The Correctional Department's Captain Raphael Collazzo was suspended without pay for ten days after being caught on a security camera kibitzing for 45 minutes with Lil Wayne in a Rikers cell. (Right now Wayne is supposed to be in solitary confinement — known colloquially as the Bing — for possession of a contraband MP3 player). For the record, this is the second corrections officer to be reprimanded for… Continue
By now I’m guessing that you all have heard about my recent relocation to the bing, which is punitive segregation. Basically, no T.V., no radio, no snacks/junkfood, and one phone call a week. This punishment has been handed to me for my earlier MP3 incident. I admit, I fu#ked up and now I must deal with the consequences. As I write this, I only have 25 days left, and it’ll be even less than that when you… Continue
Time is ticking and I’m counting every second. Because of my new limitations, this unfortunately has to be my last letter. I don’t think people truly understand how much their thoughts and well wishes have helped me through this time in my life. Not everyone is as
lucky as I am and it humbles me daily. You would be amazed what
What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days?
My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There’s still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of…