Elijah Brooks 2048201; GBCI, PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI 54307
We will be posting more for this gentleman. He maintains that he is innocent of the crime he was convicted of-- sex offense. There is little that is more misunderstood than this issue and we have started a blog on the issue (now dormant) and with Elijah's help we will regenerate it.
DOC Profile Elijah Brooks : https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/elijah-brooks-doc-profile.pdf
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 Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (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 iis 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 receiving 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"
most recent addition:Robert Ward's latest submission: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/robert-ward-for-blog2-17.pdf
|Jarvis Gordon letter|
Jarvis Gordon's DOC profile :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jarvis-gordon-doc-profile.pdf
|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 general popoulation in 2015 and was out back on solitary confinement that same year. I was put back essentially for writing a letter to the warden here and administrative staff, requesting more opportunities for prisoners here. Those requests were written respectfully, politely 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 quite 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 legitimate interest existed or exists. This is just punishment for punishment’s sake.
Dion Mathews 254399 WSPF
Dion Matthews DOC profile: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dion-matthers-doc-profile.pdf
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
story transcribed below
Alvin Tubbs 480890; WSPF PO Box 9900, Boscobel, WI 53805My 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 and 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's 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 from 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 medium 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 supported 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 as I have my own. If ya’ll have questions, please let me know and thank you.
|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
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 this 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 anti-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 GBCI. 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 off A.C. and don’t like that I’m in GBCI and the first chance they get, they are putting me back in 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, which ultimately determines how long you will stay on AC. They have told me I will stay at WPSF on A/C until I am released from prison in 2018.
PRISONERS In segregation (basically just like A/C except it has a definite out date)
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.
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.
Jamie Vest DOC profile:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jamie-vest-doc-profile.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:
Michael Pugh' story and feelings about conditions(original): https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/michael-pugh.pdf
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 an 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 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|
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
Robert Berndt DOC profile: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/robert-berndt-doc-profile.pdf