Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Liver and Onions

Our phone call today turned, as it often does, to talk about food. I mentioned to Micah that when I was walking to pick up his little sister from school I could smell someone cooking liver and onions. I told him it smelled really good. He said there are some things that even jail would not make taste good and that was one of them.

I asked him about spinach, knowing his first few months at jail seemed to be filled with sad stories about spinach. He said he has even learned to enjoy spinach as well as onions and oatmeal! That is a big move for him.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dismissed !!!!

To the relief of all the stupid case that Micah had a hearing for yesterday has been dismissed. Thanks to those of you who went to attend, only to be told it had been dismissed. Glad someone had the brains to see this was a waste of tax payer money, as well as time.

This whole case stemmed from the Thanksgiving incident I wrote about where Micah was put in the hole for two weeks for defending himself. Evidently his celly went a little wacko and charged into Micah. Micah of course came up fighting. He was a little aggressive, and the attacker pressed charges.

They had one hearing a month ago and Micah's lawyer tried to get it dropped at that time. Thank goodness they finally got it dropped. Micah has a clean jail record going into his sentencing this summer and we would love to keep it that way.

Micah is now in "general population" and feels much more comfortable there. Now if we could just get him working on that GED, I think he would actually be busy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 Micah has a hearing at the municipal court! A great chance to see mr guapo in the flesh, wish I was there to see him. Hoping it will get dismissed as it is a silly charge between Micah and another inmate. Micah's attorney will be handling it. Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I just talked to Micah and he is sick. Sounds like some kind of flu or something. He is all stuffed up in his sinuses and sore throat and fever. I told him we would pray for him, not much else we can do from here. He does not get anything for it, so I wish they would at least give him some ibprofin to help take the edge off. Oh well.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Many Thanks

Micah has received many letters and donations this month. We wish to thank all who have thought about him at this time. I think the biggest fear for inmates would be that they will be forgotten. I know that is how Micah feels most of the time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Love Letters!

Micah does not understand why I want him to write to me when we talk three times a week. The deal is I feel he expresses his feelings better in letters than on the phone. When we talk on the phone he seems a bit preoccupied with what is going on around him. He mentioned in this letter that they are short staffed at Coconino County, therefore more lockdown time for counting. That is a drag for them. Imagine having to be in your room at a certain time every day so someone can count you.
At any rate I wanted to share a line from his letter to me.

"I just have to have tunnel vision and know this will all end, because sometimes it's hard to believe that freedom is actually out there. But I keep telling myself that it is out there, and it will come sooner than later. Everytime the officers choose me to mess with, everytime we get locked down for nothing, everytime they raise the prices and press the charges and insist with an arrogant walk that they're better than me because I'm a "criminal". I have to tell myself there's a better life, because if freedom was nowhere in my future, stopping myself from doing something reeeeal stupid would be harder than it already is! I just want to get on with life, I want this whole thing done, I feel I've learned my lesson and crime is a part of my past, I don't understand how they're benefiting by keeping me in here, losing money and taking my sanity one day at a time!"

Can you see why I love his letters?