Monday, March 6, 2006

march 6th

TODAY IS MARCH 6TH...THE ACTUAL DATE OF JIMMY'S PAROLE.  I HAVE THE OFFICIAL PAPERS, AND DOCUMENTATION HERE WITH ME, AT HOME, FROM THE PAROLE BOARD, THAT JIMMY SENT ME.  IN 14 MORE DAYS, HE'LL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEXT FACILITY.  I THOUGHT WHEN SOMEONE IS ON PAROLE, THEY GET TO COME HOME.  BUT NOT IN OUR CASE.  SO, I SIT HERE, ALONE....,WONDERING.........JUST ANOTHER DAY.  NO PHONE CALLS YET...I CAN'T EVEN HEAR HIS VOICE......."SACRIFICE," IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT FOR ME...........BEARING THE CROSS, YOU MAY SAY.

ALTHOUGH I MAY HAVE ALL THE COMFORTS OF LIFE, I HAVE NOTHING, IF I DON'T HAVE MY HUSBAND.......

AND SO, HE HAS ALWAYS SAID IT ABOUT ME......."FRAN, IF YOU ARE NOT THERE, I DON'T WANT TO GO ON LIVING.....LIFE IS NOTHING WITHOUT YOU.  YOU ARE MY WHOLE LIFE."

YESTERDAY, ONE OF THE OWNERS OF THE GROCERY STORE WHERE JIMMY IS EMPLOYED WENT TO VISIT HIM AT BAYSIDE.....HE STAYED FOR A FEW HOURS..........EVERYONE LIKES MY HUSBAND SO MUCH......

I KNOW HOW JIMMY IS RIGHT NOW, AND I CAN SEE HIS FACE, AND I PLAY THE PHONE ANSWERING MACHINE OVER AND OVER TO HEAR HIS RECORDED VOICE, AND MESSAGES......"HEY, BABY, IT'S JIMMY!".........."BABY, ANSWER THE PHONE!"............."HEY WIFEY, IT'S YOUR HUSBAND!"........AND SO THE MESSAGES GO ON.......

YES, JIMMY IS THERE, RIGHT NOW, AT BAYSIDE,  SMILING, HAPPY, TALKING OR READING, OR WRITING.......ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE.

 

OK, WELL, AS FOR ME...I'LL JUST LAY BACK DOWN ON THE BED, AS I MISS MY HUSBAND VERY MUCH.....IT HAS BEEN 3 YEARS THIS MONTH HE HAS BEEN IN PRISON........OVER 3 MONTHS SINCE I HAVE SEEN HIM IN PERSON, AND 5 WEEKS OF NO PHONE CONTACT.  SO, THAT IS IT........

TODAY I PAYED MY MONTHLY PHONE BILL....., $600.00......A LITTLE LESS THIS TIME, AS THE CALLS STOPPED IN THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY......BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY CENT, TO TALK WITH JIMMY, AND STAY CONNECTED......"PRISON CALLS" ARE A BIG ISSUE IN OUR COUNTRY......THE PEOPLE ARE CHARGED AN INJUST AMOUNT...OVER-CHARGED, AND  TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.....THOSE CALLS ARE NOT COSTING THE SAME AS REGULAR COLLECT CALLS.......MANY IN OUR COUNTRY ARE TRYING TO FIGHT THE CAUSE, AT THIS TIME...YOU CAN FIND INFO ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET..

........................FRAN

 

4 comments:

sugar1337 said...

That is really sad that you can't send phone cards or things of that nature to those in prison...those phone bills are ridiculously too high.

mindercella33 said...

FRAN, I am so sorry that you still have not had contact with Jimmy. I know how hard that must be on you. I am praying that it will get strightened out. Your right,  what they charge for phone calls from inmates is a crime and those people should be a shamed of themselves. Is Jimmy going to a halfway house when he is paroled? If so is it for a short time and then he comes home? I don't understand that either Fran. I  always thought that when you were paroled you got to go home, I mean , that is the meaning of parole. Right? If he has to go to another prison, how can they call that parole? It makes no sense whatsoever to me Fran. I will continue to pray for the both of you. What is taking so long for Jimmy to be able to use the phone? Are they just being difficult because it is so close to his parole date? Maybe they are trying to get a negitive reaction from Jimmy so there is a reason not to  grant his parole? Sorry for such a long comment but these things are really bothering me, I don't know how you are bearing all this strain Fran. I pray the the Lord gives you both strength to deal with all this. Hugs, cyndy

adlessor said...

I would have thought that those in charge would want prisoners to be able to stay in touch with their families.  Sorry for what you are going through.        Dawn

lv2trnscrb said...

Just awful that you have not had verbal contact with Jimmy in sooo long! It doesn't seem very humane for the prisons to deny contact with family members who are so vitally needed for support. This should have been a day for great rejoicing; except no answers, no contact, no fair treatment. Hugs to you, Fran. You need to continue to remain strong even though I know you are tired.


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