Director Wendy Kelley’s new rule to limit drug soaked letters

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

July 7, 2017 Effective August 7, 2017, envelopes will no longer be provided to inmates. Please ensure that you write your return address on the correspondence itself; Otherwise the inmate receiving the mail will not have the return address. This is  a further attempt to reduce the introduction of drugs into our facilities. It is for the health and safety …

I thought being molested was normal

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

September 11, 2016 I was molested and touched and fondled so much as a child, I thought it was normal. As a child, my biological father, Carl, gave me my first beer and joint about 7 years old. I didn’t like the taste of the Budweiser, but I liked the weed which put me on the road to addiction. I …

Kindness Learned from Roy

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

July 31, 2016 The other day I was listening to this lil guy that moved in and he was complaining that someone had stolen his radio before they moved him. It made me think back to Roy and the shoes. So I yelled down the tier to the radio repair man and sent him a kite (letter on a string) …

Two Unkind Options: One is Being Killed

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

March 15, 2018 Some guys got caught smoking in the bathroom and the officer put a note in the councilors box and we got put on a 30-day shut down. That means our time don’t count till April 11th, on April 11th I’ll have 78 days. So I will not graduate until June 27th. During this 30 days we will …

Getting Back at the System Through Kindness

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

May 17, 2017   It’s a common practice of mine to assist prisoners coming to the hole on behavior control even with individuals I don’t care for.When its cold I’ll send them socks, a shirt, toothpaste, toothbrush all due to the fact I know how it feels I know how they feel to be in a cell freezing no way …

Bradley – Two Poems: Samadhi & Toxicity

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

June 19, 2017   *Samadhi* Sitting lotus Watching the rise of the incense I feel my mind void of thought everything slows down I see the wind outside move through the trees I hear my nieces outside playing, time and I are totally still without my senses I’ve entered Samadhi I understand Zen practice now but this is only a …