Sunday, January 23, 2011

Good News

I was finally able to speak with Micah's councilor as well as his lawyer. It looks like Micah is getting settled in at Florence and things are going much better for him. At the moment he is waiting for his permanent status and where exactly he will be housed for the next year and a half.

We are already looking forward to our visit with him this year and planning on when to visit the states. It is difficult to time our visit when we really do not want to visit Phoenix in the heat of summer but have classes until then.

Micah will be letting people know if they are on his visitor list so that you can go online and fill out the application. Keep in mind that it takes at least two months for it to be cleared so it is best to fill it out early rather than later.

I would love to be able to speak with him but again that has to wait until we are approved on his visitor list. In fact they won't even give any information over the phone if you are not approved on the visitor list. It is very important to me to keep updated on Micah and if anyone hears anything good we would love to hear it.

Micah wanted to thank all of you who have purchased books as well as helped out with money on his books, it is much appreciated.

To put money on his books you have to send a cashiers check or money order to the address on the side bar. The money order or cashiers check has to be made out to
The dept.of corrections for the account of Micah Neumann #259241

Again thanks to all for the continued love, prayers, thoughts and support, we are on the downhill slope now.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sick, Sad and Pissed Off

When you find out that your child will be living somewhere new you do your research and find out all you can about the place they will be living. In fact when my daughter and her family were moving to Costa Rica I did so much research I decided to move us here as well.

When I found out Micah was in Florence prison I decided to research and find out all I could about the place.

I already knew a few things about the place. My step dad worked there for a couple of years about 31 years ago. Just knowing that makes the place somewhat suspect for sure. Also know my son-in-law was in the immigration holding center there for four months before they shipped him back to Hondurus. I drove my daughter down a couple of weekends to visit him before he left.

As you can see I already hated the place before I even started researching it. Now for the icing on the cake. Florence is one of Arizona'a many private prisons. Yes that is right really rich jerks own prisons. Now I don't know about you but that kind of smells of something that happened a long time ago that we actually abolished, called slavery.

The owner of Florence is CCA. They have a very distinguished board of rich old guys who have nothing better to make money off of than human slavery. In fact they even sell the things the prisoners make in the slave shops. Do the prisoners get the money? Hell no!

In fact the private prisons receive so much money per prisoner from the government. That is not all though. You want to know another big money maker for the state? Well the phone service has to pay a percentage of what they charge the inmates to call their families. The state makes money off these calls to the families. Many of the inmates cannot even afford to call family because of the charges as I have mentioned before.

I ask myself how can these men sleep at night? How can they look in the mirror and stand what they see there? I know if they knew my son like I do they would not be able to stand themselves one minute more. They would not like the fact that the private prisons are more dangerous, and the prisoners are actually more poorly cared for than the governement prisons.

Of course that is giving them the benefit of the doubt that they still have some spark of humanity left, which apparently they do not!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We have an address!!! We have an address!!! And you can even mail stuff!!!

Micah Neumann
ADC #259241
Florence Central
P.O. Box 8200
UNN: Central
Florence AZ. 85132

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Florence, are you friggin kidding me, Florence? Could he be any further away from friends and family? That really bums me out as I was really hoping for Bukeye, I just have to know that God knows what is best for Micah right now, and Florence it is.

You can write him there, I will include a good address tomorrow I hope. I just found him on prisoner search tonight. He has lost weight and is down to 150. I would not have recognized him right off he is so thin. Also he shaved his head so that did not help.

He looks so grown up and that was the part that made me cry when this whole nightmare began. Knowing that my teenager would grow up in prison. Well he grew up before he got to prison in County Jail. Not a whole lot better for sure.

Now I have filled out the paperwork and should be able to talk to him on the phone in the next few weeks, woot woo !

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Book is Here

For those of you sitting on the edge of your seats all these months, breath abated, you can finally rest well. The book is here and ready for you to purchase, kick back and read.

The only catch is you better hurry because the next book is in the process of getting out there.

I have a feeling that Micah will be moved into his next "home" soon. Somehow I seem to have the gut feeling, or maybe the mom feeling when things are happening to him. I have been feeling that and sure hope that it is soon.

If anyone else has any information please share it with us and I will surely keep you all posted as soon as we hear some news.

Peace and pura vida!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Someone very cool sent me a message today! She finally heard from Baby Boy and evidently as of Christmas he was still in "processing". I believe they send them there to make them really appreciate prison, can't really think of any other reason to stick people there for weeks at a time.

Micah said that they have to take turns getting up because there is not enough room for all of them to get up at the same time. Friggin ridiculous.

He did say that he was still singing and working out and could not wait to finally get out of there. They actually make dice out of toilet paper and dominoes out of milk cartons, gimme a break at least give them something to do to occupy their brains.

At least I can hope that he will be gone from there soon, keep ya posted.

Book At Last

Coffee With Apollo: Poetry and Prose
Authored by Micah Neumann
List Price: $12.58
5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1456356149 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1456356143
BISAC: Poetry / General
While incarcerated in the Coconino County Jail Micah developed a love of reading. Soon he developed a love of writing and began this his first work. Coffee With Apollo is a compilation of poetry and prose written during Micah's first two years in jail.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Revolution

"You say you want a Revolution"
One thing I would sure like to see changed it the way the judicial system in the U.S. handles their stupid visitor lists and phone calls.

It has been over a month since I have been able to talk to Micah and I am getting pretty angry at a system that does this to these guys. Do you know there are some, actually many prisoners that are never able to talk to family and friends on the phone?

You have to make at least a $50.00 payment to their "phone servers" before you can even receive a call. Apparently in prison you even have to be on their visitor list for them to be able to call you.

Needless to say we have not even received our papers to fill out yet and it will be six to eight weeks once we get it turned in! At this rate Micah will be out before we can even go visit him, frustration.

On a good note Monday his book will hit the stands! That is right I will have it available for purchase here on his site as well as on the bookstore site. We are very excited because it turned out really awesome.

I will keep everyone posted on an address as soon as we receive one, and thanks for the continued support and well wishes, and Happy New Years to all.