CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT 2021 Part Nine
Reducing Your Time
Good time has been covered elsewhere. Good time can only be taken away. Good time is 15% of your sentence given to a convicted felon at the start of his sentence.
Some facilities offer a Drug, Alcohol Program. Inmates with history of violence or firearms charges are not able to participate in this program. Eligible inmates will attend regular daily classes related to drug and alcohol issues with the expectation that these addictions can be reduced or eliminated. It’s a rehab course designed to make attendees aware of the ramifications of their addictions and how they are susceptible to these addictions. Many inmates take the course solely to reduce their prison time and have no interest whatsoever in the rehab aspects of the program. The course usually lasts a year with 24 or so attendees per class. After successful completion and passing testing inmates can have as much as a year of their prison term suspended and rolled over into probation on the outside in a half way house. However, if an inmate participating in a class fails testing or commits infractions of the rules or regulations of the prison, he will be terminated from the class and will not get an early release to probation. Upon release to probation prisoners participating in the DAP program must continue counseling or AA on the outside for a period of time monitored by their probation officer.
Half Way House:
Half Way houses are established by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transition convicted felons from a prison environment to a civilian environment. Many convicted felons have served a very long time in prison and require this program to adapt to their new found freedom, obtain a job and start taking financial responsibility. Convicts are given from a few days to up to a year in a Half Way house located near their homes or where they will do their probation. Half way house time is in lieu of serving in prison. Inmates who have completed Drug, Alcohol programming, been model prisoners and have met other minimum requirements will get Half Way House. Upon transfer to a Half Way House the inmate is now called a “resident”.
Most Half Way Houses are set up dormitory style with rules and regulations similar to prisons except for planned and approved movements in society for work, church and home visits. Each person is required to find work and pay 25% of gross earnings to the Half Way House administrators each payday. All job hunting must be approved days in advance and time outside the facility is closely monitored. Late to or from work will result in disciplinary action. Failure to obey the rules results in disciplinary action. Each resident is required to do some chore within the facility on a daily Basis or will face disciplinary action. Meals are provided but no food is permitted to be brought in by any resident or he will face disciplinary action. Most of the prohibited items in prison are also prohibited in the half way house. Civilian clothes are worn rather than issued prison issued garb. The inmate/resident must provide his own clothing, toiletries and other personal items.
If a resident commit's a serious enough infraction he will be removed by local law enforcement to a detention center nearby or may even be sent back to prison. All or part of his good time could be taken away and he will serve the rest of his sentence inside. Visitation is monitored. Residents may, after time and meeting certain minimum requirements of job and conduct, be able to go home for a few hours up to weekends. Other privileges, such as meals out with the family can be approved after time. At the conclusion of an inmates good time out date the inmate/resident is released to the control of his probation officer who will then take up the monitoring of the convict during the prescribed time of probation.
Some residents of Half Way House may qualify for home confinement. This is up to the Bureau of Prisons who still maintain jurisdiction over the felon while in the Half Way House. His Probation Officer must. also give approval because he will be monitoring the activities of the inmate at home. All inmates on home confinement will wear an ankle monitor which he will pay for during the duration of the home confinement. The ankle monitor sends an electronic signal to a transmitter
at the home of the felon and should the inmate go beyond the range of the signal (usually 100 feet) an alarm will sound at a central control. A Probation Officer or law enforcement will respond to the residence and if the felon is gone without authorization he will be arrested and sent to a detention facility to serve out the rest of his sentence. His good time or some portion of it will be taken away.
If you leave a Half Way House or home confinement for any period of time without express written approval from the authorities you will be charged with “escaping". This is akin to escaping from prison as far as authorities are concerned and will bring a five year prison sentence. The reason you are considered an escapee is because you are still serving your sentence, albeit the good time portion of it while on the outside. United States Marshals will be chartered with securing your apprehension and arrest and you will go back to prison to serve that and any other term that the Court will impose.
If someone is convicted, and they feel that the conviction was unfair or unlawful, they can ask a higher court to review the conviction. An appeal can only be based on a legal error. Every convicted felon has the right to Appeal but the Appeal may never be heard or reviewed. Appeals are filed within 90 days of sentencing unless there are extenuating circumstances such as new evidence becoming available or a new precedent is set by rulings elsewhere that occur long after incarceration. An example of this is the “Crack Law” sentencing guidelines that had been reviewed and modified in 2009 allowing hundreds incarcerated under the old law to be released. An error of law must have occurred at some point in the process in order for an appeal to be successful. Examples of errors of law include a motion that was improperly granted or denied, evidence that was improperly admitted or excluded, or jury instructions that were improper. In an appeal, the prosecution and defense each file written documents called "briefs", arguing their position.
The briefs are reviewed by the District Court, and in some cases the lawyers for each side must make their argument orally in front of the appellate court judges. The judges then decide whether or not the conviction should be upheld. Only 3% of all appeals are even heard by the Appellate Courts. Of those, only a handful are remanded back to the original court for review and modification. It is possible for the lower court to impose an even harsher sentence or penalty after review! Nearly all appeals are denied and/or never reviewed by the Appellate Court.
Remember, all Judges are lawyers and all lawyers are part of the good old boys club. It is rare, indeed, when one lawyer or judge will overrule or overturn the decisions of another. It casts dispersion on the judgment of the judge and no judge wants to have that on his record. Any appeal rejected or denied by a District Appellate Court may be appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. The chances of the Supreme Court even reviewing your case much less ruling in your favor are next to nil. The court rules on less than 100 cases per year of the thousands submitted. The Supreme Court’s primary mission is to rule on Constitutional issues and those having broad reaching implications!
You ain’t finished yet!
They aren’t finished with you!
It is not enough that you “pay your debt to society” by the sentence rendered and time served. You are compelled to generally serve another three years of Probation under jurisdiction of the Court/Judge that sentenced you. While on Probation you will be under the direct supervision of a Federal Probation Officer. The Probation Officer will require that you see him regularly, require that every aspect of your life is reported to him such as bank accounts, money received and spent, residence and changes of address, programming in one or more counseling or aftercare meetings if required by the Court. In other words, the entire time you are on Probation you are at risk to be returned to prison for even the most minor infraction. Not reporting a traffic ticket or testing positive for alcohol or drugs can land you back in prison.
While on Probation you must notify every potential employer of your felony status sometime prior to being hired. This notification, more often than not, will result in the employer rejecting you as a potential employee. Finding meaningful employment for a convicted felon is nearly impossible. You will be relegated to the most menial of jobs paying just above stipend wages. Unless you are applying with someone you know or are looking for a menial job not requiring the handling of cash, entering residences (maintenance work) or handling merchandise you will find it difficult to find meaningful employment. You will never be able to sell real estate, work in banking or insurance, be a broker in stocks or bonds, work for the Government, Law Enforcement and a whole myriad of other positions.
Depending on the Probation restrictions imposed by the Court at your sentencing you may be required to refrain from the use of any alcohol, may not even go a restaurant where alcohol is the major source of business, frequent any Casino or even go to Las Vegas without prior written approval from Probation. Continuation of counseling or attending AA meetings may be required for some time. You will be required to go to a clinic on a regular basis for Drug and alcohol testing through breathalyzer and urine analysis (UA). Failing a UA can result in new charges being filed, revocation of Probation and a start of the entire process once again. Another Probation term will be imposed after serving the sentence on the new charges.
Some released convicts are not subject at all to many of the court imposed sanctions mentioned above. Their probation may consist of reporting once per month to their Probation Officer either in person or by mailing a questionnaire. You will not be permitted to reside in another jurisdiction without permission from your
Probation Officer. You cannot move to another state without permission from your Probation Officer and the approval of a Probation Officer in the other state.
Since 1969 all convicted felons can no longer own a firearm. No pistols, rifles, bullets,
gunpowder or any other substance or chemical that can be formulated to make an explosive device. You are not to be able to access any firearm in your residence, vehicle or even ride in a vehicle where there is a firearm belonging to someone else. If caught, you could go back to prison for 20 years!
A WORD OF CAUTION……………. If you are required to have regular urine analysis
testing be very careful not to eat anything with the poppy seed as an ingredient. Bread, cake or the seeds themselves should not be eaten during the period while undergoing urine testing. This will stay in your system for days and you will test positive for heroine. No amount of explaining will deter the authorities from prosecuting you for drug use!
A released convicted felon is no longer allowed to vote, hold public office or perform jury duty. Not reporting to your Probation Officer as required or leaving the jurisdiction without permission can result in an absconding charge, less severe than the escape charge while serving in Half Way House or home confinement. Absconding can bring an 18 month sentence by the Court.
No Longer a Citizen
A repeat offence or, for that matter, any offence committed by a released convicted felon falls under the definition of recidivism resulting in a return to jail or prison. The public at large and those In the Criminal Justice System believe and tout that the high rate of returnees to prison is a result of their continued criminal acts. That the criminal is essentially a sociopath who is not capable of leading a crime free life in society. To some extent and with some individuals this is true but not to the extent that the media would have you believe.
The recidivism rate in the United States is 70%! That is to say that 7 out of 10 released
felons are found guilty of further criminal activity after their release and are re-sentenced to prison. Because this is true it would seem that the Criminal Justice System and felon himself has failed miserably in rehabilitating himself and has no fear or compunction about returning to incarceration. Yet the rate belies the fact that a released convict has so many restrictions imposed by the Courts that it is nearly impossible to meet those impositions. John Q. Citizen has no such restrictions to abide by. The convicted felon has a higher standard to live by than any other citizen. He is
subject to far more scrutiny than any other citizen.
There are at least 20 million American citizens in the United States prohibited from voting, owning a firearm or any other weapon with which to defend their families or themselves, cannot hold public office and cannot serve on jury duty! These are released convicted felons from a State or Federal Court jurisdiction and have served at least one year in prison. Many have never committed a violent crime and many more were convicted of victimless crimes, i.e., having a firearm in there vehicle, on their person or not registering a firearm. Others for merely smoking marijuana or using Meth or another drug, or unknowingly passing along a FAX that was sent as part of another conspiracy, and so on!
A man may pursue noble causes his entire life. He may contribute to the greater good in every endeavor. He may be idolized and adored by all who know him. He may provide well for his family and never turn down a friend. He may be a man among men. Yet, a single lapse, a moment in time, an indiscretion, and act made out of circumstance, a wrong turn or a split second decision will change his life forever. He will be character assassinated, vilified, indicted, arrested and spend a goodly portion of his life in prison, for an act born in the heat of a moment. No one is immune from this possibility. That same man will be always remembered as a ne'er-do-well. All of the good in his life will have been overshadowed by his one act in that moment of time !
In the interests of protecting society and targeting certain individuals or groups Congress has passed laws which ended up becoming "dragnets" for law enforcement and prosecutors to arrest, convict and incarcerate otherwise law abiding citizens. The laws are so broad and often vague that, as you have seen from prior examples, charges can be "stacked" and selectively prosecuted to assure a plea deal or guilty conviction. People who have harmed no one, where no one has suffered a material loss of any kind as a result of that persons action, knowingly or unknowingly, have gone to prison for years because of overzealous prosecutors and other prosecutors who have lied, coerced or fabricated evidence or witnesses to assure a conviction. These prosecutors are evil men without conscience or ethics and have used their convictions to build a career.
As a convicted felon every traffic stop becomes a nightmare. When the traffic officer runs a “Want and Make” through the National Crime and Information Center (NCIC) after they ask for your drivers license and registration they will see that you have a prior felony conviction. You will then be asked to leave your vehicle, probably be constrained with handcuffs and your vehicle searched. You will be subject to a thorough questioning, What can you do? Absolutely nothing. Your travel will be interrupted for up to several hours while the officer satisfies himself that you pose no threat to society. You will be allowed to proceed without so much as an apology for the inconvenience. That is your lot as a convicted felon. The authorities are more likely to arrest and prosecute someone with a prior record than anyone who has no prior arrests. Furthermore, any violation of the terms of probation nearly always results in a return to detention or prison where the process through the Criminal Justice System
begins anew for the felon.
A "fresh start" is fraught with pitfalls for a felon and he must overcome monumental odds to become a productive citizen after release. Many do resort to criminal activities to derive some sort of meaningful income to live. Remember the drug dealer examples related in a prior Chapter..
A Final Word
YOUR BILL OF RIGHTS: Going once, going twice, gone to the New World Order and Global elitists under Jewish Communism!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Over time, the most minority of voices in the United States has convinced the ignorant that there is a separation of Church and State clause. As evident, there is no such thing. The Supreme Court has waffled. on this issue since the 1960 's. With new hate crime laws being passed freedom of speech is slowly being take away. Political correctness precludes statements, comments or disparaging remarks about people, religion,
races and lifestyle without fear of civil suit or even criminal charges. The right to assemble in public is only granted with permission and/or permits. There is no longer an address of grievances with any elected official. They are totally unresponsive to their constituency. Congress only does what it takes to get re-elected and expropriate as much money from you to give to others to assure their continued position.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
For more than 100 years Congress and the Supreme Court has defined the militia as a
Government sanctioned entity such as the National Guard. This was never the intent of the framers and simply subterfuge to impose certain restrictions upon the citizenry of the United States. The Right to Keep and Bears Arms definition has been so bastardized by the Courts so as to make one believe they are living in the twilight zone! Today, that right has so many restrictions as to be no right at all. The Government can now define what kind of "arm" you can have, how many, where it is allowed to go, who can have it and when. Our right is infringed upon, especially if the Government wants to make an example out of you!
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
So far, the United States Government has not violated this in modern times.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The United States Government, its agents, Prosecutors and local law enforcement violate this each and every day in their pursuit of "Justice". The Patriot Act and Homeland Security preclude these rights under the guise of protecting us against terrorism when they are the real terrorists. Today the Government and the Media at large has now defined White Supremacy as the new terrorists in the USA! They can literally accuse any White person at will and this person will likely spend a goodly part of his/her life in prison! Confiscation of private property is rampant in this country by law enforcement and searches are regularly conducted without warrants issued or probable cause.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Due process may or not be afforded to an accused. The Government can effectively circumvent the double jeopardy clause as noted heretofore in this publication. Any accused not readily cooperative with the Government will receive far more severe penalties than one who is willing to give up his rights to self incrimination. The Government will do anything to win a case against an accused.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Today, it is common for the Government to detain persons indefinitely without formal charges. Often the detainee does not have access to legal counselor visitation. The Government can hold individuals while they spend months gathering evidence, intimidating family, friends and witnesses to assure a conviction. Charges are stacked against an accused with fines and potential sentences so severe that the accused is compelled to take a guilty plea bargain to lesser charges so as not to spend a large
part of his remaining life in prison.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
This is related to civil law. Lawyers derive their income from filing every suit imaginable. The hope and expectation of large settlements for which they receive as much as 50% of any award drives these shylocks with a fervor bordering on insanity.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Enough cannot be said about the Governments abuse of this. Bail has been discussed previously. Fines are imposed that can never be paid and unusual sentences that never existed 50 years ago are imposed every day by the Courts.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The Government cares not one whit about its citizenry. It will violate the rights of citizens
anytime it suits their purpose. Most cannot defend against the vast power and resources of the Government if they want to make a case out of you!
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Federal Government is encroaching more and more on States rights. If a State resists the Government denies financial aid, imposes certain restrictions and otherwise penalizes the State. Big brother wants everyone from cradle to grave and is moving quickly and forcefully to assure this.
You are suspect if you write, associate with or protest against anything the Government is supporting. If the authorities search your home and find a fuse for a rocket motor (hobby), chemicals such as acetone, sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, gasoline, fertilizer, antifreeze, gunpowder, PVC piping, end caps or anything else the Government has deemed to be materials to create a weapon or explosive (and there are many) you can and will be charged as a terrorist or for having terrorist sympathies and will lose every right as a citizen. Your charges will result in life in prison and all simply because you marched against abortion, protested the government shenanigans to wherever war it is at the time! Beware. Always act alone, keep nothing in your home or vehicle that can incriminate you. Do not associate with radical elements. If you are of the mind to act on your conscience keep it to yourself and do what you are going to do and never, never, never, speak a word about it to anyone.
Terrorism is at the forefront of the news. The Government needs Americans to be fearful about something, always! Straw man demons must be created out of whole cloth to focus the attention of the public on everything but the nefarious activities of the Government. Not the least of which are the thieves which have plundered our treasury coffers and our economic future, nearly all Jews and their sycophants. The FBI will vigorously investigate white collar “criminals” because the Feds are less apt to get their pansy asses shot off. Street gangs, spaced out drug users and drug cartels pose a real threat to well being of Federal Agents and they rarely go after these groups! If the Government aggressively pursued these gang bangers, major drug dealers and others who pose a real threat to society there wouldn’t be so many of them operating freely all over the country!
There a hundreds of thousands of street criminals and gangs committing bodily harm to unsuspecting citizens and the Feds go after accountants, stock brokers, bankers and business leaders. The Feds are afraid to wage war on the Crips, Bloods and MS13/Mexican Mafia. They would rather sit on their asses and go after those who commit “victimless” crimes such as smoking dope, having a firearm but committing no crime, transacting business over the phone (wire fraud), sending an insurance claim through the mail (mail fraud), and on and on! Yet they themselves commit TREASON each and every day by refusing to seek out and arrest illegal’s from the mid-east, Mexico, El Salvador and every other third world sewer that exists. They are in collusion with the New World Order Elitists (Yes THEY really do exist!) and the Anti-Defamation League to remove any potential threat to the agenda of the NWO and that includes you. Not just the drug users/dealers, murderers, gang bangers and others that threaten the well being of John Q. Public but those who are erudite, intelligent and have a clear understanding of what the rascals in Washington are doing to us each and every day!
The Government does not assent to its own laws or treaties. Countries making treaties or have special relationships with America are on dangerous ground. Our Government will turn on its friends (except Israel) in a New York heartbeat. For those who we place in power in third world countries they are at extreme risk for a short life or plane crash if they stray from policy. Our treaties with the Native American tribes in the United States are a farce. Not one has ever been honored since they were drafted and signed by the Government. The United States abrogates these treaties which have the full force and authority beyond our own Constitution in the interests of expediency and control. By subjecting Natives on their Reservations to Federal Aid through the Department of Interior and the Natives accepting this Federal aid the Government exercises total power and control over the Native population. Even though the reservations are SOVEREIGN LANDS to the natives and, by treaty, they are self governed, the Government regularly sends Federal authorities to demand, make arrests with the FBI, ATF and otherwise impose its will upon the nations. Double jeopardy occurs often as the native nation will arrest and prosecute one of its own and yet the same charges will be bought by the Federal Government and place the Native under Federal Jurisdiction.
Politricks is Machiavellian politics. Machiavelli states that “ruthless cunning is the appropriate conduct for Government!” How very true. Von Clauswitz states that War is the natural extension of politics. Every President, administration and our unelected rulers need a good war to feed the military industrial complex and to impose our will throughout the world. Hypotwits are those who rule over us. We have long forgotten that We, The People are the RULERS, not those who we elect to represent our interests or those that remain year after year behind the scenes actually ruling us. They have infiltrated and hold Government as tyrants pressing against our freedoms day by day. We are frogs in the pot just about finished being cooked!
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past!” George Orwell….Author of 1984 written in 1949!
It is clear to anyone who has lived more than 65 years that America’s history has been revised to reflect the goals of the New World Order Elitists. Our national hero’s and Founding Fathers have been character assassinated, demeaned, belittled and our holidays turned over to the Black, the Mexican and the Jew. Our national Christian symbols have been systematically removed from the public consciousness. Prayer is no longer allowed in school and most public forums. WOKE CULTURE, Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, Diversity, Multiculturalism and a myriad of other new "movements is destroying our morals, our culture and our nation. Hate crime can mean anything the Government wants it to mean but can never be committed against a Caucasian.
Stalin, a great friend of Franklin Roosevelt and murderer of 20 million of his countrymen, knowingly stated that it doesn’t matter who votes for who. What matters is who controls the ballot box! How true. In our last three national elections there has been controversy over the results of the state counts. We all have the image of the man looking near cross-eyed at a torn shard on a recounted ballot in Florida in the 2004 election. It took a Supreme Court decision to declare Bush the winner. Then it was Trump and now Joe Biden and his cohorts literally STOLE the election in 2020, without question or doubt to anyone with half a brain! Stalinistic Communism is alive and well in AmeriKa.
Some electronic ballot machines are known to have been programmed to direct votes to candidates whether the citizen voted for that person or not. It is common knowledge that illegal aliens regularly vote in our elections. Others seem to be able to vote more than once. With tongue in cheek we say to each other “Vote early and vote often”! This happens more than you might think. For those of you who have read this far it should be apparent that America is doomed as a nation. We have transitioned from a Constitutional Republic to a Democracy (mob rule). We are now in the throes of outright Socialism/Communism! It is just a matter of few short years when the economic collapse is complete and new Draconian laws are implemented under the guise of National Security.
May God help you and have mercy on us all! For our disobedience and arrogance it is apparent that He is through with blessing us as a people and as a nation.