So far, I’ve been accepted in every circle of people I’ve encountered. My fear is that I’ll have to start over with the process of rejection and acceptance by my peers if I’m transferred to another prison.
The medical staff has administered the vaccine to almost every inmate on C-yard — the yard I’m on. We are anxious and happy at the same time.
Living through this pandemic, especially after contracting the COVID-19 virus in December 2020, has given me a new outlook. Before, I was always depressed or indifferent towards everything, and I took a lot of things and people in my life for granted. One of the people I now appreciate more is my mom, who likes my improved way of seeing things. I tell my mom “I love you” every chance I get.
Prison has been difficult, as it’s designed, but I’m doing my best to survive and rehabilitate myself, even if I never get out.
Prison is made to punish and rehabilitate individuals, not to keep inmates in contact with family and friends. But there is a way to keep them by your side.
Yes, there are more, hard days ahead, but I’ll be able to handle it.
The longer they, in the outside world, stay unorganized, the longer we, in prison, can’t try to live the best life we can.
Even though all of this is stressful it is done for our own safety, staff, and inmates. So if it will keep me from risk of dying from being infected by COVID-19, I will deal with any inconvenience!