Old Law Prisoners
1)Short Summary of Problem:
and is a outrage against our standards of human decency and the world's evolving standards of human rights. We need to tell the DOC and the world that Wisconsinites DO believe that people change and we have had enough of our state's revenge only corrections policy.
Campaign materials(More tools coming:)
Parole Chairman's response to rule petition
Look at list On right side of post for listing of good backup info and ideas. Some of the items here: Crime diminishes with age
How we got into this mess
The present system no parole for old law prisoners is corrupting the Prisoner system and bankrupting Wisconsin.
2) Ongoing Blog of Old Law Prisoners: http://parolecases.blogspot.com
3) Many families of prisoners have launched their own petition for their loved ones. We will gather all and send to the powers but they also will use these at parole hearings and to get help from their loved ones.
click to view Petitions by category :Here is a short summary of petitions that are posted and links to their petition. Please sign those you can.
4) MEDIA Campaign: we are educating the public about these prisoners by starting with the most absurd and heartrending cases first- because Wisconsin is the worst for so many things, we will make this campaign local and national
a) The elderly, the sick. 55 of age is elderly for a prisoner since because of harsh conditions, prisoners age much faster than free folk.
b) Those prisoners, citizens of other countries. who are slated to be deported upon being paroled. All are eligible for parole- why do we keep them?
example blog we are working on:(not finished)
Here are parole figures taken from an investigative article by the Milwaukee Journal sentinel in 2004.
1992, the board released 2,921 prisoners on parole and 648 prisoners had to wait until MR
1993 3,624 paroled 607 waited for MR
1994 3,325 paroled 698 waited for MR
1995 3,941 paroled 965 waited for MR
1996. 3,705 paroled 1,086 waited for MR
1997. 3,637 paroled 1,291 waited for MR
1998. 2,627 paroled 2,006 waited for MR
1999. 1,567 paroled 3,347 waited for MR
2000. 2,325 paroled 4,424 waited for MR
2001 1,872 paroled 4,131 waited for MR
2012 according to WI DOC 150 old law prisoners were released
IN sum , there were 3 ,624 old law released in 1993:before the memo went into effect when there were 7,500 prisoners in all.
There were 150 old law releases in 2012. When there were 22000 prisoners total.
After Walker came into office, even those numbers plummeted.
to view how parole got so stuck, go to : https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/evolution-of-a-stuck-system-no-accident1.pdf
6)We are trying to clearly show the human face of the horror that is perpetuated in our name . For details on the program and /or to add your own petition, email or call firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-536-3993.