Sunday, May 7, 2006

LOGAN HALL, NEWARK, NJ...RESIDENTS ARE HUNGRY

THIS AFTERNOON I HAD SOME UPSETTING NEWS ABOUT LOGAN HALL.

TODAY, SUNDAY, LOGAN HALL ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF FOOD FOR LUNCH, FOR THE RESIDENTS .  THERE WERE AROUND 50 MEALS SHORT, FOR 50 BIG, HUNGRY MEN......

FORTUNATELY, ONE OF THE WOMEN WORKING THERE, WENT OUT TO BUY PIZZA FOR ALL OF THOSE MEN.....THAT IS A LOT OF PIZZA, I MUST SAY...FOR MEN WHO ARE LOCKED UP, AND VERY HUNGRY.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE ADMINISTRATOR IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM OF SHORTAGE OF FOOD...HOWEVER, TODAY, AS I SAID, THEY ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF FOOD COMPLETELY AT LUNCHTIME.

I HOPE HE WILL DO SOMETHING TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE......

NOW, WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE, YOU MAY BE WONDERING?

I'LL EXPLAIN...........

THE MEN ARE GIVEN A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF FOOD AT LOGAN HALL, AND ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY...........AS FOR MY HUSBAND, I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM COMPLAIN OF BEING HUNGRY, IN OVER 3 YEARS IN PRISON.  I MEAN, THE PRISON FOOD IS NOT GOURMET, BUT HE WAS NEVER HUNGRY.........BUT JIMMY IS VERY HUNGRY AT LOGAN HALL....AND MY HUSBAND IS A BIG MAN, AND IS A DIABETIC, WHO IS ON DIABETIC PILLS, AND HIS SUGAR OFTEN RUNS TOO LOW........NOW, THIS SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM...

WHAT IS HAPPENING, IS THAT THE RESIDENTS HAVE TAKEN IT INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, TO SOLVE THE ISSUE OF HUNGER...................

THE MEN WHO ARE WORKING IN THE KITCHEN, ARE RESIDENTS THEMSELVES...THEY ARE FORMER CONVICTS......AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY SELLING THE FOOD TO THE MEN, TO MAKE THE MEN HAPPY, AND TO EARN A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY FOR THEMSELVES...........THESE MEN MAKE DELICIOUS BIG SANDWICHES FOR THE MEN...AND THINGS LIKE THAT.........THEN THEY CHARGE EACH RESIDENT, A DOLLAR OR SO, SO THEY CAN MAKE A PROFIT. 

.....AND TODAY IT ALL BACK-FIRED......

...AS I SAID EARLIER, THE KITCHEN ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF FOOD FOR LUNCH-TIME.......

AS THE ADMINISTRATOR IS ALREADY AWARE OF THIS, I THINK HE SHOULD DO SOMETHING QUICK ABOUT IT......I CANNOT STAND TO SEE ANYONE HUNGRY...NO LESS LOCKED UP MEN, WHO ARE BIG AND MUSCULAR.......

I UNDERSTAND MY HUSBAND GETS 2000 CALORIES /DAY AT LOGAN HALL...I THINK ALL THE MEN GET THAT..........WELL, LET ME TELL YOU, THAT IS NOT ENOUGH...........AND I DON'T CARE WHAT ALL THE NUTRITION BOOKS IN THE WORLD SAY!...............TRY IT YOURSELF, AND SEE.......AND IT IS WORSE WHEN YOU ARE LOCKED UP IN AN INSTITUTION, AND CAN'T MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT FOOD, BUT MUST EAT WHAT IS PUT ON A PLATE IN FRONT OF YOU.

WHEN I WAS HOSPITALIZED IN 2004, I WAS PUT ON AN 1800 CALORIE DIET........I WAS ALSO ON LOTS AND LOTS OF INSULIN, AND DIABETIC PILLS...............AND I WAS LITERALLY STARVING ALL THE TIME..........MOST DAYS MY BLOOD SUGAR WOULD PLUNGE TO DANGEROUS LOW LEVELS OF 50............I WOULD SIT AND WAIT FROM ONE MEAL TO THE NEXT..........JUST THINKING OF FOOD..........BEING ON INSTITUTIONAL FOOD IS THE WORST...AND THE PORTIONS ARE VERY, VERY SMALL....1800 CALORIES IS IN REALITY, NOTHING...ESPECIALLY FOR A BIG MAN......AND WHEN YOU ARE LOCKED UP, AND UNABLE TO DIVERT YOUR MIND, IT IS EVEN WORSE....

MY HUSBAND, ALTHOUGH A BIG MAN, HAS LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT, AND CAN FEEL IT IN HIS CLOTHES, AND I SAW IT WHEN I VISITED HIM..........HE USES THE TREADMILL ON AN UPWARD ANGLE, AND WALKS 5 MILES /DAY...WITHOUT A SWEAT.......HE IS IN GOOD SHAPE, SO IT IS EASY FOR HIM........THE OTHER YOUNG GUYS STAND AROUND HIM, IN DISBELIEF, THAT HE DOES SO WELL....

SO, WHEN JIMMY TELLS ME HE IS HUNGRY........I BEGIN TO WORRY, BECAUSE HE NEVER COMPLAINS ABOUT THAT......

I AM ALSO WORRIED ABOUT ALL THE REST OF THE GUYS AT LOGAN HALL..........THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE....AND NEEDS TO QUICKLY BE RESOLVED.......

GOOD-NITE!               FRAN

7 comments:

am4039 said...

I hope they get the food problem solved.

redpoppy007 said...

Send that man some food! He will just be a bone if you don't.
When can he come home to you?

shobsxy said...

fran, i thought he was going to VOA in camden, what happened? how in the world can he work in little egg harbor, and live in newark? did i miss something?

crystalmoon222 said...

JIMMY IS GOING TO HOPE HALL, VOA...IN CAMDEN NEW JERSEY...HE WILL BE BROUGHT THERE THIS COMING FRIDAY, BY HIS PAROLE OFFICER.  SO, HE WILL LIVE IN CAMDEN, AND TAKE THE TRAIN TO LITTLE EGG HARBOR, FOR HIS JOB AT IGA...WILL START ON MAY 15....FRAN

sugar1337 said...

I hope things get resolved there soon.

mindercella33 said...

Fran, I don't understand how they could let this happen. This has the makings of a bad situation. nothing can make a bunch of men crabby and on edge quicker then leaving them hungry all the time. I sure hope the resolve this matter quickly. Keeping you and Jimmy in my prayers and I will pray over his food situation thatit will be solved soon.
                   Hugs, Cyndy, Mendota,Il.

db21bert said...

is it possible to talk to someone that is in logan hall? they just went in on the 18th. Is there a number to call them or are they not aloud phone calls. I know nothing about this place. Please let me know. Thanks.