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Tuesday, August 24, 2004
  Banned from food prep.
My cellie is off taking a shower and then he will be whipping up some microwave magic for dinner. I am banned from food prep. I have not cut my hair in over two years. It is eight inches long!

Well, my cellie has found hair in his food twice (he is shaved bald), so I just buy the food and he does all the cooking. But I will type some more specific food stuff as soon as I finish my legal stuff.

From the "It may not matter anyhow" department, my case manager informed me that the attempt to change my release location from North Carolina to my parent’s house was turned down. If I do not have to do the NY State time (yeah, the ice cube in Hell chance), I am subject to a term of three years supervised release. This is a way for the Feds to keep an eye on me and make sure I toe the legal line.

Well, they said that my parents were too old. They actually went to visit Mom and Dad and told them that by the time I got out of NY Prison, they would be over 90 years old. That really made my parents’ day.

How the hell am I going to be able to get back on my feet with no family, no friends, and no resources of any kind? I could push the issue, but the way to survive in the "prison industry" is to go along as much as possible.

Yeah, the system sucks.

I figure as an off chance I am free in November, I could get some sort of cheap apartment. 24-hour grocery stores could use me in night work. Who knows? Just some random thoughts.

Anyhow, this is the basis for a much longer discussion that is impossible to have here and not easy to do in fifteen minute phone calls.

It is just another one of the wonderful things about my current life that sucks.
 
Comments:
jesus. that sucks. i want to sympathize with you yet find it hard too with you bein an inmate and all. you know the whole repentance and deserving it line and all that.... however i have read all your posts and thoroughly enjoy your writings from the inside. it is quite interesting to see what such an insightful person such as yourself can learn and observe on the clink, i also wonder if this has been a skill you have knowingly possessed your enitre life or something you have only discovered since becoming incarcirated??? and also have you had an attitude adjustment in prison??? as have you always been so understanding and honest about your punishment and deserving it and so on, or is it just an understanding you've come too after a few years of reflection?? again, love your posts and will continue to read them from now onwards, and wish you the best that i can in proportion to whatever crime you committed.
 
g'day from australia pete. (and editor)

am writing to congragulate you on an interesting and insightfull blog that i find quite fascinating.i think its quite an achievement for you to remain so imaginative with your writing and so observant of the slightest things in prison and human life when it would be so easy to neglect it and "go with the flow". have you always possessed this skill i wonder?? or has it been something only recently (as 8 or so years can be) discovered upon incarciration??
i am also wondering if you have had some type of attitude adjustment after spending so much reflective time in the clink in relation to your crime and sentancing?? or have you always been so honest and fair in relation to these matters??.
i thouroughly enjoy your writing and descriptions of every day life and i certainally imagine it to be a fair warning to those treading the criminal path to possible imprisonment. BEWARE! i wish you the best that i possibly can in proportion to whatever unknown crime you may of committed, as you sound as if you have tried to turn your life around and make yourself a better person. congragulations on succeding so far. shall continue reading your continuing blogs with interest and one day hope to stumble upon the answers to my questions. thankyou.
 
g'day from australia pete. (and editor)

am writing to congragulate you on an interesting and insightfull blog that i find quite fascinating.i think its quite an achievement for you to remain so imaginative with your writing and so observant of the slightest things in prison and human life when it would be so easy to neglect it and "go with the flow". have you always possessed this skill i wonder?? or has it been something only recently (as 8 or so years can be) discovered upon incarciration??
i am also wondering if you have had some type of attitude adjustment after spending so much reflective time in the clink in relation to your crime and sentancing?? or have you always been so honest and fair in relation to these matters??.
i thouroughly enjoy your writing and descriptions of every day life and i certainally imagine it to be a fair warning to those treading the criminal path to possible imprisonment. BEWARE! i wish you the best that i possibly can in proportion to whatever unknown crime you may of committed, as you sound as if you have tried to turn your life around and make yourself a better person. congragulations on succeding so far. shall continue reading your continuing blogs with interest and one day hope to stumble upon the answers to my questions. thankyou.
 
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