Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restitution fiasco-templates you can use

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. 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

below as picture:
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.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hunger striker writes about conditions in WCI solitary


Adrian Leonte White 00537065 WCI ;bd 1992;age, 24 ;out date 10 21 17

My name is Adrian Leonte White and this is my first time writing you and won’t be my last!  I’m writing you in regards to ”hunger strikers” and the “cruel and unusual punishment “ that goes on around her that never gets heard because people either are “too insane to understand” because of Medical abuse by psychiatrist or people being put on AC till they go literally insane. I ‘m going to start with me and my situations. I’m on hunger strike, it’s been almost one week. I’ve only been pulled out one time by Amy Gunderson, she do not work over in WCI full time no more. I’m on my strike because of the AC people and how they sexually abuse us and the list goes on. But I really need you to pass my name on to people who reach  out for the hunger strikers and all the newsletters Because the AC and other crap needs to stop.

I’m a 23 year old Black man, for the first time in my life, I’ve never seen no shit like this in my life of living! These COs are really in Waupun raping, lying to other inmates about what another inmate said about their crew just to get a fight started, stealing medications and taking them home. Putting their fingers in people’s assholes, not one time but 5 other times since I been here at WCI- letting the homosexuals have  sex with Cos and inmates.  The staff are now going around asking all the inmates if they are gay or bisexual. And now the business office is taking 50 % of people’s money. So now if you had a court order that 50% be taking away for you, now 50% more is taken away and that’s 100%. Its crazy because some inmates are going to court because some of us are court ordered only 25% under Act 355 I think. We have not been noted by authentic people, only Department of Corrections! Other Cos are going around saying:”We are going to break you mother fuckers down.”Waupun is a mess and the lady C0 who got stabbed was calling the inmate “fag “and other unprofessional things. I am a short timer, I go home in 10 months and I’m going to fight with you and other people to stop this insanity! I’m thinking about starting a TV and other property program because people can’t afford anything and the CO take action against that. They don’t want us to have shit! They Say we are “pigs and pigs get shit and eat it.”They make over 100 thousand dollars of food and feed us small amount. All of our food goes in the trash!
At end, asks to be connected to advocacy groups and lists of resources for free clothing etc

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Request for John Does Investigation on its way to Court 2 13 17

2 17 17:Latest: A John Doe petition has been filed by FFUP against the WDOC and Marquis Corporation concerning their illegal taking of prisoners funds. It includes 22 prisoners’ testimonies.
 Article by Bill Lueders in Isthmus: /http://isthmus.com/news/news/state-prisons-ramp-up-deductions-from-inmates/

1)Essays by prisoners explaining the scam.
     a) Rehabilitation by stagnation: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/r-covington-rehab-by-stagnall7-2416.pdf

2)Scannings of court filings below
Final versions

JOHN DOE IN parts:
1)8 page case Written by prisoner litigator Nate Lindell

2)Exhibits that go with Lindell Case

3)Cases/ testimony by victims of new policy


SOME cases below have page one and two removed as it is the same for all. To  the court goes the entire original documents of all.
Jennie Reno :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jdfinals-jennie-renoplus3.pdf
1 thru 9
10 thru 22- 
 https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/1-a-scroll-down-12-cases1.pdf

FULL John Doe Request: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jdfinals-all-2-11-17.pdf


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What Does Solitary Do to Your Mind? Frontline article

"What Does Solitary DO to your mind?" click here to view in PDF and download

A mentally ill inmate under solitary confinement at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Va., peers from behind his cell door, November 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot, Chris Tyree)
For most of the 20th century, a typical stay in solitary amounted to just a few days, or several weeks in more extreme cases. Today, it’s not unusual for inmates to spend years at a time in solitary. Supporters say the practice helps keep prisons safe, but according to the medical literature, solitary confinement can also take a heavy mental toll.
Does solitary confinement make you crazy?
Researchers have found little to suggest that extreme isolation is good for the psyche. In one notorious study from the 1950s, University of Wisconsin psychologist Harry Harlow placed rhesus monkeys inside a custom-designed solitary chamber nicknamed “the pit of despair.” Shaped like an inverted pyramid, the chamber had slippery sides that made climbing out all but impossible. After a day or two, Harlow wrote, “most subjects typically assume a hunched position in a corner of the bottom of the apparatus. One might presume at this point that they find their situation to be hopeless.” Harlow also found that monkeys kept in isolation wound up “profoundly disturbed, given to staring blankly and rocking in place for long periods, circling their cages repetitively, and mutilating themselves.” Most readjusted eventually, but not those that had been caged the longest. “Twelve months of isolation almost obliterated the animals socially,” Harlow found.
Similar studies on human subjects are rare — in part because most modern universities would never consent to them — but in 1951 researchers at McGill University paid a group of male graduate students to stay in small chambers equipped with only a bed for an experiment on sensory deprivation. They could leave to use the bathroom, but that’s all.  They wore goggles and earphones to limit their sense of sight and hearing, and gloves to limit their sense of touch. The plan was to observe students for six weeks, but not one lasted more than seven days. Nearly every student lost the ability “to think clearly about anything for any length of time,” while several others began to suffer hallucinations. “One man could see nothing but dogs,” wrote one of the study’s collaborators, “another nothing but eyeglasses of various types, and so on.”
What are the effects on prisoners?
In short, not much better. Stuart Grassian, a board-certified psychiatrist and a former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has interviewed hundreds of prisoners in solitary confinement. In one study, he found that roughly a third of solitary inmates were “actively psychotic and/or acutely suicidal.” Grassian has since concluded that solitary can cause a specific psychiatric syndrome, characterized by hallucinations; panic attacks; overt paranoia; diminished impulse control; hypersensitivity to external stimuli; and difficulties with thinking, concentration and memory. Some inmates lose the ability to maintain a state of alertness, while others develop crippling obsessions.
“One inmate I interviewed developed some obsession with his inability to feel like his bladder was fully empty,” Grassian told FRONTLINE. “Literally, that man spent hours, hours, 24 hours a day it was on his mind, hours standing in front of the toilet trying to pee … He couldn’t do anything else except focus on that feeling.”
Does solitary make prisoners more dangerous?
At the very least, solitary can certainly make prisoners much more of a danger to themselves. Inmates in solitary, for example, have been found to engage in self-mutilation at rates that are higher than the general prison population.
Suicide is another major concern. In one study of California’s prison system, researchers found that from 1999 to 2004 prisoners in solitary confinement accounted for nearly half of all suicides. A 1995 study of the federal prison system found that 63 percent of suicides occurred among inmates locked in “special housing status,” such as solitary or in psychiatric seclusion cells. As one inmate cited in the study explained:
The Hole and Segregation cells are depressing enough to drive many men to take their lives in order to escape. For some it would appear to be the only way out. After years of living in the cramped confines of a segregation cell with no hope of getting out, it is easy to see why a man would prefer death.
Are the mentally ill allowed in solitary?
Yes. A 2003 report by Human Rights Watch found that anywhere from one-fifth to two-thirds of prisoners in solitary confinement are believed to have some form of mental illness. Justice Department guidelines have recognized that the mentally ill may not be fit for solitary, as extreme isolation may cause inmates’ psychiatric conditions to dramatically deteriorate. In one instance, a mentally ill inmate at the Tamms supermax prison in Illinois declined to the point where he mutilated his own genitalia.
Is it possible for inmates to adjust?
It’s tough. In a study of inmates at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, psychologist Craig Haney found that prisoners “lose the ability to initiate or to control their own behavior, or to organize their own lives.” Haney, a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, attributed this loss to the near total lack of control that prisoners have over their day-to-day lives in solitary.Often time, he found, prisoners in solitary “begin to lose the ability to initiate behavior of any kind — to organize their own lives around activity and purpose.” What results is chronic apathy, lethargy, depression and despair. “In extreme cases, prisoners may literally stop behaving.”“I’ve had prisoners tell me that the first time they’ve been given an opportunity to interact with other people, they can’t do it,” Haney told FRONTLINE. “They don’t come out of their cell … And obviously this social atrophy, the anxiety which surrounds social interaction can be extremely disabling and problematic for people who are released from solitary confinement, either released back into the larger prison community, or even more poignantly, released from solitary confinement into the larger society.”


Former WI DOC Secretary Governor Rick Raemisch Spends one night in Solitary and goe on to transform the Colorado system into something humane

The Opinion Pages |OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR from the NY Times
My Night in Solitary
By RICK RAEMISCH FEB. 20, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS - AT 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 23, I was delivered to a Colorado state penitentiary, where I was issued an inmate uniform and a mesh bag with my toiletries and bedding. My arms were handcuffed behind my back, my legs were shackled and I was deposited in Administrative Segregation - solitary confinement.

I hadn't committed a crime. Instead, as the new head of the state's corrections department, I wanted to learn more about what we call Ad Seg.

Most states now agree that solitary confinement is overused, and many - like New York, which just agreed to a powerful set of reforms this week - are beginning to act. When I was appointed, Gov. John Hickenlooper charged me with three goals: limiting or eliminating the use of solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates; addressing the needs of those who have been in solitary for long periods; and reducing the number of offenders released directly from solitary back into their communities. If I was going to accomplish these, I needed a better sense of what solitary confinement was like, and what it did to the prisoners who were housed there, sometimes for years.

My cell, No. 22, was on the second floor, at the end of what seemed like a very long walk. At the cell, the officers removed my shackles. The door closed and the feed tray door opened. I was told to put my hands through it so the cuffs could be removed. And then I was alone - classified as an R.F.P., or "Removed From Population."

In regular Ad Seg, inmates can have books or TVs. But in R.F.P. Ad Seg, no personal property is allowed. The room is about 7 by 13 feet. What little there is inside - bed, toilet, sink - is steel and screwed to the floor.

First thing you notice is that it's anything but quiet. You're immersed in a drone of garbled noise - other inmates' blaring TVs, distant conversations, shouted arguments. I couldn't make sense of any of it, and was left feeling twitchy and paranoid. I kept waiting for the lights to turn off, to signal the end of the day. But the lights did not shut off. I began to count the small holes carved in the walls. Tiny grooves made by inmates who'd chipped away at the cell as the cell chipped away at them.



 Down load "my night in solitary" here: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/my-night-in-solitary.pdf



Excellent articles and studies on Solitary here:
https://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2016/10/studies-reports-on-solitary. 


Solutions are readily available-click below  for some of them

1)Overview and plenty of pictures of Mental Health Treatment Center  mandated by court order for Womens'prisoner:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger.pdf



Justin Lee Douglas writes for life


Justin Lee Douglas 322852, GBCI Po Box 19033; Green Bay, WI 54307;  bd 1982, 24y.o. out date 2022

 Until recently I knew Justin Lee Douglas as a a person voracious about learning the law, very confident and aware. Then he wrote me about his health problems,  troubles with solitary and his participation in the hunger strike. I asked him to introduce himself :

My name is Justin Lee Douglas #322852 and I’m a 34 year old white male who is in prison in Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI).I’ve have a hernia for over 18 months and have been steadily denied adequate main medications! I’ve also been taken off all my anxiety medications and have been in segregation for 16 months and I’ already a mentally ill inmate (MH2B) and being in segregation is only making me worse! I’ll be going to NO FOOD NOT WATER hunger strike on January 8th, 2017 until I either die or I’m transferred out of GBCI! I Plead to all of you who read this to pray for me and send any cards or letters to emotionally support me in my time of need, so that I know I’m no alone  (A.K.A.the forgotten man) my ADDRESS is PO BOX 19033, Green Bay, WI 54307. Thank you very much for your support.

Latest writings and letters:
 call for awareness :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/j-l-douglas-press-release-2-2-17.pdf
justin's january 2017 letters :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jl-douglas-letters-1-17.pdf

earlier Posts:
Here is his full letter  with call for support and media to  cover Green Bay Correctional Institution's(GBCI) Mistreatment of prisoners and hunger strike-https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/jd-douglas-d-dirk-hunger-strike-1-6-17.pdf

He also writes about another prisoner in trouble ,Douglas Dirk.

At the end of January I received a letter from him Marked"rather urgent". he has been places in a cell that had exposed plumbing pipes in the ceiling. As he had just recovered from an overdose and has made numerous , near fatal attempts at suicide he was alarmed that he wouldagain "lose it " and this time succeed by hanging himself. Although inmates who say they feel suicidal are supposed to be on "OBS" observation Where they are closely monitored this is not happening in most WI prisons- the prisoners are instead placed on Control status where they see no professionals and are not closely monitored. 

Here is his "quite urgent " letter:


We are trying to find a penpal for him and have asked him to write for this blog- all these are way to help him stay in the present. It is hard to imagine what it would be like to be in a cage with no physical contact or stimulus for 23 usually 24  hours a day.