I provided testimony to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee-Daniel S. Jason and a 45 year sentence with no parole

Regarding: I provided testimony to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee-Daniel S. Jason and a 45 year sentence with no parole

 

Executive Director:Mary Gilberti

CC: Ron Honberg:

Your silence is deafening in the matter of my son.  His case affects every non-violent person who has been Criminalized for Mental Illness and Asperger Syndrome.  I just provided testimony to Washington. See the link below.   You should be providing testimony to Washington regarding my son.  It involves serious constitutional issues.  You should have written an Amici Curiae(friend of the court brief) from NAMI.  In my opinion, the  National NAMI organization has a history of being impotent, gutless and lacks real  leadership.

My non-violent son has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. He has already been in jail and prisons since 2007.   The Judge recommended he be given no parole.  This is for two voice messages and 16 emails in 2012.  Many people consider Daniel to be the poster child for the Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness.  You will be both judged for the silence NAMI has presented itself in my son’s matters and others like him who are incarcerated.  The mentally ill person in jail has no chance.  It is inexcusable and unconscionable.  He represents many others in the criminal justice system.

You silence condones the use of stun belts on non-violent offenders, mentally ill people being charged with being habitual offenders and cruel  and unusual punishment.

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through its inclusion of both Federal and public members, the IACC helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum. What follows is my testimony.  I have also included an Appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court.  I await  any response. The NAMI policy statement clearly just seems to be a bunch of empty words when it comes to criminal justice.

Joseph M. Jason, CPA, MST
Past President NAMI BA 2011-2014
Chairman NAMI Criminal Justice Advocacy for the Mentally Ill
(847)537-3009
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2 thoughts on “I provided testimony to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee-Daniel S. Jason and a 45 year sentence with no parole

  1. Reblogged this on My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison and commented:
    …… There is a very high percentage of inmates who are mentally Ill.The story of this man’s sonwho got 45 years with no possibility of parole because he exhibited the signs of his illness -Asperger’s Syndrome – and committed no crime, is beyond acceptable. The judge wouldn’t allow testimony to be given that explained what this illness is. His life now is ruined. This happens so often. Most of the inmates in solitary confinement have a mental illness. There are so many changes needed in our injustice system.

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