Blockbuster Opinion – California Appellate Court

California Appellate Court issues a blockbuster opinion in the case of Charles Riley. On May 22, 2014, the California Appellate Court issued a blockbuster opinion. The case involves Charles Riley, an inmate who has served 38 years for first-degree murder. In June of 1975, when Riley was 19, his girlfriend talked him into murdering her […]

Butler Paroles – The Problem Lingers

California Supreme Court Depublished Roy Butler’s Parole Remand Opinion Dear readers, let me begin with a bit of good news; after 28 years of incarceration Roy Thinnes Butler has officially gone home. Butler Paroles! On June 27, 2014, Roy was officially entered into CDCR computers as “Address: Paroled.” My previous articles depict every step that […]

Cellmate – Prison Roommate

Living with a cellmate is hard, but getting a new prison roommate can be stressful. Getting a new cellmate is stressful. If people living with roommates fight over rent, parking space, noise late at night or early in the morning, or for bills, can you imagine living with a violent stranger in the same room, a stranger […]

Lifers Parole Settlement Solution

Relieving California prisons overcrowding problem by releasing more lifers who are eligible and ready for parole. California State has had systemic problems with its justice system for decades. Crime rates have soared; recidivism rates have been at unacceptable levels for far too long; and now, overcrowding in California’s prisons has caused deaths that has led the […]

The Morrissey 8 Memorandum

Setting due process rights for parolees at their revocation hearings. Ah, the 1979 memorandum. The culprit responsible for today’s overcrowding as well as the current lifer issue. Who is “Morrissey 8”, anyway? In 1972, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Morrissey v. Brewer, 408 U.S. 471. That created due process rights for […]

Lifer Inmate – Hidden Legal Processes

DONKEYS DON’T BRAG, THEY BRAY These articles I’ve written were originally intended for the families of a lifer inmate and lifers themselves, to better familiarize themselves with the legal processes happening all around them, with and without their knowledge. This information, which I’ve characterized as a “threat” to tyranny, has actually resulted in overturning one […]

Letter to Justice Siggins

Letter To Justice Peter Siggins Of The First District Appellate Court, Division 3 – Mediation In The Coleman/Plata Federal Three Judge Court Proceedings. Dear Justice Siggins, Your Honor, I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of all the reformist lifers here and our families, for the personal touch of your letter and assurance […]

In re Roy Butler – Facts and Rumors

Butler vs The Parole Board Case A139411 Welcome to In re Roy Butler controversy. My name is Rudy, and I want to share some facts and dispel some rumors about the Roy Butler vs Parole board case no. A139411, which are the result of some individuals that don’t understand our case, but love to write […]

Prison Living is Not Easy

Even in prison, there are bills to pay. Prison living has been far from easy for me. The probabilities of making it out alive are close to none, and yet all I try to do is to survive one day at a time so that I may one day die a better person than I […]

Sticky Fingers – Alternative sexual practices in prison.

“I’m starved for love. Not ordinary love but real love. The love that’s like music or something.” (J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man) What are the alternative sexual practices in prison? This is one of the most common questions from curious women who have written me over the years is.  How does a man serving a […]