PFA/OAS Letter from Terry Trussell, He needs your help.
If there is anyone left here on this PFA/OAS forum site Please read this one. Many of you know Mr. Terry Trussell. If you do then you know Terry has been in Prison in Florida for well over a year now.
I have managed to somehow keep in touch with him, as has Col. Riley.
I just received another letter from Terry today. This is the second letter he has written to me in two weeks. This time Terry is asking for our help,,,, Don't panic, he's not asking for blood or money.
Terry is currently incarcerated in what he refers too as “a GOOD UNIT”,,,,,, (If there is such a thing)
Anyone who knows Terry Trussell knows that he is a Christian man. And the “unit” where he is being held has a good Christian program called P.A.L. (Principals And Applications for Life)
This program is based on reducing the recidivism rate of prisoners who eventually end up going back to prison after being released. Without this program and others like it the recidivism rate is somewhere around 83%. Those who succeed in the P.A.L. are showing rates of 5 % –14%. A REAL decrease.
Apparently these programs have a real impact in helping people, so Terry is asking your help in encouraging the Florida penal system and the churches to keep these programs alive and working.
Here's a small quote from Terry's letter;
“Can you help me craft a message to our OAS contacts that will;
#1 Let them know about P.A.L. & Joy and the great impact they have on our prison population, (the largest in the world!) .
#2 Inspire them to write (and email) their officials about what a difference PAL is making. There are a number of prison programs that are based on Christian themes, but this one is actually making a difference.”
Terry also said that prison life is just like we have all seen on TV and in the movies, but much worse, it's Live – 24 hours a day – for years. “There is NO attempt to “rehabilitate” . In fact prison is a very effective “DE-Socialization” process. In the normal prison any redeeming social skills and character traits one might have upon entry are quickly stripped away – replaced by raw brutish survival skills and a broad range of sociopathic Tendencies. Then when their sentences are up, they are released like a plague upon society.”
He did include in his letter a web site URL address where more information can be obtained.
Here is one link;
For those who have and use Facebook, here is a link to that:
And here is the link to the main web site of this program and it's parent organization:
My own observations; Terry has written to me twice in two weeks. In his first letter he sounded up-beat, he expressed hopes in that his new hearings for a retrial and possible release from prison may be working and perhaps getting closer. He even suggested that he might actually get out of there this September. I pray that is right and that he will actually be released. This man does not deserve to be in this hell hole, All he ever did was to try to uphold and defend our Constitution and the country. This whole thing is so wrong, like so many other things in America today.
Terry Trussell is a good man.
If any of you can find the time please write him a letter just to let him know that he still has friends out here. And please try to take some time to help support the P.A.L. and JOY prison programs as he has requested. (The JOY programs are for women).
Terry's address: - - - please note that first set of numbers is a I (eye) 1 -One 5405,, a capital letter I then the number 1 -one.
Terry Trussell – I15405
RMC West H1143s
P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler, Fl. 32054
PFA/OAS – Please help, Terry needs your help and encouragement.
Here is a scan copy of Terry's letter.
Can you please write to Terry, He needs to know we are still out here supporting him and praying for him.
Just a brief reminder here folks, Terry Trussell still needs your support and prayers.
I have not hears anything from Terry in about two weeks. He was supposed to have a scheduled hearing on his appeals for a mistrial. But I haven't heard anything on that yet.
Please if you can take a few minutes to write to him and let him know that he still has friends out here.