I am hoping that all is well with you your families. I was advised not to post anything wait for the parole decision, but I don’t see the problem with me giving everyone an update on what’s going on or just random thoughts.
Most people never spend a second of their day thinking about prison because they feel it is not in their cards (so to speak), but it could happen to anyone. Some of you may have a family member or friends that are incarcerated in a county jail, detention center, or prison. I just want to make known that no matter where they are they still need love and support from family and friends. The facility that I am serving time in is a long term or “lifer” prison. Many of the women here are elderly and fragile. Since the Georgia DOC does not provide lunches for inmates on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or any Holidays, these women will often go hungry from the time they wake up, until dinner is served. They are each someone’s mother, sister, wife, or even grandmother. Understand that nothing in this system is ever free: stamps, paper, envelopes, food, and personal hygiene items can be purchased from the prison commissary.
There are no words to describe the kind of loneliness and sadness that people suffer in places like this. Letters help and can make a person feel loved, like they are not forgotten and some studies show that offenders who have contact with people on the outside are less likely to re-offend. If you have family member or friends inside that system find out what is accepted in their facility. Check out the visitation options, writing/email, and or phone options available. If you do have someone inside give them you support if you are not already doing so. Until next time, be safe and know if we stand together, we can not be divided.