Help Ernest Gwinn Come Home - Sign My Executive Clemency Petition

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My name is Ernest Gwinn R26930. I am currently housed at Dixon Correctional Center 2600 N. Brinton Ave, Dixon, IL 61021. 

I filed an Executive Clemency for commutation of two prison sentences. I received one sentence for 25 years at 50% for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Additionally, I received 20 years at 85% for a home invasion with an injury. As of March 2018, I will have served 15 years of the assigned sentence. My current release date is September 4, 2032, my mandatory release date is September 4, 2035. By signing my petition, you are showing your support for my sentences to be concurrent instead of consecutively.

Anybody out there with a loved one in prison or even if you have been incarcerated? If so, you have to understand this pain. If you could get out or have your loved one released with your signature, would you do it? Well, I am a good man whose made some mistakes. I am not perfect but I have learned from my mistakes. I too, am also a son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend - just like some of you! 

My 25 years at 50% = 12 1/2 years (to do) + 20 years at 85% = 17 years (to do). So, 12 1/2 years (to do) + 17 years (to do) = 29 1/2 years (to serve in prison). This is with my sentences consecutively, right now. Then, 29 1/2 years (to serve) - 15 years (already served) = 14 1/2 (more years to serve). If I were not out on bond when I caught my second case, my time would have been run concurrent anyways (together). 

This petition will support my effort in getting my sentences concurrently which would be my 15 years (I've already served) being applied evenly into both of my sentences. So the 12 1/2 years (to do) minus 15 years (I’ve already served) is done, 17 years (to do) minus 15 years I’ve already served equals 2 years (left to serve) and I’m out of prison.

Please review my accomplishments that I have achieved during my 15 years of incarceration. If you are in support of my release, please sign the petition. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to write me. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Summarization of Incarcerated Accomplishments

Certifications

  1. 06/2003 - 09/2003, Dads Are Doing Something (D.A.D.S.) 12 weeks
  2. 06/2003 - 09/2003, Aggression Control Training (I.A.C.T.) - 12 weeks
  3. 2003 Substance Abuse, Lake County Jail - 12 weeks
  4. 06/10/2004, Practical Christian Living
  5. 12/23/2004, Ten Men You Should Know - 10 weeks 
  6. 04/14/2003 - 01/02/07, The C.E.F Mailbox Club - 95 lessons, 3.95GPA
  7. 04/16/2005, In God We Trust - 10 lessons
  8. 10/2004 - 08/30/05, Blackstone Career Institute, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Diploma
  9. 03/24/2006, God's Great Salvation
  10. 10/03/2006, Basic Bible Truths
  11. 10/2007 - 05/29/2009, Business Management (D.A.C.C.), 37 credit hours
  12. 03/28/2012, Faithful Fathers, 12 modules 
  13. 07/16/2012, Anger Management, 12 modules
  14. 04/26/2013, Lifestyle Redirection, 12 modules
  15. 06/24/2013, Knowing Jesus Christ, 12 modules
  16. 07/26/2013, The God News, 4 lessons
  17. 08/06/2013, Lesson on Assurance, 12 lessons
  18. 08/19/2013, Born to Win, 12 lessons
  19. 08/21/2013, A Country Called Heaven, 12 lessons
  20. 08/28/2013, Talking with Christ, 12 lessons
  21. 08/31/2013, Henry Hill Correctional Center, Water Baptized as Protestant Christian
  22. 09/30/2013, The Word of God, 12 lessons
  23. 09/30/2013, The Good News of Your Salvation, 12 weeks
  24. 09/30/2013, The Greatest Man Alive, 3 lessons
  25. 10/21/2013, Growing as a Christian
  26. 10/21/2013, Developing Your Faith 
  27. 12/02/2013, Inside Out Dads, 12 modules
  28. 12/16/2013, Lessons for Christian Living, 12 lessons
  29. 12/16/2013, Doing Time with Jesus, 12 lessons
  30. 12/17/2013, Basic Christian Doctrine, 10 lessons
  31. 12/17/2013, Serving Others, 12 lessons
  32. 12/31/2013, Discovering the Bible
  33. 02/13/2014, My New Life in Christ, 20 lessons
  34. 02/17/2004, A Journey through the Bible, 12 lessons
  35. 02/17/2004, Sense and Nonsense about Prayer, 12 lessons
  36. 02/17/2004, Lessons on Christian Living, 12 lessons
  37. 03/17/2014, Proverbs for Life, 12 lessons
  38. 03/17/2014, Securely Saved and Sure of It, 12 lessons
  39. 03/17/2014, Twelve Units of Study, 12 units
  40. 03/18/2014, Stratford Career Institute, Diploma, Highest Honors
  41. 04/11/2014, The New Life in Christ, Part II, 12 lessons
  42. 04/21/2014, Walking the Walk, 10 lessons
  43. 04/21/2014, How to Succeed on the Streets, 12 lessons
  44. 04/21/2014, Ecclesiastes, 10 lessons
  45. 04/30/2014, Victorious Christian Living
  46. 05/12/2014, The Character of the Christian
  47. 05/12/2014, The Spirit Filled Christian,
  48. 05/19/2014, What the Bible Teaches, 12 lessons
  49. 05/19/2014, God is There, 12 lessons
  50. 05/27/2014, Basic Bible Beliefs 
  51. 06/16/2014, Managing Anger God's Way, 10 lessons
  52. 06/16/2014, The Bible, What's in it for You, 10 lessons
  53. 06/23/2014, The Character of the Christian
  54. 07/08/2014, I'll Take the High Road, 12 lessons
  55. 07/28/2014, One God, One Way, 12 lessons
  56. 08/12/2014, Walking with Christ
  57. 08/21/2014, New Life in Christ III, 25 lessons
  58. 08/27/2014, Foundations for Faith
  59. 09/02/2014, Parables of Jesus, Part I
  60. 12/12/2014, Practical Christian Living, 24 lessons
  61. 01/19/2015, The Letter of John, 6 lessons
  62. 01/19/2015, The Letter of James
  63. 02/12/2015, Basic Bible Truths, 10 lessons
  64. 07/28/2014, Emmas Correspondence School, 24 units
  65. 12/17/2014, Substance Abuse, Danville Correctional Center
  66. 02/24/2015, Transforming Incarcerated Dads, 2-day seminar, IDOC
  67. 03/02/2015, Men Who Met the Master, 6 lessons
  68. 03/02/2015, Discovering Bible Study, 10 lessons
  69. 03/05/2015, Growing in Discipleship
  70. 04/01/2015, Fisher of Men, 3 lessons
  71. 07/20/2015, The Spirit World, 8 lessons
  72. 08/31/2015, Summary of the Bible, 12 lessons
  73. 08/31/2015, Parables of Jesus, Part II
  74. 09/01/2015, Study on Prayer
  75. 09/05/2015, Sharing Your Faith
  76. 10/24/2015, The Spirit Filled Christian
  77. 11/15/2015, Devine Versus Natural View Point
  78. 01/04/2016, The Believers Battle with Temptation, 12 lessons
  79. 01/04/2016, Forgiving and Being Forgiven, 4 lessons
  80. 01/05/2016, Jonah, 16 lessons
  81. 01/25/2016, Romans, 16 lessons
  82. 03/24/2016, God's Great Salvation, 16 lessons
  83. 04/27/2016, Men of Bible, Part I
  84. 06/15/2016, Discipleship Program The Sermon on the Mount
  85. 06/15/2016, All That He Did
  86. 06/22/2016, A Soldier's Call Know Jesus Christ
  87. 07/13/2016, Street Church, The Cross and Suffering
  88. 07/26/2016, Shingle Quality Specialist
  89. 08/02/2016, Master Shingle Applicator Wizard
  90. 12/16/2016, Basic Bible Doctrine, 95 lessons
  91. 01/10/2017, The Source of Life, 12 lessons
  92. 01/16/2017, Men of the Bible, Part II
  93. 02/01/2017, The Holiness of God, Perfect Attendance
  94. 03/01/2017, The Assurance of Salvation, Perfect Attendance
  95. 03/2017, Unleash the Masterpiece, Foundations for Life, 16 weeks
  96. 03/27/2017, The Lordship of Christ, 10 lessons
  97. 05/03/2017, Soldiers of Christ Ministries, Discipleship Program
  98. 06/05/2017, Women of the Bible
  99. 07/21/2017, A Study of Exodus
  100. 05/2017, World Bible College, This is Good News
  101. 06/2017, World Bible College, God Has Spoken
  102. 07/2017, World Bible College, Knowing Jesus
  103. 08/2017, World Bible College, Born of the Water
  104. 03/2018, Taking the Lead, Foundations for Life, 16 weeks 
  105. 03/2018, Men's Fraternity, Certificate of Commencement, 36 weeks

 

Employment

  1. 10/2006 - 07/2007, Menard Correctional Center, Barbershop, transferred
  2. 05/2010 - 07/2011, Henry Hill Correctional Center, Maintenance, Electrician's Helper
  3. 08/2011 - 08/2012, Henry Hill Correctional Center, Kitchen/Cook
  4. 05/2014 - 09/2014, Danville Correctional Center, Barbershop, went back to college
  5. 06/2015 - 02/2016, Danville Correctional Center, Laundry Porter, 2nd Shift, transferred
  6. 05/2016 - 12/2016, Dixon Correctional Center, Production, 3rd shift/Kitchen
  7. 01/2017 - 08/2017, Dixon Correctional Center, Hospital, Infirmary, Sanitation Specialist
  8. 08/2017 - Present, Dixon Correctional Center, Electrician's Helper, awaiting opening
  9. 06/2018 - Present, Dixon Correctional Center, Hospital, Ambulatory Aide 

 

College

  1. 10/2004 - 08/30/2015, Blackstone Career Institute, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Diploma
  2. 10/2007 - 05/29/2009, Danville Area Community College, Business Management, 37 credit hours
  3. 05/2009 - 05/12/201, Lakeland College, Associates in Liberal Studies, Cum Laude
  4. 03/18/2014, Stratford Career Institute, Electrician, Diploma, Highest Honors
  5. 06/01/2014 - 05/20/2016, Danville Area Community College, Associates in Science and Arts, Cum Laude
  6. 01/2016 - 03/2016, University of Illinois - Urbana, Education Justice Program, Bachelor's Degree Program, transferred to facility closer to home, 1 of 35 students

 

 

 



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