Prison Pete

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
  Hot Pot Restrictions.
I am a little distracted from Mom's letter since it did not answer some of the bigger questions that I have tossed out there. But patience. I am going to take a short break. I will return with a clearer head in a few minutes.

A moment to whine a little bit. Frank got a package today, some fresh tomatoes etc. He yelled in my face "Did you get your hot pot yet?" I do not know if I am being clear, but it is really turning into a battle of wills; although I am not fighting back, he is obviously jealous of me for some really stupid reason.

I got a ton more time than he does; he gets more books and food packages, etc. About the only thing left to hate me for is my ability to be able to do my time without resorting to picking on others around me.

It will really blow him out of the water if I do get the pot in. He is being so defiant about the pot not being allowed. Let me quote you the memo I am basing my opinion on about the hot pot. Be right back, going to have to handwrite it out first.

"The Department currently requires that all hot pots, electric fans, and inmate television sets sold in the commissary be constructed of clear see-through material...."

"In an effort to expand this policy, effective immediately, all radios, tape players, radio/tape player combinations and typewriters offered for sale in the commissary or received in the package room must have clear cases."

Even though existing policy said hot pots sold by the commissary had to be clear, we were able to have the metal pots sent in. The second paragraph, which is pretty specific as to what units, and states items brought through commissary or package room, it does not add hot pots to the list in the second paragraph, nor does the first paragraph mention "package room." Since this memo is not just one written at this institution but came out of the main office, I would think they would have included hot pots in the second paragraph or added package room to paragraph one.

The other point is that at the current time it is my understanding that the Max guys can not order hot pots from the street. They are limited to only commissary pots. Also just as an aside, only the Max's can get TVs.

Now that I have burned off a bunch of energy and negative waves, and hopefully reassured you that spending your time and money purchasing the hot pot is not a lost cause, let us return to more important matters.

I have to be honest and say at this point I would rather dive back into my bunk and read the Nora Roberts book. But I will keep typing.
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