June 4, 2017

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

SENATOR WILLIAM N. BROWNSBERGER
Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

STATE HOUSE, ROOM 504
BOSTON, MA 02133-1053
TEL. (617) 722-1280
FAX (617) 722-1069
WILLIAM.BROWNSBERGER@MASENATE.GOV
WWW.MASENATE.GOV

Senate Chair
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
THE JUDICIARY

Vice Chair
SENATE COMMITTEE ON
ETHICS
__________

ELECTION LAWS

MUNICIPALITIES AND
REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

WAYS AND MEANS

Timothy J. Muise, #W66927
Outreach Liason
Norfolk Lifer's Group
MCI-Norfolk
P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, MA 02056

September 15, 2016

Dear Mr. Muise,

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the Norfolk Lifers Group's upcoming September meeting. I greatly admire the Lifers Group's commitment to criminal justice reform and would like to confirm my attendance.

I look forward to seeing on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Sincerely,

[signature]

William N. Brownsberger

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

SENATOR WILLIAM N. BROWNSBERGER
Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

STATE HOUSE, ROOM 504
BOSTON, MA 02133-1053
TEL. (617) 722-1280
FAX (617) 722-1069
WILLIAM.BROWNSBERGER@MASENATE.GOV
WWW.MASENATE.GIV

Senate Chair
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
THE JUDICIARY

Vice Chair
SENATE COMMITTEE ON
ETHICS
_________

ELECTION LAWS

MUNICIPALITIES AND
REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

WAYS AND MEANS

Timothy J. Muise, #W66927
MCI Norfolk
P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, MA 02056-0043

October 17, 2016

Dear Mr. Muise,

Thank you for sharing Hector Santiago's story and your work as a prisoner rights activist. Mr. Santiago's letter was very insightful and provided a valuable account of the flaws within the parole system. As you mentioned, it is important to remember that those serving sentences are not merely statistics but members of the community as a whole. First person accounts, like the one you shared, solidify this point.

I commend you for your activism and look forward to our next visit with the Lifers' Group.

Sincerely,

[signature]

Ava Callender Concepcion

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
House of Representatives
State House, Boston 02133-1054

REP. BENJAMIN SWAN
11TH HAMPDEN DISTRICT
ROOM 127, STATE HOUSE
_____________

DISTRICT OFFICE
815 STATE STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01109
TEL. (413) 739-8547
FAX (413) 739-8572

Vice-Chair
House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight
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Joint Committee on Elder Affairs
Joint Committee on Public Service
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TEL. (617) 722-2680
FAX (617) 722-2238
E-Mail: Benjamin.Swan@MAhouse.gov

Mr. Timothy J. Muise, W66927
MCI Norfolk
P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, MA 02056-0043

Dear Tim,

Today, I am in receipt of your letter dated September 21, 2016. You might say this is one of my quickest reply to one of your letters. Actually, I had intended to write to you before I would receive your letter. But you are quicker than I am.

Please, you and the others who were to be involved in the meeting on the 20th accept my regrets for missing your meeting. The problem was in several parts: My son Ben was coming with me; my staff scheduling went array due to illness, etc., and an issue that I failed to include in my planning the trip to Norfolk, was that of the automobile traffic related to the "Big E Exposition." After waiting for my son to end his work schedule, we headed for the Mass Pike, got caught in the traffic, and forty-five minutes later we had not yet reached the entry to the Pike.

Long story short, it would have been 6PM before reaching the Mass Pike where the traffic was still very heavy. So unfortunately, my planning was poor yet, please be assured that I will plan to visit with the Lifers Group the third Tuesday in October. However, because of his work schedule I might not be able to bring my son on a Tuesday.

Massachusetts
...entatives
02133-1054

REP. BENJAMIN SWAN
11TH HAMPDEN DISTRICT
ROOM 127, STATE HOUSE
__________

DISTRICT OFFICE
815 STATE STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01109
TEL. (413) 739-8547
FAX (413) 739-8572

Vice-Chair
House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight
___________

Joint Committee on Elder Affairs
Joint Committee on Public Service
___________

TEL. (617) 722-2680
FAX (617) 722-2238
E-Mail: Benjamin.Swan@MAhouse.gov

October 21, 2016

Timothy Muise #W66927
MCI Norfolk, P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056-0043

Dear Mr. Muise:

I write to apologize for my absence at the October 18th Lifer's Group, INC meeting. My office was contacted by the DOC and we were informed that due to a situation with staffing illness at the prison they would not be able to accommodate my arrival.

I was disappointed by this turn of events but I will seek to rectify it as soon as possible. When this rescheduling is completed I will write you again to ensure that we can continue our meaningful and important discussions.

Sincerely,

[signature]
Benjamin Swan
State Representative

REP. BENJAMIN SWAN
11TH HAMPDEN DISTRICT
ROOM 127, STATE HOUSE
___________

DISTRICT OFFICE
815 STATE STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01109
TEL. (413) 739-8547
FAX (413) 739-8572

Vice-Chair
House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight
___________

Joint Committee on Elder Affairs
Joint Committee on Public Service
___________

TEL. (617) 722-2680
FAX (617) 722-2238
E-Mail: Benjamin.Swan@MAhouse.gov

August 18, 2016

Timothy J. Muise, #w66927
M.C.I. Norfolk P.O. Box 43,
2 Clark street Norfolk MA, 02056

Dear Mr. Muise,

I am replying to your post card you have sent on May 5, 2016. I Apologize that I couldn't reply earlier due to my health condition. I have received all your letters and discussed them with State Representative Benjamin Swan Sr., we are aware of your situation and we will try to help you in any way we can. Please don't let my delay stop you from written to us, keep your spirit up.

Sincerely

[signature]

Carolina Reyes
State Representative Legislature Aid

March 30, 2000

Timothy J. Muise #W66927
Souza-Baranowski Corr. Ctr.
P.O. Box 8000
Shirley, MA 01464-8000

Dear Mr. Muise:

I have received your letter requesting the Democratic ballot for the upcoming State Primary Election to be held on September 19, 2000. We do not usually receive the ballots until approximately one month before the election. As soon as we receive the ballots, we will send you the Democratic ballot.

You will also receive your ballot approximately one month before the State and Presidential election November 7, 2000.

Sincerely,

[signature]

Sandra Walen
Assistant Registrar

www.revolver.com

from: Dr Paul M Pearson
Director and Archivist
pmpearson@bellarmine.edu

Timothy J. Muise, W 66927
MCI Norfolk
PO Box 43
Norfolk MA 02056-0043

April 24th 2017

Dear Timothy,

Thanks for your letter and apologies for the delay in replying.

I sent the information you sent me about the gofundme page to the ITMS Board looking for suggestions on ways to get this information out to members. The next ITMS newsletter is not until the Fall and there isn't anything due to go out to members before that.

The best option seems to be to make this information available to members at the biennial conference which takes place June 15th - 18th. Many of those present will of course remember John and the work he did, and his son and his wife will be there too. I've no idea what response this will get but, as I said, it seems to be the best option.

This comes with my prayers and best wishes,

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Paul M Pearson

Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Road Louisville, KY 40205 502 452-8177 Fax 502 452-8452 www.merton.org

December 12, 2016

Inmate Classification Board
MCI Norfolk
P.O. Box 43
Norfolk, MA

Re: Timothy J. Muise, W66927

To whom it may concern:

On June 16, 2016, a classification board recommended that Inmate Timothy Muise should "remain at MCI-Norfolk despite PBS of 3 utilizing a discretionary override code P" because at that time he had an open disciplinary report. Pursuant to 103 CMR 420.09(2), a further reclassification was scheduled for December 16, 2016.

I am representing Mr. Muise in connection with the disciplinary charge against him. The hearing on the disciplinary report was commenced on November 17, 2016 at MCI-Norfolk, but, through no fault of the inmate, it became necessary to suspend the hearing because certain evidence we had requested was not available that day. No date has been set for the continuation of the hearing. As a result, the disciplinary proceeding remains open at this time.

Given the circumstances, the Board should not utilize a Code P override based on the pending disciplinary report. Such an override is discretionary. It is not required and would, in any event, be inappropriate. The stated purpose of the Department of Correction classification system is "to promote public safety and the responsible reintegration of offenders." Mr. Muise is scheduled to be released on August 25, 2016. If the Board were to exercise a Code P override, consideration of a transfer to a lower security status could be deferred for another six months, making it unlikely that he would have meaningful access to the transitional programming that would provide for an orderly and effective re-entry to the community. This would not be consistent with the goal of responsible reintegration. Mr. Muise has been in prison for 18 years. Under the best of circumstances, the transition from prison life will not be easy for him. It is not only in his interest that he be given the opportunity to prepare for that transition. It is in the public's interest as well.

Inmate Classification Board
MCI Norfolk
December 12, 2016
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While I appreciate that there may be reasons for the various override provisions, a discretionary override should not be employed where it conflicts with the Department's stated policy and, indeed, with its fundamental obligation to protect public safety.

Thank you for your consideration of this letter.

Sincerely,

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John Reinstein

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