Saturday, December 7, 2019

LINKS


Links to sources for Torture in Wisconsin Prisons
pg 4) 1994 Full memo Governor Thompson  to DOC Secretary Sullivan which had the effect of slowing paroles to a   trickle: https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/a-thompson-sullivan-94-memo-2.pdf
pg8)   CAT(Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment)
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984,entry into force 26 June 1987

pg 9) UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners .The (SMRs) were initially adopted by the
UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders in 1955, and approved by the UN Economic and Social Council in 1957. Revised as Mendela rules in 2015
       Here are original 122 Rules of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners which were revised by the UN in 2015.We include a summary of those rules done by a non profit stationed in the Netherlands:Applying the Nelson Mandela Rules from admission to release(8pages)

 COLORADO BANS SOLITARY OVER 15 DAYS :Colorado bans solitary confinement for longer than 15 days /Denver press  10 12 17 (2 pages)
      
pg 10) In his October 2016 final report on solitary, Special  Rapporteur Juan Mendez: ) Juan Mendez, Special    
Rappoteur of the Human Rights Council on Torture and other Cruel, inhuman or degrading Treatment (CAT) , called on the International community to, among other things,  impose absolute prohibition on solitary confinement exceeding 15 consecutive days.( 3pages)

  In November 2017 , Standford  University came out with a report on how prisoners who endured long term solitary  were  doing after release. It sites the devastating effects solitary confinement has on anyone- whether they go into prison mentally ill or not. The realization that long term solitary confinement  actually causes mentally illness and a diminished capacity for success AFTER release is also  growing in this country:  

Long term solitary for anyone blasted by Supreme Court Justice Kennedy :
Justice Kennedy states that prolonged solitary confinement  is a violation of human dignity and is unconstitutional, not only when applied to people who are particularly vulnerable or sympathetic, but to everyone.( 2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/8justice-kennedy-denounces-solitary-confinment.pdf

  Testimony of Former WI DOC Secretary after his night in solitary: Rick Raemisch former secretary of WI DOC , writes of his night in solitary (2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/6raemisch-my-night-in-solitary-2014.pdf


pg14) Administrative Confinement rules changed at opening of Boscobel Supermax-
          before and after  compared: 
  https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/admin308-old-and-new.docx

pg 15) Administrative Confinement- Administrative Confinement in
           links to articles done by the WI Journal for Investigative Journalism :
1)    sum: LaRon McKinley talks about what it is like being 27 plus years in solitary interview during hunger strike/http://wisconsinwatch.org/2017/04/nearly-30-years-in-isolation-an-inmate-reflects-on-time-in-solitary/)
         this has photos of his escape attempt and early history.

2) Wisconsin watch hunger strike articles ( 2016)this gives full view of hunger strike
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/hunger-strike-2016-wiwatchorg.pdf

pg16)  EXPERT REPORTS FROM CA LAWSUIT AGAiNST Overuse and abuse of solitary-ASKER VS BROWN
Our collective learning of the effects of long term solitary was advanced a great deal with the expert reports in the solitary confinement suit that ended CA overuse in Asker V. Brown: http://ccrjustice.org/expert-reports-ashker-v-brown
pg 17) rules that if broken, sends you to Disciplinary Segregation.(DOC 303.65 through 303.90) 
pg19) Wisconsin prison officials quietly changed mental health status of inmates in solitary, psychologist says” by Center for Investigative Journalism

pg 21) From the United Nations Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners, Adopted
            and proclaimed by General Assembly, resolution 45/111 of December 14, 1990:
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
Nelson Mandela Rules
the Nelson Mandela Rules,122 Rules of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners , were   revised by the UN in 2015. https://www.penalreform.org/issues/prison-conditions/standard-minimum-rules/

We include a summary of those rules done by a non profit stationed in the Netherlands
Applying the Nelson Mandela Rules from admission to release (8 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/10nelson-mandela-rules-summed.pdf


WI Center for Investigative Journalism did a series of articles an alleged guard abuse in 2014. The guards who were named in most of the complaints are now heading the solitary in WCI
links to articles on Center’s Website:

    Then the Madison Central office of the Department of Corrections enacted several new policies call DAI Policies which were aimed at remedying the violations of the 8th amendment against cruel and unusual treatment . These new policies, also, are largely ignored and not enforced. TWO EXAMPLEs:

pg 35) the Employment and Training Institute of the university of WI – Milwaukee found that WI has
          the highest incarceration rate of Black men ages 18 to 64 in the nation

pg37 model  for Men’s Prisons? mental health treatment center in Fondu Lac WI..  home of Women’s
          prison TCI ( Taychedah Correctional Institution)
1)Power Point Close look at the mental health treatment center built for TCI, the women’s prison, as part of the lawsuit: Flynn Vs Doyle,06-C-0537. (11 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/3what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger.pdf
2)WORD transcription of powerpoint report on Mental health Center at TCI
https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/tci-mh-clinic-overview.pdf

Reduce Prison population safely
1)FFUP submitted parole guidelines and rules proposals that would reduce the population of release ready OL law prisoners safely and effectively. The guideline would need no legislation:
https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/rule-proposal-alone.doc
         
2)EBR, Evidence-Based Response to Violations can help end revocations without felonies: (effective 10/03/16): https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/ebr-and-revocations.pdf- these are guideline now and are mostly not followed

                                            Miscellaneous- pdf forms of some essays here:

2 essay by AC prisoner Norman Green ( Ras AtumRa Uhuru Mutawakill) 228971, CCI ( WI prisoner serving the most solitary time )
             description of solitary in WI: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/uhuru-burning-souls.pdfhttps://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/uhuru-burning-souls.pdf

Rick Raemisch former secretary of WI DOC , writes of his night in solitary (2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/6raemisch-my-night-in-solitary-2014.pdf

miscellaneous news and magazine articles on solitary

Opening the DOOR: What Will It Take to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in America’s Prisons? Colorado Could Be the First to Find Out.2016 solitary Watch on Colorado’ s new way, led by former WI DOC Secretary,Rick Raemisch on web:https://solitarywatch.org/2016/04/29/opening-the-door/

ANNALS OF HUMAN RIGHTSHELLHOLEThe United States holds tens of thousands of inmates in long-term solitary confinement. Is this torture?

byAtul GawandeMARCH 30, 2009





EXPERT REPORTS ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

On March 13, 2015, CCR and co-counsel submitted 10 reports in Ashker v. Brown, our federal class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent a decade or more in solitary confinement. The reports were authored by experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, medicine, prison classification, prison security, international law, and international corrections. Together, these reports provide an unprecedented and holistic analysis of the impact of prolonged solitary confinement, and document severe physical and psychological harm among California SHU prisoners as a result of their isolation.

According to the experts, prisoners subjected to prolonged solitary experience a form of “social death” that is not cured upon release, but rather lingers as a “post-SHU syndrome” characterized by social withdrawal, isolation, and anxiety. The profound impact of solitary is not just psychological; plaintiffs' experts also uncovered evidence that SHU prisoners experience unusually heightened levels of hypertension, placing them at risk for serious health consequences. The international and domestic experts agree that such prolonged isolation is not only unnecessary for prison security, but actually counter-productive, as well as a violation of international law.

Finally, plaintiffs’ experts demonstrate that social interaction and physical touch are basic and fundamental human needs, the deprivation of which has serious and irreversible impacts. These reports provide valuable new evidence for prisoners and advocates fighting to end solitary confinement across the country. For more more information on the case, see Ashker v. Brown.

The bigger picture





































TORTURE IN WI PRISONS
SOURCES’ LINKS



https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/aclu-model-stop-solitary-act.pdf
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ghettopression-by-mustafa-el.pdf https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/chart-rev-over-half-admissions.jpg

https://casesprison.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/hellhole-continued.pdf






Wisconsin prison officials quietly changed mental health status of inmates in solitary, psychologist says” by Center for Investigative Journalism https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/2wi-watch-boivin-article.pdf
Power Point Close look at the mental health treatment center built for TCI, the women’s prison, as part of the lawsuit: Flynn Vs Doyle,06-C-0537. (11 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/3what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger.pdf
 Common Ground” an essay by AC prisoner Norman Green 228971, CCI ( 2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/5common-ground-by-uhuru.pdf
Rick Raemisch former secretary of WI DOC , writes of his night in solitary (2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/6raemisch-my-night-in-solitary-2014.pdf
 Colorado bans solitary confinement for longer than 15 days /Denver press 10 12 17 (2 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/7colorado-bans-solitary-confinement-for-longer-than-15-days.pdf
Justice Kennedy states that prolonged solitary confinement  is a violation of human dignity and is unconstitutional, not only when applied to people who are particularly vulnerable or sympathetic, but to everyone.( 2 pages)
Juan Mendez, Special Rappoteur of the Human Rights Council on Torture and other Cruel, inhuman or degrading Treatment (CAT) , called on the International community to, among other things,  impose absolute prohibition on solitary confinement exceeding 15 consecutive days.( 3pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/9special-rapporteur-two-reports-on-solitary.pdf 
WI Center for Investigative Journalism did a series of articles an alleged guard abuse in 2014. The guards who were named in most of the complaints are now heading the solitary in WCI
links to articles on Center’s Website:

the Nelson Mandela Rules,122 Rules of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners , were   revised by the UN in 2015. We include a summary of those rules done by a non profit stationed in the Netherlands
Applying the Nelson Mandela Rules from admission to release (8 pages) https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/10nelson-mandela-rules-summed.pdf


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