Dec. 14, 2011

First Blog Post

by Jeffrey Dickson

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Hi Readers,

My name is Jeffery, but you can call me Jeff for short. I'm seeking letter writers who are willing to share a little bit of their freedom with me. It really makes my day to hear from someone outside of these walls. I too have much to share with those willing to listen! :)

I am currently serving a 15 year sentence with 4 years left to do. I've used this time to get my priorities in order, plus check myself.

I'm a first timer when ti comes to blogging, but I accept the challenge. If you care to write to me direct, here's my mailing address:

Jeffery Dickson #287773
W.S.P.F.
P.O. Box 9900
Boscobel, WI 53805

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.

Respectfully,
Jeff

Go Packers Go! Super Bowl Champs! :)

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socialworkJody Posted 7 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
Hey there,

Hmmmm sounds like you learned your lesson - a hard lesson to learn 15 years taken off your life, or rather just given this experience of being in prison that I am sure you never will forget. I am 34. I served a small 18 month bid from 19-20 in a time when I had already lived in juvenile halls & lock-ups for 5 years prior. So I guess I too know what its like to be removed away from society and what led me to even find this website

I now work in the field of mental health and have dozens of clients who are coming out of the jail system in massachusetts. Its not an easy process re-entering back into society I'll have you know so not to sugar coat what you have in store. I realized as high as 70% of people who end up incarcerated have either a substance abuse or mental health related disorder. I pray you can find the right positive people to help you get your life back on track and if you have either of these issues as I do - stay stright and in treatment. And do not be fooled it is difficult to land decent paying employment & housing as a now convicted felon - (although its easier for men to find these things) believe it or not its true! women typically go work with children or in hospitals or as secrataries, etc. and when you aren't able to do this as a felon you are left with low paying jobs without a college education. I am grateful to be a graduate student working towards being a social worker. I am grateful for every breathe of freedom I take each day and my little apartment, my son, my job, my friends and my integrity and morals today. I am grateful I realized so long as I do not break the law, I will not ever end up incarcerated again. Educate yourself on the laws, learn them, respect them and follow them and you will be good when you get out here again too. It is not always easy out here, food is expensive, $5 a box of cereal alone! Heat is expensive, clothes are expensive, - virtually everything is expensive. So long as you can find employment and have family/friends to help you until you can get your own place, you should be good. I work as re-entry case manager and I know a ton about how to live in the free world as a convicted felon. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well and a Happy 2012!

Jody

Jeffrey Dickson Posted 7 years, 5 months ago.   Favorite
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