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

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


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Robert Ward

New Post for Robert Ward 2 23 17:
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/robert-ward-for-blog2-17.pdf
 

 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

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
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/cody-a-long-intro-2-8-17.pdf

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 pen-pal; 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.

from 2 8 17 letter:
"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 ! "


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: 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.

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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 Wisconsin Innocence Project 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 pen-pal

If there is any who would like to look into these AC cases with reform in mind, contact FFUP at pgswan3@aol.com

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/james-terry-story.pdf