Prison Pete

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
  Well Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore.
I have tried calling Mom and Dad but so far no answer. I am not sure if they meant to be home yet.

I am in Upstate NY. The significance of that fact is that is where I learned to ski many moons ago and it is such an old area that my mom also went there when she was 19 or 20 although she never kept at it.

I ran a scan on the FM stations and the only station that comes in is a COUNTY STATION. Later on tonight I will slowly step through each digital number and see if there are some other borderline stations.

There are ten double bunks and forty single cubes here. There is actually a four foot high, eight foot long metal divider between each cube.

I am in a two man cube now in a dorm. Within sixty days I am supposed to get a single cube. I did end up with the bottom bunk, although it is a springy thing and that will really screw up my back.

So tonight my bed will be up against one of the dividers and the other will be three feet away. It would really not be too bad at all if I live here and eventually end up with a single cube. There is something called an honor form that you apply for after being here sixty days. It is a privilege but I'm not sure how long the waiting list is for it.

I will sign up for sick call tomorrow to resolve my need for a hard bed, wearing my own boots, and it appears I can finally get the decongestant. The nurse was nice enough to give me three two-pill packs to hold me over till the morning!

On the medical downside, she said the dentistry here sucks. Her words: "I do not know why they are here!" Great, I need to start all over on the bottom of the list to get my missing filling done. I may end up toothless yet!

There are also no individual showers! I jumped in the shower as soon as I was able to throw my possession in the locker and there was one other inmate just getting in and he kept his State-issued white boxers on the whole time, so I did too. I'm not sure if that is how everyone does it here.
Hey there Pete,

Glad to know you made the move with no major problems. I hope you like your new surroundings better then the last, at the very least its a change of pace...best of luck to you...keep blogging..

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