Risk of COVID-19 at Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 9:43 am
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst.

Out of nowhere, myself and thousands of other prisoners are now at-risk of contracting COVID-19! At the prison I’m in, we were all given masks. But in the area of sanitation, the prison isn’t taking it seriously. Our showers stay dirty, so much to the point that some prisoners wash up in their cells, rather than go to the shower. I’m uncertain of the exact number of how many people have contracted the virus here. But prisoners and staff have both tested positive.

A fellow prisoner that just moved into my cellblock, however, told me that there was an entire block full of prisoners that were being quarantined. He said that they were in the block that used to house kitchen workers, and that they weren’t being allowed to send out mail or use their phone tablets*. He also told me that the pandemic has caused great tension throughout the prison between prisoners and prison employees. He told me that officers are pissed-off at the DRC director, because they aren’t receiving supplemental “hazard pay.” He told me that the officers were suing the Director, and that, in turn, the Director was reassigning officers to job posts that they didn’t want to work. As a result, he said that the pissed officers were taking their frustrations out on prisoners.

I don’t know what the hell the Trump Administration is doing? He needs to stop being an egomaniac, and do what’s right for the country! Nobody knows what the virus is capable of doing. So, why is everyone in a rush to open the country back up? People should be demanding better leadership, and listening to experts in the medical field. Playing political games at a time like this is going to get people killed.

I want to give a shout out to the Ohio prisoner rights organization “EPIC”(ENSURING PAROLE FOR INCARCERATED CITIZENS), headed by Jeanna Kenny. They held a momentus protest outside of Marion Correctional Institution,last week, and are helping lead the fight for justice, for prisoners, by example! Join in and support them on your social media platform, www.EpicXTeam.org [(614) 207-2407], the same way that UNIVERSAL SUPPORT NETWORK founder Norman V. Whiteside did. If their is going to be gains made against Ohio’s criminal justice system, the various few Ohio organizations and activist need to put their egos to the side, and work together for the common good of prisoners! Because fighting and bickering isn’t helping prisoners. It’s hurting us, in fact. Those who are truly generals should be in the lead. So, put your egos aside, organize, and work together! You all have the Internet at your disposal, so, use it to “UNITE.” Use it to communicate and listen to the ideas and views of one another, otherwise understanding and unification will never be realized.

Last, if you are seeking justice for old-law prisoners who have to go before the Parole Board, then you should be supporting the “INVISIBLE CHESS:The Jason Goudlock Story” film. The film uses my story of injustice, as well as the story of Delano Wright’s, to expose the secretive and unjust dealings of Ohio’s Parole Board. But, the film is a film that was made for the purpose of attaining justice for all old-law offenders! The log line for the film reads:”TWENTY YEARS AGO, OHIO MADE FOUR THOUSAND PRISONERS THE UNDERCLASS OF THE UNDERCLASS.”

Four thousand! Not just me. FOUR…THOUSAND! So, let’s come together, and aggressively spread the word about the INVISIBLE CHESS film. Much deserved noise has been recently been made about the captured-on-video killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the brazen months long decision by Georgia law enforcement to not arrest Arbery’s assailants. This type of brazenness is the same kind of brazenness that the Ohio Parole Board displays. The INVISIBLE CHESS film clearly shows the ruthlessness of the Ohio Parole Board, yet they haven’t been forced to be held accountable. I say, let’s make them be held accountable! Use social media to demand JUSTICE! We have to fight together, and stay aggressive! Simply complaining without taking any action will get us nowhere in Ohio.

I conclude this posting by saying “stay safe,and stay strong during these difficult times.”

In the struggle, live from incarceration nation…

Postscript: Please circulate the video and Press Release of the INVISIBLE CHESS billboard that was recently put up in Los Angeles. … I want to, also, give a shout out to the students of Prof. Paul Moke at Wilmington College, who are watching INVISIBLE CHESS in his Criminal Justice class. Thank you.

[*] Call the Toledo media, and the ACLU, and ask them to make an inquiry about the alleged mistreatment of quarantined COVID-19 prisoners. Ask for them to request interviews with various inmates and prison employees.

Press Release: Imprisoned Ohio Lebron Fan Puts Up Billboard


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DATE: April 6, 2020
CONTACT:
info@freejasongoudlock.org

SUBJECT: IMPRISONED OHIO LEBRON FAN JASON GOUDLOCK PROMOTES PRISON DOCUMENTARY VIA LOS ANGELES BILLBOARD

Ohio prisoner Jason Goudlock, 45, who made international headlines in 2014 when he made the comment to the Ohio Parole Board of wanting to be released, in part, so that he could “witness in-person LeBron James’ pursuit of an NBA Championship for [Goudlock’s] hometown” of Cleveland, recently procured a digital billboard in Los Angeles,CA, to promote the CROW-TONE and William Nichols produced documentary “INVISIBLE CHESS:THE JASON GOUDLOCK STORY,” a film by New York film director Samuel H. Crow that delves into Goudlock’s longtime situation of injustice as an over-incarcerated prisoner who has been imprisoned since his 1993 arrest for aggravated robbery and assault.

Goudlock states on FreeJasonGoudlock.org that the gist of his 2014 letter to the Ohio Parole Board, which outlined several documented incidents of prisoner abuse committed against him by Ohio prison authorities, ranging from being assaulted by officers to having false criminal charges filed against him by a former warden who is now a member of the Ohio Parole Board, was overshadowed by his lighthearted comment about former Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James.

Goudlock further alleges that he was retaliated against by the Ohio Parole Board at his 2014 and 2019 hearings, due to speaking out about the incidents of injustice, which are documented in the INVISIBLE CHESS film.

Goudlock, who is the published author of the novel BROTHER OF THE STRUGGLE, is currently incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Toledo, OH.

According to his “What’s Going On Blog” on FreeJasonGoudlock.org, Goudlock hopes that the Los Angeles billboard will attract the support of “influential social activist, such as Prof. Michelle Alexander, Colin Kaepernick, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian-West, Spike Lee, and LeBron James.

Video and photo images of the Los Angeles billboard can be viewed and
downloaded here:

“Invisible Chess” Billboard Video #1
“Invisible Chess” Billboard Video #2
“Invisible Chess” Billboard Video #3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


About a Friend

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 1:46 p.m. EST
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst.

I haven’t posted anything in a while due to just being frustrated with my overall situation. I feel that the vast majority of people in the U.S have come to accept this racist system of mass-incarceration as something that is normal, and they expect me to accept it, also, which I never will.

Instead of speaking primarily about myself in this post, I want to use this forum today to speak about the inspirational life of a beautiful African-American women that I correspond with, named Ericka Young, who, as a 33-year-old unemployed woman, raises her two young nieces as her own daughters in Columbus, Ohio. Ericka, who’s originally from Canton, Ohio, has the medical condition “Sarcoidosis,” which is the same medical condition that the late legendary comedian Bernie Mac was afflicted with.

Ironically, like Ericka, Mac also raised the children of a sibling as his own, which became the backdrop storyline of Mac’s television show, “The Bernie Mac Show.” Unlike Mac, however, Ericka isn’t a financially well-off celebrity.

What she is, though, is a strong, strong woman, who is in need of steady employment-that is, so she can keep her head above water and raise her two nieces/daughters to the best of her ability. And, it must be noted that she is doing a remarkable job, because her nieces/daughters are both straight-A-students!

It is my hopes and prayers that someone reading this post–some kind of way–will assist Ericka with securing employment, and, perhaps, contribute to the further education of her two nieces/daughters.

If it were not for the nefarious ways of the Ohio Parole Board, I would now be present in Ericka’s life, helping her shoulder the load that no woman should have to carry on her own. Being that I’m not, however, by way of my social media platform, I’m advocating for her and asking that you please reach out to her by way of contacting any of the following:

EYoung3154@gmail.com
info@FreeJasonGoudlock.org

All inquiries about Ericka Young will be promptly responded to, and you will be put in direct contact with her. Thank you for your time, and please circulate this post on your social media platform, as well as to appropriate organizations, such as Bernie Mac Foundation, et cetera.

#Support4SuperMomEricka

Postscript: In closing, I just want to state that I now have a newly designed promotional billboard for my documentary, “INVISIBLE CHESS:The Jason Goudlock Story,” in Los Angeles!

Video footage and pictures of the billboard will soon be available on this
website and YouTube. I’m hoping that the billboard will generate support
for the film by influential social activists, such as Prof. Michelle Alexander, Colin Kaepernick, Jay Z, Kim Kardashian-West, Spike Lee, and LeBron
James.

Delanio Wright

Delanio Wright is an Ohio old-law prisoner, who, like myself, is being held captive by Ohio’s corrupt Parole Board, and is co-featured in my INVISIBLE CHESS documentary.

In 2016,when I learned that the INVISIBLE CHESS documentary was going to be made, I passed the news on to some other old-law prisoners, whom, in turn, conveyed the news to Delanio Wright. This led to him contacting the producers of the film.

I’ve never personally met Delanio Wright, but his pain and frustration is my pain and frustration, and I want him to attain his long overdue freedom, along with other deserving old-law prisoners.

Wright is an author and music composer. If you would like to assist him in his fight for justice, please contact him via U.S. mail at the following:

Delano Wright,#A705-256
11781 State Route 762 #2
Orient,OH 43146

If you wish,you can also set up an email account @ JPay.com.

Quawntay Adams

Quawntay Adams is an African-American federal prisoner who was arrested in 2004, at an Illinois truck stop, for allegedly attempting to pick up a vehicle loaded with marijuana. He was given an outrageous sentence of 35 YEARS, and, so far, has served 16 years!

Adams’ codefendant, however–a White woman who admitted to conspiracy to possess and distribute marijuana and money laundering charges–she received PROBATION!

Adams, the author of the memoir “Chasin’ Freedum(sic),” was featured in an interview in the same edition of the San Fransisco Bay View newpaper (Dec. 2019) that featured the story “Filming Injustice in Ohio’s Prisons: Jason Goudlock’s Story,” about Ohio’s old-law sentencing disparity [See “Jim Cannabis Crow: An Interview Wit’ a Prisoner From The War on (Drugs) “The Black Community,” by M.O.I. JR Valrey; www.SFBayView.com].

Please reach out to Adams and help this over-incarcerated man attain his
physical freedom. Illinois recently enacted legislation that legalized the recreational use and selling of cannabis (Illinois HB 1438), and it’s a disgrace that Adams is still in prison.

If you would like to assist Quawntay Adams in his fight for justice, please post and share his memoir on your social media platform, and contact him via the following:

https://www.quawntayboscoadams.com/
Quawntay8@Yahoo.com
Facebook/QuawntayAdams

Terry Little

Ohio prisoner Terry Little, a former cellmate of mine, is the author of an unpublished novel and is seeking to be assisted with preparing and submitting his manuscript to literary agents and book publishers.

If you would like to assist Terry Little with his literary endeavor, or know someone who can, please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Terry Little, #A562-207
NEOCC
2240 Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

Tim Grinnell

Tim Grinnell, an Ohio prisoner who has been incarcerated over 30 years is in need of legal assistance. I went before the Ohio Parole Board at the same
time Grinnell did, and I told him I would do what I could to help him find some legal assistance.

If you would like to assist Tim Grinnell, please contact him via U.S. mail at the following:

Tim Grinnell, #A218-140
Toledo Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 80033
Toledo,OH 43608

Keith Lamar

As Keith LaMar, Ohio political prisoner Bomani Shakur has written the memoir “CONDEMNED: The Whole Story“, an account of his trial and
wrongful conviction stemming from the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising, as well as an account of his efforts to avoid being executed.

LaMar is scheduled to be executed in 2023. As with the case of wrongfully convicted death row prisoner Rodney Reed, we MUST NOT ALLOW LAMAR TO BE EXECUTED BY OHIO’S RACIST MACHINERY OF DEATH!

Please read and share LaMar’s book, and aggressively post commentary about his injustice on your social media platform, as well as contact local and national media outlets, elected officials, and celebrity activists.

If you would like to assist Keith LaMar in his fight for justice, please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur), #A317-117
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown,OH 44505

Learn more about the injustice of Keith LaMar at LucasvilleAmnesty.org.

Siddique Abdullah Hasan

Ohio political-prisoner Siddique Abdullah Hasan (formerly known as Carlos Sanders) was wrongfully convicted for crimes committed during the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising, most notably the killing of a corrections officer.

Despite there not being a shred of physical evidence linking Hasan to any crimes, the State still found him guilty and sentenced him to death.

If you would like to assist Siddique Abdullah Hasan in his fight for his freedom, please contact him at the following:

Siddique Abdullah Hasan, #R130-559
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown,OH 44505

Learn more about the injustice of Siddique Abdullah Hasan by logging onto LucasvilleAmnesty.org, and watching the feature-length documentary “Dark Little Secret“.

An essay about Hasan’s injustice, titled “Ohio’s Mumia Abu-Jamal,” is posted on FreeJasonGoudlock.org.

The book, “LUCASVILLE: The Untold Story of A Prison Uprising,” by Staughton Lynd, is available for free.

Greg Curry

Ohio political-prisoner Greg Curry is serving a life sentence after being wrongfully convicted for crimes committed during the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising. Several months after Curry refused to testify and lie on other prisoners who were criminally charged in the uprising, he was scapegoated and charged with aggravated and attempted murder.

The alleged crimes occurred on the L-Side of the prison. Curry, however, a recreational aid worker, was at work and locked out of L-Side when the uprising began, thus, making it impossible for him to have committed the crimes he was charged with. Curry’s job supervisor testified to this fact during Curry’s trial.

Due to missed post-conviction procedural deadlines, Amnesty is, in
essence, the primary remedy that can rectify Curry’s gross miscarriage of justice.

If you would like to help Greg Curry attain his freedom,please contact him via U.S mail at the following:

Greg Curry, #A213-159
Toledo Correctional Institution
P.O Box 80033
Toledo,OH 43608

Learn more about the injustice of Greg Curry at GregCurry.org, and LucasvilleAmnesty.org.