March 5, 2021

Proverb 29:18

by William Goehler (author's profile)

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9/18/20
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.

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Davidbarrett Posted 1 week, 4 days ago. 12-28-20 rec'd 02-4?-21
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

02-13-21

Hey son,
I don't know why it took me so long to receive this - your first message here in my blogosphere - but at least I know now this route is open to s=us as well. In comparison, your undated letter with a postmark of 10 Feb. landed in my hands last night (2 days). In either route its truly a great pleasure to see your thoughts. Regarding these above: I'm proud of your commitment to maintain your sobriety by helping others maintain theirs. Faith and works go hand in hand. That is the proof of being born again. Be blessed in your blessings.
Much Love,
Me

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Rponce6 Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month ago   Favorite
Hey son,

I don't know why it took me so long to receive this- your first message here in my blogosphere- but at least I know now this route is open to us as well. In comparison, your undated letter with a postmark of 10 Feb. landed in my hands last night (2 days). In either route it's truly a pleasure to see your thoughts. Regarding these above; I'm proud of your commitment to maintain you're sobriety by helping others maintain theirs. Faith and works go hand-in-hand. That is the proof of being born again. Be blessed in your blessings. Much Love,

Me

Davidbarrett Posted 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month ago   Favorite
Hey dad I'm just very curious what does everyday life in prison look like right now with all this covid does it change anything for you guys in there

William Goehler Posted 11 hours, 56 minutes ago.   Favorite
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