Re: Randall Toth 180498
RGCI; PO Box 925; Redgranite, WI 54970
We, concerned citizens and WI taxpayers, petition the Parole board to release Randall Toth, a prisoner at Redgranite Correctional Institution.
Further, we ask Parole chairman Dean Stensberg to either see that Randall gets to the institution where he can complete the remaining required programming or he be allowed to take that program in the community.
Randall was sentenced to life in 1999 for homicide, which then meant that with good behavior he would be released on parole after 13 1/2 years. He has completed all the required programming he can get into, however there is no AODA programming at the prison he is in. He has completed many voluntary programs and has 36 college credits under his belt. He has strong family support. His parents' letter says it best:
From letter by his parents, Dan & Diane Toth:
"After waiting over 16 years, Randy has finally been allowed to take the Fundamentals of Baking Vocational course at Redgranite. He has now gotten his ServSafe Certificate, as of 7/28/2015. He has 36 college credits, and has maintained an “A“ average throughout. He has a certificate from LSU in Liberal Studies and is working on a Degree from Indiana. In addition, he has received excellent reviews from everyone he has worked for and hasn’t had even a minor infraction in over 10 years. If they could keep him working for them for more than the two years allowed, they would. The main reasons he was denied parole in 2012 were, "You haven't served enough time" or "you haven't met your program needs." With his vocational course done, all he has left is the AODA. He did take an AODA program when he was at GBCI, but was told by PRC and Parole reps it wasn’t the "right" one and they refuse to give him credit for it. The parole board reps need to talk to the staff members at the prisons that interact with inmates to get a better idea of who they really are, and how they have bettered themselves, and why they should be released. Randy was an angry drug addict when he committed his crime, and he has dealt with those issues while in prison. He has earned 15 different certificates from programs he has completed over the years, and stays involved with positive activities. He has become a role model to other inmates, and has earned the respect of many, many staff members. Randy is very remorseful and will feel guilt for his actions for the rest of his life. Furthermore, he has paid his debt to society. He is constantly helping others and encouraging them to better themselves. Randy has become a very good person to other inmates who need to talk to someone, those that don’t have family support and feel lost.
He would make a very good speaker for young men and women who are going down the wrong path; he has done it with the BRICK program and he felt very good about that and hoped it helped at least one of those kids.
Upon release, he has a stable place to live, and a realistic plan for success. We hope you can see the reasons Randy needs to be paroled so he can be a productive citizen again and no longer a burden to the taxpayers. We and many others stand by him and give him the moral support to continue to do positive things, and prove he is a changed man. He would also want to become involved in the community when released and volunteer for youth groups, teach music, or help them understand the path they are on is the wrong one.
Please help: Release Randall Toth