Journal Entry: Jeffery John Okeefe-05/18-22/2023-Continuation of Journal Entry No. 2

Journal Entry

As I started walking across the large expansive courtyard, with its well-manicured, really green, strategically placed colored blooming bushes, I couldn’t help but think that aside from the ever-present coils of barbed wire fences surrounding the entire complex, you’d never know this was a prison. It looked and felt more like a small college campus or maybe a military complex. That feeling rapidly changed, however, as I began to climb the massive, all steel steps leading to the large steeled bar-locked doors rapidly reminding me that I would no longer be a free man and about to enter a world of imprisonment completely foreign to me.