Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 4:49pm EST
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution
I want to begin this post by saying “thank you” to everyone who attended and supported the recent Denison University screening of my documentary INVISIBLE CHESS: The Jason Goudlock Story. I also want to extend a special thank you to National Public Radio (NPR) for interviewing the film’s producer, William Nichols. And I have to say thank you to former Ohio Senator Shirley Smith and the nonprofit organization Fair Treatment Reform for recently speaking out against the unjust practices of the Ohio Parole Board.
Finally, the once-suppressed injustice that I’ve been on the receiving end of is being exposed for all to see! Hopefully, this exposure will lead to many old-law prisoners, as well as me, being released.
I have to admit I was slightly disappointed that nobody in LeBron James’ camp supported my documentary. I reached out to him through his business partner Maverick Carter, but I didn’t hear back from anyone. Considering all of the publicity that was generated from the 2014 comment I made about him to the Parole Board, I was confident he would support the film some kind of way. I mean INVISIBLE CHESS is about the kind of injustice he’s against. But it’s still a possibility he could get involved.
I’m also hoping that the WNBA’s Brittney Griner reverses course on her 2014 comment that she made to TMZ Sports about me. (Maybe we can email TMZ Sports and ask them and “Van” to review INVISIBLE CHESS, and then re-interview Brittney Griner.)
Ultimately, the Denison screening has uplifted my spirit tremendously. I battle with deep depression, but the screening has shone some much needed light on me. Besides my freedom, the only thing I need in my life is a woman’s companionship. I have been alone essentially my entire time in prison. And the couple of times I thought I saw myself finally meeting someone perfect for me turned out to be mirages. Nevertheless, I remain optimistic that the great wait is coming to an end.
In conclusion,I just want to say, once again, thank you to all who supported INVISIBLE CHESS, and please, please spread the word about the documentary on your social media platforms. Tell local and national media about the film, and ask them to contact the film’s producer William Nichols and director Samuel H. Crow to review it. (See InvisibleChess.com) Also, you can show your support by purchasing a “FREE JG” T-Shirt and posting a picture of it with your social media posts.
Postscript: On April 26, 2019, at 11:00 p.m.,at 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio, a protest against the Ohio Parole Board will be held. Please show your support by attending this demonstration and/or supporting it on your social media platforms.