Postcards From Prison


By Norma Jean Almodovar©

These are from a series of cartoons created by Norma Jean for her husband while she was incarcerated at the California Institute for Women. If you would like to download the pdf version- ready for printing as a booklet, click here.

This page revised February 2012

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The Ball and Chain-
my logo while in the "joint."

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According to the government's own statistics, 9 out of 10 inmates were in prison for drug related offenses. And, we were told, 9 out of 10 of us would be back in prison not long after we were paroled. With a recidivism rate that high, the State's rehabilitation program was obviously not very successful!
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My nightmare came true- just like so many other women who gained weight in prison, I gained nearly fifty pounds. And, because we had to drink water with lead in it, I started losing my hair! What a terrible deal for my husband to have his wife come home from prison fat and bald!

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The State of California (and presumably other states) receives money from the Federal Government for each bed that is occupied by an inmate with a drug related charge. Is it any wonder that the State has NO interest in preventing- through 'rehabilitation' -repeat visits?

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"Thanks, Ladies. That was lovely. Now get dressed! Yer under arrest fer prostitution!"
A vice cop takes advantage of his power by having sex with two ladies of the evening before he arrests them. Think it doesn't really happen? Think again!

Click here to see the many examples of cops extorting/ raping prostitutes;

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