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What is — Overcoming Corruption Encouraging All Nations (OCEAN)?

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 1 (Aug. 1, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. OCEAN is an acronym that stands for, Overcoming Corruption Encouraging All Nations. The institutional organization of OCEAN is a new creation, received through prayer. However, OCEAN – the concept – has been alive forever. As humans, one primary quality we share with each other is our ability to overcome our own impurities, disabilities and shortcomings. Our restrictions and our limitations. Our anger, our lust, our depression and our addictions. Whatever…

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MSOP Variance: A Malicious Act To Delete A Medical Model

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 2 (Aug. 1, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Rule 26 was established to govern MSOP as a hospital. However, there is an option to ask the Department of Human Services Division of Licensing for accommodations in the event that MSOP cannot follow the Rule 26 called a “Variance Request.” the MSOP petitioned for more than one Variance Request to Rule 26, which moved the facility away from a medical model and the constraints of following the various state…

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Client Interview

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 3 (Aug. 1, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   If the public and the state authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we’re getting along. After praying for an interview, God provided. Q: “How do you cope with the surroundings in which you live to maintain a level of sanity?” Being a Bible-Thumping Born Again Christian here, this is a very difficult question. There are many tricks I see…

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MSOP Reputation [Strategy] is to Maintain Public and Political Support

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 4 (Aug. 1, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   MSOP knows how important their reputation is to maintain public and political support and are desperate to protect this at all costs. MSOP is the most obvious example of what it means to put lipstick on a pig. Right before audits and certain tours, MSOP staff is frantic to clean the facility, make sure their clients are sitting in a tight nit circle during group and other bogus prepping, to…

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Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience-OCEAN

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 5 (Aug. 1, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   We hope to soon launch our new renewal curriculum, The OCEAN 3 Degrees Renewal Course which uses the proven science of neuroplasticity and the timeless power of God’s Word to change the way we think. Practicing neuroplasticity to make real life changes takes motivation, discipline and dedication. However, living a healthy, offense free life, is priceless. Neuroscience has helped us make real and permanent changes to the brain. This change…

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MSOP Clients are Expected to Watch Child Porn to Progress Through Treatment

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 1 (Aug. 15, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Whoever approved of the use of pictures of underage children, including babies in diapers, to be used in the penile-plethysmograph (PPG) should be arrested and charged for the production and distribution of child pornography – including the parents of the children involved. Child porn is defined by Minnesota statute as using a person under the age of 18 to issue sexual performance for purposes to depict actual or simulated sexual…

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MSOP Staff . . . Least Accomplished Group of People . . .

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 2 (Aug. 15, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   With any other profession consisting of “sick” people, if the clients do not get well, it is the fault of the doctors and nurses, not the clients. Any clinician, who decides to get an education to help others, should expect to see the results of their hard work. However, an MSOP clinician is like a surgeon who leaves her patient on the operation table to die (But not before she…

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Client Interview

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 3 (Aug. 15, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   If the public and the state authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we’re getting along. After praying for an interview, God provided. After venting to a friend via letter, he responded just in time for this publication of the second issue of our OCEAN newsletter. The following is an excerpt from our conversation: It’s been 15 years since I…

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Those Who Choose to Offend are Also Capable of Choosing Not to Offend

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 4 (Aug. 15, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Humans are animals of progress and discovery. However, we are also afraid of taking responsibility. So although our natural curiosity has driven mankind to progress and discover in amazing ways, our fear of being personally accountable has hindered our mental health systems. In relation to a propensity to sexually offend, to indoctrinate the idea that there will never be a cure, is to slam the door in the face of…

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Plethysmography – Wrongly Testing the Wrong Thing

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, Article 5 (Aug. 15, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Just as with the polygraph, penile plethysmography has grave problems as to its unscientific nature. The lead article as to these problems is the first one below. Excerpts from: Max B. Bernstein, “Supervised Release, Sex Offender Treatment Programs, and Substantive Due Process,” 85 Fordham Law Review 261 (2016, Issue 1, Article 11 ); http:/ /ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol85/iss 1 /11 Abstract: p. 261: ” .. . This Note argues that mandated PPG testing…

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Is the MN AG and the MSOP Covering Up Sex Crimes?

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3, Article 1 (Sep. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) administration and the Minnesota Attorney General (AG) may be covering up for multiple MSOP staff members that should be charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct. OCEAN is currently awaiting a response from the AG to the following letter: Dear Mr. Ellison, According to MSOP clinician Paul Mayfield, there have been “hundreds” of inappropriate relations between clients and staff throughout the 19 years that he has…

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Client Interview

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3, Article 2 (Sep. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   If the public and the state authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we’re getting along. The following is a personal testimony from a political prisoner at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (M$OP) in Moose Lake Minnesota: Q: “How do you cope with the surroundings in which you live to maintain a level of sanity?” I am and will always…

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Divided Rulings on the Use of Plethysmograph Testing as a Condition of Supervised Release

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3, Article 3 (Sep. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Judge Berzon’s excellent opinion is deserving of support. I would, however, go beyond it to hold the Orwellian procedure at issue to be always a violation of the personal dignity of which prisoners are not deprived. The procedure violates a prisoner’s bodily integrity by affecting his genitals. The procedure violates a prisoner’s mental integrity by intruding images into { 451 F .3d 571} his brain. The procedure violates a prisoner’s…

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The Freudian Medical Model Was a Medical Disaster

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3, Article 4 (Sep. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Since 1952, there has been a 234% increase in the number of mental disorders. This is dramatically expanding the realm of psychiatry and narrowing the gap of normality – converting millions of people from being without mental disorders to being psychiatrically “sick.” Their criteria are based on psychiatric opinion only. The claim is that the issue is one of ‘chemical imbalance.’ However, there is no way to prove this. There…

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MSOP Was Never Designed for Reintegrating Clients Back Into Society

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 1 (Oct. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Any clinician who thinks MSOP was ever designed to actually treat and release sex offenders is not paying attention to the evidence in front of them. Mr. Grisbeck, who was at the 1994 Legislative Hearings on the Minnesota Sex Offender Commitment Bill, admitted blatantly: No one has, I think, really been honest as to what we’re trying to do here. I’ve heard arguments before the Court of Appeals and Supreme…

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Client Interview

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 2 (Oct. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Neuroscience work with rats, demonstrated neuroplasticity in the late l 950’s and early l 960’s. Neuroscientists Mark Rosenzweig’s scientific paper “Effects of Environmental Complexity and Training on Brain Chemistry and Anatomy,” recapitulated his findings, which clearly showed that rats housed in cages with toys, ladders, running wheels, and tunnels – what he called an “enriched” environment – performed better on maze tests than those in sterile cages, or “impoverished” environments….

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Why Minnesotans Should Care What Happens to Civilly Committed Sex Offenders

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 3 (Oct. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   MSOP’s application of psychology has been a failure. Instead of treating mental illness and releasing clients, it has killed many people. The amount of people that have died while in the care of Peter Puffer, Nancy Johnston, Jannine Hebert and all their minions, compared to those that have received treatment for their “mental Illness”, is staggering. After the recent deaths of Bruce Foley and Robert Scott, the MSOP body count…

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The Importance of Mindfulness-OCEAN

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 4 (Oct. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Dr. Ronald D. Siegel, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, says, “Mindfulness, like many forms of therapy, loosens the repression barrier . . . We become more sensitized to what’s happening in the mind and less distracted by our constant activity. Also, our impulses become clearer . .. ” (Siegel 35) According to an article in YOGAJOURNAL.COM Rebecca Gladding, MD, a psychiatrist and co-author of You Are…

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A Call to Arms: OCEAN Pleads With Other Civil Commitment Detainees to Speak Up

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 1 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   It’s football season and all teams are striving for the same goal: The Super Bowl. No NFL team has ever made it to the Super Bowl and said, “Oh, no. I don’t want to do this. It’s too difficult.” That would be ridiculous. Instead, every team that makes it to the Super Bowl is honored to be there to challenge the best. This is how I [Daniel] feel about being…

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In Just 97 Minutes. . . . . . .

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 2 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Minnesota’s passage of its current SVP scheme shares a similar history to corresponding laws in other jurisdictions. Dennis Linehan is a man with a long history of violent sex crimes, including the murder and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl – was paroled in 1992. Although the State tried to commit him, a court found that it did not establish that Linehan had an “utter lack of power to control…

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Detainee Interview

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 3 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   [To protect his family from added stress, the client I interviewed does not wish to disclose his identity. Therefore, we will call him TW] There are many clients at MSOP who truly believe that participating in treatment, spending years trying to convince their therapists that they are safe again, is the only way out. However, those like TW have come to realize that if we truly want to go home,…

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“Hey Minnesota Senate Health and Human Services Committee. . . Follow the Money!”

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 4 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   In the Star Tribune article, “We need answers, reform plan from DHS” from Friday, August 30, 2019, it is quoted that, “The department recently shocked the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the White Earth Nation by telling them to repay $25 million in overpayments, even though the tribes had spent the money according to DHS guidelines.” We implore the Minnesota Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Office…

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Anyone Could Get Committed in MSOP!!!

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 5 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   To get indefinitely civilly committed in Minnesota it is not necessary to prove that a person is out of control, or that s/he is physically violent, but only that s/he was emotionally harmful to others. In court, hearsay is admissible. Allegations are admissible. Self-disclosed crimes, even admitted as part of treatment. . . from decades ago … are admissible. The person being considered for commitment does not have a right…

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MSOP Claims There is Nowhere for Us to Go

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 6 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   MSOP has always used the excuse, in addition to many others, that there is too many housing restrictions in too many counties, to let their patients go. Not true, OCEAN editor Daniel was on the streets before he became a detainee to MSOP. He had no problems with finding housing and was never limited by county ordinances or even harassed by neighbors. Also, State Operated Services (SOS) owns many properties….

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Whatever Happened to the Hippocratic Oath?

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5, Article 7 (Nov. 13, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   Primim non nocere. “First do no harm” is the motto of the medical profession, a symbol of integrity that is disappearing daily as doctors, hospitals, psychologists, psychiatrist and alleged counselors, and those involved in America’s healthcare system increasingly take advantage of the giant pot of government money available through medical insurance. Medicare whistle-blowing has become a giant industry, since the successful insertion of capitalism into a government program. In this…

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A Call to Arms! OCEAN Pleads With Other Civil Commitment Detainees to Speak Up: “Exploitation Does Not Thrive Without Cooperation!”

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 2 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   We do not plan on letting up any time soon! We understand that it seems hopeless to fight back, but it’s not about odds. It doesn’t matter how likely it is that we will be successful-that is not the focus. It is about preserving your personal dignity and living with purpose. Who are you? Why are you on this planet. What is all of this for? If you have not…

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Detainee Interviews

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 3 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   If the state authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we’re getting along. <The term Detainee is more fitting than client> This weeks “detainee” is not an MSOP detainee at all, but a former detainee of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Born in Vienna in 1905, Psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl survived to tell of the horrors of his experience in Nazi…

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Correcting False Information in Your Detainee Charts via Data Challenge-Its Your Responsibility (Check Your State Statute)

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 4 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   When you are indeterminately civilly committed, there is data and information that is authored and maintained about you by others and the committing court maintains data regarding your “Findings of Facts.” Also, the Minnesota Department of Human Services maintains data post-commitment, relative to your admission and detention at MSOP. While at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) you are given Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports and Annual Mental Health Assessments. This…

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Consent is the Standard of This Millennium

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 5 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.    Psychologists study the behavior of humans, and the main purpose of this research is to help us understand people and to improve the quality of human lives. Basic research is research that answers fundamental questions about behavior. Applied research is research that investigates issues that have implications for everyday life and provides solutions to everyday problems. Basic research and Applied research inform each other, and advances in science occur more…

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MSOP Clinical Could Not Do Their Jobs Unless They Exhibit the Basic Elements of Narcissism

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 6 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. It is the clinician’s job to convince the detainee that the clinician’s way of life, their ideology, their religion, is the right one. Clinicians need their detainees to affirm these beliefs and be subordinate to them, and agree to them as truth, to feel that their choice of careers was not a waste of time and money. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Narcissism” 1 is defined as a: Mental disorder characterized…

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A Call to Arms! OCEAN Pleads With Other Civil Commitment Detainees to Speak Up

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, Article 1 (Dec. 23, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   On December 11, 2019 the Executive Director of MSOP came to talk about Provisional Discharge (PD). Obviously, there will be many restrictions for those released on PD. For those that don’t know, PD is basically parole. Currently 23 out of 731 detainees are on PD. This is an improvement because in the first 20 years of MSOP’s existence , there were none. Things are slowly changing, but work still needs…

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Detainee Interviews

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, Article 2 (Dec. 23, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   If the state authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we’re getting along. <The term Detainee is more fitting than detainee> The thoughts of a committed man Here’s a story of a journey called: Life. It starts on a farm; a mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What…

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Commissioner Shall Develop Less Restrictive Alternative Programs

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, Article 3 (Dec. 23, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.   On December 2, 2 013 a federal court ordered the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force to be charged with examining certain specific aspects of Minnesota’s process for the civil commitment of sex offenders. The Task Force was directed to provide recommended legislative proposals to the Commissioner of Human Services on the following three topics: A. The civil commitment and referral process for sex offenders; B. Sex offender civil…

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So What’s the Big Deal About the Variances?: A Summary of the OCEAN Article: Creating Civil Commitment Chaos

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, Article 4 (Dec. 23, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. Note: Some citations were omitted in this article because they are in the original document: Creating Civil Commitment Chaos, by MSOP lawyers in collaboration with OCEAN MSOP clients should not have to sift through legal jargon and political bureaucracy to understand the laws that govern their treatment. However, we are compelled to try. In this article we are going to explain how MSOP circumvents the law to keep people committed, even…

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DEBWE-Truth. By OCEAN Editor Russell John Hatton

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, Article 5 (Dec. 23, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. Current MSOP Director Nancy Johnston and Reintegration Specialist Scott Halverson paid a first time visit, [1st of its kind in 2 5 years] to its secure site in Moose Lake. It took all I could to sit through that God awful “Reintegration Roadshow.” I maintained an open mind and listened wholeheartedly to every word Nancy and Scott spoke. I could not help but sense that their words were meant for a…

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A Call to Arms! OCEAN Pleads With Other Civil Commitment Detainees to Speak Up

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 1 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. The following was adapted for civil commitment detainees. It was inspired by pages 81-83 of Viktor E. Frankl’s, Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl survived the infamous Nazi death camp, Auschwitz: God knows, I am not in the mood to give psychological explanations or to preach any sermons-to offer my comrades a kind of medical care of their souls. I am irritable and tired, frustrated and angry. But I have to make…

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Detainee Interviews

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 2 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. If the authorities are going to keep us locked up forever, they are at least going to know how we‘re getting along. ATTENTION : Normally, we try to interview an MSOP detainee and include his story here. For this issue, we are going to do this a bit differently. One of our peers had mentioned that MSOP actually fits the definition of a “concentration camp” according to some sources we will…

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6 Men Make an Appeal to Their Clinicians for a Christ Centered Curriculum

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 3 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. On December 22, 2019 OCEAN called a meeting of 6 men at MSOP to talk about addressing our want and need for Christian Counseling. This meeting is long overdue as MSOP’s ideology has failed too many of its detainees seeking real relief from their personal struggles. The 6 of us have decided to make a last ditch effort to get our clinicians to acknowledge our beliefs, and implement them into…

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Is MSOP Neofascist?

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 4 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. All of the information on “fascism” within this section, unless otherwise noted, comes from: Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013. The Nazi party was driven by an ideology called “Fascism.” There are a few elements that make an ideology fascist, including an extreme military presence, contempt for electoral democracy, a “survival of the fittest” mentality and the absolute rule of authority. All of these exist at MSOP. The…

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Is MSOP a Concentration Camp?

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…

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What Are the Similarities Between the Prisoners?

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 6 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. All of the information within this section, unless otherwise noted, comes from: Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl Born in Vienna in 1905, Psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl survived to tell of the horrors of his experience in Nazi death camps. In Dr. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, he describes the mental and emotional reactions from the prisoners in Auschwitz. Keep in mind that Hitler locked up and eventually killed Gypsies,…

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OCEAN Thanks All Who Are Fighting to Restore Our Constitution

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8, Article 7 (Jan. 8, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. OCEAN wants to thank all of you who are fighting for rational sex offense laws. For the constitutional rights and liberties of all those effected by indefinite civil commitment and for abolishment of sexual offense registries. OCEAN wants to specifically thank Eldon Dillingham for his unwavering support and perseverance. For Pauline and Charlie Sullivan for their many years of dedication to rational justice reform. For Wayne Bowers dedicated service and essential…

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A Call to Arms!

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 1 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We know that January is almost over. However, the issue of slavery and human trafficking is not. If you suspect human trafficking call 1-866-347-2423. If you need help, call l -888-373-7888. Learn how you can help to end trafficking at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/about/ways-endtrafficking. Use #SlaveryHumanTraffickingPreventionMonth to share on social media. Learn how human trafficking is happening at www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign. OCEAN is not associated with the…

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OCEAN Needs to Collaborate With Other Organizations and Individuals

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 2 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. OCEAN is always seeking alliances with individuals and organizations. We recently received a letter from a civilly committed man in Virginia. He wrote us a 1 4 page letter packed with great information, most of which will be applicable to our efforts. However, there was one message that stood out in his letter: “Focus on your Supporters.” This has become sort of a mantra for us for the last few weeks…

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Anyone Could Get Committed to MSOP

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 3 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. The greatest power of the MSOP clinician is the ability to convince the client that he is somehow different than others. However, anyone is capable of getting committed, even MSOP clinicians: . .. a clinical therapist at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program and former director of the MSU Women’s Center is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl and threatening to kill her if she told. Wanda Lou Elizabeth Viento, 57…

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How MSOP Keeps the Murder Machine Running: Big Money & A Little Nepotism Goes A Long Way

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 4 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. The excessive power along with the absence of oversight at MSOP, has proved to be a deadly mixture for the clients. MSOP detainee, Raymond Messer committed suicide on Saturday, August 3, 2013. (MPLS Star Tribune 8/06/2013) Messer could no longer tolerate the madness of MSOP. MSOP client Chris Krych says: My roommate Tim Yepma was a diabetic. He ate himself to freedom. I repeatedly reported to Clinical Supervisors, Tara Osborne, and…

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Drop Interviews

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 5 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. Tim Coon is 34 years old. He has been at MSOP for over 13 years. Coon was recently granted Provisional Discharge (PD) by the Special Review Board (SRB). Receiving PD means that although Coon will wear a GPS device and will be supervised, he will likely be able to live in his own place. PD is essentially the last step to full discharge from the MSOP. “Before this,” Coon said, “I…

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Thank You From OCEAN

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9, Article 6 (Jan. 15, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. OCEAN thanks Jim Blessings from the Civil Commitment Center in South Carolina. Jim wrote to OCEAN with encouraging words. Jim will be in our prayers along with our other fellow comrades. We plan to put at least parts of Jim’s letter in our next newsletter. Stay strong Jim! Thank you to Galen B. from Virginia Civil Commitment as well. Galen provided OCEAN with some valuable advice that OCEAN is taking very…

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A Call to Arms!: Overcoming Censorship

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 2 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. OCEAN authors Daniel A. Wilson and Russell John Hatton are “Muckrakers.” Muckrakers are journalists who expose social ills as well as corporate and political corruption. Julius Chambers of the New York Tribune, is considered by many to be the original Muckraker. Chambers undertook a journalistic investigation of Bloomingdale Asylum in 1872, having himself committed with the help of some of his friends and his newspaper’s city editor. His intent was to…

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Minnesota Exploited A Scheme of Moral Panic

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 3 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. Ronald Sullivan from Harvard Law School says: The right to be free from confinement is “of the very essence of a scheme of ordered liberty.” Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U.S. 319, 325 (1937). It forms the basis of other rights deemed fundamental in this country-the right to earn a living, to have children-and it prevents this nation from devolving into tyranny. The government must tread lightly when it intrudes on that…

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What Treatment? People Die Here.

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 4 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. There is only one thing that attests to the indifference of the MSOP organization more blatantly than the absence of a basic procedure for a fire drill: they seem to revel in the death of each sex offender. An MSOP clinician is like a surgeon who leaves her patient on the operating table to die (but not before she gets her paycheck from the tax payers). No client ever gets rehabilitated…

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Coerced Psychotherapy

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 5 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. On January 29, 2020 I (Daniel) was asked to have a meeting with my primary therapist, her supervisor, and a psychologist.” Before the meeting, I asked if I could have Russell with me in the meeting as a “support peer.” My therapist first said that they could not allow someone from a different unit to come onto our unit. When we pointed out that we know this is not true, she…

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MSOP Stakeholders are Not Legitimate

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 6 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. Just like at Coalinga State Hospital in California, the Per Diem is always conveniently going up, up, up. Per Diem Rates are updated each fiscal year to reflect the cost of operation: a. State Fiscal Year 2018=$372 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) b. State Fiscal Year 2019=$373 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) c. State Fiscal Year 2020=$393 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) You’d think that…

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Drop Interviews

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…

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OCEAN Thanks You!

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10, Article 8 (Feb. 10, 2020) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota. We want to thank Eldon Dillingham, Garnett B., Pearl, Roy, James, Chris K., and everyone that participated in the civil Commitment Conference call on February 1, 2020. It has been crazy trying to get the opportunity to be a part of the conference call. We are so glad that we were able to hear the stories and the encouragements from everyone on the phone. One thing that we noticed is that…

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Included below is a letter from Mr. Saengchanh, a fellow detainee at MSOP in Minnesota. “Mr. Saengchanh’s letter illustrates the injustice of detaining someone who has serious language barriers. He cannot study law as easily as an English speaking person can. He cannot communicate with his therapist as effectively either. There are some random words in English and Laotian. This is normal for Mr. Saengchanh, who is always trying to learn English, yet always feels that it’s never enough. The letter also illustrates Mr. Saengchanh’s respect for his roommate, “John” and advocates for him lovingly.” – Daniel A. Wilson Letter…

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