The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 5 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.
All of the information on “concentration camps” within this section, unless otherwise noted, comes from: Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013.
The Encyclopedia Britannica says that concentration camps are “to be distinguished from prisons interning persons lawfully convicted of civil crimes . .. ” Meaning that if the location is meant to hold people who have been convicted of a crime, it is a prison, not a concentration camp. Although most MSOP detainees have been convicted of crimes in the past, this has nothing to do with their incarceration at MSOP. Those that have done prison time-in a real Department of Correction facility- should not have to do more time for past crimes. That would be Double Jeopardy. However, MSOP not only those who have done their rime in prison, but also those who have NEVER committed a crime. MSOP has approximately 90 detainees who have either no criminal record or an “unknown” criminal record. This is because MSOP is not a prison for crimes that have been committed, but for crimes that are expected to be committed. In other words, we are here for what we “might do.” concentration camps are defined as an: “Interment center for political prisoners .. . confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree … ” In 2 013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wrote a letter to then DHS Commissioner, top authority of MSOP, telling her not to release anyone from MSOP. Supposedly, MSOP detainees are locked up due to a mental disorder and yet Governor Dayton, who is clearly not a doctor, decided to use his powers to force the commissioner to hold MSOP detainees.
For politicians who want to be tough on “sex offenders,” MSOP has been used as a tool when politicians need a little boost to gain supporters.
The American Heritage Student Dictionary, says that a concentration camp is, “An area or group of buildings where civilians, political prisoners . . . are confined . . .” Doctors across Minnesota, like Dr. Dean Cauley, understand MSOP detainees are not locked up for mental illness: “The state itself acknowledges that provisional discharge or full discharges are hindered by political forces . ..” 1 as opposed to a presence of mental illness.
The World Book Encyclopedia Volume 4, said that a concentration camp is, ” … a place where political enemies, real or assumed, are imprisoned, usually without trial.. .” or ” . . . without benefit either of indictment or fair trial . .. “Although Minnesota law requires what is called a “trial,” it is not a jury trial. It is only a judge, paid for by the state, who determines whether or not a person will get a life sentence based on what he “might do.”
The Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary says that a concentration camp is: “A guarded compound”
We are housed in buildings with two man prison cells, enclosed by two layers of razor wire fencing and more guards than detainees (because MSOP is providing jobs for the small town area).
We are told we are the “worst of the worst.” However, detainees who suffer from Stockholm Syndrome play cards with young, attractive guards, in some cases, even while they are pregnant. Yet the likelihood of a staff person being sexually assaulted is virtually ZERO.
The only physical assaults on staff are not sexual, and have been a direct result of an attempt to be freed from this unconstitutional detention.
MSOP has found a ridiculous connection between rule breaking behavior and sexual offending. This way, they simply make rules that are nearly impossible to follow and expect detainees to break them. Then they can use the most petty daily activities “rule violations,” including sharing food, offering gifts, walking on the grass, walking on the dirt, etc.
Although there are some detainees who have managed to not get a “write up” for breaking a rule, the state still finds other reasons to justify holding them. However, for most, it is the rule breaking excuse that keeps detainees here.
Nazi Death Camps out right killed their prisoners by gassing them with Zyklon-B. MSOP’s equivalent? Good ol’ time. They just hold detainees until they die. The reason for this is clear: it draws less attention and they can blame the client for “not applying themselves to the treatment process.” It’s a perfect scheme.
1 Expert Report of Dean R. Cauley, Ph.D., MBA citing 2 013, Ltr. from Gov. Dayton to, Comm’r Jesson, Nov. 13, 2 013