Saturday, December 10, 2005

JIMMY IS LOCKED UP IN AN "8X10 FT. CELL"

LAST NIGHT, WHEN JIMMY MADE HIS 15 MINUTE COLLECT CALL TO ME, I ASKED HIM HOW BIG WAS THE CELL HE WAS IN............MAYBE I MADE A MISTAKE TO ASK THAT, BECAUSE SINCE THAT TIME, I HAVE ONLY BEEN WORRYING, AND SICK TO MY STOMACH.......

YES, THE CELL HE HAS BEEN IN SINCE LAST SUNDAY (I SUPPOSE), IS 8 FEET BY 10 FEET...............AND THERE IS ANOTHER MAN IN THERE WITH HIM.......I GUESS THEY ARE BUNK BEDS, AND THE MAN IS OVER HIM, ALONG WITH A TOILET BY THEIR SIDE................OH GOD!...........I WANT TO THROW UP, AT JUST THE THOUGHT OF IT!

JIMMY IS IN THAT CELL FOR 24 HOURS A DAY...HE WAS ORIGINALLY LET OUT FOR 1 HOUR, TO TAKE A SHOWER, AND MAKE A PHONE CALL.  LAST NIGHT HE TOLD ME, IT WAS UPPED TO 2 TIMES A DAY FOR HIM, NOW..........HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT HE IS STILL ON THE SAME   "TIER."

NO WINDOWS, NO RADIOS.....NOTHING........JUST TO LAY THERE, ENDLESSLY, IN YOUR  BUNK BED.........

3 MEALS........NO SNACKS..........

HE CAN GET MAIL.............HE GOT 2 LETTERS, AND CARDS FROM ME , SO FAR.......I SENT HIM SEVERAL PIX OF ME, THE PETS, AND THE HOUSE

HE CAN WRITE LETTERS.........I GOT A LONG LETTER FROM HIM, SO FAR, AND THERE SHOULD BE ANOTHER ONE IN THE MAILBOX TODAY.

TRUTHFULLY, I THINK IT IS INHUMANE, AND PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS TO LOCK UP A PERSON IN SUCH A SMALL AREA, UNABLE TO WALK, FOR SO MANY DAYS...........BUT , I GUESS , WHO AM I TO SAY?.............ONCE AGAIN, THE FAMILY IS NO ONE.............THE TAX-PAYING PEOPLE.....WE....US...HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, THROUGH LEGISLATURE..........

MY HUSBAND IS A 300 LB. MAN............I CAN'T IMAGINE HIM STAYING IN SUCH A SMALL "BOX, ' FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...............

IT IS VERY DANGEROUS....DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND THAT"

AS A REGISTERED NURSE, I WILL TELL YOU, THAT TO REMAIN DORMANT IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS.................EVEN WHEN ONE IS CONFINED IN A SEAT, ON A  4 OR 6 HOUR PLANE FLIGHT, THEY WILL TELL YOU TO "GET UP AND WALK AROUND."...I KNEW A NURSE, I WORKED WITH, WHO DEVLOPED CLOTS FROM A LONG CAR TRIP......

IT IS DANGEROUS TO REMAIN STILL FOR SO LONG.....YOU CAN DEVELOPE BLOOD CLOTS IN YOUR LEGS...........THEN, WITH THOSE CLOTS, THEY CAN TRAVEL TO THE LUNGS...OR BRAIN.....AND THEN A PERSON CAN HAVE IMMEDIATE DEATH DUE TO A 'PULMONARY EMBOLISM."

I HATE TO BE SO GRAPHIC, BUT SOMEONE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING OUR PENAL SYSTEM, JUST DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.......

I AM WAITING FOR JIMMY'S FIRST CALL TO COME IN TODAY.........IT HAS NOT COME YET.  I MUST REINFORCE WITH HIM TO KEEP MOVING AROUND AS MUCH AS HE CAN IN THAT CELL..........TO KEEP SITTING UP AND DOWN...........AND TO DO ANKLE PUMPS............VERY IMPORTANT......TO KEEP THE CIRCULATION FLOWING......

I FEEL VERY CLAUSTRPHOBIC MYSELF, THINKING ABOUT IT.........

AND NOT ONLY IS IT PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS, BUT MENTALLY AS WELL............TO ME, I WOULD CALL IT "TORTURE," BUT WHO AM I TO SAY?

I THINK IT IS "INHUMANE" ..............I CAN SEE, MAYBE, IF THE PERSON IS A MASS-MURDERER, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.......EVEN THEN......I'M NOT SURE........

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT EVERYOINE WHO WORKS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS , IN THEIR TRAINING , AS THE INMATES GO THROUGH.................THAT IS, TAKE THOSE BIG MEN, THAT WORK WITHIN THE PRISON SYSTEM, AND LOCK THEM IN AN 8X10 CELL FOR A WEEK.....LET EVERYONE EXPERIENCE IT, AND SEE HOW IT IS............MAYBE , THEN, THEY WILL GET TO UNDERSTAND THE INMATES BETTER............

TO BE TREATED LIKE A PIECE OF CATTLE, IN A CATTLE CAR......AND THEN YOU WONDER WHY SOCIETY HAS DRIVEN A LOT OF OUR PEOPLE INSANE..........

AND SO, I SIT HERE VERY WORRIED...........AS ANY WIFE WOULD............

JIMMY CRIED A LITTLE LAST NITE, DURING THOSE 15 MINUTES WE SPOKE....HE CRIED AFTER I GAVE HIM A MESSAGE FROM A VERY SPECIAL PERSON, WHO SAID, 'JIMMY IS A WONDERFUL PERSON, AND ALTHOUGH A CRIMINAL, HE IS THE ONE PERSON I CAN REALLY TRUST, AND DEPEND ON."

YES, I GUESS IT TOUCHED MY HUSBAND'S HEART.......AFTER ALL, HERE IS A MAN, LAYING IN AN 8X10 FT. CELL, FOR 7 DAYS, .....24 HOURS A DAY.......MINUTE BY MINUTE,STARRING AT THE WALL...NOTHING TO DIVERT HIS MIND.................I THOUGHT PRISON WAS REFORMATION......

I SIT HERE, THINKING ABOUT IT, AND FEEL VERY SICK.......HE IS IN THIS SMALL PLACE WITH ANOTHER PERSON, USING A TOILET IN FRONT , AND ON TOP OF EACH OTHER..........AND, THEY HAVE TO CLEAN THE TOILET, THEMSELVES, TOO........I ASKED HIM, 'WHAT IF YOU HAVE DYSENTRY AND HAVE AN ACCIDENT?"......."YES, FRAN, WE HAVE TO CLEAN THAT UP OURSELVES. THERE IS NO ROOM SERVICE HERE," HE JOKED......................YUKKKKKKKKKKKK.................GIVE ME A BREAK..............LET ME THROW UP RIGHT HERE, AND NOW, AS I'M WRITING THIS...........EXCUSE ME, ONE MOMENT, PLEASE, AS I'M WREACHING BY THE COMPUTER, RIGHT NOW........

AND, I'M A NURSE, FOLKS!

SEVERAL MONTHS AGO...OR WAS IT SEVERAL YEARS AGO....I DID FIND AN ARTICLE ON GOOGLE, ABOUT A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS SAME E EXACT THING..........THEY ALSO FELT IT WAS NOT ONLY INHUMANE, BUT PHYSICALLY, AS WELL AS MENTALLY DANGEROUS TO DO THIS TO A CRIMINAL...............AND MY MAN WAS ON HIS WAY HOME...........I MEAN, HE WAS APPROVED AND COMING HOME ON FURLOUGHS...........MY HUSBAND IS NOT A DRUG ADDICT.......HE IS NOT A THREAT TO SOCIETY, AND NOT AN ABUSIVE MAN.........HE IS A FAMILY TYPE MAN..........

THE PERFECT SONG JUST PLAYED ON THE RADIO.......

"WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS?

WHY HAVE YOU GONE AWAY...?

DO YOU REMEMBER THE ONE YOU USED TO KNOW?

WHY CAN I NO LONGER HEAR THE CHRISTMAS SONGS?....."

"......IF THERE IS LOVE IN YOUR HEART AND MIND,

YOU WILL FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME....."

"...SO, FILL YOUR HEART WITH LOVE...."

(i couldn't get all the words_

................................THINKING OF YOU ALL, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH A LOVED ONE IN PRISON..........ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN OF PRISONERS, WHO ARE WITHOUT THEIR LOVED ONE, JUST ONE MORE YEAR..........WITH LOVE, FRAN

 

2 comments:

sugar1337 said...

They really should do more studies on the effects that such behavior has on a person.  Prisons are supposed to house people, most who will one day get out, so you would think they would want to treat them humanely so they don't snap.  That is probably a big reason why there is such a high recidivism rate for all prisons.  They don't treat the prironser like a fellow human being, they just cage them up like rabid animals.  

lv2trnscrb said...

that is so inhumane, Fran. How long will he be there? But I'm sure that is the size of the regular cells too. And they wonder why they have prison riots and violence in prison with gangs, etc. To be locked in those conditions.

you hang in there, Fran.

Can other people send him letters or does it just have to come from family?

betty