My name is Craig Lathon. I'm serving 3 life sentences. I'm currently putting my issues together with my hired attorney to prove my innocence. I'm a 40-year-old African American. I've served 21 years so far.
I think a better way to help and the mass incarceration is to show ones who're locked up that you are on the outside care. A lot of people don't have anyone whom there out there; that's why they turn to drugs, violence, and crimes that really wouldn't affect a white person. I feel juries need to be in some sort of counseling before they decide the fate of one's life.
The support I need that I'm not getting is better communication with peoples on the outside. Some type of outside lifer group where lifers get out and show more support to current lifers, especially the younger ones. I feel one should have more access to their loved ones for us, phones, or computer help. I think for ones who have been loved up for 10 years or longer should also be monitored for mental health issues.
The changes in law I think should be changed are how people who testify against the defendant. The state witness needs to be investigated more. The jury shouldn't boldly put their fate in what a state witnesses says if he testifies against someone for a def. So feel 1st degree homicide should be changed. Murder is the most serious crime. Therefore I feel it should be handled properly. For instance, I was charged with 3 murders which they claimed happened 39 days apart. I was tried for all 3 in 6 days.
To use the media to advances these causes, I feel you should do more begging for inmates. But also ask a lot of questions so we can put stuf on our blog. I feel when we don't receive any response from the blogs, we lose interest. Hope this is helpful.
Craig Lathon #243901
P.O. Box 9900 W.S.P.F.
Boscobel, WI 53805
2017 mar 30
2011 jun 19
2011 jun 19
2011 apr 10
this is your cousin, Cynthia (ReRe) thank you for sharing your story with the world. It is people like you and stories like yours that help others get through their "day to day" trials. I want you to know that you have support on the outside as I think of you often and will write as well. Please be encouraged and stay strong.
I love you Cuz
You will never be forgiven by our worldly minds and hearts. But God is a different story. The Almighty may have had a different plan in mind. You are behind bars for a reason and I don't wish bad on nobody, but I can't hide the fact that I am very angry. My words to you are be grateful you are still breathing. Thank God that you are able to continue to communicate with the world. Because as you know there are 3 individuals that do not have that same privilege. In closing, I will never contact you again but just know that the 3 of us know who you are as well as your mother. And I pray to God my son never shames me the way I know you've shamed her. Peace and I pray to the Almighty that I can one day forgive before I die... (Today ain't that day).
I would love to see you post more blogs often as well!
I also see your address has changed since the last time you have posted. Hopefully between the bars will send it to this address.
Craig Lathon #243901
Fox Lake Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 147
Fox Lake, WI 53933