The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

09/04/2017
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Truth or Dare

My stomach flip-flopped as I climbed the steps at the Allegheny County Courthouse almost two months ago. The vise was tightening. Psychological torture. Control device. Others call it rehabilitation and just a monitoring tool. Just a difference of opinion? This … Continue reading

04/26/2017
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Righteous Justice?

Years never expressing an opinion of the death penalty. “Thou shalt not kill” I was taught though that seemed incongruous with “An eye for an eye”. The death penalty was legal and then it wasn’t and then it was. The … Continue reading

06/26/2016
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Corizon Health

This company was the previous provider at Allegheny County Jail. How many deaths is this provider responsible for? http://www.westword.com/news/see-tyler-tabors-heroin-withdrawal-jail-death-detailed-in-shocking-video-suit-8031394   https://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/23/lawsuit-filed-by-family-of-adams-county-inmate-who-died-of-dehydration-and-opiate-withdrawal/  

05/23/2016
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Phone Calls to the Incarcerated

The cost of phone calls is shameful and affected our family as it does millions of others. It is not only the cost of the calls but the exorbitant processing fees charged for loading the account, which I once called … Continue reading

04/23/2016
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Jail, Again?

What does it feel like to have a loved one or friend in jail? It is not a fun and exciting new life experience. It is an experience that becomes a necessity to endure when it happens, unless you are the kind … Continue reading

04/20/2016
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Hate Rears Its Ugly Head Today

The title explains my day’s beginning. A phone call engulfs me in the flames of hate: I spit out words of venom and vengeance upon the heads and souls and lives of people who have brought us to this moment even … Continue reading