Tag: prison

Jan 05

December Blessings

Blessings

December Blessings This was a heavy blow to me because I really wanted to cut hair when I got out of prison. My plan was to get my barber’s license, gain some professional experience and start working as soon as I got out. It seemed as if I was going to have to attend school …

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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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