Prison Pete

Friday, August 06, 2004
  Laundry Day.
Hold on, I gotta go get my laundry out of the dryer!

OK, I got it.

So, among the many and varied things that happened today, I also just finished my laundry. I have to watch it so that no one steals my stuff, or in the rush to get their clothes dry, dumps my stuff out of the dryer before it is completely dry.

Damp sheets are a bummer!

You are only allowed to have six sets of shorts, T-shirts, and socks. I happen to have over fourteen sets, so I can go about two weeks without have to fight the 130 other guys for the three washers and dryers here.

Most guys do literally four or five pieces of clothing at a time, but I go in and I do a real full load.

Now, should I just hang the bag up and reach in each day for a clean set of underwear, or should I fold it?

I guess I’ll fold it first and then stuff it in the laundry bag!

My locker is too full to squeeze in more clothes, and I only have two sets of khaki pants and shirts!

I may sleep in a bathroom every night, but hey, at least I get a mattress, if the 2" thick thing can be called a mattress.

Even as I type this, the AC in my closet office is not working at all. I have already complained to my supervisor once, and he stuck his head in and said, oh yeah, much better, but still no air is coming out of the vent over my head.

I have avoided the massive amount of gambling that goes on here, I do not mix with the homebrew makers, and I am actually working on writing some GED math books so as to avoid the criminal aspect of their generation and save the taxpayers some money from having to buy the booklets at over $2.75 each.

The death penalty was suspended in Illinois after they found eighteen innocent people on death row. The justice system is broken, and until one gets caught up in it, one does not truly see the incredible injustices that go on day-in and day-out here.

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