Journal Entry: Choon Yong-06/14/2023-Third Day in Camp

Journal Entry

6/14/2023 Wednesday, my 3rd day at the camp.

Got up at 5:30 AM, cleaned up, and dress in green BOP uniform. Had some coffee and watch some local news channels about the weather.

Plan for Today:

  1. Drop off laundry at 6:00 AM.
  2. Set up a fingerprint for commissary and pick up items ordered around 8:00 AM,
  3. 9:30 -10:00 AM Medical open house, talk to medical staff about moving to a lower bunk,
  4. Check with the Counselor to ensure my Pax# for the telephone is working,
  5. Walk at least 6 miles on the track.

Breakfast was served at 6:00 AM. Breakfast menu: grits, roll, milk, apple, and punch. Exchanged my mile for an apple. Dropped off my laundry around 6:30 AM. Visited the visitor’s room and medical facility and checked out the availability of books in the library. Fingerprinted first-time inmate at the commissary and picked up my items ordered at 7:30 AM. The total spent was $115.25. Help Chad with Laundry duty from 7:30 – 8:30 AM.

I met with Case Manager Ms. Taitano:

  1. My Pax# for the telephone was approved, but I have to activate my voice command before I could call out.
  2. fill out the application for a new social security card.
  3. Sign a CIM document that restricts someone whom I know to keep us segregated.
  4. Because my residence is in Contra Costa County (Northern Region) and the court case was in Sacramento (Eastern Region), thus they need to relocate me before sending me to Home confinement or RRC. They will do it closer to my release date.
  5. I have to meet with the education department, to verify my GED.
  6. I was informed that based on the funds I have in my commissary account, I have to pay $58 as part of my FRP. Based on an average of 6 months’ balance in my account and 50% of the balance. They will start taking the funds out in July 2023.
  7. My risks and needs will be conducted by the medical staff to determine what my needs are within the first 39 days.
  8. We will have a new case manager as Ms. Taitano will be retiring on June 22, 2023. And Unit counselor Ms. Stockton will be moved to the main facility on the same day too.
  9. My next program review will be conducted in December 2023.
  10. My A&O will be conducted in the next 30 days.
  11. I submitted my receipt for payment of the $200 court fees to Ms. Taitano, she copied it and will pass it to Ms. Stockton, who will enter it into the system. It was not entered into the system.
  12. Submitted my application for a new SS card to Ms. Taitano.

Had lunch at 10:30 AM, Lunch; hamburger patty, bread, tomato, onion, French fries, apple, and water. I set up my voice recognition on my new Pax# and talked to Doris to let her know all is well at the camp and I am holding up well. Met some new inmates at the camp and they helped me adjust to my new environment. She told me, that all is well at home but she is missing me. Dinner at 3:30 PM, Fish, potato, punch, and water.

I filled out a request for a transcript from Texas Tech University and submitted it to Mrs. Hubbard. I did not have a chance to meet with the medical staff, no show. I meet with Ms. Stockton and informed her that I tried to meet with the medical staff but they did not show up. She informed me that she will call the medical staff to resolve my bunk relocation issue. At 4:30 PM, Ms Stockton informed me that she will assign a bottom #33 to me but advised that I should not move until she has left the facility after 5:00 PM. Otherwise, other inmates will grumble about their bunks too. After she vacated the office at 5:30 AM, several of my new AAPI friends help me relocate to my new bunk. At 5:45 PM I was paged to visit the medical staff. They inspected my TB skin test and it came back negative. At 6:30 PM I started walking around the track, Completed 6 miles – 36 laps, and ran 1/2 mile, 3- laps. Felt good after the workout and a good sweat. Had a nice shower at 8:30 PM after cooling down. (:00 PM watched some CNN news. Final Count at 9:30 PM. Cleaned up at 10:00 PM. Went to bed at 10:30 PM.