March 28, 2014

A Good Day In Prison

by Jack McFadden (author's profile)
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speechgirlmarci Posted 7 years, 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 5 months ago   Favorite
Hey Jack! I'm sending one response to both of your blogs.

For anyone who reads this, write to this guy! He is amazing and writes great letters!

I'm so proud that you have taken on this project. I'm also happy to see that you are posting all the amazing writing you are doing. Don't hold back! Send that stuff in, get it out there!

It was kinda fun to read my name in your Blog. Ella was impressed that you have been able to get your work published. This organization is great and I would encourage Rooster and Spoon to write as well. The Internet can open some doors for you guys, even if they are virtual ones. It's always great to meet a new friend and folks want to read what you have to say. It's win win!

Thank you for sharing your visit with Kim and Brooke. What a special time that must have been for you! I also appreciate your candid explanation of their relationship. I already know that you write what you feel and it is exciting to see you are open minded and eager to know about all the things they have going on. I imagine in prison there are many guys who are quite closed minded and firm in their thinking. It is refreshing to have such an insightful friend who loves to write!

You'll be hearing from me soon. Take care my smiling friend!

Your Pal,
Marci XO ;)

Paul Posted 7 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 3 months ago   Favorite
Hi Jack...........good to hear that you're "having a good day". Being on an honour yard seems to have a downside as well. Stick with it......you'll land a job soon and by applying yourself advancement is on the cards. Nobody should have to spend their time looking over their shoulder if they don't want to be involved in all the drama that can occur.

Keep on keeping on! Your blog is an outlet and unlike many at BTB does not seek to blame anyone and everyone for their situation. If only you could read some of the stuff on here you would realise how refreshingly honest you are. I get the sense that the communication helps with the stuff that happens after lockup at night. Marci (who commented before me) seems to be a window to the free world and you are blessed to still have your sister, her partner and her family in your life.

No-one knows what is round the corner but in the meantime..........stay strong.

Paul

Jack McFadden Posted 7 years, 2 months ago.   Favorite
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speechgirlmarci Posted 7 years, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 2 months ago   Favorite
Hi Jack,
I'm so glad you have had the time to write here. I agree with Paul that communication is your way of keeping your spirits high.

I am also so happy that you have found yourself in such a great place. Considering your accounts of the other places you have lived, this must be very helpful in keeping your stress level down.

The dog program looks amazing and it has certainly been well planned and executed. The photos of the guys with their dogs tell the best story. Here are guys like you who have seen some very rough times over the years and now to find themselves in this beautiful place (thanks to Jack's meticulous cleaning and painting) and with a dog companion! Bravo to the Karma Rescue people!

Keep smiling my friend and I hope the happiness in your surroundings continues to grow.

Your Pal,
Marci

Paul Posted 7 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
Hi Jack........good to see you are in a much better place..........both physically and mentally. I continue to hope that you will get the job that you want and need. Volunteering puts you in the shop window as a reliable worker and no doubt the powers that be will soon get round to giving you a paid job. I feel you have a lot to give back if you are given the opportunity.

Animals are a precious resource and for Karma to put the dogs together with you guys is life changing for both. If you could put the photos Marci is talking about on the blog that would be great. Your new profile page looks good and nice to put a face to a name. Your sister and her partner look happy and I hope they are around to lift you up when you need it.

I look forward to reading more on your experiences. A new post to your blog will be better for you rather than just replying to us. A reply will be tagged onto the end of your last post. Either way it will be good to hear from you.

Stay strong,

Paul

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