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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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