Marijuana Lifer Craig Cesal on how he’s dealing with the tragic death of his 23 year old son, Curtis.
The inmates have been the angels. Of the 1,100 prisoners here, well over 100 have approached me, expressed their condolences, and offered any assistance.
A Mexican guy, though broken English, told me how, in 1996, his 16-year old daughter died of cancer. He mentioned he had great insurance, and the San Antonio hospital managed to use chemo to finally kill the cancer. But, they also killed her resistance, and she died of a simple infection. He couldn’t tell me without tears. He taught me a lot.
Another prisoner’s seven year old fell out of the crib and broke his neck. Same thing, he couldn’t tell me through dry eyes.
These people reached out to me, well beyond the obvious call of duty. These are the real people, and it’s obvious who the real criminals are. The inmates have the heart, and the conscience.
I will get better, and I’ll be patient. But right now I still feel as though I’m under water, unable to get to the surface.