11-28-2019 Thu LCC

Happy Gratitude Day! I've decided to start calling Thanksgiving Gratitude Day and to focus on expressing gratitude rather than some national creation myth about pilgrims. Here are a few of the things I am grateful for: McK being in my life My parents love and support...

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11-22-2019 Fri TSCI

Well, my appeal of my denial of my transfer to OCC was denied. The Director's Review Committee gave no reason why they denied my appeal and my transfer to OCC which was especially frustrating as another group in NDCS, Special Services, which keeps the waitlist for...

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11-08-2019 Fri TSCI

This week I received the most consequential and worst news since I've been down. At the start of Sept. my case manager, O'Hara, did my annual reclassification and put me in for transfer to "LCC/OCC for programming" as he was instructed to by Special Services who told...

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10-20-2019 Sun TSCI

I've been holding off writing a journal entry until I heard back about my potential transfer to OCC but I decided not to wait any longer because this past Wed. I was moved from A gallery to C. I was coming back from Buddhist meditation around 10 AM on Wed. and as I...

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09-08-2019 Sun TSCI

It's been a busy week. After months of planning and coordinating we finally had the "Art from Inside" art show. Since the start of the year I had been working with my friend Jeri to put on an art show of incarcerated people's artwork in her studio. I tried to get lots...

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08-07-2019 Wed TSCI

Even if the articles I've posted in the forum aren't getting a lot of readers, I was able to get the Lincoln Journal Star to publish an op/ed piece of mine about NDCS miscalculating its overcrowding. *smile* And the director hasn't had them send me to the hole...yet....

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07-15-2019 Mon TSCI

Grrrr! The email kiosks have been down for 5 days now. *sigh* I am adjusting pretty well to life in A gallery. It is nice to have more people to chat with as we can have contact with the guys in B gallery too. I also am getting along with my cellie very well. We are...

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IPS with Hamlet

I just finished the 5 week training for Intentional Peer Support (intentionalpeersupport.org) and we had to create a final project that demonstrated what we had learned from it. There were a lot of role-plays in the class and that was suggested as one format for the...

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07-06-2019 Sat TSCI

The move made me realize that I need to downsize before I move to another facility. I had waaaaaay too much property. My books and paperwork alone were almost too heavy for me to carry, especially without ripping the garbage bag we're given to pack in. I double bagged...

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Skylar Avery

Accidentally on Purpose There was a man who loved a fairy, who flittered to and fro. She didn't know why he loved her so. She startled dogs and made cats glow. She put bee nests in car mufflers and wasp nests under tractor seats. She wore her long hair every which way...

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