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Old 01-07-2003, 10:09 AM
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Default how to use "code" in letters and on phone?

here's a dilemma...

as you may know, lee and i are currently limited to phone calls and letters...

how can i write things to him or speak on the phone with him using "code"? there are some things i want to tell him that i don't want the prison officials to read or hear...how do i establish this code without them catching on and with him realizing what i am up to?

they read my incoming mail, and *supposedly* they don't read his outgoing mail...he seals it and puts it in a box where it is picked up each morning...

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Old 01-07-2003, 10:53 AM
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hi emme.

i guess it will depend on what you 2 have to say. bryan and i speak in patois( a blend of British and African) or in parables and i KNOW that those co's never know what we are writing


or when you visit him you 2 can talk about substituting words for other ones ex: money = salad. important papers= the bible ... one that Bryan uses which i find so crazy is . green card= mountain dew
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:57 AM
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Emme,

We talk round about kind of....I'll say something and say "I gotta watch how I say this so bear with me....." I'll alude to stuff and say "you know like Sam did" or whatever that will clue him in. Also, you know that thing you told me about that Ed was perturbed about or whatever......Bill picks up on things really good and will respnd the same sort of way---we both know the other is on the same page..... I hope this makes sense and helps. We do this whenever we need or want to talk about stuff we don't want them hearing.....

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Old 01-07-2003, 11:05 AM
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lol i never was good at " codes" lol kenneth tried to tell me something, i was like, what the heck does that mean,,,lol i figured it out, but took more then once letter,,,lol

by the way emme, he got Lee's info. he done wrote.
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Old 01-07-2003, 11:25 AM
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thanks, all.

bryanssong..the problem is that we won't have visits until march, so we can't set up the code until then...

i have an idea to say something like...oh, i heard about this woman from new jersey who ALSO has a boyfriend in colorado who's in texas...and her name is "blah" and his name is "shwa" and so on...who knows?

i'm kind of giggling that my life has come to this...but what are you gonna do?

anyway, thanks again...oh, and lulu, please thank kenneth.

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Emme... I agree with Deb... a lot of it depends on what you have to say and what the two of you know between each other makes a huge difference....
When we "talk" about other inmates, we often use initials of their "street" name.... but JD and I had enough private conversations that our little "code" is already established.... we can have a whole conversation in "remember when I told you that one thing" and "that one guy I was talking about that one time".... I am sure it would be amusing to try to listen to... it would sound like we are talking about a whole bunch of nothing!! I will admit though... sometimes one of us gets lost... and it ends up being really frustrating to the other...."you know... that THING!!" (no!! WHAT thing??!)
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when tyrone and i talk. we kind a just read between the lines and ask such things to make sure we understand where the other is coming from. unless you all know what you are talking about. i wish you the best. i know there is a way
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emme, good luck with this, half the time I am trying to make sense in english, let alone trying to talk in code lol

Bryansong, that's cool that you two speak in patois.

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Em, when I was writing my friend and all we would talk in third party. Let me see if I can give you example his nickname for me was Ankh and I would say hey Ankh is going through this or that. And I would refer to Ankh when I was going through things and he seemed to catch on really well and I would always sign off my name so none of the CO's or anyone in the mail room would put it together on who it was from and I would usually have someone write it out for me to because the handwriting. He would respond like well I am sorry Ankh is going through tell her I suggest that she might try this and such. He was really impressed on one of my first letters he got wind of the third party thingy and went to one of his cellies and said hey check it out she knows how to get around things in here. Also another thing that he would do for me is every 5th word he would put in a word and I would have to sit there for hours to find out what the heck is he talking about then after I figured it out it was like okay. But it would take me hours to sit there and read all of this stuff that made no sense at all and then bamb a real word would pop up and I would write it down and all. So anyways that is what we did.

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Old 01-10-2003, 04:42 PM
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cherrie,

those are great ideas, very helpful! thank you!

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LOL emme ummm I can't help ya I hardly understand stuff with NO code
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Emme, I did that when I was talking to the lawyers about my being bruised by that guard. I would tell him about it as if it was the story of someone else. I would say, Boo had to go see the lawyer today and he said xyz. I always refered to the incident as an assalt. In our case I believe they knew because I couldn't keep my baby from raising hell with the prison officials. I kept telling him in the beginning, dont say anything, just drop it and trust me that I am handling it.
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Ant & I have our own code I think you just make it up as it comes out.. we talk in code a lot and it would not make sense to anyone but us.. Sound stupid but it is true.. There really is not set code. You come up with it..
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emme, if it would help one us could write him useing a different name for you. you could write us and we coule rewrite it and send it on. he could respond to us and we could forward it to you.

let me know if i can help!

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I put information in bits and pieces in a long sex situation. I start writing a VERY detailed story about the two of us and throw things into it here and there....

Unless the person in the mailroom scanning letters is a sexaholic they tend to scan over sexual thing quickly.

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I make up stories. Things like, "Do you remember when we did blah blah blah.?" To let him know of something that's going on now. At first he was like, "What the hell are you talking about?" Now he understands that my strolls through memory lane are really letting him know of things going on now.
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Doesnt even have to be sexual, just random but like you said, more of the ability to make the MC scan thru quicker.
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