Thursday, April 9, 2020

OUR MOST VULNERABLE PRISONERS- a sampling


Some of those at most risk- need to be released now-  a start
We are quickly putting together a blog of prisoners we know who can easily be released now to
1) get those most at risk because of age (59 plus)or preexisting conditions
2) have been requesting deportation and have court ordered deportations, have families waiting for them
3) will add later: have all their ducks in a row and are easily and safely released- making conditions in the prison more amenable to virus control/treatment

We begin with urgent cases: people old and or with preexisiting conditions. THIS IS A SAMPLING
Note- many of these profiles were put together for various parole and compassionate release products for the past so age and dates in the stories are old. I will put age now at beginning of each blurb)


MARK CUMMINGS (36842) 3/12/2020  NLCI
 I am 67 yrs. old, ive been down now for 33 yrs.. i have cancer, ive already had one surgery and i am waiting to go for another. I would appreciate anything you can do to help me.  Thank you mark





Verdell D Miles 3383. RGCI ,
69 YO;Age at time of offenses-33
crime:Murder PTAC, armed robbery PT
Has served 36 years 10 months no conduct reports since 2010


Verdell D Miles

1)STEVEN J. EARSLEY 361859 RGCI, P.O. Box 925, Redgranite, WI 54970
on oxygen, in wheel chair , has stage 4 COPD, heart stints, diabetes

To whom it may concern:
1.   Steven J. Earsley
2.   10/18/1953, age now: 65
3.   Date & Age at Incarceration:10/29/98,44
4.   Served 21 years to date
5.   94310(2)(d)-Burglary
940.31(1)(b)-Kidnapping
940.225(2)(a)-2nd Deg. Sex Assault 948.07(1)-Child enticement
6.   Sentence was 125 years
8.   My MR is in 2081
9.   My first Parole is 4 July 2029
10. I have completed the following:
Cognitive Intervention / CGIP 1-11(1999)
Anger Management (4/21/2000)
Mental Health I-II
Emotional Trauma program
Thinking for change
Long Term Incarceration Course
Hospice Care (4/25/2013)
Served--20 years in the US Army and will be housed at VA Care Home,and my two sons will also help me with any living issues that arise.
I am bound to my wheelchair with an Oxygen tank as I have COPD Lev-4 (the last level before death). I have had several heart inplants/stints and am diabetic with poor health issues trying to gain compassionate release. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

2)Ben Sanders, Jr. #056262 FLCI terminally ill


1. Name and Number: Ben Sanders, Jr. #056262
2. Birth date (BD) : 6-15-46 /Age Now: 72 years old
3. Date & age at incarceration: 6-12-1973 age 25
4. Years in prison: 45 years and 11 months
5. Offense description: two counts of first degree murder
6. Length of sentence: two life sentences
7. Current Prison: Fox Lake Correctional Institution
8. MR/PMR Date: Not Applicable
9. Original parole eligibility date: Sept. 1994
10. Programs taken: AODA, Anger Management, Criminal Thinking., Human Relations, Attitude Program, Critical Incident/Problem Solving, Recidivism Work Shop,
Associate Degree, Production Welding, Custodial Services,
11. Number of parole hearings/ number and length of deferments: 10 parole hearings. The order of defers in months: 24; 48; 24; 24; 24; 24; 24; 24; 48; 48.
The above defers are from Sept. 1994 through Jan.2017
12. Official reason for denial/deferment: The nature of the crime and not having served sufficient time for punishment.
13. Do you have a verifiable support system? (Release support needs): Yes. My brothers and
sisters have pledged to assist me both financially and with housing to help me make a
successful transition back into society

Statement (couple paragraphs) See back of page
Forty-Five years ago, I was a foolish man, now I am 72 years old, wiser, and a more compassionate man, who only wants to try and make a difference in the lives of our troubled youth and give something positive back to society. I realize that the pain and suffering I have caused, can never be undone But should there be a time for healing and compassion.. I am not a risk to the Public. I am terminally ill, and I have done everything I can in a Correctional setting to make myself a better person. I would like to spend my last days giving back to society. Thank you in advance for any consideration you may give this request.
3)Kenneth Jordan #65962 
John C. Burke Correctional Center/PO Box 900; Waupun  WI 53963




1. Name and Number: Kenneth Jordan #65962
2. Birth date (BD) Feb 2', 1953 Age Now:65
3. date & age at incarceration: Dec. 16, 1973
4. Years in prison:  45 years
5. Offense description: armed robbery. 
Two co-defendants and myself attempted 
to rob a a tavern in the city of Milwaukee.
6. Length Of sentence:     Life plus 14 yrs.
7. Current Prison: John C. Burke Correctional Center
8. MRIPMR Date: Life
9. Original parole eligibility date: Jan. 1985
l0. Programs taken:   HSED, College Degree, certificates in welding, electrical residential wiring, and institutional food preparation
11. Number of parole hearings/ number and length of deferments: Have met with the
Parole Board/Commission since 1985, have received deferments for as low as 4 months and for as high as 12 months. My deferments have been elevated on occasions for no justifiable reason.
12.Official reason for denial/deferment: last deferral went from a 6 to an 11 because it was/still believed 1-hM- I have not served sufficient time for punishment and my release would pose an unreasonable risk to the public.
13. Do you have a verifiable support system? (Release support needs): Yes. I have earned an ample amount of funds through the work release program and have the support of family and friends.
                            Statement
    Although I was convicted of a very serious offense, I am not directly responsible for taking a life. I grew up in a very toxic environment on the South Side of Chicago. I dropped out of school before completing the eighth grade, but while in prison, I struggled to educate myself after realizing that my ending up in prison with a life sentence was directly related to my lack of education and the value of life. I am and shall always remain very remorseful over the role I played in the loss of life of another human being.
    If give the opportunity, I plan to reach out to my community and share my knowledge and experiences with young boys and girls so that they might be able to avoid spending their entire lives in prison as I have. These are not mere empty words, this is my life's mission and as I have tried to point out to all concerned, I don't believe a debt is by spending a certain amount of time in prison because some people have spent decades in prison only to  get and accrue another debt by committing more crime. I believe a debt is paid when someone positively benefited from your time in prison and what you have to offer in terms of knowledge and experience. It is a debt that I look forward to paying.
  


Ron Schilling   32219
KMCI PO Box 282, Plymouth WI 53073 (BD 1951 69)
Ron and his daughter


Ron schilling and mother before she died
Born In 1951, Ron Schilling is now 64 and has been incarcerated since 1976, 39 plus years. He killed a man during a drug deal gone bad. He has never shied away from taking responsibility for his crime and has served his time well, staying clear of major conduct reports and earning several advanced degrees while PELL Grants were still available. He is a fine musician, poet and litigator and an inspiration to those around him.
       Ron was granted parole by former Parole Chairman Leonard Wells until he became a victim of the new tough on crime rhetoric that cost him his parole and Leonard Wells his job. Since then, he has been back and forth from Minimum to Medium security and is transferred without a word on why, and is convinced there is retaliation going on.
        Ron Schilling is an Old-Law prisoner and was eligible for parole after serving 13-1/2years . There is no good reason why we are wasting taxpayer money on entombing this man and the more than 2500 others who are eligible and rehabilitated.
         Below is a quote by Ron's Social Worker at Jackson Correctional Institution, written in support of his parole bid in 2000: "Mr Schilling has a keen mind and a good heart. If he is not a successful candidate for restoration to the community, then no one on my caseload could possibly be!"
 his blogs

James Schuman( left) with parents. His mother recently died.
He hopes to get back home to be with his father
James Schuman 335144;
Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center;

N8375 County Line;Oneida, WI 54155
 (bd 1950, 70 y.o.)

  James Schuman plotted to kill his wife during a dark parole period of divorcing- the man he plotted with was government- no one was hurt. He was convicted in 1997 has been in prison for over 20 years and wants nothing more but to be with is father in his last few years. Born in 1950, he is 68 and has multiple health problems.  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.
     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 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.
       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 themselves to be assets to society, rather than detaining a created, continued expense for taxpayers.

James Schuman's 335144 January 2019 update/SPCC , N8375 county Line Rd/Oneida, WI 54155
update 1 19
a)      I ‘m 68 Yrs old ( soon to be)
b)      Incarcerated22 yrs ( since Feb 1997)
c)       1st  eligible for parole 2005
d)      My mother died 3/10/2016
e)      My father is 88 years old and has very poor mobility and marginal health
f)       I’ve had minimum  custody since 2017
g)      Community Custody since July 2017
h)      I’ve completed all programming requested by WIDOC, plus considerable voluntary programs and education.
i)        My work and participation record has been excellent.
j)        I have had 2 minor tickets in 22 years of incarceration
k)      I presently suffer from supraventricular tachycardia ( heart issues), arthritis i joints and muscles. Severe pain in my shoulder and arm have left my right arm of little use due to poor health Care.
l)        presently I am a driver at SPCC-transporting people to and from work sites around the area, driving 1000 plus miles a week
m)    If released I could get proper medical attention and be able to assist my elderly father.

"It is time to release James Schuman." 
click here to read James Schuman's  blogpost

Scott Howard 164177/OCI;( BD 1954, 66 y.o.)

Scott Howard with aged parents


     












Scott Howard was 29 when he was arrested      and is now 66 years old. He was convicted of First degree Murder, Arson, Theft, Endangering Safety, Fraudulent Insurance Claim and subsequently pleaded guilty on an unrelated case to Threats to Injure and False Imprisonment and was sentenced to Life plus 29 years 9 months.
     Under “old law” he became eligible for parole in 1997 and has had 10 parole hearings and waived the eleventh. At each hearing he was denied for the same reasons of "Unreasonable risk to society" and "Have not served enough time for punishment". Both his codefendants have been released. He has taken every program he can and met all requirements. His list of completed programs and course covers an entire 8X11 page.
        This is a case, again, of deciding whether we believe that people change. Our answer is a resounding “YES”. No matter how heinous his crime was 30 years ago, in 1985, this man is no danger now and his family needs him back. They have backed him at every step of this long prison process and the heartbreak in their stories is palpable. Here is a bit of his mother’s letter:
"We have always been a close, loving family and as his parents we have suffered great loss, deep painful loss and Scott's absence has been very difficult for us to accept and we miss him every day. We are at an age we need our son's help around our house. Both of us had heart surgery  and have not been able to travel back to Wisconsin to visit him. We are 90 years of age and need more help in getting around. Scott has no one close enough to visit him, which is heart breaking for him to be so alone.
      We raised his daughter who is 40 now, we have watched how the absence of her father has greatly affected her life. Her mother was not present in her life either. As a family unit we gave her a good family life. She was affected emotionally. She went through her share of problems; her son, Scott's grandson, has a dysfunctional mental problem and would benefit from his grandfathers help."

       Besides the incredible heartbreak to so many, why are we wasting money keeping this man in prison when those funds are needed so desperately elsewhere. We do not agree with this incarceration and demand he be given his freedom as soon as possible. 
click to see  Scott Howard's blog for more info /

Terrance Shaw 138254 
RCI PO Box 900; Sturtevant, WI 53177 ( bd 1948- 72 y.o.)

Terrance Shaw, now72




 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.




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 Shaw's Letter to the governor 
/View Terrance's blog   http://terranceshaw.blogspot.com/  





William Ledford 80495, CCI, born 1962, 57 YO. This man is at great risk as he is diabetic and has COPD, plus is elderly. He is a litigator and helps many inmates,
has recently gone through  many surgeries as a result of poor medical care. 
Harlan Richards 37975 SCI


 (has multiple health problems and at risk , will write for details)SCI

Harlan Richard's  crime was unpremeditated and will never be repeated. He is 60 and has been in prison for 30 years.. He has continuously shown himself to be  is a man deeply spiritual and an asset to all those around him.  He writes beautiful poetry -recommended reading:

Harlan Richards Books at Prisonsfoundation.org
Manic in  My Soul -Twenty-Nine Poems - 
What Prison Teaches - Prisonshttp://www.prisonsfoundation.org/uploads/9poet-whatprisonteaches.pdf

I was involved in a spontaneous fight in 1984 where I stabbed a much larger man to death. He attacked me without provocation. I was sentenced to life in prison at aged 30 and have spent 32 Years in Prison. I spent 8 1/2 years in maximum security and 9 years in medium security. I obtained a bachelor of science degree in business administration from UW Platteville majoring in marketing in December 1997. I completed anger management in 1994.In 2002, I transferred to minimum security and in 2005 I transferred to a work release center. I spent 19 months on work release. In 2008, the parole commission increased my defer based on my current offense and prior criminal record and sent me back to a minimum security prison. In 2010, I received a shorter defer and returned to a work release center where I drove a state van unescorted over 30,000 miles throughout north­ western Wisconsin.

In 2011, the parole commission again increased my defer based solely on my current offense and prior criminal record and I was returned to medium security where I have been housed since January 2011.reasons for parole denial:  Unreasonable risk to the public and have not served sufficient time for punishment.
 
Jim Schultz 8151;
 Stanley Correctional Institution; 100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768
Jim Schultz
Incarcerated 1986 for homicide/eligible after 13 1/2 years and has been in 36 years/

Although he has paid for his crime and is eligible for parole, Jim Schultz  is still trying to clear his name Here is his innocence post of many years ago:





  
Randy Rotta ( 80599 , SCI, 100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768)
has been in prison for 37 years. His wife still waits. 

. Born in 1957, he was sentenced to life at the age of 23(6/19/81) and is now 61. He has served 37 years. When Sentenced a life sentence meant he would be paroled after 11.3 years were served if he showed himself ready.
Randy killed a woman in a drunken jealous rage after waking up to find her in bed with another. We believe his remorse over this act and passion for self improvement are genuine. He has seen the parole board over 29 times, received a grant recommendation from Mr Landreman in2007 which was amended to a D-11 by Chairman Graham.
Mr Rotta has not had a conduct report for 8 years. IN fact in 2000 Charles Night, the addiction treatment coordinator at the Whiteville correctional Facility applauded the positive behavior changes he had made and recommended level V AODA treatment be dropped from requirements. 
     He has an impressive list of accomplishments including furniture Finishing Certificate 1984, Cabinet making certificate 1994; Bachelor of Science Degree from St John’s University 1999. Programs completed include DAEP 1988(drug alcohol education);all reentry modules; “Inmates making a positive attempt to Correct Teens Project 1994; CGIP, Restorative Justice seminar (2011) AODA, Anger Management (2015) He did successful work release between 2011 and 2014. All these skills and programs plus his supportive wife show that Randy Rotta is indeed ready to be a contributing member of Society.
 Lester Puerner387199
OSCI PO Box  3310, Oshkosh, Wi 54903
birth Date 1944- now 75Y.O. He has leukemia in remission . We see no reason to keep this man in prison. More coming: here is link to a recent affidavit of extraordinary health 
condition:
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/les-puerner-affidavit-and-rights-all.pdf




Carl McDaniel


Carl McDaniel  536012

 current prison NLCI,
birth date: 9 15 1958,
 Social security # 556-31-9214
requesting Reprieve for this crime:
1 ct. 2nd degree reckless homicide in October 2008.
sentenced to 15 years in, 5 years out.
sentence will be completed on September 27th, 2027

Circumstances of crime and reason for crime:
Accidental  shooting of wife, Marjory, while on significant
 psychotropic medications. I cannot recall much, if any, of
 the incident, There was no motivation or provocation for the
 shooting. I pled no contest and accept responsibility for the  tragic loss of Marjory and my son’s, alienation.

What extraordinary circumstances do you believe warrant release?
 The WDOC cannot send me to minimum custody despite eligibility due to medical needs that cannot be met there. 2-12-20 emergency transferred to Oshkosh due to medical needs not being mEet here. Disabilities prevent employment, exercise, minimal  Health care i.e.: broken/dislocating ( Hill-Sachs - lesion)left shoulder for over one year, incontinence, customized bunk, pain medication, anxiety medication, sleep medication, PTSD treatment, mattress, Neurosurgery, hyperparathyroidism symphomology treatment, fibromyalgia  treatment etc without current  litigation- US District Court, Eastern DIstrick Case No 17-c-1493 and  US DOJ case No 27-OCR-1557- both current and pending.

Bladder Cancer, fibromyalgia. Stage III CKD, hyperthyroidism, Hill-Sachs lesion L Shoulder, anxiety, pinched  c-7 nerve, bowel/bladder incontinence, walker/ wheel chair-distance, Severe pain-multiple issues, insomnia, osteoarthritis. diabetes type II, asthma,  COPD, Bipolar, ASPD, PTSD, hypertension, etc- all untreated or undertreated.

Note from FFUP: FFUP has worked with this prisoner  since he was first incarcerated , His medical needs are extreme and his care has been atrocious, and his com[laints have led to extreme retaliation. Each small advance in treatment has required much effort  by Carl and FFUP. The DOC does not have the resources to treat Carl and instead of admitting that , they have driven Carl into multiple lawsuits in order to get the most basic care. He is in the process of getting out by court order but this will take perhaps longer than he has.  He has much trouble concentrating and is in severe pain due to his conditions untreated and or undertreated,
To view this old shout out and see other documents, click here:

Fairly Earls

Fairly W Earls 369129 CCI;  b.d. 1953, 66 Y.o.; CCI
  Convicted of bail jumping several counts and 
touching of 7 year old child over clothes He 
denies charges and says there were 14 
witnesses to say the touching incident never
 happened. He says he has seved 17 years “ for 
a crime I did not commit.”
The extraordinary circumstances that warrant release now: He is 66 years old , has COPD,  coronary artery disease.. He has had a triple- by-pass open heart surgery.
He has no family in the state and would be living with is family out of state upon  release so he says’HE will not be a burdon on this state. HE is rated low on every compass test section. .

August Klitzka 140681, OSCI 
born 1955,64 YO

This is all we have from him thus far- have written: “a friend of mine found out that I didn’t
 have a source of income because I am disabled. He subsequently gave me your name and
 address; and mentioned that you may be able to help me out with some stamped envelopes,
 paper and pens. If you can help me out in some way, it will be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you, August Klitzka.

Ronald Schmidt

REQUEST POR SERIOUS RELEASE: CONSIDERATION
Governor Tony Evers, his transition teem and staff:

1, Ronald James Schmitt - Register No. 36239
2. D.O.B. 10/13/1943 on 10-13-2018 I turned 75 years old

3. I was 26 years old in 1969 at time of my original incarceration.I was 33 years old in 1986 at time of my current 59 year sentence: 

4. Since 1969 I've served a total of 47 years. On my current 59 year sentence I served 33 years (1986-2019) Since my sentence pre-dates the Truth-In-Sentencing 'I’m eligible for parole after serving 25% of sentence per-Wis. Statue § 304, 06(1) (b)
   I've served over twice the amount of tine (45%) set forth by this State Statue stated above.
5. 1986: Two counts of first degree sexual assault, and one count of mask armed robbery:
6. Sentenced to two consecutive terms of 22, 22, and 15 years, for a total of 59 years:
7. I reside at a medium security prison, at the Stanley Correctional Institution: I have maintained "medium-security" status over the past twenty (20) years now:
8. My Mandatory Release Date is 716/2026. By 7-6-2019, I'll have 7 years loft to serve:
9. My original parole eligibility date was 8-12-2001: Some eighteen (18) years ago:
10. In 2001 and 2005 I received 48-month. deferment: Between .2009-2018 I received eleven (11) consecutive 12-month deferments Since 2009, totaling 13 deferments since 2001: On 2/11/2019 I expect to receive my fourteenth (14) deferments with no end in sight:
11. The three standard reasons, for stamping of my many deferments follows;
 1. Past criminal history (which will never change)..
 2. Not having served enough time for "punishment." and,
 3. Release would involve an unreasonable risk to the public:
12. I have completed every program made available to me, and some not made available to me (some two and three times) while earning 94 Certificates:

Despite adversity, I survived due to my strong traits of perseverance/
tenacity coupled with virtue which means everything,1 prevailed and reached every one of my goals:
13. Last major Conduct Report on file was in 1989 (some 30 years ago). 14. I have favorable parole plans to live with my sister Judy Yates and family in Wagoner, South Carolina.

The "threshold" and factors which are significant are the following:
(1) Stable residency:
(2) Christian guidance:
(3) Financial independence, with about $8000.00 in my savings account, I've earned enough Social "Security credits to get about $1000.00 a month, and I can get VA benefits, medical, etc. And,
(4) Health Social Life Environments, with positive-enhancing leisure time activities:
My Value Doesn't Decrease Based Upon My Parole commissioners Inability to See My Worth. I pray that I won't run out of life before I run out of what time I have left to serve, so I that I can die at home with loved ones.


 Please Governor Evers don't let my success story go to my grave with me. There is no “wrong" time to do what is "right the interest of justice. 

David Hohol 436152, NLCI (75)

 1. Name and Number: Dennis Hohol #436152

2. Birth date (BD)/Age Now: 02/04/1994 (75)

3 Date & age at incarceration

4. Years in prison: As of 03/31/2019 17 years

5. Offense description: 3 counts & 2nd decree assault

 6. Length of sentence: 35 years

7. Current Prison: Redgranite                                                                                                               

8. MR/PMR Date: 09/21/2026 01/21/2026 Release Date 09/21/2037                                            

9. Original parole eligibility date: 05/11/2011

10. Programs taken: None court Ordered

11. Number of parole hearings/number and length of defers:two-201 1 & 2015 Next one April 2019

12. Official reason for denial/deferment: Hohol refused to admit his guilt-plead innocence from 2000-defer: 48 months 2011: 2015 48 months and expected April 2019 for a 48 Months defer

13. Do you have a verifiable support system?, (Release support needs): Yes - when exonerated. I will be able to reimbursement from my social security disability income from January 2003 to day of exoneration: WIS. Appeals Court #17CV1840 cir.ct/APP.2017AP2432 201 8APOO1 977

I understand the seriousness of my crime, the loss of life, the pain I caused the victims family. I also understand there is no redoing or second chances for him or his loved ones. I'm sure that society and the people I've hurt, feel the same about me. I've made great strides in excepting the crime that I committed, trying to understand it as best I can. I've grown up a lot since that day, improved my life in so many ways and I'm continuing to improve myself.

I was an 18 year old kid, a want a be tough guy, high on drugs at the time of my crime still learning things. I was diagnosed on (illegible) by School Psychologist, Paul R. Connor, that I have a learning disability, have special needs regards to trying to understand things.


20)Aaron Keith Claybrook 
188897; SCI; BD  1959; now aged 61; incarcerated '92 ,at age 33
first degree intentional homicide/life sentence with parole eligibility after 65 years/HSED,computer class,waiting for AODA and voc. 





Parole Eligibility Date:  12/15/2019
  
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date:  06/26/2054

 

Franklin Mastaw
1.    Name and Number: Franklin R. Mastaw #467400 OSCI
2.    Birth date (BD)/Age Now: April 4, 1944 / 74 yrs old
3.    Date & age at incarceration: September 7, 2004 age 60
4.    Years in prison: 14.5
5.    Offense description: 1 count 1st degree sexual assault of a child; 1 count 2nd degree sexual assault of a child
6.    Length of sentence: each count 20 yrs running concurrent
7.    PMR Date: January 7, 2018
8.    Original parole eligibility date: Sept. 7, 2009
9.    Programs taken: I was enrolled in 504, Sex offende74r treatment - intensive/institution. It is a 2 year program. I was removed from group after 1 year for “inadequate performance” I very strongly objected to this removal. It was done with any recourse to a defense. I absolutely should not have been removed. I have been request to be re-admited to group with 25 or so request for 3.5 years now. Unless I complete this program, parole said they would not consider a grant.
10.  Number of parole hearings/number and length of deferments:
1. 2009 3 yr defer
2. 2012 2 yr defer
3. 2014 1.5 yr defer 18 mo.
4. 2016 2 yr defer
5. 2017 2 yr defer

11.  Official reason for denial/deferment: up to last hearing - “insufficient for punishment”
Latest November 2017 - did not finish group, unreasonable risk, vague release plan
12.  Current prison: Oshkosh Correctional
13.  Do you have a verifiable support system? (Rlease support needs): I have a great support system. My family is #1 spporter - my children and grandchildren along with my brother and sister. They all are very supportive of my release and want me home. They often come to visit me here at OSCI. They are my entire life! Other support systems:
-       Mankind project - group of men meeting 1X per week to discuss personal/interpersonal issues
-       My parole agent - I consider her very important
-       Professional (Psychologist) I intent on seeing one as needed.
-       Sex offender treatment - whatever is required
-       I believe we are all life long learners. I strongly believe that of myself.
-       Mentor program - to be determined. I have several good, decent, understanding, supportive friends
-       I have sufficient funds to purchase a vehicle, clothes, insurances, and funds to rent an apartment (My release account is $4600; monthly would be about $5000/m.)

(Statement)
Thank you for this opportunity to express myself. I believe that we (I) should not ever say “I am a new person.” I still am Frank R. Mastaw, 15 years older than when I came to prison. I still love my family. I still know right from wrong. I am still human. I still make choices. So what is different now? Me. I am a person who sees and feels so differently about choices. In short, I am a changed person. This change was not a crash diet or a slap to the forehead what-was-I-thinking moment. I have worked VERY HARD over these past 15 years to make the necessary changes in my life. I will always continue to do so. I understand so much better my past behavior and I OWN IT. No one but me is to be blamed. I am so remorseful of my past transgressions and will til the day I die will make appropriate amends. I have the tools to lead a good, productive, crime free / assault free life. Through the years I have identified my motivations. I have off ramps and know never to even get near muddy waters. I substitute good thoughts and engage in healthy activities.  The two things that are important for me is that I now know that I am a good person and can lead a good decent life. And I have grown exponentially in the ability to feel empathy for all people - victims and people in general. So I’m not a new person, I’m a changed person (for the better). I promise on the life of my children and grandchildren I will live a decent life regardless of where I am.
Thank you
Frank R. Mastaw
2-5-19
74 y.o. OSCI #467400




Floyd Carter

1.    Name and Number: Floyd Carter
2.    Birth date (BD)/Age Now: 10-2-60 58YR
3.    Date & age at incarceration: 2-6-1995 35YR
4.    Years in prison: 23
5.    Offense description: First degree homicide & first degree sexual assault
6.    Length of sentence: Life with parole
7.    Current Prison: Fox Lake
8.    MR/PMR Date: None
9.    Original parole eligibility date: 2043
10.  Programs taken: None at this time
11.  Number of parole hearings/number and length of deferments: None
12.  Official reason for denial/deferment:
13.  Do you have a verifiable support system? (Rlease support needs): Yes


Curtis Tucker

062792 BD 1953, NLCI (67YO)

Has good family support . Has been in prison for ew years as part to a crime. armed  robbery

 

1.    Name and Number: Eugene G. Buggs III #195003
2.    Birth date (BD)/Age Now: 11.30.54 - 64
3.    Date & age at incarceration: Dec. 1986 - 32
4.    Years in prison: 33 & some yrs.
5.    Offense description: armed robbery 4 counts, 1 count 2nd degree murder
6.    Length of sentence: 50 yrs.
7.    Current Prison: Oregon Correctional Center
8.    MR/PMR Date: MR 2020 July 7th
9.    Original parole eligibility date: 1999
10.  Programs taken: Anger management, AODA 3 levels, CGIP, thinking for a change, windows to work, you name it I took it!
11.  Number of parole hearings/number and length of deferments: 48, 24, 24, 24, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 10, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6
12.  Official reason for denial/deferment: Not enough time served for punishment, undue risk to the public, you know - the same old blanket statements
13.  Do you have a verifiable support system? (Rlease support needs): No - None, all my relatives & people have died off or moved away from Wisconsin after all these years, tired of waiting on my, you know the drill!

Tommy L Bucchanan 98099. FLCI

BD 1959, now 59, incarcerated at age 30 for Ist degree murder " I accept full responsibility for the crime I stand committed of. Had little or no tolerance for conflict , and responded to conflict in a violent manner. Has taken many programs( below)
( More, Click below)


David Hardaway 169298 CCI


bd and age now 8 12 57, 63 y.o.
age and date of incarceration 26 years in prison, in since age 28.
Off Description: In 1988 found guilty under WI stat 913.10 (10(a), 
940.225 (2) (a) and 939,62 (1) (6) for the act of revenge against 
someone who had set my spouse up to be assaulted.
sentenced to 26 years. PM 1 21 Mr 12 2-15 original parole date 
11 2021
MR/pmr 11/2021 MR 12 2025
ORIG PAROLE DATE 1987/PAROLED 7 1 1996
Programs taken: domestic violence, alcohol and drug treatment, 
SOT, anger management. Cognitive intervention; T4C.
3 parle healing 2 deferrals
Denied parole :insufficient time served.
Verifiable support system upon release



Gregory Miller 051300; OSCI; PO Box 3310; Oshkosh, WI 54903

Although after all these years, Gregory is eligible for parole he is still trying to clear his name.  Here Gregory Miller states his case for Innocence


Here is his parole information:
1.  Name and Number: Gregory T. Miller #051300
BD1955, now 632.  Current prison: Oshkosh Correctional Institution
3.  Date of conviction: October 13, 1995
4.  Offense description: 1st Degree Reckless Homicide - 
Party To A Crime - 40 years maximum.
5.  A&E Assessed program needs: AODA, Domestic Violence, 
Anger  Management, and Vocational.
6.  MR/PMR date: June 28, 2021
7.  Original parole eligibility date: October 27, 2004.
8.  Number of parole deferments: Five
9.  Official reason for denial/deferment: Did not take AODA program and sometimes not enough time for severity of the crime.
Do you have a verifiable support system: YES!






















Randy Rotta ( 80599 , SCI, 100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768)
has been in prison for 37 years. His wife still waits. 

. Born in 1957, he was sentenced to life at the age of 23(6/19/81) and is now 61. He has served 37 years. When Sentenced a life sentence meant he would be paroled after 11.3 years were served if he showed himself ready.
Randy killed a woman in a drunken jealous rage after waking up to find her in bed with another. We believe his remorse over this act and passion for self improvement are genuine. He has seen the parole board over 29 times, received a grant recommendation from Mr Landreman in 2007 which was amended to a D-11 by Chairman Graham.
Mr Rotta has not had a conduct report for 8 years. Robert Stordeur 155464 FLCI

Robert Stordeur 155464, FLCI ; BD 12 14 58. 60 YO;incarcerated in 84 at age 25 for 1st and 2nd degree murder; has taken many programs;has family to go home to.
REQUEST for SERIOUS RELEASE CONSIDERATION To Governor Tony Evers, his transition team and staff:
1. Name and Number:  Robert Stordeur, 41155464
2. Birth date (BD)/Age Now:     12/14/58 / 60 yrs. old
3. Date & age at incarceration: 8/24/84 /25 yrs. old
4. Years in prison:  34 yrs. 5 mo.
5. Offense description:    1st and 2nd degree murder
6. Length of sentence:     Life plus 20 yrs. consecutive
7. Current Prison    Fox Lake Correctional Institution
8. MR/PMR Date  Life sentence/no MR date
9. Original parole eligibility date: December 2002
10.Programs taken: Anger Management, (TED, Alcohol Awareness(AODA, Restorative Justice
***Groups not recognized by DOC as an official program: Family Living Skills, Relationship Counseling, Mental Health Treatment Classes, Project Aware(Scared Straight)
11. Number of parole hearings/ number and length of deferments
  7 - hearings
  Hearings 1 thru 6, given a 24 month defer
  7th hearing - Landreman increased it to a 48 month defer without cause
12. Official reason for denial/deferment:
     1). Not served sufficient tithe;
     2). Institution, conduct is satisfactory;
     3). Program participation not satisfactory;
     4). Have an adequate parole plan and
     5).Release at this time would involve unreasonable risk to the public
13 Do you have a verifiable support system? (Release support need)  I have a support system to live with my Mother and/or other family members. Need to be sure I have Health Insurance and a drivers license.

47)Melvin Tucker 16184 
FLCI, PO Box 200;Fox Lake, WI 53933

1. Name and Number: Melvin Tucker 16184
2. Birth .date (BD)/Age Now: March 13th 1949 69
3. Date & age at incarceration: 6-4-92     43
4. Years in prison:  27
5. Offense description: Armed Robbery Sexual Assault
6. Length of sentence: 201 yrs
7. Current Prison:   Fox LAKE INSTITUTION
8. MR/PMR Date: MR 10-31-2130 MAXIMUM DISCHARGE 9-14-2214
9. Original parole eligibility date: 11-26-43  
10. Programs taken:  None
11. Number of parole hearings/ number and length of deferments: None
12. Official reason for denial/deferment:  None
13 Do you have a verifiable support system? (Release support needs) I have three nieces, I have no other needs.
Statement (couple paragraphs)
I filled out this form the best that I could, the way these people are doing things in here with no programs or nothing else to but dead time is just crazy I just got down here from Waupun after 26 years in there, and all these people are talking about is how long a person is here before they send you on, I was suppose to be going to Racine (RCI) and they drop me off here, there's no need to say that I'm mad about it, don't like this place, to many petty rule's, more so then Waupun.

53)Franklin Coleman 285507, SCI
Frank Coleman

BD 1 30 61 (59)
Age 38 at incarceration  12 12 98 and he has been 20 years in prison
offence description- 20 years
Life with parole eligibility-sentence-
parole eligibility 2021\
 programs taken –vocational completed
Statement summary : I have been incarcerated for over 20 years now and have been in a minimum for almost 15 years. The PRC Board gave me a 10 year override while I was in Columbia Correctional Inst. in 2004 and I have been in minimum since then.
I feel that with my positive institution adjustment I should at least be in a secure minimum institution working my way through the system in order for me to properly reenter the community. While at my last PRC I was told that the only way I could get to a minimum institution was that the parole board would have to recommend it. But PRC can recommend me because they gave me the override to Stanley 15 years ago. 

  bd 1953 67 y o




65)Batittes Wesley 64380
NLCI
POBox 4000
New Lisbon, WI 53950

see his blog :https://battiteswesley.blogspot.com/


Floyd Carter

1.    Name and Number: Floyd Carter
2.    Birth date (BD)/Age Now: 10-2-60 58YR
3.    Date & age at incarceration: 2-6-1995 35YR
4.    Years in prison: 23
5.    Offense description: First degree homicide & first degree sexual assault
6.    Length of sentence: Life with parole
7.    Current Prison: Fox Lake
8.    MR/PMR Date: None
9.    Original parole eligibility date: 2043
10.  Programs taken: None at this time
11.  Number of parole hearings/number and length of deferments: None
12.  Official reason for denial/deferment:
13.  Do you have a verifiable support system? (Rlease support needs): Yes











 B. ORDERED DEPORTED BUT ARE STILL HERE.  

It is an incredible fact that we have many prisoners from other countries who were eligible for parole many years ago and we ordered deported back to their homeland upon release. Why are we holding them? Families are waiting for them in their own country. Here are two:




JOSE FUENTES 309759;
SCI ;100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768

 
Jose Fuentes is one of many WI prisoners who were ordered deported by the judge upon release from prison. In 2005 Jose had a teleconference with a Federal Judge in Chicago where he issued a deportation order to go back to Mexico. Jose was sentenced in 1995 and has served 23 years of a 40 year sentence. He could have gone home 10 years ago, for pre 2000 statutes say he is eligible after serving one quarter of his sentence.
     In his own words:” I have completed all of my required programs.I have seen the Parole Board 8 times, and each time, instead of discussing the deportation order, I am told that they want me to serve more time.
       I have the love and support of my entire family who have written several letters over the years to the DOC expressing their support. My sister has a kidney disease and has to go through kidney dialysis every week and I want to give one of my kidneys to her. My father is 80 years old and his health is failing and he needs me to help with the farming."
But after doing everything the DOC has asked of me, it never seems to be enough. When is it time to give up?
And here are his final words to us and we think we should heed them.
"Mr. and Mrs. taxpayer. What about the incarcerated undocumented immigrants? Do you know that you are still footing the bill to keep them incarcerated long after they have finished all their required programs and long after a Federal Judge issued orders for these inmates to be deported. These immigrants should be deported out of the United States and no longer be a threat to society. Instead of deportation and saving Wisconsin taxpayer money, the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board are keeping them incarcerated to serve their entire sentence. Again, to fuel the Wisconsin prison industry and a big waste of taxpayer money."
Like the next prisoner, he wants to be deported, is eligible to be deported. He is rehabilitated,his family is waiting.Here is Jose's blogpost

           

JOSE GARCIA 305468 SCI 100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768
           Jose Garcia is another prisoner in a miserable position.
He is a Colombian citizen and has been incarcerated , separated from friends and family , for 20 years. His sentence was 72 years and he had his first parole hearing in 2013. His crimes/convictions were very serious – attempted homicide, reckless injury, second degree sexual assault, false imprisonment and he states over and over again that he takes full responsibility for his crimes. He has taken every program he can and participated fully wherever he is allowed but the prison will not let him take certain required programs until he is 3 years from his mandatory release date which means he will have served 45 years before he is allowed to take basic programming when he was eligible for parole in 2013. He has all the friends and family back in Colombia to support him. Jose Garcia’s explanation is more eloquent:
         “Throughout my incarceration, I have, and continue to request to participate in any and all programs which will assist me in dealing with the issues which have led to my incarceration. I have been consistently denied.
           As I am to be deported to Colombia upon my release from prison, despite the current policies which allow inmates to be deported prior to their release, I have been denied such opportunities. As the process is explained, the Department of Corrections is the final authority to approve the early release and immediate deportation, and without reason, I have been denied such opportunities.
          I cannot say it enough, I take full responsibility for my actions, yet, believe I am being unjustly denied the legitimate opportunities to prove myself and no longer be a burden to the State of Wisconsin.
         Specifically, if I am eligible for parole, as I currently am, how is it I am denied due to the fact I have not completed the required rehabilitative programs, when such programs have been continuously denied by the Department of Corrections? How can I be denied due to insufficient time served, when current laws has permitted for review for early release? If such laws provides for me to be deported prior to serving my sentence, why not allow me to return to my country of origin? Is their any fiscal or ethical way to justify keeping me in this State, costing the average taxpayer 30,000 a year when Colombia will accept me back, as one of their citizens? How can I be of any threat to the citizens of Wisconsin, when I am deported?
           I understand the need for justice and to protect Wisconsin residents, yet, how is this accomplished by not providing the programs it requires of me, or refusing to allow me to return to my home country?

           I humbly ask for nothing more than what the law provides, I ask to either be allowed to take the rehabilitative program required of me or allow for my deportation.” 


 Lene Cespedes Torres 122605
NLCI Box 4000, New Lisbon, WI 53950

Lene came here at 16 on the Mariel Boatlift and lied about his age, changed his name from Lenin to Lene. He knew little of the language and  was convicted of murder soon after, in 1981. He has always maintained his innocence and has been a model prisoner. In his case, with a life sentence, he was eligible after about 13 years- since 1994- AND the judge ordered deportation upon release.
His family awaits him in Cuba.


He is a fine poet and wonderful artist.
Here is his blog:




Jose Meniz 406884 WSPF
I got sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling drugs back in
 2000. Of the 20 years I have 23 months left. In a few weeks

I'm going to file for me 85% .If I get it, I would be getting deported  back to Mexico. I was 18 y ears old when I came to prison. the  judge that  sentenced me gave me boot camp,or minimum! I was in medium custody for 10 years. I got a ticket and that sent me here. I got okayed to medium custody 9 months ago but it is taking a long time to get to medium because of the over crowding  of the prisons.
https://ffupcases.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jose-meraz-deportation.pdf


Edgar Montano 612191 NLCI( BD 1985)



1. Name and Number: Edgar Montano #612191 NLCI

2. Birth date 1984(BD)/Age Now: 34
3. Date & age at incarceration: 07/21/2012. 28 years old
4. Years in prison: 7 years on July 21, 2019
5. Offense description: 
1) 940.10(1) Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle 2) 346.67(1)1051 Hit and run - involve death 3) 940.09(1)(A)1011 Homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle 4)346.67(1)1101 Hit and run- involve injury
6. Length of sentence: 15 years and 9 months
7. Current Prison: New Lisbon Correctional Institution
8. MR/PMR Date:01 -13-2028 04/13/38
9. Original parole eligibility date: N/A
10. Programs taken: Certificates on Employability Skills. 36 hour of AODA/Anger Management, Computer Basics, Basic Skills for Improvement, Multicultural Awareness: Valuing Diversity. Book Club. Transition to Success. Stress Management, Critical Life Skills and fork lift truck operator
11. Number of parole hearings/number and length of deferments:N/A
12.Official reason for denial/deferment: N/A
13. Do you have a verifiable support system? (Release support needs): Yes, family member
Juan Montano I can live with him or my mom and I -work on Auto Repair shoe as a mechanic. I have a certificate on Auto Maintenance Service Technician

To: Governor Tony Evers, his transition team and staff:
I understand you looking for candidates to release from Prison, I believe I am a good candidate. I arrive to Wisconsin when I was 16 years old in February 2001, from Mexico. I went to high school, college, and I had my own Business, and I've always payed my taxes. And this is my first incarceration, I do not have a criminal record, except for what I am here right now. And also I have a ("ice") detention, so I'm going to get deported to Mexico. Since the prison are overcrowded, and if I get deported sooner than later you have created a space and save money. During my time of being incarcerated I've taken a number of treatment programs. I've taken responsibility for myself, and I'm ready to make the best of any opportunity you might offer me and my conduct is been good, I did not received any minor or major conduct report since my initial incarceration, so this tell a lot about personality, and I believe on 2nd chance!
Sincerely,
Edgar Montano
3-20-2019


Roberto Hinojosa 

158545 RGCI
PO Box 925
Red Granite, WI 54970
  ORDERED DEPORTED. Wants to go home.

Here is the form you sent me and your information and any details about my crime or I was deemed to be deported from a conviction based on circumstantial evidence. I was convicted on circumstantial evidence based on what an inmate in jail said I told him-no physical evidence, no gun, no bullet, no DNA of any kind-No place of crime, no times and date of crime.

Birth date (BD) / age now: 05-13-61 - 57
Date & Age at Incarceration: 22 years
Years in prison: 35 years
Offense description: 940.01 First Degree
Length of Sentence: Life-based on 20 Current prison: Redgranite Corr. Inst.
MR/PMR date: unknown
Original parole eligibility date: 01-05-96
Programs taken: HSED, culinary arts,
 Number of parole hearings: 15
Official reason for denial/deferment:
 Do you have a verifiable support system? Yes, mother's home in Mexico.
Statement (couple paragraphs)
          At the time I was convicted the life sentence was based on 20 years less good time earned which left 11 yrs, 3 mo. The law changed in 1983 under 1983 Wis Act 528, 1987 Wis Act 412, 1995 Wis Act 48 = Wisconsin now has 3 different options of a life sentence. The D.O.C applies new law to prolong incarceration.


 









































































Randy Rotta ( 
80599
 , SCI, 100 Corrections Drive; Stanley, WI 54768)
has been in prison for 37 years. His wife still waits. 

. Born in 1957, he was sentenced to life at the age of 23(6/19/81) and is now 61. He has served 37 years. When Sentenced a life sentence meant he would be paroled after 11.3 years were served if he showed himself ready.
Randy killed a woman in a drunken jealous rage after waking up to find her in bed with another. We believe his remorse over this act and passion for self improvement are genuine. He has seen the parole board over 29 times, received a grant recommendation from Mr Landreman in 2007 which was amended to a D-11 by Chairman Graham.
Mr Rotta has not had a conduct report for 8 years. IN fact in 2000 Charles Night, the addiction treatment coordinator at the Whiteville correctional Facility applauded the positive behavior changes he had made and recommended level V AODA treatment be dropped from requirements. 
     He has an impressive list of accomplishments including furniture Finishing Certificate 1984, Cabinet making certificate 1994; Bachelor of Science Degree from St John’s University 1999. Programs completed include DAEP 1988(drug alcohol education);all reentry modules; “Inmates making a positive attempt to Correct Teens Project 1994; CGIP, Restorative Justice seminar (2011) AODA, Anger Management (2015) He did successful work release between 2011 and 2014. All these skills and programs plus his supportive wife show that Randy Rotta is indeed ready to be a contributing member of Society.

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