The Two Day Shakedown

    On Thursday December 1st, DOC spent $18K to shakedown two units. DOC brought extra guards in by the buss load! Literally. The first unit they hit was G UNIT. The dog program is in that unit. So at about 10 am, a guard brought me Sam from G UNIT. Sam is a two … Continue reading The Two Day Shakedown

Hey Man! Those Are My Shoes!

    The place: Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, WA. The year: early 90’s   Gordon was entering his 35th year of incarceration for a variety of convictions, including 1st degree murder. Although he stands 5’8” and only weighs 140 lbs., he’s a heavy weight amongst his peers. Don was entering his 18th year … Continue reading Hey Man! Those Are My Shoes!

Lockdown – Day 1

    On 5-27-15, I was sitting in the chow hall enjoying some oatmeal and milk when all of a sudden sirens went off. These sirens are known as "codes". They blare across the air every radio carried by DOC staff. As the sirens fill the air, four guards run out of the chow hall, … Continue reading Lockdown – Day 1

Mushrooms: The Cash Crop

    Stafford Creek Corrections Center is located in the Great North West. I lived in this area my entire life. I am good at two things. Running around in the woods naked. And cultivating psychedelic mushrooms. Lucky for me, prison has only robbed me of one of these things. Cultivating a spore comes very … Continue reading Mushrooms: The Cash Crop

Sit In The Wrong Seat

    Convicts want to control as much as they can. Back in the day (prior to 2004), everyone sat in the same seat at the chow hall. New guys were constantly getting ran off until they found a seat that could be theirs day in & day out. This caused so much drama, that … Continue reading Sit In The Wrong Seat