4.04.2019

Woodrow Ingram

Woodrow Ingram 179334                                                 
Fox Lake Correctional Institution(FLCI)
Woodrow Ingram
birth date 3 17 1964, 55  now

Answers from Questionaire
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1)was 26 when incarcerated. Has been in prison 27 years

2)Offense: 3 counts of armed Robbery

3)sentence was 39 years

4)MR Date:October 22, 2020

5)19 programs taken ( see pdf doc below) and pictures

6)Number of parole hearings; has seen parole 14 times and was denied.  (36,24,24,11,11,9,9,9,9,24,12,11,8, and my last parole hearing I was given mandatory release of 1 year, 8 months.

7)reasons  for denial:Not enough time served, risk to the public, institution conduct- only 3 Conduct reports

8)Support: 6 sisters living in Atlanta, Georgia. Will go there.
Woodrow Ingrams' Sisters in Alabama

thank you for apology letter to victims

HSED requirement done


















post from 2015








Woodrow Ingram 179334
 SCI 100 Corrections Drive
Stanley, WI 54768

"I have been incarcerated for 23 years, since 1992, for 3 counts of  armed robbery and 1 count of attempted robbery. I received 3X13years for the 3 counts of armed robber, which is 39 years. I also received 10 years probation for attempted robbery. I only have 5 years before my M.R. date and I have only received 3 major conduct reports, and 7 minors out of 23 years that I have been incarcerated. No one was injured or hurt in my crime. I thank God for that. There are so many lifers, and other people who have been released sentenced with more time than I have, and most of them have not served more time than I have."







Nancy Ezell

Nancy Ezell about 15 year ago

Nancy Ezell today

 Nancy Ezell
054991
TCI, PO Box 3100, 
Fond du Lac, 53933


Nancy Ezell was Born 1952 and is now 66. She was convicted in 1998 of drug possession “with intent to manufacture, distribute or deliver. (961.41.)” She has had multiple major heart surgeries, has type 2 diabetes and is on oxygen. She has had hip and knee surgery . Statistics show that the crime rate drops dramatically (from 12 percent to 6 percent) for people over 30. After 55 it drops to near zero. This would be enough to tell us that Nancy is not dangerous but the fact that she carries around oxygen wherever she goes makes this certain. Another factor is that she is in prison for a non violent drug crime and was sentenced when the WAR ON DRUGS was at its highest pitch. Then Excessive sentences for non violent crimes were the norm.
She also has children who would love to have her home and who would care for her.
But the enormous cost of keeping Nancy in is not the most important consideration. The prison cannot house someone as sick and frail as Nancy humanely. Prisons were built for the healthy. She is very stressed with the noise and commotion and lack of nurturing has taken its toll. Again studies tell us that prisoners age much quicker than non prisoners- Some studies name 50 , some 55 as “old”. Nancy is old and frail with a bad heart and needs to be home with her loved ones.
         Nancy's case is heartbreaking. We did a compassionate release application for her and she was denied, and her time to the next parole hearing was extended to two years. I am worried that her health will give out with the stress and her inability to breathe well. There is no good reason behind this and the parole board gives no reason except to constantly reiterate her drug crime. Enough--this is not the same woman who went to prison. She has learned what she needs and now we need to release her.


previous posts::

How can I be a threat to society when I can hardly breathe, walk and always in pain daily. The community also believes that I'm not this big threat to society when the parole board has at least 700 or more sign petitions asking to let me out.

Nancy Ezell's case is another example of the stubborn refusal of the DOC to release anyone absent a court order, Born in 1952, Now 65, is very ill and has been supported in her bid for compassionate release by the whole activist community for a couple years now . Recently she had a breast removed after complaining for two years of sever pain. Her list of physical complaints is daunting# as her record -no major conduct reports and complete compliance with all program requirements. She also has volunteered with the End Of Life Care Program ,has been a mentor at Harris Hall and also at the Treatment building teaching women's how to crochet.


(her medial problem#Hypertension,Hyperlipidemia,Diabetes,Copd,Hypothyrojdism, arthritis, Coronary Artery disease, history of Coronary artery bypass graftingx3 and coronary artery stent placement on 4 occasions, Obesity, pulmonary hypertension, chronic, stage 3 Kidney disease, Anxiety, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, Heart failure-and need both knees replaced.)



Update July 30, 2017

Nancy.Ezell #054991
Taycheedah Corr. Inst.
P.O. Box 3100; Fond Du Lac Wis. 54936  

         Why DO I HAVE TO DIE IN PRISON/I DID NOTHING TO WARRANT DEATH
                           DYING TO BE FREE
Read as PDF file : Read as PDF file:https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/nancy-ezell-comp-release-7-27-17all.pdf
I realize the very nature of what I WAS DOING WAS WRONG AND STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT I SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUNISHED; HOWEVER I was prosecuted to the very strictest degree of the law. I received a 65 year prison sentence and a 25 year stayed sentence, the 65 year prison sentence I received was for less than 11 ounce of cocaine, with the street value of maybe $350.
I AM A VERY SICK WOMAN AND I HAVE BEEN IN PRISON OVER 19 YEARS GOING ON 20 APRIL 2018

I'm not trying to minimize my crime I was wrong and deserve to be punished and I take full responsibility for my action. But I know that all of the medical issues that I now have work against me and I know that I will die anytime. I can’t say that I will die in three or six months but I know that my time is limited because of my issues, and I have been going and staying in the hospital quite a bit.
I HAVE UNDERGONE severe coronary disease and multiple revascularization procedures including an extensive coronary bypass graft surgery, diabetes which is out of control, hypertension and dyslipidemia that increases my risk of dying from heart disease, also I need both knees replaced, but my Dr. won't do it, He toId me that even though I need this done that he could not operate on me because of my other medical conditions, so now I suffer from that pain and many others: These are some of my other medical issues that I have:
COPD and I'm on Oxygen, Gerd, Stomach Ulcer, Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Congestive Heart Failure, Arthritis of the Lumbar Spine, I have stage 3 Kidney disease. Just last year I found out that I had Breast Cancer, and have been in and out of the hospital 8 times since June of 2016 until July 01 2017.

I'm also sending you a report from the parole commissioner. I have never had any needs for the first 16 years that I have been here, but when I seen the parole board for the first time in 16years, they wanted me to do modules, and I have now completed all of what they want me to do. As of this date 04/07/2017,I have Completed the following courses and also classes while confined in D.O.C: CGIP at Taycheedah 11/18/15, Personal Development 09/08/2015, Psychological Services 12/18/2014, Financial Literacy 3/15/2017, Wellness Module 1 04/07/2017, I went the extra yard to better myself and went to Wisconsin Resource Center and completed these courses I took a second CCIP @ WWRC completed 4/13/2016, Emotions Management Skills 03/17,2016, Aware Program 05/17,2016, Trauma Recovery And Empowerment (Trem) 05/24/16, Health module @ Taycheedah 11/30/16. I have earn 6 college credit and working on a diploma of 60 college credit, For His Glory Bible College.

For me my biggest accomplishment Was having completed the training program @ the Taycheedah Correctional End Of Life Care Program and becoming 'a volunteer, 12/29/09, I've also been a mentor at Harris Hall and also at the Treatment building teaching women's how to crochet
I have satisfactorily COMPLETED the full rehabilitation programs initially set out as D 0 C 's stated criteria and rehab goals. Completion of which makes a prisoner less likely to re-offend when she or he is released.

THE PAROLE COMMISSIONER EVEN SAID THAT I HAVE MET ALL OF MY NEEDS AND MY MY 19 YEARS BEING HERE I HAVE ONLY 6 MINORS TICKETS AND NO MAJORS.
In closing I feel that I have been well behaved here and have a very good disciplinary record, have met all of my needs, with no major tickets. This in itself shows the sincerity in my desire to conform and be a law-abiding citizen if released back into society.

In fact, studies on recidivism show that the prison inmates who have exemplary disciplinary records make up the majority of the statistics of being the releases who ARE less LIKELY TO RETURN TO PRISON. I AM NOT A THREAT TO SOCIETY AND I HAVE VERFIABLE PLACES THAT I CAN GO TO AND STAY How can I be a threat to society when I can hardly breathe, walk and always in pain daily. The community also believes that I'm not this big threat to society when the parole board has at least 700 or more sign petitions asking to let me out.

Inmate that is eligible for parole by policy and statutory law should be released. In fact this' shows a wise and prudent parole board, whose members act in the best interest of society. In other words, the further, continuous holding and incarceration of an inmate to the detriment of rehabilitation and correctional purposes, and then releasing that inmate at a later date, would be acting against the best interest of society. Ezell medical bill has been close to a million dollar and counting, when she can take the burden off of the tax payer and get social security.
It all started in 2012, that I thought but I found out it started in 2008

I was at UWM hospital. I was getting a Cat Scan on my lungs and while doing this scan they notice a mass on my left breast, my lung Dr. told Taycheedah that I need to get a mama gram. I went to St. Agnes and they took a mama gram, they seen the mass but the Dr. told the tech to tell me don't worry about it, it's nothing. Now for over 2 years, I had been complaining to the medical department that my left breast have been hurting really bad, I would tell them that the pain feels like I had just had a baby and the milk in my breast was stuck. Yes. I was taking a mama gram on this van every year that would come to Taycheedah and I would get the results that it was all good. I would tell the Medical dept. and who ever would listen to me the same thing that my left breast is hurting really bad and I would tell them how the pain felt. Nobody would really listen to me.
Now within a year or so of this constant breast pain, I would tell the medical department that I was getting these stabbing chest pain that would come very quick and take my breath away for a minute, they would tell me it's just chest wall pain, after a year or so later I visit my lung Dr. at UW Madison, she did some lung tests on me and said my lungs were getting better but I was really out of breath, she said you need to see your heart Dr. So Taycheedah made me an appt. one for the Heart Dr. and one to take a Biopsy of my left breast. Now a week had went by and I went to St. Agnes to get this Biopsy done, (they told me that it might be a week or so before I would find out what the results was) Before I could go to my appt. for my Heart, One morning I got up and got this really bad stabbing chest pain and I told the officer and was sent to the medical dept. They call for and ambulance to send me to St. Agnes, so we are waiting and I'm on this gurney, when the EMT came in and said We are going to have to send for another ambulance because ours is smoking really bad, So I'm laying on the gurney and praying to God that I don't have a Heart attack, 10 min later the ambulance came and we finally made it to St.Agnes.The hospital does some tests and this Dr. came in and told me that I have to stay because there is something wrong with one of my tests for my heart, and then she says “Oh yeah you do have some sort of breast Cancer and don't worry about it, You are here for your Heart.”

A couple of days I'm still in the hospital and now I have to go to the cath lab so they can go and look up in my heart arteries, I stay on the table for almost 3 hours and I knew that something was wrong. Finally finish and went back to my room, The Dr. came up and said that you was one lucky woman your main left artery was 100% blocked and most people don't make it when this artery get's plug like this. We call it the Widow Maker, because it makes your partner a widower.

So now one down and one to go, the Cancer, the Cancer Dr. told me that they won't have to take my whole breast off, she said that the Cancer is in my milk duct, and I told her I had been telling the medical Dept. at Taycheedah for over two years that I was having this very bad pain in my left breast, I told them that it feels like I had just had a baby and the milk was stuck in my left breast, She said the reason that you was saying that is because Your Cancer is in your Milk Duct.

So now I goes and get this Lumpectomy and around a week and a half later I goes back to see the Surgeon for a follow up, Now she tells me, I'm sorry it's bigger then what I - thought, you are going to have to get a Mastectomy, I have to get my whole left breast taken off. I'm really sad, very stress out, can't hardly sleep at night, can't stop crying, scared. I have been saying for years that I don't care what the Mamagrams are saying, Something is wrong with my left breast. I would even tell medical about all the pain that I was having with my breast and chest. I feel that my breast might could have been saved, But my words were falling on deaf ears. I have a reason to feel like this. These are my medical problems :Hypertension,Hyperlipidemia,Diabetes,Copd,Hypothyrojdism, arthritis, Coronary Artery disease, history of Coronary artery bypass graftingx3 and coronary artery stent placement on 4 occasions, Obesity, pulmonary hypertension, chronic, stage 3 Kidney disease, Anxiety, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, Heart failure-and need both knees replace.

I feel that the prison was acting with deliberate indifference to in medical needs. Serious medical needs of prisoners constitutes the unnecessary and Wanton infliction of pain proscribed by the Eight Amendment.


 Letter for supporter Joyce Ellwanger

Commissioner Doug Drankiewicz
Wisconsin State Parole Commission
3099 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704
January 27, 2017

          Re: Parole for Nancy Ezell #054991
Dear Commissioner Drankiewicz:

I am writing to you in support of parole for Nancy Ezell. I have known Nancy for the past three years. I have visited her at Taycheedah. I have visited her family here in Milwaukee. I arranged for family members to share Nancy's story at a meeting which MICAH held at St. Francis Church earlier this year where several hundred people were present. So I do feel that I know Nancy pretty well.

You have been seeing her over several years as well. When you see her this spring, in addition to all her other health issues, you will learn that she has had surgery for a potentially fatal blockage of a main artery to her heart, and that she has had two surgeries for breast cancer, having lost one breast in the process. Her knee replacement surgeries have been delayed, as she hopes to have them when she is released home to Milwaukee. So she is a woman who lives with illness and with pain.

Still her letters are full of hope and faith. She knows that has now completed all the courses you have asked her to finish before release. She knows that she is well beyond the release date the sentencing judge would have anticipated. She knows that she has had no major tickets since she saw you last. She knows that she is no danger to her community and that she has a loving family waiting to provide care for her here in Milwaukee upon her release.

So, as you examine the criteria you use to determine eligibility for parole, she has met the criteria necessary for parole. She has learned from her time in prison. She has seen grandchildren born and has had the support of her family through almost two decades in prison for a non violent offense- harsh drug sentences that were given at the time have been reduced in many states. Keeping her in prison any longer serves no useful purpose for Nancy or for the State.

So I am asking you to carefully examine her situation and support her release now. I am enclosing a petition that WISDOM ROC (Restoring Our Communities) campaign has circulated on her behalf with over 200 signatures in support of her release. The state-wide conference call of our Old Law and Compassionate Release Committee gets regular updates from the letters I receive from Nancy. We look forward to the day when we can join her family in finally welcoming her home.

I am sure you will be pleased to see that Nancy is now in full compliance with what has been asked of her. And I trust you will have her best interest at heart as you meet with her and reach your decision about her parole.
Respectfully. Joyce ellwanger
Old Law and Compassionate Release Committee WISDOM

2016
Nancy Ezell 333049
Taychedah Correctional Institution, Fond du Lac , WI
Has been in for 16 years for a non violent drug offense; given a 65 year sentence. She has very high medical bills, is on oxygen. She is 62.

Nancy was one of three prisoners we did a compassionate release application for . All were denied with the statement that there was no compassionate release for old law prisoners. ( untrue)





2015 PETITION FOR THE RELEASE OF NANCY EZELL
 To
Dean Stensberg, Parole Chairman
Ed Wall, Secretary of DOC
Legislators
Concerned citizens

      We the undersigned, petition you to release Nancy Ezell (#054991). We wonder why  this woman is still incarcerated. She is elderly and infirm and no danger to  anyone. How are you making us  safer by wasting our dollars like this?
         Nancy Ezell was Born 1952 and is now 63. She was convicted in  1998 of drug possession “with intent to manufacture, distribute or deliver. (961.41.)”
She has had multiple major heart surgeries, has type 2 diabetes and is on oxygen. She is in two knee  replacements and has much pain.
       Nancy is now housed in unit with mentally ill prisoners where windows cannot be opened and feels she is near suffocating. She came from housing for younger people, where the noise and pace of the place were stressful and dangerous.  To her requests to be moved, she is told there is no room anywhere else. This prison is severely overcrowded.
      Statistics show that the crime rate drops dramatically (from 12 percent to 6 percent) for people over 30. After 55 it drops to near zero. This would be enough to tell us that Nancy is not dangerous but the fact that she carries around oxygen wherever she goes makes this certain.  Another factor is that she is in prison for a non violent drug crime and was sentenced when the WAR ON DRUGS was at its highest pitch. Then Excessive sentences for non violent crimes were the norm. 
      She also has children who would love to have her home and who would care for her.
      But the enormous cost of keeping Nancy in is not the most important consideration. The prison cannot house someone as sick and frail as Nancy humanely. Prisons were built for the healthy. She is very stressed with the noise and commotion and lack of nurturing has taken its toll. Again studies tell us that prisoners age much quicker than non prisoners- Some studies name 50 , some 55 as “old”.  Nancy is old and frail and needs to be home with her loved ones.


Terrance Shaw


Terrance Shaw 138254 RCI. PO Box 900; Sturtevant. WI  53177


 Terrance was another of our compassionate release candidates and  is one of the hardest workers I know. He has an opportunity with the Veteran's Hospital to get treatment for the first time for his PTSD and then to take their training to become a mentor for other Viet Nam veterans who are also suffering from this malady. He was one of our compassionate release candidates but was denied. This is another example of the DOC's refusal to take into account the fact that people change.
background:
Terrance Shaw  born 1948, now 70, has been incarcerated since 1982.
This man is a clear example of why we need to change from a revenge model to believing that people change. Terrance was a Viet Nam War veteran with what would now be called PTSD. His crime was horrendous and also he was horrendously ill . He has been in prison for 32 years on a life sentence. According to the statutes in place at the time , he has been eligible for parole since 1995. He has been absolutely sincere in his attempt to redeem himself and we ask that he be given a second chance.
    "When I first came to prison in 1982 I didn't even know my high school fractions, decimals, and percents. But during my first year in prison I got clean and sober and had a Spiritual Awakening. I studied hard for my own personal enrichment to remedy my mathematical deficit and went on to the University of Wisconsin-Extension and got 4-credits in Algebra and 3-credits in Accounting, and became a prison GED math tutor. "

He has also completed a 4 year Bible correspondence course and went on to get his master in Religious studies, doctorate in Bible studies and a PHD in philosophy of religion.He has been accepted for treatment for his PTSD at a veterans hospital and intends to go on to be one of their mentors. He is very anxious to serve and is one of the most earnestly striving people we know.
Why is this man still in prison? We hold more than 2500 prisoners who are eligible for parole and most are rehabilitated. They have all been in prison more than 15 years and most spent much of that time when there was good programming. Many, like Terrance, hold advanced degrees. Now, largely because of the exorbitant health care costs for these elderly prisoners (and Terrance at 66, has multiple health problems), there is little treatment for the mentally ill and few effective programs for anyone.
He has a bright future ahead of him and is very anxious to start the PTSD treatment at the Veteran's hospital and to go on to be a mentor to others with PTSD.


View Terrance's blog   http://terranceshaw.blogspot.com/
 

Terrance now
Terrance at Arrest



Terrance Shaw has been in prison for 32 years, for murder. He is a Viet Nam veteran and now knows he had  PTSD when he committed his crime although Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was not know at the time. He thought he was still in Viet Nam and spent days preparing for an invasion. The ensuing murder was horrendous and Terrance has spent 32 years trying to  make amends.  He still works at and is good at controlling his symptoms, is a model prisoner / He thought he was being attacked by the Viet Kong when he killed that woman and he had prepared for days, dressing up in his uniform and getting all his  Viet Nam armory prepared. One wonders where people in the neighborhood were that they did not call for help when they saw this man acting so strangely.

as we say later in this blog, Terrance has worked very hard over the years to reform himself and the VA has  offered him a place to stay and a place in their PTSD treatment program with hopes that once he has successfully completed the program he can help the vets coming into the program. The catch is that the DOC doesn't parole him although he has long been eligible.

Below are links to the two cases - they are presented in sections
He recommends starting with post conviction appeal , first one below and  moving on to the "brief of the appellant ", the second one here.

  post conviction relief motion: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/r-shaw-postcon-relief-motion-1982-cf-266.pdf
appeal: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-appeal-2016-ap-314.pdf

the second case deals with his claim the the staff knowingly inflicted pain and suffering on him by denying him use of a wheel chair and confiscation of legal property. The Second one below states the facts, the first one tries to present evidence that the entire motivation for denying the wheel chair and confiscating legal materials, was retaliatory- to suppress his lawsuit activities.

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-sum-judge-reply-15cv511.pdf
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-decl-sum-judj-15-cv511.pdf
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-finding-of-facts-25cv511.pdf


and his introduction to all these files
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-to-dee-and-me-9-16-all.pdfhttps://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-to-dee-and-me-9-16-all.pdf


Last here is our original compassionate release application, done 2015. This is a look at the bigger picture and Terrance is the third person applying here. The money savings presented here are not relevant for today, for prisoners now get medicaid or medicare- ( the money saved part we are doing over) but the rest remains the same.There are three applicants here-and the petition was denied saying there is no compassionate release for Old Law prisoners. (Executive order included in the packet shows there is). Since this was filed, Jim Schuman has lost his mother , and Nancy Ezell has developed breast cancer. She had been complaining of breast pain  for months. We hope it is not too late for treatment and will try again to get her out.

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/t-shaw-compassionate-rel.pdf

GOOD LUCK TO TERRANCE- a valiant and much needed effort!!!

/View Terrance's blog
http://terranceshaw.blogspot.com/
older-

Terrance Shaw 138254 OSCI (65);PO Box 3310; Oshkosh, WI 543903 Terrance is another man who has devoted himself to self improvement. Mr Shaw has his own blog showing his efforts over the years to rehabilitate himself. I am convinced that this man had PTSD when he committed his crime . He is a Vietnam War vet and was very ill before there was a name for it.



Please sign Terrance Shaw's petition:



RESUME
Terrance Shaw's Letter to the governor (pages are backwards on this -start with 2nd page-will change soon)


(click on picture to view full size)

Prisoner's Lament

I flush the commode
And watch the contents swirl down
Like all the hopes and dreams
Of what my life could have been.

Terrance J. Shaw, #138254
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3310
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3310

Terry also has his own blog,with testimony and documents attesting to all he has done to improve himself. Click on :http://terranceshaw.blogspot.com/

My Crime and Successful Treatment
read his story on blogpost





Terry also has his own blog,with testimony and documents attesting to all he has done to improve himself. Click on :http://terranceshaw.blogspot.com/

My Crime and Successful Treatment

In 1981 I raped and murdered a 30-year old woman and was convicted in 1982 to Life plus 20-years in prison, with my first parole eligibility being in 1993. When I first came into the prison system, my Assessment & Evaluation (A&E) specialist determined that I needed to "participate in Sex Offender Treatment (SOT) to learn and understand the dynamics behind my crime, in order for me to lower my risk for parole.”

I was in SOT at WCI for 3-years and in the 2003 SOT Report Summary, "--WCl's Chief SOT Psychologist, Dr. Ankarlo, documented that I-currently have: NO HIGH RISK AREA TREATMENT NEEDS at this time (in 2003). He also wrote in the SOT Program Report that, "Mr. Shaw has benefited greatly from his participation in SOT and has displayed his understanding of the treatment principles in his self-disclosure and feedback." Dr. Ankarlo goes on to state that, "Clinical judgment alone would suggest that he has made sufficient progress in those areas to have completed his SOT need."

So, I figure that since nothing has changed with the severity of my crime since I was convicted and sentenced in 1982, as well as there is no new offense or action to require more treatment than was recommended programming for me at A&E in 1982, I have satisfied the A&E program need requirement recommended for me to lower my risk for parole, and I should be given a Grant for parole anytime after I satisfied the A&E requirement in 2003 with 3-years of SOT at WCI.

But this is not the case. I have seen the parole board 7-times since my 2003 SOT program report and parole says that I still have to "complete" the 3-4 year Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) that wasn't even in existence at the time of my 1982 conviction, sentencing and A&E. I explained to the parole board that I was in the OSCI SOTP from 1997-1999 and was kicked out against my WILL in 1999 after 20-months of SOTP at OSCI for phony reasons/justification, and every time I requested Re-Entry into the SOTP I have been denied Re-Entry by SOTP.

Yet every time I go back up before the parole board each year, the parole board insists/demands that they won't parole me unless I also "complete" the 3-4 year SOTP.
SOTP and the parole board have put me in this phony "Catch-22" situation that is outside of my control. But according to my original A&E recommended program need, to "participate" in SOT to lower my risk for parole, I already did that, so I could/should be already paroled at any time since my EXCELLENT 2003 SOT program report by Dr. Ankarlo at WCI.

The above is an overview of my prison circumstances and parole situation through my past 28-years of incarceration.


My OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

I will also relate here my other achievements during my past 28-years of incarceration that the parole board seems to be turning a blind eye to, so I will tell you those particulars about me too.
During my past 28-years of incarceration I only have one major conduct report on my prison record, And I still claim my innocence on that one major conduct report, but I won't go into explaining the particulars of it to you, other than to say it was for "Enterprising," for which I still proclaim that I still maintain my innocence, even though the prison found me guilty (because the foxes are guarding the chicken coop).

When I first came to prison in 1982 I didn't even know my high school fractions, decimals, and percents. But during my first year in prison I got clean and sober and had a Spiritual Awakening. I studied hard for my own personal enrichment to remedy my mathematical deficit and went on to the Univerisity of Wisconsin-Extension and got 4-credits in Algebra and 3-credits in Accounting,and became a prison GED math tutor.

I also took and successfully completed the 4-year Ambassador Bible College correspondence course by Herbert W. Armstrong out of Passadena California. After that I took and successfully completed the 3-year Kenneth S. Hagin's RHEMA Bible College correspondence course out of Tulsa Oklahoma for 60-credits.

Then I want on to get a Master's Degree in Religious Studies, a Doctorate in Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion. My Doctoral Dissertation is registered and copyrighted at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Here at OSCI I had a meeting with Chaplain Reinke and let her know that when I am paroled I would like to apply with the WDOC for an Assistant Chaplain's position, since I believe I am called by God -and my religious correspondence courses make me qualified. OSCl's Chaplain Rainke encouraged me, stating that the WDOC currently employs two former inmates as Chaplains. After I get paroled I also plan to volunteer to speak at jails,prisons, churches, or any place that will invite me to speak, about what I was like,what happened, and what I am like now, in hopes that maybe I can humbly reach out to others to help them turn their life around too.

I believe I have credibility with inmates since I have been an inmate myself for 28-years of straight incarceration. I actually have, and am, walking the walk; therefore I am not only qualified, but I have credibility. I can also relate to inmates (anyone) about faith and spirituality in general, even though my personal faith is Christian. Even to atheists, GOD can be considered a Good Orderly Direction.

The circumstances tending to establish my suitability for parole are that I do not possess a violent crime committed while a juvenile; I have a stable social history and a prior (full time) tax paying work record; I have shown remorse; I committed the crime as a result of significant stress in my life and the significant stress built over a long period of time; I lack any significant history of violent crime; this is my only felony and first time in prison; at 60-years old I am now of an age that reduces the probability of recidivism; I have made realistic plans for release, plus I have developed new marketable skills (that accommodate my various aging disabilities) through taking extensive correspondence courses while in prison; and have engaged in institutional activities that indicate an enhanced ability to function within the Law upon release.

Here, I have shown uncontradicted evidence of my rehabilitation and there is no other evidence that I currently posses a danger to society. My current behavior during my many years since my offense, and my current mental state, demonstrate that my past offense is no longer a realistic indicator of my "current" dangerousness.

I have engaged in extensive rehabilitation through the WDOC and on my own for my own personal enrichment, gained insight into my offense, expressed remorse, and made realistic parole plans. Mere recitation of the circumstances of the commitment offense, fails to provide the required "modicum of evidence" of unsuitability for release on parole. However, the WDOC parole board still refuses to parole me, and even raises new roadblocks to block my parole.

Details of conduct report for those who are interested: As an added point of interest, I was sent from here at OSCI to WCI in 2000 on a bogus conduct report when they found me guilty and gave me 8 and 180 days in the hole here and then sent me back to maximum security at Waupun after they made me do the hole time first. A jailhouse lawyer in Waupun subsequently got that bogus conduct report reversed in outside court so the WDOC had to expunge it from my prison file/record. It took about 18 months to accomplish it, but by then I had been on the WCI Sex Offender Treatment (SOT) waiting list for some time and had been admitted/entered into the SOT program at WCI by the time that bogus conduct report was reversed and expunged,
so when the Program Review Committee (PRC) at WCI was going to send me back to medium security here at OSCI, I requested to stay at WCI so I could continue to participate in their SOT program, and WCI PRC let me stay there in the program for a total of 3-years in the SOT program at Waupun before they sent me back to medium security here at OSCI in 2004.

The reason,I believe they get away with the tyranny that is perpetrated against inmates by some prison staff, unbeknownst to the public, is because there is a definite need for prisons and incarceration because there are definitely some dangerous and distorted inmates in prison that the public needs to be protected from. So under the disguise of justified security and half the inmates crying wolf, the prison staff can get away with banking inmates on bogus stuff behind the closed doors of the prison system and nobody on the outside realizes it and doesn't want to believe the system they pay for with their tax dollars has corrupt elements within it.


It is easier for the public to agree with John Walsh on Americas Most Wanted and "Get those scum bags off the street." And at the same time, there are also some fine, professional and ethical Staff working in the prison system too. It's only the corrupt element that I and others try to expose and defend against. I didn't want to talk about bad prison staff without also acknowledging there are good prison staff in here too.

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