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 By Jack Simon    People    August 7, 2021

Erica Cuyugan Appointed as Interim SM Library Director

Erica Cuyugan has been appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Santa Monica Public Library, city officials announced today. She will start her temporary post on September 5. A 15-year veteran of...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    People    July 28, 2021

Santa Monica Library Director Patty Wong to Leave Post Sept. 4

By, Observer Staff Writer Patty Wong, Director of Santa Monica Public Library, announced on Wednesday that she will leave her post on September 4 to take on a similar role for the City of Santa...

 

Learn How to Foster a Child

(Los Angeles, CA) Children's Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide...

 

CIW Female Prisoner Reveals Her Surprising Secret: "I TITHE Too..."

"Yes, I Tithe. " Does it surprise you that this piece of SCUM in prison would tithe? I'm making it a regular part of my life. I say 'making' because it's a VERB. It takes repeated action. Lately, I...

 

We Won't Hurt You!

Prisoners to public critics: "YOU DON'T KNOW US!" I've got something to say... I'm a lifer, so this "early release'' thing does not apply to me. I've got something to say to all the BLIND...

 

From Prison I See The Bittersweet Blessings From Covid

Covid cost us so much and changed us forever! I never thought I'd see a real pandemic. I know most of you didn't either. The last world-changing event on this scale I believe was 9/11. This Covid-19,...

 

Touch Down! First Semester Of PRISON Business School Down!"

Hello everyone. I'm back. I'm feeling like a million bucks!! I'm now between semesters. During covid, I was so depressed at one point, I thought I'd drop out of my AA program!! So, I overcame that...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    People    May 28, 2021

Should a Wife Claim a Social Security Spousal Benefit Now or Wait Until Full Retirement Age to Collect her Own?

Ask Rusty – Should My Wife Wait Until Age 70 to Claim? Dear Rusty: I'm 74 and receiving my Social Security benefits. My wife is 68 and we are delaying her benefits until she's 70. But I read an...

 

Super Happy Prisoner On Purpose

I'm back! Back in SCHOOL! IN-PERSON. Daily. Also, DAILY, I go to in-person substance abuse treatment!! It's been over 3 weeks of prisoners INTEGRATION. For the first time in over a year, the prisoner...

 

A Pretty Girl In Prison: A Story Of Honey Attracting Flies

Look at me at age 20! Then now! I guess I still got it?? I keep attracting the wrong kind of men!! All they talk about is my picture! "THAT PICTURE!" they keep saying. I guess it's my fault for...

 
 By Rebecca Weber    People    May 17, 2021

Did You Know May is Military Appreciation Month?

Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 31 this year and, once again, it will be defined as the unofficial beginning of summer -- a time for raucous parties and barbecues and the opening of beaches,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    People    May 7, 2021

Special Delivery for Delivery Workers: Local Woman Makes Sure the FedEx and USPS Drivers Stay Hydrated and Happy

During the Covid-19 lockdown, at least one person noticed the increased workload on the delivery personnel, the drivers for Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and the post office. During the summer heat wave,...

 
 By Amber S. Jackson    People    May 5, 2021

Prison STALKER Encounter Leaves Amber Shaken

I'm in an earnest, sober state of mind. I've asked JPay.com to block 'D.B.' from the entire email platform and placed on the BLACKLIST!! I've put people on the list before, but this man is the...

 
 By Amber S. Jackson    People    May 3, 2021

Another Weirdo Encounter via Prison Email

Where are the all the decent, normal MEN at?? Anyway, so...here we go again. Another weirdo was been writing to me over the last couple of weeks and says he "KNEW" me before. Says we used to write eac...

 

12 Step Announcement

Next Month, MAY, 2021, I, Ms. Amber S. Jackson, am 6 years sober. I did it. In prison. You can do it too!! No MATTER where you are!! Do it one day at a time! Start with the first step. Then keep...

 

Prison INMATES Who Think They're Correctional Officers

Every unit in every prison and every jail, men's and women's, has one or two of these. A "DeputyNoBadge." An inmate who thinks they're ACTUALLY a correctional officer!! They're worse than any...

 

What Do Female Millionaires Do IN Prison? There are two categories of prison millionaires.....

I've seen and known a handful of MILLIONAIRES during my prison stay. They've generally fallen into 2 categories. First is the low-profile, yet well-to-do person who stays to themself and buys...

 

Remember Your Gift

I'm not typically in the business of asking strangers for help. But after the pain I've felt on covid lockdowns over the past year, I'll do anything to ensure I don't feel that feeling again. When...

 

A Woman Disguised Herself as a Man to Fight in the Revolutionary War: Private Deborah Sampson

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 16 -- There are those who would say that Private Deborah Sampson deserved the Medal of Honor, but she didn't sign up for that; she joined the Army to fight for her country and...

 

Overnight Conjugal Prison Visits for Married Couples: "He's 50, I'm 37, let's see what happens!"

I already told you I recently met my love, Monty. We plan to get married! Did you know California life prisoners are allowed to have overnight visits with a legally married spouse? So, let your...

 

Religion and Sunday Morning in Prison

Since I had my first job at age 17, I always prefer to have Sundays and Mondays as my days off from work. It's a calm day so far. No prison staff vexing the population. Most guards prefer to do their...

 

Only Two Mortalities from Covid-19 at California Institution for Women Prison

After the many, many covid infections, only one staff and one prisoner from CIW died. That's it. The one staff person's death was a nurse. We prisoners were locked in our rooms so staff could leave...

 

Prison Canteen Manager is the Devil

Our prison canteen manager is Spawn Of Satan!! No other way to put it. I pray for her as God commands me to do for all my emenies. She's nasty! She loves blocking prisoners from buying what they need...

 

Female Prisoner is Racing the Clock to Have a Baby

Stresses and pressures from all directions. Different prisoners have different worries. Mine have shifted over the years. Yet, relief of one is replaced by another immediately. As soon as we...

 

This Female Prisoner Finds Love While Locked Up

You have to step in a few frogs to meet your prince right? I have had my share of frogs but I did not let that harden my heart. I'm a firm believer that it takes meeting a few losers to truly recogniz...

 

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