• “I pray I live long enough to have kids and grandkids…” Dear Richard 5-16-17 Hello, how are you doing? I pray that this letter finds your family doing well and in the best of health. I received your note and picture today. I enjoy looking at the pictures they look so real! Thank you for checking up on me. It’s always nice to hear from a […] May 23, 2017
  • “You gotta stay humble.” I’m here in isolation. It’s a lock unit. Isolation Behavior something… rehabilitation unit… I don’t know. I been here 2 months, a month and a half. You get an hour out a day, but say you got seven residents, you might get out the end of the day for a little bit, sometimes I play […] July 22, 2015
  • We got to 50, and then decided to go to 100. “It’s my first time here. I’m accused of sexually molesting my 5-year-old brother. My grandparent and parents visit on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturday. Mom is a nurse. Dad a car mechanic. He quit that and is now trying to be a salesman. It was kind of scary when I first got here. I was […] November 6, 2013
  • the state of Mississippi and issues of access 1.5 hours east of Jackson, Walnut Grove is a town in a town defined by a triangular strip. I stop into the drugstore to get some gum and take a leak, the pharmacist says, “we don’t have any sugarless gum and you can use the bathroom at the doctor’s office next door…they don’t mind.” It […] November 11, 2011