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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Folks met up at La Plazita Institute in the South Valley and split into groups to offer narratives about New Mexico’s prison system.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Don’t Hate the Player

Radio project reaches out to inmates and their families, breaking the silence around America’s prisons

The Thousand Kites project reaches out to inmates and their loved ones, breaking the silence around America’s massive prison system. The project’s founder visited Albuquerque to collect narratives, and the Alibi was on hand to catch stories about local lockup.

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    One man deals with unemployment

    In an attempt to rein in expenses after the unfortunate loss of my job, (I believe it was captured by hack pirates in choppy waters off of the Rio Abajo.) I switched medications.

    The pill I usually take to fend off unpleasant thoughts regarding the amount of perceived bodily fluids in my Hot Pockets doesn’t work well anyway and costs $120 a bottle without insurance.

    My sanity is not worth that much, so I began dating the older sister of my usual pill, a bargain at four dollars a bottle. The new pill made me feel both tired and nervous, two unpleasant sensations now available at the same time.

    I tried cutting the pills in half and now seem to be half as nervous and 63 percent less tired (this amount of self analysis is exhausting, by the way.) The only problem: being too tired to think did prevent any invasive thoughts about theoretical fluids being present in frozen foods or condiments. That’s back. Yay.

    If only I could start smoking again. I never had any of these problems when I sucked down 33 Marlboros a day. My clothes had holes burned all over them and there was that pesky lesion in the back of my throat, but no fluids.
    Smoking is not an option, however. At seven dollars per pack, two packs a day, I would have to resort to petty theft to get my smoke on. This would undoubtedly lead to prison, where they would give me the generic sister of my crazy pills. The net result would be the same except the fluids in the food would be quite real.

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    Prison Bikini Beach Bod

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    Besides your weird uncle Sharkie, it looks like the latest thing to come out of prison the nation’s newest fitness craze is—workouts developed and used by inmates to buff up while they were locked down. And the best part? It’s practically free. You don’t need a gym membership, fancy machines or even basic weights. The workouts are based on calisthenics such as push-ups, pull-ups and squats. According to Paul Wade, author of Convict Conditioning and former inmate at San Quentin State Prison, “You just need your body and your mind.” And in yet another twist of irony, these techniques developed by some of the nation’s most hardened criminals are being used to train some of the nation’s finest servicemen. Wade, for example, has trained both Navy Seals and Marines. He describes the workouts as “primitive, brutal, painful and incredibly rewarding.” Visit www.builtbehindbars.com for a free workout program or www.HoodWorkout.com to view videos of impressive regimens posted by prison workout enthusiasts.

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