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



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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

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




Disciplinary Segregation- a look at who is here, why and how

note: everyone here has expressed to us that we can post their writings and they would like a penpal

PRISONERS In segregation (basically just like A/C except it has a definite out date)
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..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 youprovide 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







Dominic Marak 152875 GBCI; PO Box 19033; Green Bay, WI 54307
Dominic Marak

15 prisoners sent to seg
I believe it was reported by you in FFUP and other popular media (either ir both the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WI Public Radio)that segregation tie has capped at 90 days.
We recently had 15  guys from our  living unit placed in solitary confinement form an incident.(see Enclosed conduct report). All of them from my understanding, received 120 or 180 days of disciplinary separation (i.e. segregation time)
I know segregation is something you are working on>I don’t know anyone who has seen a written policy capping segregation time to 90 days. In fact, The Wisconsin administrative code allows for disciplinary separation for up to 360 days.
I told Jose Diaz to send me copies but they sent me the originals. This place will not allow me to make copies of this paper work, therefore you get the originals. I hope this helps you I your fight to limit segregation time.
I have seen all too many people going to segregation for things that don’t warrant it.  I also see the effect on people who have done a lot of segregation time> I did seven of eight months back around 2001 -2002 and I have never been the same since.

See scanned Conduct report: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jose-diaz-15-in-seg-cr-9-16.pdf
 Dominic’s essay:  https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/slavery-in-wi-dominic-marak-1-17.pdf
handwritten letter: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dominic-marak-15-in-seg-letter-9-26-16.pdf

 https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dominic-marak-15-in-seg-letter-9-26-16.pdf




Chris McDonald 254223; WCI; PO Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963

My name is Chris McDonald and I’m an inmate at Waupun Correctional .I’m 49 years old, and serving a life sentence. I’ve been incarcerated for 24 years in maximum security. I’m not from Wisconsin, and don’t know anybody in the state, except for inmates. Let me explain; in 1992, my friend asked me to drive with him from Connecticut to Wisconsin to visit some relatives of hiss. Along the way, he actually confessed that he wanted to rob his wealthy grandmother and uncle. I should’ve made him turn the car around, but stupidly decided to go along with him, out of misguided  loyalty.  As it turned out, he actually wanted to kill them, which I didn’t know, until the moment the you know what hit the fan. I did help him restrain them during the robbery, but I didn’t have anything to do with killing them. He took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed them while I want outside. One month later, he was caught selling some of the stolen jewelry and arrested. The police thought that they had solved the crime. They didn’t know that 2 people were involved. I couldn’t live with the guilt and the night mares, So I called the police and turned myself in too. I pled guilty to party to a crime of homicide and my co-defendant pled guilty to the actual homicide.  Because of Wisconsin law, I got the same sentence as him even though I didn’t kill anyone. Ironically, he died of cancer after serving only 3 years, and I’m left to do all the time. I haven’t had a visit, or made phone call, or received a letter in almost 20 years. My father and wife were the only people in my life, and he died about the same time that I received divorce papers from my wife. Believe it or not, this is the most writing that I’ve done since 1997.  I’m currently in segregation and wish to establish contact with the outside world. Getting a letter from a real person, other than another inmate would be nice.  I am a convict however I’m not a con man. I haven’t spoken to the outside world in so long. Hope to hear from you.
Christopher  McDonald handwritten letter: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/chris-mcdonald-story.pdf


Michael Pugh 615180, GBCI PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI  54307
Michael Pugh 615180, GBCI; 21 , to be released this October

                                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


Darniel Craig
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
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

prisoners on AC-a compilation start


 Administrative Confinement Prisoners 
  these are prisoners who spend years in solitary, sometime decades- often for what seems like arbitrary reasons.
Prisoners on AC in Green Bay Correctional


Luis C Granados 488849;
GBCI  PO Box 1903
Green Bay, WI 54307

Affidavit here: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/luis-c-granados-affidavit-and-letter-4-15-17.pdf

Diagnoses MH 2: with several illnesses including Bi Polar. He has requested treatment and programming and has received none. has exhausted remedies.
Luis C Granados  born :1991.  To be released without treatment or training  :6 16 17

Click to read affidavit and letter: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/luis-c-granados-affidavit-and-letter-4-15-17.pdf

Jovan Willams #575056; GBCI
Jovan Williams 575056 GBCI; PO Box 19033; Green Bay, 19033
Born 1993; Out date 10 17 27

Prisoners AC in WSPF
 FFUP is looking into reports of an increasing number of transfers to AC at WSPF, often of the mentally ill who have their diagnoses conveniently changed to be the least serious . The seriously mentally ill are legally banned from WSPF. We believe this draconian procedure is a response to serious overcrowding in other WI prisons. there is always room at WSPF.

Robert Ward 515599 WSPF , PO BOX 9900; Boscobel, WI 53805

Robert Ward is 26 y.o.. mentally ill and struggling hard to make it through his time in solitary. He will be released in 2018 and needs desperately to make contacts now that will help him make a healthy transition to the free world. he is recieving no training or programming,  he has no tv or radio. and like the rest of AC prisoners , sleep is rare as the mats are hard, the lights are on 24/7, and they report that the food rations get ever smaller. AC prisoners are always hungry.
He is upbeat and intends to make it- Would be much helped if he could have a corresponding friend.
see his longer post here:"to all that will listen"
https://needsfriendsnow.blogspot.com/2016/10/robert-ward.html

most recent addition:Robert Ward's latest submission: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/robert-ward-for-blog2-17.pdf

 view Robert's penpal intro in PDF form

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Robert Ward's introduction asking for a penpal

Andres L Tinnon 306887 WSPF PO Box 9900; Boscobel, WI 53805

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 >
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





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.


Jarvis Gordon letter




Dion Matthews 254399 WSPF PO Box 9900, Boscobel WI 53805


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

Alvin Tubbs 480890; WSPF PO Box 9900, Boscobel, WI 53805
Alvin Tubbs:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/alvin-tubbs-story.pdf:
transcribed below
My name is Alvin Tubbs.DOB is 10-8-83. I am Born and Raise on the South side of Chicago. I came up to Wisconsin at the end of 2004 to Madison>I took over the whole city by selling crack cocaine at Chicago prices than I went to Tomah and the City of Black River Falls and took over those cities by selling Crack also .In June of 06 the feds locked up 34 people in a drug ring an charged me with being BOSS of IT and put us on every news channel and newspaper. I was sentence 20 years in prison, Yes the prison system is much different from IL system which I been in three times. Yes, it has been hard for me to cope in WI system because 90 percent of the inmates are snitches and sex offenders or don’t like people from Chicago.

This is a different world form what I came from I have been to seg 4 times for fighting. My last fight was 2014 may, I have been on A/C since 2-20-15 and I have done with great conduct three programs since I been on A/C .I have only caught one major conduct report – I should of been off A/C.I seen them people off A/C that has caught conduct reports and has not done one program. But because I ‘m from Chicago and inmates has drop kites on me telling lies they don’t want to let me off Ac. I am now in the HROP program .
 My out date is next year. I have should been in a med prison, so I can get used to being around people and help adapt back to society..But my mind is strong , my family in Chicago has support thru these hard times .i have educated myself in many ways. I have also wrote URBAN Books about Chicago, The first one is typed and edited and I am trying to get it on E=Books. I am also looking for a good woman to cater to as my queen when I come home next year. And I am interested in any help I can get. I don’t need any any I have my own. If ya’ll have questions, please let me know and thank you.


Bobby Kimble

 Bobby Kimble 164788, WSPF
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 61/2 years on and off at the 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 WSPF , GBCI, CCI 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 them 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 init 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 form Doge 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 go myself in this jam. The DA from Dodge county never has initiated a John Doe probe on all that stuff form 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 repost 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, RHU 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 e 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)



Jamie Vest 314828 WSPF; PO BOX 9900;Boscobel, wi 53805


story :Jamie Vest: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jamie-vest-intro-2-17.pdf
                                                         transcribed below:

I hope you receive his letter in the best of health and spirits. For me, I am well, because I understand that the ways of life are forever and always uneven, but not always painful. I received your informational paper and am promptly replying.
Firstly, you CAN post my story and you CAN use my name; I am not sure what story you want so I  will just tell you how I got on AC this time, as a result of a concerted effort by WSPF staff after I was released from AC in 2010( 2004 to 2010)
In 2004, I was in New Lisbon (NLCI) and subsequently, due to fighting with correctional officers, I was transferred to WPSF on Nov. 12, 2004, and was ultimately subjected to AC until September 2010. During his time, the conditions on which endured was at least medieval torture-sensory deprivation, intimidation, seeing staff wear hats that said “nigger” on them. This led me to a state of ant-social behavior. When I was released from A/C in 2010,I remained in WSPF Pseudo general population until February, 2011, when I was transferred to GBCO. Upon arrival at GBCI, the suppression continued. I was given numerous restrictions .I was not allowed schooling, a job, and was taken to the security area and spoken to by then security Director Peter Erickson, LT Swiekatowski and Sgt Van Laanen who told me that they don’t like that I’m of A?C and don’t like that I’m in GBCI and the first chance they get, they are putting me back n AC, I ultimately was forced back to WSPF on a lateral security transfer in November 2013 facilitated by Peter Erickson. In may, 2016, I had a fight with another prisoner and within ten minutes of being in segregation, Captains Gardner and Brown told me they were putting me on AC, even though I had not had a major conduct report since 2012> To further show concerted oppression, captain Brown, who was the one who “officially” recommended my placement on AC, is now the one who controls the HROP, and who gets into it, ultimately how long you will stay on AC. They have told me I will star at WPSF on A/C until I am released from prison in 2013.