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Old 03-04-2005, 09:25 PM
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I have been accused of embezzlement from a previous employer, at a financial institue. I have not been charged yet, but will be soon. I have been more than cooperative with the FBI and now all I am waiting on is paperwork from the prosicutor to get to my attorney to sign a plea agreement. This has been going on for 6 months, and I am about to pull my hair out. I will probably be sent to Alderson, WV or possibly Lexington, KY. Does anyone know any details about these prisons? If so, please forward me information as I get prepared for this journey. I have two children 9 & 13 who are scared as well as my very supportive husband. Any info is appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:36 PM
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Hi and welcome to PTO. I am very, very sorry you and your family are going through this ordeal.

Although I don't know the specifics of your questions, we do have a section about federal prisons and several members who have spent time in them. Please feel free to post questions there.

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/for...ysprune=&f=186

(((HUGS))) to you and welcome to PTO. I really do hate that you're facing prison, but you've found a wonderfully supportive group here.
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InTrouble,

First of all I want to welcome you to the PTO Family.

I have probably said this many times on this board, where you are now is the scariest part of the journey, not knowing what is ahead of you, what you are dealing with.

I want you to know that many of us here have made that journey, to prison and back. We have all survived and with the support and strength of our loved ones we are now making a comeback.

Make your journey one minute at a time, don't think of what is coming, it will be here soon enough. Enjoy your time with your husband and children now.

What is ironic now that I am home from prison I wish I had followed my own advice before I went in.

Read the thread that Danielle has given you the link too, and if you have any specific questions please pm me, and I will forward them to a girl I am writing at Alderson now. You may also want to pm cjjack, she was at the camp at Alderson.

If you need to talk, please feel free to pm me.

Remember, one step at a time, stay strong,

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Old 03-05-2005, 01:59 PM
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I want to welcome you to PTO. It is a wonderful place full of kind, generous and knowledgeable people who will do their utmost to help and support you when they can.
FriscoLady gave you great advice (even if she didn't take it all herself)!
Meanwhile I hope you are given the shortest possible incarceration time.
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Old 03-05-2005, 05:22 PM
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Hi Introuble. I don't know if i can help at all but i also was charged with bank embezzlement . i Just had my sentencing the 24th of febuary. from the time the FBI was at my house till my sentencing was 11 months and it does drive you nuts all the waiting and unknowing but it will go faster than you want at times and slower at other times -I'm awaiting my letter to report to alderson. Good Luck to maybe we will meet on the inside. I also have a 19 year old son and have never been in trouble a day in my life. Hope everything goes well Kel.
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:11 PM
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Hello Introuble,

Patti has given you excellent advice. She did the same for me before I went to a Women's Federal Camp.
I truly think that one of the hardest things is the fear of the unknown.
When I went (june 2003) there was not this much information about women's camp. I didn't know if I was going to walk into somewhere where women were either going to beat me up or want to be my "girlfriend".
The one thing that I did not expect to happen and surprised me more than anything is that I met some truly wonderful women there. Women that I am proud to call my friend.
This may sound strange, but there are times that I miss it. Before anyone groans let me quickly say that I would never want to be back. I don't miss the place, the rules, the food, the pettiness. What I do miss is the intelligent, caring, compassionate women that I met. I miss the talks, the understandings, the hugs (by the way, those are a "no-no" in front of officers or staff), the laughter...yes, even there you can find something to laugh about. I have met women from all walks of life. Many of you have probably met some of those women and never knew it. There really is not a "type" of women that are there. They are Mothers, daughters, sisters, Grandmothers, aunts. They are women you see in the "real world" holding jobs at stores, business offices, sales reps...just everyday women that you deal with in everyday situations. The only difference is they made a mistake and are paying for it in many different ways.
Oh yeah guys, I am back online...can't you tell by all of my rambling?? :-) I finally have access to a computer again.
I just wanted to let you know that there are some positive things to your upcoming "adventure". Not worth the trade off you have to make in order to obtain them, but they are a consolation.
Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or if I can help in any way. I was in a camp in Ft. Worth, TX, but most are run pretty much the same way.
Toni
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:20 PM
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Hello Introuble,

Patti has given you excellent advice. She did the same for me before I went to a Women's Federal Camp.
I truly think that one of the hardest things is the fear of the unknown.
When I went (june 2003) there was not this much information about women's camp. I didn't know if I was going to walk into somewhere where women were either going to beat me up or want to be my "girlfriend".
The one thing that I did not expect to happen and surprised me more than anything is that I met some truly wonderful women there. Women that I am proud to call my friend.
This may sound strange, but there are times that I miss it. Before anyone groans let me quickly say that I would never want to be back. I don't miss the place, the rules, the food, the pettiness. What I do miss is the intelligent, caring, compassionate women that I met. I miss the talks, the understandings, the hugs (by the way, those are a "no-no" in front of officers or staff), the laughter...yes, even there you can find something to laugh about. I have met women from all walks of life. Many of you have probably met some of those women and never knew it. There really is not a "type" of women that are there. They are Mothers, daughters, sisters, Grandmothers, aunts. They are women you see in the "real world" holding jobs at stores, business offices, sales reps...just everyday women that you deal with in everyday situations. The only difference is they made a mistake and are paying for it in many different ways.
Oh yeah guys, I am back online...can't you tell by all of my rambling?? :-) I finally have access to a computer again.
I just wanted to let you know that there are some positive things to your upcoming "adventure". Not worth the trade off you have to make in order to obtain them, but they are a consolation.
Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or if I can help in any way. I was in a camp in Ft. Worth, TX, but most are run pretty much the same way.
Toni
Thank you for the information. You know, it is weird to say, but I am actually looking forward to meeting some really nice people. I was so scared at first, but after I have talked to many of you on PTO, It may not be all that bad. I know it is not going to be a bed of roses, but I can survive this. I do know that something good has to come out of this, I just cant see it yet.
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Don't forget take the address, one day at a time, one step at a time, be strong and remember we all love you here.

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Another thought-weren't they thinking about sending Martha Stewart to Alderson, but changed their minds are the last minute--health of her mother I think wasthe reason-but I could be wrong about that part.
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