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commented 2016-04-16 09:33:15 -0700
I am a born and bred Texan now living in Mississippi. I am the mother of a son who developed paranoid schizophrenia at age 18. He was my youngest son and middle child. Both other children never developed the illness. I am writing because I care deeply about those with the unfortunate fate of mental illness at no fault of their own. My own son is now decreased as of 11/11/08 at age 43. The first 13 years were most difficult and we lived in Silsbee, Texas in the beginning of his illness 1984. This son had his first psychotic break shortly after his high school graduation. I knew from the very beginning he could be dangerous because he was paranoid thinking friends wanted to kill him. I did not know this could happen to a human being at the time. I tred to convince him it was not true but could not. When he said to be in the most devastated manner that all these people are trying to kill me and not even my own mother believes me was when I realized I had to agree with whatever his brain was telling him. I also understood that we needed to get him immediate treatment. So we had him involuntary committed. He was in and out of the state hospital in Texas and then in Mississippi for the next 13 years. In 1997 we found the right medication and he had a wonderful next 11 years in remission. In September of 2008 he could no longer take the medication that had given him this great quality of life due to a blood condition that sometimes develops with the medication that can be fatal which he was tested for every other week. In between medications he somehow got MRSA the super bug that took his life.


In 1996 I was the state executive director of the NAMI Mississippi organization and we had a Democratic Senator the late Senator Billy Thames who had been doing a study on mental health services in Mississippi. I know and understand that Texas is a much bigger state and much larger population. However, I would very much like to share information about the bill we passed in one session that Senator Billy Thames introduced after his mental illness survey. I hope I can get a email address for your office and you can see what he learned from that study. When I first moved to Mississippi in 1986 the Department of Mental Health had no authority over the mental health centers which did not make a lot of sense to me. Each county’s Board of Supervisors were over the mental centers. Turn out they did not even meet every year to be evaluated. Many things have been corrected in our system here in Mississippi. The Treatment Advocacy Center gives us a grade of A in most categories except for one B. But we get a D in delivery in other words we have a good system in place but it is not be used. If I do not get an email I will send in the US Mail the information I would like to share. The Senator told me he regretted not having some from the House of Representatives on the Survey committee. It was a real eye opener for these senators. By the way the Treatment Advocacy Center is a excellent place to find information and how you rate against other states with the mental health system.


I am in support of HR Bill 2646 on the national level Helping Families in a Mental Health Crisis Act which has 187 co-sponsors. Over 50 Democrats supporting. On the national level the Democrats talk about the criminal justice system and guns. But it is also mental illness. No place to go for treatment. Today committing a hopeful minor crime will get you treatment. It is extremely sad these most unfortunate human beings to sick to seek treatment on their own and if they are adults their parents blocked at every attempt to get treatment. Sometimes I think God took my son when he did to spare us this pain and sorrow. I always prayed from the very beginning that God would keep him safe and if he got to a place he would hurt or kill someone God would take him first. He never got to that place but we got blessed with the amazing remission and he was able to enjoy those 11 years. I have so much first hand knowledge I have to speak out and try to help the families in this place with a a love one with mental illness. This has given my life purpose and it honors my son’s memory. He was breathing, walking living proof that treatment works if you can get it.


Thanks for reading my post.


Mary Ann Renz
commented 2016-04-13 12:59:31 -0700
April 13, 2016


The Honorable Senator John Whitmire

803 Yale Street

The Senate of Texas

Houston, Texas 77007


Dear Honorable Senator John Whitmire:


We respectfully request that you read our letter with great consideration and accept our invitation to garner support, education and awareness through partnering with students at the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work and yourself to, create, implement and evaluate changes to the criminal justice system in Texas. For the past 3 months our class has been researching, reading about and analyzing data regarding mass incarceration in the state of Texas (vs other states). The conclusion that we have arrived at is that mass incarceration is costing too much, in terms of crisis and turmoil between the black community and the blue community, in terms of lives lost, and lives ruined due to the political, social, employment, and educational hardships faced by those who have been convicted and labeled as felons. As you may already know, the disproportionate incarceration of men color, financially based incentives within criminal justice, and a punitive criminal justice system as opposed to a rehabilitative criminal justice system, has placed many people, particularly the community of color, in a social, political and economic position of lack, apathy, indigence, hardship.


Pipeline to Prison to Pre-trial detention, to high rates of conviction for non- violent felony offenses has increased extended and excessive detention, delayed justice with expediency of conviction, denied basic rights, overlooked rehabilitative substance program services and severely criminalized and incarcerated the poor. Having the largest prison population in the country brings attention to a nationwide problem. Additionally creating solutions and creating objectives for effective reform and being successful would also bring attention. With that being said, the difference in the state of Texas and other states is that you, the Chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, have the resources, the power and the authority to present new solutions to the problem of mass incarceration. Since 1990s the incarceration rate in Texas has been more than twice the annual growth of other states. Do you believe that you can change this and be part of the solution?


On Wednesday May 4, 2016, in classroom 107A, located in the Graduate College of Social Work building, the entire class, Overrepresentation of Minority Males in the Texas Criminal Justice System, under the direction of Dr. Larry E. Hill, will be presenting our evidence based research, ideas and solutions regarding mass incarceration, prevention and intervention and sources of funding.. Each group and group project will present from different stages of incarceration pre, during and post. Social reform does not have the same incentive as privatizing prisons, however, the reward is beyond any financial compensatory incentive. In closing and with the utmost respect, this is not a plea to prick you moral conscious, nor is this a letter to tug at your heartstrings, this is an invitation to reform. An opportunity to innovative ideas for change and possibly a continuation of dialogue that was started at the University of Houston Law School symposium regarding, Police, Jails and Vulnerable populations: New Strategies for Confronting Today’s Challenges.


Thank you for taking the time to read a letter from your constituents who are also Social Work students.


Sincerely,


Esperanza Velasquez

Rebekah Wallace

Michelle Meeks

Sonia Martinez

Verna D. Johnson


GCSW Students of Overrepresentation of Minority Males in Texas Criminal Justice System

c/o

Dr. Larry Hill

Research Professor

University of Houston

3511 Cullen Boulevard

Room 406

Houston, TX 77204-4013

lehill@uh.edu

713-743-0989
commented 2016-03-11 08:45:55 -0800
Good morning Mr. Senator Whitmire.

I would like to know if you can help in this situation I received letter from IRS regarding charges on penalties and fees on forms 940 for the years 2010 & 2013. My daughter check our records. that we paid to the workforce commission and everything is okay we request to workforce commission a certificated letter to clear the problem with the IRS but the totals that show up on the letter are wrong,according our records.the workforce commission changed the per cent that we paid. our records show up that we paid 0.64 and they changed to 0.54 that is why we have a discrepancy with the IRS please I would like to you help me to solve my problem, with the State of Texas.
commented 2016-03-10 13:26:04 -0800
Dear Senator Whitmire,

I am contacting you on behalf of my son Karlos Fields#654552 who is housed at Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony. He writes to me to tell me that a major Fitzpatrick is putting his life in danger making inmates think he is a snitch. Karlos missed count and was reprimanded but no case was written. He is back in population and according to what he has in his letter, this Major has people believing that he is snitching on them. Sir, I don’t want someone attacking my son and possibly killing him just because of a lie. Can you, will you please help him. I am thanking you in advance. Some people don’t deserve to be in authority over others especially when they abuse that power.
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commented 2016-01-30 20:38:45 -0800
Good evening. i cannot find who you are endorsing for president in the upcoming primary, March 1st. I believe that Bernie Sanders best represents the future of the Democratic party, and I am fully engaged in supporting him for president. Your support for Bernie would be important for our community, which is clearly beginning to understand the value of electing Sanders over Clinton, as community support is building rapidly. Thank you for your consideration,

Dr. Brett Bothwell
commented 2016-01-23 19:22:36 -0800
John,

I want to forward to you a letter for help from the OMB this past week. I am so tired of writing to them and getting no action at all just the same ole response. Here is the letter I sent. Please see what kind ot investigation you can get out of this. No one who is innocent as my husband is should have to put up with this kind of treatment under any circumstances. I need your help on this.

To whom it may concern,

I file a complaint with your office on behalf of my husband until Rodriguez # 382692,Robertson unit. On 1-12- 2016 at 9:45 p.m. he was escorted out of his cell by a sergeant’s order and place on the cage for one and a half hours he tells me at 11 p.m. lieutenant Jennings took him to his office and interviewed my husband concerning the complaint I filed on his behalf. Lieutenant Jennings my husband tells me told my husband he has spoken to captain Hooper for 30 minutes and the decision was to file a OPI and mood my husband to iPod and Motors my husband to level 2 without due process of law nor probable cause. This my husband tells me was done in retaliation for my complaint to your office on his behalf. My husband tells me he was moved from 12c number 34 level 1 to 12 F number 57 level 2. My husband was left in the sale for 2 days with no mattress no linens no blanket no food no shower no recreation. My husband female surgeon that he was on " Hooper’s lockdown"and laughed and refused to give him the above items and cleaning refusing to feed him. As of the date he sent me the letter he has not been fun at all. Several officers officer Lopez officer Roa and two or three others names unknown told my husband “you will learn something”end of quote. He was called to UCC on 1-14-16. Major Miller and 2 female employees were after and Major Miller made a remark after his question to my husband tells me that Major Miller asked what was he there for. A lady in there answered " OPI". Major Miller ask my husband did he file an OPI in the most safe unit in TDJC end of quote. My husband answered “no I didn’t, that was an omb complaint my wife made on my behalf”. Major Miller cut my husband off and told him " Okay, Adios" and refused to hear my husband’s statement.

Further, On 1-14-16 at about 11am, some female counselor substitute brought my husband a disciplinary violation code 16, which my husband tells me is as bogus as a 3 dollar bill and a frame up written by an officer Mata,J. CO III who happens to be one of the most corrupt officers in Ad-Seg. at the Robertson Unit. My husband told me he had 6 books and 3 of those books were not his, the other 3 were his books which I myself ordered for him and did have his name and number on the cover of them. He had 1pill that pill was my husband s medication "Nortrepeline 25mg the Dr. ordered for him for the neck and muscular problems he has. He takes at 10pm. Altered headphones, the headphones band broke and he wrapped some shoe string around to hold it together until he was able to purchase another pair. Mata also stated he had some bleach which my husband tells me it was some " BP" cleaning powder given to him by Lt Sanchez one night for the ants in his cell. It was less than a small spoon left in the bag. My husband does not shave and therefore he gets no razors. My husband had no wires whatsoever in his cell. This case was written as an after thought to try to justify the violations to my husband’s rights and privileges, and his rights to be free from harassment and retaliations which my husband tells me are racially motivated.

As of the writing of his letter was housed in Level 2. And has not been provided with food, showers,nor recreation. He tells me now that since Capt Hooper at the Robertson Unit Ad-Seg and several others rank officers and officers have him on a(no food diet). And stolen his hotpot,radio,and other items not mentioned in the inventory sheet. Now he Will Not Eat at all. Whatever they decide to feed him he will refuse to eat because he doesn’t trust the food to be safe.

I pray for your assistance in this important matter.
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
commented 2015-08-15 03:36:01 -0700
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
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