Prison PenPal Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Anthony is 56 years old and incarcerated in the US (CA).

Meet AnthonyPost: EducationPost: The Pandemic DividePost: E-Discovery & Data SciencePost: Religious PhilosophyPost: Executive ClemencyPost: Education Law ClerkPost: Curriculum-VitaeMore about AnthonyContact InformationSentence Information

Hello friends!

I would like to meet pen pals and prayer partners for friendship, fellowship, and fun! I am a candidate for a Ph.D. in Christian Education and have found my calling while incarcerated. I love to teach! I teach GED, ESL and Adult Continuing Education courses at the prison and am looking forward to teaching at the university level upon release using my faith-based teaching philosophy.

I would also like to correspond with someone to answer the question: Does God exist? This is a fundamental question, one which most of us ask ourselves at some time in our lives. The answer which each of us gives affects not only the way we behave, but also how we understand and interpret the world, and what we expect for the future. If God exists, then human existence may have a purpose, and we may even hope for eternal life. If not, then we must create any meaning in our lives for ourselves: no meaning will be given to them from the outside, and death is probably final.

It has been stated that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Come walk with me…

For more about me, visit my LinkedIn here. Thank you!

Education -with Dr. J

As a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Education, I have designed an education curriculum based on my education philosophy consisting of three critical characteristics:
1. Rigorous curriculum;
2. Focus on key topics; and
3. Coherent logic.

I have designed an education curriculum for GED, ESL and financial literacy for adult continuing education. And I ensure that my students engage in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity while learning. My philosophy is that each class should not be more than 25-30 minutes and each course should focus on no more than 7+/-2 items on a checklist. Seven plus/minus two is a legal art of persuasion on limitations of information transmission and is the magic number that characterizes people’s memory performance on random lists of letters, words, numbers, etc. This theory was advanced by George A. Miller, a cognitive psychologist, and is known as “Miller’s Law.”

Let’s take a moment to think about the magic number of seven:
-Seven wonders of the world
-Seven seas
-Seven deadly sins
-Seven daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades
-Seven ages of man
-Seven primary colors
-Seven notes on a musical scale
-Seven days of the week

As an educator, I plan to use Miller’s Law as a guide in my teaching curriculum. Education is the key. It opens doors!

The Pandemic Divide -with Dr. J

The pandemic has divided the economy in a “K”-shaped recovery with the upper level representing well-educated professionals and business people working in the digital economy, investments, and tech-driven ventures. The bottom level represents the lower-wage, and low-skilled workers with old-line survival businesses, like travel & tourism, restaurants, retail and hotel employees.

The International Monetary fund has called the dynamic, “the great divergence.” The United Nations has dubbed the pandemic the “inequality virus.”

Until the economic shock of the virus and lockdowns, the 21st century had largely been a story of the developing world reducing the gap with the developed world in terms of wealth, health, stability, and education. In Latin America, well over 100 million children -more than half the total- are out of school, and many are unlikely to return, raising fears of a generation losing the benefits of education.

Online schooling isn’t feasible across much of the developing world, where Wi-Fi networks aren’t routinely available and the poor can’t afford or get access to the internet. And, with the pandemic, developing nations have experienced higher lending rates, metastasizing longer term borrowing, which will stifle the kind of investments needed for infrastructure and education.

For more information on the pandemic divide, pick a copy of my book, “The Pandemic Divide,” by Anthony Johnson, Ph.D., on Amazon. Other books in the pandemic series include:
– Post-Pandemic Debt Economics
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II (Summer 2021)
– Foreclosure Pandemic
– Small Business Pandemic
– The Pandemic Crash of 2029
– Economic Disparity: The Pandemic Effect and Racism’s Economic Toll
– Broadband Pandemic
– The Pandemic Isn’t God’s Will: How Religion Will Continue to Shape Modern Economics in a Post-Pandemic World (Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021)

E-Discovery & Data Science -with Dr. J

In the computer age, 99% of all documents are created and stored electronically. With the press of a computer key, an email can be sent around the world.

Electronic documents have been described as email, spreadsheets, word processing documents, audio, video, or any other content that has metastasized in a digital format.

Like it or not, electronic evidence is here to stay. The voluminous nature of data creation is making it more difficult to coral relevant electronically stored information. Herein lies the essence of electronic discovery and data science to narrow the vast disconnect between the layperson and technology. My e-discovery “nuts and bolts” and data science series will be your guide in your efforts to marry technology with document creation and retrieval.

My Electronic Discovery “Nuts and Bolts” and Data Science series include:
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Identity Theft Prevention and Protection, Volume I
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Identity Theft Prevention and Protection, Volume II
– The Essentials of E-Discovery That Every Lawyer Needs to Know
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Healthcare Professional (101 Tips for Healthcare Professionals), with Dr. Dale Newton
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Paralegals
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Financial Arbitration
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Consumer Debt Mediation
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Post-Conviction Relief
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Pro Se Litigants
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for International Tax Lawyers (The Panama Papers, Volume I)
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Lawyers in the European Union (The Panama Papers, Volume II)
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Cyber Insurance Litigation Readiness
– The Essentials of E-Discovery for Wrongful Termination
– The Essentials of E-Discovery: The Role of Mediation in ESI Disputes
– Too Big For Fraud (E-Discovery for Foreclosure)
– Too Big For Fraud (Crisis of the Day Short Story)
– Medical Deficit Disorder
– A Debtor’s Burden

Religious Philosophy -with Dr. J

My religious philosophy is based on the premise that the Christian life is more than creeds, professions, and convictions. For me, it also includes conduct and character. Our deeds must be commiserate with our creeds, and our belief system should be evident with Christlike behavior.

For me, Christianity is not a religion or philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others and doing unto others as you would like them to do unto you. The Bible says, “We should think of their good and try to help them by doing what pleases them. Even Christ did not try to please himself.” Romans 15: 2-3 (CEV)

Thinking of others is at the forefront of living in Christlike manner and the best evidence of spiritual growth. It takes a lot of work, focus, and responsibility in becoming Christlike. I have learned to lean on three guardrails to achieve my goal of becoming more like Christ:
– First, I have learned, and am continually learning to let go of old ways of acting, which metastasizes from my thinking;
– Second, I must continually change the way I think because the mind is the transformer which enables actions;
– Third, I have learned from my spiritual studies to “put on” the character of Christ by developing new, godly habits. My character is essentially the sum of my habits; it is how I habitually act and is ultimately the end product of who I am. I cannot be more, do more, or become more without character.

In his book, “Sacred Pathways,” Gary Thomas identifies nine of the ways people draw near to God and become Christlike:
1. NATURALISTS are most inspired to love God out-of-doors, in natural settings;
2. SENSATES love God with the senses and appreciate beautiful worship services that involve their sight, taste, smell, and touch;
3. TRADITIONALISTS draw closer to God through rituals, liturgies, symbols, and unchanging structures;
4. ASCETICS prefer to love God in solitude and simplicity;
5. ACTIVISTS love God through confronting evil, battling injustice, and working to make the world a better place;
6. CAREGIVERS love God by loving others and meeting their needs;
7. ENTHUSIASTS love God through celebration;
8. CONTEMPLATIVES love God through adoration; and
9. INTELLECTUALS love God by studying with their minds.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to worship and friendship with God. Take a moment to reflect on these concepts and let me know how you love God. I will be excited to hear from you!

Executive Clemency -with Dr. J

The White House held a Zoom call in May 2021 to discuss criminal justice reform with advocates and formerly incarcerated people, some of whom had pressed the President to use his powers to free people jailed on drug offenses, the sick, and elderly non-violent offenders, who pose no threat to society. Source: The Hill – Biden Set To Flex Clemency Powers.

In addition, in order to qualify for clemency in the form of pardons , the Office of the Pardon Attorney looks for acceptance of responsibility and good conduct for a substantial period of time after conviction, among other considerations, according to justice department guidelines. Commutations hinge on the undue severity of a sentence, the amount of time served, and demonstrated rehabilitation.

I believe I meet the above-referenced guidelines and will petition the White House for Executive Clemency in the coming months because I have a non-violent, “white-collar” offense, am over 50 years of age, thus, meet the target audience. Furthermore, I can present an “undue severity in my sentence” as my federal Sentencing Guidelines range was 57-71 months imprisonment, however, the judge issued an upward variance to 456 months, a more than 700% increase over the guidelines’ range. Other defendants with a similar criminal offense have only received an upward variance of only 25% from 6 years to 8 years, which I should have received as well. I have the time served for the offense of conviction. And, I can definitely demonstrate rehabilitation as punctuated on my profile making me a prime candidate for consideration for clemency.

White House officials have indicated that the President will not hold off until later in his term to issues pardons and commutations, thus, I have a prayer and wire of hope, for release sooner rather than later!

Education Law Clerk -with Dr. J

In addition to my duties and responsibilities teaching GED and ESL preparation, I am also the USP Atwater Law Clerk and have assisted over 50 inmates in petitioning courts around the country for relief in the form of vacatur of conviction and sentences, reduction of sentences, and restoration of appellate rights nunc pro tunc. Using Miller’s Law (the legal art of persuasion on limitations of information transmission (7+/-2)), I have developed a 7-step process for implementation and drafting of federal post-conviction petitions on behalf of inmates to the court.

My seven-step checklist is as follows:
1. ISSUE: If you have 5 or 6 potential issues to be presented for consideration to the court, pick the best issue. If you will not prevail on the best issue, you surely will not prevail on the others;
2. RULE AND APPLICABLE LAW: Cite the rule of procedure, law, circuit and/or Supreme Court precedent you are relying upon.;
3. APPLICABILITY: Apply the rule and applicable law and court decisions to your own particular case;
4. OFF-THE-RECORD ALLEGATIONS: Post-conviction petitions should only contain off-the-record or “out-of-court” statements that are not part of the court record. Rule 4 of the Rules Governing 2255 Motions clearly requires the court to dismiss the petition “if the files and records of the case conclusively show movant is not entitled to relief”;
5. EXECUTION: Execute the petition with flawless precision;
6. STRATEGIZE LITIGATION: Always anticipate an adverse answer to the petition at the lower court level. If you do not anticipate the adverse decision, you will not be successful on appeal. Issues not presented and preserved below, cannot be reviewed above. (Adversity anticipated, is adversity denied);
7. PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LAW: There is more to post-conviction practice and procedure than just the petition to the court. Do not send micromessages to the apposing party that anxiety has the best of you and that you are only filing to pass what I call the “splatter test” (filing multiple issues to see what sticks).

Curriculum-Vitae

Colegio Biblico Internacional y Seminario, candidate, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Education
University of London International Programme (UK), Diploma in Higher Education in English Common Law, LL.B. Programme
University of Liverpool (UK), studied International Business Law, Laureate Online Education, LL.M. Programme
Bryan University, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma, E-Discovery Project Management & Data Science
Christian Bible College and Seminary, BSc and Master of Theological Studies
Adams State College, Professional ADR Arbitration Certification
Lakewood College, Professional Mediation Certification
Penn State University, Undergraduate Paralegal Studies
Foreign Language Proficiency: Spanish, French, & Italian

Author

Post-Pandemic Economic Series of Books:
– Post-Pandemic Debt Economics
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis
– Foreclosure Pandemic
– Small Business Pandemic
– The Pandemic Crash of 2029
– Economic Disparity: The Pandemic Effect and Racism’s Economic Toll
– The Pandemic Divide
– Broadband Pandemic
– Post-Pandemic Stock Analysis II (Summer 2021)
– The Pandemic Isn’t God’s Will: How Religion Will Continue to Shape Modern Economics In A Post-Pandemic World (Fall 2021)

E-Discovery and Data Science “Nuts and Bolts” 20-Book Series

All available on Amazon.

Employment

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
USP Atwater
GED, ESL (English as Second Language), Adult Continuing Education Instructor

Founder & CEO

Dataminds, VLE
A faith-based virtual learning and education company focused on narrowing the wealth divide with financial literacy instruction.

Date of Birth: 09/16/1964 (56 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Black or African American / Multi-Racial
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Body Type: Athletic
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida (USA)
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Religion: Christian
Astrological Sign: Virgo

Profile will end on: 07/05/2022

Anthony Johnson #37002-066

USP Atwater
P.O. Box 019001
Atwater, CA 95301
USA

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Incarcerated Since: 2016
Sentence Received: 41 years (Virtual Life Sentence)
Earliest Release: 2051

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Bank Fraud
Access Device Fraud
Aggravated Identity Theft

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