Wednesday, February 4, 2009

parole plan for 2010

Division of Adult Institutions DOC-745 (Rev. 10/2009)
Wisconsin Statutes
Chapter 304
Administrative Code
Shaw, Terrance
Housing Unit: W-bldg
DOC Number: 138254
Social Worker: Messing

Tomah, WI (Veteran's Hospital for Vietnam PTSD Treatment Program and Residential Housing) .
EMPLOYMENT (Include name, address of employer, the type of work you will look for and/ or the type of work you are qualified for.) Initially I '11 be occupied taking Veteran 's Treatment for my diagnosed Vietnam PTSD. after I complete that program, I will be eligible for therapeutic residency following treatment. Vietnam PTSD was also a factor in my crime, but I didn't realize it until after I was in prison and CCI’s Dr. Richard Arnsen helped me discover and understand it, as well as the role it played in the acting out of my crime. After I coming to prison I have been diagnosed with Vietnam PTSD by a psychiatrist and an MD from the V.A Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI (and it is in my prison file) .

HOUSING (Include name, address, telephone number and relationship of person or persons with whom you will live.) Initially my housing will be at the VA Medical Center at Tomah, WI. The VA. letter in my file dated 09-27-01 , states that I have bean accepted into their VA Medical Center at Tomah, WI, for my Vietnam PTSD, and the full-time residency they will give me tor housing upon my completing their Veteran PTSD treatment program, plus several other Veteran's Benefits that I've earned because I am an Honorably Discharged Air Force Veteran with 20% service-connected disabilities, after I had completed my 4-year enlistment from May 1966 through May 1970.

FINANCIAL STATUS (Include information on all savings and sources of assistance when released as well as all debts, court obligations etc.) I have no debts or court obligations. I have over $500 in my innate account. Before I came to prison in 1982 I had already paid-in to my social security for over the minimum of 1 0-years (40-quarters) so I am eligible to collect my social security when I reach age 65, as well as I can receive my 20% service-connected disability compensation check every month and for the rest of my life too.

I have degenerative bone in my right knee, a 10% Bilateral Hearing loss and Tinnitus in both ears. It is also noted in my HSU file that I have lover back problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis in my fingers, shoulders, elbows, knees and hips, and Heart pain, to where I have to take various daily medications and carry Nitroglycerin on my person 24-hours a day. I also have colon problems (an occlusion) needing additional fiber in my daily diet.

My two children are both adults over 40-years of age now. My daughter’s name is XXXX
My son's name is xxxx. Both my children have sent letters in the past supporting my parole.

At the time of this MAY 2010 parole hearing I will have served 27-years and 1-month. I have successfully participated in SOT for 3-years at WCI with Dr. Ankarlo. You can refer to my 02-07-03 SOT Program Report, DOC-1423, to see the WCI Chief Psychologist's written evaluation of me on the back of the 2003 DOC-1423, he states, "Mr. Shaw has benefited greatly from his participation in SOT and has displayed his understanding of the treatment principles in his self-disclosure and feedoack." On the front of the 2003 DOC-1423 form you will see that Dr. Ankarlo rates my Programing Issues Status, as not having any High Treatment Need Areas at this time. In my 1962-1903 files when I came through the WDOC’s Assessment & Evaluation (A&E) in 1982-1983, the AW documents TEM-60, TEM-62, TEM-63 and DOC-221 indicates that the WDOC’s professional evaluator recommends that I "participate" in SOT, to understand the dynamics of my crime. I also spent 3-years in CCI Dr. Richard Armsen's treatment group, as well as one-on-one counseling, from 1989 through 1993. Therefore, I have successfully "participated" in treatment to understand the dynamics of my crime and SOT, just like the WDOC's 1982-1983 A&E recommended that I do. NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH MY CRIME OR ITS SERIOUSNESS SINCE I WAS CONVICTED AND SENTENCED IN 1982. SINCE NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH MY CRIME OR ME SINCE I WAS CONVICTED AND SENTENCED IN 1982, AND THERE IS NO NEW OFFENSE OR ACTION TO MORE TREATMENT THAN WAS RECOMMENDED PROGRAMMING FOR ME AT A&E in 1982; I have already successfully satisfied my original WDOC A&E programing requirements to lower my risk for parole. Therefore, there is no legal justification for more sex offender treatment at this time and any more sex offender treatment is not really necessary. I am currently good to go out on parole, and I have been good to go out on parole ever since I successfully "participated" in treatment with CCI’s Dr. Arnsen, and WCI”S Dr Ankarlo's EXCELLENT 02-07-Sex Offender Treatment Program Report on DOC-1423.

I'd also like to point out to the parole board that according to Wisconsin law, Wisconsin Statute §301.47(3)(c)(d) states that: "The department may not require an inmate to participate in a rehabilitation program under sub. (1). The department may not base any decision regarding an inmates conditions of confinement, including discipline, or an inmate's eligibility for release, on an inmate's decision to participate or not participate in a rehabilitation program under sub. (1)." I don't want to believe that the WI Parole Beard will knowingly and intentionally violate the intent and spirit of the above quoted law by refusing to give me a "serious" consideration for my eligibility for release en parole, by falsely claiming that I need more sex offender treatment, even though I have successfully done what the 1982-1983 A&E professional WDOC evaluator requires of me in their programming recommendation to reduce my risk for parole, which I have already done. SINCE NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH ME OR THE SERIOUSNESS OF MY CRIME SINCE MY Conviction, sentence and 1982-1983 WDOC A&E, I am good to be paroled right now today.

I would also like to add that I am eternally sorrowful for me raping and murdering 30-year old Mrs. Erickson back in 1981. Now today, through all of my years of treatment that I've already done, and me also being diagnosed as suffering from Vietnam PTSD as a factor at the time of my crime, I now understand the dynamics behind what was psychologically going on with me at the moment in time when I did the crime that one afternoon back in 1981.

I 'd also like to add that when I first came to prison back in 1982 I didn't even know my high school fractions, decimals and percents. But during my first year in prison I got clean and sober and had a Spiritual Awakening. I studied hard to remedy my mathematical deficit and went on to the University of Wisconsin, Madison-Extension, and got 4-credits in Algebra and 3-credits in Accounting, and became a prison GED math tutor for a few years.
I also successfully completed the 4-year Ambassador Bible College correspondence course by Herbert W. Armstrong out of Passadena, California. After that I took and successfully completed the Kenneth E. Hagin's RHEMA Bible College; correspondence course out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for 60-credits. Then I went on to get a Master's Degree in Religious Studies, a Doctorate in Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion. My Doctoral Dissertation is registered and copyrighted at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Here at OSCI I had a meeting with Chaplain Reinke and let her know that (after I complete my Vietnam PTSD Treatment in Tomah, WI) I would like to apply for an Assistant Chaplain's position, since I believe I am called by God and my religious correspondence course degrees make me qualified to work in that capacity. OSCI’s Chaplain Reinke encouraged me, stating that the WDOC currently employs two mormer inmates as Chaplains. Therefore, after I get parole (and complete the Vietnam PTSD Treatment at the Veteran's Hospital in Tomah) I will send a copy of my currently updated resume' to the WDOC'S Human Relations Director and apply. After I get paroled I also plan to volunteer to speak at jails, prisons, churches, or any place that will invite me to speak, about what I was like, what happened, and what I am like now, in hopes that I can reach someone to help them turn their life around too. I believe I have credibility with inmates since I have been an inmate myself for ever 27+ years of straight incarceration from 1982 through 2010. I actually have, and am, walking the walk; therefore I am not only qualified, but I have credibility. I can also relate to inmates' about faith and spirituality in general, even though my personal faith is Christian. Even to atheists, God can be considered a Good Orderly Direction.

other information you feel the Commission should know about your institution programming, group participation, evening and weekend activities, other efforts you have made on your behalf at the institution, who visits you and how often, individuals who may assist you when released, and alternate or second plan if any, etc. but DO NOT attach anything to this form.)
The circumstances tending to establish my suitability for parole are that I do not possess a violent crime committed while a juvenile; I have a stable social history and prior tax paying work record; I have shown remorse; I committed the crime as a result of significant stress in my life and the significant stress had built over a long period of tire; I lack any significant history of violent crime; this is my only felony and first time in prison; at 61-years old I am now of an age that reduces the portability of recidivism; I have made realistic plans for release, plus I have developed new marketable skill (that also accommodate my various disabilities and aging) through taking extensive correspondence courses while in prison for 27+ years; and I have engaged in institutional activities that indicate an enhanced ability to function within the Law upon release. Here, I have shown uncontradicted evidence of my rehabilitation and there is no other evidence that I currently posses a danger to society. My current behavior during my many years (3-decades) since my offense, and my current mental state, demonstrate that my past offense is no longer a realistic indicator of my "current" dangerousness. I have engaged in extensive rehabilitation through the WDOC and on my own for my own personal enrichment, gained insight into the dynamics of my offense, expressed remorse, and made realistic parole plans. Mere recitation of the circumstances of the commitment offense, fails to provide the required 'modicum of evidence" of unsuitability for release on parole.
April 5, 2010
DISTRIBUTION: Original - Social Service File; Copy - CRU; Copy - Agent of Record