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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Getting ready for Paul's first post


We are getting this blog ready for Paul's first post. He is very excited to be starting this blog. To make his posts, he writes with a tiny pencil -- the prison considers normal sized pencils and pens to be possible weapons. The prisoners are not allowed to have pencil sharpeners, so he must pick off the wood with his fingernail to get a point he can use to write. He mails his post to a friend, who will type it in here. We hope you enjoy reading what Paul has to say.