computer system, saying they began shortly after it was implemented late last year. Twenty-two inmates attached affidavits, many of them saying they haven’t had money deducted from their accounts for 10 or 20 years because all their court-ordered balances have been paid.
RELATED: After glitches, state’s payroll system appears to be fixed
        Cook said perhaps the prisoners may not have been aware of everything they owed. He would not say whether the types of mistakes cited by the inmates occurred.
He contended the glitches with the new computer system did not add new debts to inmate ledgers. Rather, the conversion to the new system inadvertently caused more than the 50% called for by the new department rules to be withdrawn for restitution.
As a result, the department temporarily stopped withdrawing money for that purpose so officials there could fix the process.
During that time, though, the system continued to remove payments for lower priority items that should have been paid after the restitution. As a result, some of that money was redeposited into the inmates’ accounts, so payment to victims could be made first, as the April law requires.
        The problem affected “a limited number of inmates’ accounts,” according to Cook.
“If they disagree with the money that we’ve taken from their accounts, they have the ability to complain about what was withdrawn,” he said. “If we determine that money was taken outside of our policies, it can be refunded. We look at this on a case-by-case basis.”
        Several inmates who filed affidavits with the John Doe petition say the complaint process has not been effective.
Gregory D. Perkins, who has been in prison for 25 years, said the department recently started taking money to cover restitution and other debts that he paid off years ago. When he filed a complaint, officials told him to provide documentation of the prior payments.
“For them to sit there and tell me I have to prove that I paid it … How? When they are the only ones who have access to the system?” he wrote.
         The petition also alleges the corrections department has taken money from inmates’ accounts to pay the costs of probation or parole or to help pay public defenders.
         The inmates say that’s not allowed under state statute.
But in a letter to one of them, Marc Clements, assistant administrator for the Department of Adult Institutions, asserts that it is.
“Paying down an inmate’s lawful debt certainly provides for the benefit of the prisoner,” Clements wrote.

Lock ’em up, take their money/State prisons ramp up deductions from inmates who work or get outside help
by BILL LUEDERS FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Imagine your job pays just 35 cents an hour. After two 40-hour weeks, that comes to $28. Your workplace provides basic meals and living quarters, but you must buy incidentals like deodorant, shampoo, lotion, writing materials, envelopes, postage, clothing items like gym shoes, and any non-provided food items or snacks.
Now imagine reaching for that $28 to meet these needs and finding it’s been cut to $6.45.
That’s the experience Reo L. Covington, an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution, relates in a November letter to Peg Swan, a prisoners rights advocate in Richland County. It is one of many such letters that Swan has received in recent weeks.
         Across the state, Wisconsin prison inmates are crying foul about deductions being made to their trust  accounts, which hold the money they make at prison jobs or is sent in by loved ones. They say the state Department of Corrections is abusing its new statutory authority to withhold money for restitution and other costs; the DOC has admitted that some deductions were made in error.
“It really clearly has a lot of people in prison very upset,” says David Liners, state director of Wisdom, a faith-based advocacy group. “People are kind of desperate.”
Molly Collins, acting executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, says her group has been hearing from inmates and will take a look at the new policy. But based on what she already knows, her assessment is harsh: “Is it horrible? Yes. Are they taking people’s dignity and what little bit of self-determination they have in prison? Yes.”
The deductions target a wide range of costs, from court fees, victim restitution and “victim witness surcharges,” to supervision fees imposed by the DOC, to child support. Swan, a retired nurse’s aide who corresponds with inmates all over the state, calls what is happening “a huge scam — the DOC is literally stealing money from inmate’s accounts.”
Early this week, Swan mailed a petition to Dane County Circuit Court seeking a John Doe probe into the deductions, alleging violations of law. The petition from her advocacy group, Forum for Understanding Prisons, includes testimonials from more than 20 state prison inmates.
The DOC has said in correspondence obtained by Isthmus that it is applying its new powers appropriately. But the agency knew beforehand that its conversion to a new computer accounting system would result in errors that would have to be sorted out after the fact.
“During recent testing, DOC discovered a distribution irregularity that affects fines, court costs and attorney fees,” wrote Jim Schwochert, administrator of the DOC’s Division of Adult Institutions, in an Oct. 3 memo to inmates. He asked for “your patience over the next few months while we roll out this new software system,” adding, “Should new issues arise, we will work diligently to resolve them as quickly as possible.”
New issues arose.
In prison-posted answers to frequently asked questions dated Oct. 14 and Nov. 3, the DOC provides mostly opaque answers to such questions as, “I paid off my obligation, why does it still show I owe?” The response: “If the court ordered you to pay restitution or court costs at the time of sentencing, then it is still an obligation you owe.” The memo said steps were being taken to “reconcile the balances.”
On Jan. 18, Schwochert posted a memo acknowledging that the new system had made some “improper deductions” that would be reversed. “We apologize for the confusion this process has caused,” he wrote.
Agency spokesman Tristan Cook admits that, for a time, “additional money beyond the amount DOC prescribed was being taken from a limited number of inmates’ accounts.” The collection of restitution was temporarily suspended to resolve the issue, and now, Cook says, “the correct amounts are being withdrawn.”
The confiscated money, Cook explains, goes to “the entity or person to whom it is owed.” For instance, the subjects of court-ordered restitution are supposed to get those sums. Fees deducted for account overdrafts, loans or institution restitution go to the DOC.
Act 355, which passed the Legislature last year, amended state statutes to let prison officials “use a prisoner’s money to be paid towards applicable surcharges, victim restitution, or the benefit of the prisoner,” according to a Nov. 30 letter to Wisconsin Secure Prison Facility inmate Nate Lindell, who challenged the deductions.
The act also amended the state’s restitution statute to empower the DOC “to collect, from the defendant’s wages and from other moneys held in the defendant’s prisoner’s account, an amount or a percentage the department determines is reasonable for payment to victims.”
But many state prison inmates contend the DOC is taking money for charges they don’t owe. Roy J. Jones, an inmate at Stanley Correctional Institution, has records showing he paid off his assessed court costs as of September 2004. But prison officials deducted $22.56 for court costs, later explaining that an earlier deduction was wrongly applied to a different surcharge and needed to be paid again. Jones is among the petitioners seeking an outside probe.
In some cases, prison officials have acknowledged errors. A Nov. 28 information request from Matt Elliott, an inmate at New Lisbon Correctional Institution, stated: “You took 120 percent of $60 I just received!... It is extremely clear you do not know what you are doing.” A prison official responded, “This was due to a computer glitch. Your disrespectful words are not appreciated!” In a follow-up exchange, the same official told Elliott, “That money has been distributed and we cannot give it back. We were not aware this glitch was happening.”
Elliott, who provided these records to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, expounded in an accompanying letter: “To me it seems like straight-up theft. If I were a store and I kept charging you $20 every week after you only made one purchase from me, then told me I won’t refund your money because this has already been distributed or because there was a computer glitch, are you just going to roll over and say, ‘Oh well, my loss’?”
DOC spokesman Cook says the agency “determined that 50 percent of wages and moneys held in an inmate’s trust account is reasonable for the purposes of this statutory provision.” But, he notes, “Inmates with multiple obligations may see 100 percent of their wages or moneys withheld.” A Jan. 25 memo from an official at Columbia Correctional Institution calls the notion that 50 percent represents an upper limit for deductions a “common misbelief.”
Swan says she’s heard from inmates reporting that 100 percent of money sent in for them is being confiscated: “So you send $50 to your loved one and he gets zero.” Some inmates have been informed they owe hundreds of dollars in debts and obligations going back more than 20 years.
Beverly Walker has stuck by a man who has been locked up for more than two decades. Now she’s sticking up for him as well.
Walker says the money she sent her husband, Baron, an inmate at Oakhill Correctional Institution near Madison, used to be subject to just a 10 percent deduction — to a fund set aside for his eventual release. Suddenly last fall, the prison began withholding 60 percent, including a 50 percent deduction for restitution, she says.
“If I sent him $100, he would get $40,” says Walker, a consultant on social justice issues for Wisdom and other clients. “I had to continually send in larger sums of money so he could meet his basic needs.” Baron Walker buys much of his own food because, as a Muslim, he cannot eat pork.
Walker says Baron, convicted of armed robbery more than two decades ago, “was never assessed any fees for restitution. We still have not been provided with any explanation of where these fees come from.”
Covington, in his letter to Swan, says he is “not unempathetic to victims who have suffered losses due to crime.” He believes they should get “reimbursement or restitution.” But he contends that his victim, a Madison bank he robbed in 2008, has never received any of the money deducted from his account.
Moreover, he argues, the DOC’s new policy is “sabotaging the rehabilitative efforts” of state prison inmates. They can’t win for trying, and now are pushed into criminal activity while incarcerated just to get the things they need to survive.
Shannon Ross, an inmate at Oakhill, says the new policy “just kind of chips away at morale” and “embitters” inmates, especially those who really need the money being taken. He says the change “expands the black market in here, which is not fruitful for corrections, as the word is meant.”
- See more at: http://isthmus.com/news/news/state-prisons-ramp-up-deductions-from-inmates/#sthash.9vXPOiIb.dpuf


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restitution fiasco-templates you can use


FOR Latest on this money scam, GO to www.prisonforum.org

RGCI prisoners have filed and injunction which will help all if it wins.
go HERE /http://www.prisonforum.org/2017/04/doc-money-scam-latest-actions.html



_________________________________________________________________________________
below are links to John Doe petitions you can use individually or in groups. The names appropriate to  you prison need to be inserted instead of the ones here.

This is not a lawsuit. We have no lawyers, we have fine prisoner litigators who know prison law well. A John Doe petition is something ANY citizen can submit asking for an investigation. I can collect complaints BUT someone else should submit this time.  Here are three different john Doe petitions. All three can be filed by individuals or as a group. The third one went in last month- no response yet.
contact FFUP :pgswan3@aol.com

            Read instructions, then  click on the links and download PDF file which you can use as template for your won complaint

1)Tony Merriweather offers template individuals can use to recover their own funds or can be combined with others.
his explanation:"this is a copy of the "John Doe Criminal Complaint', that I did concerning the WDOC, arbitrary taking of inmates money at 50% as well as taking money that inmates have already paid for the court order restitution, crime victim and witness surcharge etc.
The John Doe Complaint is 11 pages, plus the Exhibit # Al
of the October 3, 2016, Memo from Jim Schwochert-Administrator,

You can send this to inmates that do not know how to draft up, their own. However, they will need to white out, the defendant "Ann Wuest", (Unless they are here at RGCI), and replace her name with whoever the "Financial Program Supervisor", is at their institution, for example inmates at "CCI" would replace her name and add"S. Culbertson", in her place, because she is the Financial Supervisor at CCI.
Everything else is simple fill in the blank, as I have written. However, they should attach a copy of Exhibit# A, along with any other memo's, or Trust Account Statements that show the
arbitrary deductions, or any proof that the debts have already been paid or that they are making 50% deductions, instead of 25% deductions etc"

John doe complaint template one:
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/merriweather-john-doe-complaint.pdf


exhibit for John Doe complaint one:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/merriweather-memo-schwochert-10-3-16.pdf

2) Nate Lindell's Second Offering(he did the original complaint already sent in): Sentence modification-please read instructions on first page.


motion to modify sentence: by Nate Lindell: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/motion-to-modify-sentence-lindell.pdf

3) WHAT was submitted last month to the Dane County Court . The John Doe motion was written by Nate Lindell. We have heard nothing yet.

John Doe request-https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/nate-lindel-full-case-jd-typed.pdf- 

exhibits 1 and 2: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/nate-lindell-exhibits-for-court1.pdf 
                             https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/nate-lindell-exhibits-for-court2.pdf

22 inmate complaints: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/scroll-down-9-cases.pdf    

                                       https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/1-a-scroll-down-11-cases.pdf

                                       https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/1a-r-j-jones-jdwhole-case1.pdf

Saturday, February 25, 2017

WCI Segregation and Complaint System

Jose Gonzalez

Waupun Correctional Institution
200 S. Madison St
P0 BOX 351
Waupun,Wl 53963
Phone: (920) 324-5571
Fax: (920) 324-7250
Warden- Brian Foster Brian. Foster@wisconsin.gov

November 18th 2016
W.C.I. Segregation and Complaint System
To Whom It May Concern,
Upon entering seg you are placed in a dirty strip cage and made to strip naked to be optically searched, then you are given seg clothes. These clothes are typically worn out and have holes in them and a really worn out pair of orange shoes made of rubber. Then you are handcuffed with cuffs that are not cleaned between uses, if at all, and escorted to A or B range and placed in a cell that has probably never been scrubbed. I personally have scrubbed the walls of all 9 seg cells I have ever been in and each time I have scrubbed blood, spit, food, sweat, dirt, semen, urine and fecal matter from the walls. The mattresses are so worn that it feels like you are sleeping on cement. This is due to the fact that they do not replace the mattresses annually like they are supposed to. They tell us inmates that it is our responsibility to write a request a new one, but most of these men do not know how, and no one is willing to tell them. This prison's officials use loop hole in the system to continue to keep us in seg for as long as possible. They do so by misusing the 21 day time limit for temporary lock up. They are supposed to use the 21 days to hear the ticket, decide on punishment, and move forward. The staff as WCI consistently holds inmates for 21 days when the ticket has already been written, they just wait to go on a hearing. At WCI they also frequently go over the 21 day TLU limit, without taking an extension, or telling the inmates why they are being held over. All of the seg time limits were just lowered by Madison so that inmates spend less time in seg, because inmates that spend too much time in seg become mentally unstable, and less likely to function in general population.
When the staff at WCI manipulates the system it causes an unsafe environment for inmates and staff alike. Most of these men refuses to follow the rules outlined for them, when the prison officials do not follow their own rules, and receive no consequence for it. It breeds a hate culture where there is no respect, and that is dangerous. There are currently many inmates in seg at WCI who have gone on hunger strikes in an attempt to change their situation. As you read this there are two men getting tubes forced down their nose filled with liquid nutrition twice a day, so that WCI can keep them alive to avoid a lawsuit.
Many people, including the staff at this institution, ask why the inmates don't use the complaint system that is in place. The answer is simple; it is impossible for us to get justice
here. Many complaints get ignored for weeks, or we get sent a response like "we are doing everything we can". The inmate complaint examiner at WCI is friends with many of the staff here, in some cases related to some. How am I supposed to get a fair and unbiased trial? The nepotism in this prison makes it impossible for us to get impartial treatment. The inmate complaint examiner should be set up in a separate division from Madison, so that the person reviewing our complaints isn't the same person who goes out drinking with the CO that the complaint is about. It is the only way inmates can have hope that they will receive help and unbiased treatment. I have outlined many different problem and solution scenarios, and I will send them all separately as to not take up too much of your time. I felt it was prudent to see if you respond or help us with these issues before sending you something you might not want anything to do with.
I thank you for your time and help. Jose Gonzalez

Gerald Easterling on sensory deprivation

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

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