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The original jail journal

While I was incarcerated, a good friend volunteered to keep everyone updated with a blog we set up.  I wrote letters and sent them to him, and he transcribed them (as best he could) and posted them for everyone to see.  When I was transferred to the Transitional Center, I decided to have the blog taken down.  At that time, I was up for a job position in the Governor's Office (while incarcerated) and didn't want a silly detailed account of my incarceration to ruin my chances for a good ending to my incarceration.  From then on, the letters I sent home were transcribed and sent out to a mass email list.  Over time, I have also mixed in journal entries that were in a private forum.  I am working on getting the entire collection of items here. Again, I have removed most of the details and changed names regarding the details of my charges and that backstory to avoid libel and slander or any other issues that could arise.

What you'll find here is very choppy at times with so many missing details.  That's because I had limited access to materials and time to write out my journal entries with any regularity.  The journal entries are in chronological order, and are separated by the location in which I was serving my time.  I would like to fill in the gaps as time allows and make it as complete as possible.

LANGUAGE & CONTENT WARNING:  Please don't say I didn't warn you.  This is 100%, authentically my journal entries, some of them even private at the time.  There is profanity, uncomfortable themes and experiences, and plenty of raw emotion in these pages.  People that know me in 2018 probably don't know this side of me.  I am much more polite and appropriate inside of a quilt shop than I ever was in prison!

BEFORE INCARCERATION

RICE STREET JAIL

DIAGNOSTICS

LEE ARRENDALE

METRO TRANSITIONAL CENTER

LIFE AFTER PRISON

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CHARACTER

PROFILES

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