Wednesday, February 06, 2008


He will be 46 years old soon. This birthday, as have many others, will be spent behind bars. He is currently a guest of the county, awaiting trial for his most recent caper. The ndictment handed down in December reads:

Burglary, theft, battery, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a defaced firearm, unlawful possession of firearm with FOID card, resisting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

The weapon is a new twist to his repertoire.

When If convicted, my brother will likely serve 7.5 of a 15 year sentence.

It’s the same old song.


  1. Sounds like you've come to peace with the poor decisions he's made. I'm glad you're not bearing any guilt because of this.

  2. Do you miss him? I've never had anyone in my family go to prison. I imagine that has to eat at your soul a bit, yes?

  3. I can relate to this. I can't keep track of which federal facility he is in he gets moved around so much. I keep wondering what it is he is doing to get moved like he is. It is killing my grandmother...she wants to see him one more time before she dies.

  4. Do I miss him? No. What I miss is the idea, the lost potential and the hope of him. What I miss is what he should have been/should be for his kids :(

  5. so sad.
    Glad you are you!

  6. Sigh - Although none of my sibs are in jail (yet)... I feel your pain of wishing you could see what their lives could have been if they hadn't screwed up so bad :(

  7. Sounds like my Uncle. It breaks my heart to see how it hurts my grandmother.

    I'm sorry you missed out on having a brother.

  8. Some people just get lost, don't they. You have my sympathies.

  9. i hear what you say about missing the idea if what he could be, the potential of his life, and what is lost.
    it's like having to go through a form of a grieving process...


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