Sunday, May 20, 2007


These meds I am taking now seem to keep me fuzzy so I can't think clearly. At least they help me sleep. Every time I get a new doctor I get new meds. It's like no one really knows what they are doing and they just giv eme something and see what happens.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Driver's License

I need an ID card. I have to get someone to bring me my birth certificate and other documents. I need may marraige license. Virgina is very strict about what you need to get an ID.

I hope I can get a pass to go get an ID.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Chipolte Dreams

My favorite restaurant is Chipolte. I like the veggie burrito and I like to put the major portion of a bottle of green Tabasco sauce on one. I get it with black beans.

It's been months since I have had one. I wish I could go to eat there. There is no way they will give me a pass to go there. It is just not part of the program.

When I get out, the first thing I will do is go to Chipolte.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What to do on a visit?

On visiting days I get my mail brought to me. I usually get a magazine in the mail, and some bills. I also get cigarettes, and sometimes some money. I'm broke. We get to go to the Rite Aid drugstore and buy things, but we have to have money.

I need things like cigarettes, hair color, and conditioner.

Here they will not let us have food on visits, so no pizza. No chinese food. I can't even have a Coke. I can only imagine that jail is worse.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Once and Future Jail

What I have to look forward to is jail.

The Arlington County Sheriff's Office is one of the most technically advanced Direct Supervision facilities in the country. It was the first urban high-rise jail to be run under direct supervision within the state of Virginia and is visited regularly by Corrections Officials from around the world. The non-jail like appearance of the Detention Facility camouflages an extensive high tech security system. In the design and construction of the facility, key factors were the safety and security of the staff, public, and inmates.

The Arlington County Detention Facility is run on the basic principals of Direct Supervision. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the empowerment of our staff members. Our highly trained Staff effectively manage an average daily inmate population of approximately 625 inmates. Our facility also places a great deal of emphasis on teaching inmates self-sufficiency and real life skills in order to reduce the rate of recidivism. Our facility employs a total of approximately 260 staff members, 200 being Correctional Staff. Correctional Staff are Certified as Virginia State Law Enforcement Officers.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Visits at Demeter

Now that I have been here for 30 days they will let me have visitors. We get one visit each week. It's on Thursday at 7PM. The visits are held in a Methodist Church that is nearby.

They take all of us who are getting visits to the Church at 8PM and we get to visit until 9PM.

It's a bunch of us women, all of their children, and the adult visitors all in one room. It is very noisy. We are not allowed to leave the room. I have to get permission to go to the bathroom. It is very noisy. It's good to see someone.
And it is better than staying here. But it is not a good situation.

I like to leave the visit early and go get back on the van. If I don't, I won't get a good seat for the ride home.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Court Date

My court date has been postponed again and again for over six months - nearly nine months by now. I just want to get it over with. I'm pleading guilty. How long can this take?

It's a DUI. Hasn't the county prosecuted a DUI before? I could have served my sentence and have everything over by now. Instead my attorney asked for another continuance. This is insane. I can't take much more of this. I want to die rather than go through this.

I just want it over.