December 16, 2014
Photo Day In Federal Prison
I noticed an item on my commissary order sheet called photo tickets at the cost of $1.00 each. I assumed that you could purchase a ticket to have your photo taken when someone comes to visit you. It turns out, I was wrong. On the second Saturday of each month, a Prisoner can have his photo taken so He can send it to his family and/or friends. I missed the December photo shoot due to my financial snafu at the commissary last week. As a result, you will all be spared the pleasure of receiving a photograph of Me smiling in my prison uniform standing next to a fake Christmas tree in a Prison class room. I am sure it would have been prominently displayed on many living room mantels next to the beautiful holiday photographs of family and friends? I can envision my nieces responding to a friend’s inquiry about the photograph…. “oh, that is Uncle Ken, He is in Prison for a white collar crime. Doesn’t He look nice in his khaki prison uniform?”
I am going to have a photo taken next month but I do not plan to share it with my family or my friends. It will be retained by Me as a vivid reminder of a time that most people desperately want to forget.