Reestablish Federal Parole

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JERRY CRAIG COLEMAN (20138148)
2/22/2012 7:35:25 PM
PAROLE/GOOD TIME

Dear Senator,

I am writing this letter in hope your Office would get involved with and see the need for Parole in the Federal Prison System which is very overcrowded and not getting any better. I have been in this sentence since 1991 for Bank Robbery however five years ago my kidneys went out and I am on dialysis three times a week. I am 61 years old and here in this medical facility there are  guys here confined to a bed just waiting to die however they are simply holding them. It is impossible for many of these guys to do anything because  they are bedridden.  I have over 75% of my sentence completed and if parole or extra good time would come into effect I could spend my remaining months of life at home. I have spent over twenty years for a 5,500 robbery where nobody was hurt.

Many guys here at this medical facility have no business here but we have no voice because the bureau is getting money for us being here and it is elevating their budget when persons like myself could be out obtaining a part time job and freeing up the bed space here in this medical facility.  I am a 61 year old dialysis patient. I am serving no purpose here just sitting taking up bed space as there is no insensitive for me to look forward to other than the 30 months I have left. I don’t have to work however I chose to. If good time were to come into play I would be eligible. People are coming in the system and nobody is getting out! older guys like myself could be released into society or Senior Citizens Home based on the medical condition or have family members care for us.

I am saying I am sure the country could find more to do with the money than to have sick inmates in prison that have been in for decades and the rate of good time does not fit the population census. Parole should be re-established as the  current procedure is just overloading the system and costing more.. Someone should review facilities such as this and see how guys are simply laying waiting to die. Many or non violent drug offenders. Let us spend the last months with family.

JERRY CRAIG COLEMAN
MCFP SPRINGFIELD
MEDICAL CENTER/FEDERAL PRISONERS
P.O. BOX 4000
SPRINGFIELD, MO  65801

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ISAAC ESAIAS MCCRUMBY (43647279)
24 -03-12
RE: reestablish federal perole

it’s only fair to reestablish the parole because the authority is still in your hands but by your fair judgment those that are making a change and needs another chance at life can get it we are all in one pot here and suffer the same thing with no chance for a fair shot at life with parole some of us can get that chance please consider this until the next time…

ISAAC ESAIAS MCCRUMBY
USP MCCREARY
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 3000
PINE KNOT, KY 42635

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MARIO REYES (06821079)
2/25/2012
Reestablish Federal Parole

I served time when Federal Parole system was still in effect. And in my way of thinking and the way I see things now, when the Federal Parole was in affect everything ran more smoothly and had better response from the inmates, from the ones that are serving their sentences now at the present time.

For example;

When new arrivals came into the system, they weren’t approached by the other inmates and were asked (who do you run with). The reason is that some of the inmates there had already being in system and some of them had already being seen by the Federal Parole committee and had already received a parole date. So most of this inmates that had already had received their parole date they didn’t want to jeopardize their release date. So most of this inmate would stay of trouble because they had something to, loss.

And, so for the same reason a lot of inmates also tried to achieve their GED and get in roll in Vocational Training Courses to better them. And also to obtain extra good time upon achieving their GED and some vocational courses. Now, with this system, inmates don’t feel like they have nothing to look forward, to, but 47 days good time which in reality should be 54 days good time a year.

With the Federal Parole system in affect I don’t remember as much fights and riots as we do now a days. Because everybody had something to look forward, too. Everybody knew that with good behavior and obtaining you GED and also obtaining any kind of vocational skills, could and would get extra good time besides the good time we were awarded by BOP policy.

 And with the Federal prison system we’ve got right now the Federal inmate population is at stand still. And in the time since the Federal Parole system was shoot down the Federal inmate population has triple.

And with all this over crawling it is causing the federal government and tax payers millions a year. Not just in housing us inmates but for medical care caused by injuries caused from fights and most of all through riots. And all this is because inmates don’t have much to look forward, to, but frustration and a long sentence.

And in most cases the federal government is also paying to support our families and us inmates all we can do is serve this long sentences that are handed down on us. And have nothing to offer our families.

 By Reestablishing Federal Parole system it would not just benefit us inmates, it would save a lot of government funding to our families. But also save tax payers money from following into the Federal Prison System.

MARIO REYES
FCI POLLOCK
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 4050
POLLOCK, LA 71467

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SAMER KARAWI (34572086)
2/25/2012
Reestablish federal parole

Hi how are you?  This is Samer Karawi # 34572-086 at: FCI-Jesup 2600 HWY. 301 S. Jesup, GA 31599.  I would like to take this time to thank you for the good work you are doing for this country..

  I would really appreciate it if you considered reestablishing federal parole.  That system works very good to establish which inmates learned that crime does not pay.  The parole is a good chance to get inmates to be with their family by giving them second chance!!!  As for the inmates who are hard headed, that system works to get the bad persons back behind bars where they belong.

  By having the parole system, you will be helping a lot of family and so many kids to be with their parents who will be a rule models instead of learning from bad friends how to act stupid and get in trouble with the law.

Thank you

SAMER KARAWI
FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA 31599

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TERRANCE TRIPLETT (30854068)
2/26/2012
Reestablish Federal Parole

I am now enrolled in a college program for “Business” and I have also completed other vocational training. After these next 3 years all of my educational needs will be met. How ironic is it that I will have 5 years in by that time and if parole still existed than I would be on the way out the door as a free man just in time. However, since it doesn’t exist anymore, I have to serve 13 and a half years on an unnecessary 15 year and 8 month sentence. What should I do for the remaining 6 years after I finish college and other self help classes? I believe that we deserve another chance when we show the initiative and enthusiasm to becoming more productive people to ourselves and society, Here is and example of our situations with these extended sentences:

“Will the defendant please rise. Sir, you have been found guilty of a very serious crime…and although you have an absolutely impeccable background and although my chambers have received scores of support letters from people from all walks of life praising your character and although you never really hurt anyone and although the pain on your face shows obvious remorse for what you have done, it is my responsibility to uphold the law of this and protect the society from criminals. Therefore, I am left with no alternative but to administer the appropriate punishment.

                   Sir, I hereby sentence your family to serve 15 years without you. I hereby sentence your wife to make the awesome choice of either celibacy, infidelity, or divorce. I hereby sentence your children to try and raise themselves while their mother works to pay the bills, I hereby sentence your children to the awkward embarrassment of making excuses to their peers as to why their dad has to “work out of town” for so long. I hereby sentence your home life to be totally disrupted and probably destroyed for fifteen straight yours. I also hereby sentence your family’s solidarity and security to be flushed down the commode.

But you, I’m not sentencing you, Oh no! I mist take good care of you, I want to feed, clothe, shelter and protect you, because…well, sir, simply because I need you. You see, it is because of people like you that I have a job, It is because of people like you that my own family is secure. It is because of people like you that I have the shiny new Lincoln Town car sitting out there, my children got o college and my political career skyrockets. So, what I really need to do is take good care of you for a while and hope that they keep sending me more customers like you, at least until I get my pension, Sorry about your family, but I have to look out for my own. Mr., Prosecutor, congratulations on a job well done. Mr., defender, better luck next time.” 

 That story is basically what it sounds like the judge really wants to say to us.

  Respectfully,

TERRANCE TRIPLETT
FCI GILMER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 6000
GLENVILLE, WV 26351

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GARETH VIALVA (73884053)
2/27/2012
RE: Reestablish Federal Parole

Thank u for the help u have given me in writing me back n sending me this info. I would also like to see that fed parole is reinstated in the system because if the feds supersedes the state n the state has parole then why can’t the feds have it; I think it is unjust that we have to suffer this punishment of not being able to get a second chance in society. That should also be part of the second chance act passed by congress.

GARETH VIALVA
FCI FAIRTON
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 420
FAIRTON, NJ  08320

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RAMONE STEPHON JONES (37922037)
2/28/2012
Reestablish federal parole

In the name of Allah , I have been in prison since 2003 , I was found guilty by a jury and was sentence to 30 years in prison . I was 25years old when I first came to prison. I’m currently approaching 34yrs old and me being in prison has made me get a understanding of what life is all about. reestablishing federal parole will give me opportunity to implement the things I have I have been doing in prison from a spiritual aspect , educationally aspects ( working on my apprenticeship in culinary arts ) , also be able to be with love one’s physically again . I understand that I decided to go in the direction i went in when I was young and my family always wanted the best for me, but I was deaf dumb and blind. this was first time in prison and think that coming to prison for was beneficial for me , however I reestablishing federal parole will give me some relief to still have a future , by having a wife and kids , working with kids in society the same way I work with them in prison . I’m currently not eligible to get out of prison until 2029 in oct., due to my drug conspiracy charges and 924c charges. i continue to be content with I’m prisonment but I , god willing one day i will be able to get a 2nd chance at life in society . Please understand that everyone makes bad decisions in life and we learn from them , but don’t take my freedom away forever just because of wrong doing concerning my outlook of life when i was a kid .

RAMONE STEPHON JONES
FCI EDGEFIELD
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 725
EDGEFIELD, SC  29824

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DERRELL GAULDEN (09984021)
2/27/2012
PAROLE

I READ RECENTLY THAT PAROLE IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM WOULD SAVE 60 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LONG RUN. CURRENTLY THE BUREAU OF PRISONS HAS 3 MEN IN A CELL ORIGINALLY MADE FOR ONE INMATE. THIS RAISES THE VIOLENCE IN A PRISON. PAROLE IS A WAY TO SAVE BILLIONS AND SAVE LIVES.

DERRELL GAULDEN
FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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SHAWN BERNARD RODGERS (09902003)
2/27/2012
Restablish federal parole

This letter is to ask that federal parole be brought back with the system being as full as it is, and the country having money problems. Parole would be a good way to wing some of the inmates who chose to do right out of the prison system without such a high cost to the tax payers. It’s been gone for 20 years or more now, and things have got worse. Please really think about the benefits of bringing parole back.

SHAWN BERNARD RODGERS
FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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CYRIL SMITH (58187054)
3/1/2012 6:48:39 PM
Resuming Parole for Federal Prisoners

With all of the draconian sentencing policies being lamented by both democrat and republican, all of the unfairness in sentencing making the federal sentencing guidelines and penalty provisions the scourge of American Justice vel non, and the undeniable reality that there are currently thousands of men and women in federal prison who have become fully rehabilitated and can now function perfectly as productive citizens in this country, there is no better time to re-institute the federal parole system  nor any viable reason for not doing so.

     As Ulyses S. Grant said long ago, “it is high time for change.” This admonition rings especially befiiting in this situation and I’m hoping that you will really consider what I’m saying, my dear lawmaker. it seems most appropriate to ask the question being begged but avoided: “why not parole?” Why not give individuals who are deserving, and only those that have proven through an objective system that they are deserving, an opportunity to rejoin society? Why not allow our system to operate as a true manifestation of an American concept, that being by showing that our value system is more concerned with the prospect of redemption than blind punishment? We are a society that pretends to be subscribe in practive to the platitude that, “it is better that 10 guilty men should go free than for 1 innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated,” yet unabashedly closes the door to prisoners seeking review of their sentences by designing harsh legislation that institues procedures making it almost impossible for meaningful habeas review to take place after a certain amount of time–i.e., the AEDPA. What happened to the inviolable writ of habeas corpus, the same habeas corpus that our framers made impervious to legislative assault? Guess what, their design has been turned on its head.

   All of this is simply fodder for the fire burning up any reason for continuing on with the inaction that is currently responsible for the federal system having no parole. It can work! It really, really can! AND it would be good for the economy, in that you will have men and women who are working for slave wages happy to do an arduous task for a reasonable wage; that is, good ole American hard work for a wage that helps the employer/small businessman hire more workers to grow his business. We’d have other countries bringing up the rear again. The simple truth of this cannot be gainsaid.

     Without belaboring this thing unnecessarily, suffice it to say that re-instituting federal parole has no downside. The highly astute people we are, there will always a way to argue fallaciously against something. In substance, though, any argument against bringing parole back would be as hollow inside as holloween pumpkins.

      In your heart of hearts, objective and intelligent, ask yourself the question and allow it to be answered satisfactorily only if you know (either empiracally or beyond conjecture) that real support exist for your conclusion: “is there any really good reason for not beinging federal parole back?”

     Please publish that answer, in that you may either edify us of the “absolutely nots” or bring the public discourse to a level that edifies you with valid expostulation. Please beware: this tactic has been known to expose people to themselves.

               Thank You.

CYRILSMITH
USPCANAAN
U.S.PENITENTIARY
P.O.BOX300
WAYMART, PA  18472

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ANDRE JAMAL TILLMAN (16464171)
3/5/2012 3:36:22 PM
Reestablish federal parole

To whom it may concern, I’m an inmate in the federal system of the United states BOP, who believe federal parole shoudl be established in the prisons. Federal prison is so over croweded with many inmates with very long prison sentences. The fact that the BOP has to provide housing, food, cloths as well as medical services for so many people for very long prison sentences is only more pressure to the economical deficit of this country. I believe every inmate violent or non violent should recieve this parole, the government is sentencing people to very long sentences with no chance of parole, it’s crazy! with the system over croweded with inmates, there isn’t much funds to be spent on rehabilitation of the inmate if he lives to make it out! Parole is a second chance everyone needs in there lives one time or another. Maybe in different circumstances but yet, it is still needed, God gives all many chances to reconcile, so atleast the government can do is give parole to inmates and also help take some pressure off the country as a whole.. Im in favor of federal parole. we need it as a whole, the relief it would provide, would go around full circle, God bless.

ANDRE JAMAL TILLMAN
FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA 31599

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REGINALD WOODS (20521001)
3/5/2012 10:33:36 PM
*Letters to Washington/ Federal parole

“Federal Parole should become a part of America’s Tax Relief Efforts”

             America has a surplus of Human Cargo sailing upon the seas of injustice and this ship is headed where all of the other fallen societies have gone down the road of underestimating the true cost of continuing outdated, antiquated and the often draconian practices of the past and in America our Federal Prison System has become the “Achilles Heel” of our modern day society.  We all say that we want a brighter and better tomorrow, but the truth is that if we want to thrive in our tomorrow, we must be willing to correct our mistakes of the past and the biggest mistake that we have made is that we have “over-done” and “over-reached” our true limits of justice and are now headed towards a path of “wasteful spending” that is growing and ballooning out of control.

             Secondly, with Mandatory Minimums that offer no good time or any incentive for individuals to change themselves our crisis is slowly building into nothing less than “Genocide by Attrition” by systematically removing entire lives and as in some cases such as the “wicked” and “draconian” 18 U.S.C. 924(c) stacking provisions which give true first time offenders what equates to life sentences for their very first run-in with the law by the stacking of 20 or 25 year consecutive sentences for each additional count within the same indictment which stems from one continuous chain of events a very slow and agonizing death for a commercial crime that was non-lethal and charged in most cases in the very same court with a very sad outcome of many young people receiving 50-75 or 100 year sentences to be served with no chance for good time or parole, never again to be given a second chance at life.

We must be brave and wise enough to make Restoring Federal Parole our #1 priority today, so that we all can share a more prosperous tomorrow..

Thank You for your time,

REGINALD WOODS
FCI TALLADEGA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
TALLADEGA, AL 35160

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PHILIP PESTRICHELLO (15121014)

24 -03-12

Increase Federal Good Conduct Time

 

Dear Representative,

 My name is Philip D. Pestrichello, I am a 40 year father of 3.  I am currently incarcerated at FCI Schuylkill in Pennsylvania serving a 97 Month sentence for Mail Fraud.  As a non-violent white-collar criminal, I feel very strongly that the U.S. Government should increase Prisoners Good Conduct Credit to 33%, as well as reinstate the Federal Parole System.

 The Federal Prison system is drastically overcrowded and the costs to maintain these antiquated prisons are astronomical.  This country is facing a staggering deficit which will cause a slew of unforeseen negative consequences for my children and future grandchildren.  By offering non-violent inmates an opportunity to receive 33% Good Time Credit, it offers us a much greater incentive to rehabilitate ourselves and comply with regulations.

 Also, by reinstating Federal Parole, someone like myself will have the opportunity to be released sooner, obtain gainful employment, pay my restitution, foster my children, as well drastically lower the burgeoning costs to the American Taxpayers.

I appreciate your time in reading this letter, and I pray that you will seriously consider making the changes that the Federal Prison System truly requires.

                                                                                                                                           Sincerely,

PHILIP PESTRICHELLO (15121014)

FCI SCHUYLKILL
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 759
MINERSVILLE, PA  17954

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ISAAC ESAIAS MCCRUMBY (43647279)

24 -03-12

reestablish federal perole

 its only fair to reestablish the perole because the authority is still in your hands but by your fair judgment those that are making a change and needs another chance at life can get it we are all in one pot here and suffer the same thing with no chance for a fair shot at life with perole some of us can get that chance please consider this until the next time…

 

ISAAC ESAIAS MCCRUMBY (43647279)

FCI POLLOCK
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 4050
POLLOCK, LA  71467

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MARIO REYES (06821079)

 2/25/2012

Reestabish Federal Parole

 

I served time when Federal Parole system was still in affect. And in my way of thinking and the way I see things now, whem thr Federa Parole was in affecteverything ran more smoothly and had better response from the inmates, from the ones that are serving their sentences now at the present time.

For example;

When new arrivals came into the system, they weren’t apporched by the other inmates and were asked (who do you run with). The reason, is that some of the inmates there had already being in system and some of them had already being seen by the Federal Parole committee and had already recieved a parole date. So most of this inmates that had already had recieved their parole date they didn’t want to jepordize their release date. So most of this inmates would stay of trouble because they had something to, loss.

And, so for the same reason a lot of inmates also tried to achieve their GED and get in roll in Vocational Training Courses to better themselves. And also to obtain extra good time upon achieving their GED and some vocational courses. Now, with this system, inmates don’t feel like they have notheing to look forward, to, but 47 days good time which in reality should be 54 days good time a year.

With teh Federal Parole system in affect I don’t remember as much fights and roits as we do now a days. Because everybody had something to look forward, to. Everybody knew that with good behavior and obtaining you GED and also obtaining any kind of vocational skills, could and would get extra good time besides the good time we were awarded by BOP policy.

 And with the Federal prison system we’ve got right now the Federal inmate population is at stand still. And in the time since the Federal Parole system was shoot down the Federal inmate population has triple.

And with all this over crawding it is causing the federal government and tax payers millions a year. Not just in housing us inmates but for medical care caused by injuries caused from fights and most of all thruogh roits. And all this is because inmates don’t have much to look forward, to, but fustration and a long sentence.

And in most cases the federal government is also paying to support our families and us inmates all we can do is serve this long sentences that are handed down on us. And have nothing to offer our families.

 By Reestablishing Federal Parole system it would not just benefit us inmates, it would save a lot of government funding to our families. But also save tax payers money from following into the Federal Prison System.

 

MARIO REYES (06821079)

FCI BIG SPRING
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
1900 SIMLER AVE
BIG SPRING, TX  79720

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SAMER KARAWI (34572086)

2/25/2012

 Reestablish federal parole

 

Hi how are you?  This is Samer Karawi # 34572-086 at: FCI-Jesup  2600 HWY. 301 S. Jesup, GA 31599.  I would like to take this time to thank you for the good work you are doing for this country..

  I would really appreciate it if you considered reestablishing federal parole.  That system works very good to establish which inmates learned that crime does not pay.  The parole is a good chance to get inmates to be with there family by giving them second chance!!!  As for the inmates who are hard headed, that system works to get the bad persons back behind bars where they belong.

  By having the parole system, you will be helping a lot of family and so many kids to be with their parents who will be a rule models instead of learning from bad friends how to act stupid and get in trouble with the law.

Thank you

 

SAMER KARAWI (34572086)

FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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TERRANCE TRIPLETT (30854068)

 2/26/2012 

Reestablish Federal Parole

 I am now enrolled in a college program for “Business” and I have also completed other vocational training. After these next 3 years all of my educational needs will be met. How ironic is it that I will have 5 years in by that time and if parole still existed than I would be on the way out the door as a free man just in time. However, since it doesn’t exist anymore, I have to serve 13 and a half years on an unnecessary 15 year and 8 month sentence. What should I do for the remaining 6 years after I finish college and other self help classes? I believe that we deserve another chance when we show the initiative and enthusiasm to becoming more productive people to ourselves and society, Here is and example of our situations with these extended sentences:

 

“Will the defendant please rise. Sir, you have been found guilty of a very serious crime…and although you have an absolutely impeccable background and although my chambers have received scores of support letters from people from all walks of life praising your character and although you never really hurt anyone and although the pain on your face shows obvious remorse for what you have done, it is my responsibility to uphold the law of this and protect the society from criminals. Therefore, I am left with no alternative but to administer the appropriate punishment.

                   Sir, I hereby sentence your family to serve 15 years without you. I hereby sentence your wife to make the awesome choice of either celibacy, infidelity, or divorce. I hereby sentence your children to try and raise themselves while their mother works to pay the bills, I hereby sentence your children to the awkward embarrassment of making excuses to their peers as to why their dad has to “work out of town” for so long. I hereby sentence your home life to be totally disrupted and probably destroyed for fifteen straight yours. I also hereby sentence your family’s solidarity and security to be flushed down the commode.

 

But you, I’m not sentencing you, Oh no! I mist take good care of you, I want to feed, clothe, shelter and protect you, because…well, sir, simply because I need you. You see, it is because of people like you that I have a job, It is because of people like you that my own family is secure. It is because of people like you that I have the shiny new Lincoln Town car sitting out there, my children got o college and my political career skyrockets. So, what I really need to do is take good care of you for a while and hope that they keep sending me more customers like you, at least until I get my pension, Sorry about your family, but I have to look out for my own. Mr., Prosecutor, congratulations on a job well done. Mr., defender, better luck next time.” 

 That story is basically what it sounds like the judge really wants to say to us.                                                                                                                                                                                  Respectfully,

TERRANCE TRIPLETT (30854068)

FCI GILMER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 6000
GLENVILLE, WV  26351

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JOSE CARMONA (45438066)

2/27/2012 8:35:37 PM

21USC841;FAIR SENT ACT; FED PAROLE

 

Dear Mr. President, Senators, and Congresspersons,

 My concern with the federal laws is that they are Draconian in nature and there time has come and gone.  The Laws are not applied fairly, which is whty there has always been a concern about laws being adopted, enacted by the Senate and the Congress, and signed into law by the President, and whether these laws are motivated more by race than by the crime itself.  This problem is neither a Republican nor Democrat issue, it IS an issue that affects ALL Americans. 

 

For example, the majority of the most violent offenders in American such as child-molesters, rapists, (there are 700,000 sexual predators free and prowling the streets of America!), and murderers serving prison sentences that are LESS than the sentences imposed upon the most non-violent drug offenders that are prosecuted in the federal courts.  I was sentenced to Life without parole for 72 GRAMS of crack and 30 YEARS for 3 GRAMS of heroin.  (See:  www.1profileofinjustice.com).

 

I respectfully as that you consider changing the mandatory minimums for Title 21 U.S.C. 841, and approve the Second Chance Act in its ENTIRETY, make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive, and reestablish federal parole.  ONLY then will American people of color, your constituents, and the world SEE and be convinced that the laws of the United States are no longer being applied in a racially discriminatory manner.

 Just because we have an African American President doesn’t mean that racism no longer exists, however, taking these steps will be the first in eradicating racism that is committed ON A DAILY BASIS under the Color of Law in America.

 Just another thought from an innocent man who is guilty until proven innocent.

 

JOSE CARMONA (45438066)

FCI SCHUYLKILL
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 759
MINERSVILLE, PA  17954

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REGINALD WOODS (20521001)

2/26/2012 10:03:32 AM

Federal Parole* Letters

 

“Federal Parole should be re-established to relieve the unwanted disparities in the judicial system and to relieve the ever increasing financial burden for the American taxpayers.”

 Our federal prison system is operating well over its designed capacity and at its present levels it is not only a ever growing financial burden, but it is also a “safety hazard” and a “medical hazard” to all those who are currently working there or incarcerated there, because of the “overcrowding” there is much more unwarranted tension in the air when men need their personal space and real-estate becomes even more scarce as the transit buses keep arriving with more and more people without any end in sight and there seems to be no one man(ing) the pressure valves that keep these types things in check.

 

In Title 28 sub.sec. 994(g) Congress mandated that the United States Sentencing Commission should not only monitor the federal prison population, but that they should recommend any necessary changes that would be needed to “minimize the likelihood that the prison system would ever become overcrowded”, therefore if it was never the “Legislative Intent” that the Federal Prison System would become overcrowded then what are we waiting for?

 

The time has come to PASS legislation that would re-establish the federal PAROLE system, so that there will finally be true incentive for the men and women of the federal system to truly participate in the job of rehabilitating themselves, because under our current scheme there is NO REWARD for those who have purposely taken the time and effort already to change their lives and their way of thinking, so let us all do the right thing and PASS A FEDERAL PAROLE BILL INTO LAW NOW!

 

Thank you for your time,

 

REGINALD WOODS (20521001)

FCI TALLADEGA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
TALLADEGA, AL  35160

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CYRIL SMITH (58187054)

3/1/2012 6:48:39 PM

Resuming Parole for Federal Prisoners

 

With all of the draconian sentencing policies being lamented by both democrat and republican, all of the unfairness in sentencing making the federal sentencing guidelines and penalty provisions the scourge of American Justice vel non, and the undeniable reality that there are currently thousands of men and women in federal prison who have become fully rehabilitated and can now function perfectly as productive citizens in this country, there is no better time to re-institute the federal parole system  nor any viable reason for not doing so.

     As Ulyses S. Grant said long ago, “it is high time for change.” This admonition rings especially befiiting in this situation and I’m hoping that you will really consider what I’m saying, my dear lawmaker. it seems most appropriate to ask the question being begged but avoided: “why not parole?” Why not give individuals who are deserving, and only those that have proven through an objective system that they are deserving, an opportunity to rejoin society? Why not allow our system to operate as a true manifestation of an American concept, that being by showing that our value system is more concerned with the prospect of redemption than blind punishment? We are a society that pretends to be subscribe in practive to the platitude that, “it is better that 10 guilty men should go free than for 1 innocent man to be wrongly incarcerated,” yet unabashedly closes the door to prisoners seeking review of their sentences by designing harsh legislation that institues procedures making it almost impossible for meaningful habeas review to take place after a certain amount of time–i.e., the AEDPA. What happened to the inviolable writ of habeas corpus, the same habeas corpus that our framers made impervious to legislative assault? Guess what, their design has been turned on its head.

   All of this is simply fodder for the fire burning up any reason for continuing on with the inaction that is currently responsible for the federal system having no parole. It can work! It really, really can! AND it would be good for the economy, in that you will have men and women who are working for slave wages happy to do an arduous task for a reasonable wage; that is, good ole American hard work for a wage that helps the employer/small businessman hire more workers to grow his business. We’d have other countries bringing up the rear again. The simple truth of this cannot be gainsaid.

     Without belaboring this thing unnecessarily, suffice it to say that re-instituting federal parole has no downside. The highly astute people we are, there will always a way to argue fallaciously against something. In substance, though, any argument against bringing parole back would be as hollow inside as holloween pumpkins.

      In your heart of hearts, objective and intelligent, ask yourself the question and allow it to be answered satisfactorily only if you know (either empiracally or beyond conjecture) that real support exist for your conclusion: “is there any really good reason for not beinging federal parole back?”

     Please publish that answer, in that you may either edify us of the “absolutely nots” or bring the public discourse to a level that edifies you with valid expostulation. Please beware: this tactic has been known to expose people to themselves.

                                                                                                                                Thank You.

CYRIL SMITH (58187054)

USP CANAAN
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 300
WAYMART, PA  18472

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REGINALD WOODS (20521001)

3/5/2012                                  10:33:36 PM

*Letters to Washington/ Federal parole

 

“Federal Parole should become a part of America’s Tax Relief Efforts”

                 America has a surplus of Human Cargo sailing upon the seas of injustice and this ship is headed where all of the other fallen societies have gone down the road of underestimating the true cost of continuing outdated, antiquated and the often draconian practices of the past and in America our Federal Prison System has become the “Achilles Heel” of our modern day society.  We all say that we want a brighter and better tomorrow, but the truth is that if we want to thrive in our tomorrow, we must be willing to correct our mistakes of the past and the biggest mistake that we have made is that we have “over-done” and “over-reached” our true limits of justice and are now headed towards a path of “wasteful spending” that is growing and ballooning out of control.

                     Secondly, with Mandatory Minimums that offer no good time or any incentive for individuals to change themselves our crisis is slowly building into nothing less than “Genocide by Attrition” by systematically removing entire lives and as in some cases such as the “wicked” and “draconian” 18 U.S.C. 924(c) stacking provisions which give true first time offenders what equates to life sentences for their very first run-in with the law by the stacking of 20 or 25 year consecutive sentences for each additional count within the same indictment which stems from one continuous chain of events a very slow and agonizing death for a commercial crime that was non-lethal and charged in most cases in the very same court with a very sad outcome of many young people receiving 50-75 or 100 year sentences to be served with no chance for good time or parole, never again to be given a second chance at life.

 We must be brave and wise enough to make Restoring Federal Parole our #1 priority today, so that we all can share a more prosperous tomorrow..

                                                                                                                              Thank You for your time,

 

REGINALD WOODS (20521001)

FCI TALLADEGA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
TALLADEGA, AL  35160

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ANDRE JAMAL TILLMAN (16464171)

3/5/2012                              3:36:22 PM

Reestablish federal parole

 

To whom it may concern, I’m an inmate in the federal system of the United states BOP, who believe federal parole shoudl be established in the prisons. Federal prison is so over croweded with many inmates with very long prison sentences. The fact that the BOP has to provide housing, food, cloths as well as medical services for so many people for very long prison sentences is only more pressure to the economical deficit of this country. I believe every inmate violent or non violent should recieve this parole, the government is sentencing people to very long sentences with no chance of parole, it’s crazy! with the system over croweded with inmates, there isn’t much funds to be spent on rehabilitation of the inmate if he lives to make it out! Parole is a second chance everyone needs in there lives one time or another. Maybe in different circumstances but yet, it is still needed, God gives all many chances to reconcile, so atleast the government can do is give parole to inmates and also help take some pressure off the country as a whole.. Im in favor of federal parole. we need it as a whole, the relief it would provide, would go around full circle, God bless.

 

ANDRE JAMAL TILLMAN (16464171)

FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW 
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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DANIEL LYNN JR BROWN (05609030)

3/9/2012                                    8:23:16 PM

Federal Parole

 

To: Members of Congress and the President

From: Daniel L. Brown Jr.,#05609-030

Subject: Reestablish Federal Parole

    After 28 years of prison population growth I contend that it is time to lift the repeal on Chapter 311, reinstating Federal Parole for prisons like myself. I earned my way into prison and would like the opportunity to earn my way out.  There is not much work required by legislators, Parole is already codified. In a recent “One Shot Bill” by (proxybaremetal.com) I agree with the language. I am asking only for ONE SHOT. I have completed the Federal Bureau of Prisons Reentry Program titles Life Connections. This program has proven results in lowering recidicvism. The return rate is only 15% of those who graduate this 18 month Faith based program. Reinstating Federal Parole would effect millions of lives and provide hope. It would change the dynamic of prison life for the better overnight. It is time to quit wasting money and resources and get smart on crime. Thank you for your time and attention in this life changing matter.

Respectfully,

 

DANIEL LYNN JR BROWN (05609030)

USP TERRE HAUTE
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 33
TERRE HAUTE, IN  47808

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DUNNING WELLS (03348018)

3/10/2012                             2:36:25 PM

Reestablish Federal Parole

 

Dear Sirs,

  In 1991 I was given a 41 year and 10 months sentence for an informant stating that he got less than one gram of powder cocaine from me. That one distribution created two charges. Distribution 841(b)(1)(C) and trafficking with a firearm 924(c).

  Unfortunately I was stupid enough to be a smalltime addict. I was no big time drug pusher or kingpin and kept a pistol not to protect any drugs but to just have. “Yes I know.”

  841(b)(1)(C) is for up to 499 grams of cocaine. I was found guilty for less than one gram but was still sentenced as if I had 499 grams. 2D1.1 less than 25 grams of cocaine is level 12 but  because of 841 it put my sentence from 30-37 months to level 34 which is 262-327 months because I have one prior distribution conviction in 1984. That was a mandatory minimum of 262 months in 1991.

  then 924(c) which is an enhancement for the underlying 841 I received another mandatory 20 years to run consecutive instead of the mandatory 5 years because of the same prior distribution conviction in 1984.

  I have to do 36 years in prison for less that one gram of powder cocaine. Draconian? I do not have 20 or 30 priors like I see every day here and they still just come and go. I have this one prior that I got three years for and did my time but because of this one prior I have an addition of about 35 years.

  Even the sentencing judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich stated that: (“I repeat again I think this sentence is just unduly harsh for the crimes committed by Mr. Wells. I will tell you I might have given you half of it, but not all of this.”) This case was “pre Booker” so the judge had no say over sentencing. Now they do.

  Possession of 5 grams or less of powder cocaine is a misdemeanor but distribution of less than one gram I was sentenced as a big drug dealer.

  I have a large family and friends out there still. I have good skills in many different fields so I could pay my own taxes instead of tax payers wasting money that needs to go else where today.

  Yes I did wrong but was I that so heinous to make tax payers waste millions on me until I get out in my mid 70s? Then what? Doesn’t compute to me. At least if nothing else bring back parole, just one chance at parole would be saving money.

DUNNING WELLS (03348018)

FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW 
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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RICKY DURHAM (24495048)

3/12/2012                                      2:35:33 PM

PAROLE:

 

Dear Congress person:

I am writing this letter as it relates to parole of Federal inmates. My specific inquiry pertains to “old law” inmates who are presently eligible for parole under section 4201. There was legislation enacted titled the Parole Commission Phaseout Act of 1996 which mandated the Commission to review all “old law” prisoners and give them a projected date. Eventhough, there has been several extentions, why haven’t this taken place.

I am wholly in support for “new law” enactment because many prisoners in here deserve it. I strongly urge you to support the President’s proposal “The Federal Prison Budget Reduction Act of 2012: The One-Shot Bill.”

I thank you for your support!

 

RICKY DURHAM (24495048)

USP TERRE HAUTE
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 33
TERRE HAUTE, IN  47808

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ALAN D HURWITZ (15816039)

3/21/2012                                          12:36:31 PM

Reestablish Federal Parole

 Members of Congress:

 Modifications in federal criminal law are the “third-rail” of electoral politics. Which politicians amongst you are prepared to act in ways that may arm your opponent in the next electoral cycle with the ammunition of you having been “SOFT ON CRIME?” Are you prepared to “do the right thing” even if it may make your reelection more problematic? Are you ready to be a leader in the area of federal criminal law rather than a panderer to the imagined fears of some of your constituents?  Here’s the test . . .

 It is long passed time to reestablish federal parole. The reasons for doing so are myriad; the reasons for not doing so are, at best, weak. Lets start with the “weak” reasons for not reestablishing federal parole.

 First and foremost is the “Willie Horton syndrome.” George H.W. Bush used the racist strategy of scaring the public with the visage of Willie Horton to defeat Michael Dukakis. More recently, the national corporate media portrayed former Mississippi Government Haley Barbour as some kind of maniac for exercising his state constitutional power to grant relief to a relatively small number of prisoners. There is a clear message to elected officials in these events – DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT YOUR OPPONENTS CAN CHARACTERIZE AS YOU BEING SOFT ON CRIME! So, there is Reason #1 for not acting to reestablish federal parole.

 Reason #2 has to do with the political clout of the “prison-industrial” complex that has arisen as a result of 25+ years of draconian federal sentencing laws and policies. Prison employee groups, prison supply companies, prison construction interests, and others have a significant vested interest in ensuring that the prison population not only does not diminish but, instead, grows. More jobs, more construction contracts, more supplier contracts! The “prison-industrial” complex will not take kindly to any action that it perceives as weakening its economic and political strength.

 Reason #3 is the reality that a reestablishing a system of federal parole will absolutely result in some people who are paroled committing new criminal acts. That is a certainty. It requires a sense of balance and justice to conclude that the risk inherent in reestablishing parole is more than offset by the benefits gained by reestablishing parole.

 What then are those benefits? What are the reasons for reestablishing parole.

 First, the majority of federal prisoners are first-time, nonviolent offenders. The largest single category of federal prisoners is drug offenders, people who violated federal drug laws for reasons ranging from personal addiction to perceived economic necessity to blatant avarice. Reestablishing a system of federal parole would provide offenders with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have “woken-up” in prison and are ready to rejoin the community as productive members of society.

 Second, reestablishing a system of federal parole would vastly reduce costs. Over the past several decades public funds have shifted from services such as education, social welfare, economic development, and health care to prison construction and operation. A federal parole system would reduce the number of federal prisoners and thus the cost of operating the federal prison system.

 Third, a system of federal parole would provide the opportunity for families to be reunited. The so-called War on Drugs (in point-of-fact a War on the Poor) has torn countless families apart leaving several million children nationally in single parent or no-parent households. The social and economic costs of such torn-asunder families is high and can be somewhat reduced by returning incarcerated parents to their children.

 A reestablished system of federal parole could be structured in such a way as to minimize the risk of recidivism. A federal parole system should be a “one-shot” program. A person who violated parole by committing a new criminal act would become ineligible for parole consideration in the future.

 Reestablishing a parole system in the Bureau of Prisons would result in numerous positive benefits; however, it can only be accomplished by elected officials willing to take the risk of political suicide.

 Respectfully Submitted

 ALAN D HURWITZ (15816039)

FMC BUTNER
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 1600
BUTNER, NC  27509

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LONNIE MAURICE FORD (05329027)

3/28/2012                                             10:32:14 PM

reestablish federal parole)

 to whom it may concern,

   allot of us have been given allot of time, who has changed theirlives for the better, and want to be productive in todays society. but we have been given so much time 20 years, 30 years, and no way of earning extra goodtime or an early release from the mistakes we made as teenages or young adults. so allot of us except that we might not never get out again, or the fact that our families have given up on us, so we give up and not program, or rebell against prison staff and rules, because we have nothing to lose. but bringing back parole will give us hope, and give us a reason to do the right things and learn all we can, because we will be able to use what we learn and not just waste away in prison.

         so we ask that you please look into reestablishing federal parole, and or a way  to earn more good time credits, so we can have another chance at life, and not sit in here and waste tax payers money.

 LONNIE MAURICE FORD (05329027)

FTC OKLAHOMA CITY
FEDERAL TRANSFER CENTER
P.O. BOX 898801
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  73189

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ALAN SAM POULNOTT (82527020)

4/10/2012                                                9:33:47 AM

Reestablish Federal Parole

 Due to the great impact of the every increasing prison population a new look need to be addressed to the reestablishment of federal parole. At present there already is a parole system in place. This will allow for the persons presently on the parole board to help in looking at training any new parole personnel.

 Parole will help in bringing down violence in prison by giving hope to prisoners that will never get out with the present sentencing guidelines. I know due to the fact that I have been locked up for over 23 years now on bank robbery charges. I will presently get out of prison in the year 2050. I came in at the age of 26 and am now about to turn 50. I will be 89 years old if I can live that long. I am a first time offender and came into the system in 1988. If I would have done my crimes in 1987 I would have been eligible for parole after 10 years of good behavior. Knowing that a person can be rewarded for not only good behavior but also for going to school to better yourself makes for a safer prison. It also helps in knowing that if you do get parole that you will come back to this place and lose your freedom again. I know that some people do mess up again once they get paroled but I also know that most people that have been locked up as long as I have don’t want to every see the inside again and will do right.

 I am asking for you to please consider looking at the sentences and the greater length of time that first time offenders serve under the new sentencing guide line and what a person served under the parole system.

 Thank you for your time in this matter.

 Sincerely,

ALAN SAM POULNOTT (82527020)

FCI JESUP
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW 
2680 301 SOUTH
JESUP, GA  31599

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TIMOTHY HANS FORD (10856031)

4/17/2012                                           2:03:28 PM

REESTABLISH FEDERAL PAROL

 DEAR; SENATOR

I DO understand that we have to be accountable for our crimes but nothing is changing even though we are doing almost all

of our time drugs are still here meaning in the U.S.A.its even worse than befor how much time do we need to do for our crime?? 87% of our time is along time to be in prison once we stay so long in here nothing has changed? we are losing precious time with our childern because of our exstended time period in here i do feel with parol reestablished things would be alot better for use to become law abiding citizens with the right programs all you learn in prison with theses long periods

is how too do it better people do change doing all of this time only makes you lose contact with the real world if you are going to change it does not take all of these years to change im currantly serving a 15yrs and 8 months for drugs at 87% that

means that i have to serve 13yrs 6 months when icame to prison my daughter was only 5yrs old now she is 14yrs old once im

out my daughter will be 20yrs old i have lost so much i do regret my bad choices in life. i truly hope you will consider parol for us.                                                                                                                             sincerly:

 TIMOTHY HANS FORD (10856031)

FCI TEXARKANA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 7000
TEXARKANA, TX  75505

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LARRY DAMON CAMP (08131028)

5/14/2012                                 11:17:24 AM

REESTABLISH FEDERAL PAROLE

 

Dear Congressmen and Women,

I am requesting that you pass legislation to reestablish parole in the BOP. I am a drug addict convicted in a meth conspiracy and due to a prior charge in state prison, I am now serving a 20 year sentence in the BOP. This sentence is far more than what is necessary for punishment and for me to get my head straight. I’ve been in custody over 6 years now, I work in Unicor everyday and I could be returned to society without threat at this point. Justice isnt being served by these long mandatory sentences…indeed, the punishment is worse than the crime! Please reconsider your opinions and restore faith and hope in the criminal justice system by reestablishing federal parole. Thank You!

 

LARRY DAMON CAMP (08131028)

FCI TALLADEGA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
TALLADEGA, AL  35160

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MARSHALL MONROE (72642083)

6/3/2012                                    2:17:52 PM

Your Letters delivered to Members of Congress

 

reestablish federal parole, well my name is marshall monroe iam 23 i been down since i been 18  i am a first offender thats serving 25 year sentence off a hobbs act robbery charge my guidelines was 5 to 6 years they gave me 25 i believe they should reestablish parole so people  in my sitution well have another chance at life. This five years i been down i have change alot about my self i have found a lot of talents  that i have that want to  bring to life but only problem is i have 19 more years my pont is that it dont take a person that never got in trouble  25 years to  figure outs hes wrong with parole back that will give me and alot of other people like me a another chance at life i fill we deserve it

FCI BECKLEY
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 350
BEAVER, WV  25813

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DAVID J CURBY (06778090)

6/4/2012                                         1:18:55 PM

Establishing federal parole

 

Dear Elected Officals:

I strongly encourage you to please re-institute the parole system. Self-interest is the greatest motovator in life, even plants understand this concept. A vast majority of prisoners never get even the slightest of recognition for there responsible behavoir. They get lost in the zest to punish the wrong-doers. While I get the need the to punish those that violate the laws and rules of the B.O.P, I personally feel there should be some encouragement in place for those that make an effort to abide by the rules and expectations place before them. Parole or extra ordinary good time rewards would do this. I believe this holds merit from a pyschological stand point as well, especially when you consider most prisoners come from a maladaptive background. Children need praise as well as discipline in order to learn the ways of right as well as wrong. Sad as it is to admit most of us are simply overgrown children playing games of get-over with our lives. If you put a reward in place instead of just punishment then people have a reason to act responsibly.

Please consider these points. Thank you for your time, thought, and attention on this matter.

Sincerely, David Curby 06778-090

FCI GILMER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 6000
GLENVILLE, WV  26351

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SUSA OCLS KELSEY

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

alternatives to incarceration support federal Parole.s RETURN

 

Sir or Madam,

 

In it’s wisdom, the government frequently pays for , and acquires knowledge about societal problems.

The “experts” repeatedly recommend TREATMENT for drug offenders, but the great majority of our prisoners are drug offenders, non violent and they are given overharsh sentences that are BANKRUPTING us. These people could be educated and returned to their families to try to provide for them instead of DRANING OUR FINANCIAL resources.. WHY??

PLEASE support the changes that can reduce the tremendous OVERCROWDING in our PRISON system.. and the answer is NOT to build more prisons , but to try to build better  citizens. Those who LEARN crime doesn’t pay   only the TAXPAYERS PAY.

One of the taxpayers who are paying dearly, Susan Kelsey  610-442-7228, anytime day or night

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SUSA OCLS KELSEY

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 9:35 PM

much needed PRISON REFORM

One of the steps toward helping our economy is to employ some of the new electronic monitoring systems, bring back FEDERAL PAROLE and STOP  incarcerating non-violent offenders. THIS IS WASTING BILLIONS of tax dollars.

The prisons are OVERCROWDED   3 to a cell   and we have MORE PEOPLE INCARCERATED THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

 

This situation needs to be corrected  and corrected NOW>  WE cannot AFFORD THIS.

 

SUSAN KELSEY   disappointed taxpayer

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SUSA OCLS KELSEY

Tue, Jun 12, 2012     at 5:12 AM

saving our digity and respect

 

To All Congress and our Remarkable President,

PLEASE make us the leader in the world in other areas beside the incredible amt. of people we have incarcerated for DECADES– THIS is barbaric, draconian and  a clear  violation of the 8th Amendment.

Drug treatment and college would cost less and yield MUCH better results.

It is an embarrassment to every citizen , not to mention the financial burden that prevents us from having a better country. Punishment needs to fit the crime.  Please make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive, support s1231 and bring back Federal Parole.

MOST sincerely, Susan Kelsey

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OMAR MILLIGAN (92592071)

6/18/2012                                   6:19:32 PM

Parole & Repealing of 924(c)

 

Hello,

My name is Omar Milligan. I am currently incarcerated at USP Atlanta. In April of 1999 I was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for two 924(c) offenses. At the time I only had one marijuana conviction (a small amount)and two misdemeanors on my record.

My sentencing judge Mr. P.M. Duffy from the Charleston, South Carolina District Court did not want to to give me this amount of time. His words were,” it’s times like these I wonder why we even have judges”. but because of the Mandatory Minimum guidelines he had no choice.

This is a dilemma that many judges are having and will most likely continue to have if nothing is done to correct this injustice. Without this change the feelings of hopelessness and loss will continue and more and more people are going to start believing that there is really no way out or that no one cares.

I speak of these feelings and this way of thought because over the years I’ve seen them all. Some worst that others. I’ll even admit there have been times when I’ve felt them both and thought the same. However never has it or will I ever allow it to get to the point I’ve seen on numerous occasions that it gets so bad that an individual takes his own life.

you see it and same. However, another has succumb to the pressure of not being able to see light at the end of his/her tunnel”. It gets a little more personal when it happens to someone you know.

I say this because on 6-15-12 a guy that way the instructor of my H.V.A.C. course and a person that I considered a friend decided that the pressure of doing this time with no chance of early release was just too much for him to bare and took his life. How do I know this? Because he left a note stating so.

I’m asking, is prison for rehabilitation or warehousing? If it’s for rehabilitation then where is the second shot at life? Do most of us not deserve it? I’m not saying to be light on crime but the time that is being given out is truly UNFAIR.

you have the power to change this so I’m asking Please do before someone else developes the thinking that no one in Washington really do cares.

USP ATLANTA
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 150160
ATLANTA, GA  30315

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JOHN E STEWART (10624033)

6/25/2012                                  7:35:36 PM

Extra good time

 

Any person that has shown a postive change should be rewarded good time.  Bringing back parole is very important because it gives hope to the prison population, it would reduce the violence within the prison system.

 

John Stewart

USP BIG SANDY
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 2068
INEZ, KY  41224

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MONROE L COLEMAN (01723016)

7/23/2012                                    8:04:28 AM

Your Letters delivered to Members of Congress

 

GOOD TIME CREDITS

GOOD TIME CREDITS SHOULD BE ALLOWED AND GIVEN TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CONFIRMITY WITH THE PRISON RULES AND REGULATIONS.  ANY INMATE OR PRISONER WHO HAVE ACHIEVED CERTAIN PROGRAMS AND COMPLETED CERTAIN COURSES OF REHABILITATION SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO GOOD TIME CREDITS WHICH IS AN INCENTIVE FOR MANY, ESPECIALLY WHEN GTC CAN SHOW DOING THE RIGHT THING CAN LED TO GOING HOME EARLY TO START ANEW LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO, GTC WILL DEFINITELY HELP TO DETER SOME VIOLENCE IN PRISON.  ALSO, AN EX-FELON OR PRISONER SHOULD BE GIVEN GTC AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A PRISON TERM.  THIS HELP TO CHANGE HIS RESIDENCE, JOB OR ABLE TO TRAVEL WITHOUT COMMITTING ANYMORE CRIMES AS WELL ENJOYING LIFE. THIS GTC WILL HELP HIM/HER TO ACHIEVE GREATER SUCCESS OUTSIDE WITHOUT LIMITATIONS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO BE THE PERSON GOD CREATED HIM/HER TO BE!!!

USP MCCREARY
U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 3000
PINE KNOT, KY  42635

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TOLULOPE AKINROSOTU (42402053)

7/31/2012 10:20:20 PM

LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESS-  EXTRA GOOD TIME CREDIT

 

Tolu O Akinrosotu

Register No. 42402-053

LSCI Allenwood

PO Box 1000 Lyc-B

White Deer, PA 17887-1000

Email: tolu@clemencyfortolu.com

Website: www.clemencyfortolu.com

 

July 30, 2012

Dear United States Congress:

I am Tolu Akinrosotu, a 42 year old first-time, nonviolent drug offender, sentenced to a mandatory 30 years and 5 months and fined $50,000.  On May 1, 2012, I will have served 19 consecutive years in federal prison.  My scheduled release date is November 2, 2019, three months before my 50th birthday (I began my sentence at age 23).

 

Your long legislative history of striving for just and progressive sentencing reforms familiarizes you with the harshness of mandatory non-parolable sentences.  My case is more proof of why sentencing reform  (Extra Good Time Credit, reinstatement of  federal parole etc.) is so desperately needed. I meet the criteria enumerated for the early release of productive first time, nonviolent offenders in former House Bill HR1475, Senate Bill S1231 and other sentencing reform initiatives.  Unfortunately, those legislative proposals have expired.  There are thousands of prisoners (and their families) who would have greatly and, deservedly, benefited from the passage of either of those reforms.   Presidential clemency now seems to be the de facto Habeas Corpus avenue, as well as the last ray of hope for countless model prisoners.

 

On January 31, 2012, I filed a Presidential Clemency petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) for the commutation of the 7 years remaining on my sentence.

 

Respectfully, I ask you to visit http://www.clemencyfortolu.com.  Review my clemency petition,  learn of my legal and personal plight and, make your own assessment of my case. The documents there are the same that were submitted in my clemency petition, along with additional materials detailing my institutional accomplishments and BOP commendations over the last two decades.

 

I believe you will conclude that my petition proves that there are prisoners who merit a second chance and that providing prisoners with clear incentives towards positive behavior such as extra Good Time Credits will ultimate improve public safety, help mitigate prison costs and meaningfully advance the true aim of justice.  The current rate and system of mass (and virtually unincentivized) incarceration is largely not conducive to inmate rehabilitation.  This amounts to a failed penal policy and a colossal waste of already strained fiscal resources.

I make no claim of innocence nor do I deny that I used poor judgment in committing the crime that led to my imprisonment.  Neither do I challenge the legality of my sentence.  I am seeking a commutation of my sentence based on my personal growth and clear institutional conduct in almost two decades of incarceration, a period which now almost equals half of my life.  Currently, all I have at my disposal are the goodwill of friends and family and my own determination.  Nevertheless, I persevere and dare to dream of winning Presidential Clemency and reuniting with my family.

I hope you will find my case helpful in advancing your prison reform initiatives.  If you find my petition worthy of your support, please communicate your support to the OPA and elsewhere. Thank you for your time and attention.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Very truly your,

Tolu O. Akinrosotu

http://www.clemencyfortolu.com

FCI ALLENWOOD LOW
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
WHITE DEER, PA  17887

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