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Drumheller Institution | Alberta

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

" Yuehua Jian , är tårarna strömmande ner igen .

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Monday, October 27, 2014

" Jag kan inte göra och kosta dig Yeah ! " Geng herre svarade .

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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Any information anybody has regarding Kenneth Schaer who was an inmate in Drumheller. He was found unresponsive in his cell on FEB 15 2014. They say it was a suicide.. but i know it wasn't. there are too many things that don't line up. If you have any information please contact me. Thank you
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Friday, July 18, 2014
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hello i hav a question my man was released from drum in june of last year and recently sent back. he was found by police at a residence where there was a bag of weed. he didnt get charged for it or anything else but they still sent him back. hes been out of there for over a year and only has till the end of oct for his parole. he followed all the rules and conditions was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. is he going to hav to be there till the end of oct or is there a chance he will get out sooner?
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good story enjoyed....
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Saturday, July 05, 2014
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I landed in Drum in 1969, My number was 370 which meant I was the 370th guy there , I hear now they give you a number that stays with you which ever pen you go to, I transfrered out of P.A. where my number was 2011, Back then you could get just about any trade you wanted, cooking,baking welding ,mechanics, auto body and lots more. I went into the mason shop cause I was interesting ,but I didn't bother getting a certificate as I was going to stick to crime for a living. Things were very slack as they usually are in any new prison, it takes a while for them to discover what rules need to be added.

There were no gangs and only the odd fight one on one. We were mostly young guys cause the town was leary of having a pen so close ,so the pr people claimed we were all young offenders,who were non violent. I remember Christmas time and some pussy fuckers were pasting cut ups of santas and stuff in the foyer ( were you first came into the unit) they had a christmas tree too. Any way I thought " wtf", were criminals ,suposed to be tough harden guys ( or so I liked to think) so as I was leaving the unit one night I noticed a big cardboard box of the left over paper from there cutouts, I lit a scrap of paper on fire and gave it a kick under the tree which was artificial. I went over to another unit and met my friend in the foyer , I told him to watch my unit and see them come out like rats leaving a sinking ship, we stood there for 3,or 4 minutes ,then till the door flew open and out they came ,smoke and all, I was laughing so hard I couldnt stand up. When I went back ,after the smoke had cleared ,I took one look at the tree ,it had all ahriveled up ,being made of plastic and I started laughing and said Whos been roasting marshmellows without telling me? the tree looked exactly like it had roated marshmellows all alonf the wires that once held the plastic needles. I couldnt beleive my ears ,several guys were saying they'd like to catch the guy responsible ,cause " we dont get much around here and when we do someone has to go and spoil it" WHAT ??? Here we were grown men, it seemed I was the only one who saw the humor in it. Oh yeah they made some kind of deal with the administration that if they cleaned all the smoke off the ceiling and walls they could have another tree, well they got one ,sadly I didnt get a chance to burn it down too.

I didnt bother writting for a parole cause I was sentanced before 1970 when some asshole thought up mandatory paroles, and I sure as hell wasnt going to get a job when I got out.

One time I got tossed in the hole for a week, it had air conditioning ,I didnt think there was such a thing as an airconditioned hole ,hah.

One day I decided to make a punch board which was a piece of 2x6 wood 6 inches x 6 inches square, I went to the sheet metal shop and drilled 110 holes in the board then rolled up pieces of paper with different prizes on them,most said sorry try again. I had lots of goodies in my cell cause I had a store ,I'd buy the guys canteen slips off them in advance and pay them n " bales of tobaco" ( we called a package of roll your own tobacco a bale. We got canteen every 2 weeks so the guys were glad to sell ther canteen and on canteen day I'd just get their whole canteen bag. Anyway back to my punch board, I made it so for one bale you got 2 trys, By that night I was up 30 bales , they thought the circus had come to the pen, I even rented it out to guys in other units and backed them with chocolate bars and chips,chezzies and bales of tobacco if need be. The guards were pretty good back then and Several times when I was out ,a guard would sell someone something from my store and when I got back they say so and so bought some stuff and the tobacco is on my bed. When I got a good supply of bales I'd sell them for cash,cause I didnt have much when I came in, just what I saved by never spending my canteen. I had a few hundred bucks I took out when I was released. I dont think there was a lot of drugs in there at that time , I wasnt interested in any, and never bothered to find any. I got a leather hobby so I could order glue that I could sell to the glue sniffers, but it didnt work cause once they were stoned theyd try to get more for free or try to get into the unit stoned , and draw to much heat , so I gave the whole ca to several sniffers so word got around I was out permanently. I didnt really like it in there , but I didnt hate it either, kinda just passing the time, I read a book in there , actually in PA and I put my name on it and took it to Drum, it changed my life, I still have it ,its a 1947 copy in hard cover of " Think and Grow rich" by Napoleon Hill. After reading it several times I fugured no need to go back to jail,just think things out ahead and always know what to do if your arrested or whatever , I mean make sure you arnt standing ther with the evidence in your hand etc. It worked better than I expected, I got out and was oon selling illegal stuff, Back then there were doctors you could go to every day ( I went twice at times ,using a different name and paying cash each time) One had his office in the grain exchange building in Calgary kidie corner to the palliser hotel. His name was Dr, Bushman ( spelt different , but it sounded that way) He was famous even during the second world war , old timers said they could get a shot of morphine any time they wanted. One thing led to another and soon I was selling everything from clothes to food, to hard stuff, My old lady was hooking ,back then street girls went for $25.00 . While I was at it I bought a 1956 Harley in pieces and built it over the winter, my old lady and I rode it to San Fransisco, coming back we got fighting and I kicked her off in Ogden Utah, with out a cent. I ran out of gas that night and pushed my bike to a service station which didnt open till morning. I gased up and at Dillon Montana passed my old lady hich hiking, I inored her ,and a few miles later ran into a rain strom that lasted all the wy to Calgary,I had an army jacket on and the bike had no front fender, the front wheel threw the water up into my face at anything over about 45 miles per hour.I was totally soaked ,it was a long long drive to Calgary. I met Marie when I got back and she was laughing at me cause she rode all the way back in a Kenworth, with the driver buying her everything.

Oh yeah I forgot this was suposed to be about Drumheller pen. I kinda got lost in my memories, I never went back to jail despite being asccused of selling speed ,heroin, perscription drugs ,safe cracking , pimping ,being a fence, robbery,and probably more stuff too. ( I of coarse never did any of that , they only accused me of it) .

I got tired of reading all the snivelling about life in the pen, for fuck sake if its so bad get a job.. Things sure have changed.

Oh my career ? I got tired of everything and reformed one of old ladies ,and got married , but she went back hooking cause she missed the excitment of the street. I started a legit business and retired in 1999.,and still have no record since 1970.

I have a licence for my handgun even.

Good luck guys

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Did time in the 70's in East Pens and shipped to Edmonton Max and Drum in the 80's.Got out in the 90's.Stay solid and life gets better.
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Friday, February 14, 2014
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I'm hoping somebody can answer my questions cause I have many of them.

Rumor has it (in last week) that any new prisoner coming from Edmonton remand will be going to Drumheller for their 60 to 90 day assessment and then they can request to transfer out to different facility. Does anybody know if there's truth behind this?

Also contact with them when they get transferred to federal prison, is it true they have to wait for their assessment (60-90days), To be over before they can contact us? Or Can they call us collect without money in their accounts because it takes about 30 days for their money to gets into their accounts.

How long do you have to wait to be approved for conjugal/family visits? Could someone give me a description of how the process goes and what the facility looks like where we will be staying?

Also has anyone figured out the cheapest way to make phone calls happen so doesn't cost an arm and a leg with long distance fees?

Thank you anyone or everyone who answers my questions. wrote on Friday, February 14, 2014

    One more question, do we have to wait for their assessment to be complete before we can have an in-house visit?
mikiesma wrote on Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Hi. first of all . someone is giving bad advice at Edmonton Remand. You can visit while they are in assessment but need to get a clerance first. Fill out visiting forms asap and mail them in. they say it could take 4 to 6 weeks. but usually just over 14 days. He will only be allowed booth visits until intake done. He must apply for open visits once intake done. It doesnt happen automatically. no one tells you nothing. I knew more on the outside than my family member.

He can have phonecalls once he has phone numbers

approved to call. His canteen takes awhile to transfer so landlines will be the quickest as he can call collect.
wrote on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    It costs about 0 cents a minute to call from Bowden to Edmonton. Not clear on the cost from Drumheller. Have been waiting forever to get approval for some family members. Be aware that the pen pac for Drumheller is a little different than the one on the website. Call and ask questions to the admission and discharge re the pen pac. Also contact visits and correspondence in regards to the visits and calls. For sure Drum is much different than Bowden. kinda sad but .... just the way it is..

wrote on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    oops meant 10 cents a minute
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A friend of ours just got sentenced to 26 months in drumheller,it's been 3 weeks and still haven't heard from him. His young 19 and his first time in any trouble. I'm scared for him with all the gangs and shit that goes on in there. Still not sure why he can't make any calls. Is there some sort of waiting period to get adjusted to being owned by the government ??? Not even sure how you put money in for him to make calls and don't really want to call and ask..
Mn wrote on Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Hi sorry to hear about your friends luck. my son is in there well be released in March. answer to your question it takes about a month before you well hear from him he well put a calling list together and someone well be calling you to confirm it . If you have a land line it well be easier for him other wise you have to send a money order or draft to Drumheller . They put it in his account and he can reach you . But contact Drumheller ask for information there pretty good always been pretty helpful for me .
wrote on Friday, January 31, 2014

    Thanks a bunch!!!
Laureen wrote on Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Still have not heard from him.. It's now been 50 since he was transferred from the remand to drumheller .
laureen wrote on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    finally the prison called, but said it would be 2 more weeks before he would be able to make calls. At least he is still alive .
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hello, my significant other has just been transferred to drumHeller. I'm trying to find the list for his care package, but I dont know where to go.

Any help?

Cn wrote on Saturday, January 25, 2014

    Hi did you manage to get the list from him yet

If you scroll down there is a partial list bellow

Also on the list other than clothes

Music cd's

Head phones

Stereo no more than a 100 watts

Rechargeable batteries

Old school game system with games

Small up to 14" TV

Flip flops for shower

Small Non pointed scissors


Toe nail clippers

Lots of socks

Magazines, books

Shaving kit

Up to 5 pairs of pants no button fly

Sweat shirts no hoodys

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