My family was my conduit to the real world. No, in Texas prison I did not have internet access. I could not check my email or post a thought. I would write my snail mail to a family member who posted for me. It was a very manual process and took a week or 10 days to post. When I was situated in TDC, my family members could communicate by email (JPay) but inmates cannot reply by email. They need to use regular mail and hand write their letters.
Being able to get your comments and responses back was really encouraging. I helped me feel connected, and like more than a number and a statistic. Please comment, and share. I still really enjoy hearing from y’all.