Writing an Inmate

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

3 Youths soon to be released with no treatment or training,asking for contact

Jarvis Gordon  551848

WSPF PO Box 9900. Boscobel, WI 53805
to be released 9 17
Jarvis Gordon letter


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.




Cody Long 558710; 
WCI  PO Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
Born 1993, to be released 10/2018 

Cody is a 24  year old kid sitting in solitary confinement in Waupun Correctional. 
 In his first letter below he explains he belonged to a tough elite group and tell 
how he got where he is now. He is writing hoping to find someone that will help 
him keep sane. There is no treatment or training here, another example of our 
completely dysfunctional system which neither rehabilitates nor keeps us safe.  
We can help him over-come the obstacles by showing him what true friendship 
is for. I don't think many of these kids know, or have experienced love or caring that 
doesn't have a dozen strings attached.




Cody Long's march 2017 introduction: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cody-a-long-intro.pdf

Below is a letter written about a month later:




                              

Michael Pugh 615180, GBCI PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI  54307

birth year 1995,release date 10 25 17
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 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

Administrative Confinement prisoners reach out for contact

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 view Robert's penpal intro in PDF form

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.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Rodell Thompson seeks needs someone to talk to on the outside

Rodell Thompson 328719
WCI, PO Box 351
Waupun, WI 53963
birth year :1968


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

scroll down view of prisoners needing contact with the outside




Alvin Tubbs 480890; WSPF PO Box 9900, Boscobel, WI 53805
birth year 1982,release date 8 20 2018
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 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.

Joshua Scolman 
Joshua Scolman 422508; Po Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
  irth year 1983; release date 4 23 2053
Joshua Scolman was placed on AC after his year of solitary time was up- he  was part of the food strike and ended up in the hospital after several tube feeding tries. Read of his ordeal here: His force feeding story on word: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/joshua-scolman-forcefed7-16-1.pdf

Joshua’s story about forcefeeding handwritten original: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/joshua-scolman-7-9-16all.pdf   


Joshua quit the hunger strike after the DOC attempted to force feed him and he nearly died. Story here:

No other state goes to force feeding except as last resort and it is condemned by AMA and many human rights organizations 

Description of Abuse

My name is Joshua Scolman. I’m 32 years old and have been incarcerated for 10 years.  I have been placed in solitary confinement on numerous occasions for from 3 months to a year, and am now serving a year of solitary time, at which point I will be placed on administrative confinement for defending myself against the abuse and conduct of staff. Each time I come to seg, I lose myself a little more. I have my religious freedoms completely denied,   I’m subject to psychological torture, which leads to continual deterioration of my mental faculties. I am denied human contact, which leads me to further anti-social behavior, which in turn causes me more problems. It is a slippery slope. I am currently held in a cell with a window facing a brick wall, no view of nature, the sky, sun or outside life. My religion of Odinism is a nature religion, and it’s through the outdoors I see my Gods so I am deprived of this as well. I have contracted many psychological “ticks” such as OCD, communication problems, and PTSD.  I’m continually stressed out over insignificant things. And it’s only getting worse. The mass hysteria these seg units infects men with is real, and very serious. The public needs to be aware of the damage being done to so many prisoners across the state, and nationwide, and to act to correct the problem of long term segregation sentences.

We are establishing contact with Joshua and have invited him to write regularly for this blog. 

If you would like to write him, here is his info: Joshua Scolman 422508; Po Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963


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

Mark Evans' Story: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/marcus-evans-story-2-11-172.pdf

DOCprofile:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/marcus-evans-doc-profile.pdf

This young man's story of why he is on AC is something I hear a lot from "kids" in WI's DOC 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.  No one 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.



Bobby Kimble

 Bobby Kimble 164788, WSPF
birth year 1969; release date: 1 3 2155
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 6 1/2 years on and off at the Waupun Correctional Institution [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 Wisconsin Secure Program Facility [WSPF], Green Bay Correctional Institution [GBCI], Columbia CI 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 then 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 unit 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 from Dodge 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 got myself in this jam. The DA from Dodge county never has initiated a John Doe probe on all that stuff from 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 report 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, Restrictive Housing Unit 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 me 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
Birth year 1979, release date 9 10 2018

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 [administrative (i.e. solitary) confinement] 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 which were 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.
Dion Matthews 254399 WSPF PO Box 9900, Boscobel WI 53805
birth year, 1975; life sentence (old law)

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 population 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





Jamie Vest DOC profile:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jamie-vest-doc-profile.pdf






Darniel Craig 374535
WCI, PO Box 351, Waupun , WI 53963
birth year 1978, release date 4 18 2126
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
Birth year 1989
release date 3 12 2014
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

Robert Berndt intro:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/robert-berndt-intro.pdf



Tim Crowley #43754
CCI: PO Box 900; Portage, WI 53901
Born 1976, release date 5 22 2019


 
letter from 2011. still relevant.
Tim: Young And Old
Hello There, I am a young man 34 years old, will be 35 years February 12, 2011, God Willing.
I’ll be brief, I’m hearing impaired and has been all my life and I am diagnosed as usher syndrome which in all actually been part of all my life as well, but never knew until 2007. It consists of hearing impaired and Blindness. So I were informed by doctors that I will need to learn braille and ASL (Sign language)will be appropriate if I choose to live in a deaf community. ON top of all this I am also considered mentally ill. Through institutions the majority of my life. Out patient at the Milwaukee mental health complex at the age of 15 years. I’ve been in the “system” since the age of 11 but in family court since age of 10. Also my speech impediment is a burden. I tried to explain to a CP that I talk loud due to a hearing impediment. My illness gotten worse as in the month of November I cut my neck, wrists and the nurse clean me up, place me back on observation status. I reopened my wound the 2nd part of that day by biting my vein in my wrist area and lost about a pint of blood. But in October I tried swallow my inhaler, tried to cut my wrist with a staple. But in September I swallow my hearing aides and reopened the wound in my neck. This happened all here at CCI. But treatment facility by name of Wisconsin Resource Center, I cut my neck while on control status, before swallow brow of my eye glasses. All these attempts were uncharacteristic of me. But I done in the past swallow an overdose of pills and tied a noose around my neck and went off my meds when I suspicion of others plotting against me. I hurt self. I been incarcerated since the age of 19. I am going on my 16th year. Also, I’m still technically court order under 971.16 case 971.17 by judge named John R Strick of Dodge Corr due I battered COS at Waupun the day before my B-say in 1999. I were housed in Mendota for approximately 2 years from 2001 to 2003. I were shipped out do to unstable behavior that were the result of my little brother being murdered and he was murder by someone we grew up with so you can imagine how it effect me . Well , I’ve much more show or tell of me personally, dilemma and complexes

Update 4 17 
update 2 - 12: Tim has been working very hard to get out of segregation, he had a good friend in a more mature deaf prisoner celled next to him who helped him work on controlling his anger. He is trying to get braille lessons and work on his GED as sight is getting worse. The prison seems more receptive to helping. A friendly note would help him alot.




Sunday, April 9, 2017

Justin Welch

Justin Welch 579750, CCI, PO Box 900, Portage, WI 53901 


Justin is a deep thinker which is one of the reasons he is also very good at self torture. In the darkest period of his life he took a murder job-he is paying for that murder with a life sentence and gives himself no peace over his act. He is mentally ill and receives no health care, Has spent most of his years in solitary and has engaged in self harm . At one point he worked himself out of solitary and was doing well in a kitchen job when a homemade knife was found and he was blamed. "Why would I fashion a homemade knife when I work around knives all day?" he asked. All progress gone, back to seg.  

His greatest wish is to get back to California where his mother and kids are. So far both DOCs have refused but we are not through trying, 

Justin is a keen observer and is concerned about the welfare of other prisoners as well as his own. 

Here is a february letter:


 links to some of his descriptions of "seghell" and his personal story: 







 drawing by James Henri, Justin's cell mate

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New requests posted 2 23 17

General POPULATION

   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. 




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 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"
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

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 (Peggy's) 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 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 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




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 6 1/2 years on and off at the Waupun Correctional Institution. 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 Wisconsin Secure Program Facility [WSPF], Green Bay Correctional Institution [GBCI], Columbia CI 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 then 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 unit 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 from Dodge 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 got myself in this jam. The DA from Dodge county never has initiated a John Doe probe on all that stuff from 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 report 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, Restrictive Housing Unit 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 me 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]





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 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
                                                         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 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)
IN Seg:
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:

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 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
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