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Wisconsin's Criteria for a Parole Grant
(Wisconsin State Legislature 304)
Parole consideration is an entitlement, however, parole is not. Each case is measured on an individual basis and parole consideration is based on the following criteria:
Information contained in the institution case file, the actual interview and correspondence received for the release on discretionary parole, is also considered.
Please submit letters to support parole eligible inmates to the WI Parole Commission as soon as possible. These letters are processed and placed in the inmate's file prior to being reviewed by the parole commission.
"Baron Met All of These Conditions, Several Years Ago"
We are ready to live our lives together as a family, I truly don't understand the reasoning behind keeping my husband locked up, when he goes before parole they only review his behavior and current accomplishments since the last parole meeting, because they have verified that Baron's Parole Requirements were met years ago.
We pray for your support! You can help us by writing a letter to the Wisconsin Parole Commission to support Baron's release (see support letter samples).
Call, Write and Email The WI Parole Board, The Governor and WI Legislator's, when the community overwhelmingly complains about injustice, we are bound to invoke change. Please contact Governor Scott Walker's office & Wisconsin Legislators. Call, Write and Email, when the community overwhelmingly complains about injustice, we are bound to invoke change. When you contact them, Tell Them to Free Old Law Inmates who have Met All of the Conditions to receive a Parole Grant! Tell them to Get Involved with the Department of Correction's Policies, Practices and Treatment of Old Law Inmates. Demand that the Old Laws be upheld by the Wisconsin Parole Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections!
What Does This Mean? A defer is when the inmate has to return to the Parole Commissioner, Baron will go back before the WI Parole Commissioner in nine (9) months, meanwhile he will be allowed to work a job in the community.
This decision takes us in the right direction, however we are heart broken that Baron was not allowed to come home, he will be on Parole when he comes home, still being monitored. To what end does this stop, Baron has worked a job within the prison system constantly for the last 12 years, he has demonstrated positive behavior, never engaging in a physical altercation. He has met all of his court required programs in addition to several voluntary programs, it cost the WI DOC over 60 million dollars yearly to keep these 2,500 parole eligible men and women.
What is a Letter of Support?
Letters of support are viewed as evidence that the offender will have a network of friends & family to help when he or she is released. They show:
Who Writes Support Letters?
You may write them, community leaders, public figures, citizens, members of the inmate’s immediate family, close friends and loved ones. Also, distant relatives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, in-laws, respected members of the community; such as businessmen, past and prospective employers (on company letterhead), ministers, respected churchmen, school teachers, students, counselors, etc.
The inmate’s supervisor or people who have known him for a while in prison, such as the Chaplin, counselor, teachers or volunteers from the community. If the inmate cannot find anyone who knows him directly, they will accept letters from people who are close to the inmate’s wife, children or family and could vouch that the inmate has valid support, which could be of value during the inmate’s re-adjustment to the community.
How Should a Support Letter Look?
(see support letter samples)
A letter of support should have a decent appearance. If possible, it should be typed on company letterhead if applicable. It should preferably be one page, that is if you can cover all you need to say.
How Many Support Letters Should There Be?
Letters should be sent as often or periodic as you like. When you send such letters regularly, not just when there’s an upcoming parole review, this validates your ongoing support for the inmates release. This shows consistency and “active” support. It is also a strong indication to the parole board that you will stick by the inmate after their release or that you have knowledge that the inmates family will actively provide ongoing support..
Support Letters Can Aid Parole!
Inmates in the Wisconsin prison system are encouraged by the Parole Commission to provide evidence of support for their release on parole. The best way to do this is by sending letters pledging your support.
Support Letters for the Parole File.
The sample letters and this outline is merely a suggestive guideline to aid with writing letters of support to the parole board. Inmates should not be afraid to ask people to write letters of support on their behalf. Many people do care and sincerely want to help.
What Should the Support Letters Say?
There are several general areas of information to be included in these letters:
Where to Send Support Letters:
(See Parole Commission's Contact Information Below)
You should send your support letters directly to the Wisconsin Parole Commission, it will be placed in Baron's file.
Please include Baron L. Walker’s name and inmate number #182074.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions about Baron's case, for assistance with your support letter or if you have any questions about information or content for a support letter.
Wisconsin Parole Commission
3099 Washington Avenue
PO BOX 7960