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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Mississippi Summer Package Program

Here we are again. We've cycled back around, the days are longer, it's hotter outside, and if you're in Mississippi you know that it can feel like you're trying to breathe through a wet dishrag. Of course, most everyone has dishwashers these days, but you get the idea. Prisoners in Mississippi look forward to this time of year, though. Why? Because it's time to order the Summer Package.

Ever since I first became eligible, my family has pitched in to make sure I receive a package. I usually order things like corn chips, nut and yogurt trail mix, Tang, hot cocoa mix and other things that will last awhile. And yes, I said hot cocoa mix. Did you know that you can sanitize a commode with Tang? In prison everything serves multiple purposes. Not to be confused with multiple porpoises. (see So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish) I want to thank Memaw, Aunt Deb, and Granny for making it possible to get a package.

I have some good memories from receiving packages. You know those big packages of chewy chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, I sat down and ate an entire package of them and drank a couple of strong cups of coffee. It's not often that I feel full, but I couldn't eat anything else that day. And one hot summer when we were still at Unit 32, they were giving us 32 ounces of ice three times a day. I had just received my summer pack and mixed up a strong cup of Tang. I'd not drank any Tang in years. I stirred the Tang and added ice, letting it melt as I did so. When it was just right I took that first swallow... I swear I felt it travel all the way to my stomach. After a moment it seemed as if I felt it course through the rest of my body and a sense of wellbeing came over me. I'll never forget that.

Don't underestimate what you're doing for a prisoner when you order a package for them. Ordering begins on May 12, 2014. The last day to place orders via phone and web is June 23. Orders placed via mail must be postmarked by June 16 and must be received by June 23. Packages can't exceed $100 per prisoner, and there is a $3.95 processing fee for all orders. Access Securepak® is required by Mississippi to collect 7% sales tax on every order, including the processing fee.

Ways to order:

Ways to check your order:

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Trish Jolly at the Pearl, MS Office at: 1-877-420-1576 or 601-420-4100

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Steven Farris is a prisoner who has been incarcerated since a month after his 16th birthday in 1998. Currently serving a life sentence without the possibility for parole, he is seeking to educate the public about the true nature of prison and the widespread and negative effects of the prison industrial complex. Steven has worked with both the National Prison Project of the ACLU, as well as the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in furthering this effort.

You can contact him directly at:
Steven Farris #R5580
P.O. Box 1889
Woodville, MS 39669-1889

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