Iron Man’s Freedom

Iron Man - A martial-arts expert and personal trainer whose crimes include smashing someone’s door down: "I didn’t hurt anyone. I just wanted my fuckin’ money." His workouts are brutal. "I’ll have you in the best shape of your life by the time you get out," he told me.

Email just received from Iron Man:

Dear Shaun,

Hello, my Brother. It is good to be breathing the Free Air once again.

I have been out for eight days now, and I feel fantastic. Some people have a hard time readjusting to Freedom after a long stretch, but I take to Freedom like an Eagle takes to the sky.

Things are progressing nicely. To borrow the words of a great man, “I believe in making success happen. I have a plan. I will work every day to implement my plan. I will not be deterred nor distracted.”

I am borrowing a friend’s e-mail address for the time being, so you can reply at the above. If I knew how to create my own e-mail account, I would, but I don’t know which company is the best one or how to set up the account.

Well Brother, I have a busy day today, so I will close for now.

By the way, have you heard from Cat Eyes? I don’t yet have her e-mail address, or I would send her a greeting. She is a cool chic. Thanks for connecting me with her. Her letters were as refreshing and rejuvenating to me as pure spring water on a hot summer day.

I have yet to even see Weird Al, so I haven’t got to look at the yoga book you sent me, or read the letter that came with it. Thank you for sending it, I will go get it as soon as I can.

Until Later, My Friend.

As Always,

Iron Man

Click here to read Iron Man’s previous letter.

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Shaun P. Attwood


Anonymous said...

Shuan I like to say that I love reading your prison storys! I like the way u allow these prisoners to express them selfs! I just want u to know keep up the good work! Also I am a #1 fan of your myspace page!

Stephanie Munoz

Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

Best wishes to you-hope all works out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Iron Man, get a gmail (google mail) account. They're free and have unlimited storage as well as a lot of other advantages. Congratulations on your freedom.

John said...

I've been reading your blog for some time now, and have liked reading Iron Man's contributions especially - I wish him luck on the outside!

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?

Anonymous said...

Iron man is a dude, would love to see a pic of the guy now that he's a free man. I wanna see what the personal trainer from hell looks like!

Enjoy your freedom man, I wish you all the very best for the future!


syncopated eyeball said...

Good luck to you, Iron Man! A great adventure awaits!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for letting me post my comments on your site.I am a prison and jail advocate in az.My only son is in Tuscon santarita at a mentall health yard.He is 22 years old going to be 23 in march.I have been in newspapers and radio and have written many stories of neglect in our prisons Health care and hepc also mental health issues and punishment of our mentally ill inmates.I have gotten my passion from inside the prison walls with my only sons help he has put many under his wing.The sick the lonely.He is truly a friend to the fellow inmates.My son was just diagnosed with hepc.And no tratment so once again i decided to help all the inmates not recieving help.By you posting my comments will give az inmates a chance to survive like my only son davon.We are not supposed to bury our children.I hope to share my story A motherscry and Angel of the dept of corrections.The stories are of what inmates and families call a piece of hell supermax florence
az.Godbless you jons journal you have helped me to save lives in march at the liverwalk walk for life of az prisoners and treatment for hepc.Sincerely A Motherscry advocate protecting the rights of az prisoners.Email me anytime i have many inmate stories.

Anonymous said...

Hi there - at Action for Prisoners' Families ( London based) we are always pleased to hear about the experiences of the friends and families who are trying to keep in touch with their loved ones while serving their sentences -

Ginger said...

I think it is great that Iron man isn't having a hard time adjusting to freedom, I know that it is a struggle for many to readjust, wishing him the best.

John keep up the great work

Anonymous said...

My heartfelt thanks go out to the Readers of Jon's Jail Journal for your words of encouragement and solidarity. Remember that you
have the power to decide who you are going to be. It doesn't matter who you were ten years ago or who you were yesterday. You must seize the power that belongs to every single one of you, and decide today who you are going to be.

Breathe deeply, stay in the present moment, and live life in every breath.

As Always,

Iron Man.

Anonymous said...

Hello ironman,I enjoyed reading your story..I am glad that you are already free..Good luck to your life!!and may God bless you always!Thanks for sharing this one with us!
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