July 12, 2009
Today Tony's friend Chris came to visit him. It was a surprise and Tony was just dozing off when the guard called for him to report to visitation. Since his ex-girlfriend suddenly quit writing and visiting without any explanation, he'd given up on receiving mail or visits. Luckily, his daughter often visits Tony's mom and he's been able to keep in touch with his baby girl. It's such a harsh, heart-breaking way to do a person, I can assure you! (bygones)
Tony needed this visit badly. Aside from his missing ex stresses, prison stresses, again stresses (He turns 41 tomorrow), he has growing stress about his release. He has 45 days left! Chris helped alleviate some of his worries about him getting out.
It's been nearly 5 years since he has been out, and has no clothes, no job waiting, no money, and will be at his mom's home temporarily.
We've tried the best we can from in here to get him ready. He's currently in Mr. Jeffrey's Pre-release class and I've arranged fro him to have some money to help him get on his feet. He still needs some clothing to be released in, a ride form Tucson to Phoenix, and a couple of good friends to be there for him, like I've tried to while we've been locked up.
After Chris' visit today, Tony knows that Chris is going to make sure he has a ride home, will help the best he can to get him a job, and he'll be there for him when he needs a friend, just like he use to years ago. Tony still worries, but it's unavoidable. Only somebody who has been locked up- can fully understand what it's like getting out and all of the worrying before that day you walk out the gate. I know it.
If anybody out there would like to help Tony with clothing for his release he could really use anything you'll donate. His sizes are as follows...Pants: 36/34, Shirts: XL, Shoes: 9 1/2 Sox & boxers-shorts. To obtain his mailing address for a donation, please email my blog moderator and she will privately send it to you.
*Chris* Take care of our friend Tony. I get out in about 2 1/2 years and he owes me a good BBQ cookout for my release party.
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