Keeping Up

I'm going to make a good "college try" at posting more updates here.  So here are a couple updates!

Colt has moved into the Plus Unit at Wabash and is doing very well.  The Plus Unit is a unit you have to apply to get into, so it's a much more positive place than a lot of the cell houses at Wabash.  They have more freedom of movement and there's a quilting program that lets them learn to use industrial sewing machines to make quilts.  Pretty cool!

Just this last Monday, Miles was moved from his unit into the Plus Program which was a tremendous relief for him.  His previous unit was pretty chaotic at times.  To top it off, he and Colt are now cellmates, and in a place where friendly, familiar faces are few and far between, that's a real relief for both of them.

Yes, it's a difficult subject...

...but it will do none of us a bit of good if we solely wallow in the morose aspects of the issue all of the time. These are human beings, and while we're all capable of our sombre moments, we can enjoy some levity, too.

I like the image below, taken while we were setting up for an interview with Colt, goofing around a bit before the cameras started to roll. It's important to realize that, despite what you read in the papers, these kids are not monsters.

With Colt...

With Colt...