- Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 124
- Miles run today: 11.3
- Miles run this week: 60.7
- Miles run during the calendar month: 80.7
- Marathon distances completed: 12
- Weight: 166
Journal of activities:
The Bureau of Prisons has a new website at www.BOP.gov. It looks much more user friendly than version that existed when I was released from prison. A first glimpse of the website indicates that the BOP is shifting its image. While During the 26 years that I served, neither I nor the other prisoners around me perceived that the agency placed much (if any) emphasis on the importance of family or community ties. If this website is any indication, the agency is making some changes. I even saw a letter from the current director, Charles Samules. He wrote that the BOP’s long standing approach has been that “Reentry begins on the first day of incarceration.” Huh. The staff members who supervised me, apparently, missed that memo. Indeed, on numerous occasions I had staff members tell me that I was too far away from release to be thinking about what I should do when I returned to society. Others blatantly told me that the BOP doesn’t care anything about my life after release from prison. It only cared about maintaining security of the institution. I’m glad that he is taking the time to clarify the mission of the BOP.
I’ll research this new website more and write a review for our website. I’ve got considerable amounts of work to complete today as I catch up with past business and prepare for new business.