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 TEXAS HEARTBREAK by Preachers Wife

 TEXAS HEARTBREAK by Preachers Wife

Most of you, my readers, know by now what civil commitment truly is so I will not go into detail but tell you of my husband’s and my personal experiences that we have and are living with at this time. You may want to refer to some of my earlier blogs to refresh your memory or learn more about the subject.

In 1999, Texas jumped on the merging bandwagon of civil commitment. At that time the theory and the practice more closely resembled the law for rehabilitation. Sex offenders committed to the civil commitment program had the choice to live at home or in a halfway house and receive outpatient treatment, attend management classes for anger, substance abuse or any other classes deemed necessary by the court. Most of the offenders were on parole and required to wear a GPS tracker. My husband was one of these men able to live at home, be employed, attend church and to be supported in his treatments.

Sixteen (16) years after Texas began its’ civil commitment program changes were established because the men were scattered across the state and not one man had successfully completed the program and re-entered the community. The changes were brought about after an investigation into a poorly managed and ineffective program. Today’s program is as much a failure as in the past and maybe even more so for the lack of medical care and the essentials necessary to thrive.

A MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE by PREACHER’S WIFE

A MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE by PREACHER’S WIFE

Once upon a time not so far in the past there was a great land admired by many. The people of the land once felt safe and protected. Along came the long arm of the law and the tight fist of a group of judicial officials who felt the need to seek revenge on a certain sector of the people deemed to be the “worst of the worst” criminals. Their solution to the problem of these lawbreakers was to pick them up on their release from prison and group them together to spend the rest of their lives in confinement in secret places that society knows nothing about. This place is called a Shadow Prison to hold convicted sex offenders and is supported by the innocent by-standing taxpayers The operators of these establishments were given reign to medically neglect, abuse, isolate and perform other unspeakable acts to the now classified patients but still referred to as inmates. These are by law free men who have not been convicted of any other crimes.

A MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE by PREACHER’S WIFE

STAND UP AND DARE TO SPEAK OUT

There is a blight covering our beloved country and on our land. As with any infestation, in the early stages, the damage goes unnoticed by those without a trained eye. As this blight begins to grow, those who have seen the damage are trying to stem the growth and remove the problem with unreasonable laws filled with revenge and hate. The infestation is still growing because what appeared appropriate on paper and in theory is a miserable failing everyone program.

I am speaking of men who are now serving a life sentence after finishing a court mandated state prison sentence. The solution is only making the situation worse and like the ineffective weed killer on the infestation, the problem grows bigger each day. The men and women serving a newly acquired life sentence are being punished for a crime they may commit somewhere and sometime in the future. These people have not broken any laws since their release from their prison sentence. They are continuing to receive the utmost torture because of a few soothsayers’ predictions. Who are these soothsayers with so much power? These are the men and women who have been declared mental health experts, who claim that they have the power and knowledge to make this world a better place by keeping a particular class of offender locked away until they die. These men and at least four women have been deemed the worst of the worst offenders. They are sex offenders classified as Sexually Violent Persons or Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs), and they are now relegated to the modern-day equivalent of a dungeon called civil commitment centers best known as Shadow Prisons.

CIVILIZATION OR DEHUMANIZATION By Preacher’s Wife

CIVILIZATION OR DEHUMANIZATION By Preacher’s Wife

This great country that we, the people, love to brag about being one of the most caring, democratic, freedom loving nation is showing the world that we are anything but civilized. We are only sheep being led by wolves.

While most of us go about our business of trying to survive, each and every day we leave the lawmakers and judges to design the life we are to live without question. On the one hand we condone the taking of an unborn life and on the other hand enforce sanctions on those who commit such a sin. We go to extremes placing one race above another, one class above the other, one gender above another, and then lump genders into transition and sexual orientation labels. If at this point we haven’t enforced enough cruelty let’s take men who have committed a sexual offense, plead guilty or went to trial and were found guilty and given a prison sentence. The sentence is the right one they ri received because they had committed a crime, some of them so heinous as to never be discussed again. These men finished their court ordered sentence only to find upon release they are going to be sent to a treatment center with other like offenders. When these men arrive at the treatment center, they find that what goes on is anything but mental or medical treatment. They have arrived at a CIVIL COMMITMENT CENTER FOR SEX OFFENDERS. Many of these locations call themselves hospitals to hide what is really happening.

“WISCONSIN BINGO” – Preacher’s Wife Blog

“WISCONSIN BINGO” – Preacher’s Wife Blog

Not a state to be left out of the criminal justice trend, Wisconsin jumped onto the band wagon of CIVIL COMMITMENT in 1993, after Washington State became the first state in 1990 to enact civil commitment laws. The next state to enter the newest form of criminal justice was Minnesota to align with the views of Washington State. After Minnesota the encampment grew to eighteen (18) more states.

The Wisconsin Act 479 set into motion the act of involuntary civilly committing certain individuals who are found to be sexually violent persons (SVPs). The procedures described in Chapter 980 of the statutes became effective June
2, 1994. The statute also states that individuals who engaged in acts of sexual violence before that date may be committed as SVPs under the statute’s provisions.

KANSAS STATE HOSPITAL: HUMANE OR CRUELTY? CIVIL COMMITMENT by Preachers Wife

KANSAS STATE HOSPITAL: HUMANE OR CRUELTY? CIVIL COMMITMENT by Preachers Wife

Unlike the previous civil commitment centers I have discussed; Kansas is blatant enough to call their sex offender confinement a state hospital. This hospital is located in Larned, Kansas. In actuality Kansas is the most truthful when they state their civil commitment is a hospital. 

The Larned State Hospital was established in 1914 in the western part of Kansas approximate125 miles west of Wichita. Its mission was to provide treatment and care to the mentally ill. In 1939 the hospital took on additional responsibilities with the opening of the State Security Hospital.

CIVIL COMMITMENT MINNESOTA STYLE

CIVIL COMMITMENT MINNESOTA STYLE

A prison by any other name is still a prison as long as those who are confined inside are not free to pursue their God given rights as stated in the United States of America Constitution and Bill of Rights.
As Americans the Bill of Rights provides these freedoms among the ten:
Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Right to due process of law and double jeopardy.

These rights are totally ignored for people convicted of a sexual offense and who are free men with the completion of a court ordered sentence. Where in the Constitution or Bill of Rights is there permission to sentence a person to an indefinite incarceration for a crime not yet committed?

SHADOW PRISON OR CIVIL DEATH?

SHADOW PRISON OR CIVIL DEATH?

My name is “Preacher’s Wife” and I am writing this first blog to attract and draw attention to a deplorable condition created by the media, judiciary, legislative, wealthy investors, and society to contain people who are equally feared and hated. The media has conditioned the public to buy into their false truths and biases of people convicted of a sex offense.