Corruption and Fraud in High Places?
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness
of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Being a victim of the Kenosha Court System, I get surrounded
with a wide variety of knowledgeable incarcerated people. Each person
brings into this mystery of possible corruption some new facts, new
thoughts, or reinforcements of what appears to be happening. Each thought
or number that I give may not be a "Bullseye," but I think it is at
least very close to the center.
First let us establish the idea that a prisoner of Kenosha
brings money to Kenosha. The approximate dollar amount that is placed
upon each inmate varies a little depending upon their classification.
A regular inmate "costs" about $70 per day, while a federal inmate
about $130 per day. But now we must look at the word "costs." Now is
the jail funded by just Kenosha county or is it funded by the State
of Wisconsin? Now if it is funded by the state, isn't that a convenient
way to pull the tax-payers money from throughout the state and bring
it to Kenosha? Keeping the jail house full is a big business and people
become a commodity for the slightest offence. The most efficient and
profitable business is the one that is at it's full production. The
example is a motel with no vacancies or the department store with every
cash register being used. Any construction equipment sitting is not
as efficient than if every piece is operated everyday, all day.
The same holds true for this jail. Each prisoner represents
revenue for Kenosha. Sure the Kenosha tax-payers taxes just get recirculated
back into Kenosha. But what if it is funded by the state? I believe
this is effecting you even if you are not from Kenosha. Now some of
the inmates are here because of some petty debt or ticket. Let us suppose
that someone has $200 in vehicle violations. The courts will eagerly
throw them in jail for two weeks. Why? Now I want you to think about
Take 14 jail days and multiply them by $70 per day. The
total is about $980. But then there are some more hidden factors that
you need to consider, above the $70 per day, (state tax money) there
is an individual $20 booking fee. Because I was released for two months
I got charged twice for booking. That booking fee gets paid first before
the inmate can buy anything from the commissary. And what about the
extreme inflated prices? Inmates can buy a cheap quality pen that resembles
the inside of a Bic pen, just half the length though, for 90¢.
You can buy a whole bag of them at Wal-Mart or an office supply store
for that. Any snacks are extremely inflated too! A tiny bag of chips
is about 80¢. Having a price sheet in your locker is a contraband,
I think. That is okay because I have one already in the outside world.
Now consider this irony. All commissary and booking fees get paid with
cash or other untraceable funds.
Checks are traceable and also are not accepted. Coincidence?
Any cash on a person gets taken from them upon arrest. But upon release
of that very same person, any unused funds (at least $20 used for
booking fee) gets refunded by a check. Wouldn't it be uniquely convenient
for a jail to show their expenses by all those cancelled checks that
they paid out, but not have proof of a single check coming in? Would
it not be easy to swindle at running a commissary business that is
all cash and highly inflated?
So if you were running a jail and court business, what
would you prefer? Would you work with a person that owes $200 or would
you throw them in jail as quick as you could, so you could collect
well over a $1000 instead, from a tax-payers money? Would you pay a
Judge some of the cash as a finders fee to keep your jail full? Would
that be "job security?"
Another thing that confounds me is what I heard about
prisons and their luxurious exercise facilities. Those tales obviously
did not include KCDC (Kenosha County Detention Center). There isn't
any exercise equipment and most other natural exercises are prohibited.
There is an outdoor recreation (rec) area that is available if the
weather is dry. There is an indoor rec but it it not available to the
average inmate even if it is raining. However it the weather is nice
the option to go outside is for once or twice a day for approximately
one hour each time. I described it in my website from the "letters
from prison," of what the outdoor consist of. What can you do in a
90' x 50' concrete room? You can't jog or run. There is one window
ledge that joins another dorm on each side of this room. It sure would
be nice to do some inclined push ups off of those ledges, but that
is forbidden. You can't do squats. There is a basketball backboard,
but without a hoop or ball.
On September 20, 2004 several people went to the rec.
There is a craving for exercise amongst the men so they become resourceful.
A small group of them lifted individuals up to the pipe that supports
the basketball backboard to do pull ups. The third person "privileged"
up was caught and taken to the "hole." Now I can only vicariously explain
that feared place. It is a small solitary place with a bed, a sink
on top of a toilet combination and a tiny floor space where you can
barely change your mind. You get no phones, no visits, no mail, no
books to read, only bright lights 24 hours a day for the duration of
your stay. Your punishment could vary from a few days up to several
Because of that pipe "pull up" violation the whole dorm
was grounded from the outdoor rec and it's exercise for three days,
even to the people that had stayed inside. Would it be justice if the
police caught a speeder that he could just shut the whole freeway down
for three days, because of it?
It is forbidden to exercise inside the dorm except for
walking back and forth in the room. It appears that once again "job
security" for KCDC is promoted for their advantage if they physically
deteriorate the inmates so they couldn't perform at physical work when
they get out. If they have never developed the mental capacity and
then destroy the physical potential, they are bound to come back to
KCDC also supports food waste. It is a major offense
if you get caught exchanging food. Any food even if it is an unopened
carton of juice or milk, needs to be thrown away instead of another
inmate consuming it. I witnessed several inmates getting caught for
that. They were handcuffed and taken to the "hole."
Now tampering with the U.S.Mail, isn't that a Federal
offense? Would I not be offending Federally if I opened and read you
mail? I could see an inmate needing to show the guard the interior
of the envelope and the letter to make sure there are no contraband
before sealing it. But in KCDC the guard opens and reads each letter
coming in or going out before they seal it. Isn't that an invasion
of privacy and also a Federal offense?
I would like to mention though that there are a lot of
nice guards. I believe they perform their duties in fear from their
superiors. It seems that the guards that are not cruel to the inmates
must get reproved by the corporals. It appears that the guards that
are the sternest get the promotions or are trying to! But it is the
friendly guards that I am grateful for. They are the ones that make
the difference in enjoying the day or fear and dreading it all day.
In final, I wish the FBI, CIA and the IRS would investigate
this place to see if there is wickedness and testify to them of all
the things I have seen and experienced. There are other suspicions
I have too! ONe is the medial area and how it it handled, probably
unlawful. Another is that I think about April - June, it seemed like
there were drugs or medications in the foods or drinks. Having never
touched drugs, never been drunk and had very little pharmacy drugs,
my body would be more sensitive to things like that, if it was being
done. But it is only a suspicion. Never the less, I would love to talk
to the Feds. Being in this place is not fun, but experiencing how this
place operates has been exciting and very educational. It was a great
pleasure in temporarily being a spy and a writer. It is compliments
of Judge Mary K. Wagner to put me in jail so I can ponder, think, and
write things down. I wouldn't have that time if I was out working and
supporting my children.