February 2nd, 2013
It has been 15 days since my release. I think it's been long enough now for me to safely begin politely blogging again.;) Where should I start? Hmmm Why not start at my release day...
January 18th: After being told that ADOC is required to transport me to my parole officer's office due to my being maximum custody and supervision level, I was driven to Northern Arizona and dropped off at his office. I arrived there at around 3:30pm. The transport officers gave me various paperwork, including an affidavit of identification (Lewis Complex's ID machine was down) and quickly departed. After a brief sit down with my PO (A very cordial and straight-forward guy), I was leaving the office for the 1 hour ride home when I noticed an error on my ID affidavit. Then another. And another! Returning to my PO, I showed him the error and took the document and said he'd take care of it and contact me. -This is the only document I had to obtain a real state ID, but it was useless to me. It had the wrong first name (Carlos), wrong Date of Birth, wrong Social Security Number and even wrong middle name! It did have my ADC#, height, weight, and last name, and MY PHOTO! Just wanting to get the hell out of dodge, I agreed to let my PO handle it and left.
After about 10 days with no ID, unable to do something as simple as get a mail box, I began to get restless and was able to get my state ID on my own. Then Satellite TV and internet. LOL
Comically, my PO informed me that my supervision level is only Medium and it was a mistake on ADOC's part that I was transported, rather than my having to pay the $800 cab fare I had previously been planning. Ooops :)
Since my release, I have went fishing every day, camping once (Huge mistake!) A water bottle froze over night INSIDE THE TENT) and have been living and enjoying life, as well as acting on future business plans. I even went to my first casino and left with an extra $40! And ate crab legs!
I am loving life and am getting in gear and rolling forward. Watch out now, I'm on a mission and all those who doubted my sincerity inside prison can watch me move forward and those who tried and try to get in my way now should just give up. I've got this! Thank you everybody who encouraged and stood by me and PPP over the years. You guys deserve your own credit for all this. You truly made a huge difference in this EX-prisoners life. Thank you.
Shannon (No longer in prison but still persevering)
6 days ago