If you have any questions for Andy about the prison system, what it is like, what goes on there, or anything, please leave the question in a blog comment and Andy would be happy to answer it. It keeps him occupied and allow us to learn about the system.

Also, for his friends, he would LOVE to get pictures of anything, so if you have his address, please send them to him, or if you would like to email them to the blog editor, you can do that and he will print out the pics and mail them to him.

He is now attending the class he must take before his release, and he will mention the journal entry memo they discussed that day in class.

Even if you don't know Andy, feel free to comment on his blog entries, which he gets and will respond to.

Friday, February 12, 2010


MamaB, thanks for your concern and guidance.  You had commented to me several times previously on the Prison Talk forum and I'm glad you are following this blog.  I also understand from my mom that you have helped her a great deal.  I truly appreciate that.  This situation that I have put myself and my family in is overwhelming and I assume that you are in the same boat.  I wish the best for you and your respond to your next comment, I haven't seen the library cart yet, but there have been enough books floating around in the cell that I haven't lacked reading material yet.

Maria, thanks for following along and thanks for your prayers.  I look forward to hearing from you again soon.  If there is anything you'd like to know please feel free to ask.

Eddie, did Martha Stewart even get out of the pen yet?  I could have sworn I saw her
knitting a sweater in the cell next to mine yesterday.

Drajr1969, Thanks for the comments.  I have quickly learned that here in county that the motto I need to follow is "treat others as you wish to be treated".  The guards in here are really relaxed...maybe too relaxed.  I know the guards in state prison will be much more harsh, but I do anticipate being able to fit in with the "normal" people.  I'm not "inked" up, nor am I in a gang, nor do I desire to join a gang.  I'll be as normal as possible.  Thanks again for the reassurance.

Marc's Queen, than you for your compassion.  From your username I assume you have a husband of boyfriend that is incarcerated?  I hope my plight can somehow help you make the time go by faster.  Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Shane...have you seen Eddie lately?  Good luck...I did receive your letter, but the stamps didn't make it.  The guards must have removed them.  When we receive the mail the guard will open the envelope, briefly look at what is inside and remove any staples, contraband or pornography.  Then they dispose of the envelope.  If I'm able to catch the guard's attention I can get him to tear off the return address.  One suggestion for people who write may be easier if you just type an email as if you are sending it to my normal email address, and then print it out.  I realize letter writing nowadays is really archaic.  Maybe the email route would be easier.  Also, if you actually send the email, it will allow me to have a file log of them that were sent once I get out of here.  If anyone has any easier ideas please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. You are very welcome Andy. You are correct in assuming that my husband is incarcerated. He has been or the past 9 1/2 years and was just recently denied his parole. We are waiting on December for his next review. I myself was incarcerated also and completely understand what you are going through right now. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will do my best to answer.

    How would we go about writing you or emailing you?

    Take care and keep your head up.