Here's an "Open Letter" from the founder, J.A., of this blog I received a couple weeks ago when he was in Co. Jail again on another parole violation. He has since been released and is once again forced into homelessness. Leave a message for him on in the comments section if you'd like.
How are you my friends? Me? Well, I've been better. I'm back in Co. Jail on a parole violation. I forgot to go to my monthly meeting with the parole shrink and then forgot to charge up my GPS Shackle. I was sentenced to 140 days with 1/2 time for my "crimes". I have to serve 70 days at a cost to CA taxpayers of $116 a day according to CDCR. That's going to come to around $10,000 for my stay here. Where's the justice in that? $10,000 for missing an appointment and letting a battery die out? A regular crime wave. Thank God I was taken off the streets. I just may have Jay Walked or littered. Jessica's Law has become a huge money making machine for those who profit off of jails and prisons.These bastards have stolen 17+ years out of my life after being falsely accused in 1985. Again I find myself a commodity to this corrupt system. The Sex Crime Witch Hunt is very much alive in CA. This nightmare never ends. A nightmare 10,000 other S.O.'s on parole are going thru in CA.
My troubles all started in 1985 in Salem, Oregon when I was falsely accused by a deranged, mentally ill, drug addict who accused me in order to file a million dollar lawsuit. Since my wrongful conviction I've broke out of prison in 1990, refused to register, jumped parole a 1/2 dozen times, and became an activist for Men's and prisoner's rights. Since April of this year my life has been going down hill. I lost my van, my home , and was forced to live on the streets like an animal. I have family and friends I could stay with, but with Jessica's Law's residential restrictions I am forced to be homeless. This is all so insane. This is just what CA needs. Thousands of S.O.'s on parole forced into homelessness walking around all night like zombies with no hope for a better life. Take away all hope from a man and what do you have? A very dangerous man with nothing to lose. Great job Jessica's Law.
I was about to turn myself in and went to say goodbye to some friends and family. I had not cut off my GPS Shackle and went to a bar to have a couple drinks before jail. All of a sudden a 1/2 a dozen cops come in the bar and I'm busted. I was pissed and I guess I had a little bit of an attitude. First the cops beat the hell out of me at the station and then guards beat me at the main jail. Of course I was handcuffed. My police report said I did not have on my GPS Shackle. Damn liars! They were trying to get me another charge. Now the Parole Dept. expects me to pay $500 for the "lost" GPS Shackle. Good luck with that.
You know what I've noticed being back in Co. Jail? S.O.'s on parole keep coming back over and over because Jessica's Law makes parole impossible to complete. It's a regular revolving door of S.O.'s here at a cost to CA taxpayers of $116 a day. Just how much money does Jessica's Law cost CA every year? This unconstitutional, insane, useless "law" is costing this state hundreds of million of dollars a year. Let's look at the facts. According to CDCR, there are 10,000 S.O. parolees that have GPS Shackles locked onto their ankles. These GPS Shackles alone costs this state 60 million dollars a year. Add this to all the jail time for petty parole violations S.O.'s must now endure due to Jessica's Law, parolees forced into homelessness due to residential restrictions that drain social services, the medical costs for the homeless, food stamps, ect... It is easy to see that Jessica's Law costs this bankrupt state hundreds of million of dollars a year. Why doesn't the medias report this outrage?
I should be released soon ( I hope ). My plans? My options are very limited. I can't run anymore. I'm out of money and just too damn old now. I've spent years living underground and totally off the grid. Just can't do it anymore. This nightmare has been going on for 28 years now. I plan to do my 16 months left of parole and get the hell out of this Police State. Once CA was famous for having the best educational and University system in the world and social services for the poor, sick, and elderly second to none. Those are all things of the past. CA is now world famous for It's huge Prison Industry. This state alone locks up more people than most countries, except for China and Russia. How can you be proud of that? Makes me sick! I'm going back to Alaska in 16 months. Hopefully, The United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" still means something there. Seeing how I am Alaskan I just have one last thing to say. You fucking bastards have taken most of my life and I just have two words for ya all - FUCK OFF !!!Alaska or Bust in 2014! Take Care My Friends, J.A.