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Old 05-08-2011, 08:19 AM
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I had my first visit with my son yesterday. It was the first time in over 2 months that I had spoken or seen him. I was a nervous wreck about seeing him, but it went great. He is at Taylor Work Camp. The registration and pat down were no big deal. The guards were really friendly. He did not know I was coming and it took about 20 minutes before he came out. I just sobbed when I first saw him. He was nervous because this was his first visit too and he didn't want to do anything wrong. Actually, he was sort of like that during the entire visit. The only thing I had to really get use to was the food at the canteen. But then again, I'm not sure I'll get use to that. My son looked great. I had visions of all the prison cliches but none of that was true. Granted he is under minimum security and I'm sure that has something to do with it. We had our picture taken for Mother's Day. The guards were really friendly during the entire visit. I hate to see him in there especially since I think the entire sentencing was ridiculous - 7 years for a first offense - never in trouble before, never in trouble after - but that's a different story and there is an appeal underway. He was upbeat and told me how things work in there. All in all it was a good visit. I sobbed at the end too. But I will be back and the phone situation, which has been a fiasco, should be fixed soon and I'll be talking to him in between visits. So all in all, it was a good day. When I got home, there was a card in the mail that he had made for me for mother's day. Helps a bit.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:01 AM
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I had my first visit with my son yesterday. It was the first time in over 2 months that I had spoken or seen him. I was a nervous wreck about seeing him, but it went great. He is at Taylor Work Camp. The registration and pat down were no big deal. The guards were really friendly. He did not know I was coming and it took about 20 minutes before he came out. I just sobbed when I first saw him. He was nervous because this was his first visit too and he didn't want to do anything wrong. Actually, he was sort of like that during the entire visit. The only thing I had to really get use to was the food at the canteen. But then again, I'm not sure I'll get use to that. My son looked great. I had visions of all the prison cliches but none of that was true. Granted he is under minimum security and I'm sure that has something to do with it. We had our picture taken for Mother's Day. The guards were really friendly during the entire visit. I hate to see him in there especially since I think the entire sentencing was ridiculous - 7 years for a first offense - never in trouble before, never in trouble after - but that's a different story and there is an appeal underway. He was upbeat and told me how things work in there. All in all it was a good visit. I sobbed at the end too. But I will be back and the phone situation, which has been a fiasco, should be fixed soon and I'll be talking to him in between visits. So all in all, it was a good day. When I got home, there was a card in the mail that he had made for me for mother's day. Helps a bit.
Glad you got a chance to see your son. I'm sure it was very emotional. Glad things are as good as they are.
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