Inmates are only allowed to have 10 names on their active phone lists, not including attorneys. Most inmates have to constantly update their phone lists to cycle their friends and family members’ phone numbers on and off if they want to maintain contact.
Most inmates in prisons — including here at East Jersey State Prison (EJSP) in Rahway, N.J. — don’t have much to look forward to besides the dawn of a sad new day in which their mundane existences centered around trips to the mess hall or to the yard to workout. But Timothy Miller is not […]
Edward Fairley, an inmate at EJSP, said Chauvin should have received a harsher sentence. “All I have to say is that I was sentenced to 21 years, and I did not take anyone’s life,” Fairley said.
We are counting on you.
I gather that you are currently in isolation. However, that will soon end, and you will be placed in the general population. Whatever the case, your disposition will determine whether you do the time or the time does you.
The dream of anyone in bondage is that of their eventual freedom. Even as someone who committed a crime and is rightly incarcerated, the desire for freedom is sometimes overwhelming.
Engulfed by guilt, his freedom sank
Like a rock dropped in a stagnant lake.
While I understand the importance and the need for individuals with mental health problems to interact with other prisoners in a normal environment rather than staying isolated, individuals suffering from mental health issues can be the subject of ridicule by other prisoners because they have difficulties adjusting to the norms of prison life.
Since we are now on the same side of the legal system as convicted murderers, I thought it would be appropriate for me to give you some advice on how to navigate the prison system, and how you could find peace and contribute to society. But first, I must prepare you for sentencing day.
As I sat down waiting for the jury to return the verdict in the Chauvin case, I was apprehensive because I felt that this was going to be one more occasion in which we would be told that the video evidence was not conclusive in the determination of Floyd’s death.