Allen Whetstone has now been incarcerated over six months at the Montana State Prison. He is in the middle of the SOP 1 class that they require, he actively participates in the classes, does all homework and even encourages the others that they should do what is recommended of them. That it will only improve and help their lives. He is involved in Hobby and is very talented with the artwork and paper weaving. He has a job working with a disabled man in a wheelchair that has diabetes. Allen monitors him and takes him to the infirmary if his sugar levels are crashing. He wheels him to meals and any other infirmary appointments. He is on the waiting list for Vocations for either Welding or Diesel Engines. He goes to Chapel and is involved in bible studies. He has developed a love for reading too. He is a model inmate.
With all of his past credentials, and despite all that he is achieving within the DOC system although being unjustly convicted. He and his wife are already being threatened with his parole date. There is another class, CPR , that he has to take. They are now being told that the Montana Parole Board will not release him on his parole date. That although the judge did not court order him to take the SOP 2 class that DOC and the Parole Board will over-ride that and mandate for him to take the class. They are not going to offer him the CPR class, only with the SOP 2…which both he and she were told could be done with SOP 1. This is another issue that is used to keep inmates in the system longer than they are required. In SOP 2 you are required to admit to the crime in details. He is NOT going to admit to a crime that he did not do. Other inmates are sitting in the prison because they will not admit to a crime that they did not do. This allows DOC and the Parole Board to deny parole thus keeping them in the system and making money off of them.
Yes, there are those that truly did commit their crime and yes they do need to be incarcerated. Problem is they have those that they are railroading. Men that are in there for other crimes that they are trying to make them take SOP 2. How are these men that are in there for stealing or in there for a DUI going to admit in detail to a sex crime? This is absolutely ludicrous!
The case manager over the unit that Allen Whetstone is in, told his wife that she should not wait for his parole date to have surgery for a tumor to be removed. The wife said she does not want to have a major surgery like that without her husband present. She has stated “If he can endure prison being unjustly convicted, then she will endure the pain from the tumor until he is released.”