LaRon McKinley 00042642
WCI, PO Box 351;Waupun, WI 53963
|LaRon McKinley has been in solitary for over 20 years.|
My name is LaRon McKinley Bey. I am a 60 year old prisoner,
unmarried, and with a 42 year old daughter. I was born and
raised in Milwaukee, I am an only son with 7 sisters and am
fortunate to have both parents still living, and whom I love
the most in this world. I came from a very strong and loving
family but being away from them so long has had the effect
of losing familiarity and increasing the distance of
I have been isolation (solitary confinement), or Administrative
Confinement (AC), for more than 27 ½ years, and it appears,
if my warders have it their way, that there’s no end in sight.
This type of confinement has taken a toll upon me, but
luckily I had good health early and. So I’m not devastated
health wise at this point. I remain strong,
I’m an artist and would love to spend the vast
majority of my days drawing but being in isolation
has suppressed my creative output artistic-wise,
and I have lost the desire to even attempt an art
project for about 5 years now, which is one of
the symptoms of my isolative confinement.
I’m hoping to, somehow, extract myself
from isolation and into a more hospitable
environment where I can resume expressing
my artistic side. I love to do portraits. That frees
I am heading a lawsuit challenging prolonged AC, including of the mentally ill. The suit has the
potential of really bringing major change in Wisconsin’s practice of prolonger isolative
confinement> I invite you to follow the progress in the case PACER (public access to court
electronic records). The case is McKinley V Pollard et al , case No. 16-CV-521.in the Eastern
District Court of Wisconsin.
I would love to correspond too: La Ron McKinley Bey 42642, WCI, PO Box 351, Waupun, WI 53963.LaRon's class action complaint, submitted in May 2016
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2) Due to recent court ruling, A prisoners has to have a lawyer for his/her case before submitting
the case to the court. This is nearly an impossibility for prisoners . Here despite LaRon's repeated
attempts to find a lawyer, Classs action was denied and LaRon is proceeding with individual claims.
Above is the complaint and below is the court's denial of class action status.
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