Monday, April 25, 2005

PRISONS, AND THE PRISON WIFE

DEAR "RUSTYSPIGOT,"

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT IN THE LAST ENTRY.  YOU ARE VOICING YOUR OPINION, AND IT EXCITES ME, AND MAKES THIS JOURNAL AN EVEN BETTER ONE FOR PEOPLE TO READ.  THANK YOU AGAIN, SO MUCH...YOU HAVE REALLY MADE MY DAY!

I GUESS I HAVE NOT EXPLAINED "THE PLIGHT OF THE PRISONER'S WIFE, " AS WELL AS I SHOULD HAVE.  WELL, I APOLOGIZE. BELIEVE ME, NO ONE IS ASKING FOR YOUR TAX-PAYING MONEY.  ONLY SOME SORT OF UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT SYSTEM . TRUTHFULLY, THE PRISONER'S WIFE IS OWED NOTHING, BUT IN A COUNTRY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE CARING FOR EACH CITIZEN, IT IS A BIG SHAME TO HAVE CLOSE TO 1.5 MILLION PRISONER'S WIVES, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS SITTING HOME, FRIGHTENED, NEEDING GUIDANCE.  HAVE ANY STUDIES BEEN DONE IN THIS COUNTRY AS TO HOW MANY OF OUR NATIONAL SUICIDES ARE RELATED TO WIVES, GIRLFRIENDS, CHILDRN, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAD NO WHERE TO TURN TO.  I CAN ONLY GIVE AS MUCH SUPPORT , HERE IN THIS JOURNAL, AS I POSSIBLY CAN, TO LISTEN TO ALL THESES WOMEN CRYING OUT.  NO ONE REALIZES JUST HOW MANY E-MAILS I AM GETTING, WITH WOMEN CRYING OUT, DEPRESSED, ASKING TO BE MY FRIEND...THEY NEED SOMEONE....THEY CAN'T FIND THAT SOMEONE, SO THEY TALK TO ME.  I WILL PLEASE BEG YOU, TO VISIT THESE 2 WEB-SITES, THAT I WILL LEAVE THE LINKS HERE FOR YOU.  I HOPE YOU JUST EVEN GLANCE AT THEM...READ A FEW LINES.  YOU SEE, I DON'T LIKE TO SOUND AS IF I'M THE ONLY ONE DEFENDING "THE PLIGHT OF THE PRISON WIFE."  I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE.  I'M ONE OF THE FEW BRAVE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT IT.  AND I TALK ABOUT IT, BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE...THE GOOD OF HUMANITY.  AND WITH THAT, I HAVE FURTHER STRENGTH TO CARRY ON, AND FEEL BLESSED DOING IT.  YOU SEE, I AM PART OF IT, WITH A HUSBAND IN PRISON.  SO IT IS A GOOD CAUSE FOR ME TO BE INTERESTED IN.  Prisoners of Love            

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1 comment:

paintsaqha said...

FRAN,

I AGREE WITH YOU, I DON'T WANT ANY OF THE TAXPAYERS MONEY, JUST THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MAN WHO IS NOW SERVING PRISON TIME, WASN'T ALWAYS THE PERSON THAT DID THE CRIME, IT WAS JUST AN INSTANT IN HIS LIFE, THAT HE NOW IS HEARTBROKEN TO REALIZE THAT THIS MISTAKE HAPPENED AND IT'S NOT A NIGHTMARE THAT HE CAN AWAKE FROM.

I AM NOT SURE ABOUT ANYONE ELSE, BUT I DEFINATELY HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL SINCE MY FATHER WAS CONVICTED AND SENTENCED TO 25-LIFE FOR HIS CRIME.. AT TIMES I FEEL HE WAS CHARGED WITH THE WRONG CRIME, HIS BLOOD ALCHOL LEVEL WAS 4 TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT, AND IT TOOK HIM OVER A WEEK IN A HOSPITAL FOR HIM TO REALIZE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.  

JUST NOT SURE WHAT KEEPING A 61 YR OLD MAN WHO IS CHRONICALLY ILL IN PRISON IS HELPING SOCIETY???  I MEAN REALLY, THE TAX PAYERS ARE PICKING UP ALL OF HIS MEDICAL COSTS WHICH RUN WELL INTO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PER YEAR. VERSUS ALLOWING HIM TO RETURN TO HIS FAMILY AND HAVING INSURANCE PAY FOR HIS MEDICAL COSTS... JUST AN IDEA...

AT TIMES MY MIND HAS A HARD TIME REALIZING THAT THIS WHITE HAIRED FRAIL MAN MAKING HIS WAY TO ME, IS IN FACT MY FATHER, BECAUSE IN MY MIND, MY FATHER IS ROBUST, STRONG, AND HANDSOME.  WHERE DID THIS MAN STANDING BEFORE ME COME FROM?  THEN MY MIND SHIFTS AND I RECGNOIZE HIM, BY HIS EYES WHICH ARE BRIGHT AND GLAZE WITH TEARS AS HE GRABS ME AND PULLS ME INTO HIS EMBRACE, I NOTICE THAT HE ISN'T AS STRONG AS I REMEMBER.  

SORRY I HAVE TO CLOSE THIS FOR NOW, I CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN ANY LONGER DUE TO THE TEARS!  

SHERYL
PAINTSAQHA
THE DAUGHTER OF A CONVICT.