Oct. 1, 2020

Proverb 29:18

by William Goehler (author's profile)


Proverb 29:18
22 years ago I arrived at Mule Creek State Prison - Medium Custody - with a severe case of PTSD. Within the first year I had earned my way to maximum custody -which I maintained for two decades- touring the worst penal colonies in the state from Corcoran S.M.K. - to Pelican Bay - to Lancaster, until at last I returned to Mule Creek - in 2008 - a decade after I'd left in full restraints. Imagine: 1998 to 2008 with cut voice chords - and no vision of a release date. Being left alone with Thought and Memory for 10 yrs. took its toll.
Then it took 12 yrs back here (at 'A' Facility), for me to reduce my custody points enough to qualify for my recent transfer back to a Medium Custody Facility. It's as if I've gone full circle and am finally approaching a real possibility of parole.
...Yet sadly I can't imagine what I will do to rebuild my life out there at 60 years old.
Earlier today I wrote a half dozen Transitional Housing programs intending to introduce myself and my situation. It's all too obvious that I simply won't be considered suitable for parole without parole plans and a network of people interested in my successful reintegration. Transitional housing must be my first stop I suspect.
My opportunity is knocking...and I find myself in unfamiliar territory. Fortunately, that is why Transitional Housing provide ReEntry Services. I can only hope now that one or more reply expressing a willingness to help me begin the process of reintegration from right here where I'm at presently.
I've spent most of two decades in self examination and self correction and KNOW I wouldn't be a risk to society if released tomorrow.
Housing and employment at 60 is a mystery I've yet to solve though. Who will share their ideas of any options I've lost sight of? Either here on my blog site - or write me at:
William Goehler, #K-77832
PO Box 409040, B10-142
Ione, CA 95640


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aaron Posted 3 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months ago   Favorite
Hi William, thank you for writing. I finished the transcription for your post. Your words were very moving, and I cannot imagine what it's been like over the past couple of decades, but I want to wish you the best of luck with the reintegration process.

Davidbarrett Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago. ✓ Mailed 1 week, 1 day ago   Favorite
Hey dad its your son david I love you I'm finally sober from everything mind altering I'm currently working in teen challenge just completed the program I pray and hope you do get out and do good just lean on christ in every situation and trust he will open doors and close old ones christ saved my life I have no desire for drugs whatsoever write me back I gotta go I'm at work

Love your son, David

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