new from old

This blog was dormant for a long time. The last 20 or so postings still need updating but we are back and hope you will heed these pleas and send a card or letter. Feel free to email or call with any questions and we do offer forwarding service, (where you use my address as your return Address)if you do no want to give out your address. To find out current whereabouts of a prisoner, follow this link:

contact:Peg Swan 608-536-3993 or

Sunday, February 12, 2017

new requests for penpal and listening ear

These are just straight scans of introductory information we received- we will work with this more soon and where needed will write the prisoners for more info .
1)Cody A Long #558710, WCI PO Box351, Waupun, WI 53963
BD 1992 age 24 WCI
Cody A Long
here is his introductory letter- click to read and/or download

3 A C prisoners Below
     The three prisoners below are on Administrative Confinement (AC)in Boscobel, WI: WSPF, the former Supermax.
      After hearing that the WI DOC was sending many inmates to WSPF,,AC, we did an open records request to get names and numbers of people on AC and then sent a form to some of these prisoners asking 1) whether they want a penpal; 2) Do they want to be part of our ongoing campaign against long term solitary confinement ; 3) would they like our newsletter and 4) whether we have their permission to post their writings and story and if we can use their name.
The first answers are just coming in. All say yes to all questions.
2)Andre L Tinnon #306887
WSPF PO Box 9900
Boscobel, WI 53805
BD 1980, 

Andre L Tinnon

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

3)Marcus Evans #543698
WSPF, PO Box 9900
Boscobel, WI 53805
BD 1993; 23
Would be a learning experience to write as penpal

Mark Evans' Story:


This young man' story of why he is on AC is something I hear a lot from "kids" in WIDOC and it is sad. They will not tolerate being humiliated, disrespected and are easily set up to snap out by staff. Often the learning is hard but the older prisoners around them help them learn that when they act out they are doing exactly what the staff want. "You only have control over what YOU do.  Noone can demean except you." A hard one: i.e. "pick your battles"  I will be writing him and asking him to write regularly for our blogs- We need to learn from him , I think.

4.) James Terry #373986
WSPF PO Box 9900
Boscobel, WI 53805
DB 1964 ;age 52
Wants a friend

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

If there is any who would like to look into these AC case with reform in mind , contact FFUP at

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Adrian Leonte White-24 , on hunger strike; needs to be heard

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


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Michael Newman, alone in world, soon to be released, needs to connect


Michael Newman 529013; CCI, PO Box 900, Portage, WI 53901
Summary of My Story

Hi, my name is Michael Newman, a 26 year old African American, i moved to Milwaukee from Chicago when I was 12 years old-that’s when my life started to change. When I was 15 years old I got into a big fight with my father for abusing my brothers and sisters and even my mother. I got kick out of the house and went to St. Charles and then to Lad lake. All my life I was in and out of group homes. And in 2007 I caught my first case for armed robbery with my so called friends and ended up doing 30 years in prison, and that cycle never stopped. I got locked up back in 2013 for the same case again with my so-called friends, and one point in my life I was homeless. While I was in prison my mother died in a house fire in Milwaukee along with my oldest sister; I went wild, almost took my own life cause my mother and sister was gone and they were my only support. So I thought to myself, what would my mother want me to do, so while I was locked up I got my HSED and changed my ways. I love to draw, read, sing and watch movies. I get out of prison august first of next year.  I’m looking for new friends and I would love to get to know you. I’m going home with no friends, I’m on my own –so if you would like to make a new friends, you can write me at Michael Newman 529013; CCI, PO Box 900, Portage, WI 53901.



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hunger strikers need a hello

Lots of folks needing letter and card coming- here are names of present hunger strikers.
for more information about hunger strike, go to

Please consider writing letters to these prisoners who have been engaged in direct action and food refusals against the WI DOC solitary confinement and control unit practices.

Dying to Live Hunger Strike
1)Currently on strike and have been since 6/7. Being force fed regularly:
LaRon McKinley 42642
Cesar DeLeon 322800 
Waupun CI P.O Box 351 Waupun WI 53963-0351

Was on strike starting in June, came off due to force feeding: 
Joshua Scolman 422508
Waupun CI P.O Box 351 Waupun WI 53963-0351

Uhuru Mutawakkil
(state name N. Green) 228971 
Columbia CI P. O. Box 900 Portage WI 53901-0909

2)Unclear whether on strike or not at this time but all are in solitary and need encouragement:
Shirrell Watkins 359661 
Columbia CI P. O. Box 900 Portage WI 53901-0909 
Lamar Larry 293906
Green Bay CI P. O. Box 19033 Green Bay WI 54307-9033
Both were on the strike in Waupun, but lost contact when they transferred out.
Joshua Berrios 577319 
Jordan Cosby 501015 
Waupun CI P.O Box 351 Waupun WI 53963-0351

Cosby sent a letter saying that he, Joshua and possibly half a dozen others were joining the hunger strike, but we haven't gotten confirmation.

July 13 mental health unit hunger strike at GBCI (see this post:

Currently on hunger strike
Devon Armour 5998093
Howard Brown IV 568093

Came off in first days after retaliation
Leonte Porter 597623
Kyle Young 563594 
Green Bay CI P. O. Box 19033 Green Bay WI 54307-9033

Dozens more in Columbia?
Robert Ward 515599
Columbia CI P. O. Box 900 Portage WI 53901-0909 

Ward sent a letter describing conditions in Columbia Correctional and stating that dozens of prisoners are on hunger strike there. A nurse said there were so many being force fed that they were unable to treat other patients. We don't have any other names at this time, or knowledge of their demands, if they're different from the Dying to Live demands.

Robert Ward


 Robert Ward 515599 CCI, 25 y.o.

To All That Will Listen,

This is for people to understand fully what life is like on the inside of the Wisconsin prison system. I would like to let you know that the system in Wisconsin is made to mentally break you down. They really don’t beat you down to get your compliance, but they sure do mentally beat you. But yes, there are a few cases that staff do beat inmates, and I have seen 2 or 3 of them first hand. I just want change. I am going home soon but I met some great people that just made some bad decisions that do not deserve this brutal treatment and to be very honest, some of the smartest and strongest have broke at the hands of these people.

            And all these people do is sit back and laugh. They say they are underpaid and that we are dangerous, but really all staff do is instigate everything they can. Giving people 150 days in the hole for not celling up with a homosexual. Really is that necessary? We all know that answer. There has been a lot of studies on the way long term segregation is very harmful to a person’s mental health. Even the U.N. has announced that more than 15 days in segregation is torture. So that goes to show you what the DOC is doing is very wrong. I want people to know what their tax money is going to. The DOC is creating more monsters. They are breeding mentally unstable people and letting them into the outside world.

            Department of Corrections. What “Corrections” is happening really? Basically none. Rec for segregation inmates is very irregular. Most of the time 2 hours a week. “if lucky.” We don’t get very much law library. Clean our cells 1 time a week. There are a lot of people on the floor. They do not have enough bunks. A lot of the cells are single cells, but they have people on the floor of the single cell.

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

            I am a 25 year old white male. I surround myself with all different races. And black men, for the most part, are treated far worse. And anyone who associate themselves with the Black men are treated as such.  It’s like they’re scared of them, and they try to keep them down, so they feel more safe.

            I do not wish this treatment on ANYONE! This could be you or someone that is close to you. Please stand up and help fight for change. All Lives Matter!


Robert Jay Ward #515599;Columbia Correctional Institution; PO Box 900;Portage, WI, 53901

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tyrisse Jacobs: "Homeless"

Tyrisse Jacobs 590570;
 WCI PO Box 351;

Waupun, WI 53963


My story? Well, I was born around gun, drugs, money and the streets, my mom was very awesome to me and my older sister, but we kept bouncing from house to house until 2006 when my mom got married to a man who she dearly loves. We moved to Kenosha from Watertown, WI and well….Drugs, fighting, rob’en, girls etc you get it. At 18 I moved out and no money, HSD. I was stealing from my mom just to get high and well. Later on at 18 I got a apartment, went by to school until my mom moved to TX. That when gang banging , guns, drugs, money, got worse. I came to prison for  2 Degree Sexual assault of a 14 year old ( not rape) girl. I was 18. She lied to me and her mom. I got 5 in and 10 out. This case is not me a[sex offender] no. I am going home to no one, my mom cut me off, I have no kids, no friends, nothing, no one. Prison has been very evil to me, Personal: mom, sexuality mentally: prison, gangs, sexuality, mom and emotionally: mom. You are the only one who writes me. Thank you, your letters give me hope. I know someone is thinking of me.

It’s dark, cold, I’m hungry, scared, lonely, afraid. I have nowhere to go, no money, no car, no clothes, no job, no education, but wait homeless- I got kicked out at age of… well, 16 cause I didn’t want to go to school or get a job or get off my nasty ass to even take a shower , so my mom kick me out and said ”If you can’t do what you’re supposed to do then GET THE HELL OUT but wait homeless, I stay in a garbage can, with a tv, a cooler, a book bag, clothes, a mate that I sleep on, a gin under my pillow just in case somebody tries to rob me, BANG BANG he’s dead…but wait homeless, one day I woke up to a man looken at me .I  reach under my pillow, but Bang I’m dead, but that was just a vision, the man was handing me$200, but then he said “one day it mite not be me, it might be someone with a gun to my head, but Bang I’m dead, nut wait homeless, so every night before I go to bed I pray to God :”Please take my life away, because no man should have to suffer and so just to this day anyone listening, please feel my pain, I was homeless and at one point and time and tho I say please help the world out cause no man should have to suffer like I did, and I say homeless.





Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mark Allen Walters

Mark Allen Walters 138767;
WCI, PO Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
 52 Y.O.; BD 1964,
Although his mandatory release date is 2020, He is an Old Law Prisoner and is eligible for parole now
" looking for a penpal, a friend,  I I am 52 years old, I like a variety of stuff-I'm Good people-Good personality. I Love the outdoors and writing songs. I  hope to hear from you soon"

Friday, September 9, 2016

Charles Downing

Charles Downing 0099670, 

NLCI, PO Box 400; New Lisbon, WI 53950

August 11, 2016

White, divorced father of one, 55, 6’2” and 280 pounds. I have receeding brown and gray hair and blue eyes. I’ve been confined since 1991 due to three separate cases and will be eligible for parole when I’m 219 years of age( which will change if I can get the case I am innocent of overturned) My sense of humor is my coping tool that  graces me with a personality that draws other prisoners toward me.

For several years I have written short stories, many poems and a couple of tunes. My last poem was in 2007.

It has been a long , dark and lonely walk these past 25-plus years and I’m hoping people would like to be penpals, assist me in my legal struggle to prove my innocence, do searches for me on the internet, public files and open records requests

Please no stickers on the envelope or writing paper and no perfumed letters> The mailroom rejects

 these letters.

Yours, Charles Downing


More on Charles Downing:

In prison since 1991, "Chuck" tells his story here. He claims he is innocent and that even the blood types used at trial did not match the ones found at the crime scene; that he was found guilty mostly because of a baseball cap. He's looking for support to initiate a bid to prove his innocence along with needing a friend. Here are links to his story.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Glenn Kirvan

Glenn Kirvan 325119
CCI,PO Box 900
Portage,WI 53901
My name is Glen Kirvan .I'm 42 years old- will be 43 October 30th of this year. All I'm looking for is a true soul mate that is willing to stand by my side no matter what the world brings. I'm Irish, Native American and German. I love hobby- I love to draw, crochet, Beading.I love life  and like to enjoy what life has to offer and explore the world -someday, once free from prison. I don't judge anybody . What I look for in a woman is inside the shell- your heart is what I long for-it's not the looks, for I don't care.  I need a true friend, a true woman that can keep it 110% real with me and  love me for who I am as I do for her and I can say any girl out there that's looking for true love I promise that you will never regret being with me. I know how to love and treat a woman for that's how my mom raised me. So I hope there are some females out there that want hat I want and that's true love for ever. Your friend, Glenn
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Zachary Krivitz

(Scroll down to read latest submissions 8 30 16 at end.)
Zachary Krivitz  485677 

RCI,PO Box 900

Sturtevant, WI 53177


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

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

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

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

Briefly about me:

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

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

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

8/30 16

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


Dear readers,

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

I am an inmate at Racine Correctional Institution awaiting transfer to any max except WSPF. I am an MH-1 with borderline personality disorder, cognitive disorder amongst several others. I was sent to the hole  off allegations, and became a target since I’ve been in segregation- Completely being harassed by certain staff members.

PRC staffed me max off 1 major ticket: Possession of contraband, destroying state property. With me continuing to see PSU staff for counseling I have built a solid trust with them all. Showing me nothing but compassion, and understanding, the administration here knows that, sees that, and never acknowledged it in my PRC paperwork. PSU continues to try to get the administration to understand that inmates do have loss of control in behavior due to mental health disorders. Had they had this understanding , I believe it would lift a burden on inmates’  mental health in solitary confinement. But as we all know, the administration doesn’t care.  We need to get the senate to approve a new bill.

Sincerely ,Zach



Joe' Vone Jordan

Joe’ Vone Jordan 480030; WCI PO  box 351; Waupun, WI 53963

Greetings, I’m looking for a good, strong, intelligent and understanding frame of mind woman. Please don’t allow my present situation to discourage you to venture into my life. Sometimes we find the most beautiful things in unexpected places and the wonders of joy may extend beyond these walls, if…

I’m journeying though a nostalgia state in my life where all adults tend to venture off to at one point in their life. I’m longing to meet that special lady who will open her arms and nurse me close to her beating heart.

I’m above all childish games and behaviors that most men engage in while trying to meet women of today, and I hope you are a woman of the same caliber. If you are not afraid to adventure or explore, you’ll soon find that this unpromising world is filled with a new exciting man.

Please allow me this moment of time to introduce myself: I’m a good strong, intelligent, understanding 29 year old African American male. I spend most my time journeying through the depths of my mind reading exercising and writing children’s books for my two children. I also enjoy to laugh, joke and write urban novels while enjoying a variety of music.

Today you are scanning this penpal blog, probably for the exact same reason I’ve posted this blog ad..We are both journeying through life in search of something new and real to fill the void within the depths of our souls. I just pray  the I’m not so busy searching for flowers that bloom over the next horizon that I miss the one blooming right under my window sill.  IF that flower is you, let your pen be inspired by the depths of your soul and mend a broken heart.

Cordial, JoeVOne Jordan , A.K.A.  Ki  Jana Jambazi # 480030

Love  by  Joe'Vone Jordan. A.K.A. Jana Jambazi
         Sorry to bust your bubble. But America has this misperceived notion “love is kind”, “love is Blind”, “love is pain” and etc. I'm sorry, but those are only clich├ęs.
          Love Dwells within and makes one's soul shine through with a florescent beauty that not even the oceans can wash away. Love is compassion, not only showing a deep pity and sympathy for your family, but for the world of people that may be unkind..remember they need your love the most.
          Love is caring, it is more than liking, or a feeling of concern. It is embracing a friend, family or partner even when the relationship is at an all time law. That person may need to know you love them no matter the circumstances.
           Love is more than intercourse; it is cordial, warm, hearty and sincere, even in the presence of the most powerful hate. Remember evil can never prevail over good. So when hate declares war, love is the only sword you need to defeat it.
          There are numerous perceptions of love. Wikipedia, dictionary and the –philosophy of love all differ from one another. So I'm here to tell you, love comes from within and is expressed from the brain that signs a signal to the heart that releases a chemical is only how you express your feelings toward one another. After all, there's no such thing as a life that's better than yours..You must love yours...
 Thugs in America 
Salami ( Greetings) to all my fellow Brothers and sisters of the struggle in the word yet to be heard, here to bring you the meaning and definition of the word “thug”.
      Modern day youngsters misinterpreted and modified the true meaning of Thug to fit the “standards of the 21st century.”Some would define a thug as any generic brown skinned male with baggy- jeans hung low, exposed boxers, a wife beater t-shirt, and brand named ghetto gear. Others might point out that a thug is nothing more than a common criminal and only a criminal can be a thug but everybody knows all those baggy jeans people standing on the corner or sitting on the stoop are robbing, stealing and selling drugs. So of course they’re thugs. Certain lumpen proletarian gatekeepers like to proclaim that while there are many criminals, only the hardest and realest of those doing hard time can truly be thugs. The word thug derived from an ontology and philosophy of the “supreme Black goddess (Bhowani)” and its relationship to the power struggle in India in the mid-1800s that brought the word thug into the English language.
         “Bhowani” ran thugs, defended heinous robbers/murderers with an iron fist. These thugs were members of a secret criminal organization said to have existed for at least five hundred years in what is now called India before being eradicated by representatives of the British Empire (the British East India Company) In the mid 1800’s. These thugs were said to be an organized system of religions and sects which urged them to the murder of their fellow creatures under the assurance of high rewards in this world and the next.
          These thugs was defend to be vicious and malice; so much so they petrified and extorted kings and government, police and military. Etc. I find this to be completely fabricated, because in the traditional times they roamed the grounds of India, it would’ve been impossible for them to have run a period of five hundred years with no legitimate resources and form of government, they would’ve been hanged way before 1830.
   October 3, 1830” Captain William Sleeman discovered the thugs and was the mastermind who brung their whole organization down. After bringing their attention to the British authorities, he formed and became the head of the department of thugee and docolty. Sleeman spent a large portion of his career eradicating the thugs.
   Not to glorify, but give credit when due, “Bhowani” and her thugs were very smart and intelligent individuals. She ran her empire secretly in religious temples. Worship was said to be in the village Bindachul”(Vindhyachal-Vindhya mountain) on the Ganges, whose temple complex is one of the most ancient and most important centers of goddess worship in India. Murderers from every quarter of India between the river Narabada , Ganges and Indus----to pull down her temple at Bindachaul and hang her  priests would no doubt be the wish of every honest Christian. Soon “Bhowani” Thug empire would come falling down. The cult of “Thugee” and its practices were revealed through the confessions of informers (known as approvers). Stupidity and smarts don’t mix. Allowing people from every quarter of India into her temple and indulge in their business was a complete ignorant act. No thug was ever caught in the act. Members of hereditary criminal families spread throughout India were all convicted through testimony of “approvers”-AKA- men of criminal families and circumstantial evidence. There was no defense attorneys or jury , only a judge and the prosecutor Sleeman. The lack of hard evidence was buttressed only by Colonel Sleeman’s intuition and the perception of the inherent criminality of the accused. Describing their execution of the thugs, Sleeman  states: “they lifted up their hands and shouted ‘Bindachel Ka Jae!Bhowani Ke Gae!’” Their invocation of Bhowani was enough to defend their guilt.
       My Brothers and sisters of the struggle, I’m here today to say, referring to one’s self as a thug is only referring to one’s self as dead! The word thug is not to be modified and  undermined other than what it is: heinous robber and murderer.
      My Brothers and Sister, let me inform you: we are not thugs, we are Fathers, Brothers, Uncles nephews, cousins, mothers, sisters aunts daughters, and nieces. We are the essence, epitome of life that shall not be defend as a thug! But those who possess and utilize knowledge, wisdom and understanding, Don’t misinterpret my word; “I have thugged with many” But now I have become one with the Supreme , and I understand “knowledge” is the new thug in America..”If you know better, you do better” and by changing the mind, you understand knowledge is and that power is the only way to succeed. “Change the mind and everything else shall follow”
By Kijana The Jambazi AKA Joe’Vone M Jordan 480030;WCI

 Note to reader: I did research to verify the above and found a wealth of info on this incredible era. Here is a bit: “The word “thug” traces its roots  to the Hindi and Urdu word “thag”, which means thief or swindler and which itself is derived from the sanscrit verb “sthagati” (to conceal). The word would enter the English language in the 1800’s during the British imperial rule in India… The “Thuggee Cult” ..was believed to be a profession organization of criminals and assassins (“thugees”) who reportedly had strangled thousands of people on India’s roadsides.”  Lakshmi Gandhi 11 18, 2013

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ali Mursal

Ali Mursal 541673
WRC,PO Box 220
Winnebago, WI 54985

Ali Mursal was very withdrawn when he first wrote. He could only write  a few words and they were always the same- he needed love. H would not leave his cell even when he was in general population. He has grown a lot and now talks free ly about his feelings. His brother shed some light on Ali problems. The family is from Somalia and when Ali was 7, he saw his father murdered . He was treated very badly also. The family are refugees form that period and Ali never got the treatment he needed to overcome what he saw and experienced. Below is what he wrote a few years ago.

        "My name is Ali and I'm from Africa, born and raised. I came to the states to see how it is. Now that I am in prison they are trying to send me back to Africa. I nor my family wants that. If you are looking for a good, strong, honest friend and if you want to know more about me, Please write."
Ali Mursal

Daniel McBride describes his mental illness and AC confinement/needs friends

Affidavit of Daniel R. McBride;142889,WCI; Born 1967(49), on AC since 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(A)   Personality Disorder Mitch Type

(B)   Poly = Substance Abuse

(C)   Antisocial Personality Disorder

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

(E)    Emotional Disorder

(F)    Past Traumatic Stress Disorder

(G)   Poly-Substance Dependence in Controlled Environment

(H)   Borderline Personality Disorder

(I)      Borderline Intellectual Functioning

(J)     Mtt2b (mental health classification)


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


I am competent to testify to all of the above. Executed at Waupun, Wisconsin On January 20, 2016