Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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