Ongoing Legal Battles

In February 2021, Rand filed a Writ of Mandamus against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington, MDOC Chief Medical Officer Carmen McIntyre, M.D., and MDOC Central Michigan Correctional Facility Warden John Christiansen claiming that they have not performed their public duty in accordance with their oath of office and the public duty doctrine due to the crisis of COVID-19 inside Michigan prisons that they are responsible for.

download Writ of Mandamus, Gould v Governor Whitmer, et al, February 2021 (PDF)


In 2020-2021 Rand has been challenging the potentially illegal denials of his parole by the Michigan Parole Board. The following documents were submitted as part of a Write of Mandamus to the 29th Circuit Court in Ithaca, MI on January 29, 2021.

Letter to Clerk

Proof of Service

Praecipe

Notice of Hearing

Waive Fees and Costs and Indigency Affidavit

Petition for Writ of Mandamus


Rand also has engaged in a fight with Oakland county to challenge his sentencing and other aspects of his case. Below are some of the documents he has drafted as part of this battle.

Motion to Vacate Conviction and Set Aside Judgement for Lack of Jurisdiction (October 23, 2019) (PDF)

Motion for Reconsideration of Application for Leave to Appeal (January 12, 2020) (PDF)

Motion to Show Cause Why Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judges Cheryl A. Matthews and Shalina Kumar Should Not Be Held in Contempt (December 2, 2019) (PDF)

Gould Letter to Judicial Assistant Lombardo (September 16, 2019) (PDF)

Motion to Compel Production of Court Documents Required to Pursue Appeals (November 14, 2019) (PDF)

Gould Letter to Kumar (August 21, 2019) (PDF)

Motion for Reconsideration of Delayed Application for Leave to Appeal (June 25, 2019) (PDF)

Motion to Disqualify Prosecutor (November 14, 2018) (PDF)

Motion to Correct Judgement of Sentence (November 14, 2018) (PDF)

Rand also sent out this template of a letter that his supporters could send to the parole board when the time comes.

Sample letter of support to parole board (PDF)