Rand and Kenneth Smith’s open letter to Gretchen Whitmer laying out the two options she has to allow social distancing during the corona crisis: either let people out immediately (shrinking the cost of the prison system) or open up previously closed facilities (expanding the cost of the prison system).
Rand sent out this template of a letter that his supporters could send to the parole board when the time comes. You can download a PDF of the sample letter here.
Rand is challenging the Oakland County courts. Legal documents related to this ongoing battle will be uploaded to new “Ongoing Legal Battle” page.
Three brief reviews of books published by Microcosm.
Rand argues that his conviction should be vacated because all state courts in Michigan were deprived of jurisdiction entirely when the state boundaries were omitted from the Michigan Constitution of 1963.
With the advent of the opioid and opiate crisis in America, Suboxone in the form of sublingual film, i.e. “strips”, has apparently become one of the tactical weapons used by prison administrators to maintain control inside prisons across the country.
I’m presenting you with seven strategies which, if effectively and aggressively carried out, are well within reach in Michigan, based on the rapidly evolving situation which has engendered the collapse of its school systems and roads, brought about in part by the massive expenditure of $2 billion a year on its state prison system, give or take a few millions.
Re: Open Letter on: HB 4129, HB 4130, HB 4131, and HB 4132; Repeal of Disciplinary Time; and Gus Harrison C.F.
Rand has been transferred to Central Michigan Correctional Facility. He says that despite the transfer process being disruptive, it’s a better facility than Gus Harrison. If you want to write him, his new address is: Rand W. Gould C-187131Central Michigan Correctional Facility (STF)320 N. Hubbard St. Louis, MI 48880
Ever since Michigan prisoners finally figured out that Truth-In-Sentencing (TIS) was not so truthful and, in reality, was enacted as “disciplinary time” which meant those sentenced for crimes committed after December 15, 1998 would serve their entire minimum before becoming eligible for a shot at parole, rumors have circulated among them that a new