Our shower curtains are opaque on bottom, see-thru clear plastic from the shoulder up. Some guys are shy, and often use towels over the shower rods for greater privacy. A recent bulletin informs us that such use of towels is prohibited by "Anti-rape regulations" (1984's Anti-Sex League anyone???). Not sure which makes me worry about … Continue reading Rape Prevention Towels (or lack thereof)
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life. Psalm 35.7 (NRSV) It is my great hope that when people read that so and so took a plea deal, a majority of Americans will not assume true guilt, but rather that the crushing power of the … Continue reading A 4th of July Meditation
IF "deterrence" is such a good thing (as federal judges are wont to say these days)... IF it's effect is to improve society (even if occasional injustices occur, or if an occasional sentence is too harsh, or if an incarceration occurs which is not necessitated by justice, or .....) THEN, knowing that the ranks of … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Deterrence’
-Plenty of toilet paper (in contrast to my initial fears). -The guards rarely stand close enough to get their spit on your face. Jury is still out on the cause: tobacco or just pure disdain? -By not overindulging your medical needs, it gives your body the chance to evolve to a self-curing state.
Or, in this case, line of cocaine. Randall had a good life. Loving wife. Good job. Sweet daughter. No debt. Toys- motorcycle, boat. Friends. It all ended 14 years ago with a felony conviction for drug trafficking, with gun enhancement and a 16 year sentence. How did this happen? Both he and his wife had … Continue reading The Fatal Glass of Beer
The rules are pretty much the same as any other softball game I've played in, except- WE PLAY THRU FRIGGIN' LIGHTNING!!! I kid you not. I called a game at the first strong flash of lightning today, and everyone starts bitching. They said the umpire don't f'g call it, the po-lease do. They pointed out … Continue reading Prison Rules- Softball Edition
From my beautiful bride: My last patient of the day was a 22 yr old with a laundry list of health issues. His first and foremost is his heart, but he's been on dialysis for years too. I've known him for a while so I continued to see him even though I work primarily on … Continue reading Perspective