Connie Farris – 12 years for mail fraud – seeks compassionate release

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Connie Farris – 12 years for mail fraud – seeks compassionate release

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Name: Connie Farris #41922-048
DOB: 1944
Race: White
Marital Status: Married 53 years to Rex Farris
Age: 73 husband, Rex,  74
Children: None
State Convicted: Nevada
Will reside: California
Sentence: 12 years
Charges: Mail Fraud and Aiding and Abetting; Never convicted on Aiding and Abetting the Court finally removed the A&B in 2015 but did not reduce the sentence. PSR based on Mail Fraud and Aiding & Abetting.
Served: 7 years
Priors: None
Prison Conduct: Excellent, no incident reports, programmed, taught the GOGI program for 4 years.
Accomplishments:
1. 2018 SPC Dublin Art Show
2. Basic Computer
3. Career Planning
4. Nutrition Class
5. Sociology Battered Women
6. Sociology Domestic Violence
7. RPP6/What I know for Sure
8. 1830 Non ACE Social Studies
9. INTRO into Clay & Pottery
10. RPP3/Money Smart
11. Most Inspirational Mentor GOGI
12. Most Inspirational Personal Certificate GOGI
13. Certificate of Excellence GOGI
14. Resume Writing Class
15. Level 3 PEER Coach in Training- GOGI
16. Positive Decision Making
17. Insight Development & Release Preparation
18. Competition – 1st Class GOGI
19. Budgeting and Investing
20. Self Study – Exploring Asia
21. Self Study – Exploring Australia
22. Self Study – Exploring Europe
23. Self Study – Early Civilizations
24. Recreation Knitting Class
25. Advanced Knitting Class
26. ACE Social Studies Course
27. Sociology Workshops: Basic Human Needs
28. Toastmasters – 5 times
29. Financial Matters w/Suze Orman
30. Good Customer Service Class
31. GOGI – Getting Out By Going IN
32. GOGI – Twelve Tools of GOGI
33. GOGI – How to Teach GOGI
34. GOGI – Most Inspirational Mentor
34. Blackstone Paralegal (31 Subject Courses)
35. VT PowerPoint Computer Course
36. RRP House of Healing
37. County Food Bank
38. Mayo Clinic Wellness
39. 2016 Annual Cancer Awareness Walk

 Connie’s health related issues:

Hypertension, Benign Essential, Chronic pain syndrome, Dematitis/eczema, Knee and Leg Pain, back pain, hyperlipidemia, Pulpal necrosis, Dental caries, Periapical abscess, Knee replacement, Left and Right knees, Nuclear cataract, Hordeolum externum, Blepharitis, Swelling of limb, Renal insufficency, DO of Kidney and Ureter, Ankle, foot-Pain in Joint, Secondary hyperparathyroidsm, Forearm, contusion, Neoplasm bone, soft tissue, and skin, Disorder of eyelid, Edema, Vitamin D. Deficiency, steroid injection or surgical removal of chalazion, heart stent, right, post polio syndrome.

Connie’s story:

Connie with husband Rex at 40th wedding anniversary

I am 73 years old and currently incarcerated in a Satellite Camp, in California. I am a first-time offender, white collar crime of mail fraud. My custody level is zero, I have programmed and taught the Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) program for 4 years.  I have been incarcerated for 7 years on a 12-year sentence.  My husband and I have been married for 53 years.  Rex has muscular dystrophy that is wasting away his body and his life. We have no children, no family, no one except the two of us.  In October of 2015, I filed for Compassionate Release with Warden Iwuagwu’s approval. February of 2016:  Ms. Kathleen M. Kenney, Assistant Director/General Counsel denied the Compassionate Release stating, “Ms. Farris, RIS request fails to show that her husband is incapacitated within the meaning of the program statement.”  Bureau policy states that incapacitation means the spouse cannot carry on any self-care and is totally confined to a bed or chair. Please read more on Rex’s condition here:  My husbands health continues to worsen and Warden again signs approval for Compassionate Release. It goes to General Counsel and then in January of 2017:  United States Correctional Programs Division of the Justice Department  Angela Danbar, Assistant Director states:  Upon review FARRIS MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS of Program Statement 5050.49 Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence. THE CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS DIVISION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THIS RIS REQUEST.  Inmate Farris has no criminal history and has maintained clean conduct during this term of incarceration. She is scored as “Out” custody with “Minimum” security. July 2017: Mr. Ken Hyle Acting Assistant Director/General Counsel issued denial due to the nature and circumstances surrounding the offense.  The letter of denial list “Offense Conduct” and the restitution. These statements were taken directly from the existing PSR report, which has been in error.  The restitution was reversed/reduced by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. I live on the hope every day of this First Step bill, of being able to go home to be with my husband, care for him, and make his life more comfortable.  I am not in the best health either, I have congestive heart failure, kidney failure, many other issues that could be taken care of if I was home.   Hope and Soon are my favorite words. I appreciate President Trump’s recent release of Alice. It gave so many of us hope and that is what we all live on here, a “hope and a prayer”.  I believe it is an important step the President has taken to Prison Reform. This step has the possibility to allow me and others to be with our loved ones; I feel the President knows the need to start the “ball rolling.”   Please Sir, consider my plea to you.

Thank you,

Connie Farris

A true love story, Rex and Connie are soul mates and feel lost without the company of one another.

Connie’s husband, Rex, has Muscular Dystrophy and needs her care also: 

Although I would have preferred that Connie never be put into this position, “allowing” her the time to gain this talent, drawing the attached images will give you an idea of how good she’s gotten. I’ve had a letter from her for every week for 6 years except the first couple of weeks. That’s over 300 letters, but she didn’t start doing this for a couple months, and then it was just drawing hearts, then butterflies, flowers, etc., etc., and she’s gotten pretty good at it. All were drawn on the back of the envelopes she sent me. Some may show smudges from the processes through the PO system, but I hope you like them. I’m very proud of what she’s accomplished. She certainly had enough time. Enjoy. Read Rex’s medical condition and story and why he needs Connie as his primary and only caretaker.

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