Video Fridays Temporarily Ends

 

I’ve  had a lot of fun recording videos every week and letting you all know what’s going on behind these razor wire fences. Unfortunately, I I have to take a break from Friday videos due to unforeseen circumstances.

I will return to weekly videos at the first opportunity. In the meantiime take a look at some of the previous postings. You can find them easily using the search bar above. All of them are chronologically numbered. Thank you for following, It means a lot to me.

Sincerely,

Christopher

#40: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — ‘Coffee Bombs,’ PTSD & Justice

Every Video Fridays in 60 Seconds post features an art or craft piece created by an inmate. Today’s image is by inmate Armando Hernandez. You can find more of his artwork, and other inmate artwork, at writeaprisoner.com. You can also find a collection of all the art and crafts featured in Video Fridays and throughout this blog by visiting the gallery listed in the menu up top.

This week new guest writer L.R. posted an essay titled PTSD & Justice. L.R. served a long military career and now helps other vets as he pulls his sentence in an Ohio prison. Throughout my lifetime behind bars, I’ve witnessed first hand the struggles of veterans with PTSD. His essay highlights an issue few people know about, but is important to every incarcerated vet. If you’re a vet or know someone who is you’ll want to read PTSD & Justice. L.R. is currently writing part 2 to PTSD & Justice, and as soon as he’s ready I’ll share his thoughts with you.

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#39: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — PTSD and Justice, and Inmate COVID Hospitalizations

Every Video Fridays in 60 Seconds post features an art or craft piece created by an inmate. Today’s image is by inmate Brant Alsenz. You can find more of his artwork, and other inmate artwork, at writeaprisoner.com. You can also find a collection of all the art and crafts featured in Video Fridays and throughout this blog by visiting the gallery listed in the menu up top.

On Monday 24 August 2020, I’m posting the work of a new guest writer. He writes under the initials L.R., and is a retired Coloniel incarcerated in an Ohio correctional institution. He lives in the prison’s veterans housing unit where the other inmates are also vets. These housing units provide specialized needs unique to vets and play a significant role in their rehabilitation. His essay is titled “PTSD and Justice” and presents an argument toward an important veteran’s issue. I’m honored to publish his work.

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#38: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — Coronavirus Infects Dorms of Inmates

Every Video Fridays in 60 Seconds post features an art or craft piece created by an inmate. Today’s image is by inmate Luke Pelham. You can find more of his artwork, and other inmate artwork, at writeaprisoner.com. You can also find a collection of all the art and crafts featured in Video Fridays and throughout this blog by visiting the gallery listed in the menu up top.

Hundreds of inmates here are on quarantine, and nearly 225* have tested positive. There are so many positive cases that the entire gym has been cleared and refitted with beds to house them. To make things worse, no one is telling us anything. So we are all left to wonder and worry. The lack of communication is causing unnecessary suspicion and distrust amongst the guys here, and I’m baffled at it all. If someone would appraise all of us I think there would be understanding and collective action. There’s no containment of the virus, and some of the symptomatic cases have become life threateningly ill. By this time next week we will likely have lost lives here.

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#37: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly Amongst Inmates Here

Every Video Fridays in 60 Seconds post features an art or craft piece created by an inmate. Today’s image is by inmate James Mata. You can find more of his artwork, and other inmate artwork, at writeaprisoner.com. You can also find a collection of all the art and crafts featured in Video Fridays and throughout this blog by visiting the gallery listed in the menu up top.

Two weeks ago I told you about a situation amongst staff that potentially threatened the lives of every inmate here. Since then, more and more staff have come up positive for coronavirus.

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