Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 29

Good News Bad News

Good News Bad News Good News came on Dec 6th, 1990. I was elevated to Minimum Custody and it was time to leave 3 Wing. My red badge was swapped for a green one with the letters MIN on it. This badge was a key to more freedom than I had experienced for over a …

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Dec 22

Regret

Regret

Regret In early November, the guards woke us up at 5:00 am on a Saturday, to go get our flu shots. This was a pretty smart idea because this many people in a confined area getting sick, could cause an epidemic.  After the flu shot we were all taken to the gym to have our …

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Dec 15

Laundry

Laundry

Laundry One of the jobs that I am glad I did not get was laundry detail. It was a thankless job and it was extremely hot. We could send our clothes to the laundry once a week. All of our soiled clothes went into a green Army laundry bag that was tied to the end …

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Dec 08

Escape

Escape

Escape There was an attempted escape. An inmate convicted of pre-meditated murder in 1984 was currently serving a life sentence. He probably felt like he had nothing to lose. In 1988 his first escape was almost successful. While working in the wood shop, he built a makeshift ladder and scaled a wall to freedom. Later …

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Dec 05

How I Straightened My Own Teeth

Teeth

How I Straightened My Own Teeth My bottom teeth are so crowded and crooked that: They have been described as little gravestones in an old cemetery. Someone asked me if I chewed rocks as a child. I smile with my eyebrows. My top teeth are pretty straight because of an incident in fifth grade. Growing …

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Dec 01

Freedom

Freedom On the second of August 1990, Iraq invaded neighboring Kuwait. Being that we were in a military prison, this breach of freedom became the topic of discussion every day, all day long. It seemed as if everyone was an instant expert on the Middle East and exactly what was going on over there. Especially the older …

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