Monday, October 29, 2012

"You be the judge" - A New Blog from Chris Krych

I have been running the Chris Krych blog on his behalf for about 2 years now, and now there is a new blog that will be specifically for the legal work of Mr. Krych and his new TAP group. The new address is here:

youbethejudge-mnmsop.blogspot.com

In the initial entries, Mr. Krych gives us the tale of his two pending criminal cases from 2011. Krych has been a staunch opponent of double bunking at Moose Lake since he was twice assaulted by a cellmate. He was told the only way he would get a room to himself was to get a write-up. So he broke windows on two separate occasions. But instead of a mere disciplinary, Krych was charged in real criminal court with destruction of property. Mr. Krych argues he was entrapped.

Thus, he is asking you, the reader, to judge his case. I'd like to point out that after each incident, Mr. Krych cooperated with staff and did not resist. He even neatly packed his meager belongings in anticipation of his move.

Also, of interesting note is the condition of the civil commitment center. The evidence files give us a rare look inside Moose Lake Civil Commitment Center. Is it really a treatment center or a prison? You be the judge.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Krych's latest on Testing, Awareness & Prevention (TAP) plus a new blog

First I'd like people to be aware of a new blog on the MN-MSOP program by a man named Tom Evanstad. He just started his own blog and he has insights into the MN-MSOP as it is currently run, with plenty of reference links. I suggest you check it out here:

http://msoptaskforceinfo.blogspot.com/

In Chris Krych's latest letter, I was told he is a part of a "Facility Advisory Council" and those forced to reside in Moose Lake's facility are fighting for the right to assemble and make proposals. This article "TAP 4 Life" is part of this new project.

There may be a new blog to handle TAP articles, so stay tuned for more info.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Paper Terrorist"

The latest from Mr. Krych. The title says it all. Some other people are engaging in "boiled crab syndrome"-- in desperation, some people are pulling others down to get out of the boiling pot.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Injustice

Krych's latest piece, this is the one I was unable to get up before my scanner went bust. As always, click the imageto see it in full screen.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

England refuses to extradite SO because Minnesota's civil commitment program is DRACONIAN

My scanner broke a couple of months ago and I haven't been able to get Krych's latest letters up. In the meantime, here is a relevant article. It seems England refused to extradite a "wanted sex offender" because Minnesota's sex offender civil commitment centers are seen as as Draconian by the Brits. Go figure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18625225


Sex offender extradition to US halted by British court

Shawn Sullivan is listed on the Interpol wanted person's list for sex offences
The High Court in London has blocked a US government attempt to extradite a man accused of child sex.

Shawn Sullivan, 43, won his appeal against extradition after US authorities refused to pledge he would not be placed on a controversial sex offender treatment programme.

Sullivan is described as one of the US's most-wanted alleged sex criminals.

His lawyers argued he might be placed on the programme without a trial and with no hope of release.

Sullivan, who was not in court, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl and sexually molesting two 11-year-olds in Minnesota between 1993 and 1994.

He has a previous conviction for sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls in Ireland, for which he was given a suspended sentence.

High Court judges Lord Justice Moses and Mr Justice Eady ruled on June 20 there was a real risk that, if extradited, Sullivan would be subjected to an order of civil commitment to the treatment programme in a "flagrant denial" of his human rights.

They gave the US government a last opportunity to provide an assurance that there would be no commitment order made - an assurance the US refused to give - and Sullivan's appeal under the 2003 Extradition Act was therefore allowed.

Sullivan, who has joint Irish-US nationality, was arrested in London in June 2010 while living with Ministry of Justice policy manager Sarah Smith, 34, in Barnes, south-west London.

Married in prison
They married while he was held at Wandsworth Prison, before he was granted bail.

Sullivan's lawyer, Ben Brandon, previously told the court no one had been released from the treatment programme, operated by the Department of Human Services in Minnesota, since it began in its current form in 1988.

Commitment usually followed a person completing a prison sentence but a criminal conviction was not necessary for it to take place, said Mr Brandon.

Aaron Watkins, appearing for the US government, told the court Sullivan did not satisfy the criteria for civil commitment but agreed no assurances had been given.

The judges ruled extradition might contravene Sullivan's rights under Article 5.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Lord Justice Moses said that, under the Minnesota programme, "there is no requirement that the offences took place recently nor, indeed, that the misconduct resulted in conviction, provided that the misconduct is substantiated by credible evidence".

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ultimately Funded by Minnesota Taxpayers

As the MSOP looks to release it's first inmate from the Moose Lake facility, I am adding the latest report from Krych. The latest is a commentary and an update on a suit filed by those in the program.





Sunday, January 29, 2012

Two December Letters

I had forgotten to post these up because I wanted time for the last letters to be read. These two illustrate the difficulties he faces in determining which particular individual is the most responsible for violating his human rights.