Between the Bars:
This is the followup to my last post. I said I've give a real account of why I'm in segregation...Here are the two cases that put me in solitary for the last 18 years. There is a lot to these cases that I want to bring to attention.
First, people in lock-up, (as I am in) have S.P.D. tags that can be placed on them for many many different reasons. A S.P.D. is a Special Precaution Designator. These SPDs will stay with a person for as long as the admin. wants them to. They can be lifted by the State Classification Committee but its rare.
One of the worst to get stuck on you is a "S.T.G." (Security Threat Group). That means the GI (Gang Intelligence) has either found someone active in that gang to say you are a member, or found a 'kite' with your name in it, or found paper work on that gang in your cell...Having a known gang tattoo is an automatic confirmation to that gang. Even if you slid back, (Quit) and you have the tattoo you still are an active member of that gang...Now, the reason its bad to get confirmed it because you are now on a federal file. When you are released it will follow you into the free-world. You are a marked man the rest of your life. This SPD of a STG you will never get rid of. Being confirmed means that should you get caught up in another the D.A.'s can file the R.I.C.O act on ya and put you away for the rest of your life.
They tried to do this to me. I've been here a very long time. I've met many people. I've done time with the Top Dogs of a lot of these gangs. I know a few of them personally. (As I sit and write this, "ol Wren" is right below me. He is an OLD SCHOOL GANGSTER for real!!) I was almost confirmed Aryan Circle. I fought that as hard as I could. It finally went away! It took a lot of denying but I did it. Here is some of the paper work!!
Now these SPD's are bad news. These SPD's are as follows: ES - ESCAPE, -EA - ESCAPE ATTEMPT, -SR - RESTRAINR PRECAUTION, SA - STAFF ASSAULTIVE; and HS - HOSTAGE SITUATION...When one or more of these are put on you, it means you can not go past medium custody for 10 years after time of placement. After the 10 years you come up for review on it/them and State Classification can remove them or...not, or let you go beyond medium custody. All this has to do with why I've been in a solitary cell for the last 18 years.
As you look at the cases I have posted here about an "escape attempt" you will see just how dirty this system is. Look at the dates and times on these two cases...At 1:55pm I was written up for an attempted escape...At 2:05pm I was wrote up for assaulting another inmate...If I was attempting to escape why would I do so to have a fight with another inmate? At 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon? See, it was a hit set up by the officer working. There was no damage done to the cell door. How did I get it open without tearing it up? It was rolled open as was the door to the other inmates cell.
These two cases have kept me in segregation now for 18 years!
I have not seen a minute of T.V. since the summer of 1996. I have done my best to get out of here but things get really bad from time to time, by that I mean the situations that arise from officers who have no business working in a place like this. I've had many problems with these officers down here the years and most of the reason(s) is because they have absolutely no respect for people. See, I can actually understand that, especially back here in lock up. They are cussed at every minute that they are here just about, the women that work in this environment are treated so bad by the offenders that its no wonder we have no respect...They come to work and as soon as they hit the pod a lot of these idiots pull out their dicks and start jacking off on them. Sure they can write it up, and some do, but most don't and the guys that don't act like an animal have to put up with that sick shit. See, our cells face each other...I've been here now for 23 flat years and I've caught only 3 of those kind of cases, but all three were bogus. When you piss off a female officer she can write you a "code 20" case and get you rolled. (Code 20 is a sexual misconduct)The male officers can use a "Code 4" "Threatening an officer" and it'll do the same thing...
I've spent 18 years in segregation for something I did not do. Major Wakefield decided to have those cases wrote as they were to cover up the real reason things went down the way they did. I got into it with an officer and they thought they could get back at me though a person they knew who had a capital life sentence that was never getting out of prison. He thought he could handle me. Turned out he miscalculated, but he almost did succeed. He came close to killing me. Look him ip. He has killed a cellie before and almost got me. Everything I am saying he can be checked for facts...
I have been in racial riots, I've been in more than 150 fights. I've been beaten almost to death more than once. I've been clicked on my guys who I thought was on the same side I was...As I said, I was given the nick name "Crash Dummy"! for that very reason.
I came to prison for possession of a controlled substance, I was caught with a single gram of meth, I was made to take a 25 years sentence for it, and yes, I am one very angry man.
I could care less what parole or anyone else thinks about what I write. There is nothing in this blog that can be proven a lie.
I am sending a statement I filed with the State Classification Committee.
On the Robertson Unit back in the Mid 90's there were a lot of killings. I was working in the fields when an officer (Harms) shot an inmate between the eyes. This inmate was doing a 3 year sentence, he couldn't speak english and he was agraid of horses...He was shot between the eyes running away from the officer...How does that happen?
A black man named Crenshaw was killed by a Lt. and a Srg., they were found guilty of homicide but never got a day of time. All of this can be checked.
Please do not think that I hate the police or condemn judges & District Attorneys...I don't. They are very much needed. There are many many animals in here that need killing...All rapist, child molester and all sexual cases should carry the life without, and death penalty for 2nd offenders, the way I feel about it. I've had to live around these sick fuckers for 1/2 my life and they deserve everything they get...
I have been told that sex offenders get priority to bed space in the 1/2 way houses...They were allowed food stamp assistance when a drug case was not. They could tend an apartment through T.A.A where a drug case convict could not...I knew a 35 year old who raped a 9 year old girl, broke her back, beat her almost to death and was given a 7 years sentence....made his first parole...why does this system allow that to happen? My 1st drug conviction and I was forced to take a 25? Had to do at least 6 to come up for parole and set-off immediately...
I was asked to do an interview for a documentary. If anyone wants to see me in that interview please see the film. It's called "THE DIVIDE" by Kathrine Round (director). Or goto https://www.picturehuses.com/film/the-divide
When I done the interview I thought it was going to be about prisons...Boy was I wrong. I have nothing against good old capitalism! I may be a "have not" but I knew in this country I can change that with a real good idea, a good work ethic, a good education or just plain luck!
At any rate; life in here is not anything like people think! Any one have a specific question on any aspect of this just ask and I'll answer you personally!
People, if ya read this, write me. I'll answer anyone and any questions put to me!
To, whom this may concern...:
STG, I have been told twice in an I-60 that I have not been confirmed as an STG. I would like to know why then I am getting UCC sheets saying different? I want to know from your office in writing if I have been confirmed or not...The paper work that I was found to have did not belong to me and in fact, it was in a large envelope that I was asked to pass for someone else. My name has bns never been, found in any kite or letter to any known member. There is not one shred of proof that I am an active member of any gang or group!
I want to know what evidence is being used to put this jacket on me. There is not a member you know that can tell you my name... That paper work that was found in my cell was in the places it was for the sake of hiding it from incompetent staff members. It took a raid from the STG office to find this and most of it was in the open in order that I could have quick access to it for when it was time to pass it on...
I am not a member of any group or gang. Not AC, WK, TM nor any other racial based gangs. I do not have any tattoos of a gang theme. I have been here for more than 17 flat years and now I am being targeted as a member of a hate group? Stop it! I am not going to wear that jacket for the rest of my life. Its not true. If you have a problem with me having the name of "Norman Smith" in my mail log, then look back to about 1998, I was locked up with him on the Robertson unit. There are many reasons that people can have incriminating paper work in their possession, but that does not mean that they are are a member of that "gang". Have you ever heard my name in the context of gang relations before? I do not think so. In 17 years at no time can you point to a point that I was considered gang relate There is good reason for that...
None of you GI's are fools, or incompetent lackeys...I ask that you really take a closer look at me before you label me with that jacket. In 17 you can not find a kite with my name in it. Ask any member if they can give you any one of my 3 names? William Keith Thomas. This is a plea. I was labeled an escape risk which was nothing short of str8 bullshit, excuse the expletive... I would like to ask for a face to face interview with any one of you... Please consider this request...
William Keith Thomas #684117 #/s G-113 7-29-'11
As of 4/6/11 you are listed as a suspect aryan circle member with an aka of "CD".
A cell search on 2/28/11 revealed a variety of items which were used to identify you as part of this STG.
[Page 8 is a Placement on Restriction form for Thomas William which would be too difficult to transcribe here]
TDCJ DISCIPLINARY REPORT AND HEARING RECORD
case: 20000161646 tdcjnd: 006??17 NAME: THOMAS WILLIAM KEITH
UNIT: RB HSNG: 12FF1 73 JOB: SEC. DET. LEVEL III
CLASS: 13 CUST: 3A PRIMARY LANGUAGE: ENGLISH MHMR RESTRICTIONS:
GRADE: MA / GAW OFF DATE: 01/26/00 01:55PM LOCATION: RB 12 BLDG E WING E
ON THE DATE AND TIME LISTED ABOVE, AND AT FM ROBERTSON UNIT,12E-69, OFFENDER: THOMAS,WILLIAM KEITH, TDCJ-ID NO. 00684117, ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE FROM THE CUSTODY OF TDCJ.
CHARGING OFFICER, ROBERTS, B. CO III SHIFT/CARD: I A
IF APPLICABLE,INTERPRETER, TIME & DATE NOTIFIED. 2:30PM 1.29.00, BY: (PRINT) [SIGNATURE]
YOU WILL APPEAR BEFORE A HEARING OFFICER 24 HOURS OR MORE AFTER RECEIPT OE THIS
NOTICE. DO YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE HEARING? YES [CIRCLED] NO. IF NOT, HOW DO YOU PLEASE? GUILTY NOT GUILTY [CIRCLED]
OFFENDER NOTIFICAION SIGNATURE [REDACTED].
BY SIGNING BELOW, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO A 24 HOUR NOTICE AND AUTORIZE THE HEARING OFFICER TO PROCEED WITH THE HEARING
OFFENDER WAIVER SIGNATURE [REDACTED] DATE: 1-27-00
HEARING DATE: 2-2-00 TIME: 8:35 TAPE* 387 SIDE#A START#308 END#380
TAPE# SIDE# START# END#
EXPLAIN BELOW BY NUMBER: (1)IF COUNSEL SUBSTITUTE WAS NOT PRESENT DURING PART OF HEARING, (2)IF ACCUSED OFFENDER WAS CONFINED IN PRE-HEARING DETENTION MORE THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO HEARING, (3) IF ACCUSED WAS EXCLUDED FROM ANY PART OF THE EVIDENCE STAGE, (4) IF ANY WITNESSES OR (5) DOCUMENTATION WAS EXCLUDED FROM HEARING (6) IF OFFENDER WAS DENIED CONFRONTATION AND/OR CROSS-EXAMINATION,OF A WITNESS AT THE HEARING (7) IF INTERPRETER USED: (SIGNATURE__________):
OFFENSE CODES: 01.0
OFFENDER PLEA: NG
REDUCED TO MINOR(PRIOR TO DOCKET)__ (DOCKET)__ (HEARING)__ BY:(INITIAL)__
IF GUILTY, EVIDENCE PRESENTED, CONSIDERED, AND REASON(S) FOR DETERMINATION OF GUILT: A)ADMISSION OF GUILT, B)OFFICER'S REPORT, C)WITNESS TESTIMONY, D)OTHER. EXPLAIN IN DETAIL: Admission in testimony/officer's report testimony
LOSS OF PRIV(DAYS)_____ REPRIMAND_________ SOLITARY(DAYS) .....
* RECREATION(DAYS) 15 EXTRA DUTY(HOURS) REMAIN LINE 3 _______✓
* COMISSARY(DAYS) 22 CONT. VISIT SUSP THRU__/__/__ REDUC. CLASS FROM __TO__
* PROPERTY(DAYS)____ CELL RESTR(DAYS)______ GOOD TIME LOST(DAYS)_____
*______(DAYS)_____ SPECIAL CELL RESTR(DAYS)______ DAMAGES______$_____
SPECIFIC FACTUAL REASON(S) FOR PARTICULAR PUNISHMENT IMPOSED: Nature of offence
CREDIT FOR PRE-HEARING DETENTION: NA
DATE-PLACED IN PRE-HEARING DETENTION_______ HEARING LENGTH 9 (MINUTES)
OFFENDER SIGNATURE FOR RECEIPT OF FINAL REPORT [Signature]
HEARING OFFICER PRINT
(Form I-47MA) CONTACT COUNSEL SUBSTITUTE IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS FORM. (REV. 06-98) COMUNIQUESE CON SU CONSEJERO SUBSTITUTO SI NO ENTIENDE ESTA FORMA
[Page 10 is a copy of the same form as above]
To: State Classification Board 10-07-2011
Re: Presumption of an Escape Attempt
I extend my respects to each and all members of this classification board... I am writing this statement in the hopes that, after more than 10 years, I will be able to show that what was written and presented in this case(s) was a blatant lie and an exaggeration of what really happened, and why it happened. At no time was there ever an attempt to 'escape' from the custody of TDCJ-ID. What follows will prove this to be true...Or at least that is what I am hoping it will do... With that I would like to present the facts of this situation first...
As you can see on the first case it happened at [1:55 (Pm)]. This being in the very middle of the day and the shift. It took place in a [12 Bldg. Seg.] on the French Robertson Unit. The case I am referring to is Case #20000161646.
I was charged with a 01.0 and was found guilty of this charge. I would like to point out that at no time was an inspection made of the door or cell. The door was found to be solid and not tampered with. The proof of this is after I was moved out of that cell it was utilized almost immediately there after. That door was rolled by the officer in the picket...
What happened was this; Another door was rolled along with mine. It belonged to offender Eugene Hernon #453187. The reason for this is, was a few weeks before all of this happened I got into it with an officer named Mrs. Cagle (Cagel)?) and I spit in her face. I was rolled to that cell for this incident. A little while later Offender Hernon shows up. We are both now on the same section and on the same run, (2 row).
I was taken to the shower at about 1:30pm, after I was finished with showering, the officer came over the speaker and told me to go back to my cell and that's when he pop open the shower door for me to do so. When I get back to my cell Offender Hernon was already in there and sitting on my bunk. He stands up and tells me that he and I are going to finish some unfinished business concerning Mrs. Cagle. That is when he told me that he was going to kill me for what I did to Mrs. Cagle.
The fight commenced. I fought, true enough, but I did so out of self defense. That's why I plead not guilty on the following case. I won that fight luckily. This person has killed before and I was not going to be another victim. (Review his disciplinary history)
By this time things did not go like the officer working thought it would. It was officer Corey I believe that set this up with Hernon. When they seen that Hernon was not going to be able to do what he said he would be able to do they had no choice but to get the rank involved. I had refused to go back into my cell and close the door. When the rank showed up, a newly made major was with them. It was Major Wakefield. I was not thinking straight and said some things to him that I should not have...To say the least, it piss. him off...he ordered the officer(s) to write an escape case. I was wrote an escape case at [1:55pm] and within 10 minutes I was written another case for fighting without a weapon, Case #20000161864, at [2:05pm].
The case states that I came out of my cell and assaulted offender Hernon. Why and how was he out of his cell? At the time of this incident there were more than 10 officers on the wing. How is it an escape and a fight? It takes two people to fight and we were both put into cells on F-Wing where both our doors were CHAINED SHUT. This so called "escape" was nothing but a set-up fight that went wrong. There is no evidence, such as door tampering, maps, dyed clothes, ect...to even suggest that this was anything but a fight.
Where was a person to escape to? In the middle of the day, with a pod full of officers, and in one of the most secure prisons in the system? In segregation on top of it all...
I have spent more than 12 years back here over this. I have written to everyone I could think of concerning this matter... If it was such an ESCAPE OR ATTEMPTED ESCAPE, WHY WAS IT NOT TAKEN TO STATE COURT? Charges have been filed on people for nothing more than throwing water on an officer.
I am providing copies of the cases I have sited here. I would like for anyone of you to look them over and see the truth in what I am saying here. I do not have any kind of escape history, from the custody of TDCJ-ID or any Police agency. I have ran from the police a many of times but once caught I have never attempt. to "escape" from them... that is called, (and I am sure you all know this), Evading Arrest. Not ESCAPE!!!
I now have more than 12 years back here in this segregation because of it and I have done none of what I was accused of. I fought for my life and if you think that to be an exaggeration, then look at Eugene Hernon's disciplinary history. In the mid, 1990's, the Robertson Unit was the 3rd. worst prison in the system. With good reason. It takes officers to make that happen, and if you do not believe that then you are very naive to the environment of prison life. Truth be told, I really do not believe that any of you are naive to any of this.
I ask that you, the Classification Committee, take into account what I have said herein and see the truth in it. I am doing my very best to get accepted in the SVORI program. I have spent the entire prime of my life here and I would like to try and rectify some of it...
Please take into consideration what I have presented here. I have done the required 10 years on this designator... Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter....
William Keith Thomas
#684117 JA unit H/S
2101 FM 369 N.
Iowa Park, Tx. 76367
2017 apr 17
2017 mar 14
2017 feb 8
2011 nov 3