Friday, May 12, 2006

HOPE HALL

HI EVERYONE!

I'VE BEEN ON THE PHONE ALMOST THE ENTIRE DAY, STRAIGHTENING THINGS OUT...AND I FEEL A BIT EXHAUSTED RIGHT NOW.....

AS YOU ALL KNOW, I'M SURE, BUSINESS PHONE CALLS , IN OUR DAY AND AGE, ENTAIL TALKING INTO VOICE MAILBOXES, ANSWERING MACHINES, AND STAYING ON THE LINE FOR ENDLESS MINUTES, WHILE MUSIC PLAYS!

THE FIRST FEW DAYS WHEN JIMMY MOVES TO A NEW FACILITY, ARE EXHAUSTING TO ME, BECAUSE I'M THE ONE WHO HAS TO GET EVERYTHING STRAIGHTENED OUT.......

IF YOU ARE A PRIISON WIFE, YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN.....A "GOOD" PRISON WIFE, WILL BE PERSISTENT, AS I AM, AND HELP YOUR HUSBAND OUT...............SOME WOMEN DON'T CARE, AS JIMMY TELLS ME, AND THE INMATES GO AROUND COMPLAINING, AND FEELING UNLOVED, AND WITH THEIR HANDS TIED, AS THEY HAVE NO ONE TO DO THINGS FOR THEM .

I SPOKE TO JIMMY'S COUSELOR TWICE.  ALSO, TO THE PAROLE OFFICER............AT FIRST THERE WAS A MIX UP, ABOUT HIS RETURNING TO WORK...BUT IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF.  I EXPLAINED THAT IT IS "MANDATED" BY THE STATE PAROLE BOARD OF NEW JERSEY, THAT JIMMY RETURN TO WORK NEXT WEEK.  MY HUSBAND IS ACTUALLY A SPECIAL CASE, AS HIS JOB AT IGA FOODSTORE HAS BEEN HELD FOR HIM SINCE DEC. 2005...I BELIEVE IT WAS THE PAROLE OFFICER AT LOGAN HALL, THAT SPOKE WITH THE PAROLE OFFICER AT HOPE HALL............ANYHOW, HE WILL BE RETURNING TO WORK ON TUESDAY, NOT MONDAY...........NOW, I HAVE TO EMBARASSINGLY CALL THE OWNER OF IGA, AND TELL HIM THE CHANGE OF DAY........(JIMMY, MY HUSBAND SAID HE WILL CALL, AS I FEEL TOO EMBARRESSED TO DO THIS)..................BUT ANYHOW, THINGS ARE MORE SETTLED NOW.

THE PHONE SYSTEM IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT AT HOPE HALL....EACH MAN HAS A SCHEDULE TO FOLLOW.  EACH CALL IS 1/2 HOUR.....JIMMY'S SCHEDULE IS 3PM, 4:45 PM, AND 2AM.....HE ALSO WAS ABLE TO CALL ME AT 6AM, BECAUSE HE SAID ALL THE GUYS WERE ASLEEP.........OF COURSE, THEY ARE UP ALL NIGHT ON THE PHONES............YOU SEE, PHONE CALLS ARE CHEAP, USING EITHER PHONE CARDS, OR DIRECT COLLECT CALLS (NOT PRISON CALLS)...............................(I told jimmy i may be asleep at 2 am.......just kidding!)

THERE ARE ONLY AROUND 4 PHONES......THERE ARE ONLY AROUND 11 MEN IN THE HALF-WAY BACK PROGRAM,AS JIMMY IS...THEY ARE ALL ON PAROLE.....THERE ARE DIFFERENT SECTIONS, AND THERE IS AT LEAST 100 OTHER MEN, WHO ARE NOT ON PAROLE...........

VISITIBG HOURS ARE 6 DAYS /WEEK, WHICH IS VERY LENIENT.  YOU CAN BRING FOOD, AND MAKE A PICNIC OF IT!.....JIMMY SAW A SIGN FOR KARAOKE NIGHT, TOO.

BESIDES THE FACT THAT OUR CALLS ARE SO RESTRICTED , EVERYTHING IS OK.....I FEEL BETTER NOW, THAT EVERYTHING IS DONE, AND SETTLED..........I WILL GO FOOD SHOPPING TOMORROW.......JIMMY WILL BE ABLE TO CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE AT 3PM.....

WELL. I'LL GO SIT OUTSIDE FOR A WHILE, ON THE PATIO, AS THE WEATHER IS BRIGHT AND SUNNY!..............Fran

6 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Enjoy the sunshine!!          Pamela

mommyonew said...

My fiance is at logan hall.  Could you give me some of the rules there.  He states that he can't work until he has a certain amount of money in his account. Also that he hasn't seen his parole officier yet and he's been there a month and a half. Would it do any good for me to call on his behalf?

wfhbear said...

You are a good "Mom" taking care of Jimmy and all the problems associated with getting done what must be done. So, Happy Mother's Day to you. My Regards, Bill.

mandymeme4910 said...

FRAN, i KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE MAKING CALLS ALL DAY, MY HUBBY IS TRYING TO OPEN A BUSINESS WITH HIS BROTHER WHO IS IN MEXICO AND I'VE BEEN ON THE PHONE IT SEEMS LIKE FOR DAYS. IT'S HARD TO KEEP UP WITH OUR 3 CHILDREN AND SCHOOL AND GYMNASTICS AND SWIM TEAM AND EVERYTHING ELSE HE WANTS ME TO DO. PLUS HE CALLS 6-10 TIMES A DAY. SO I KNOW HOW YOUR FEELING. IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING. I CAN WORK FULL TIME JUST MAKING CALLS FOR HIM. I CANT WAIT TILL HE IS HOME TO MAKE THESE CALLS. SORRY TO VENT, BUTS THAT'S WHY WERE HERE RIGHT?
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sugar1337 said...

I am glad that the new place seems to be better for him.
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mindercella33 said...

Fran, glad to hear things are moving along smoothly for a change. Hope it stay like that for the remainder of his time. Keeping you both in my prayers.
                       Hugs, Cyndy, Mendota, Il.