Friday, November 25, 2016
Right now my time is being consumed by my son coming home. Please keep that in mind because I am so happy about it and a lot of my posts will probably be about him. As this one is.
I mentioned that he occasionally had 48 hour passes to come home. He had to sign out at a certain time and I would pick him up. Then he had to call to let them know when we arrive at home. There are to be no stops or visits in the process.
When it is time for him to leave he must call to let them know that he is leaving. Again no stops on the way. He must be back on time or he is violation of his terms and can be sent back to prison.
Also during the time he was here they made random calls to make sure he was actually here. The calls come any time of day or night. He recognizes the phone number so he answers the phone.
It is the way he answers that might interest you. I will not use his real name but I need a name so you will get the full picture. I chose Joe Blow.
The phone rings. My son picks it up and says, "Federal prisoner Joe Blow. How can I help you?"
"Joe Blow, Federal prisoner. What took you so long?"
"Federal prison vacation home, Joe Blow speaking."
"Hello? I want to report a prisoner running down the street in his underwear."
"Federal prisoner Joe Blow. I was beginning to think you forgot about me."
"Federal prisoners R Us. How can I help you?"
"Federal prisoner Joe Blow. You know I feel neglected when you don't call."
"Sorry I took so long to answer. I was down digging my escape tunnel."
I have no idea whether they think he is as cute as I do ( as he does). It seems as if they rather enjoy a sense of humor.
He was recently fitted with an ankle monitor. He is home and he will no longer be staying at the halfway house. They still make the random calls because it is the rules. I do not understand why because the monitor will show them where he is.
He still has to go in for periodic reporting. But he is home.