Prison Pete

Friday, October 08, 2004
  The Bubble.
Well, it is now 7:30 PM Sunday. I just finished eating my second "gift wrap". Random acts of kindness.

Ah, Richard just stopped by. Who is Richard? Well, I just met him also. He is a white guy currently living in what we call "the bubble." The bubble used to be a TV room with two TV's. What they did was knock a hole in the wall to the cell that was next to the room. This former cell was reconfigured to have three toilets side by side with no dividers between them, and two sinks.

They then put six double bunks and bingo, they now had room for twelve inmates where they used to have room for only two! The room is at the corner of the building and has about twelve feet of glass, with bars, that give a bird's eye view into the area from the day area.

So Richard asked me if I had a cellie yet. I said that one of the Mexicans had already asked me, but if he changed his mind, I would ask to have Richard move in. Ah, to be so popular!

I was joking with another inmate that I was having the top bunk removed on Monday so that this would be a single cell! Wishful thinking. There are no official single cells here. Some other institutions do have some single cells. Hmmm, is that what they call an amoeba? Ha ha.

So although I do not fraternize with too many inmates here at the dorm, Kevin dropped off one wrap at 5:00 PM. I said thank you. Around 7:00 PM he asks if I have any more wraps because he made another bowl of "stuff" and this was better then the last one.

Well, fifteen minutes later he shows up with a four-pack of wraps and "complains" he has to always look out for me. So I open the pack, take out one wrap and go up to his cell and fill it with a rice and hot sausage mix. Yum yum. I had already made some tuna fish. So now I have had two wraps and my tuna fish.
Lots of posts seem to center around food. Buying food. Making food. Eating food. Thinking about food. Writing about thinking about food.
I've been getting a lot of hits on my own blog regarding Hurricane Ivan and Eglin federal prison camp--probably due to the fact that 2/3rds of the inmates were never brought back after the evacuation, and I'm pretty certain that it's because the BOP hasn't bothered to let families know where their loved ones are and there's no way for the inmates to make phone calls because they have no way of accessing their accounts... Well, I went to the BOP main site to see if there were any press releases and the only one since January was dated TODAY: October 8, 2004.

Martha Stewart arrived at the Federal Prison Camp,
Alderson, West Virginia, for service of her sentence.

Looks like you've got a pretty impressive neighbor, Pete!
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