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HELLO I AM NEW TO ALL THIS I NEED HELP IM GOIN TO GO VISIT MY HUSBAND NEXT MONTH IN FOLSOM AND I NEED HELP ON WHAT HOTEL TO STAY OUT THERE IF ANYONE HAS GONE AND KNOWS OF A CHEAP HOTEL PLEASE LET ME KNW
"My Name Is Ralph Castaneda, But everyone knows me by STORK from White Fence E.L.A. Ca. How can I begin this? My CDC number was B-89542 and attached along with it was C-26659 for an assult on another inmate while doing my time. I did my issue of time in folsom, but nothing to brag about. It's how you do your time that matters. Foolish, stupid, or survival? In 1977 I was the first youngster to arrive in folsom, I was just in my 20's. You see, you had to be 35 on up to go to folsom, but in my case i was consider a level 4 inmate and crime partners weren't allowed to be housed in the same insitution together. Lucky for me, being a youngster growing up through insitutions during my teens, I grew up amoung older homeboys and friends who were older then me, so my chances were good to survive in folsom. But my courage and strength were challanged. I said , so these old farts didnt think i had the heart and balls to survive in here. 16 years.
i am looking for information on my nephew last i talked to him we had just found out he was my nephew and we were writing then it stopped ?????? Troy are you out there/
I got locked up at the age of 19 for commercial burglary back in 04 05. sentenced to 2 with half. sent me to chino and old folsom. That place was a trip I ll never forget those giant blocks of granite and that huge wall. They put me in building 5 with this old man doing life for double murder. When i got there he was already in longer than i been alive. He worked the laundry. he pushed the cart down the building and grabbed all the dirty laundry. I wish I could remember his name. He hooked me up with a t.v. while i shared a cell with him. i was just a kid i didn t really know how to talk to big dogs like him. but looking back now im off parole and clean . i would like to send him somemoney for hooking me up with that t.v.
I was a K# I was behind the wall. You can just feel the evil when you first walk into FOLSOM. The first day on the yard I saw a guy get his head smashed and his brains shot out the back of his head like a zit. I said only 1149 days left. I lifted weights for about 4 months and then they took all the weights away. So the only thing to do was play Pinochle or walk around a dirt track. There was this one guy who use to sit on the bleachers and play the guitar. Cats in the craddle song. He was really good. There are alot of lifers on the yard and they don t like their program messed with if you get my meaning?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"I was a H#,J# and a V# and was just up at old folsom on my last bit. I will say this, you have to have a strong mind and spirit not to let that place get to you. with over 22 years in behind the walls, I walked into that place feeling uneasy. not from fear of the inmates or guards, but from the evil energy that permeates those walls. I have three years+ clean now and will discharge parole in a year. WE CAN OVERCOME.we do not have to let that world define who we are. its not where we ve been but where we are going that matters. for the loved ones of long term convicts love them for the person they are but do not enable the whole i cant help it im institutionalized excuse to be introverted or mean or keep doing the same things. thats B.S. Im a validated member of a white prison gang with an indeterminate shu now and i uswed the same excuses to keep doing what i wanted for many years. tough love your convicts and they will do the right thing. peace to all."
"My father has been in Old Folsom State Prison for about 3 years now. I don t know how long he will be in there. I am 20 years old now and haven t seen my father since I was 15. He spent a year in OCJ and some time at Wasco State Prison which is where they evaluate where you belong. He s a loving man and never harmed anyone but himself, but still is a Level 4 prisoner, in there with the lifers and 20+ year inmates.
I hope he gets out soon, and I haven t gone to visit him since I have so much going on in my life. He managed to get his hands on a cell phone twice but was caught both times over a 2 year period and sent to ADSEG both times, the first for a month and the second for I don t know how long.
He turned 57 this month, and I can t believe the man who stayed out of trouble for 40 years of his life is now doing who knows how long in one of the most infamous state prisons in California. It s so old and dilapidated. I would talk with him everyday when he had his illegal cell phone, but now I just don t know if I can take what he s become. Being white in the prison system isn t exactly the easiest thing to do. I don t know what he s done to survive but I m scared to find out, but at the same time I m dying to know. For all you who have family in the CDC, stay off drugs and make sure you lead your family in the right direction, if I didn t have my mom to take care of me when I was younger I know I d be sitting in some prison in California."
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
"TO: Loveing Sister, My uncle went to folsom for a few years and before he went in there he was so funny and fun to be around. aside from all the drug using and everything else he was doing on the side. he never treated me bad or anything even while he was gang bangin and doin drugs. when he got out he was a completly different person. i couldnt believe it. he was so searious all the time and would even look at me weird and give me weird looks. its kinda hard to explain i guess. but he was so different when he came out. its hard to really be around him anymore. it tears me apart!"
"Hi am Mrs. E. I drive from los angeles every weekend to see my husband but now he is in the hole for something he didn t do, but his celly did. I am writing the warden and trying to find a lawyer to fight for my baby s justice. I just visited him last sunday behind the window and he said he got a paper and they are taking all his visits. I feel stressed because his cell mate admitted to the officers he did what he did all along and my husband had nothing to do with it. But they didn t care. They are cellmates to them and they are the same.
My husband can t control another man, tell him what to do what s right and wrong. His cellmate apolgizes but I can t accept it because my husband is suffering locked down 23 hrs daily inside a cage to work out. While he is in a library our family visit had being canceled. I just need help to get my baby out. He is strong, he being down for 4 yrs. 3 yrs at old folsom but I just want my baby out of the hole, and it is the hardest being away from him and not being able to touch him or hug him. We have less then 2 yrs to go I just hope I can help him fix the wrong situation."
"I was @ old Folsom from 1983 to 1988.A time before all these new prisons where built.Back in the day it was Folsom and S.Q.Twenty some odd years later I find myself thinking about my years @ Folsom State Prison.I ve spent 35 yrs. of my 50 yrs. on Gods earth in the custody of the Calif.Dept.of Corrections.3 terms C.Y.A and 9 terms C.D.C.
I just finished a year violation at Wasco State Prison.I ve been out for over a year and clean for 2 years.I am so done with that lifestyle. In 07 I was tasered by the P.D. had a heart attack and spent 3 months in a coma.
A little over a year to recooperate.For those of you who about to be released stay strong and I suggest look strongly into A.A. or N.A. For those of you without a release date stay strong and if your facility has A.A. or N.A. programs attend, please."
wrote on Thursday, July 11, 2013
What happens that you have to spend all that time locked up?
wrote on Saturday, September 28, 2013
I was a Lifer and served 28 years of on a 25-Life sentence and did 10 years at old Folsom 1981-83 and transferred back 1995-2003. I still can remember all the bad times and thank God I was able to fiinally able to come home. My number was C-38996 and my name is Mike, I worked for Sgt. Hanniford on the Yard.
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