Imprisoned LeBron Fan Uses Billboards In Fight For Freedom

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On November 1, 2019, the freedom campaign of Ohio prisoner Jason Goudlock, 44, who is the subject of the feature-length documentary INVISIBLE CHESS: The Jason Goudlock Story, erected a digital billboard in Ohio and Atlanta, GA, calling for his release.

Goudlock, a native of Cleveland, OH, who made international headlines in 2014 for a comment he made to the Ohio Parole Board about LeBron James, is serving an indeterminate sentence.

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Some Positive Developments

Date: November 3, 2019
Time: 9:37 am
Location: Toledo Korrectional Institution

After recently getting another five-year flop, in August, at the corrupt parole board, I have a few positive developments to share with you, as well as another bizarre and unbelievable one.

On November 1, 2019, after trying for years to make this happen, with the help of my brother, I was able to put up a digital billboard in Atlanta, GA (on the streets of 8th and Peachtree) and one in Ohio (On State Highway 35, west-bound, near Dayton, OH). They display my website and the name of my documentary!

The erecting of my billboards is perfect timing, that is, considering that legislation on behalf of old-law prisoners has been recently introduced to Ohio legislators by Beverly Seymour and James Kronenberger of the prisoner rights organization Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry.

Three screenings for the documentary have been scheduled in January along with an interview for the Final Straw radio show in North Carolina, which was made possible by old-law political prisoner David Easley (Toledo, OH #306-400).

Now, as for the bizarre story … Last week, I was called out to speak to two Ohio Highway Patrolmen about an incident in which they said they received information that I was trying to put out a hit on the parole board! My first reaction to this was laughter, because someone is clearly trying to set me up. At the time, I couldn’t think of anyone who would try to set me up like this. But, after I went back to my cell and gave it some though, I think it’s an officer that I had an argument with that’s responsible for the attempted framing? If they’re smart, they better stop while they’re ahead, that is, unless they want to end up getting exposed in a documentary.

I assure you, I will not accept anyone setting me up again!

I know I broke the law in 1993, but what the parole board is doing to me is crazy. They need to let their grudge go and let me get on with my life. I have become bitter over the years with what they’ve done to me. I still want to get out and do everything that I can to steer at-risk youths away from the penitentiary because being incarcerated is a constant form of torture that erodes the spirit of prisoners.

Well, this is all for this posting. Please support the aforementioned introduced legislation for old-law prisoners. If anyone reading this is good at promoting social media material, please get in contact with me so I can get my social media cranked all the way up.

Matt Mason

From Matt Mason (Website | Facebook | Petition):

My name is Matt Mason. I am 52 years old and was arrested four days before my 24th birthday for a crime I did not commit.

Ironically, I have become an accomplished prison litigator. In over 20 years, I have sent 55 men home from prison and have 16 published cases. Yet, I have been unable to get the courts to even so much as read the pleadings and new evidence submitted in my own case.

I am preparing to go back to court to be re-sentenced. I will present anew, all evidence proving my innocence, that the prosecutor knowlingly withheld prior to my trial. The evidence suggests that the murder was committed by a corrupt police officer and covered up by the system.

Please take a look at my website to find out the truth about this case, including real evidence. I am an innocent prisoner.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report establishing that, by their own estimate, 12-15% of those then incarcerated in the United States are factually innocent. Mine is but one of those stories.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to help me, please feel free to write.

Many thanks for your interest.

Matt Mason (A231-446)
Grafton Correctional Institution
2500 S. Avon Belden Road
Grafton, OH 44044

Please sign my petition addressed to the governor of Ohio in support of my fight for justice. Thank you!

Savon C. Davis

The following is from Savon Davis:

Over twelve years in prison with PROOF of my innocence, all VOIDED due to a missed appeal filing deadline. What if I were on DEATH ROW?!? I may have been executed already!

My name is Savon C. Davis. I was wrongfully convicted of a home invasion robbery and given 28 years with the help of a court-appointed attorney who acted as an agent for the state. (I have proof of that too.)

With rebellious blood in my veins, a growing anger for racial oppression, abuse and neglect by prison officials, my objective is to assist my comrades as much as possible before my fuse sets off a self-sacrificing detonation to take a pig with me and make world news because AFTER a tragedy, people always ask, “why?”

BY ANY MEANS, ameriKKKa will hear and address the corruption my comrades and I suffer through as we beg outsiders for help. But as efforts keep stalling due to our reliance on busy/distracted people, we know they mean well and the comrades have patience. I DON’T.

I’ve been kidnapped and REFUSE to remain a dollar sign much longer! For more info/details on my case or to see details of our suffering, go to FreeSavonDavis.weebly.com.

To Speak to friends about my current isolation and recent suicide attempts and how we are neglected treatment in order to SAVE MONEY, call Jasper (330)648-3568 or Liz at (973)722-4765.

My best photos are at prisoninmates.com.

Contact Via USPS Mail:

Savon Davis (A577547)
Toledo Ohio Correctional Institution
2001 East Central Avenue
​Toledo, OH 43608

Email via JPay

Doing My Best to Maintain My Sanity

Date: November 3, 2019
Time: 9:37 am
Location: Toledo Korrectional Institution

I’m doing my best to maintain my sanity in the midst of being held captive by the Ohio Parole Board. They just issued a second update of their so-called “parole board transformation reforms” (Sept. 13; www.drc.ohio.gov), which mentioned absolutely nothing about rectifying the sentencing disparity between old-law and new-law prisoners, which they said in their June 13, 2019 update that they were going to be addressing!

Nevertheless, nothing in any of the two updates was applied to me at my August 30 hearing. But, see, this is how things operate behind closed doors. They make things appear one way to the public, but in actuality, they’re doing something else. They probably have applied some of the reforms to certain prisoners.

This is how they circumvent the agendas that they appear to be carrying out on the surface. They show you a few positive things on the surface, but underneath it you have what’s being done to me still going on. If the Parole Board was truly trying to rectify the old-law disparity, I would be on my way to Cleveland and not doing another five-year flop.

A CALL TO ACTION: Send emails to Ohio senators, newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, magazine editors, college student unions, blog websites, the ACLU, churches, mosques, synagogues, fraternities, sororities, attorneys, activist-athletes, etc… and ask them to watch and share my documentary, Invisible Chess: The Jason Goudlock Story. Demand that I be released by way of posting on their social media platforms and signing my change.org petition.

Ohio’s criminal justice system, as well as countless others across the U.S., is corrupt and ultra-racist. They must be pot on blast!

It’s about to be 2020 and slavery — by another name — is thriving in the USA. If the Ohio Parole Board did to Chelsea Clinton or Rush Limbaugh what they’re doing to me, everybody on the Board would get fired! You can best believe that Chelsea and Rush would be getting out of prison, for sure.

#ThisIsWhyTheyKneelForTheAnthem

Postscript:

Mentally ill inmates are being intentionally neglected by Toledo’s mental health department. Inmate Keith Gunnell (#613-236), on September 19, on third and first shift, cut himself with a razor seven or eight separate times while he was on suicide watch under “close supervision.” It wasn’t until he received 27 stitches for cutting his stomach open that he was placed on “constant supervision.” All of this was recorded on video.

On August 9, inmate Savon Davis (#577-547) went to an outside hospital for cutting his neck open.

On August 15, he was taken off of suicide watch despite never being interviewed by mental health. He, then, cut his neck again the same day and was placed back on watch.

On July 8, 2nd shift, CO Aumiller was fired for throwing a razor blade in the stripout cage of inmate Demarco Wright (#654-361). He pepper-sprayed Wright under the false pretense that the inmate was “trying to kill himself.”

All of the incidents are documented and the videos and reports can be obtained, as a matter of law, by way of making a Public Record Request to Toledo’s warden assistant 2, Sonrisa Sehlmeyer. Send requests to DRC.ToCI@odrc.state.oh.us and contact Ohio media, asking them to do the same.

Letter to The Walt Disney Company

I wrote to The Walt Disney Company about my documentary, Invisible Chess: The Jason Goudlock Story, because I thought it would appeal to ABC News and ESPN, both owned by Disney. But, I guess, “doing the right thing” only matters to filmmakers like Spike Lee.

This was their response:

Dear Mr. Goudlock:

This will acknowledge, with thanks, your letter to The Walt Disney Company seeking out out interest in a documentary about the Ohio criminal justice system and your life story. Your correspondence was forwarded to the Disney Legal Department as it is our responsibility to respond to such submissions and inquiries on behalf of the Disney organization.

Please know that we sympathize with the circumstances of your position and we appreciate your interest in writing to us. As to the kind offer of your story and offer, I must explain that our company’s long-established policy does not allow us to accept for review or consideration any ideas, suggestions or creative materials not specifically solicited by us or our subsidiaries. It is our intention to avoid misunderstandings when projects are created internally which might be similar to submissions made to us from outside the company.

We recognize that this policy is sometimes a disappointing one as when someone like yourself, a creative individual, with all the best intentions, would simply like us to consider your own creative idea and offer. Experience has taught us, though, that if we abandon our policy for one person, we will have to make exceptions for others and soon we will have no policy at all. Therefore, as required, I must return your letter and accompanying documents, unexamined, and without retaining any copies. We hope you will understand that this is not meant to be a reflection on the merit of your offer and idea. Rather, this is how we are required to respond to all unsolicited submissions.

Although our reply must necessarily be one other than what you might have hoped for, we do appreciate your interest in writing to us.

Very truly yours,

The Legal Department

The Walt Disney Company


Download a copy of the letter from The Walt Disney Company here:

Looking for Justice from the Subway Food Chain

In a desperate attempt to generate support and undo my complicated, wrongful conviction for robbing a Subway sandwich shop in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio, a spark of creativity led me to write a letter last year to Subway’s corporate headquarters. The sandwich giant, a billion-dollar franchise, would respond to my letter, I figured, in the interest of appealing to the general public and rectifying an injustice.

My optimism, however, was deflated, knocked down like a Michael Strahan sack of Tom Brady. They never responded to my letter.

In March 1993, as a juvenile, I had walked into a Subway sandwich shop in Cleveland’s Buckeye Plaza with the intention of robbing the eatery. Nervous, however, I quickly lost my gall, and I exited the restaurant without placing an order.

Several days after the abandoned robbery attempt of the Subway in the Buckeye Plaza, I was arrested for robbing a pedestrian, a crime I did commit. When I arrived at the police station, I was told I was also being arrested for robbing a doughnut shop on a street where I hadn’t been in years, “Broadway Road.”

Shortly after my arrest, while being detained in the Cuyahoga county juvenile detention center, I was indicted for the two robberies. In addition to this, however, I was also indicted for allegedly robbing a Subway sandwich shop!

When I received my indictment for the Subway robbery, I instantly assumed it had something to do with the Subway in the Buckeye Plaza, which I never robbed. The Subway I was indicted for, however, was located on “Broadway Road,” the same street where the doughnut shop I never robbed is located. 

Nevertheless, several months later, due to my complete ignorance of the 
ways in which the criminal justice system functioned, I pled guilty to all of the above charges–that is, upon being coerced to do so by my court-appointed attorneys.

Approximately 25 years after pleading guilty to crimes I didn’t commit, while reading a portion of my Cleveland Police Department records, I learned the two suspects for the Broadway Road robberies were captured on video committing at least one of the robberies. Knowing I hadn’t committed either of the robberies, and fed up with being given unwarranted sentence continuances by Ohio’s parole board, I reached out to Subway’s corporate offices. I asked them to please assist me with trying to prove my innocence by helping me obtain the video footage of the Broadway Road robbery suspects. Helping disadvantaged, wrongfully convicted human beings, however, is beyond the scope of Subway’s willingness to engage the general public. They ignored my letter.

Subway’s ignoring my plea for assistance goes completely against the upstanding and righteous corporate image they project in their commercials and marketing campaigns. This, of course, does not come as a shock to me. Most billion-dollar franchises care very little about anything aside from generating annual profits. If Subway’s former spokesman, Michael Strahan, an NFL legend, is wrongfully incarcerated, Subway will probably ignore his injustice too.


Downloads:
Download a PDF copy of Looking for Justice from the Subway Food Chain.

Another FIVE-YEAR Flop!

Date: September 3, 2019
Time: Time for Justice
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst.

Once again, the corrupt Ohio Parole Board has judicially lynched me by giving me a second consecutive FIVE-YEAR flop! Yes, after having already served almost 26 years for robbery and felonious assault, the sick-in-the-head Board gave me five more year. And, what’s crazy is that they did this in spite of there being a documentary out proving that they’ve engaged in corrupt practices against me. They really think that they’re above the law, that they can’t be humbled, though. But I promise you this: nothing that they’ve done is getting swept under the rug! If its up to me, the entire world is going to see what they do to people in the heartland of the state of Ohio.

The same corrupt Board that now wants me to serve 31 years for robbery and felonious assault — that is, just to be considered for release — they’ve paroled prisoners in the past who’ve served less than 20 years for killing someone during the infamous 1993 Lucasville prison uprising (Look in The Plain Dealer Cleveland, OH archives for “Lucasville killer testified on riot; now he walks” by John Caniglia, Sept 4. 2006)! They’ve paroled prisoners who’ve escaped and never taken responsibility for their crimes. And, they’ve paroled prisoners who’ve been to prison multiple times, yet, they won’t let me go because I’m standing up for myself! I swear, the next time that his country points a finger at somebody for a human rights violation, I hope that the accused points a finger right back at this country’s modern-day system of slavery.

Ohio’s corrupt Parole Board is going to regret the corruption that they’ve engaged in against me, and that’s because I’m going to expose them in a way that they’ve never imagined! The Board doesn’t own me, and they’re about to be made aware of this fact. Fuck the bullshit 13th amendment, talking about there shall be no slavery in this country … except for the punishment of a crime. It’s these kinds of words that should make everybody in this country refuse to stand for the signing of the national anthem, which, by the way, is another historical document that’s outright racist (Read the third stanza of the anthem).

In memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and the courageous striking Memphis sanitation workers that he died standing up for, I conclude this post with these words for Ohio’s merciless Parole Board: I AM A MAN!!!

Justice for Magwood!

Date: June 30, 2019
Time: 9:34am
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst., Segregation Unit

If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that my documentary was recently released here on the website. Now you will be able to get a good look at the type of corruption and prisoner abuse that goes on behind closed doors. After you do, share your comments about the film on your social media platform and contact somebody in Ohio about the injustice. Write an elected official, the media, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, me, etc… Do something, please! You can make a donation to my crowdfunding campaign if you want. Anything will be helpful and appreciated!

I want to turn your attention to a prisoner in the prison I’m at named Shane Magwood (#692-140). On June 16, 2019, while he was on suicide watch, he was sprayed with an entire can of mace and then taken to a walk-in shower and brutally beaten while handcuffed by two Segregation Unit officers. I witnessed the beating and Magwood was beaten right in front of numerous officers, whom all watched and did nothing. Magwood’s jaw was left swollen and his lip was busted. He was taken to another suicide watch cell in the medical unit and kept there overnight, but was denied medical attention. The next day, he was placed back in his original suicide watch cell in D3-East-6, which was still covered with mace. He was then, against his wishes, taken off of suicide watch despite still being suicidal.

All of the officers involved in the incident with inmate Magwood were placed under investigation. At the time of this writing, they’re still under investigation. With this being said, I want to ask if you will help inmate Magwood with trying to secure a civil attorney to represent him pro bono. An attorney in the Toledo, OH area would be preferred so they can easily travel to meet with Mr. Magwood. Considering the circumstances, any attorney will do. Below is vital information for you to pass on to the attorney:

Date of Incident: June 16, 2019
Inmate Name: Shane Magwood #692-140
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution, Seg Unit D3-East-6
Time: Approx 4:20 – 4:35pm
Additional Info: Multiple officers were relieved of their duty and sent home under investigation.
Public Requests for video should be made to:
Sonrisa Sehlmeyer, Correction Warden’s Assistant #2 at drctoci@odrc.state.oh.us.

While I’m hoping that a lawyer will make the public records request, I want to point out that you can make the request too! So, don’t hesitate to demand to see this video or any other video in the future. Post them on social media and send them to mainstream and alternative media outlets. The only way that these Klan-like beatings are going to be stopped is if we stop them — that is, by exposing all who are responsible! Reach out to the media, journalism classes, mass communication classes, etc… Just get the word out about what’s going on.

I want to conclude by asking that you please support and, if possible, attend the August 3, 2019 Criminal Justice Forum in Columbus, Ohio. It’s hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry. For more info about the event, contact them at:

fairtreatmentreformandreentry.org
fairtreatmentreform@gmail.com
facebook.com/fairtreatmentreformandreentry
614-404-4924

A Disturbing Update and The Tragedy of Heather D. Turfley

Date: June 9, 2019
Time: Around 5:00pm
Location: A DRC Torture Camp in Toledo, OH

Since my last blog post, my life has consisted of a series of roller coaster-like highs and lows. About the only good news I have to repeat is that my documentary was screened March 11, at Denison University and was reported on by National Public Radio affiliate WOSU 89.7 FM. Tiffany Smith of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center is also helping me now. The publicity from my documentary, however, has led to some looking-for-trouble inmates labeling me as a “hideout” prisoner, which is a term used to describe inmates who refuse to be housed in general population. As a result of this, in the interest of not wanting to get into any serious trouble, on May 12, I refused to Lock in general population and voluntarily went to the hole.

Two weeks after I went to the hole, on May 30th, I kicked on my cell door in an attempt to get somebody to contact the mailroom about some stamps that I was waiting to receive. Lt. Jordon Reichenbaugh eventually came to my cell (D3-East-5) and began arguing with me about kicking on the door. I tried to explain my issue to him, and he went on to tell me he was “going to wipe his ass with my stamps,” and then he exited the cellblock. A few moments later, he returned back to my cell with two or three officers and told me to get handcuffed.

I complied with the directive and was then escorted out of my cellblock to a holding cage in a secluded area, which was out of view of the D3/4 cellblock corridor surveillance cameras. Lt. Reichenbaugh then told me that I was being placed on suicide watch and left the area. I responded by yelling “I’m not suicidal! I’m not suicidal!” Seconds later, the miscreant authority abusing lieutenant returned back with a second officer and told me that if I refused to go on suicide watch, he was going to summon the security response extraction team to force me on watch.

Being that I never said a word about being suicidal, I told the lieutenant to do whatever he wanted to do. The officer with the lieutenant then left the area. A few moments later, Lt. Reichenbaugh jumped back in a quick motion, just enough to be captured by the surveillance camera, and began yelling that I’d spat on him, which was an outright lie! Quickly, upon realizing that I was in the midst of being set up, I turned away from the exit where the lieutenant had just staged being spit at, knowing that I was about to be sprayed with an unknown chemical agent. Sure enough, a split-second later, I was sprayed with a large amount of the chemical. I thought that it was the pig-lieutenant that had sprayed me. I later found out, though, that it was an officer with the last name Logan.

After getting set up and assaulted, I was then forced on suicide watch and made to spend the night in a freezing cold cell, which was one of the dirtiest that I ever been in. The following day, after being taken off of watch, I notified my supporters and had them call the Ohio Highway Patrol and the media to tell them what happened to me.

Instead of the Highway Patrol investigating the incident with me as the victim, they came and read me my Miranda rights. I don’t know what’s going to happen now, though. And that’s because I have absolutely zero faith in the Ohio criminal justice system. I don’t even know why I even had anybody contact them, honestly. All that ever happens is a bunch of people in authority turning their heads to injustice. It’s cool for me to suffer, let them tell it.

If I was a Labrador Retriever or a German Shepherd and got treated the way I’m being treated, it would be millions of people raising hell across the U.S. When I got assaulted and framed by six Mansfield Correctional Institution officers in 2013, nobody said a word. Their silence is the reason why I’m a modern day slave. Maybe people should just start spraying dogs in the face with chemical agents, and posting videos of it. Maybe then people will start to think about prisoners that are being tortured like me (Hey PETA, chill … I really don’t mean this.).

All of the above is nothing compared to the tragic news that I recently learned about my late friend Heather Dawn Turfley, an author, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, whom I met in 2005 and helped me put together my early drafts for my published novel, Brother of the Struggle. For a reason that I’m really unclear about, I lost contact with Heather in 2008. Several years later, however, I sought to get in contact with her to see if she was willing to be interviewed for my then-forthcoming documentary. I could not find her.

Last month, I asked my brother to see if he could locate her. He did an extensive search and forwarded me the tragic news that she had allegedly committed suicide in 2014 inside a jail in the Virgin Islands. As soon as I got the news that she had passed away, I broke down and cried like a baby.

If Heather did, in fact, commit suicide as reported, I can only wonder what led to her tragedy. The media reported that she had a history of a diagnosed mental illness, but I am skeptical of news reports that involve the deaths and assaults of prisoners. Clearly, Heather was dealing with some problems in her life. I just can’t go with the media’s story alone because the person described in the story is not the person I knew. Heather was super-intelligent, thoughtful, and caring. She was accomplished! She wrote two books, “Children of the State” and “What The #!&?: A Straight Up Guide to Life, Love, and Money,” and she self-published them under her pseudonym Nicia Aiyetoro. In addition to this, she co-owned a photography business, filmed short movies, taught film classes to at-risk youths, and was also a public speaker. She accomplished all of this after being homeless.

At the time of writing, I am attempting to get in contact with Heather’s relatives so I can learn more about her life and what led to her death. If I can ever be granted my freedom and if I survive being tormented by Ohio’s criminal (in)justice system, I want to do something to honor her and tell her story. She truly was a wonderful person and I will never, ever forget her.

My future girlfriend or wife is going to be jealous of the adorable little girl and woman in the pictures below…

Heather Dawn ‘Nicia’ Turfley, In Loving Memory

Rest in Peace
1976 – 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Before I could mail the above posting out for publication on the website, I found out that I’m being transferred back to the infamous Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF). This is not good news for me. I just came from SOCF in early 2018 where I had to wait months to be given my legal property and addresses. Furthermore, I’m going to be in a housing area that doesn’t allow prisoners to access their JPay accounts. This is going to be a major inconvenience to me. Major!

In addition to being cut off from communicating with the world, I’m being sent to the prison that I spoke out against in my documentary, in defense of the Lucasville Five prisoners.

Being that my life is about to be put in great, great danger — way more danger than it is now — I just want to say on my behalf that if I die, I don’t want a funeral and that I DID NOT ROB any Subway sandwich shop or doughnut shop in 1993! There is a video somewhere that proves this; but, I guess my life is not worthy enough of any of these paper tiger activist and fake wrongful conviction projects to investigate my claim. 26-fucking-years and nobody gives a fuck!

If I didn’t have these fake robberies on my record, I’d be out of prison. None of this matters, though. Maybe if I was somebody that got caught in the Middle East, plotting to blow up American buildings and planes, et cetera — maybe then I’d be getting out of prison! Oh, better yet, maybe I should just claim to be a Catholic priest, so I can just avoid the criminal (in)justice system and just be excommunicated! If I change my website to “FreeFatherGoudlock.org,” I might even get to see LeBron play!

But, then again, I don’t think my Black Life Matters to him, because he never responded to anything about my injustice, and it was publicized all over the world, with his name attached to the headlines! I guess he’s too busy trying to be like Mike. I just hope, though, that he doesn’t be like him and start investing into prisons (#DontBeLikeMike)! I wish Malcolm X was alive to call out Sellout Mike. I mean, because, Nike, Hanes, or McDonald’s surely won’t.

Well, I’m going to conclude on that note. If anybody cares about me or true justice, support my documentary and donate to my crowdfunding campaign. Plus, send me a message!