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Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« on: April 14, 2006, 04:12:52 PM »
All back issues of Stateville Speak have now been posted to the forum.
     CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!!!!     
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Re: Stateville Speaks
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 04:02:05 PM »
Hope everyone has seen the copies of Stateville Speaks we have linked through our site, these are very interesting and you can have them sent to your loved ones.

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 12:13:23 PM »
My husband commented on Stateville speaks to me on a visit the other day. He really likes it, and appreciates the subscription. He said "it's nice to see soething positive circulating around such a negative place"! So I recommend that everyone get their man a subscription, it's just mail that automatically gets sent, nothing you have to do.

Thanks for the updates guys!
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I would suggest, if you can afford it, to include $10 in your request for subscriptions.  Funding for each issue is usually a problem...although free for inmates, if the inmate (or the outmate) can afford it, Bill Ryan would appreciate the $$.
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 09:50:20 PM »
I couldn't pull it up Scout.   Is Bill taking submissions of poetry from inmates currently? 
Poetry and other articles from inmates are welcome. I encourage everyone to read the  July Special Issue on medical care. If anyone knows a prisoner who has medical issuse should contact Ted Pearson at the address in this issue of Stateville Speaks

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 07:35:07 AM »
The September issue of Stateville Speaks has been posted....thanks to Mah for doing this quickly.

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,2767.0.html



In this issue there is an announcement from Bill Ryan that effective with the next issue he will be resigning as publisher.  Cynthia Kobel will resume this position with the January issue.  Cynthia has been involved in prison reform/activism for many years and currently heads the Tamms Committee.

Although he'll be missed, Bill is making this move to devote more time to working on legislative issues pertaining to our inmates, and more importantly to spend time with his kids and many grandkids.  Bill, thank you for your tireless and never-ending efforts to help our loved ones.   ././/
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 07:55:12 AM »
WOW! Well Bill has done an excellent job. He will be missed but I know will continue to great things for our guys!
I need to email him and find out what ever happened with the winner of an essay contest about the war in Iraq that the guys could enter. My Jo did a beautiful poem/essay and I was kinda hoping maybe he'd win.

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 01:08:23 PM »
  *= THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, BILL!!!  *= [/b]

Bill, I hope that you enjoy all of your extra free time with your family!!!   I hope that you will still join us here on IPT sometime!
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 01:42:37 PM »
WOW! Well Bill has done an excellent job. He will be missed but I know will continue to great things for our guys!
I need to email him and find out what ever happened with the winner of an essay contest about the war in Iraq that the guys could enter. My Jo did a beautiful poem/essay and I was kinda hoping maybe he'd win.
Jo's poem was excellent and very powerful. Winners are to be announced in January hopefully

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 06:42:12 PM »
Well, Bill, I can certainly understand why you've decided to give up SS. Your input will be sorely missed, BUT, I'm very excited that you'll be able to devote even more time to legislative issues. For those who don't know, Bill can be a one-man force in Springfield! He digs in his heels and doesn't give up.
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007, 09:03:52 PM »
The September issue of Stateville Speaks has been posted....thanks to Mah for doing this quickly.

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,2767.0.html



In this issue there is an announcement from Bill Ryan that effective with the next issue he will be resigning as publisher.  Cynthia Kobel will resume this position with the January issue.  Cynthia has been involved in prison reform/activism for many years and currently heads the Tamms Committee.

Although he'll be missed, Bill is making this move to devote more time to working on legislative issues pertaining to our inmates, and more importantly to spend time with his kids and many grandkids.  Bill, thank you for your tireless and never-ending efforts to help our loved ones.   ././/  


Scoutthanks for yours and other positive comments. i will continue as a consulting publisher for sometime during a transitional period. Not sure how long this will last but probalby a long time as i will have a very hard time moving away from SS. I am so glad cynthia and jason her assistant are gong to be publislers. this will be great boost to all of us.
We will need lots and lots of supporter from the IPTers to get legislation passed but i do think we will have a good shot if we can get people motivated and willing to work in contacting legislators and attending hearings.  there will be a special editon of SS in dec to provide more detail about legislation and how to provide support.  I will be visiting grandkids and family outof state more and spending time with those in state watching their activities.

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2007, 12:31:05 PM »
 I encourage everyone to read the  July Special Issue on medical care. If anyone knows a prisoner who has medical issuse should contact Ted Pearson at the address in this issue of Stateville Speaks
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Please be sure to ask any inmates you inform about the medical issues, to please state when his medical problems started. This saves a lot of time and effort mailing back and forth. Thanks.


For those who don't know Bill. He persisted and despite getting refused he brought about the Idoc allowing inmates to work on things like Statesville Speaks. Idoc gave every excuse under the sun to not allow the inmates to produce this newsletter but Bill persisted and achieved this. It was a massive achievement.  Well done Bill. Enjoy your children and family!

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2008, 07:54:32 AM »
The January 2008 *Stateville Speaks* has been posted for your viewing:


http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,2767.0.html

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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2008, 07:40:09 PM »
When you hit the Jan. issue, March comes up. Was there a Jan. issue? Looking for info on that 1 prisoner/1 vote thing. If no one knows for sure, I can email Bill directly to get Jan copy.
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2008, 08:02:59 PM »
Thanks Waid, I'm not sure why the March one was called January...I've emailed Bill and asked him to send me the January copy.
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 05:37:49 AM »
Waid, I talked to Bill, there wasn't a January issue...it was supposed to be in January but it got held up, so we have all the issues that have gone out.
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Re: Stateville Speaks Discussions and Comments
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 06:36:41 PM »
The March 2008 issue of Stateville Speaks has been posted.  This issue is dedicated to the Tamms Ten Year Campaign.  

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2008, 09:45:44 AM »
The June issue of Stateville Speaks has been posted.  On Page 6 you will find an article on IPT.  We need to get the word out about IPT and the work we do (and want to do)...this will help for certain.

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2008, 09:27:38 PM »
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ALL I can say is WOW!!!!!!!

Bill Ryan's speech on House Bil 4154 is incredible.
What a great speaker and educated man.
The fact that he does so much for all the incarcerated men and women, in trying to get the legislature to understand that DOC needs reformed is astounding.
I am very impressed.

GOOD Job Bill!!!
Keep up the good work!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2008, 12:56:39 AM »

My compliments- again- for this june issue. It looks so professional and the articles are great.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2008, 12:52:19 PM »
 :wc13: how do I get Statesville speaks sent to my son? i am sure he too would enjoy this news letter. Thasnk You