Writing an Inmate

As prisoners are often moved, you should look up their address with the Department of Corrections' Offender Locator, before mailing them
Please email or call with any questions and we do offer forwarding service, (where you use Forum for Understanding Prisons' address as your return address) if you do no want to give out your address.

contact: Peg Swan 608-536-3993 or pgswan3@aol.com

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 www.Solitarytorture.blogspot.com

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)On hunger strike 6/7/16 to 1/17 . 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: http://bit.ly/2aeqf2p)

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.

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"

Christmas letter: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/mark-allen-walter-xmas.pdf