April 17, 2011
From The Untold Story's of Prison Life!, And Beyond, Life Goes On! by Mark Garcia (author's profile)



As I sit here in my cell, quietness surrounds the 6'x12'x9' room. The air from a vent blowing heavy into the cell because the other cell next to mine and the two cells downstairs are partially blocked, which makes for gale-force wind in here. So in return, we get to have blockouts, just to make it livable. It's got to be around 10-12 decibel.

I have a cellmate (bunkie or celly. By the way, don't try to look them up in the dictionary; they are not in there). He is very quiet and does not speak much. He is Mexican and does not understand very much English. I am Hispanic, but I do not understand or speak Spanish. As you can see, I can barely write and spell English. That is supposed to be funny! By the way, it's a long story why I don't speak Spanish. Both my parents and my grandmother are Americans, and they can speak both English and Spanish. I was raised being Hispanic, but I am sure I have a lot of different blood in my body: from Spanish, to Mexican, and probably Indian (American). I guess it still does not explain why I don't speak Spanish, being Hispanic!

When we start to talk about ethnicity in America, we all have our own interpretations as to what is right. Let's face it! We should be called Euro-Americans. You know half the USA has British blood in America's body! So who is to say that it's a bad thing!?

As my new found fame, aspiring writer, I will attempt not to make a fool out of myself! Oh wait, too late! I am in prison already! I am glad I got that out of the way.

Since this is new to me and my writings are just being put online, I will see how many people are truly interested! Not that it matters, because I like to write and wish I was better at it.

I've been putting off telling people about how long it will take to receive and return comments. Getting mail here at the prison will take 7-12 days. The mail we send out goes out the very next day, Monday through Thursday. So if you're writing me a letter from here, it can take 15-20 days before you get a response from me. Just keep that in mind. When I write someone from here, they will get the letter in 3-4 days.

This is a blog and different from Pen-Pal. I like to correspond with people from all over the world. I like to meet different people from all walks of life. Let this be an open invitation to all who wish to become acquaintances.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and hope to hear from you soon! Good day!

Mark Garcia AG0709
I.S.P. A-
P.O. Box 2199
Blythe, CA 92226


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