Tuesday, August 02, 2011

OK Blog! Here I come!

For those that don't know, my husband is currently an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Am I embarrassed to say that? Hell no! Why he is in doesn't matter. The fact is that he is there and I am here in Canada about 3,000 miles away. Up until about a week ago, I had never read a blog let alone wrote one. I thought it might be good (for me at least) to blog about the day-to-day events that occur and the stresses and pressures of single parenting while my husband is away. So, today will be day one of my personal blog even though my husband has been gone for a year now and a lot has happened since then. I will try and write as often as I can but who knows how that will work out with everything else that needs to get done in a day but I will make my best effort. Right now I'm up to my elbows in petitioning the Texas government and TDCJ to allow my husband as well as countless other inmates with family outside of the United States to be allowed to call their loved ones. Right now, TDCJ does not allow inmates to call family that are located outside of the U.S. An inmate can make an official request to the warden on their unit for a 5 minute phone call every 90 days but not all inmates are aware that this is a possibility so they go without talking to their families for what could be months or even years. Sound fair? Not even a little bit. Anywho, that's all I have for now. Oh and BTW I haven't eaten breakfast yet.

1 comment:

  1. And so your blog begins! It is cool that you started this and had never written a blog before, nor had even read one. Pretty cool! As far as the phone calls in prison, or lack thereof for people outside of the U.S. that have loved ones there, that just sucks! 5 minutes is barely enough time for each person to say hello, I love you, and goodbye. That is absolutely ridiculous!