Prison Pete

Thursday, February 16, 2006
  Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe.
While it is against prison rules to offer any legal assistance without approval of the Superintendent, sometimes some inmates find a way to be helpful.

It is a shame that you are not allowed to help others but if you were this week alone I would have typed up a power of attorney for one inmate, worked on one legal proceeding trying to get some good time that was taken from another inmate. He has been sitting around here for six months so far and up to another six months if one is not able to get the court to release him, but so far it looks like it might happen. The earlier release.

Then there are the two other inmates that could use help with denial of a chance at parole and forced to sit here another two years till they get another chance to see the parole board.

Then there was the couple of letters written to one inmate's lawyer that would have been needed to tell him there was an illegal fee of $1,000 charged to an inmate that was wrong so now that inmate is $1,000 richer. Maybe more good things will happen.

And if I was to help the above inmates, the memory typewrite, carbon paper, typing paper, highlighters and other office supplies that are provided by my parents would make the job a little easier. Yes, a computer and electronic legal research would be nice but you can still do some research.

So it is good that I have all the tools, and that I just might have been able to offer the help, or not. Did so, did not, did so. Now why is this tongue of mine so firmly planted in my cheek?

If you find the proceeding a little confusing, I am sorry but one must be careful what one is thinking and doing sometimes. Not that this last paragraph makes any sense.
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