Lawless America Movie Interview: Tonya Frances Brown for Nolan Klein in Carson City, Nevada

Please watch this powerful and enraging video featuring Tonja Brown, Nolan Klein’s sister, who fought and still fights hard to battle injustice done to her brother and also to fight for basic human rights of others still inside.
On Sept. 20th, please remember Nolan Klein, an innocent man who died in 2009 on that day, while still in prison, all because evidence that could have exonerated him, lay hidden and was never presented by the prosecution.

Lawless America Movie Interview: Tonya Frances Brown for Nolan Klein in Carson City, Nevada.

Nolan Klein is dead. He died in the Nevada State Prison. He was wrongfully convicted. He spent 20 years in prison and died there, an innocent man.

Nolan Klein wrote a letter expressing his feelings about the corruption that he experienced. Nolan Klein speaks to us from Heaven through his sister, Tonja Frances Brown.

Lawless America…The Movie is all about exposing the fact that we now live in Lawless America. We no longer have laws that are enforced because judges do whatever they want to do. America has also become lawless because government officials are dishonest and/or corrupt.

The movie will expose corruption in every state. The Movie will focus on victims. Corrupt judges and corrupt government officials will be exposed, and we will confront a number of the crooks.

If anyone has ever questioned the story of a person who has expressed the view that they were a victim of the government or of judges, this movie will prove that the odds are that the corruption report was true. In fact, there are probably tens of millions of victims in the United States who never realized what happened to them.

One feature length documentary movie is being produced. It will be shown in theaters, on Netflix, Blockbuster, and other such video places, and the movie will be presented at the Sundance Film Festival and other film festivals.

In addition, videos will be produced for each state and for each type of corruption. Everyone who is interviewed for the film will record a three-minute segment that will be done as testimony before Congress as well as a 30-60 minute on-camera interview with Bill Windsor, founder of and GRIP, and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislators in each state will receive the testimony from those in their state, and the members of the U.S. House and Senate will receive all of the testimony nationwide.

Over 750 people are already scheduled to be interviewed for the movie.

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Audit Seeks Answers about Prison Sentences in Nevada

From: MyNews4, Reported by Joe Hart, on July 16th to 18th, 2012:

Prison officials first told News Four in March there was no need to track possible computer mistakes that may be keeping inmates locked up longer than they should be.

“Some people would probably say yes but what’s the point of tracking them as long as you fix them ?”  Steve Suwe told us at the time. Suwe is the public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections.
But state lawmakers have a different view.  Now, the Department of Corrections is facing its first ever audit to find out whether a computer glitch may be adding false charges to inmates records.

State Assemblyman William Horne, who chairs the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice called for the audit after questioning prison officials about the issue.

“We need to find out whether this is actually happening and if so, we need to correct it,” Horne told News 4.
The issue dates back to 2007  when the Department of Corrections switched over to a new computer system.  Prison officials told us the new system got tripped up when calculating certain types of sentences, 
especially those with indefinite terms such as ten years to life.

 News four obtained a copy of a deposition from a lawsuit filed on behalf of former inmate Nolan Klein.
Former warden and deputy director at NDOC Don Helling testified in his deposition last year that quote  “All of the old data was flipped over into the new information system and when the information was flipped, errors occurred.”

But prison officials say even if errors did happen they were caught and corrected.  They insist no inmate has ever served extra time because of a computer mistake.

“We haven’t found one case where the computer has added a sentence,” said Rex Reed, who oversees inmate management for the Nevada Department of Corrections.

But state lawmakers say they’re aren’t satisfied with the answers they have received from the Department of Corrections. In fact in his letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau dated June 14th, Assemblyman Horne wrote:  “I have not received any satisfactory answers.”

 Horne’s letter asks the audit division to find out:

-whether any errors showed up on inmates records as a result of the computer switchover in 2007.
-whether any errors turned up on records reported to the parole board.
-how the department of corrections resolves complaints about inmate records.
-and whether changes are needed to improve the d-o-c’s computerized offender tracking system.

Horne says the audit could be just the first step.

Read the rest here:

Carson City Woman Counting on Prison Audit for Answers

From: MyNews4, reported by Joe Hart, on July 16-18th, 2012

Tonja Brown of Carson City says a computer glitch is the reason her brother Nolan Klein died in prison.
 Klein was convicted of rape in 1988 and served 21 years.  He died while serving time at the age of 54.
  But Brown— who recently won a $50,000 settlement from the state after claiming her brother received inadequate medical care in prison, says Nolan should have been released.  She says a computer glitch kept him from getting paroled.

“Because the day before  the computer glitch  went into effect we had it in writing by the attorney general he was not a threat to society,” Brown told News 4.

In fact a letter, dated june 4 of 2007, from Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto recommended that quote “Klein be afforded parole at the earliest parole eligibility dates.”

But the very next month in July of 2007,  Klein was denied parole.  At the time the parole board was not required to give a reason for its actions.   But a copy of Klein’s record shows two felony convictions dated June 5 of 2007.   The month before Klein came up for parole and the same month the department of corrections switched over to a new computer system.   Brown says a computer glitch was to blame since her brother was — in prison — in June of 2007.

“Clearly he did not commit a crime in June of 2007,” Brown said.

But prison officials insist no inmate has been impacted by a computer glitch.

So we asked Rex Reed, head of the offender management division for the prison system to explain how these new charges showed up on Klein’s record in 2007.
“That was one of those instances where the date was changed from the from the actual that the crime occurred and was stamped with the date of the new computer system,” Reed told News 4.

Read the rest here:

Audit of Nevada Prison Sentences underway

From: CarsonNow on 16th July 2012

Tonja Brown of Carson City says a computer glitch is the reason her brother Nolan Klein died in prison.
But Brown — who recently won a $50,000 settlement from the state after claiming her brother received inadequate medical care in prison — says Nolan should have been released. She says a computer glitch kept him from getting paroled.

Protest against the Attorney General of Nevada’s Office

Tonja Brown:
We protested against the Attorney General’s Office for withholding evidence in cases.
The actual banner is 4′ x 130′.

Press release about the action:

I will be joining Ty Robben along with others for a protest at the Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday at noon. Due to the investigative reporting by Joe Hart and Geoff Dornan regarding the computer glitch that has caused inmates to have false felony charges placed in their files, the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice has called for an examination into computer glitch.

What the Advisory Commission does not know is how the Attorney General’s Office is, in part, responsible for the denials in at least one former inmate, Nolan Klein’s Parole and a Pardon, because, their office withheld exculpatory evidence from Mr. Klein and the federal court in the 2005 case of Klein v Helling. These Brady violations by the Attorney General’s Office and being compounded by the computer glitch resulted in Mr. Klein’s Paroles, a Pardon, his freedom and his fife.

I anxiously await the results from the Examination that was order by Assemblyman Horne on March 7, 2012. On April 17, 2012 I will turn over the exculpatory evidence and show the Commission the irreparable harm this has caused Mr. Klein and his family.

The Brady violations by the Attorney General’s Office has placed the intregity of the Attorney General’s Office in question. I have asked the Governor to contact the the United States Justice Department to investigation the Atttorney General’s Office for civil rights violations.

Tonja Brown

Read it in the Nevada Appeal (subscription is needed)…

See further: New Blog about State employees

Nolan Klein: an innocent man who died of an untreated medical condition inside Nevada´s prison system

From the January 12 2010 Meeting of the Board of Prison Commissioners:

Tonya Brown stated she had a private autopsy performed on Mr. Klein and passed out the updated death certificate to the Board. She stated had he been properly treated, he would still be alive today and the State of Nevada will now be charged with a wrongful death suit.

Ms. Brown stated an innocent man died for a crime he didn’t commit. She stated if the Pardons Board had granted a pardon for Mr. Klein he would be alive today and said his medical condition went untreated. Ms. Brown stated inmates are coming into the prison system and leaving with a death sentence because they were not being treated properly. She submitted the Death Certificate for the record. See Exhibit C.

For more information about Nolan Klein and his case, please visit

Inmate nearly dies of treatable Conditions and Diseases (NNCC)

Received via email:

On Sunday, July 27, 2009 I received calls from inmates at NNCC telling me about an inmate that I personally knew had been taken to the Carson Tahoe Hospital for excessive bleeding. I was told that this inmate was bleeding out of all of his orifices. On Thursday I received word from RMF that this inmate’s had been stabilized and was returned to RMF Wednesday night.

I know for the last several months this inmate has been complaining about the severe pain in his stomach and had been unable to see the doctor since his transfer to Warm Springs. Approximately 2 weeks before this happened the director was contacted regarding the condition of this inmate. The Director immediately had this inmate transferred back to RMF to undergo medical treatment that he had not been receiving.

On August 1, 2009 this inmate I know just called me and told me what had happened to him. Here are the details. This inmate said that on Sunday he was complaining of severe stomach pain that when he was having a bowel movement nothing but blood came out. He was feeling dizzy etc. He was asked if he had been vomiting which the inmate had not at that time. Then all of a sudden the inmate began projectile vomiting of blood all over the equipment. When they went to went to take his vital signs showing his blood pressure was 50/17 the person thought that his equipment was not working. The Ambulance rechecked his vitals and his blood pressure was 50/17.

The inmate was rushed to the Carson Tahoe hospital and was given 6 units of saline solution and 4 units of whole blood everything was going numb.. H was told he lost over half of his blood. They did 2 MRI’s that showed that he had an upper GI bleed out through his upper esophagus. The last thing the inmate remembered was the doctors placing a scope down his throat. The doctors fixed all of his problems. Well let’s hope and pray so.

Just so you know that this inmate was never seen for his severe stomach pains that he was having in excess of 10 months. Had NDOC treated him months ago this would have been discovered. He also was not being treated among other medical problems he was having that was discovered in November 2007 when he contracted MRSA. One of the medical problems that was discovered nearly 2 years ago and he was not being treated for and should have been was Hemochromotosis, a life threatening disease, a blood disorder that stores to much iron in your blood and can cause your vital organs to shut down. This treatment is relatively inexpensive that which requires blood to be taken out 1-2 times a week for 4 months. It should be noted that this inmate suffers from Hep C, and the ongoing complications from the MRSA he contracted nearly 2 years ago.

NDOC is negligent no ifs ands or buts about it. This inmate will be suing over this..

Tonja Brown

Washoe County Judge Ordered District Attorney to Turn Over Nolan Klein’s Entire File

Washoe County Judge Ordered District Attorney to Turn Over Nolan Klein’s Entire File.

Emailed to us on June 13, 2009, and also published at: Make the Walls Transparent:

If there is anyone who knows of an incarcerated person or has previously been incarcerated that has left our prison system who has ALWAYS MAINTAINED THEIR INNOCENCE and was prosecuted by former Washoe County Assistant District Attorney/Federal Prosecutor Ronald Rachow please contact me.

In a recent development a Washoe County judge has ordered the District Attorney to turn over Nolan Klein’s entire file. This week documents came to light and it was discovered that former ADA Ron Rachow withheld evidence despite a court order to turn over the evidence nearly 21 years ago. This would be in violation of Brady v. Maryland.

There is no doubt that this evidence would have exonerated Nolan Klein had it been turned over during the Discovery Process and it was not.

Nolan has just been informed of this new discovery by his attorney’s and myself. Nolan is in the process of receiving such documents for his viewing because of what has happened it now opens up the door for him at getting his conviction overturned.

If there is anyone who has information about inmates who have been prosecuted by Ron Rachow and again, have always maintained their innocence and have never waivered from that fact, please have them or their loved ones contact me at the following address below.

Hopefully, this new development may be able to help those who have been wrongfully convicted.

Thank You,

Tonja Brown
Carson City, NV