Journal Entry: Choon Yong-07/05/2023

Journal Entry

7/5/2023 Wednesday at Atwater camp
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed. Cleaned up and made a cup of coffee. Watched the local news and weather channel, High temperature is 94 Degrees F. Help Chad with Laundry duties starting from 5:50 AM. Stretched while watching the news and drank my coffee.

Plan for Today:

  1. Laundry Duties.
  2. Walk 6 Miles.
  3. Call Doris.
  4. Email Diary to Prison Professor, Michael, and Doris.
  5. Stretch.
  6. Read.

Started walking at 7:15 AM. Finished walking 6 miles at 9:40 AM. Lunch was served at 10:20 AM. Luncheon menu: Pizza, Beans, banana, and punch. Talked to Doris at 11:00 AM: She sounded good, she had not had an asthma attack for 3 days. Diana Buckingham helped picked up her prescription eye drops. Michael Santos informed her that the website is up and Interns will be populating the webpage and that I am doing a good job memorializing my journey and the book reports were good. She asked about the AEC Adult Continuing Education that I am taking, It educates me and helps me develop new skills for use during my reentry to the community. I asked her to be transparent to recruit support from the community, friends, organizations, and others, We have to be authentic and transparent and admit our mistakes but we are making efforts to redeem past mistakes and we need their support for a successful reentry to society.
Laundry duties were completed at 12:15 PM. Email Daily Diary to Prison Professor, Michael Santos and Doris. Started hemming pants for the main prison from 12:40 PM until 2:00 PM. Showered at 2:15 PM. Prepared Commissary list at 2:20 PM. Started reading from 2:30 – 3:15 PM. Headcount at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served at 3:35 PM. Dinner menu: Spaghetti, collard greens, salad, bread, and punch. Went to the library to read Post Conviction Remedies from 4:00 PM until 7:05 PM. Begin preparing the book report. Cleaned up at 8:00 PM. Headcount at 8:30 PM. Another head count at 9:15 PM. Final headcount at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today was a good day. Completed laundry duties and hemmed some pants, learned how to use the sewing machine. Doris is feeling well and her asthma is under control. Walked 6 miles, and stretched. Learned a lot about the Judicial System from Post Conviction Remedies.