CURRENT STATUS

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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

ARE PEOPLE STILL READING?

I have not received any comments (or very few) for the last couple of weeks.  I just wondered if there were people still reading (want to make sure if I invest this time, there are some people actually still reading it).

(Editor's note - I saw he had six comments on his last post, so he will be happy to see them.  Another blog entry will be posted Mondayy.)

13 comments:

  1. Yes, we wre still reading....please don't stop it is helping you and for sure us!!

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  2. I'm still reading... I did leave a comment a few weeks back that still remains unanswered, but oh well. I'm still curious as to what put you in prison in the first place and how long you have to do there.

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  3. Please keep up the blog I am still reading (checking for new posts daily) and enjoying reading. I also am curious as to why you are in prison and how long your sentence is.
    sage

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  4. Yes, still reading. You were in county jail with my son. He told us about your blogspot while in jail. We began reading and check back each week or so. As a parent, the jail "experience" was terrifying and humbling. Your blog gave a connection. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but I do know how disconnected one feels on the outside when unable to call when needed or wanted just to say "Hi, how are you?" Hang in there! I'm sure your blog is touching more and more people each day. They may not comment, but I'll bet they keep coming back for that connection. Take care!

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  5. I check back regularly and I think when the month changed, I didnt check the new month link, just kept waiting for more where I had been reading. Yeah, I know...blonde/pre-senior moments are attacking me everyday. I agree with Anon April 18, 9:53am. The link from the outside to the inside is very important and reading here helps with that. As a parent you do want to visualize everything that your child (grown as they may be) is dealing with. I wanna know what the dorms look like, I wanna know exactly how the beds are set up. Do you have to go to another room to use the phone or is the system in the dorm? Are there lots of people standing in line to talk? How is commissary set up? See Im a need to know so I can visualize everything. I may have him draw pictures of all of this. He is always giving us projects to do for him, take nature pictures, take pictures of this and that, etc. which we love doing. Makes us feel like theres something we can actually do for him. Maybe I will give him that project as well.
    Take care and keep writing. Its good to hear you are doing well. Love the attitude. By the way, how are you gonna repay "Mr Friendly Editor" for all this hard work? (looking out for ya M.F.E.)

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  6. My son went to jail last Tuesday the 13th of April facing a 3 year sentence. I have never felt so out of control or lost. He told me about your blog after he read it just prior to his going to jail. I have been reading your blog and I must say it is helpful to me as a parent who really has no comprehension of jail or prison. I find the whole concept difficult to srap my mind around and to imagine that my son is in this situation. With that being said, I appreciate your blog and the information is helpful and for the most part encouraging. You seem to have adjusted fairly well although you are having issues with BP and I am sure that is anxiety driven. Please keep this up as it is helpful I am sure to most who are reading this. I also am curious about your particular situation and wonder what your reason is for sharing so much but not the inital story!!?? Thanks ANdy for doing this. SK

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  7. Still checking everyday and reading when there is a new post. Keep it up you are doing good for many people it seems.

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  8. Yes, I'm absolutely still reading. I usually visit your blog twice a week or so and enjoy it. To answer your question about what I would recommend in terms of sentencing in the US--I think that minimum sentencing guidelines should be abolished, and I would also eliminate multiple, consecutive life sentences. Additionally, those serving relatively short sentences for non-violent offences should only serve their sentence on weekends, and be allowed to work during the week. This is common practice in Canada--you get to keep your job, and you only report to a local jail on Friday evening, and stay until Sunday. This dramatically reduces recidivism, as inmates keep their jobs and family ties in tact. Canadian cities are much safer than their American counterparts for a reason...and I think that it has something to do with our more liberal (and reasonable) justice system.

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  9. Yep! Still reading faithfully! Sometimes the posts just don't seem to call for a response other than just "Thank you!"

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  10. Of course I'm still reading. :) We met on WAP a few days before your "prison experiance" began. I doubt you will remember me. LOL
    I usually don't leave comments. Me is more the quiet person and only speak, when I have something to say.
    But my bf is currently doing time. And, believe it or not, your blog helps me a lot with dealing with my own situation. I started reading on day one. And I hope I will also be here to read someday "Hey folks, that's it. Today I'm going home." Don't stop writing!

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  11. Hi Andy, yes I am still reading and always will. I am in SD, CA and I saved you on my Favorites so I can check and read how you are doing or what you are up to. I have a love one in prison that keeps mostly everything to him self and by reading your post it helps me and gives me an idea of what he is up to as well. Stay strong and God Bless you!

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  12. Just found this, will follow now!
    -jbeal

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  13. I just started reading and I'm totally hooked. I was always curious and this is perfect.

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