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Charlie DeTar Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
The wordpress link doesn't work; but you can find the site which Muise is referring to at solitarywatch.com. Looks like it is a site dedicated to exposing uses and abuses of solitary confinement.

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Katie Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
Beautiful words. I'm sure your future love will appreciate them, and you!

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Katie Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
Wow, your drawings are amazing! You should definitely try to do something with your art when you get out, you've got an incredible talent. And I'm sure it's been said, but your penmanship is very unusual. I like it a lot! How do you come up with inspiration for your drawings?

As for books, I really enjoyed The Sword of Truth series as well. People seem to like Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series, but I liked the former far more. Might be worth a read, however. I think there are more than 13 books, so it's one that will keep you busy for quite awhile.

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Katie Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
I'd recommend contacting the media in your area, you might find an interested reporter who wants to run with the story and get the word out.

Here's a big list of contact information for the staff of the Wisconsin State Journal: http://host.madison.com/wsj/article_8231547a-9f12-11de-97f4-001cc4c002e0.html

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Sunshine13 Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
Johnny,

What a story. I guess some of the people in your life just arent worth mentioning.

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z_unit Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
Teze-

I thought your poem was awesome! Interesting rhyme scheme, great subject. I really enjoyed reading it. I also am really glad you're following politics and sharing your thoughts with us.

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Vy Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
Malcolm,

Your drawings, handwriting, and poetry are all so beautiful. Never stop creating! You have such talent. I hope you keep exploring it and pushing the boundaries of what you can do.

I'm not sure that setting up prison sweatshops is really a good solution - I know that people on the outside certainly don't want to feel like they're forcing horrible work on inmates! But at the same time, I think I see what you mean - there are no opportunities for work in prison, so why not make a few dollars, do something with your hands, and have something worthwhile to do? It makes sense but I don't think it could ever happen. I do like the programs where inmates can train service dogs, though. I think everyone has a soft spot for fluffy animals, so it certainly doesn't hurt public opinion either! I'm sure that other work could be found, if only the system would actually focus on helping rather than punishing.

Best wishes to you!

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lru Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
It was enjoyable to read you wax poetic on the milk situation. Lactose intolerance and all.

I'm curious, though. Where does the milk come from? Is this zealousness on the part of the guards a by-the-letter adherence to some internal rule? Are the guards trying to save money, or avoid "waste" by being so strict?

To be honest, the post reads a little like your personal milk storage was over some limit, and this letter was a way to vent. Which is fine, if that's the case, it just wasn't explicitly stated.

As for the rest of your letter, cases of death by beating, and putting death-threat prisoners together in one cell is very disturbing. I don't live in the U.S., so there's not much I can do, except for this blog. But I agree that such incidents need to be documented by multiple witnesses and brought to light.

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DBjerke Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
It is still kinda hard to read, but its worth reading, for not living in the States, it makes me think, but knowing how some people judge people with felonies, I hope when you/Malcolm gets out, you/he manage to fulfill these dreams.
Btw, both the writing and the drawings are amazing especially done with a this 3" flex pen.

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Charlie DeTar Posted 10 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
There, rescanned it. Much better now.

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