Category: Samuel Hawkins

Inside Prison

West Complex Walla Walla; At lunch today we were served 1 Hot meal, and given 3 ‘Boat’ meals. In other words we were given 4 meals, three of them cold at one time. WSP Policy Operational Memorandum 240.100 section 5 state; “At least 3 meals 2 of them […]

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Prison Life

The days have been quiet, and the activities here are as normal as one could expect. There haven’t been any incidents that attracted the attention of the administration. There is a change occuring in the chain of command, midway through the ranks. The current Correctional Program Manager, CPM, […]

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Still On Lockdown

September 6 The lockdown continues. So does the confusion. This incident began a week ago in a seperate quadrant of the prison. That quadrant contains Norteno prisoners. D&E. When an incident there occurs, it is contained within those two units. The same goes for this quadrant, which contains […]

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Another Prison Lockdown

We are on lockdown again. This time something occured in D&E unit again. I have no information what it was, but due to the last situation that happened last weekend it is very possible that this is merely a continuation of those events. I have to consider whatever […]

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Lock Down

We’re back on lockdown again, just another episode in the adventures of the West Complex, where the routine that exists is on again off again, over and over again and again. The Superintendent walked by the tiers today, and I had an opportunity to speak with him. His […]

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Prison Lockdown

Here we are again, faced with another of these “LockDowns” that everyone that comes to Walla Walla’s West Complex is familiar with. Families and friends I’m sure have heard of the irrelevance of many of these quote “lockdowns”. As a prisoner,(and I have been such for the past […]

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Prison Issues

I am awaiting responses from the CPM, Correctional Program Manager, and the Superintendent, from letters that I wrote to both of them regarding the issues that we would like to see addressed. I do not know when, but the CPM did send me a message on the kiosk […]

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Prison

There was a meeting today with the Correctional Program Manager(CPM), in which the administration agreed to return the small/unit yard back to normal, so that the exercises are not dictated as to what prisoners can do. This is a major feat, which not only shows the power of […]

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Prison Life

The Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla, or as it is known now West Complex is experiencing one more in a continuos string of crisis. Two weeks ago there was an incident on the Small/Unit yard in G-Unit. This situation arose because of an indivdual failing to adhere to […]

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Welcome To Prison

We turned into a short driveway and the bus stopped. A gate opened allowing us to pull in between two fences and alongside one of the towers. The guards who had been sitting in front and in back of us got off the bus. They had to stow […]

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On The Way To Prison

The guards took their time as they loaded the bus, and signed off for nearly fifty prisoners. They had a routine that didn’t change much from week to week. There was a slow rumble as the engine started and this shook me out of my daydream. I heard […]

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Visiting In Prison

I was talking to a friend of mine this morning at work in the kitchen. I remembered that he had told me he had never had a visit from his mother since he came to prison. Why? Because she is an undocumented immigrant and is here ‘illegally’. I […]

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Prison Bus

While this is going on another guard is going through our personal belongings. He judisciously disposes of anything that does not fit his and D.O.C. policy. If you were unlucky enough to think you could make it through. What is allowe will be put under the bus to […]

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Prison Holding Cell

We departed the elevator only to be ordered into another much smaller holding cell. I was able to find a seat in the rush for limited bench space. Others next to me scooted closer to me as they made room for those that were attempting to sit down […]

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Holding Cell

I entered the holding cell on the tenth floor. There were already other prisoners in hee. They too were on their way to prison. This holding cell was filled with other anxiety filled men. Some like myself had never been to prison. While others had been on numerous […]

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Samuel Hawkins

This is my first attempt at writing for Stone City Blog. My name is Samuel Hawkins, 706212, and I have been incarcerated for 21+ years to date with a release date of 2019. My crime was Murder in the First Degree, which was a Drug Robbery, committed by […]

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