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Re: “The curious case of Rolf Kaestel: 33 years in prison and counting

I had the pleasure of rooming with Rolf, for six months, on B-Block at the Utah State Prison's Medium Security. I feel so blessed to know the real Rolf and what his life was like 8 years ago. We shared a two man cell. He had a 7" black and white TV that he leased for $190 and monthly electricity fee was $10. He was very organised and always trying to learn new things to better himself.

Doing time and not knowing if you will see the light of day (life without parole) you must live day to day and never get your hopes up because then time would REALLY drag on. He said that he knows that the world has changed so much since 1981 and he was afraid he wouldn't know how to handle it if released. Frankly, I think it was more of him not wanting to be set up for failure - denials of release - but if he were to be set free I have no doubt he has so much good to offer the world.

When I read: I felt truly privileged and humbled that I was his roommate. I didn't know that he had not had a visitor since swept out of Arkansas system to Utah in the middle of the night in 1999.

At the time he had three jobs and we both were going to autocad school. He told me about his crime and what had happened. Something about his story made me want to believe him. I was skeptical because it is so unbelievable that the governor has pardoned hundreds of murderers, child molesters and rapist while overlooking this POLITICAL PRISONER. (KEEP HIM QUIET!). Well, Gov, welcome to social media!

When I got out 6 years ago I googled him and, lo and behold, ARE YOU SERIOUS! I am so frustrated with the system. What is the purpose of this sentence? It seems to be SO POLITICAL - punishing a man for exposing the cruelest act, for the money of blood, I've ever heard. ... Someone needs to be punished, NOT ROLF KAESTEL!

If anyone out there would like to ask me questions please follow this thread

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Posted by beavermark on 09/10/2014 at 9:34 AM


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