The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 7 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.
OCEAN newsletters have expanded across the states. One detainee in another hospital has replied to our article in Issue 6: “Correcting false information in your detainee charts VIA DATA CHALLENGE-It’s your responsibility.”
We received this letter from Jim Blessings in North Carolina and found it to be so imperative that we thought we would simply share his story word for word:
My name is Jim Blessing, I am 77 years of age and I have been civilly committed 11 years. I committed myself based on what an evaluator told me. It was obvious to her that I was heartbroken over hurting my family and I was in need of answers. She told me that if I committed myself, I would get all my questions answered and my family would be brought in to join me in treatment sessions, for rehabilitation. My attorney said I would only be looking at one year. It didn’t take long after my arrival to learn I had been lied to. My family would not be joining me and I got no answers in group therapy because all they wanted was detailed disclosures of the past, nothing relating to the underlying issues for my offense. I went searching on my own and found my answers. Dr. Fred Berlin was a great help. I communicated with him over a 2 year period.
I was highly criticized for looking for answers outside of the program. Evaluators took it upon themselves to destroy my good character in annual reports and create false information to punish me.
One evaluator even gave me a Narcissistic personality disorder for my contact with Dr. Berlin.
I appreciate the information you gave about false information in annual reports on page 3. I am looking into what I could do.
I am putting together a class-action lawsuit addressing a number of issues including having a recourse to challenge false information in our reports.
I received a copy of your OCEAN newsletter when I received my December Legal Pad from Eldon Dillingham. I am so grateful he included a copy with his mailing.
Your OCEAN Newsletter is very much appreciated and I commend you on the great work you are doing. I share your newsletter with others.
I was told that California passed a law that requires the sex offender program there must have max out date. Is this true?
By the way, our case managers are social workers who know nothing about sex offending and they focus on detailed pornographic descriptions of one’s offenses. I will address this in my lawsuit.
This program is controlled by a “for profit” company whose objective is to use us to make money.
The company is “Wellpath Recovery Solutions” and they are a 1.5 billion dollar institute.
They treat us like slaves and the conditions are far more punitive than prison. We have no privacy.
The staff comes by our rooms and looks in every 30 minutes and we cannot put anything on the window to indicate we are getting dressed or using the bathroom. They control the lights and there is a light that stays on 24-7 even when the regular lights are turned off and is bright enough to read by. The portions of food are small, to save money! We have had two people too die recently from a lack of good medical care. This is just a few things out of many that we deal with every day here in S.C .. I will close for now. Keep up the good work!
Signed, Jim Blessing
Thank you Jim, and we will continue the fight for our constitutional rights, liberty and reform. Let everyone in S.C. know they are in our thoughts and prayers.