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Lifer sister


Published by: Admin JoJo Matthews

If any of you have read my story not only am I a lifer wife I’m a lifer sister. My brother was locked up when I was 4 years old, I think I said 5 before but that’s because I can’t count. That’s right I’m 36 and can’t count…so what. My brother was sentenced to 25 to life or 15 to life in Ohio under the old law. He went up for parole in January of this year but got another 5 years tacked on, tacked on to what?? He’s already doing life. Funny thing is that when you look him up it doesn’t say 25 to life it says 25 to indefinite I believe. I always thought that funny why not call it what it is, life. So I haven’t heard from my brother in a year or so until Saturday night when he called me. I’ve written him letters and sent him cards. He told me they photo copy his mail and give it to him. Lovely right?? They blame snail mail for a high rate of suboxine in the system. Okay…

I was asleep when he called so I may have not heard him right, he said with some new law now that he could be getting out soon, like in a year soon. WHAT??? Again I was asleep when he called so maybe I was dreaming I don’t know, now I have to write a letter with my email address so we can email.

My brother on the outside that will be a trip. I’ve never met him before he was locked up when I was 4. He wasn’t around when I was born as he was adopted before I was born.
I wonder what he will do, he’s been locked up for 31 years. He didn’t waste time though he is educated, however he has a violent crime.

I can’t imagine what he will go through, I am sure he is institutionalized
whether he wants to admit it or not. Hopefully his adopted dad will be able to guide him. I think his first step is a half-way house or whatever the heck they call it. However I’m sure they will turn him loose into society sorely prepared.
I am gonna pray on this one…..

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