Category: Jesse Bailey

by Jesse Bailey

I have been sitting in my cell night after night thinking about blogging for several months. Not having the ability to have that voice to the outside world sucked. I was starting to feel like people wanted to here what I had to say. I was having that, […]

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HOLIDAY SEASON FUN

Every year our units have a door decorating contest. There are quite a few people who get into the sprit and decorate thier door. Afterwords a picture is taken with you infront of the door. I like the picture, so I usually put a few things up just […]

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DOG QUOTE

I heard this and really liked it. Made me think of when the dogs leave. I remember a comment I got asking how I feel about when my dog leaves. This is the perfect little saying. Don’t cry because its over… Smile because it happened… Jesse Bailey DOC […]

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INMATES DIE

Its has amazed me how many people die in prison. I have lived in H-3 unit at Stafford Creek now for 8 years. I have seen many people from this unit die. There has been quite a few people die at this facility. But at least 8 or […]

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OPEN – MINDED

Being – open minded can be really tough sometimes. Most of us are brought up in set beliefs and values and throughout our lives, tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same values and beliefs. It can be difficult when we’re faced with ideas that challenge […]

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HATERS

There are a few newer trainers in this program. What I mean by that is they have only had 1 or 2 dogs so far. This specific trainer I am talking about is one of them. This is his second session in FreedomTails. He has had one prior […]

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MORE DOGS COME IN

On my way home from work today. I was walking down the breezeway back to the unit and I noticed that one of the dog handlers had a dog I hadn’t seen before. First thing that went through my mind was, “hooray more dogs came in”. Then I […]

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LOSS OF A DOG

I was inspired to write about this from a comment I received the other day. It really made me think about how I feel about all these animals. And I’ve had a lot of dogs since joining FreedomTails dog program. When dogs are adopted and go to their […]

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DOGGY PLAY TIME

I am having the coolest time right now. I have two of the smartest coolest dogs in my cell playing with each other. I wouldn’t have thought in a million years way back in 2004 when I went to prison that I would be enjoying myself watching to […]

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IGNORANCE CAN HURT

This is another story of my life that had me just rolling with laughter that my sides felt like thy were going to explode and my face was cramped from smiling so much. It all started when I was talking to a old friend from when I was […]

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LOST CHRSTMAS CARD

I received a sweet Christmas card in the mail this year from someone I didn’t know named Frankie. I was excited and touched when I received it. I don’t get much mail in here let alone Holiday cards. I tried to send a Christmas card back to the […]

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THIS DOG IS SMART

I have had Willy now for 8 days. Steve and I started off with the normal basic commands we teach our dogs. They are: Heel Sit Stay Come Down Leave-it ( just like “NO” ) Matt Normally this takes a few weeks to get all of these down. […]

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COOL LOOSERS

I went down to use the bathroom a second ago and overheard a conversation between a couple of people who I call, “cool – losers”. I don’t know what they were jabbering about. It was all just static noise to me. But then I took notice of who […]

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PRESENTS FOR THE KIDS

MONDAY DECEMBER 12th I have a wonderful idea. I’m going to buy a “holiday pack” and send it to my 6 year old niece for Christmas. A ” holiday pack” is a special fund raising item that the prison sells once a year in December. The “holiday packs” […]

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FEELING GOOD

I called home to say Merry Christmas to mom and dad and got more than I was expecting. When I mom answered the phone I told her Merry Christmas and were just talking for a few minutes before someone else wanted to say hi. I thought that was […]

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TRAINING WITH WILLY

I have been out several times training with Willy and he is just absorbing it all like a sponge. I have been working on HEEL. I make him heel when we walk. I make him heel going up and down the stairs. Everytime he’s out of the heel […]

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DOG AT MY FEET

This is so cool that I have a dog again. It feels so good to see Willy laying at the foot of my bunk on his mat. Just looking at him sleeping, it puts a warm feeling in my soul. I look at the crate in he corner […]

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NEW DOG

I was called down to master control today to pick up my new dog. I had a hard time controlling my excitement when I was told to go get him. Another doghandler and myself went together. We each had one waiting for us. His was a 2 yr […]

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SHACK CITY (part 2)

These shacks are a good idea however I believe it wasn’t quite thought all the way through. The shacks are 8×8 and 9 feet tall. They are made out of aluminium. All the framework is aluminium except for the 4 bunks and the door. Those are both made […]

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SHACK CITY

I don’t know if you have been watching the news about the homeless problem in Seattle or not. But its been a big problem in our city. Just recently Seattle has tryed fixing the problem. In downtown Seattle they have rounded up a lot of the homeless from […]

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SHAKEDOWN (aftermath)

Its 5:30pm and we have been in the gym all day. It looks like a refugee camp with people sleeping on benches and curled up in the corners. There are even people sitting in the hallway that leads to the weight deck and bathroom. Probably because its quieter […]

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UPGRADING CI

At the end of the Factory there is a area that CI power coats all the metal products that gets made there. Right now CI is upgrading some of the power coating system. If you don’t know what that is that is, thats OK, I’ll explain it a […]

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LOOKING FOR YOUR FEEDBACK

I have been writing quite a lot of blogs and would like some feedback from people out there about what they liked and didn’t like and also what you’d like to hear more about. I know I haven’t been doing this for very long but I really enjoy […]

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SHAKEDOWN (the drug raid)

It was Thursday morning at 7:10 am just after count. No one is up just quite yet. And BAM! The SERT team comes in 30+ deep. Riot gear on, sheilds at the ready, pepper spray cans in hand and the drug dog teams right behind them. They were […]

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