Date: June 5, 2011
Writings From Behind the Bars
with Wayne Shipman
As the federal courts did rule on the overcrowding in the California Prison System, it will still take years for anything to happen. As I have said in my blog, I have 25 years to life for "joy riding". Let me say that I am no angel, but I did not deserve a life sentence. I already have 13 1/2 years now, and I have made changes for the better this time.
Over the last few years, I have been taking different groups, trying to find out what is wrong with me. If I ever get another chance of freedom, I will surely not waste it. I want to work with young adults and kids in gangs and problems with the law. I believe that I could do a lot to help them.
Last year, I was elected Vice Chairman of the Veteran's Support Group here at Mule Creek State Prison. And over this past year, we have done a letter writing campaign for Operation Gratitude. On April 10, 2011, we did a run/walk for veterans, raising almost $1,700.00 for Operation Gratitude. My goal is continue to help our troops overseas and here at home.
If anyone has anyone has any ideas for our veterans' group to help our troops, please feel free to write me or blog me.
Wayne "Woody" Shipman
P.O. Box 409060
Ione, California 95640
2011 apr 14
Can you tell me more about Operation Gratitude, please?