Prison Pete

Friday, July 29, 2005
  Some of the biggest criminals
are not the ones behind the bars but the staff that watches them.

I think I told you how one of the guys at Beckley failed a piss test for drugs and he only got fifteen days in the SHU. As long as there is incredible money to be made selling drugs, there will be criminal activity connected with it. And just because you have people behind bars does not stop illegal activity.

We did have a man-on-man sexual action in the shower last week. While it does not appear it was all one-sided, staff intervention did not occur till twenty-four hours later, the "couple" are now residing in the SHU, presumably in separate cells.

Thanks for sending comments to Summer. I did get a letter back from Annabel on Friday along with three or four months of blog postings.

About the saxaphone. Go for it! I really had I bunch of fun with it and will hopefully be able to pick it back up when I get out of here! I was playing the Alto, which is in B flat like the trumpet and clarinet, but I also tried the tenor sax that the chaplain had purchased.

The fingering is the same for both, but there is apparently a slightly different approach needed. I think the tenor sax is a better choice, and that is an E flat instrument. I was able to do the transposing on the fly with the Alto sax, and found it a good way to exercise the old gray matter.

The trumpet is still a sexier sound, to be honest, but having now played both, you can get a much better sound from the sax with a lot less effort.

Well my fingers are getting tired; the typos are increasing, and so let me proof and print this. I will work on some more writing tomorrow, and get back up to my usual verbose self by the end of the week.
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