Richard Brown

Profile

Mr. Richard Brown is currently located at CSP-Solano in Northern California, serving a sentence of (LWOP) Life Without the Possibility of Parole. He is a First Time Offender and has been incarcerated for approximately 16 years.

Bio

Mr. Brown is currently 43-years of age. He was born in Stockton, California, where his offense occurred at the young age of 27-years old. He still maintains strong love and support from his family and friends. During the course of his prison life he has maintained on the course of positivity and productivity in the course of transformation for improvement for himself and the community in society.

Rehabilitative Accomplishments and Achievements

a) Graduated from high school and retained a g.e.d.
b) Completed alternatives to violence project program
c) Current member & participant in LWOP-group, support group, and writing group
d) Current mentor for the lwop lifeline youth offender program
e) Completed facilitators training program
f) Completed 12-week workshop via M.A.N.U.P. Program
g) Completed Conductors Training for M.A.N.U.P. Program
h) Completed Victims Awareness Program
i) Completed Self-Help Groups of the following: Anger Management, Criminal Addictive Thinking, etc.
j) Lead Conductor for M.A.N.U.P. Program, promoting manhood.

Redemption

Mr. Brown expresses his deepest remorse for all the pain he has caused to anyone and everyone. He is now a New, Transformed, an Improved person. He no longer retains the immature mentality he once had. He seeks redemption with the above accomplishments and achievements to his credit and requests a “Second Chance” to be a Free Man, and a positive influence within our society.

Contact Information

Mr. Richard Brown, T-17058
CSP-Solano A4-104L
P.O. Box 4000,
Vacaville, Ca. 95696-4000

E-Mail address: Him2mt@aol.com

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SB 1437 is Constitutional: Xavier Beccera’s Brief

Today, the Attorney General broke with the DAs and the CDAA and filed a Brief in 2 appelate courts stating that SB 1437 is constitutional.

Here is the Brief, in Case No. D075790:

Attorney General’s Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Real Parties in Interest (PDF)

Youth Offender Parole Hearings for LWOP – and CHCF has a New LWOP Group!

CA LWOP Group Announcement
Please advise ALL your loved ones, who were over age 18 when their offense occurred, that the First District Court of Appeal, Division Four, GRANTED defendants Edwards and Chioma (of Alameda County) relief on their argument that Penal Code Sec. 3051, subd.(h) was being administered (by CDCR and courts) in violation of the Equal Protect Clause of California Constitution!

What that means in plain language is: Youth Offender Parole Hearings, even for LWOPS, must be performed for ALL criminal defendants – especially between 19 and 25 yrs. When their offense occurred – cannot be denied Franklin Hearings nor suitability parole hearings after serving twenty-five years of incarceration! We are certain that the Attorney General has or, will file and appeal but, because this case was settled on Equal Protection Principles, it is highly unlikely the Justices of the State Supreme Court will undue this ruling. See link provided herewith for the actual case. Spread the word about this significant court ruling.

https://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2019/a147103.html

ANNOUNCING CA LWOP CHCF STOCKTON
(California Health Care Facility)

The nearly one hundred LWOPS housed at California Health Care Facility Stockton, are proud to announce, that on Thursday June 6, 2019 we held our initial LWOP meeting with a nearly full classroom on Facility E. Many more LWOPS have subscribed/petitioned for attendance however, our class sizes are limited. Yet, with the support of our outside sponsors, we will make every effort to keep all LWOP inmates, here at CHCF informed about whatever news and/or events effecting CA LWOPS.

CHCF LWOP would also like the help of the entire CA LWOP Group in thanking (A) Warden Aldridge, CRM K. Petersen, our group Sponsor J. Flores and the many unnamed administrators of CHCF who made this amazing opportunity possible. They all deserve our collective applause.

Kenneth L. Moore C16557
CHCF LWOP Facilitator

Spoon Jackson on KALW’s Crosscurrents Uncuffed interviews commuted LWOP-er Hung Ly

Spoon Jackson and Hung Ly both worked for the Solano Visions Newsletter, and both were sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP).

Recently, Hung Ly, a member of the Lifers With Optimistic Progress, received a commutation for his sentence. Spoon Jackson, who was locked up in 1977, is still waiting for his commutation, and he interviews Hung Ly about the process of waiting for politicians to show mercy, about being older in prisons where he has to be housed in dorms, hearing all the stories on how others are getting released to the streets again, where he is still waiting for the politicians to decide whether he is reformed, even though the family of the victim has long since forgiven him…

Listen here to this story by Spoon and Hung about LWOP

Listen to Spoon Jackson’s poem At night I fly…

Screenshot from Uncuffed Poetry, by Spoon Jackson, on the KALW website (“Uncuffed” producers Damon Cooke (left), Steve Drown (middle), and Spoon Jackson (right) ).

 

Sentencing Project features abolish-LWOP-initiatives in its Newsletter

The Sentencing Project featured the Drop-LWOP Campaign in California as one of the initiatives to ge involved in, in its latest State Advocacy Newsletter.

In this Newsletter the Sentencing Project also features the New York-based RAPP-Campaign (Release Aging People from Prison Campaign) and the Parole Preparation Project, which organized a Parole Justice Advocacy Day in support of legislative priorities to allow parole for all people aged 55 and older who have served 15 consecutive years in prison.

You can also download, read and share the April-published Paper:

The Next Step: Ending Excessive Punishment for Violent Crimes
Released: April 02, 2019
By: Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D.:
“The Next Step highlights 15 reforms in 19 states implemented over the past two decades that have produced more effective, fiscally sound, and humane policies for people convicted of violent crimes.”
The Next Step - Sentencing Project

 

SB1437’s 2019 Accomplice Liability for Murder – Report by Judge J. Richard Couzens

SB 1437's 2019 Accomplice Liability, detailed report by (retired)Superior Court Judge Couzens. Read it if you plan to file an SB1437 petition. Thank you CA LWOP sponsors for making it available.

SB 1437’s 2019 Accomplice Liability, detailed report by (retired) Superior Court Judge Couzens. Read it if you plan to file an SB1437 petition. Thank you CA LWOP sponsors for making it available.

Click here or on the intro-text to open the 41-page Report.

 

Meet Norman Williams

Norman Williams

Norman Williams

My name is Norman Williams, I’m 48 years old and I was born in Jamaica. Raised in the mean streets of Southside, Central Kingston by a single mother of five children.

During the political civil unrest, in the 70’s and 80’s, my neighborhood experienced the most-documented brutality of that time. In 1978, ten young men were lured out of the neighborhood by government agents and five were murdered, the other five escaping — these men were my cousin and my friend’s father.

One of these men was a part of the Jamaica National Soccer Team, and my hero. This incident is called the “Green Bay Killing.” The following year, 1979, I was shot in my face by a stray bullet at age eight when a rival member came to my neighborhood and shot it up. I almost lost my eye and spent over a month in the hospital.

By the time 1980 had arrived, the unrest was at an all-time high in Jamaica; the military teamed up with the rival political party and massacred people at a party (this was called the “Gold Street Massacre”). Eventually, my mother immigrated to the United States after that incident.

Me, my brothers and sister followed behind, gradually one after another. I arrived in the U.S. as a teenager in Brooklyn, New York with my single mother working two – sometimes three – jobs to take care of her children. I got seduced by the false hope that came with selling drugs and enticed by the luxuries it gave, though inevitably, I would get arrested from time-to-time for misdemeanor marijuana sales and carrying a concealed weapon.

On 11/24/1995, a drug deal negotiation-gone-bad ended with a human being losing his life. I can’t erase or change and will not forget – the question of guilt or innocence doesn’t end there, I’ve fully grasped the trickle-down effect one brand of choices can have.

I have numerous self-help laudatory Chrono’s, a diploma in Bible study, eight certificates from ECS Prison, Vocational Computer certificate, a certificate for Non-Violence Workshop (AVP), M.A.N.U.P. Chrono and
certificate, as well as Self-Help Facilitators mentoring chrono.
With strenuous circumstance and this violent environment without any rehabilitation assistance from CDCR, I am committed to my emotional and spiritual growth, welfare, and society.

Sincerely,

Norman Williams K-80125
CSP Solano A5-225
PO BOX 4000
Vacaville CA 95696