Freedom (2:59) Tievon Nichols

4/19/20

Let me start over blessing and peace and blessings on all those who are listening. I hope you are all well and healthy, practicing social distancing during this time. Amen. My name is Tiegon Nichols, T I E V O N. Last name is spelled N I C H O L S. My DOC number is 229462, I am 23 years old and I'm currently at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, which is five and a half hours away from home.

I've been held here for approximately eight years. When I was 15 years old, I was let into adult courts and given 50 years. As a YA, or a youth incarcerated as an adult, you are extremely limited to resources. There are no kinds of contact with any adult offenders. This really hinders any progress with legal proceedings.

On top of that, there are no programs offered inside Wabash Valley for juveniles, besides the GED and MRT.  MRT stands for Moral Reconation Therapy. Within six months, I succeeded in acquiring those programs and leaving them out either. It was even more difficult for me because I didn't have correspondence with my family nor visits.

So as a child, this is very difficult, but I overcame. I got a sanitation job that I held until the age of 18. At 18 being as an adult placed in general population. Once in general population I asked for several emergency or hardship transfers. All of these came to no avail I wrote everyone available to me explaining my situation in great length and detail and all of those responses were the same: said I could transfer next year.

Next year! This is extremely agitating considering my circumstances. I told them about my family's conditions and sicknesses, yet they don't care. Two years ago  my father was found legally insane. Then on top of this, my mother and grandfather died within four months of each other due to health issues. This is the worst year of my life. Six years in prison and I had lost majority of my loved ones. The death is [] can make exponentially. To make matters even worse, my grandmother is battling two types of cancer and doing chemotherapy. She has no immune system due to chemo. So imagine my fury during this COVID-19 assault. As a person with no real support system I'm asking for help. In any way people feel that they can, whether it be words of encouragement or help with the transfer.

I am a desperate but humble man and will accept graciously any support that I receive. Thank you for listening. May God bless you in this life and the next. Amen. You can reach me at www.connectnetwork.com. Or write me at PO box 1111, Carlisle, Indiana 47838.  

 



Let me start over blessing and peace and blessings on all those who are listening. I hope you are all well and healthy, practicing social distancing during this time. Amen. My name is Tiegon Nichols, T I E G O N. Last name is spelled N I C H O L S. My DOC number is 229462, I am 23 years old and I'm currently at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, which is five and a half hours away from home.

I've been here for approximately eight years. When I was 15 years old, I was let into adult courts and given 50 years. As a YA who is incarcerated as an adult you are on extremely limited to resources. There are no kinds of contact with any adult offenders. This really hinders any progress with legal proceedings.

On top of that, there are no programs offered inside Wabash Valley for juveniles, besides the GED and MRT.  MRT stands for Moral Reconation  Therapy. Within six months, I succeeded in acquiring those programs and leaving them out either. It was even more difficult for me because I didn't have correspondence with my family nor visits.

So  as a child, this is very difficult, but I overcame. I got a sanitation job that I held until the age of 18. At 18 being as an adult placed in general population. Once in general  population I asked for several emergency or hardship transfers. All of these came to no avail I wrote everyone available to me explaining my situation in great length and detail and all of those responses were the same: said I could transfer next year.

Next year, this is extremely agitating considering my circumstances. I told them about my family's conditions and sicknesses, yet they don't care. Two years ago  my father was found legally insane. Then on top of this, my mother and grandfather died within four months of each other due to health issues. This is the worst year of my life. Six years in prison and I had lost majority of my loved ones. The death is when you were, can make exponentially. To make matters even worse, my grandmother is battling two types of cancer and doing chemotherapy. She has no immune system due to chemo. So imagine my fury during this COVID-19 assault. As a person with no real support system I'm asking for help. In any way people feel that they can, whether it be words of encouragement or help with the transfer.

I am a desperate but humble man and will accept graciously any support that I receive. Thank you for listening. May God bless you in this life and the next. You can reach me at www.connectnetwork.com. Or write me at PO box 1111, Carlisle, Indiana 47838. These commentaries are recorded by Noel Hanrahan of Prison Radio.