FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT

In the midst of this pandemic, the one weapon any of us can truly count on with any degree of confidence is our immune systems. On a good day, when one of us falls ill, maybe we get to see a doctor. On a really good day perhaps the doctor even provides some remedy to...

We Don’t Have The Vote

It seems election season is so contentious this year that people forget prisoners don’t get to vote. The two issues that we are constantly bombarded with are the presidential race and the selection of the latest Supreme Court justice. But just because we do not...

The New Normal

Written May 21, 2020 We got our first word of the pandemic on March 13. That is the day prison authorities notified us that visiting all other programs were canceled indefinitely. We’d seen news coverage prior to that, but few of us had any idea of the scope of...

The Good Old Days

As the DOC is significantly increasing the population at the reformatory, I distinctly recall their attorney telling the state Supreme Court how they were in the process of reducing that same population to mitigate potential COVID exposure. Even as I heard this, I had...

“Oops”

“Oops” By Timothy Pauley A short time ago I detailed how the doc had converted one of the education buildings into a COVID regional care facility. It was rows and rows of prison beds lined up in close proximity to one another, 45 in all. This was a...

Message Received?

Message Received?  By Timothy Pauley A short time ago, I told you about ‘The Bad Place,’ where they send people here who report anything resembling COVID symptoms. Very shortly afterwards, they distributed memos to all of us actually describing the bad...