Freedom is Relative

Nov. 23, 2013

My son is finally out of "The Hole" now. The powers that be gave him a "hearing" and found him "not guilty" of fighting. There's a shocker. Had they given him the hearing BEFORE putting him in there, he'd never have gone in there in the first place. He would have never had to live that horrifying experience at all.

So now he's in a new part of the prison with new cell mates whom he finds nice enough. He is "free." Relatively speaking. His letter to me sounded upbeat. He was pleased to be in just a regular cell with new "cellies." He was glad that he'd get back his phone privileges and get back to "normal" life.

He's still awaiting the oral surgery which was put on hold due to the fighting incident. He'll have that surgery soon but he doesn't know when. Information is given on an as needed basis in there. Apparently he doesn't need to know when they'll be cutting out four of his teeth.

Life inside is a life so different from ours. It pains me to know that he is beginning to see his life inside those cement walls as normal. How I wish he could experience what a "normal" 21 year old's life could be.

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