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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
1)Tyler L Milton 596157 WCI bd1998 ( now 20 y.o.)
9 16 18
I am writing to let you know that I had a failed suicide attempt. The stress is getting to me. Multiple correctional officers have been telling me a lot of messed up things. Some examples of what they have been saying include:
“just kill yourself already”
“you have nothing to live for” I’ve been gone two days, why are you still alive?”
“I’m going to poison your food”
“I hope you die in your sleep tonight. That way you die peacefully and I won’t have to put up with you ever again. That’s a win win situation, it can’t get better than that.”
“Next time you cut yourself, cit deeper. Hit a vain You won’t feel a thing.”
“oh, your back? I was hoping you wouldn’t make it through surgery.”
Those are most of the things a few of the correctional officers have been saying. The Cos that have been saying the above include: Officer Stephenson, officer Pole and Sgt Beahm. These are the main three. Also, 5 days after I had surgery, I took the stitches out and was attempting to commit suicide again by pulling out my intestines or stomach but I never made it that far because it was too painful and I had a lot of blood coming out of the gap.
I informed the office , via my emergency intercom in my room, that I took my stitches out, and I was bleeding all over. THE Co in the bubble said she would alert the SGT.
!0 minutes later, no one c ame so I pressed my emergency call button again. The CO in the bubble gave me the same speech. About 5-10 minutes late I pressed it again and she gave me the same answer , “I’ll let Sarge know.”
I pressed my emergency intercom for the fourth time in about 30 minutes and told the bubble I am suicidal. The CO asked me if I have any plans I said “Yeah I’m bleeding and I’m gonna pull my guts out” Finally; the sergeant came down and found I was not lying.
I am writing this letter to you, ms Swan, to see if I can be added to the lawsuit for 2 failed suicide attempts that could have been 100 % avoided?
You said in your most recent newsletter that there have been 2 suicide attempts. Now there are four. The more things happen like this the more people will take us seriously.
I have also have two personal letter “accidentally” given to another inmate- Brandon Bradley 644115 and a money receipt about 4 months ago which Brandon Bradley also had and he is selling my personal family information to other dangerous inmates.
Also, the DC2, on may 7th, 2018. They misplaced my 154$ glasses and did not reimburse me after multiple failed ICI attempts and I still have no glasses.
Please consider adding me to your team of Plaintiffs. If it’s not for money it’s for justice!!
2)Davin Rollins 278690 GBCI BD 1979 (40 y.o.)
Davin is manic depressive ( bi Polar) and sends long illegible letters when manic which belie his true abilities. His condition is exasperated by his lack of meaningful things to do. His mother is engaged in helping him knows he is very bright and would do well with a real opportunity. He is vulnerable to abuse and has no tools to cope with life in this system. Mother would like him to be part of this.
Emma Rollins (email@example.com)
Mother’s recent statement- sent by email at my request:
Yes I am the mother of Davin Rollins he is one of the inmate that in Green Bay Correctional Institution I have been very concerned about my son the way he have Ben getting treated in Green Bay he have been writing me Staton how the guards have Ben treating him he stated in his letter the guards is urinating in his food and how they are treating him he said they are taking him out of his room and take him down Hall where there's no camera is then sexual assault him my thing is why is my son is still in the hole why he isn't he getting help for his illness I want Justice the way my son is getting treated up there in Green Bay I feel that no one should be treated the way my son have been treated
6 21 18- Advocate recently got a call from his mother that Davin is not receiving his meds, was taken to a part of the cell hall with no cameras and was sexually assaulted ; is often not receiving his food or it is thrown on the floor or foreign substance are put in it.( he says urine) We ask that he be sent to WRC.
3)Deron Love 437909/WCI ( bd 1987 31 y.o.) letter 7 11 18
CR 7 8 18 staff passing meds when Deron asked her to spell her last name and then asked for first letters of first name.,, soliciting staff DOC 303.30 CR issued 7 19 18
JHLH sent 7 27 18
Suicidal thoughts in the hole/RHU.”Everytime its time for me to get out of the hole/RHU staff lie on me an give me a conduct report Just to keep me in the hole. Staff are doing this against me for filing complaints against them. I was supposed to get out of the hole 8 38 18 , but staff just lied on me and wrote me a Conduct report. They just gave me 120 days In the hole for this , here si the conduct report. Can you please do something about this and let me out of the hole? I’ve been in RHU for 10 months straight. ”
Has told warden and security director that staff lie on him when it is time for him to get out of the hole but they don’t do anything about it.
“staff have spit in my food, I have lost over 70 pounds Because of that, Staff are also throwing away my legal mail and personal mail. When I am in general I stay out of trouble. “
5)Darryl Nelson 551868 CCI 1987
9 8 18 conference call with judge ordering force feeding. Wrote Carl McDaniel about “how I was force fed when they didn’t have(to?) and how I am not getting medical treatment so I hope good comes out fo this call. Lots of pain, hurts when tries to write. Thanks me for checking in and calling parents ,got fan and stamps .out in 8 months – says to himself stay strong
Diagnosed with PTSD and other diagnosis
‘But I would like to let you know that someone killed theirself 2 weeks ago in solitary I haven’t seen it on th e news at all these people trying to cover it up such as not letting the news know. He was only 25 ms peg, 25 and he killed his- self. He had kids and its sad because hehad a roommate and they sat there and watch im lkill his- self I don’t understand and they said he told the CO that he was going to kill his-self but nothing happened. Yeah. I can’t wait until this bad dream is over with.
Says it is less than a year till he gets out and he is going to wait till them to file a lawsuit.
8 14 18 sum from pencil letter
Swollen hand and shoulder not being treated. In much pain. Said he was writing C McDaniel for help with ADA suit ,Nurses telling doctor that something is wrong but doctor “refusing to see me, and on top of the they keep giving me hole time for self harm. They tried to give me a 120 but they gave me 60 days; I appealed that to the Warden..”( later in call he said new Warden , woman, released him from seg)
Me and a lot of others are suffering under the care of this doctor and the PSU staff is no better. They don’t do nothing to help you so we need people like you who really care.
7 30 18 Got Jailhouse lawyers handbook
I haven’t got any treatment –the PSU staff don’t even some talk to me when I write the and I been trying to go back to WRC but the PSU here said WRC won’t take me. But I am no longer doing the hunger strike cause it did me no good and you are right, this prison do break every rule, But thank you for caring for me and what I am going through.
But I don’t know how to do an injunction but if one can be put together for me to go to WRC and get some treatment before I go home that’s all I been trying to do for ten years now. The court even ordered for me to have a psychological evaluation and this prisoner still has not done it. But I wrote the judge Troy D Cross about what is going on with me so this court scheduled a phne conference on 10 1 18 at 8:30am. But I don’t know what it’s about.
He promises he is done self harming. Out in 8 months.
Wants to live life to help others
6)Charles Wynn 592558 CCI 1994 ( 20 y.o.) complaint 8 17 conditions in seg, sleeping on floor two to cell in solitary
7)WILLIAMS, DEVONTE 00561638 1987 (30y.o.) WSPF 11 18 F neighbor alerted me to Devonte
9)Timothy Crowley 243754 GBCI ( BD1976, 42 y.o.)
- deaf, going blind/mentally ill/ came to prison with few years – now has over 20 years in- always in some kind of seg for acting out- easy target and does strike out getting more charges. FFUP worked hard to get him Braille lessons which finally came but there was no one to help him with it and the project failed. Many suicide attempts.
10)Terrance Grissom 193184 CCI( BD 1970, 48 y.o. )- advocate has had letters from concerned inmates about him. We are told he is either drugged to a stupor or loud and assaultive. Gets a lot of cases, mother in another state, wants him there. Both states have refused- no interstate agreement they say .Needs concerted effort to transfer him out of WI.
11)William Jones 473038 GBCI, (BD 1990 28yo) / FFUP advocate was alerted to this man in mid June by a worried neighbor. Our information about him thus far is incomplete but is enough to include him here:
“I been in segregation since November 2016 and I’m on AC status. I initially came to seg for enterprising and fraud and received a predetermined 90-D-seg tine. I completed the entire 90 no issues, then was placed on AC. My AC review meeting had so many violations I cannot go into detail here. But I am on AC because the administration ‘’said” : “for the safety of others” but I got no violent tickets, no drug tickets. Since I been in seg I have not received no proper mental health treatment and I’m a MH2. My diagnosis are major depression. PTD, Anxiety and ADHD . I was convicted of armed robbery and I am appealing that currently. “
12)Tyler Metzner 393001 WRC ( 1983)
I have dealt with mental health issues for a long time being in and out of mental health hospitals. In 2015 I was arrested for yelling and waving a knife around because I am bipolar and I was delusional and in a manic phase. Instead of going to a hospital to get the help I needed, I was brought to jail and placed on suicide watch.
At the jail I was treated very poorly being forced to sleep directly on the concrete with no mattress, no pillow and no blanket for multiple nights on multiple different occasions. I was not allowed to have toilet paper, Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush nor take a shower for periods lasting 2-18 days on multiple different occasions. During this time I was in segregation for 153 days in which I deteriorated as I lost my mind and received an additional 53 charges. I was punished for being mentally ill .No one in their right mind goes to jail for misdemeaners and receives 53 additional criminal charges. And at court I was sentenced to 34 years and feel that though they made an example of since there was no permanent damage or any serious injuries.
Then when I got to Dodge Correctional I attempted suicide in which a large number of guards had to stop me. After I was fast tracked through Dodge and sent here at Columbia to get help psychologically, start groups and have more freedom. Instead I have been in isolation since 4/5/16 because the warden says I am a security risk because of my past behavior at the jail. Thank GOD I still have an open appeal and my family was able to hire me an attorney. Though in the meantime I study la with the hope to help myself and possibly help others in the future.
Gerald Easterling 564618;WCI ;PO Box 351;Waupun ,WI 53963
From Within and beyond this 8” by 14” square foot steel deprivation cell that is designed for my mental and physical and social dehumanization, I bring to you this letter of concern regarding the adverse effects of long term segregation sensory deprivation<After spending 3 years in intensive solitary confinement ,deprived of human contact, I had become super-sensitive to the 5 basic human senses. This deliberate and intentional stripping of the ell down to a isolation cell, then the stripping of the individual down to the basic necessities and even down to the personal effects- then locked within this cell 24 hours a day with barely the bare essentials and where even this wall-mounted stainless steel mirror is the segregation cell is removed from the walls so that even the sight of one’s own image is denied. And no matter how strong a person is , sensory deprivation is depravity at its worst. All 5 basic human sense-sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste-are severely suppressed-when one is slowly but surely and very subtly stripped of all common sentiments of humanity. So once again, I am force d to adapt to a Fucker of situation. Under these adverse conditions of confinement one tends to crave a change of scenery and location, and atmosphere, and environment just so s/he can see new sight instead of the same old everyday mind-deadening routine and faceless faces..hear new and different sounds other than the quiet and indescribable silence that seems to speak louder than noise, smell different scents besides the foul stale and contemptible odor so common to everyday existence in this bottomless pit..one seeks to touch base with and feel and embrace another human in an intimate and sensitive and humane and compassionate and personal way as opposed to the impersonal and inhumane and insensitive and degrading manner..one develops a strong, intense desire to taste various foods besides the same old tasteless and non variety and everyday, recycled meals. One is served just enough good to have a bowel movement and just enough to say alive. Where even one’s sense of taste and appetite, and taste buds is denied and deprived, Torture chambers where absent various forms of social stimuli , the human mind can become so debased and so dehumanized , and sink so low tha if one isn’t so careful , there is a tendency to adjust and conform and accustom oneself to a standard of living that is lower than that which exists within the animal kingdom.
After spending over three years in the intensive solitary confinement, I was transferred back to general population .I have not received, encouraged nor welcomed any outside contact by way of visits and emotional and spiritual and financial support from family members, loved ones or friends in the past 6 years. The most pain is knowing, the feeling of helplessness. The dark corner doesn’t lend much comfort-often the walls are closing in. It’s still dark and cloudy in the midst of the hell the call “the kingdom, of darkness” but with a little love and support, you can supply the sunshine I need to get me through this stormy weather when all else fails. Bring your light to my solitude heart and mind and soul. What you have for me will make my darkness all-light, I understand you help people in prison, can you please help me maintain myself and existence with emotional and spiritual and financial support. Can you please provide encouragement and help me overcome the challenges faced during incarceration and reintegration. Being ungrateful is not a character of mines, nor do I require a lot, I just ask that you provide me enough ,enough of what you honestly have to offer genuinely from a place where your feeling and heart may reside.
Can you please order me some envelopes? Item #8039 at www.JL Marcuswisconsin.com ( 414-438-4999)
It si my heartfelt appreciation. You have my thanks. Hope to hear from you really soon.
Respectfully submitted, Gerald Easterling #564618
Dennis Mix 499033 CCI, bd1987, 31yo in CCI-
hung himself in Solitary- settled his case on deliberate indifference and was put back in similar situation. FFUP first made contact with him because of a concerned letter from a neighbor.
His case #2 14–cv-01172 WCG was concluded in 2017 which was settled because, according to Mr Mix, the DOC tampered with a key witness “which made me afraid and I settled.”
“I have not left segregation since June 26, 2017 and I’ve been incarcerated 11 years with 6 to go and I’ve done 8 years at least in solitary confinement, 24 hour lockdown .”
“I have 6 years until my release 2-13-24. I fear I will kill myself before that. They moved us to unit 7B where upstairs is housed all AC prisoners when it overflows downstairs where all their MH seg prisoners are. I don’t know if I should be downstairs or upstairs. They wake up screaming in middle of the night and it makes my issues worst. It’s rough. If you complain about this they will write a CR and say you threatened them. This keeps complaints to a minimum”.
WDOC often places severely mentally ill prisoners in solitary as a control too though this only worsens their conditions and makes it impossible to get treatment. This plaintiff is at imminent risk for a psychological breakdown and another suicide attempt.
”We are on 24 hour lockdown. I’ve appealed my placement but it’s well known what happens when I’m in seg long. All it takes is one day I’m paranoid. They say my history- well, the violent fight was in 2017 and I hadn’t had a fight before that since 2014 –that’s 3 years.”
( note: Advocate was alerted to this guy’s situation by a concerned Inmate neighbor)
Fredrick Andrew Morris 579941 GBCI; (born 1992 25YO)
48) I didn’t choose the streets like most people do, I was born in the streets. That is why I have nightmares, hear voices, see things, feel things, because I am really unstable. Just because I don’t hack chunks out of my body GBCI sees my mental health issues as nothing but if do something, hurt someone everyone says “why did he snap like that?” I need meds for my mental issues. I need a PSU who will help me, not go tell people of what I tell them so others look at me some kind of way.”
49)The first is I have been in seg 3 years 3 months . Each time it is close to time to release me they have either given me a 180 or 120 DS. I have told many people of the problems I am having at GBCI. It has went to the same security advisor Vanlanen tells me he will transfer me out of GBCI .It turns out to be a lie each time I have been retaliated against, antagonized, provoked, set up, and tortured. This is a brief but fact on security.
52) F. Scott Brown 567501, CCI (bd1990 out 11 2019)
I go home next year ( 11 months now) and have been asking to go to WRC for prerelease and I will get better mental health treatment there. And here in GP I don’t get to come out of my room like I do in WRC. Being here is no help for me –I just keep ending up in observation for acts of self – harm and depression. I go home November 5th 2019 and I am not aware how I am going to be it’s been 11 years since I been locked up.”
He is punished for behavior over which he has no control and is punished for behavior while on observation status. He begs for real treatment. Of particular concern is that major conduct reports are for self harm something over which he has no control.
Rather than provide him with any treatment, he is punished for behavior that is impulsive and compulsive with more time in conditions which have been internationally recognized as giving rise to such behavior or the disorders such behavior is systematic of.
G.) Timothy Sidney 480018 CCI, (bd1988, 29 y.o.)
some people want a way, some want lawsuits , some want revenge, but I just want help, treatment because I go home soon and I don’t want to go home like this, so please reach out because I’m to the point of no return! This plaintiff is being incited to self- harm by guards known for their history of prisoner abuse. He seeks an immediate Injunction.
Another thing I think you should know is I was housed in seg from 2012 to 2015 off ticket for overdosing and cutting and my records speak for they self this is no lie your reading. The charges was either misuse of medication or disfigurement. All I ask is that you reach, because I need to be touched.
63)Jovan Williams 575056 WCI (bd1993, 24yo)
He is diagnosed as MH-1 and is continually put around prisoners with MH-2-A and 2-B and says there are no psychological treatment given to any of them. “ I never thought I will have all of these scars on my body and mental, but look at the result of what I have gone through being incarcerated in these settings . I don’t know if I will be able to function in the community without help. I have reached out more than several times for help to get back to reality but get nothing. This setting is full of boredom, hostile ways from people. This is dangerous-which leads me to self destructive ways, suicidal thoughts, self harm and suicidal attempts which only make my psychological state worse than it was at the beginning.
While on Clinical observation at GBCI He attempted to kill himself by suffocation with a plastic
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