Saturday, March 11, 2006

SUNNY DAY!

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SPRING-LIKE DAY HERE, IN NEW JERSEY!  I HAVE THE WINDOWS AND DOORS OPEN, LETTING IN THE FRESH AIR, AND SUNSHINE...LETTING GO OF THE COLD MEMORIES OF WINTER.........IT'S 65 DEGREES, AS THEY JUST SAID IT ON THE RADIO....

JIMMY CALLED ME FIRST THING THIS MORNING, AT 10 AM, TO WAKE ME UP, AND SAY HE LOVES ME!.....HE'LL CALL NEXT AT 1PM.  THE CALLS AT BAYSIDE ARE LIMITED TO $38 PER DAY, AND $150 PER WEEK.  THE 15 MINUTE CALLS ARE $9.00 each....WELL, JUST AS LONG AS WE HEAR EACH OTHERS VOICE, IS IMPORTANT TO US.  THE NICE PART IS THAT THE CALLS ARE VERY LOUD AND CLEAR, AS IF WE ARE IN THE SAME ROOM....THE CALLS FROM SOME PRISONS, ONE CAN HARDLY HEAR ANYTHING.

JIMMY HAD A VISITOR THIS MORNING, ONCE AGAIN.....ONE OF THE OWNERS OF THE FOODSTORE IN WHICH JIMMY IS EMPLOYED AS A MANAGER, WENT TO SEE HIM.  THEY ARE HOLDING JIMMY'S JOB, SINCE KINTOCK SENT HIM BACK TO PRISON, IN DECEMBER....THEY DESPERATLY NEED JIMMY BACK, AS HE HAS WONDERFUL MANAGERIAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND CANNOT FIND A REPLACEMENT.  SO, HIS VISITOR STAYED FOR 2 HOURS, AND HE WAS HAPPY ABOUT THAT!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR OPINIONS AND COMMENTS...THE LONGER THE COMMENT THE BETTER.  I LIKE TO SEE PEOPLE OPEN UP THEIR MINDS AND SOULS ABOUT THIS "PRISON TOPIC."  I AM HAPPY THAT THE PEOPLE OUT THERE HAVE SOME SAY AND VOICE IN THIS SUBJECT, WHICH IS USUALLY LEFT UNSPKOKEN ABOUT IN THE GENERAL POPULATION.  YOU SEE, IN THE PAST, PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SCARED AND HIDDEN AWAY, WHEN IT COMES TO OPINIONS ABOUT PRISONS AND PRISONERS.  I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IS WHY THERE IS A PROBLEM TODAY, IN OUR SYSTEM....BECAUSE NOBODY WILL STAND UP TO IT, AND TRY TO CHANGE CERTAIN THINGS, AND MAKE THINGS BETTER..........

IN RESPONDING TO YOUR COMMENTS, I WILL REPEAT AGAIN, JIMMY COMMITTED A CRIME, AND HE ADMITS IT, AND I DO TOO.  JIMMY ACTUALLY "TURNED HIMSELF IN" IN A COURT, IN FRONT OF HIS JUDGE  (I THINK THERE WERE 3 JUDGES), ON MARCH 28, 2003.  HE ADMITTED HIS WRONGDOINGS, AND HAS REPEATEDLY SAID HE WAS WRONG AND COMMITTED A CRIME, AND THAT HE IS SORRY FOR WHAT HE DID, AND WANTS TO CHANGE HIS LIFE AROUND.  BEFORE JIMMY MET ME, HE WAS A BAILBONDSMAN, AND THE PEOPLE HE MOVED AROUND WITH WERE VERY ROUGH, HARD-CORE PEOPLE....THEY WENT TO OTHER STATES SEEKING CRIMINALS, WHEN THEY JUMPED BAIL....JIMMY WENT TO JAILS AND PRISONS FOR I BELIEVE 12 YEARS, BAILING PEOPLE OUT.  HE HAD HIS OWN BUSINESS, AND WAS A WELL-KNOWN BONDSMAN IN THIS AREA.  SO, I GUESS, HE THEN GOT CONNECTED WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE.  AND YES, HE WAS INVOLVED WITH DRUGS....MARIJUANA .....HE HIMSELF NEVER TOOK A DRUG IN HIS LIFE.  AND SO THEY CALL HIM THE "KINGPIN," FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD.....AND THAT WORD MAKES ME SHIVER, BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS....AND IT IS IN THE PAST.............I NEVER SAID JIMMY SHOULD NOT GO TO PRISON.  HOWEVER, I TELL YOU THE SADNESS OF IT, BECAUSE AT THE TIME, WE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR ONLY 2 YEARS, AND IT WAS LIKE A NIGHTMARE TO BE SEPERATED FROM THE ONE YOU LOVE.  JIMMY AND I COULD HAVE RUN AWAY, IF WE WANTED TO, BUT WE BOTH DECIDED TO DO THE RIGHT THING, AND GO TO PRISON, AND TRY TO CLEAR THINGS UP IN LIFE........

AND YES, I SUFFER WHILE MY HUBAND IS IN PRIISON, AS HE SUFFERS BEING IN A PRISON.........HE IS NOT A FREE MAN......

AND SO, THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.  AND YES THE DRUG PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY....YES, IT'S A BIG PROBLEM...BIGGER THAN LIFE ITSELF....AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO STOP IT.........NO GOVERNMENT, NO PRESIDENT.......NO ONE..........AND IT ALL STARTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, WITH DRUG CARTELS.....OT IS A MASSIVE INDUSTRY.........AND YOU ALL KNOW IT, IF YOU WATCH THE NEWS, AND KEEP UP WITH THINGS IN LIFE....OR WATCH THE MOVIES, FOR THAT MATTER.

AND YES, AS ONE PERSON SAID, IT IS REALLY UP TO THE PARENTS.  IF AND WHEN I HAVE A CHILD ONE DAY, I WILL KEEP TOUGH CONTROL OVER THAT CHILD....I WOULD NOT PUT HIM IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM......MAYBE PRIVATE SCHOOL, OR BETTER YET, HOME SCHOOLING........EXPOSING THAT CHILD TO CULTURAL THINGS, AND THE BEUTY OF LIFE.........ART, MUSIC.  I WOULD NEVER, I REPEAT NEVER, SEND HIM OFF TO SCHOOL SO HE CAN GET DRUGS AND GUNS TO BE POPULAR WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN.......SO THAT IS MY OPINION.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR OPINIONS.......I APPRECIATE EVERY ONE OF THEM.......

THIS JOURNAL HAS MADE ME AWARE THAT THE FAMILIES AND PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THE PRISON SYSTEM.  WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT HERE, BUT MAYBE IT IS TIME THAT OUR LOCAL, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS DO SOMETHING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF THE OPINIONS AND CONCERNS OF THEIR CITIZENS.......

..........FRAN

2 comments:

reshplatz04 said...

Fran, I could not agree more.  We are not saying that our husbands are not wrong, but rather that they are owning up to their mistakes and doing the right thing, and in the meantime, we are going to be there for them.  It is crucial that the family supports the inmate.  Studies show that if a good support network is in place, recidivism is much lower.  
I have started a site to link all us 'prison wives' up for support and resources.
Please visit http://journals.aol.com/reshplatz04/PrisonersWivesSupportNetwork/
Thanks!
God bless you Fran!
Brenda Resh

loverobin32 said...

OMG Fran that is a GREAT price ($9 bucks for 15 minutes) we pay $20 for 15 minutes but last year they did raise it to 25 minutes but you hear about 10 minutes worth cause there is so much static. Maybe the military should check in to the prison phone companies....LOL! Robin