Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 0
Time I woke: 3:30 am
Journal of activities:
I woke this morning at 3:30 to complete my final day of imprisonment. 9,499 days have passed since my arrest on August 11, 1987. Carole and I wanted to leave our house and drive to the San Francisco halfway house early. Unfortunately, Melody, the case manager who presided over me during my time on home confinement would not allow us to leave until 5:00 am.
Carole and I waited until 5:00 am, then we drove to the halfway house and I parked the car in the Ellis O’Farell Parking Garage near Union Square. Carole and I walked to the Hilton Hotel and I left her in the lobby. I then walked to the halfway house at 111 Taylor Street. My case manager made me wait for a while. At 6:30 I accompanied Melody to her office and she handed me a pair of scissors. I clipped off the ankle bracelet that had been monitoring my movement for the past 180 days. She gave me a package of forms that I did not read, and my time as a federal prisoner had finally come to an end.
- Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Lenght of time: 1 hour
- Miles run today: 6
- Weather: Sunny, but I exercised indoors in hotel fitness room at San Ramon Hyatt.
- Consecutive days: 1
- Cumulative miles since day off: 6
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m thankful to God for guiding me through each of the 9,499 days that I served in prison. My life is richer because of the protection I felt through each day. Now I am off to a new start. I’m grateful for every opportunity that has come my way, and I ask for God’s continuing guidance.
Seth Chazin, attorney; Andrew Landini, Steve Chriest, Brooks Knudsen of SRV Studios; Eileen and John Bosch
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