Friday, November 16, 2012

"Thank God We Woke Up This Morning"

No, I didn't come up with that on my own. All the credit goes to an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary aka "Angola". One of the lovely "perks" (that's sarcasm people) of my job is that I get the mail from Angola. We get A LOT of letters from inmates. Apparently, there isn't much to do in prison. So much for all that license plate making. They write to us about all sorts of things. They change their address - they move from cell to cell A LOT. They put their paper on "vacation" when they're moved to "the dungeon" aka lock down for bad behavior. They write to complain that they're not getting their paper. They write because they want back issues of the paper because they had a court date & want to read about themselves. Yes, I'm serious. Some of the really bad inmates have high profile attorneys that write us letters because of all of the above issues. It can be entertaining, sometimes it's really obvious that they've been reading the dictionary because they try to use every big word they know in one sentence, but mostly it's just annoying. I'm of the belief that if you did something bad enough to get yourself sent to prison to begin with you don't deserve privileges. I think instead of reading the paper they should sit there & think about what they did & who they hurt. But that's just me. I've been known to google some of these guys just to see what their in for.

So today one of the letters I received said "Thank God We Woke Up This Morning". It's pretty amazing that someone that is stuck in Angola for who knows how long is still thankful to be alive. I'm not sure that I would be. Awhile back one of the letters was from someone on Death Row. That ooged me out. I'm talking chill bumps when I saw the return address! Thankfully, a lot of these letters don't require a response & the ones that do DO NOT have my name on them. Today's inmate also said that he hoped I "have a smooth day".

Hope y'all have a "smooth" weekend!



  1. Oh gosh, I am glad your not one of those females that goes to the prison and picks her out a husband, lol. Not sure I would like having to deal with them if I were in your shoes. Just joking above, but you know there are those women out there that really do that?? I guess they find the criminals attractive??

  2. Not much of a perk, is it Traci? I'd be kind of freaked.

  3. Oh my GAWD! SO creepy, but utterly intriguing at the same time! I would be investigating them, too - lol!!