26 June 05

The Move

The move of hundreds of inmates from here to Tucson prison is in progress. Every few days 75 inmates are rolled up.

Sadly, the move has claimed one victim. An inmate in his fifties with a history of heart problems is rumoured to have died.

Us remaining inmates have been housed in Building 2, pods A and B. I was moved to 2A20, an upper-story cell, where it is hard to sleep in because it is so hot. At least Long Island is still my cellmate.

Since Jon wrote this a week ago he has been moved.
His new mailing address is:

Shaun Attwood ADC#187160
Santa Rita Unit 4-D-11, PO BOX 24406,
10012 S Wilmot Rd
Tucson, 85734-4406, Arizona

Email comments to writeinside@hotmail.com or post them below
Copyright © 2004-2005 Shaun P. Attwood


Anonymous said...

I hope that the transition to Tucson will be a better move for you Jon and that the time you have left will be more bearable. Take care
Terry B.

Anonymous said...

Hello. My name is Cody Bates. I was apart of the original indictment that first landed Jon in jail. His co-defendant to be exact. Now that my legal troubles are behind me, I feel that I can have more of an out right voice as one of Jon's home base supporters. There are few people in the world today who mean more to me than our friend Jon does. He, long ago, surpassed the title of friend to me and became my brother. I'm sure most of you know of the torturous underworld that Jon became apart of once he was arrested; however Jon was not alone. In the beginning I was physically there with him. Jon makes no exaggeration of the conditions of the Arizona legal system. NONE. Joe Arpaio is riding the crest of a dehumanizing wave of facism. We are all lesser people for allowing Arpaio to stay in power.

My thoughts turn to Jon on this Fourth of July Day because it was on this day in 1994 that I lost my oldest brother, Rick. I was 17 at the time and if he were alive today he would be 42. Not long after his death I wrote a little something that I call "Brotherhood." I've shared it with Jon and I will end by sharing it here today.

Written on 11.9.94 in memory of Rick Bates 7.4.94

In the name of truth I ask no more.
In the vain of youth there is a common core.
That has no name and bares no soul,
yet a heart pumping blood black as coal.
As cold as ice the fire burns on.
No trust in God, my faith is gone.
So much evil enslaves the good.
Alone I fall, alone I stood.
I have no fear
nor feel the love I should,
and believe in only one thing

Cody Bates

Copyright ©2005 Cody G. Bates

Anonymous said...

Just read your blog.. not from first to last page, but quite a bit of it..
Since nobody in jail are guilty (well, thats what they say in the movies at least) I thought I'd ask what you were wrongly accused and sentenced for. So...?
For how long are you staying? Best of luck! Nice to see that you have
alot to fill your days with!

Oh, and great music taste 8) Keep it rockin'!

Kent (from Norway)