1.20.2016

James Schuman

James Schuman and parents. His mother just found out she has 6 months to live.


 
James Schuman 335114;
PDCI, PO Box 9900
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

James is 65 and long rehabilitated- this is urgent as his mother is dying and he needs to be with her. He is no threat. Here address for signing the petition.Please help.



Petition for the release of James Schuman

To be delivered to The Wisconsin State House, The Wisconsin State Senate, and Governor Scott Walker
Jim Schuman’s charges that he conspired to have his wife killed were the result of a never ending divorce/custody case that left him clinically depressed. The judge, frustrated over the parties’ inability to agree, at one point places his children into foster care. At this critical moment, in deteriorating health and suffering from deep depression, an employee, whose criminal past Jim was minimally aware of and who was later paid $1000 in crime stoppers’ money, approached Jim with a plan to have someone “scare his wife ”into resolving the divorce”. When Jim finally expressed interest, the employee went to the police saying Jim wanted his wife killed. The employee then introduced Jim to an undercover officer passing as a hit man Jim ultimately agreed to the “hit man’s” proposed plan. Jim states he intended to call off the plan but was arrested before he could do so. While no money was ever paid and no one was hurt, Jim was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Jim has no criminal record. He has an excellent work history and has job skills he could put to immediate use if paroled. Both his children strongly supported him throughout his trial. he has served 18 ½ years of his sentence, with absolutely no major conduct reports. He has used his time in prison well, tutoring other inmates, working other jobs, and furthering his education where possible. Prison authorities have rated him as a low risk for violent behavior or committing another crime if released.
Jim is 64 Yrs old. Both his parents are in their mid 80’s and in poor health. His son’s wife has been battling cancer for years. He has taken full responsibility for his crime. Despite all these factors he has been denied parole on numerous occasions.
Here are his son’s Skip’s words after reading a transcript from his father’s parole hearing:“ It is my opinion, in all the previous hearings, the commissioners came across as completely biased with predetermined decisions. The use of incendiary, misleading sophistry shows no actual consideration or discussion for parole. One might think the parole commission would be more useful investigating and assisting inmates to target how they will support and establish their selves to be assets to society, rather than detaining a created, continued expense for taxpayers.
It is time to release James Schuman.
There is currently 1 signature. We need 50 signatures!

Petition Background

James Schuman is in his 60's and has parents in their 80's whose most profound need is to see their son finally home before they are released. James himself has multiple health problems which the prison is not built to handle the health problem of aging inmates. Statistics show people of this age have a 0 to 1 % chance of breaking the law. What is the sense of keeping this man? The prison is dangerously overcrowded. James has applied for compassionate release so he can be home for his parents and he was denied. Where is the humanity?

Data:
JAMES L. SCHUMAN #335144      1997 INCARCERATED, 
CONVICTION:SOLICITATION TO ATTEMPTED PT DEG HOMICIDE (STING OPERATION, ENTRAPMENT,
A&E ASSESSED PROGRAM NEEDS: 1997/ NONE, 2000/ NONE,
6/2006 DV (Domestic VIOLENCE) INSTATED (10 YRS AFTER A&;E)
ORIGINAL PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE: 11/2005
NUMBER OF PAROLE DEFERMENTS:   3    2005 -36 MONTHS DEFER,  (2008-36 MONTHS
              DEFER,2012 -24 MONTHS DEFER
SCHEDULED TO SEE THE PAROLE BOARD IN 2014.
OFFICIAL REASON FOR DENIAL/DEFERMENT:
 (1) NOT ENOUGH TIME SERVER FOR PUNISHMENT,
(2) PAROLE AT THIS TIME WOULD DILUTE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CRIME,
(3) HAS NOT MET PROGRAM REQUIREMENT,
(4) RELEASE AT THIS TIME WOULD INVOLVE AN UNREASONABLE RISK TO THE PUBLIC.


History of James L. Schuman
Trempealeau High School: Graduate 1969

Winona State College: Attended

Schuman & Sons, Inc.: Vice President and Trustee (provided of 100+ seasonaljobs5ear!y) Wisconsin Farm Bureau: State Feed and Grain Committee

Florida State Contractors License: Air conditioning and Heating

Trempealeau County Farm Bureau: Board of Directors

Western Wisconsin Technical College: Agriculture Advisory Committee Okeechobee (Florida) Trailer Sales, Inc.: Co-owner

Green Leaf Marketing Products, Inc.: President

Nursery License: State of Wisconsin

Bacterial Water Purification: Venezuela and Colombia

Eco-Chem Inc.: Product formulator and consultant

Sponsor of: Children's Vision International (orphanage), Feed the Children, Christ for the Nations (orphanage), Neighborhood Bible Club
Technical Skills: Farming, Chemical management and application, Welding, Air-conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical, Metal Work, Carpentry, Horticulture, Mechanical, Irrigation, Nursery operation, Seed Production (product development, marketing, etc.)
Employment and Participation While Incarcerated
Fabray/BSI: Textile machine mechanic
BSI: Production welder, metal stamping
Clothing Distribution: Sewer, machine mechanic
Tutor: Vocational Horticulture,
Re-entry programs (Modules: Financial Literary, Housing, Education, Employment, Health, Family Support, Transportation, Personal Development, Transitional Prep, and Wellness)
GED & HSED (math, reading, and writing)
Community Service: Sewer, Worker for community service projects
Programs: Restorative Justice, Transitions, Life as a House, DBT Mindfulness Group
Moraine Park Technical College: Vocational Mathematics, Occupational Success Strategies, Student Success, Occupational Communications
Western Technical College: Vocational Business Mathematics, Vocational College Math, Computer Literacy
Career Tech: (Oklahoma Dept. of Career and Technology Education)
Horticulture: Field Tech, Nursery, Turf Tech, and Floral Assistant
Pontiac Business Institute: Horticulture (graduate level 1 & 2), Core Curriculum (carpent!y) Woodland Way School: Financial Literacy, Advanced Computer
Literacy Volunteers of America: Tutor Certification (twice)
Applied Basics of Life Principles Program jout of.ctacc NFF Oklahoma): Faith Based Christian Program

Documents in pdf- good reading: 

recommendation for parole by Representative Gronemus 2008


SON Skip's 2014 letter
 Jim Schumann's letter to Warden requesting compassionate release 


Jim Schuman's letter expressing no hope after denial of the compassionate release and parole

Plea to parole chairman by family 2012
jpeg photos of some of his docs below




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