Thursday, April 21, 2011
William Payne has shown remarkable improvement in his years of imprisonment and is now a model prisoner. He has been recommended for medium custody by staff and this has been turned down. He requires programming that is offered at Fox Lake Correctional Institution and needs to get there in order to be released.
In addition, He needs tutor help with reading as he is dyslexic. He has gotten help from tutor in the past and is now being refused the help. Here are his letters and documents.
William Payne #280194
Green Bay Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 19033
Green Bay , WI 54307
March. 25th 2011
Dear Family and friends,
I hope this letter finds all of you in best of health and spirits.I write you all because its time for my Parole hearing again. I could really use all of your help again with letters of support which need to be sent to the Parole Commissioner. Ill send along the address , which will be listed at the bottom of this letter. For those who have been with me throughout these 14 long years I've been in this hell, I'd like to Thank you specially cause you've been there through my pain & sorrow, my shame & my humility , but I promise if I'm granted Parole & make it back into society , I will be a stronger person , a good person and I will see to it that I won't let you down! My Family and I Thank, you for your help and we appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives for me.
Please send letters to the address below:
Wisconsin Parole Commission
3009 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7960
Madison , WI 53707-7960
Thank you all!
State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections
February 4, 2011
Rev. Jerry Hancock . .
Director, the Prison Ministry Project
1609 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726
Your recent email inquiry to Mr. Hamblin, DOC Secretary and Mr. Heise, Director Classification and Movement, regarding inmate Payne, William #280194, has been referred to my office for response.
It is encouraging to hear of the positive steps being taken by Mr. Payne involved in such contacts and programs. I know that Mr. Payne has been hoping for reduced custody but has remained maximum for the time being. Clearly he has adjusted and sustained positive adjustment while at CCI. I believe continued positive adjustment will result in serious custody reduction consideration. While a move to another facility may interrupt the present interactions, I trust that he will be able to continue his positive steps.
James Parisi - Sector Chief
Bureau of Offender Classification and Movement (BOCM)
Cc: DOC Secretary
M. Heise, BOCM Director file
Documents and Summations: click to view big
Positive adjustment noting no new conduct reports this review period. He has recieved 5 minors and
no majors since reception. Last Minor on 03/04/2009 Reprimand for 303.40 Unauthorized study
William. Payne has completed Anger Management and school. He remains in need of AODA treatment and CG1P. TABE :cores are documented as 2.5 reading and 2.9 math. Mis reading score is too low to enter into treatment programs.Academic refresher is a need for him (he is enrolled) and the need is found in the Education/Programs screens of the computcr system, but for some reason does not reflect in the program status information on the Inmate Classification Report. School confirms he is enrolled, that his latest TABE reading score is 3.9 and will likely not go much higher, and that he continues in academic refresher to work on it. He is not eligible for CIP/ERP due to his offense. CCI/L. Fait TimeStamp: 7 December 2010 12:40:22______________________ __
WILLIAM Payne requests transfer to FLCI for additional programing. He also mentioned concern about taking the TABE test staTing that he has a diagnosis of dyslexia as well as other learning disabilities. He stated that he has had learning disabilities since he was a young child. When completing his HSED he recievEd accommodations to help him with the recading so that he could successfully complete his tests. He said that he has requested accommodations for the TABE test and has been told that he will not recieve any additional assistance. He said he has made 5 or 6 attempts on the TABE test, but has not been able to complete it in the amount of time given due to his learning disabilities. CC1/A.RISTAU rimeStamp: 18 November 2010 08:37:08
Staff Appraisal and Recommendations (Pre-Hearing)
Recommendation for reduction in custody to medium with transfer to FLCI or any other available medium. Mr. Payne has been recommended medium custody at his last 7 Reclassifications.The unit team has continued to support a reduction in custody for Mr. Payne. He continues to show that he is capable of maintaining himself in a medium setting by staying major conduct report free, participating in essential programs that have been available to him and volunteering "or other programs. He has received no major conduct reports since his admission in 1997 and he has received a total of 5 minor tickets in approximately 14 years. He has completed anger management, ABE and Restorative Justice and is currently on the wait list for CG1P. He last saw parole in 10/2008 and received a D36 with an endorsement from the commissioner for custody reduction to participate in his remaining program needs. He will moderate in Sentence structure in approximately 2 years. To continue to deny a custody reduction is discouraging and reduces the offender's motivation, although he remains optimistic in spite of the previous decisions. CCI/A.RISTAU
VimcStamp: 18 November 2010 09:12:29
Mr. Payne told the committee he is now working in the Recreation Department. He said he made it through Anger vlanagement with a tutor and feels with tutor assistance he can complete his other program needs. He said he feels he las learned something from each and every program he has completed. He said he has made mistakes and he is trying to learn from them. CCI/L. Fait . .
TimcStamp: 8 December 2010 13:44:52________________________
This is a review of custody, institution placement, and program assignment per DOC 302 Wisconsin Administrative Code. The factors taken into consideration are found in DOC 302.07 and 302.10. After careful consideration of Social Worker summary, file material, and the offender's comments/requests as they relate to the factors in DOC 302 and the
risk presented to the community, institution, staff, and other inmates as well as any vulnerability issues and/or service iceds, we did not come to a unanimous decision. This is referred to the Second Step Committee, consisting of the CC1 Deputy Warden and BOCM Sector Chief assigned to CCI, for a Second Step Review.
Factors supporting retention in maximum custody include assaultive current offense, loss of life, assaultive offense listory, high risk in sentence structure on the risk rating, time left to serve and 36-month deferral from the Earned Release Review Commission (ERRC). Factors supporting reduction to medium custody include positive adjustment record with no new conduct reports, program completions and willingness to continue with programming, endorsement 'or reduced custody by the ERRC, and support of the unit team for reduction to medium. If medium custody is approved, he could be placed at any medium facility noting he has ample time to complete his remaining program iceds later in his sentence. We expect continued positive adjustment and completion of any programs made available to him in order to address risk factors. We expect he will pay restitution and court obligations if he owes them.
Recall is set for December 2011. CCI/L. Fait
rimeStamp: 8 December 2010 14:12:04
******** 2nd Step Committee Review ************
Committee reviewed this classification review, along with background of offense and institution adjustment. It is noted hat there has been much deliberation in recent past as to considering custody reduction with regard to overall recent positive adjustment. It is noted that Mr. Payne has been at CCI since 11 /2001. The committee feels that the nature of he offense and sentence structure supports continued maximum custody arrangements. However, we feel it is in order o determine appropriateness for custody reduction, that Mr. Payne's further adjustment be observed in another max setting as familiarity of CCI procedures has made adjustment easy, would like to monitor adjustment in other selling prior to custody reduction consideration. One year recall in order. Retain Max transfer to WC1/GBC1.__________
Page 5 Comments
Consideration made to social worker, Re-Classification Committee, and 2nd Step Committee comments. Concur with the 2nd Step Committee, to provide further monitoring at another maximum site. Inmate Payne is encouraged to continue with the positive efforts at that new site. TimcStamp: 6 January 2011 13:46:11 M.S. Olson
Monday, November 22, 2010
Columbia Correctional Institution
portage, WI 53901
Crime: felony murder
Release Date: 8-7-27
I have been in prison for 12 1/2 years and never had a major conduct report, I'm serving a 45 year prison sentence for murder. in 1997 me and someone else was getting high and drinking when me and my victim got in to it. I took things too far and end up taking someone life and that was the Biggest Mistake of my life. See, I grew up around violence all my life, but that’s no excuse for what I did to get me here, but since I been in prison I change my life around and I would like to share some of things that I have accomplished.
I got my, H.S.E.D., Restorative Justice Program, Anger Management Program, Survival Skills Group, Turning Point 1 & 2, Analogous Counseling & enlightenment Program.
Before I came to prison I couldn't read or write, but I worked hard over the past years to accomplish the things that I have which I'm very proud of. But yet in still PRC would not lower my classification to give me a chance to show I have made improvement in my rehabilitation, even though I got high praise from staff that around me also my family and friend, even people have came into my life since my incarceration, even the Warden has encourage me to file an-appeal, but I been second stepped the last six PCR hearings, so now the tax payer is paying $30,000 thousand dollar a year for someone who prove he willing and have made a drastic change to improve my life, even the parole commissioner call me a model Inmate and reduction in my custody rating to make me eligible for medium for I can take my last program which is level 5 A.O.D.A.
Now let me tell you about the family support I have on the outside. My brother is the head of a company call city wide cleaning, one of his good friends own it his name is Brian Hicks,(picture of letter included here) and he wrote a letter to the parole commissioner tell him I have a job and a good support system, but my brother Anthony Hill; is the proud owner of a company call, U Scream we clean snow removal and lawn care, and he willing to give me 25% of this company to help better myself, I also will be living with my brother, and going to school to be a chef, I plan on opening my own restaurant, that's always been my dream. My family is willing to help to as well.
PS if anyone have any question or comments please do not
hesitate to contact me at Columbia Correctional Institution; P.O. Pox 900 Portage, WIS 53901
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I am writing you on behalf of William Payne. I met him at WSPF when he was my student. I was a teacher there for eight years. I have retired and now communicate through letters with William. I feel very blessed to have made his acquaintance.
When I first met William he could not read or write. He enrolled in the education program. He was my student right from the start. I spent a lot of time with him helping him to learn how to read and write. We also had lots of time to talk to one another. See I would help by reading his letters to him and then writing letters back. I also read his DOC file to him so he could prepare for PRC. I would always just write what he wanted to say. There was a time when he had done everything WSPF had asked of him and should have been leaving but instead he was taken back to Level 3 and told him it was a mistake that he should have never gone to the Unit for leaving. I did help him write a letter to Madison: Pie ended up leaving the institution. He has stayed out of trouble since that.
When I was able to write him and he wrote me back, I was so excited that he finished his education and now has a job. It was also proven that what he was at WSPF for was wrong and that he was wrongly accused. I feel that he has made mistakes but has always admitted to his wrong doings. I feel that if he had been in a different situation on the streets and the schools would have cared about him that he would not have gotten into trouble. I also believe that if given the chance to get out that he would go on the straight and narrow. To me, he is a good guy that made a huge mistake and wants to make that up the best he can.
If you would like to talk to me further you may call me. I hope this has helped. Sincerely,
2008 staff Appraisal and Recommendations (transcription below of text at left. Click on picture to view document bigger)
Inmate Request is supported. Mr. Payne has been "second- stepped" the last six PRC Apperances and Reviews.
The Unit Team indicated over whelming support of Mr. Payne at his last Two PRC Hearings. Mr. Payne is conducting himself as a Model Inmate and has for some time now. He has promoted three times in his Unit Job and is now the Servery Worker with Excellent Evaluation. He has not had any Conduct Reports since 2005. Parole Commissioner endorsed reduction in Custody Ratinf and Transfer to Medium on 10/24/08. To continue to deny a custody reduction is discouraging and reduces the Offender's Motivation, although he remains optimistic in spite of the previous decisions.
CCI\R.Bradley; 16 December 2008
Social Worker Parole Summary Worksheet
(transcription below of text at left. Click on picture to view document bigger)
program needs and participation
WSPF PROGRAM PHASE
PROGRAM NEED Anger Management
PARTICIPATION/PLAN Completed 4/17/06
Academic-HSED Completed 6/2/08
Needed:Vocational Wait List
CGIP Wait List
AODA Wait List
SINCE RECEPTION: MAJORS 0 MINORS 4
SINCE LAST PAROLE -ACTION MAJORS 0 MINORS 0
ADJUSTMENT ON THE PRESENT LIVING UNIT :Works on the Unit, Good Evaluations. Relates well to Staff and Inmates
CURRENT WORK ASSIGNMENT Utility;START DATE: 6/16/08
Excellent Support for Employment and Living Situation.
PENDING CHARGES: None
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/SOCIAL WORKER ASSESSMENT:
Competed Restorative Justice Program Voluntarily and continues the aftercare group. Mr. Payne has made a great deal of progress and personal growth through his Incarceration and accepts accountability for his actions. He has worked hard to complete all programming and improve his conduct.
Attn: Social Worker Robyn Bradley
2925 Columbus Drive
Portage WI, 53901
Dear Honorable Members of the Parole Board:
My name is Brian Hicks and I own City Wide Cleaning LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am writing on behalf of Anthony Hill and his brother William Payne. Anthony Hill is the Operations Manager for my company and Anthony has been the best thing that could have happened for me or my company. Anthony Hill has been a positive influence in the hiring and training process of all employees within my company and has shown great leadership and care for each employees growth, not only in the work place but also personally. In my line of work many of the prospective employees we hire are down on their luck or perhaps struggling through life and are looking for that first step back into the working world. I have seen Anthony take special care with employees who were straggling, offering words of advice or help to employees when they need a little lift. Anthony has been nothing but a helping hand to not only me but all of my employees.
When Anthony told me about his brother William Payne and that a parole hearing was approaching, I was impressed to hear that he did not just sit and wait for his next parole hearing, that William was able to accomplish receiving his High School Diploma, and is now looking to enroll in culinary classes to continue his education, to help increase his chance of success when released.
If the board feels that William Payne has shown sufficient accomplishments, improvements and remorse for past crimes, I am more than willing to work with William Payne when released and offer carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and janitorial training. I am also able to offer part time work in the same field as a stepping stone to a better life for William Payne. I believe that Anthony as a brother will be able to offer support and experience of how to succeed in a life after incarceration. Support from family is always important and I believe after seeing how well Anthony works with employees he has just met, his brother will have more than enough loving support if released.
Brian Patrick Hicks
City Wide Cleaning LLC ,
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Current Offense/Field Supervision Violations 01 940.03
FELONY MURDER DEC New GOVERNING 45 YRS, 00 MOS MILWAUKEE 04 943.32(2) ARMED ROBBERY 05 939.05 PARTY TO A CRIME
This is his 1st Incarceration as a New Admission, not a violation, Milwaukee county for Felony Murder & Armed Robbery' Party to a Crime. Mr. Payne and an accomplice and male victim were consuming drugs & alcohol and talking about killing someone. Mr. Payne and the accomplice drove victim to his apartment at knife point to look for money to buy drugs. During struggle at victim's apartment, Mr. Payne stabbed the victim in the left chest, resulting in death. Victim was robbed, found $2 in change & a pocket knife on the victim, Mr. Payne was not there during the robbery, CCI\R.Bradley TimeStamp: 16 December 2008 08:25:09 None
If you are recommended for a parole grant, the time frame within which you shall be released, as established by the chairperson of the Parole Commission, shall be reflected in the grant.
GENERAL REASONS FOR ACTION TAKEN
1 . You have developed an adequate plan, but will need Agent's verification.
2. Release at this time would involve an unreasonable risk to the public.
3. Your institutional conduct has been satisfactory.
4. You have NOT served sufficient time for punishment.
5. Your program participation has NOT been satisfactory.
PAROLE COMMISSION COMMENTS on same action taken on 2008 (again, transcription and picture below)
You are serving your 1st period of adult incarceration as a new sentence for PTAC of felony murder in which you, an accomplice, and a male victim were consuming alcohol and drugs and talking about killing someone. Records indicate you and your accomplice eventually drove the victim to his apartment at knife point to look for money to buy drugs, and once there, a struggle ensued, and you stabbed the victim in the chest resulting in his death. You apparently left, and the victim was then robbed by the accomplice of $2.00 in change and a pocket knife. You were received in the WPS on 12/23/97, and transferred to CCI on 1 1/8/01 . You have a minimal prior record (adult only-1997 battery), and at 35 years of age, you have served approximately 1 1 years and 3 months of a 45 year sentence. Your institutional conduct has been excellent with the exception of your involvement in a disturbance at CCA Whiteville, TN on 1 1/30/99. Case file information indicates you were a willing participant in an assault on staff in a housing unit, and identified by an officer as the individual who was "kicking me in the chest and hitting me in the face."
During today's hearing, you stated "I wasn't a willing participant," and further denied assaulting any staff member at CCA Whiteville. You later accepted responsibility for the committing offense and repeatedly expressed remorse for what occurred. You continued by stating "I'm a good person that made a lot of bad mistakes." Records further indicate you have unmet programming needs for AODA residential treatment, CGIP, and voc ed, and according to your social worker, you are a good worker, who relates well to staff and other inmates. In addition, you voluntarily participated in and successfully completed the restorative justice program, and have "made a great deal of progress and personal growth" during your incarceration. Your risk level has been and remains high by virtue of your past actions, and as discussed and agreed upon at today's hearing, you have more time to serve for punishment.
At the same time, the Parole Commission feels you have earned a reduction in custody rating, and as such, endorses transfer to reduced security to participate in and successfully complete your remaining program needs. Once again, you are reminded of the importance of maintaining good conduct with no further conduct reports, major or minor, and continuing to work on grounds while receiving good performance evaluations to help lower your risk level.
This recommendation requires the approval of the Parole Commission Chairperson.
Date: 10/24/2008 — Time: 1 1 :34:44 AM
and again in January 09:
This is a review of custody, institution placement, and program assignment per DOC 302 Wisconsin Administrative Code. The factors taken into consideration are found in DOC 302.07 and 302.10. After careful consideration of Social Worker summary, file material, and the offender's comments/requests as they relate to the factors in DOC 302 and the risk presented to the community, institution, staff, and other inmates as well as any vulnerability issues and/or service needs, we are unanimous in recommending continued maximum custody and retention at CCI.
The committee has referred this case for second step review in the past. The second step committee has retained Mr. Payne in maximum custody for a number of reasons, including sentence structure. The committe notes Mr. Payne remains high risk in sentence structure on the risk rating until 2012. Release is in 2027. Given sentence structure and time left to serve, we are recommending retention in maximum custody at CCI. This does not discount Mr. Paynes positive adjustment record and he is encouraged to continue the positive conduct. However, continued monitoring in maximum custody appears warranted at this time. At his next review, the committee can again consider possible custody reduction. There is no peason to recommend transfer at this time. We expect continued positive adjustment and completion of any programs made available to him in order to address risk factors. We expect he will pay restitution and court obligations if he owes them.
ie has the right to appeal the decision of this review per DOC 302.18. Recall is set for January 2010. 'ClfL.Fa.it
TimeStamp: 7 January 2009 14:06:15
Friday, November 20, 2009
from the PRC report (see last post)
Your prison conduct has been "excellent with the exception of your involvement in a disturbance at CCA Whiteville, TN on 1 1/30/99. Case file information indicates you were a willing participant in an assault on staff in a housing unit, and identified by an officer as the individual who was "kicking me in the chest and hitting me in the face." During today's hearing, you stated "I wasn't a willing participant," and further denied assaulting any staff member at CCA Whiteville. You later accepted responsibility for the committing offense and repeatedly expressed remorse for what occurred. "
Transcription of Affidavit at left:
Wisconsin, Department of Corrections/Respondents
Affidavit/Declaration of Inmate Presley Hubanks 1123904, For the Exoneration inmate William Payne
A Declaration By Presley Hubanks #123904
Pursuant to Title 28 § 1746 (2) U.S.C.
I Presley Hubanks #123904, declare under penalty of perjury that the following statement is true and correct:
1. That during the time relevant in 1999,1 was a prisoner housed at Whiteville Correctional Facility, in Tennessee;
2. It has been brought to my attention by inmate William Payne 1280194, that he has been falsely accused of the Assault on CCA/Staff Larry Joe Regland;
3. I, Presley Hubanks #123904, was charged and Convicted of the Assault on CCA/Staff tarry Joe Regland;
4. To the best of my knowledge inmate William Paynel280i94, was not in the area of the Kitchen, where CCA/Staff Larry Joe Regland, had been Assaulted;
5. Inmate William Payne#280194, was in the Food Storage room at the time of the Assault on CCA/Staff Larry Joe Regland;
6. Inmate William Paynet280194,had nothing to do with any part of the Assault on CCA/Staff Larry Joe Regland;
I Presley Hubanksf 123904, will testify to the facts Stated herein, if called upon or necessary , and have not been threaten to give the above testimony by anyone.
Signed by me this day of May 8 ,2008
Presley Hubanks #l23904
(CCI) p.o. Box 900 Portage.Wis.53901-0900
Signed and sealed by notary public
Thursday, November 19, 2009
William is also Looking for a penpal. Here is his description of himself and his hopes:
I'm looking for a women that's nice, funny, outgoing, and also understanding, a women who has class and knows what she's looking for in life. My name is William Payne. I have been incarcerated for the last 12 1/2 years but with God blessing and help from my family I'll Be home soon. I'm extending my hand in hope's of a strong friendship. I can say that I learned one Important rule to a woman's heart "they don't like a liar." I’m a fire believer in fidelity. I have high respect for women. I will feel very lucky because it's been some time since I've had a opportunity to take a peak into another heart so I say thank you for this chance at a welcome invitation to a new friendship. I'm 36 years young 5'8” dark complexion long hair, as you can tell from this picture I'm not that bad looking, (smile), some of my interests in the finer things in life are family, friends, and also I like pampering my lady friend with things that she needs and what make her smile. I could go on but I'm not going to bore you. I've always had the power of belief when meeting new friends no matter what race, we learn and grow from one another. Well I'm about to end this but never our friendship, whenever one come about, smile. Respectfully submitted. William Payne