The What’s Going On Blog

I’ve decided to start The What’s Going On Blog to provide all interested persons with an insightful account of what’s going on with me, as well as my perspective on current events, from behind prison walls.

Due to my situation in confinement, however, unlike with most blogs, postings by me will be generally made on a weekly basis, with each posting containing a series of blog entries recorded from that previous week.

Occasionally, though, additional postings about information of importance will be posted out of sequence, so make sure to visit periodically to stay abreast of The What’s Going On Blog.

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It’s time to step up!

Date: May 18, 2022
Time: 11:36 pm
Location: Toledo Korrectional Institution Just posting something for the people that really wants to help me with my freedom campaign,et cetera. Although I am definitely an optimistic person, I've taken issue with all of these so-called "criminal justice reform" organizations and activists in Ohio who ...
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Date: Wednesday,February 9,2022
Time: 4:06 p.m.
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution I want to apologize for not keeping this blog updated, but I have truly been going through a bunch of things mentally, related directly to my current state of over-incarceration. I guess it just takes time for depression to run its course ...
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Help Jason and Get Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Transferred

I almost didn't write this post, because I don't really feel that I'm being supported by anyone. Nobody contacts me, or speaks out against the corrupt prison system. If I was to go on a Nat Turner rampage, though, I'm sure there would be thousands of people with something to ...
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Plea For Clemency

Date: July 05, 2021
Time: 2:36 p.m. EST
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution The most corrupt parole board in the U.S. just issued a unanimous vote against granting me clemency. The final say, however, is still up to Governor DeWine. The parole board cited "the nature of my crimes," and my so-called "deplorable ...
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Nobody Does Nothing

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 9:21 a.m.
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution I haven't posted anything on this blog for a minute because nobody pays attention to my injustice. Nobody does nothing. The Parole Board recently held an open forum Zoom conference, and not a single person attended on my behalf! I've ...
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Read My New Essay: Should the U.S. Adopt a New Flag?

Date: June 16, 2020
Time: 3:08 p.m.
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst. After seeing all of the statues of racist being destroyed throughout the U.S., and the Confederate flag finally getting taken down at NASCAR venues, it made me think about my essay that I wrote about the U.S. flag, "SHOULD THE U.S ...
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Attorney Kimberly Corral Won’t Talk

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 11:35 a.m.
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst. Just got off of the phone with the law office for Attorney Kimberly Corral, and I'm pissed by what her secretary just told me in relation to being helped with getting the word out about the old-law injustice documentary (INVISIBLE ...
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Justice for ALL!

Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Time: 8:53 a.m.
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst. The tragic police killing of George Floyd has awakened people all over the world as to how people of color are routinely brutalized by some faction of the U.S. criminal justice system. But what if the murder of George Floyd ...
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Crimes I Did NOT Commit

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 1:08 pm
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst. I just got the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's "Opposition Brief" to my recently filed "Motion For Judicial Release," and I'm angrier than I've ever been in my life! And, here's why: The prosecutor's opposition motion states the specifics of two robberies ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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It’s Not Enough!

DATE: January 3,2020
TIME: 4:55 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Toledo Correctional While there has been some positive developments regarding the promoting of my documentary (i.e. a Jan. 6, screening at Morton Library in New York; a Jan. 22, screening @ Bard College in New York; an upcoming airing of a radio interview on ...
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Some Positive Developments

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 ...
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Doing My Best to Maintain My Sanity

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;, which mentioned absolutely nothing about rectifying the sentencing disparity between old-law and new-law prisoners, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Invisible Chess Not Invisible Life

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 ...
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Starting My Twenty-Sixth Consecutive Year

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 11:35am
Location: Toledo Correctional Institution The documentary about my situation of injustice, Invisible Chess: The Jason Goudlock Story, recently made its debut at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival! I've been busy trying to assist with promoting the film. I'm writing letters to various organizations and ...
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KANYE WEST, LEBRON, AND INVISIBLE CHESS: A Headline for Justice and Google

DATE: October 15, 2018 TIME: 11:50 a.m. LOCATION: Ohio Concentration Camp I probably should be in good spirits considering that my documentary, INVISIBLE CHESS, recently made it's debut last month at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, but I'm actually a little upset because I've yet to hear from one ...
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After a Long, Long Hiatus

July 2, 2018 Time: 9:52am Location: Toledo Corr. Institution After a long, long hiatus, the What's Going On Blog is back! For the past year, I have been dealing with extreme depression, and I just didn't feel that anything significant was going on in my life that was worth writing ...
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Update on Hunger Strike and Lawsuit

October 8, 2017 Time: Early Afternoon Location: SOCF Medical Ward On October 2, 2017, a massive hunger strike was supposed to be held by dozens of Lucasville prisoners who are being housed in Restrictive Housing units and are being denied the right to receive and send JPay electronic mail. Unfortunately, ...
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Slavery is Alive in Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

September 18, 2017 Time: Late Evening Location: Extended Restricted Housing, S.O.C.F, Lucasville, Ohio Unfortunately, I haven't been doing too much of anything lately, except sitting in my cell, fuming, full of rage. Since the end of June of this year, I've written over a dozen complaints to try to be ...
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Injustice, Book Trailer, and Documentary

August 20, 2017 Time: Late Morning Location: Special Housing Unit, S.O.C.F, Lucasville, Ohio After being transferred to Warren Correctional Institution at the end of 2016, where unfortunately, I was housed in the prison's general population with a new-law kleptomaniac prisoner (who has six prison numbers), I've been transferred from WCI ...
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To All My Supporters

March 13, 2017 TIME: 10:50am LOCATION: Segregation Housing Unit, Warren Correctional, Lebanon, OH To all the supporters of this blog, I sincerely apologize for my lengthy hiatus of not posting anything. Unfortunately, I have been extremely depressed and was just unable to find the strength to get on track. After ...
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Late Breaking News: Norman V. Whiteside Released on Parole

September 30, 2016 TIME: Early evening LOCATION: Segregation Housing Unit, Ross Correctional, Chilicothe, OH I just received the latest edition of Universal Support Network's newsletter The Sizzler and learned that its Editor-in-Chief, musician Norman V. Whiteside, was released from prison earlier this month! The good news caught me totally by surprise because ...
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National Football League’s Colin Kaepernick Should Be Praised Not Villified

September 7, 2016 TIME: Early afternoon LOCATION: Segregation Housing Unit, Ross Correctional, Chilicothe, OH I recently received the latest Writer's Market book, which has a section of tips for people that write blogs. Upon reading it, I learned that I need to use catchy titles about the things I'm writing about, ...
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Once Again, My Situation of Injustice Has Become a Little More Difficult

August 10, 2016 TIME: Early afternoon LOCATION: Segregation Housing Unit, Ross Correctional, Chilicothe, OH Once again, my situation of injustice has become a little more difficult. Approximately two weeks ago, I received the news that the lead judge in my civil lawsuit (Goudlock V. Blankenship, et al) ruled against me and granted ...
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On the Verge of Exploding

June 13, 2016 TIME: 8:50 a.m. LOCATION: General Population,Ross Correctional, Chilicothe, OH While I don't believe that there are too many people that read this blog, to all those who do, I apologize for my hiatus of not updating it for a while. I have been battling with some serious ...
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Just When I Thought That I’ve Seen It All

February 25, 2016 TIME: 10:05 p.m. LOCATION: General Population, Ross Correctional, Chilicothe,OH Just when I thought that I've seen it all with the Ohio Parole Board,they have shocked me again with one of their unbelievable hearing decisions. I just seen on the ten o'clock news that the Board granted parole ...
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My Brother Needs Help

Monday,February 15,2016 Time: 12:05 p.m. Location: General Population, Ross Correctional, Chillicothe,OH Besides patiently waiting for the official launching of the old-law billboard campaign,nothing much has been happening with me. It has been so hard to focus on doing just about anything with another person in the cell with me. Everyday ...
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Two Weeks Ago, I Made The Decision

Sunday,January 24,2016 Time: 7:35 a.m. Location: General Population, Chillicothe,OH Two weeks ago,I made the decision to leave my segregation housing unit and to return to general population. After doing a lot of thinking, I came to the conclusion that I could more efficiently network with people if I was in ...
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2016 And Still In Prison

Monday, January 4, 2016 Time: Afternoon Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Chillicothe, Ohio It's taken a few days for me to adjust to the fact that it's 2016 and I'm still in prison. I'm glad that I lived to see another year, but, at the same time, I'm depressed out-of-my-mind that ...
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Moved to Ross Correctional in Chillicothe

Sunday, December 24, 2015 Time: Sometime after breakfast? Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Chillicothe, Ohio Early yesterday morning, out of nowhere, I was transfered from the Toledo Correctional Institution to the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe. Upon my arrival, I was placed in the hole inside a single-person cell. I wasn't ...
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Routine Session of Brainstorming

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Time: 9:25am Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio I just finished a routine session of brainstorming on strategies to put forth towards trying to attain my freedom. I've decided that at some point, next year, I'm going to stage a hunger strike to get some more ...
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Now, I Realize That Everyone (11/25/2015 – 11/28/2015)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Time: 4:10pm Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio I just received a letter from one of my supporters who mailed me several copies of some of the newspaper stories that were printed last year about my LeBron James comment. i send them out sometimes with my ...
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Just Got Out of Bed

Thursday, December 3, 2015 Time: 9:50am Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio Just got out of bed. I stayed up late putting the final touches on a short essay I just wrote titled "Lights, Camera ... and Freedom?" I intended to sleep to lunch, but the C.O.'s kept coming in ...
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I Just Returned From My R.I.B. Hearing (11/20/2015 – 11/22/2015)

Friday, November 20, 2015 Time: 10:20am Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio I just returned from my Rules Infraction Board (RIB) hearing regarding my recent "peaceful protest," in which I was charged with "creating a disturbance." As I'd anticipated, the two-person RIB panel buried me with disciplinary sanctions. They issued ...
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Three Days Ago …

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Time: 8:25am Location: Segregation Housing Unit, Toledo, Ohio Three days ago, on November 12, 2015, Thursday afternoon, af the the Toledo Correctional Institution administration cleverly manipulated me out of my Segregation Housing Unit that I've refused to leave for the past six months, and into a ...
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My New Blog (11/1/2015 – 11/5/2015)

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Time: 10:35 a.m. Location: Toledo Correctional Institution, Special Housing Unit As I make my first ever blog entry, I want to begin by announcing two recent and significant positive developments. First, last month, I received word from a supporter of mine that a film-maker from New ...
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