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commented 2016-01-15 14:01:05 -0800
The Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting a parade down 19th Street on Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 A.M. We want to invite Senator Whitmire to participate. Is there an e-mail address I can send the info to? Thanks.
commented 2015-12-30 10:06:24 -0800
PLEASE PLEASE have your campaign deposit the checks you are given!!! You must not need any more donations if the donors can’t get you to deposit their checks.
commented 2015-12-14 20:49:15 -0800
Dear Senator, my name is Wanda Wilson I received a letter to day from my son being housed at the Estelle unit. He Stated that he was sexually assaulted by a member of the extraction team. He also stated that he his being retaliated on because of a civil rights case. Please help my son
commented 2015-11-22 19:07:30 -0800
I am seeking a venue and assistance to assist me in raising money for my legal expenses related to an involuntary plea deal I entered due to mental illness/disability discrimination in the Harris County Courts and Jail System. I would like the show to be eclectic and I have committments from professional rapp music, comedians and spoken artists to perform in the show. I am attaching a pasted request fo a media interview that will provide a coherent overview of the issues.




My father informed me today about the article Texas State Senator Whitmire had in the Houston Chronicle regarding the abuses that take place in the jails against people who are mentally ill. I would like to come forward and share with you and the media what happened to me, and everything that I saw while I was falsely accused of a crime and made an involuntary plea due to mental illness and coercion in the Harris County Court 184, Jan Krocker Presiding Judge.


The wanton reckless disregard by the judge, prosecutor and public defender for my civil rights to privacy in regard to medical privilege. Their reckless disregard for the seriously ill and the defendant’s right to continue uninterrupted medically prescribed life sustaining treatment. The negligence and lack of access to Americans With Disabilities Act protections and Court 184 Judge Jan Krocker’s negligence and liability associated with her judicial order that contributed to my sexual assault.


Critical Questions include:


Are we in fact "Innocent Until Proven Guilty?


Do indigent citizens actually get an attorney if they cant afford one? One that provides the same robust defense as would an attorney that they paid.


How do you contact the court if you are in the hospital and the public defender never returns your call or responds to emails?


Why do the innocent citizen accused of a crime need to have the unfair burden of raising a bail to be released from jail?


What are the systemic disability discrimination problems in regard to the courts, jail systems and individuals with disabilities?


The victim has signed a Affidavit of Non Prosecution, I have Affidavits from myself and others where the alleged victim Marion Wilson states that I did not push or have any contact with her, instead I merely swore at the victim. I have signed Affidavits from myself and others others where the witness states that “momma completed and forged his signature on the witness statement”. The alleged victim has a recent incident similar where she engaged another individual renting a room out at the residence in which she was brandishing a gun and threatening to shoot him. He also is suffering from a mental disability. The alleged victim has an extensive history of making false police reports.


I have signed affidavits from even the accuser that confirms that I am innocent. Why do I have the unfair burden of paying $10,000 to secure a lawyer to get my involuntary plea overturned?


I am am raising money to pay for the expensive retainer fee so that my serious health condition is not compromised or interrupted. I should have representation by Dec. 3, 2015.
commented 2015-11-22 14:40:31 -0800
Senator Whitmire


My father informed me today regarding the abuses that take place in the jails against peiple who are mentally illl. I would like to come forward and share eith you and the mexia what happened to me, and everything that I saw whike I was falsely accussed of a crime and made an involuntary plea due to mental illness and coarcion.in the Harris County Court 184-, leaJan Krocker Presiding Judge.


The wonton recleckless disregard by the judge, prosecutor and public defender for my civil rights to privacy in regard to medical priviledge, reckless disregard for the yerminally ill and their right to contubue uninterrupted with prescribed life sustaining treatment, and the judges negligence and liability in regard to my sexual assault.


214-476-4179 Richard Wilson, Ed.D

rwilson@dallashasadream.org
commented 2015-11-20 11:57:24 -0800
Sir,

I am asking you to aggressively oppose the UT satellite campus plans in Houston. It is the right thing to do.

Thank you
commented 2015-11-17 07:45:36 -0800
SENATOR WHITMIRE PLEASE HELP ME , I NEED YOU MY SON RICKIE COOPER #1989240 WAS SHOOT BY PRECINT 7 OFFICER ON 11/14/14 IN THE BACK LIFE FLIGHTED TO HERMAN MEMORILA HOSPITAL . I CALL YOU IN AUGUST BECAUSE HE HADN’T SEEN A DOCTOR SINCE 12/01/14. I NEED NEED HELP THEY GAVE HIM 25YRS FOR EVADING ARREST IN BRYAN TX.
commented 2015-10-30 16:33:38 -0700
Mr. John Whitmire- I will like to set up a time and date to meet with Mr. Whitmire about a particular issue and subject. Is this even possible? – Thank you, Beverly Enoch
commented 2015-10-20 07:07:21 -0700
DOES ANYONE NO OF AN ATTORNEY THAT HANDLES TDCJ OFFICERS ABUSE THATS LOCATED AND HOUSTON OR HUNTSVILLE TX
commented 2015-10-20 07:03:12 -0700
MY BROTHER FREDIRICK JOHNSON #625873 WAS JUMPED ON BY THE OFFICERS ON WYNNE UNIT AND IS AN CRITICAL CONDITION AT HERMANN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND BLEEDING FROM THE BRAIN AND HAS NO MEMORY AND DIDNT EVEN NO WHO WE WHERE WHEN WE WENT TO SEE HIM..WYNNE UNIT STAFFS ARE SAYING HE HAD A STROKE AND FELL OUT HIS BUCK WHICH WE NO IS NOT TRUE,,MY BROTHER IS 43YRS.OLD AND HAS BEEN INCARCERATED FOR 24 CALENDAR YEARS AND NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPEN UNTILL NOW..HE HAS TRANSFERRED TO THE WYNNE UNIT AN 2014 COMING FROM FERGUSON UNIT..THEY TIRED TO BRUTALLY KILL MY BROTHER..WE ARE FROM DALLAS AND WHEN WE MADE IT TO HOUSTON MY BROTHER WAS STILL COVERED AND BLOOD AT THE HERMANN HOSPITAL NOW THAT A 3AND A HALF HOUR DRIVE NOT INCLUDING THE HOUR DRIVE THEY DROVE FROM HUNTSVILLE TO HOUSTON AND THE FIRST HOSPITAL THEY TOOK HIM TO COULD NOT HELP HIM SO THEY TRANSFERRED HIM TO HERMANN AND THATS WHEN WE GOT THE CALL FROM THE CHAPLAIN..PLEASE WE NEED HELP ON THIS CAUSE THIS IS REALLY BAD,,NO ONE DESERVES TO BE TREATED LIKE THIS..THEY SAY THIS HAPPEN ON 10-11-2015 THATS WHEN WE WERE NOTIFIED..
commented 2015-10-15 14:19:06 -0700
My son TDJC # 1968363 had a consensual relationship w/a 17 yr. old student in Spring ISD. He took responsibility for his actions and pled guilty at his lawyer’s advice as he had no prior record. Victim and her mother are suing district for monetary gains. Victim’s story changed dramatically after suit filed. He was sentenced to 5 yrs. in the state penitentiary and has been at Garza East for a year. He has never been violent and is not a drug user nor a threat to society. He was denied parole in June. He is a college grad and always received excellent evaluations. I do not condone what he did, but his being incarcerated with hardened criminals seems to be excessive. Research shows most have received probation for this offense. I believe this is an unfair law to place only on educators. It is unprofessional and poor judgment, but criminal? Thank you for allowing me to vent.

Kathy McCutchen
commented 2015-10-05 20:43:05 -0700
Dear Most Honorable Senator"Mr.J.Whitmire", Sir,I truly need your HELP!!! Immediately concerning my Parole situation. I’ve tried to reach Mr. Stuart Jenkins Director over the Parole Division but to NO! avail. I am on SISP parole and have been for about seven months.“I’ve complied to the fullest”Sir to all that has been required of Period…I’ve been offered six jobs since I’ve made Parole but Houston III Parole on Telephone Rd. Parole officers that I’ve had told me that I COULD NOT take those jobs because five were driving jobs and the six one was with Reliant as a salesman because the jobs that I could get needed to be stationary for me to have them.Now,Sir I was in prison for 18 calender years flat,and for any potential employer to even consider hiring me,MUST HAVE saw abit more in me regardless of my past record,which would put a few to pause.With that said, “The City of Houston ReEntry Division” offered their consideration for a job through Mr.Willis Robinson-Supervisor..Though these same ReEntry people had gotten me a job previously with The City of Houston Public Works Division but Parole made me quit that job!!! So if I may question you this please: If my Parole stipulations required “Only that I maintain employment”,why is it that they at Houston III Parole on Telephone Rd. is trying their best to keep me unemployed and on this monitor. Because as of today 10-05-2015 I was going to be stopped from going to work for two weeks because the other Parole officer I had a week ago didn’t put in my file that “I had a job working at ReEntry for the City of Houston….”And my file was only transported down the hall to a new parole officer. Sir I have a few honorable people that will speak on my behalf,that all I desire to do is work and pay my fees,whether on the monitor or not. Therefore being that I have a SISP monitor does it stop tracking while I’m working on driving jobs? The same whom seek to hire me!!!! Or is it that I’m just set up for failure !!! I TRULY NEED YOUR HELP SIR PLEASE !!!!!! MOST SINCERELY Kenneth Henry Williams Thanks!
commented 2015-10-02 08:01:25 -0700
I am AMAZED that you are advocating gun control.

Do you not realize there is no such person as a “law abiding” criminal. When you take guns from the truly responsible people that it will not IN ANY WAY stop criminals from having access to them.???

You sir………are a TEXAN ??
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commented 2015-08-21 16:50:54 -0700
Dear Honorable Mr Tx State Sen Whitmire Sir:It’s very much considerate of Tx representation for drug offenders to be allowed to receive food stamps.The U.S.govt assault on minds privacy for over 33 years has caused many to seek drugs to deal with even hearing in our minds the mind of a Tx born man,whom the American,an worlds public acceptively hear his mind,an due to cia tech used by U.S.govt sees him in minds view.It’s a crime against minds that states need to end,an cause minds privacy rights to be allowed,an protected.Such tech designs a public throughout the states,an throughout the world to be racist,an in secret rebelion,an prone to commit violent crimes unexpected,as minds under siege of central nerve tech are unpredictable.States shouldn’t protect U.S.govt criminal trespass wrongdoings.Thanks for representing Tx.Most Sincere,Respectfully Submitted Ms Debra Ann Patterson
commented 2015-08-20 17:17:59 -0700
Please make every effort to change the inhumane conditions in our Texas prisons regarding air conditioning. Thank you.
commented 2015-08-15 03:53:25 -0700
Just want you good folks to know that I did time in the 70’s and that was hard time, then some with the BT’S always trying to whip up on some poor inmate. I have keep my feet close to the ground, making my life so much easier. It never hurts to pray and go to school while locked up, and stick close to your family and loved ones. Forget your old friends, since they forgot about you when you were locked down. I stayed out by having my families help where they could, then I stayed in college, and landed up with an AA Degree, AS Degree, the finished up at the University of Houston At Clear Lake City with a BBA Degree.. You can not use a gun with a book in your hand. Try it—it works!! I have been out over 35 years and still going strong. I still pray daily and still close to my family. I am not 65 and I still plan to go college and pick up some computer courses. It is never too late to learn, and my health is good, so I am going back soon. This is some comments from an old fool that went straight. Thanks, Gary R. Lee.
commented 2015-08-15 03:36:55 -0700
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commented 2015-08-13 10:18:27 -0700
8-13-15: Happy Birthday, John!
commented 2015-08-12 11:10:23 -0700
Hello Senator,

I hope your having a good week. Well the reason for my email is because I contacted you about my brother whom is incarcerated at the Michael unit,TDCJ. and was harshly treated about a month and a half ago by prison officials that take it upon themselves to punish offenders. Like I said my brother also wrote to you and explained what happened. His name Is Roberto Castro/1009511.Anyway you tweeted “contact us” so I did. While I`m sure inmates rights are not at the top of your to do list, I`m sure your a fair man and don`t approve of “cruel and unusual punishment”. Rules were violated when this happened to my brother, and I believe someone should be reprimanded. Therefore I`m pursuing this issues with The Texas Obudsman to see what can be done and to prevent from it happening again. I fear for my brother for retaliation from these TDCJ officials. So I want this incident to be known by as many people as possible in case something happens to my brother. My hope is you would have the time to contact Senior Warden Edgar Baker-903-928-2311, and have a talk with him as to why these officials get away with doing this, and then get promoted like one of the Sgt. in this case did. Sgt Camel was promoted to LT. I worked for TDCJ at one time and you could not get away with things like this, depending on who ran the unit and if he chose to run it according to policy and procedure or if he still had with the" good ole boy" mentality from back in the day, before offender Ruiz sued the state of Texas .But Im sure you know all about that so I won`t take up anymore of your time.

Best Regards, Sofia
commented 2015-08-07 09:46:16 -0700
I am writing to convey my concern, and the concern of many other families, regarding the lack of air conditioning in the Texas prisons. I believe in punishment for those who break the laws. I am, however, amazed at the inhumane policy of letting them sit in 100 degrees. Even the pigs at the prison farm get a temperature-controlled environment. What needs to happen to change this policy? I appreciate your thoughtful consideration on this very important issue.
commented 2015-08-03 14:40:34 -0700
I live in Houston and support faith-based programming for inmates in the Texas prison system. I have read where you support the great progress that has been made at the Darrington Unit, with the establishment of the Seminary for inmates. I understand that the Seminary had asked the prison administration if Seminary graduates could have ‘class rings’. That is a great idea, and like all Seminary graduates in free society. However, I have learned that the prison system has denied allowing Seminary graduates at Darrington to have ‘class rings’. Why would the prison system do that? I would image inmates wear wedding rings, watches. Those inmates at Darrington worked hard to get their Seminary degrees and a class ring is surely an important symbol of achievement. Why can’t those seminary graduates have class rings?
commented 2015-08-03 10:52:43 -0700
My sister Janice Vickers #1611005 is in Mountain View Gatesville. She read about the graduate in Darrington unit. She wanted me to contact you about this program in Mountain View. I know something like this is needed in all units.

Thank you for reading

Connie
commented 2015-07-27 08:32:09 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmore:


I would like to volunteer and help with respect to criminal justice reform. In particular with the review of jail standards and sentencing laws. In addition, individual rights and pprotections. Lastly, I would also like to help with any healthcare and insurance reforms.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Sincerely,

LaMar Taylor, J.D., MELP, MLS, BS
commented 2015-07-27 08:26:25 -0700
commented 2015-07-21 14:04:47 -0700
Hey Senator!


I hope this email finds you well. I was a participant in the WACH Local to Global Politics youth empowerment boot camp this past May, I’m not sure if you remember me or not but I need a little help with a class I am taking next year and I couldn’t think of anyone better than you to help me out.


As part of the Global Studies Academy, we have a senior year class to complete called “Academy Capstone” in which we spend the whole year working on a project that interests us to raise awareness, teach, or support any idea. For my project I want to present to students at my school Texas Politics and Government. Basically I want to do what the camp did for us in a way. I want to lay out the levels of government we have in Texas and compare it to the US government format because after that camp I realized the majority of students have no clue about how many levels of government there actually is and how Texas government is formed. I also want to include a segment on how Texas went red and stayed red for such a long period.

For this class we need to have a professional mentor who works in the field and is an expert in the field. I was wondering if you could help me our as my mentor because I remember you said you practice law in Houston as well! Or do you know anyone I could contact about being my professional mentor for this class. I would just like an email or number and I will contact them myself and ask them about being my mentor. I am basically looking for someone who works in Texas Politics, any area.


Please let me know if you can or you have anyone in mind to help me.


Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
commented 2015-07-16 14:24:17 -0700
Hello Senator Whitmire,

I reside in New Mexico but also have a house in Hurst, TX. I am writing in behalf of my friend, Vicki Shroyer, who is currently incarcerated at the Lockhart Work Facility. She, along with others, has been involved with a program called Paws in Prison (PIP), which trains dogs from shelters to become service dogs. This program has been good for the women there, as it teaches responsiblity and builds confidence in themselves, as well as provides them with new skills for jobs once they are released. It is good for the community members who receive the service animals, and certainly for the dogs as well. Apparently, a company called MTC has bought the facility and is planning to discontinue the PIP program. We are asking that you please do whatever you can to keep this program in place. The women there need your help – thank you for anything that you can do.

Cordially yours, Connie Ross
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commented 2015-06-25 06:18:29 -0700
Dear Senator Whitmire,

I am writing to you asking for help with my visitation status for my husband incarcerated in TDCJ. I worked for TDCJ as a contract employee for 5 months. I have been unemployed from UTMB-CMC for over three years. I terminated employment in February of 2012. After I quit working as a contract employee, I was put on his visitation list, and then put on his unapproved visitor list, as I did not wait the 24 month waiting period before making visits. I was put on that list April of 2013, which was over two years ago. I have gone through procedure and appealed the DRC three times now, always being denied with no explanation of why I am not able to see my husband. I know that we did not follow TDCJ policy and I feel that the punishment for that has been restituted. At this point, I feel that I am being discriminated against due to being an ex-employee, as I pose no security threat nor is there a justifiable reason that I shouldn’t be allowed to visit my husband. There are other family members of offenders that get their visitation back after the first appeal for doing worse things, such as smuggling in contraband.

Also, at the bottom of the denial letter that the DRC sends me, it states a copy of the letter is being sent to the Warden at the Stiles Unit. My husband has never been at that unit, so there must be an error in the system that needs to be corrected.

Any help or information that you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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