Hello February!!

Published by: JoJo Matthews
A brand new month, a clean slate. If things have not been going your way today is the day to shake it off and start fresh. There will always be hard days. Life was never promised to be easy we were only promised we won’t be alone. Life is what we make of it how we react and respond to everything daily. If we only choose to see the doom and gloom in the storm clouds then that’s what it will be. Storms have a way of washing everything clean and then bringing us that awe inspiring rainbow at the end.
Don’t get me wrong this isn’t always easy for me either, I recently went through a very dark time that I wasn’t sure was going to end but it did.
2017 is a brand new year and February is a brand new month for us. January brought me a new job that is going to be so much better than working at the grocery store. I start my new job the 13th of this month.

We did get some news that we didn’t want to hear, right now he is a 5 yard which means he is locked up 23 hours a day, actually it’s 24 because they get rec a couple times a week for a couple of hours at a time. Rec is in a cage and his visits are behind glass. Well with his points being so low he was hoping he could bypass a 4 yard and go straight to a 3 yard(med security) but the CO III said no because of his charges he
has to do a minimum of 4 years on a 4 yard. This is bad news bears for us, he hasn’t heard of any yard yet where he won’t have trouble from other dudes. We know of a 3 yard hut not 4. Because he is refusing to gang up, while the winds are shifting in AZ DOC it’s still one of top worst for prison politics I think only to be outdone by Cali. Plus his charges the older population that happens to be gang population doesn’t like the fact that the victim in his crime happens to be a female so because of his refusal to gang up its now out to kill him. Sadly he can’t get approved for PC because staff needs proof either his name must be found on a hit list or an attempt must be made. Well he took himself out of the situation so an attempt can’t be made and he will just max himself out if he can’t find a yard where he might be somewhat safe. I don’t think staff is checking real hard to find his name on any list.

Anyway he took the news like a trooper and has his plan in place should things go bad.

How he remains the way his is calm and positive for me is amazing because I would have lost it already. This dude is serving a natural life sentence with a hit out on him and he still manages to positive for me and laughs and has faith it will all work out!!
where the heck he came from I can only think of one place heaven, he is heaven sent.

So my advice for you when you are in a storm is learn to dance in the rain, if Joey can do it, so can all of you!


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