Please Wash The Towels


Back in the day, as we old schoolers like to say, you could have food packages sent to you directly from home. We could receive anything friends or family purchased at the local supermarket, from canned goods to freshly baked donuts and cake. This last item often elicited good humor from the guys, such as “That cake doesn’t have a hacksaw middle does it?” *wink-wink* I always found this to be humorous because it’s a stereo type pulled from Hollywood movies or prison lore. Nowadays, every package entering a facility is x-rayed, opened, thoroughly searched and scrutinized, and then handed to you one item at a time. Good luck on that ‘special’ cake.

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“Feed me Seymour. Feed me!”

A very hungry Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors

Sometime during Operation Desert Storm, when one of my brothers was home on leave from Iraq, he’d said to me that the soldiers were always looking for ways to stay alert and to stay awake on long shifts. I asked him, “What do you guys do to stay awake?” To which he replied, “Energy drinks and coffee.” Wow. You’d think that the military would have a better solution to something like that, kinda like MREs in a pinch. I guess there’s no substitute for good old fashioned caffeine.

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Good one, JPay.

Hey there everyone, the Administrator here. This is one of those lovely weeks when a regular Monday post written by Christopher has been lost in JPay limbo. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s a blurb from the last note I left here following the same situation:

Christopher sends his blog posts to me via JPay email (this company is mentioned in one of his more recent posts, Captured Clientele), and I then put them up on the page and hit ‘publish’ every Monday. However, though I’ve received word that this week’s post was indeed sent days ago, I have yet to receive it (it was even re-sent, to no avail). This is a frequent issue with JPay email. Days — even weeks – will sometimes pass before an email is delivered. This illustrates well what Christopher speaks of in the above mentioned post regarding the service.

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Coronavirus: A Letter Of Worry


Well, it looks as if our beautiful island isn’t going to dodge the Coronavirus Death March after all. For the past several months I’ve blogged about how my Ohio facility has remained an odd oasis in a sea of pandemic. I’ve watched the world outside slowly contort and twist upon itself as the virus has slayed its way across the planet. All of us here have watched apprehensively as several Ohio prisons exploded into worse case scenarios.

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