Aug. 5, 2019

I'm Back

From Dances With Thugs by Joseph Dickey (author's profile)




After several months of not posting on here, I am finally back. A lot has happened over the last year or so with the most significant thing being a little something called Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael hit Marianna FCI and basically destroyed it last October. As a result of this, we were all moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi.

I have never experiences a hurricane. After experiencing one, I can tell you that I never want to experience one again. Essentially, the building was taken apart a little at a time over several hours. Anyone who has ever experienced a tornado can relate to the extreme winds. BUT with a hurricane, it lasts HOURS. After the hurricane did its damage, we did not have any water. We had no way to flush the toilet. I never thought I would use the same styrofoam clamshell food container I was given food to send the food back out of the food slot AFTER my body was finished using the food. If you get what I am saying. LOL

A lot of people like to complain about the guards and how they treat us. But to be honest, I think they did an excellent job considering the situation. That is not a popular thing to say in here because inmates always seem to look for a reason to play the victim and love to complain about how they are mistreated.

I read a lot about the Holocaust and old Nazi Germany. Now that is mistreatment.

Everyone in here, whether they like it or not, has been accused and convicted of a crime (unlike the Jews in Nazi Germany who were just basically disliked). While prison is a horrible place to be, I honestly say—for the most part—I have been treated fairly over the last several years. The horrific part of prison is being separated from everything you love and, for me, being around people that I would have never chosen to be around.

But even in the darkest hours of this existence, I can often find things to be thankful for. I won't quote any cliches or corny positive sayings, but it is true that one can find a silver lining even in the darkest storm—if they know where and how to look.

In closing, I want to say this about my legal situation (which I have historically talked about too much on here). I have not given up the fight, and I will continue to seek justice. However, in the meantime, I will try to enjoy the silver things as they present themselves to me. Anyone who wishes to contact me directly can do so at my new address.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Joseph Dickey 25345-001
USP Yazoo City
PO Box 5000
Yazoo City, MS 39194


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