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Old 12-19-2003, 12:21 AM
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CET I can definitely confirm that the lighting in the SHU is very bright, my husband is in there and they leave lights on ALL night, he said its still hard to sleep even after all these years.

He is also at the moment having eye surgery, this has worsened because of the SHU lighting, and that’s coming from an outside doctor! He is now almost blind in 1 eye. 2 other guys that I know of in there are now complaining of problems with their eyes!
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Just wanted to say that I got a letter today saying since he has been in ad seg now the SHU that he has lost 20 pounds! Not a good thing on a 6'4 man He said that hearing that really made him sad and pissed off but there is nothing he can do about it because you only get what ya get at breakfast,lunch and dinner which isn't enough and canteen only comes once a month.At the weight and height he is now I bet he looks like a bag of bones,he wasn't that big to begin with
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hmm..........thats something to think about there.
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HI all,
I am new to this forum and am not even sure this message will come through. It is my first post. Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for these posts on the SHU. My guy is in the SHU, a 24 month sentence and about to go to classification. As they have been giving guys indeterminates when their sentences are up we are just praying they won't do this with him. What I wanted to say was this info on how a problem that is small can become so exaggerated was so helpful to me. We recently have had such an occurrence. Everything got blown way out of proportion and this write up has helped me understand a bit what was going on. In 10 years of dealing with prisons this is the first that things between us got so out of proportion. All is straight now but again this post did help me to understand what or how this can happen. Thanks.
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Welcome to PTO and yes you posted just fine If we can answer any questions for you just jump right in, there are a number of us here with loved ones in the SHU. Love Barb
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Thanks for the warm welcome Barb. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Barb, as you know, I recently got a pen pal in Pelican Bay who has been there a good many years. I've never really known anyone in the SHU but after watching a show on A and E about SMU in Arizona, I started paying closer attention. Now I have more than one pen pal in these places and am looking for more. This has been very helpful.

I was especially attentive to the part about every little problem we might tell them about in our daily lives possibly becoming huge in their minds. I'll definitely remember that.

Oh, I was wondering if you can put any scent on letters. Not saturate them with perfume, but just any kind of light scent to bring them something of the free world.
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this post came up as a blank post after I edited that other one. I don't know how that happened.
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Hi, I don't think there would be a problem with a little scent on the letters. Love Barb
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Hi Lee and welcome, I have a loved one in the SHU as well.I hope you enjoy PTO and visit with us often.
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Toi I sometimes put a little perfume on the letters to my boyfriend who is in the SHU and he gets them with no problem.
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I'm really glad to hear that they get letters with a little "smell-good" on them. I'll be sure to send a variety as time goes by.
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Wow! What great articles Barb! Your son Richard is awesome in his writings.
It is a eye opener for me with my pen-pal being in PB SHU... I hate to say
this , but I must, I wonder what it would be like to take CO's, Police Officers
or any other officer, government offical, and stick them in the SHU so they
can see what it is really like. My first choice would be Edward Alamedia, former CDC director and every correctioanl officer,and police officer that has
wrongfully abused another human being. Screw placing co's and police officers
in prisons like CMC in San Luis Obispo County or in the Federal Prison Systems
like Lompoc, they are the ones that deserve to be locked up in a SHU, to
"break" them for their crimes.
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As far as lighting goes my man said he has a light switch and he can turn it on or off but there is a main (dimmer) light that stays on so the guards can see what is going on inside at all times.
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I hope all the new members with loved ones in the SHU will now have a little better idea of what life is like in there. Love Barb
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My Husband is in SHU.....The cells are clean but sometimes when the inmate is moved to another cell, it depends on the inmate before him.....usually they are dirty.
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This is an old thread but we are still here Please let us know if this thread has been of help to you. Love Barb
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Wow, very well written Kudos to your son!
Now tell me what can we do to try and get the policy/practice changed.
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Very informative Barb! I had read this post before, but hadn't commented on it until now. My friend is one of those "honorable" ones. He explained himself in a letter, "schooled" me down, as he puts it. I've read about the debriefing process on another website...interesting stuff! I thank Richard (and you Barb) for sharing with us what SHU life is like...which is nothing more than trying to dehumanize more inmates. Thanks for the read!
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Hey everyone..I hope all is well..funny story..my guy was getting his mail weeks late..then I called to check on him threw his counsler because I hadn't heard from him in awhile then all of a sudden we both started getting reg mail...the folks in the SHU are normally the more calmed down inmates..yet they continue to lock them away and throw away the key....this is just not fair..there human too..you know the info on him came in over a 5 year span...that's crazy
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