Journal Entry: Choon Yong-09/02/2023-Doris Visitation

Journal Entry

9/2/2023 Saturday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform, and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee, and watched the local news and weather channel, high temperature for today is 87 degrees F. Started walking at 5:50 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:15 AM. Breakfast menu: oatmeal, bread and apple. Ms. Tianto was at the unit at 6:00 AM.
Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris at 10:00 AM for ETA.
  3. Doris, Diana and Kein visitation.
  4. Walk 6 Miles.
  5. Yoga.
  6. Quotations.
  7. ACE Classes Neuroscience2 4-4:30 PM and African History 5-5:30 PM.

Finished 6 miles walk in 1 hour 15 minutes and 35 seconds, 2 minutes and seconds per lap, 12 minutes and 36 seconds per mile. Ran 1/2 mile in 3 minutes 42 seconds. Both walking and running were pretty good pace. Finished walking, running and stretching at 8:00 AM. It was an overcast morning but the sun managed to break through. It was a chilly and cool morning good for walking and running. Worked up a good sweat. Nice and quiet except for the sounds of private planes taking off. Finished Yoga practice at the basketball court at 9:00 AM. Felt energized after the Yoga practice. Rickey gave me some bananas. The bananas and apple tasted great after the workout. Showered at 9:30 AM. Called Doris at 9:45 AM, but she did not answer the phone. Census count at 10:00 AM. Lunch was served after the count. Luncheon menu: Scrambled eggs, toast with syrup, potato wedges, banana and punch. Tried calling Doris again at 10:25 AM, no answer. Finally contacted Doris at 11:10 AM: The traffic was heavy and raining. She will be at the camp in 30 minutes. She did not hear any ringing on her phone for my prior calls.
Camp Manager Escheveste would like inmates to wash two loads of laundry per week. Consequences of the change: it would likely increase the work hour from 7-8 hours per day to 14-16 hours per day. We would probably need to have two shits in the laundry room. Also, we have to consider the washing machines the increased loads will increase the wear and tear on the machines unless we add more washers and dryers. Also what about blankets and sheets, it could increase the loads to three loads per inmate per week, furthermore the blankets need at least an hour to dry or two cycles, thus delay access to the dryers. Another option would be to let the inmates do their own laundry like they used to do before, something to consider if we want to increase the loads for inmates’ laundry.
Doris, Diana, and Kein arrived at the visitation room at 12:00 PM. It was good to talk to them after such a long time, especially Doris. I told Doris to give each of them a bottle of Red wine for all the help they have provided to Doris. Kein liked the tomatoes from our yard. We talked about volunteer services for the food industry. I told Doris that we have to be transparent with my conviction and expect obstacles from potential employers because of my crime. Doris Informed me that Karlee and Chris would be visiting me on September 22, 2023. I told Doris that I got a letter from Thomas Johnson and I had to fill out the information requested and return it to him. I will send Doris the pictures from Quang’s visitation tomorrow. They stayed until 2:45 PM. They were headed back to Buttercup in Oakland for some Prime Rib dinners. Back to the unit at 3:00 PM. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: Sloppy Joe, bread, green beans, potato salad and punch. ACE Classes Neuroscience 2 – 4-4:30 PM and African History 5-5:30 PM. In Neuroscience, we learned about Biological timekeepers and jet lag. Worked on the class report from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Back to the unit at 7:00 PM. Census count at 8:30 PM. Cleaned up at 8:40 PM. Census count at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.
Today was a great day: Doris, Diana and Kein visited me and we had a great time. Walked and ran 6.5 miles. Great Yoga practice. Attended ACE Classes.

Confucius: A superior man is dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as a standard.

Books read: 14 Books, Book reports: 14 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 22 Classes, ACE class reports: 2 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 4 Classes, EBRR Class Report: 3 Reports.
Miles walked today: 6.5 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 444.5 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Confucius: A superior man understands righteousness; the inferior Man understands profit.