1978 July – 1978 Aug. 28
South Walpole (Mass.) - July 1978, Parky recalls an old memory of going with Charlie Perry and finding children abandoned in a filthy house after their mother was dragged away for prostitution and describes a shakedown in Walpole. August 28, he thanks Gloria for being herself, enjoyed their visit and if she does contact Lynette to tell her that Eddie Dias died in a car accident.
1978 July 2
South Walpole (Mass.) - Could go to Norfolk, but does not "want to leave behind oppressed comrades... To me there are a lot of sell-outs down norfolk." Walpole is currently in 24 hour lockdown after rule changes limiting outdoor access for "runners," which Grace believes came from black and white prisoners getting together to practice martial arts. Frustration with Featherstone. "Hey, you call... more
1978 July 24
South Walpole (Mass.) - Has been working to transfer out of Walpole to anywhere else, but the board recommends only Norfolk. Has been sent to maximum after guards found a shank hidden behind his wall locker. Work with young people through Big Brothers and Association for Reduction of Violence (ARV).: plans to continue to work with youth and hopes to get involved with youth from New Bedford. Do... more
1978 July 9
South Walpole (Mass.) - Heard the head of the guards union at Walpole on the radio complaining they needed more pay and personnel: "listening to that two bit punk got my jaws tight. He'd like people to believe that guards are getting their asses kicked and killed in these hell holes..." White prisoner found dead in his cell: "So who strangled Artie Morrow? a ghost! Artie was once a muslim. He ... more