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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Girl in waiting

Hi, my man in drum, got there about a month ago. Got a house phone and was approved within 2 weeks but he called every couple days from po office anyways. Now still waiting on cell approval and visits. How long does that take? Just regular visits. I'm so nervous about the whole process. What are the hours for visiting in drum? Man says you come and then can leave and come back on afternoon again but can't find anything online about it. My man seems to be fine, did 6 years in bc before so knows the "culture" I guess and is making all the right moves to not get into trouble and get out as soon as he can. It's hard though since no one I know can relate to me.
wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Hi hun, it took a month before he could phone. Longest month ever.

visits took 2 months for us. I think the hours are 8:30-11:30 then 12:30-3. You go away for lunch then come back.
Girl in waiting wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    So how does that work though? You just sit at a table for those hours?
wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    And thanx ;)
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Monday, March 30, 2015

I was in drum for 26 months and it was pretty good for the most part. I mean if you got a short bit just do your time and mind your own. I played golf and worked out got inked and played tiger Woods lol but if you are young and you end up there you are either going to grow up fast or wake up in medical for real and listen to the lifers they got good advice cause they already fucked up as bad as they can . You don't gotta click up either just don't be a bitch ,a rat or a squid and you're fine . If not check in and they will send you to the skin bin where you belong.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

To all the women wondering about drum .. My husband is in for the second time so I'll give you some tips I've learned. Do not be afraid to visit it's not that bad you are in a visiting room there are even toys for kids etc. most of the guards are nice but there are 2 who are complete pricks and literally treat you like garbage it's just a way for you to get mad so be sure to keep composed. I tested positive well right under the thresh hold of htc .. Which is surprising considering I don't do drugs nor am I around anyone who does. On this day 2 ladies before tested positive before .. So they don't wipe down the ion machine before the next person and did I mention the 2 ladies were moms of inmates 50+ they were to impressed with testing 'positive'. Drum is not that bad just don't go pissing anyone off .. Generally if your younger like 19 they usually leave you alone. It takes about a month for them to call you and it is faster to have a land line so they can call collect. So by a month and half they should call given they submitted their numbers in. Pfv visits take 6 months + to be approved. When I knew my hubby was going in I sent all the forms when he got transferred from remand. You can find all these forms on the corrections Canada website even the pen package list. Please note this list has changed your better off waiting for him to send you the list and his package cannot be worth more than $1000 so be sure you put a return label on that package or who knows where his stuff that is not accepted ends up! Just be supportive and positive of them and visit it helps 100%. Hope this helps
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Unheard Voice for Inmates

Horrific Healthcare at it's best

Inmates in prisons across Canada do NOT receive proper psychiatric help while incarcerated! Some believe all these men/women do not deserve their human rights but this is NOT true!! If we helped more psychiatric patients while incarcerated crime would inevitably lower.....statistics PROVE this yet it is still ignored in many areas of the corrections system! Please bring light to injustices done to fellow Canadians who are STILL human regardless of their pasts and deserve a chance to brighten their future. This is dedicated to all people who are forced to deal with this injustice as I post this and their rehabilitation being hindered!!!!!! Please help me bring attention to this matter!!!! Drumheller Institution WAKE UP!!! Enough suicides YET!!!!
wrote on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    I completely agree with you! My brother hung himself in his cell there one year ago. The reason he went in there was due to committing a crime when he was off his medication. They should have made him a priority to get him stabilized instead of just leaving him for dead! He had a child that will now have to grow up without a father. Things didn't have to end this way for him. Ultimitely, it was his choice, but his choice would likely been different if he was given proper medical care!
wrote on Monday, April 06, 2015

    I cannot believe the stories I have been hearing since my Fiance went to Drum in January. Is there no media coverage that can look into this?? One of the first phone calls I had to tell him his sister passed away and he asked to see a councillor. They sent him to the doctor who spent less than 5 min with him. This is not his first stint in the prison system but he says he cannot believe how bad the inmates are treated in there. There has been no less than 5 OD's in the 4 months hes been there. Where do we turn?? This has to be stopped.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

What kind of rules are there for the inmates that live in the houses & wrk in town?
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My first visit to drum they put me through the process and did the ion scan. It came up positive for drugs. I think it was a set up. I have talked to a few people and they said their first visits same thing happened. Do you think they do that on purpose to scare you straight? There is really no reason I should have had traces of drugs on me because I washed up before entering and I don't do drugs and people dont do drugs around me either.
wrote on Sunday, February 01, 2015

    it is one crazy scan process. All i can say it is really stupid system. Ensure you wear freshly laundered clothes. Turn your pockets out before washing. Monsy carries so much drugs on it , you would be surprised. I like to go on a Friday sat so i get two days in. Stay the night somewhere. Have a shower in am. Once you get the routine it should be ok. Dont wear any jewelery especially rings. When you handle money it gets into your rings. Make sure to keep your licence clean. Once they pulled a fast one and asked to scan my licence which i had amongst my money. Yes it tested positive.for traces of cocaine. I would wear flip flpos as i could wash them down. i sopke to some that had sets of clothes designated for visits. I had bought a pr of glasses on ebay and they came back with herion smh !!!
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lol. I spent time with guys that loved that place. Said it was soft. But never been there. All I know it can't Com pare to the joints in ontario. Pure he'll holes just like anywhere if you are not one of the "boys" then you could have a hard time. Lol. It's the Pen. In millhaven. Max I tuned up a striker for the HA in the yard right in front of the whole joint. He was a heavy trying to work his way up. I put a stop to that. So for me I never had a real prob my when sentence. It was very hard to stay away from the drugs a d the gangsters. But the real gangster does his own time And the real gangster understands when the game is over. I understand the women on here sad they have not heard from their sons or man in weeks. But how many times did he not contact you when he was on the street. Something to ponder. Good luck.
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Drumheller. C-10. Unit 11. 2002-2006. This is Nif. Solid as granite. Learned how to tattoo by Eddie Nelson (Yank). Some of the best moments of my life. We had a heavy crew. Anything we wanted we had. Big "T" running the show, chubs, our phillipino chef Chris, lil Vu. Poker nights getting the fishy kids in so much debt, they end up cleaning the range, waxing our floor while we would be kickin it smoking oil, playing bridge while the squids are actually working. We had it good. Super bowl, Janet Jacksons nipple!! Hahahah we had it. Shit would never be the same again. I reminisce, with a smile.
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Hur många gånger sent på natten stönande , bryta för djupt , skrika , som om att riva det var öde i livet .

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

 Oktober det indiska sommaren , solen skiner på banan runt grönska , och få människor att känna sig bekväma .

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