..Frankly the suspicious foreigner has set this thing up so he can steal the identities of prisoners?
I just checked and there are loads of websites where inmates openly post their names and prison addresses so people can write to them. I agree 100% with the need to be cautious and not do anything without the permission of the inmates, but I really don't think Frankly has bad intentions.
Identity`s are stolen all the time , Badger , TL, i think you took this in the wrong context.
and look at Frankly`s post , the type and font is completley different ,he never writes in ALL CAPS , i beleive i have good reason for suspition.. now if you have freinds or familly in prison and they would like to have some pleasent mail , i think their names and addressess
should be relay`d via PM`s . for their own protection ..can you imagine coming out of prison and being stalked by anti-drug people or finding that someone else has a drives liscens in their name . or apply for credit and have bad credit even though they have been in prison for years and years . having bank accounts and bad cheks being writen , then the arrest warrents start , for something that they did NOT do . just think about it , thats it just think about it .. protect the ones who can`t protect themselves...
Stuman!! What kind of question is that "why does a person in a foreign land worry so much about inmates?" I think you owe Frankly an apology for that nasty bit of suspicious mind, about a very good and humanitarian idea.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
this is a pure american organisation,which trys to help people who were locked up for incredible times.they have the cases,the names and the stories which led to the incarceration of these poor souls.hey stu, im a DH so i posted the idea of helping some of the brothers and sisters simply by writing them, on the Dead-net.seems logical,no....?
Why does a person in a foreign land listen to american music?because that person might like it! and why does he care about american inmates.like i wrote above this campaign was started in the days when RELIX was still a 100% DH-mag.they made a special edition about this problem and there where tons of adresses from people sitting in.a person who is in jail for who dont know how long is in every federal computer,...or you are afraid that i might steal regular US-prisoners out of their cells?P.S:i tried to explain it all above......
don't knock 'em Stuman. there aren't many left ;-)
there is nothing wrong with Frankly worrying about American inmates, any more than there was something wrong with us cheering the demonstrators in Wenceslas Square back in the day.
That said, yes, I agree about posting personal information here. There's good and bad, and no easy answers, but people can make their own decision on the subject.
be careful what you post ... with this kind of imformation it would not be dificult to hack into the prisons computers .. before you know it your freinds are out of jail and they find their identity stolen... no credit, warrents for stuff they did not do ect..ect .. should I go on ...
and why does a person in a foreign land worry so much about American inmates ?
something is wrong here ...this also seems to be scaring people away from the famillies forum .. just be carefull folks ....
as I recall there are some rather specific rules of what can and can't go in prisoner mail, so if you have those regulations handy and could post them, that would be great.
So sorry for your brother and his girlfriend's trouble.
So here is a lil bit about his story.My brother Troy,who is one of use and one of the kindest souls you will ever meet.He would consider you family the second he meet you and would give you the shirt off his back and the sneakers off his feet when he meet you if you needed them.He shares the love for the Grateful Dead as we all do.
Him and his girl friend were set up buy someone they thought was there friend,this person had gottin busted with some LSD.The cops told him if he would help them that he would go free.The kid agreed to help them,and set up three buys with a undercover dea enforcment officer.The officer got a warent and the apartment was raided.A lil over a half gram of LSD was found.Troy being the person he is tried to claim it all for his own,so Tyra(his girl) would not get into any trouble.The cops did not want to hear that.They both were charged and convicted.Since they would not be come RATS,NARCS or not set any one else up under the promise of a "LESSER SENTENCE" he recievd 13 years and her 12. They are both just a few years into this sentence and though they are doing as good as they both can be under this BS.They are missing the scene and family and music terrably so.And not surprising that many ppl have not writtin or tried to do anything for them.I am not askin for any one to give money or buy them anything but it would mean so much to them,and what we take for granted every day they do not have,If any one even if it is just one person could take two or three min. to write a letter aboutr the familer things that they so miss(music) I am sure that it would mean the world to them.Just to let them know that there are kind ppl that even though they might not know still care.There are way to many of are brothers and sisters in prison for non violent crimes.And are govrnmnt spends way to much $ every year on keeping these ppl locked up while the real crimanls walk free (MUDERS,RAPISTS,MOLESTERS ECT...)sO IF YOU CAN FIND THE TIME TO WRITE JUST A SIMPLE LETTER IT WOULD MEAN SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGIN.
HIS PRISON ADDY:
TROY RICHARD WILLIAMS #A527-230
P.O. BOX 7010,UNIT 8A, CELL 263
CHILLICOTHE, OH ,45601
He also asked me for some photographs of the good old days.If you have any pictures of the boys(Jerry,Bobby,Phil,Billy,Mickey,Brent,Pig,Donna,Keith) That you could spare.(he can receive three per letter) it would MAKE HIS YEAR and his time a LIL BRIGHTER.Also any pics of the lot scene. He says he has no one in there to relate to (no deadheads)witch in his word"is kinda a good thing cause that means they are not locked up" so this would help more then you could no.
If you do write to him just tell him that you got his addy from me~~~Bear~~~
I will post Tyra's addy soon as recieve it.PLEASE SHOW SOME LOVE AND TAKE TWO OR THREE MIN. TO WRITE .WHAT TAKES YOU JUST MOMENTS WILL GIVE HIM A SMILE FOR WEEKS. And remember that even though you might not no him we all share the same thing incommen (The Grateful mother frickin Dead)