John’s Letter to Army Ranger Brothers

By |2024-04-28T21:11:21-06:00April 25th, 2024|Categories: Letters from John|

To all that are concerned about John’s plight and what has happened to John since 2012 when he was wrongly convicted of rape by a woman who had just been jilted and we believe was used by corrupt law enforcement to trap John: I am John’s Aunt Carol and basically have taken over all his financial and legal [...]

Update from Aunt Carol

By |2024-04-28T20:50:02-06:00April 25th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

My husband and I just went to visit John last week—this is his first visitation since November of 22. And he’s been in Solitary confinement since December of 22, that’s 16 months…… all under illegal charges in retaliation for being a Whistleblower about the horrid conditions and abusive treatment at KY State Penitentiary. You can find [...]

Discipline, Dignity and Respect

By |2024-04-28T21:15:05-06:00April 25th, 2024|Categories: Letters from John|

Dignity emits from the man, not necessarily the situation. It’s a lesson I learned from my past life as an Airborne Ranger and has served me well here, in Hell… My name is John Calvin Buckley, IV and in my previous life, I was a decorated Operator in the Special Operations community. Serving with distinction in 3rd [...]

I don’t know exactly when I lost my faith…but once in a while something happens at the perfect time, and I just might believe

By |2024-04-15T14:49:49-06:00March 7th, 2024|Categories: Letters from John|

I must admit to you dear readers that I am a faithless man.  I don’t know exactly when I lost my faith….Perhaps it was watching the hypocrisy of the “religious” adults in my youth as they were only faithful when it was convenient for them, while in action they were self-centered at the expense of all [...]

Guala passed away in his cell 2 weeks ago. He was the 2nd prisoner to die here in 10 days.

By |2024-02-29T20:27:42-06:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Letters from John|

I’m up late on Christmas night writing this update. I can’t help but think of my friend Guala as I sit here in this disgusting cell… Guala (real name Ivan Crantes-Pieros, we called him Guala because he was Guatemalan) passed away in his cell 2 weeks ago. He just turned 31 on Halloween.  He was the [...]

For years, I’ve told people that I’m being held hostage by the Commonwealth of Kentucky due to a “black hole” of justice–an undefined area of the law. But that may have changed because of SCOTUS ruling on Counterman v. Colorado. But will it help me?

By |2023-11-12T12:57:53-06:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: Letters from John, News & Updates|

To all interested parties, friends, family & supporters! For years, I’ve told people that I’m being held hostage by the Commonwealth of Kentucky due to a “black hole” of justice, or more accurately, an undefined area of the law. For the last 11+ years since my conviction, that’s been the case but that may have changed [...]

Update from Aunt Carol: The Civil Lawsuit

By |2023-09-22T13:48:07-06:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Legal Update, News & Updates|

Hello everyone!  This is John’s Aunt Carol bringing you up to date on the lawsuit John has filed “pro se” (“written for oneself on one’s behalf”), something many inmates do to make sure their legal complaints become part of a court record and don’t just fall down a deep dark hole somewhere. Many times this precedes [...]

John’s update 9 2023 2

By |2023-09-22T13:48:16-06:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Letters from John, News & Updates|

September 2023 How KY DOC keeps people like me in the Hole for years when the law says we can’t stay in here longer than 30 days at a time Hello to all my friends and supporters! It’s your favorite Prisoner of War here at KSP! Yet another report from the front lines of hell. I [...]

John’s update 9 2023 – Visitors at the Prison

By |2023-09-22T13:48:23-06:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Letters from John, News & Updates|

September 2023 It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. Ironically, I’m in the same place I was the last time I wrote an update. I’ve been here in the “hole” for 8 months now and have been put on something called “Administrative Control” which is essentially a license to keep me in Solitary [...]

John’s update 9/11

By |2023-09-22T13:48:29-06:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Letters from John, News & Updates|Tags: |

My friends and Supporters, This year is the 22nd Anniversary of the terrible events of September 11, 2001. Aside from the victims who died by the hands of cowards, and their poor families who have had to bear the weight of their loss over the years, most people don’t think about the monumental effect that day [...]