A New Year’s letter to a prison pen pal. Found in North Park on a sidewalk.
I was walking home from the park with my kids and thought that I’d take them by the juvie; like, “Hey kids, don’t act up and end up in there some day.” We found this on the sidewalk. I saw the swear word up top and then wouldn’t let my kids have it. They spent … Continued
My friend Jen and I found this when we were going to lunch.
This picture (one of about twelve) was found in the basement of my apartment when we moved in.
The volunteers of the Jail Library Group at UW-Madison found this inscription in a donated copy of the Book of Mormon. The book is now in the Dane County Jail’s collection.
I found this folded like a note passed between girls in middle school. It was in an alley near a bunch of apartments, one of which was reputably inhabited by meth dealers. I can figure out what a “cellie” is, but what’s a “pop man”?
Yesterday I found an address book in the snow at the corner of my street. I’m guessing it belongs to a prisoner because there’s lots of names of judges, reference to a mafioso and a recurring number that could be his prison ID.
Found this letter across the street from an elementary school. I thought it might be a love letter, and it is, sort of, but a little more poignant from a young mother to her absentee (locked up?) partner expressing love for her kids and hope for the future. I think it’s pretty much up your … Continued