Over the last two years I have met many wonderful people who have followed this blog and my other one Watch and Whirl
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART by Sonni Quick copyright 2016
My one regret is not being able to follow as many of these blogs as I would like to. I try to go to two or three a day. There are so many that have blogs with worthwhile things to say. If I only had my blogs to keep up with I would be able to spend more time reading and I often feel guilty because I can’t get back to blogs in a timely manner. I do a lot of writing to other inmates, too and work on the book is intense.
I have had wonderful support from people on this blog for Jamie. This is not a fun blog to read. How does one “like” a post that is about something that makes you angry. I try not to think of liking it because you actually like it, but because you appreciate the knowledge, and then share it with other people you think need to know. There are still so many people who don’t realize that prison is not what you see on TV. Shows are not going to tell you the truth about the inhumane treatment for the same reason it is hard to prosecute a cop when he abuses minorities. The media needs to keep up the premise that guards and cops are good guys. I think many guards and cops start out as good guys but get turned by the authority they have and no one stops them.
Thank you to those who have taken the time to read the first draft of chapters of the book I’m writing, “Inside The Forbidden Outside”. What a project it has been. I have learned so much. I think I am about half way. I now need a story editor to help me get it in order so it makes sense. For those of you who have gotten to “know” Jamie, he needs all the help he can get. If I can make enough money to get him a parole attorney so hopefully he won’t have to do all of the remaining seven years it would be wonderful. Or if there could be money waiting to help him get on his feet, that would be great as well. There are also things he needs that I pay out of pocket for – his books and educational materials, his medical fee, a new fan because the prison he was moved from sent a broken one and summer is starting in Texas. The prisons get over 100 degrees for months at a time. Someone stole his radio, his dictionary set with also a grammar book and thesaurus and world almanac. The prison also kept 19 books, most of which I just bought for him along with other special books he had been saving. They also kept his hygiene products and stamps he had just bought at the commissary right before they moved him. Thank goodness they gave him his pictures and letters.
I have never asked anyone for help before, but there is no one I can go to. His family won’t help. I did ask them once but nothing came of it. If there is anyone who can send him ten or twenty dollars, it would also help me. I live on a disability check and it only goes so far. I buy him books or send money to use at the commissary. I know everyone is getting hit up ten times a day from all kinds of political sites asking for money and many of them seem like worth causes. But still, I needed to try. You can send it through jpay.com. It goes right onto his account. His medical fee is almost paid off for the year so that is good. Only $35 to go. His name is James Cummings. His ID is 1368189. That is all you need. You will be able to send a note with the money like a tweet. You can leave your name and address if you want to hear back from him.
He didn’t ask me to do this. My asking you this was spontaneous as I began typing this note of thanks. You can also send him emails at this site for the cost of a stamp. When someone is locked up alone in a solitary cell with NO communication with anyone, these letters are a lifeline. It helps battle insanity because people are not meant to have this much loneliness.
But again, most of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Sonni