April 25, 2021

April Fool's Day

by William Goehler (author's profile)


I don't like April Fool's day! Right now it means that I didn't receive a First Quarter Care Package. I'm sure that I posted my 'wishlist' here betweenthebars, in hope of appealing to possible compassion out there. I mean a fan in in the summertime in here in Lone, CA, is a must! Especially in these 10' x 12' tomb for two. It gets unbearably hot in these cells, but at least a fan blows the hot air around.

25$ for a WestBend 8" fan (item #5508009) from CaliforniaInmatePackage.com, isn't much to ask for. Or in this instance, ask for again.

I spend most every day outside in the sun on my yard-crew job - recycling trash, and cleaning the latrine. Traditional "out-caste" jobs in India, testing how much of my egotistical point of view will object. It's not an hours with of actual work between both assigned duties, so I can't complain since it permits me outside every day.

Most every day I take out my college work to work on out there too. That keeps my nose in my books and out of everything going on around me... in the most part, at least. I don't know if it's only because this is a lower custody facility, or maybe it's because the covid chaos has lasted a year, but it seems to me that everyone is stressed out, staff and inmates, alike! Well, everyone except the medical staff, that is. It appears I'm witnessing a Regime change in our prison system.

It began last year before the covid alarm, when the medical department made Suboxone available to the population. A synthetic opiate provided in the name of rehabilitation, just for the asking! There's no way that there were as many heroin addicts here as there are Suboxone "Patients" now - who needed this withdrawl treatment. But at least it's kept a majority of the population complacent during this correctional paradigm shift. Sadly the custody staff are in cahoots regarding this disabling stratagem, and they're oblivious regarding the regime change usurping authority ~ and worse yet, everyone is oblivious to the history of Medical Regimes in charge of State Mental Hospitals, which were all shut down fifty years ago.

A fan could very well be the least of my worries in the future here in this Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Replies (1) Replies feed

predai Posted 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 months ago   Favorite
Hello! I don't know your name but I enjoyed reading about what has been going on in your mind. I hope you get well soon and are able to maintain your health! Stay safe!

We will print and mail your reply by . Guidelines

Other posts by this author


Get notifications when new letters or replies are posted!

Posts by William Goehler: RSS email me
Comments on “April Fool's Day”: RSS email me
Featured posts: RSS email me
All Between the Bars posts: RSS