Sunday, July 19, 2009

Prison Products

One thing Brandon does do is send prison product labels home with his letters. I don't know if this can be read, but the little caption above the City Cow says "cheese with an attitude". I am not sure how this differs from regular cheese. I guess the powers that be figure gangsta cheese is more appropriate for inmates. Chuckle. I also have the tags from my son's t-shirts which are on a "Big House Productions" label. Those I'm trying to make into earrings. It's one rather funny aspect of this whole situation.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Somerset visitation 7-3-09

These are pictures from our latest visit to Somerset. It was a good time. Bran is headed into his 5th year, and so approaches parole eligibility very quickly. We were able to stay in the prison for a full 6 hours. He never stopped talking. He's literally half the person he was going in. The jumpsuit he was wearing was bagging all around. Bran has one more class he has to take and he's gotten all requirements for the parole board. He's still working in the laundry, though now does washer loading (the machines are the size of a motor home). The work of lifting laundry constantly for hours had really assisted in keeping him in shape.
We stayed overnight in a mansion turned bed and breakfast, and crashed at around 7 that night. We didn't wake up until the next morning. It was a long day, but a good one.