Thursday, October 27, 2016

Charles Downing

Charles Downing 99690, NLCI; Po Box 4000;New Lisbon, WI 54950

99690, NLCI
In prison since 1991, "Chuck" tells his story here. He claims he is innocent and that even the blood types used at trial did not match the ones found at the crime scene; that he was found guilty mostly because of a baseball cap. he's looking for support to initiate a bid to prove his innocence and also needs a penapl- his blurb is below and on  our penpal blog.

Charle's Request for penpal

Charles Downing 0099670
NLCI, PO Box 400; New Lisbon, WI 53950

August 11, 2016
White, divorced father of one, 55, 6’2” and 280 pounds. I have receeding brown and gray hair and blue eyes. I’ve been confined since 1991 due to three separate cases and will be eligible for parole when I’m 219 years of age( which will change if I can get the case I am innocent of overturned) My sense of humor is my coping tool that  graces me with a personality that draws other prisoners toward me.
For several years I have written short stories, many poems and a couple of tunes. My last poem was in 2007.
It has been a long , dark and lonely walk these past 25-plus years and I’m hoping people would like to be penpals, assist me in my legal struggle to prove my innocence, do searches for me on the internet, public files and open records requests
Please no stickers on the envelope or writing paper and no perfumed letters.  The mailroom rejects
 these letters.
Yours, Charles Downing

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Randy Behnke Innocent

note: FFUP has often found that the people who have the most difficult time in our prisons are those consider themselves innocent(whether they are or not, FFUP is not in the position to say). The DOC does not consider the innocent option and at every turn impedes progress. Below, Randy Behnke is refused programming because he will not admit guilt. In our view, he has well served his time  and is eligible for parole and should be out.

Randy Behnke 113946
RCI, Po Box 900
Sturtevant, WI 53177

          I’ve been prison for 22 years 4 months for a crime I didn’t commit. Parole will not parole me. The DOC will not allow me to complete my programs to earn parole because I cannot admit to a crime I did not commit.
         My MR is coming up October 18. Parole commission informed me he is recommending my PMR charge be enforced which adds 5 years 4 months to 2018 October. This is not my fault, never has been, my conduct is good no tickets so I just keep being punished for a domestic situation with my girl friend in 1994 which was all conjecture.
         I’ve tried everything, fighting my conviction, Wisconsin Innocence Project. Sentence modification, try to convince DOC to allow me to do programs. Nothing works. Now I’m out of time for my MR is in October 2018.So they lord the PMR over me to keep me longer. All of this is so wrong and so unjust they put it all on me. I’m absolutely miserable and despondent.  No where to turn.
         I see guys like Steven Avery and his nephew Brandon Dassey get all the help they want but not me. I’m not lying about this. What would be the point.  For once I would love, just once to have someone be on my side.

 "MY STORY:"handwritten:

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