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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07-03-2019 Wed TSCI

I was forced to move to another gallery within housing unit 1 on Monday. I am now in A gallery, cell 29 instead of F28. I was very unhappy about it, especially since the sent my cellie, Jeff, and I to different galleries. Jeff and I had been cellies for almost 2 years...

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06-23-2019 Sun TSCI

This week I received some very useful information. NE Corrections has 2 types of good time, the standard day-for-day good time that is automatically credited when you arrive but you can loose it, and 191 good time, which you have to earn by going without major...

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06/16/2019 Sun TSCI

This week I received a response to my letter to the LCC warden. I had written because I have been approved for transfer to LCC since Oct. '18 and I need to get there to take the iHelp program in order to be parole eligible. The only important information was in the...

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Letter to Senators 06-03-2019

Dear Senators, I have just watched the general file debate on LB 686 on prison reform and I was happy to see that the legislature is moving forward on some attempts to address the crisis in NE's prisons. As positive as LB 686 is, it is still dwarfed by the...

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Letter to Senators 06-03-2019

Dear Senator, As a member of the Judiciary committee and being responsible for oversight of the Neb. Dept. of Correctional Services I wanted to bring 2 issues to your attention. First, NDCS is miscalculating their overcrowding, concealing the true severity of the...

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Reply to “Letter to Senators 02-14-2019”

Dear Mr. Heist: Thank you for your recent emails to me and others. I have actually had some people contact me and ask questions about some of the points you raised. I agree that it would seem that you can only address overcrowding two ways, or a combination of the two...

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Why I Write

Writing is squeezing my emotions out through my fingers like tubes of paint. Add an ocher wash to the sad eyes. Smear a dab of angry vermilion to the corners of the tight mouth. Highlight the stressed veins with ice blues. Draw obsidian furrows to accent the...

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Reading Is Life

The moment I entered Alpine section of San Quentin prison I felt like I was walking onto a movie set. The outter building was a 6 story tall structure with the giant multi-story windows of a centry old warehouse. It was built over 2 five story cell blocks back to...

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