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Gregory Bartholomew

"Free Greg 2014 Reform, Not Prison Alcoholism and Drug Addiction is a DISEASE, And NO ONE wants a DISEASE. THAT IS WHY YOU GO TO A HOSPITAL.NOT PRISON!"

Trenton, NJ, USA
male, age 51
married, 1 child
Speaks: English and some others
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MY NAME IS GREG. I HAVE BEEN IN PRIISON SERVING ((LIFE)) UNDER THE 3 STRIKES LAW, 17+ YEARS. I NEVER PHYSICALLY HURT ANYONE, YET THE LAW MANIPULATED THE STATUE, THUS MAKING MY CRIMES FALL UNDER VIOLENT.  IF YOU LOOK UP THE WORD VIOLENT, IT HAS MANY DEFINITIONS. (EVEN MORE IN A LAW DICTIONARY) FOR INSTANCE: ONE DEFINITION IS TO TAKE SOMETHING WITH FORCE. SO FOR AN EXAMPLE: IF YOU ARE ON A BUS, AND LISTENING TO MUSIC THROUGH YOUR HEADPHONES SO LOUD, THAT THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU HAS TO ASK YOU TO TURN DOWN THE VOLUME, AND THEY CAN STILL HEAR IT AFTER DOING SO, YOU HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT CRIME. YOU HAVE STOLE THAT PERSONS TIME, AND INVADED THEIR SPACE WITH FORCE. THEY COULD NOT GET OFF THE BUS WHILE IN MOTION, SO THEY HAD TO LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC BY FORCE. THAT IS HOW EASILY THE STATUE CAN BE MANIPULATED.  IN MY CASE SO MANY THINGS WERE AGAINST MY RIGHTS, THE HEAD JUROR WORKED FOR THE JUDGE TRYING MY CASE, THERE WERE MANY THAT HAD IMMEADIATE FAMILY WORKING ON EITHER THE POLICE FORCE, AS LAYWERS, OR HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, AND IT WAS ALLOWED. I HAD AN ALL CAUCASION JURY (I AM CAUCASION MYSELF) AND WHEN I ASKED THE JUDGE WHY MY JURY WAS NOT A MIX OF NATIONALITIES, IT WAS SAID TO ME, BY THE JUDGE, HE DID NOT REALIZE I WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN. REALLY? OUT OF ALL THE DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES, HE PICKED ONE. THAT IN IT’S SELF IS SO VERY RACIAL.  IN THE JUDGES CHAMBERS RIGHT BEFORE TRIAL, HE HAD SAID TO ME, (OFF THE RECORD) THAT HE WAS GOING TO PERSONALLY SEE THAT I  AM FOUND GUILTY, AND BE THE FIRST IN OCEAN COUNTY TO FALL UNDER THE3 STRIKES LAW, AND GO TO PRISON FOR LIFE, AND NOT COME OUT UNTIL INSIDE A BODY BAG. NOW, EACH TIME A COUNTY GETS A PERSON TO FALL UNDER THE THREE STRIKES LAW, THEY ARE TO RECEIVE GRANT MONEY FROM THE STATE. AS YOU WILL SEE ON MY FB PAGE, YOU CAN SEE THE AMOUNT OF MONIES. I HAVE HAD A DETECTIVE WHOM IS A FRIEND OF MINE LOOK INTO IT, AND NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHRE THESE MONIES WENT, AS THEY ARE PUT INTO BLOCK GRANTS. AND AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS, THE RECORDS ARE DESTROYED. HUMMMM…NOT ON MICRO FILM, LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE? I WONDER WHY, AS EVERYTHING ELSE ARCHIVED IN THE USA IS ON MICRO FILF. WHY NOT THESE MONIES? NOW BACK TO THE JUDGE AND HIS TELLING ME MY FUTURE. HE DID SEE TO IT, THAT I WAS FOUND GUILTY, AND THAT IT DID WENT DOWN JUST AS HE HAD TOLD ME. THE STAGE WAS SET. A GOVERNMENT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU ALL, IS STRONG ENOUGH TO STRIP ALL AWAY FROM YOU!  I AM COMPLETELY REFORMED NOW 17+ YEARS. I WAS GIVEN ALCOHOL AND DRUGS BY MY MOTHER AND HER PIMP ON A DAILY BASIS. WAS SIGNED OUT OF SCHOOL IN 7TH GRADE AND THROWN INTO STREETS TO FEND FOR MYSELF. I TOOK SHELTER UNDER THE BOARDWALK, IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ. I BEGAN TO STEAL TO KEEP THE SILVER BACK GORIILA (NEVER MIND MONKEY) ON MY BACK FED, OR THE BEAST WOULD WREAK HAVOC ON MY BODY AND MIND. I DRANK MYSELF INTO BLACKOUTS NEARLY EVERYNIGHT. ONE MORNING I AWOKE WITH RED HIGH HEELS CRAZY GLUED TOMY FEET. I WAS TRYING TO WALK HOME, WHEN A STRAGE WOMAN STOPPED TO HELP ME.AND SHE KNEW WHAT TO DO, TO GET THEM OFF. ONE DAY I HAD BEEN VISITED BY MY BOSS, AND WAS TLD THAT I HAD FOUR DAYS OFF, AS HIS WIFE WAS ILL, AND HE HAD JUST PAID ME. I THOUGH WITH SOME TIME OFF AND A POCKET FULL OF MONEY, IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. BACK THEN THAT WAS MY MIND SET, JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW SICK I WAS, AS I HAD A SIX MONTH OLD BABY SON HOME. I  HAD GONE OVE TO A FRIENDS HOUSE AFTER DRINKING ALL MORNING AT HOME, AND WENT OUT LOOKING FOR SOME DRUGS. I REMEMBER DOING SOME DRUGS WITH THE FRIEND I HAD GONE TO SEE, AND WE STARTED TO BAR HOP ON FOOT.  I REMEMBER WALKING THROUGH WOODS, AND ORDERING DRINKS AND THAT IS ABOUT ALL. IT WAS CLEAR TO ME AFTER THE FACTAND SPEAKING TO THE POLICE, I DRANK AND DRUGGED MYSELF INTO A BLACKOUT.  WHILE IN AN INTOXICATED COMAS LIKE STATE, IT WAS TOLD TO ME A DAY OR SO LATER, THAT I HAD ROBBED, AND ATTEMPTED TO ROB STORES, AND COLLECTED APROX. $23.00. THE SAME JUDGE THAT TRIED THESE CRIMES, SAW ME BOFORE HIM YEARS BEFORE THIS TRIAL, WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. HE TOLD ME I HAD SEVERE ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEM. I HAD ASKED HIM YEARS AGO, AT THAT TIME, IF HE WOULD SEND ME TO DETOX. AND REHAB. BEFORE SENENCING ME, AND I WAS TOLD NO! I CONTINUED TO DO DRUGS AND DRINK WHILE INCARCERATED, TO KEEP FROM BECOMING ILL, (AS IT WAS ON THE INSIDE IN ABUNDANCE) AND HE WAS RIGHT, I DID AGAIN STAND BEFORE HIM, BUT HE COULD HAVE HELPED ME BEFORE WHEN I ASKED.  I  STILL TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY, BUT IT MIGHT HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF I HAD BEEN REFORMED LIKE I ASKED. (I WAS STARTED ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, NOT BY CHOICE, BUT FORCE, BY MY OWN MOTHER AND HER PIMP). WHEN I SUPOSIDLY CAUSED THESE CRIMES, IT WAS SAID BY ONE VICTIM, HE SAW  SOMETHING SHINEY UNDER A TOWEL I WAS DRYING MY HAIR WITH, AS IT WAS SAID TO BE RAINING HEAVY THAT NIGHT. THE POLICE JUST ASSUMED IT WAS A KNIFE, EVEN THOUGH NO WEAPON WAS FOUND ON MY PERSOON, NOR USED IN TRIAL. THIS PHANTOM KNIFE WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE USED IN TRIAL, AS IN TRANSCRIPTS, BUT WAS USED ANYWAY WITH NO WEAPON AS EVIDENCE.  I HAVE NEVER DENIED COMMITTING THESE CRIMES, I JUST HAVE NO RECCOLLECTON, DUE TO BEING INTOXICATED. WE NEED TO OPEN NJ’S EYES, AS ADDICTION IS A DISEASE. THAT IS WHAT HOSPITALS ARE FOR, NOT PRISONS! BY THE TIME I HAVE SERVED A LIFE SENTENCE (RIGHT NOW AT AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY. AND I AM NOW 50 YEARS OLD.) IT WILL HAVE COST THE TAXPAYERS APROX. $68,000.000 TO HOUSE ME INSIDE OF PRISON. THAT IS NOT INCLUDING ANY MEDICAL, DENTAL, GERIATRIC CARE. NOR FOR ANY TRANSPRTATION TO ANY FAMILY FUNERALS, ETC. I AM PUTTING IN FOR A COMMUTE OF SENTENCE/CONDITIONAL RELEASE, FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN TO GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE WHILE INCARCERATED, AND HAVE RECIEVED MY GED, AND ATTENDED BLACKSTONE COLLEGE, WHILE INCARCERATED, AND RECEIVED MY ASSOCIATES IN LAW AS A PARALEGAL. I AM EXECUTIVE SECRETAY FOR THE NAACP NJSP BRANCH 2020. I HAVE ATTENED MANY DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS, AND WITH PERFECT ATTENDENCE AS WELL AS MANY OTHER CERTIFICATES I HAVE RECEIVED, FOR VARIOUS OTHER SELF HELP PRIGRAMS.  PLEASE GO TO MY FB PAGE TO READ MORE, AND SEE PICS OF MORE INFORMATON. PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP, SIGN MY PETITION, AND PLEASE, PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG, AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNW TO SIGN, AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME, AS THE PUNISHMENT DOES NOT FIT THE CRIMES. IT IS CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, AS I HAVE NEVER PHYSICALLY HURT ANYONE EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN VIOLENCE. NOT ONE VICTIM HAD FIILLED IN THEIR VICTIM LOSS PACKET, ASKING EACH VICTIM, IF THEY HAD ANY MATERIAL, MONATARY, OR PSYCOLOGICAL LOSS. ALL THE PACKETS ARE ON MY FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/greg.bartholomew.374

 

I AM IN MUCH NEED OF HELP, AS I DO NOT KNOW MY WAY AROUND ON THIS SITE, AS I ONLY HAVE A COUPLE (2) TO HELP AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.  I HAVE GIVEN UP ALL PERSONS OF MY PAST, AS I AM NO LONGER LIVING THAT LIFE STYLE. I AM COMPLETELY REFORMED, AND READY TO LIVE ON THE OUTSIDE, A SOBER LIFE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME SINCE THE TENDER AGE OF 8 YEARS OLD. PRISON HAS DONE IT’S JOB AND HAS NOTHING LEFT TO OFFER ME, OR TO BETTER MYSELF FUTHER, AS IT IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ME LEARN A LESSON TO NOT BE SICK. BEING SICK, SHOULD NOT BE A PUNISHMENT. IT SHOULD CONSIST OF AWARENESS, ADMISSION, AND GETTING HELP FOR THE PROBLEM, SO THERE IS NO MORE BAD INCIDENTS THAT CAN TAKE PLACE FROM BEING A PRODUCT OF THE ILLNESS. (AS I HAVE TAKEN ALL THE CLASSES THEY OFFERED) AND THEY HAVE DONE AWAY WITH ALMOST ALL. WHICH IS A SHAME. REASON BEING, IS I SAW IT AS, THE MORE MEN THAT WANTED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PROGRAMS ON THE INSIDE, THEY TOOK EACH AWAY BY POPULARITY. AS THEY CLOSED DOWN THE PROGRAMS AND CLASSES IN ORDER OF POPULARITY. THE NEXT ONE UP IN POPULARITY, WAS THE NEXT TO CLOSE. I FELT THAT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE THEY DID NOT WANT THE INMATES TO GET WELL, OR BETTER THEMSELVES. AND WHAT THEY PUT MY VISITORS THROUGH WAS JUST WRONG. EVERYTIME I WOULD HAVE THE PRIVILAGE TO GET A VISITOR, THE STAFF WOULD LOOK FOR REASON FOR THAT PERSON NOT TO SEE ME, OTHER THAN TO SEE ME. ONE WEEK IT WAS OK TO WEAR A DRESS, AND THE FOLLOWING THE SAME DRESS WAS NOT OK. THE VISITORS MANUEL OF RULES (THE DRESS CODE) IS LEFT UP TO INTERPETATION. NOT A BLACK OR WHITE, CUT AND DRY RULE. THERE IS ALWAYS A GREY AREA.  AND DURING CONTACT VISITS, YOU ARRE ALLOWED TO HOLD SOMEONES HAND, BUT YOU HAVE TO SIT IN CHAIRS ACROSS FROM ONE ANOTHER, WITH AN ISLE BETWEEN YOU, APROX. 4 FEET APART. BUT WHEN YOU HOLD HANDS ACROSS THE ISLE THEY YELL AT YOU, AS YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BLOCK THE ISLE. THAT IS A CATCH 22. HOW CAN YOU HOLD HANDS ACROSS AN ISLE, BUT NOT BE ABLE TO BLOCK THE ISLE, BY HOLDING HANDS? AND THESE THINGS ARE JUST THE LITTLE THINGS. WHEN MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND CAME TO SEE ME, THEY ASKED HER WHY SHE WAS IN HER CAR SO LONG AFTER THE VISIT, WHILE PARKED ON PUBLIC PRPERTY NEXT TO THE PRISON. SHE EXPLAINED THAT SHE COMES FROM 2 HOURS AWAY AND WAS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HER GPS. AND SHE TOLD THEM THAT SHE WAS TEERRIBLE WITTH DIRECTIONS, BUT HER STRONG POINTS WERE MATH. AFTER THAT, THEY KEPT CALLING HER AN IDIOT SAVONT. AND IF VISITORS SHOULD COMPLAIN, THEY ARE THREATENED WITH LOSING THEIR VISITING PRIVILAGES FOR A YEAR. THE PRISON SYSTEM IN NJ IS SO VERY BROKEN.  IT IS NOW TIME FOR ME TO BE FREE AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, AND POSSIBLY SAVE SOMEONE ELSES LIFE, AND SHARE MY STORY. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE, AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL BREATHING.  AND I OWE MY SURVIVAL AND BREATHING IN HERE ON A HIGHER POWER. AND I KNOW IF THE GOVERNOR ALLOWS ME TO GO HOME, AND LIVE MY LIFE, (AS I HAVE NEVER LIVED, BUT AT MOST ONLY EXISTED) I WILL WALK OUT OF HERE, AND NEVER LOOK BACK! I THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST I MY CAUSE AND READING. PLEASE, PASS ALONG TO ALL YOU KNOW, AS I AM IN NEED OF 25,000 SIGNATURES.   If I do not get all 25,000, the governor will not even pick up my file and look at it. And I will therefore, have to spend the rest of my LIFE in prison! Please forward this to all you know. TY so very much. :) URL:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/874/170/105/free-greg-2014-lets-show-nj-drug-and-alcohol-reform-works-better-than-prison/

Addiction is not a choice. It is a Disease. And NO One wants a disease!

 

VERY TRULY YOURS,

GREGORY J. BARTHOLOMEW

 
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