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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #160 on: February 10, 2008, 09:38:04 AM »
loretjord7,

You are getting close. Wow, remember at the start how hopeless we felt, thinking this time would never get here, and now it's past for me, and so close for you, Bigsis, and Jforce. I remember when I didn't get a call or letter for 6 weeks, from the beginning of August until he went to Vienna in September.  I would continue to write daily and send books, magazines, reading from the internet. I thought, this is how I would feel if he died.  I would continue to talk to him, hoping so badly that he would respond and then feeling so crushed when he didn't.  It sounds like things a moving a bit faster at S/V, and I am so happy for the Moms, sisters, wives, and others whose inmates are waiting for bootcamp.  It's hard enough to acclimate to the fact that we have a loved one who has entered "the system", and then to have to deal with red tape that we are put through while they wait. 

iluvand, duncan4ever, and anyone I may have missed who is just entering this journey,

Your guys will get through this.  You will be amazed at just how much they can and will tolerate.  Take comfort in the fact that once they are moved to bootcamp, they will be much happier than they are today.  Bootcamp is a lot of hard work.  They have to get up at 5:30 and do physical work rather than just hang out all day.  But there is also the satisfaction of accomplishment at the end of the day.  Plus, the 17 weeks really beats the alternative. Big Hugs to you as well, you will make it through these day, weeks, months
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #161 on: February 10, 2008, 11:02:40 AM »
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That is very well put. You have been a great inspiration to me and many more, I do not know what I would have done without you and the IPT and my  bootcamp family.
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #162 on: February 11, 2008, 02:34:25 PM »
HE'S HOME!!!! :bling:He came home Thursday, but we've been in another world. He didn't get his stuff after all but oh well. At least we have him. Graduation was very emotional. When they first walk out that door it is unreal. For anyone who needs to know at DuQuoin Bootcamp it's pretty much the same process as a visit. You only need 1 ID and kids don't need any. You wait in the visiting area until 8:30 when graduation takes place. They walk you outside into the gym where they come marching in. Very emotional! #$( Then the superintendant hands them their certificate one by one and shakes their hand. They then run out yelling and go up to the dorm to change into their normal clothes if you mailed them some. You get escorted back to the visiting area and they come out one by one and your free to go. My brother was very nervous and lost at first. Coming back to society is difficult so be patient but we all are I'm sure cuz they're our babies! I am complete now or our family is complete!!!! ^^$_* Thank you everyone who helped me through this. This IPT family is a blessing from God!
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #163 on: February 11, 2008, 02:42:04 PM »
 /.;m Congratulations Big Sis & family on your brother coming home!!! What an awesome feeling to see them walk into freedom!!! Best wishes to you all!!  ^^$_*
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #164 on: February 11, 2008, 02:47:19 PM »
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Congrats BiGSis!

Best of luck to you and your family.  I know your brother is going to have a wonderful life!

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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #165 on: February 11, 2008, 03:22:42 PM »
Thank you guys!! I hope to God he will. He's in His hands!

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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #166 on: February 11, 2008, 03:41:35 PM »
I have one more thing to add. My brother did not have house arrest. None of the boys that have been leaving on a drug charge or anything other than a gun charge have not had house arrest. I know we were very curious about this. They have 24 hours to call their parole officer after they get out. After the 24 hrs they have no movement until the parole officer comes. My brother was released Thurs. and the officer came on a Sat.. He talked with my brother for awhile.
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #167 on: February 11, 2008, 03:53:13 PM »
That is really good to hear.  When I met with the parole officer he said that it didn't say house arrest right now but that could change.  The job that my son has lined up has long and sporadic hours so the PO was concerned about it if he had house arrest.  This is the best news I have heard all day!  Did your brother ever miss his weekly phone call?  My son did not call this weekend and of course I am nervous about it.  He hasn't been in any trouble before so I doubt that is the problem, but I am concerned.  Our first visit is this Saturday!  We are really excited!

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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #168 on: February 11, 2008, 04:28:34 PM »
Your brother just joined the 2008 Homecoming Celebrations!  Congratulations to him and your whole family!

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.com/index.php/topic,10339.msg81209.html#msg81209



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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2008, 05:15:55 PM »
 ^^$_* kk...  congrants I am happy for you and your family
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #170 on: February 11, 2008, 08:58:01 PM »
That is really good to hear.  When I met with the parole officer he said that it didn't say house arrest right now but that could change.  The job that my son has lined up has long and sporadic hours so the PO was concerned about it if he had house arrest.  This is the best news I have heard all day!  Did your brother ever miss his weekly phone call?  My son did not call this weekend and of course I am nervous about it.  He hasn't been in any trouble before so I doubt that is the problem, but I am concerned.  Our first visit is this Saturday!  We are really excited!

JForce,

No my brother never missed a week. It was always on Sat. from 6pm to 7:30pm. Sometimes yes it is that they get in trouble, but sometimes it's the other guys. One can ruin it for all. At least you have your first visit!!!! After that it goes so fast. My brother just told me that he got a call from someone that paroled from Dixon Springs last Wed. and I guess comparing the two Dixon Springs is tough but they make it. This kid was a hot head and graduated on his forst set of demerits and on time. As long as they don't fight or steal their good from what I know now. I know it's hard not to worry but your day is coming! They are stronger than we think believe me!
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #171 on: February 11, 2008, 09:26:55 PM »
 @#_& congratulations with your family
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #172 on: February 12, 2008, 06:03:58 AM »
Bigsis
I am so hppy for you and your brother. The more I read that our love ones are comming home the more I am excited for my son. This is just beautiful. Tell little bro, he is bless to have a sister and family like yours.  ^^$_*  @^_* /'.
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #173 on: February 13, 2008, 11:47:40 AM »
Yeah, Bigsis!!!!!  ^^$_* @#_&  Please tell your brother we are all rooting for him to do the right thing.  You are too good a person to go through this again!! 

Jforce,

My son almost missed 1 call because they were out hanging Christmas decorations.  He came in at 9:45 and was able to call (his designated time was 8-10am) He said if he had not come back he would have missed his call for the week, so it could have been that.  Also, they sometimes switch dorms so that the ghosts stay together and that may have interfered with calling.
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #174 on: February 13, 2008, 01:12:39 PM »
Gettingby,
Excuse me for asking but the Ghost? I'm asking because My husband says theres Ghost in SV
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2008, 05:59:57 PM »
Shawnssweetcheeks,

Ask anything, we are here to help.  When they guys first get to bootcamp, they have to wear white jumpsuits for the first two weeks, so they are called "ghosts" that is also the toughest times for the bootcampers.  After waiting in S/V for 3-4 months, sitting around all day with very little movement, they suddenly have to get up at 5:30 and do an extensive exercise program.  After the 1st two weeks, they get their work cloths.

Jforce,
I also asked my son about the no call situation, he also said that if the dorm is unruly, the COs will sometimes take the calling cards away from everyone for the week.  Please let us know if your sons calls this week
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #176 on: February 17, 2008, 03:59:50 AM »
Jforce
My son did not call last weekend. I am hoping that he calls this weekend. Is your son at Dixion.

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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #177 on: February 17, 2008, 06:14:13 AM »
We had our first visit yesterday!  The Officer told me that when it rains really hard at Dixon Springs the phones do not work and that is what happened last weekend.  They also had an ice storm about a week ago and lost power for 2 days.  There were many many trees down from the ice storm but the area is truly beautiful.  Standing by my car I could smell the pine trees so strongly.  My son is still on his first book of demerits, so things seem to be going well.  It was so great to be able to hug him after 5 1/2 months!  I am still on cloud nine!


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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #178 on: February 18, 2008, 08:36:22 AM »
They have to sit in Statesville for 3 to 4 months that's awful.. My husbands there right now waiting to get processed to another prison is it true it can talk a month
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Re: Duquoin Impact Incarceration Program (IIP)
« Reply #179 on: February 18, 2008, 10:12:09 AM »
JForce
I am so happy that your first visit went well. Also thank you for the information on what may be happening with the phone calls, because I was getting a little concern. My son did not call again this weekend so now I know why.

Shawnssweetcheeks

It took that long while waiting to go to bootcamp. It may not take that long if he is just waiting to be transferred to another prison.
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