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SATURDAY 11-3-16

Last night I watched the state highschool football title game for 3A a local school from my hometown won Kamiakin (Kennewick,WA) beat O’Dea of Seattle.

Tonight I watched another highschool from my hometown Richland lose in the state title game for 4A to Camas, which is some town I don’t know where it’s at, I guess it’s by Mt. Saint Helens because that’s the name of the school district.

I didn’t watch any news today, I have been watching a little football, but mostly reading my new Russian books, it’s a hard language to learn, but I am getting it, fortunately for me there is a lot of Russian natives here that speak it and I am getting a feel for the accents, & how to pronounce the words correctly. Some of the words are so ridiculously long that it’s like a tongue twister.

Today I went to all 3 meals, which is rare, this is the first time that I have been lunch in probably like 2 months.

Breakfast was 1 butter brickle muffin, 1 scoop of butter, half pint of milk, 1 egg, cheese, fake turkey burrito, potatoes, and I think that’s it.

Lunch was tortilla, fake meat, soy, protein slushy thing, salsa, cheese, nasty lettuce, it was so gross, and an apple.

Dinner all I ate was the fake chicken fried steak, it’s all right though, it has more meat that the lunch thing.

I exercised as usual.

Thanks for your time, remember to praise God, thank God, & be grateful for all your blessings


MONDAY 11-5-16

This morning on the news channels I saw that there was an ongoing protest that resulted in a victory in Canon Ball, North Dakota. The Standing Rock Natives have been protesting an oil pipeline going through their Rez, & today the Army Corps of Engineers decided to block the pipeline from going through. Some people say the victory is shortlived because they think when Trump officially takes office will open it up.

Also they was talking about the final canidates for a few offices, they are saying that Ben Carson might be chosen for the Secretary of HUD (Housing & Urban Development).

Also today there was the first snow of the year, it was off & on all day, it snowed about 3 times today, but it all got washed away by the rain, it was so cold it was ridiculous.

I worked out from 9am to 10am, we was supposed to have gym from 8-10, but we got cut out an hour, I did lunges, calf raises, 10 minutes on the eliptical, 100 set of ab wheel, 100 set of crunches, 75 set of crunches and 25 set of crunches, hamstring, & I think that was it.

I went to all 3 meals today, which is rare, for breakfast we had the egg and cheese muffin, the hot cereal, half pint of milk, I gave mine away I am not really a milk drinker, ketchup and I had potatoes.

Lunch was a chicken patty sandwich with an apple & bite size bag of garden salsa chips.

Tonight it was too cold & rainy to go outside o I watched the Monday night game, The Colts beat the Jets 41-10 in Metlife stadium.

They finally stopped all the unit searches for now, they hit 2 full units, everything is back to normal now, we have been getting our yard, the cops had found some stuff from what I heard, so everyone else got rid of anything else just to be safe.


TUESDAY 11-6-16

Today the snow stopped, it started off rainy, then went to icy, then it dried up and got super cold. I went outside this afternoon to run a few miles at 2:30 because it wasn’t rainy. I sweated a lot, eventhough it was so cold, usually after a few minutes I warm right up, but that wind was blowing and I never completely warmed up.

For breakfast we had the bisquits and gravy, banana half pint of chocolate milk, and potatoes, we also was given our boats to eat at lunch because we were locked down for an hour while the staff does there twice a month safety muster.

In reality the safety muster meeting is a bunch of garbage, from what I heard from the c/o is that they don’t even really do anything, it’s just a formality, and a reason to lock us down for an hour I guess.

Dinner was spaghetti, I can’t eat that CI food, it makes my stomach hurt, besides that it tastes weird it has a weird sweet taste. So I gave it up for the garlic bread and the orange cracklin cookie, we also had a banana again.

A few days ago they brought a christmas tree to the unit, with some fake presents underneath, the wrapping is really nice I guess, just a few minutes ago they moved it to the middle of the dayroom. I don’t know what was wrong with it being at the front though.

Usually at this time of the year we have a door decorating contest and the winner with the best art on their door gets some cosmetic products, but this year it’s a little later than usual. Also they are having a special event in the visiting room later this month, they just put the applications up a few hours ago so my celly and myself are going to sign up, hopefully we’ll make it. From what I hear a lot of people go every year, it’s weird because I have been here almost 3 years and I never recall this event the past years.

When I was at Walla Walla Pen, (WSP) they never had no special events like this. So I guess that’s cool, but WSP is a whole different animal, there is a lot more crazy stuff going on at that place than there is here.

As far as prisons go, Stafford Creek is pretty lax, there ain’t as much violence here as there is in WSP, there at WSP, there is riots, fights, lock downs like every other day it seems like, not literally, but A LOT though. After awhile a person gets sick of it.

Anyway take care, everybody have a good day, thanks for the support and your time.


Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350

WEDNESDAY 11-30-16

Today was the last day to order commissary, I ordered 2 one pound bags of oatmeal, 1 one pound bag of sugar, and a powdered milk, and 2 bic razors to shave my head and mustache.

Tonight a cop was shot to death in Tacoma, WA, the other day at least 75 people died in a plane crash in Medellin, Colombia. The people were members of a professional Brazilian soccer team.

Also in Maine there is a SEVERE snowstorm, I didn’t pay much attention to what they named it though. I saw images of it on the weather channel though, it was terrible.

Today has been a little wet here in Aberdeen, the rain has been light, right now it’s not rainy, but since we ain’t getting yard, I guess it don’t matter, it sucks because I was supposed to go out and hang out with my friend whom I have known since about 2000. We used to talk and right letters when I was on the street, I used to talk to his wife, family, daughters, step son, mom, female friends, and he used to talk to my friends. Fortunately for him he is going home next year, and he has a lot of good family support out there.

I want to praise God for everything, for life, my talents, my skills, changing me from who I was, taking me away from drugs, alcohol, victimization, victimizing, abuse, crime, womanizing, ect…

Thank God for my family, friends, supporters, my girl, she is doing good in her school, and thanks to her for the last 12 years and for sticking with me through this tough time.

Thanks for your time


THURSDAY 12-1-16

Obviously today is the first day of December. I can’t believe that the year is almost over with, people would be suprised how fast time really passes in prison, especially if you keep busy.

Today has been a crazy day, first off at 7am G-Unit was searched, they stripped searched all the men over there one by one, took them all to the gym & searched every cell. DOC also brought in a training team of new recruits to show them how to do it all.

Because of all the searching and training, we didn’t get any yard today or gym, also the 3:45pm count was off, usually they start running mainline at 4:30pm or so right after count but today they did a recount and didn’t clear count till 6:30pm and started mainline at almost 7pm. It’s 7:25 and we still haven’t had dinner.

I been studying Russian all day, I learned the alphabet on 11-29, I can read it almost fluently now, I just have to get the dipthongs correct, sometimes it changes the way the endings of words are pronounced. So now I have 2 Russian teachers, and 1 Oxford dictionary, 1 picture dictionary & 1 book of sentences with CD’s.

Today for breakfast we had the egg, cheese, potato, & tortilla breakfast burrito with 2 hot sauce packets, half pint of milk, hot cereal, and all you can eat oranges. The Booth farms oranges are so nasty, they taste more like lemons than oranges, they are dry.

Breakfast and morning count was about 20-30 mins late because of the G-unit search.

I didn’t go to lunch, but it was chicken salad with tortilla.

Have a good day, thanks.

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350

SUNDAY 11-27-16

Today is Sunday, For breakfast we had the “boats” which is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a little lemon bran bar, a cup of fruit loops, and a butterbrickle cupcake.

Lunch I didn’t go to.

On Friday I think it was Fidel Castro died, also either Thursday or Friday Florence Henderson who was Ms. Brady on the Brady show died. There has been protests and celebrations all over the place about Castro dying, some people were happy, some were saddened. All over the tv they have been having shows about his life, about Cuba, about politics, communism, it’s been a media blitz.

Also today I watched some football, I watched the Seattle Seahawks get beat by Tampa Bay, also watched the Raiders game.

My sister made it home safely, I praise God fo that.

I worked out as usual, that was good, my stomach and bladder are finally getting healthier again, I also thank God for that, what a blessing, I am still having problems but not as much as before.

Thank God for life, family, friends, social medai and all my readers and supporters.


Monday 11-28-16

Today was a pretty tragic day in the Americas, this morning 10 people were shot on Bourbon street in New Orleans, last I heard 1 person had died. They say it was a shoot out between 2 people who had argued, which is terrible because the 2 people who were shooting didn’t even hit each other but 10 innocent victims.

Also in Columbus, Ohio, last I heard 7 people were shot on the campus of Ohio State, around the Watts Hall area, Ohio which has one of the biggest campuses in the USA with 60,000 or so people.

For breakfast we had the egg muffin sandwich, potatoes, which were good today, the weird hot cereal, and applesauce, with a half pint of Medosweet milk. I didn’t go to lunch. I didn’t eat dinner either. I cooked my own food.

I got a workout partner now, this guy has been seeing me workout, and he wants to see if he can loose weight, get stronger and get in shape so today was his first day working out, so we took it slow. I had already worked out in the gym this afternoon. At night we walked 5 laps, ran a mile which is 4 laps, did push ups, I did leg raises and crunches, he didn’t.

I just hope that he is able to stay committed and not fall off. For me it was hard at first but my body is used to it, so I am now addicted to working out.

The weather was dry, but really cold, it had rained earlier so the ground was wet, but it was all right, my celly wanted me to play basketball with him, but I had to work out with this guy.

I missed the Monday night football because I was outside for the whole time from 6pm to 8:45pm, but the Packers won.

See ya next time, take care

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350

THURSDAY 11-24-16

Today started off super rainy, windy and cold. Breakfast was one cup of Reece’s chocolate peanut butter cereal, one banana, one cheesecake, 3 fake turkey sausage links, 1 small but thick belgian waffle, 1 half pint each of Medosweet regular milk and chocolate milk, and potatoes. That was considered brunch so we didn’t have lunch, for dinner it was chocolate pudding cream cake, homemade dinner roll, 2 slices of turkey, yams, marshmallow fruit salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasoned corn and cranberry, all I ate was the cake and bread because I don’t like any of that other stuff.

We got cheated out of our gym tonight, I wanted to go work out, but since dinner took so long, we didn’t get to go, they was also supposed to have a bingo tournament but obviously that was cancelled to.

I got to talk to my family, except my brother was gone when I called, but I can always talk to him another day. I watched some football, I watched the Cowboys win, I did some typing and me and my celly stayed up all night as he was working on making his stuffed animal bears, and I typed.

We drink a coffee/sugar/tea mixture, ate some snacks and had top ramen mixed with rice for a late night snack. There wasn’t too much on tv so we just stayed up talking while we worked on our little projects.

thanks for your time have a good day


FRIDAY 11-25-16

I saw on the news that a person got killed last night at Wal Mart over a parking space, I also saw the other day that 5 kids died in a school bus accident in Chattanooga,TN on Monday I think it was.

Today last night me and my celly stayed up all night again, doing the same thing, he was making his stuffed animal bear, I was typing, drinking coffee, I went to work as usual, that was all right the cop that was working was laid back, she is new only have seen her a couple of times. I like it when the cops are laid back it makes my job smooth.

I played basketball twice today, once in the gym we played 5 on 5 I won 3 out of 4, then tonight me and my celly went outside and played 3 on 3 and we won all 4 games. Fortunately we came in early because it started pouring real bad the next hour, and everyone wanted to stay out, glad we didn’t.

I watched a lot of college football, today and tomorrow are rivalry days, U of Washington smoked Washington state in the Apple Cup, Boise got beat by Air Force, I don’t know how that happened, I also watched Nebraska get beat by Iowa, it was at the same time as the UW and WSU game so my celly had his tv on on game I had mine on the other.

I slept through breakfast and lunch, for dinner we had the fake pizza, hard bread tomato sauce, the chocolate brownie, jojo’s peas, and I think that was it. Somebody made some brownie, sugar, butter, oatmeal snack in the microwave, I added some oatmeal and the sugar so he gave me and my celly a piece, it was pretty good.

Other than that all that is left is work tonight.

thanks for your support, Praise to God

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350

The Prison Within

The Prison Within By: Stephen C. Olsen 10/13/49-05/08/93
Copyright December 21, 1989 Edited by: C.L.O.

Trapped inside these dark priosn walls, Unbelievable choas inhabits these halls. I’m not quite sure just what my crimes were, Perhaps lust, greed, or Euphoria’s lure. For twenty odd years I’ve been serving my time, A life without purpose, or reason, or rhyme. An existence of hatred confusion and pain, I created kindness, mercy and love with disdain. I trusted no person be they woman or man, for someone to care didn’t fit in my plan. When peopl are nice then you’d better beware, cause they’re out to get something by pretending to care. Beaten down by life’s problems which all seemed so great, I rejected compassion and relied upon hate. When the load got too heavy I looked not for hugs, but instead found solace in my booze, and my drugs. The prison I speak of is the life that I lead, and it’s governed by habits, by thoughts, and by deeds. My cell is a place hidden deep within me, From which it appeared I could never be free. Many had tried to lead me outside, but I would not follow for I had too much pride. I’d stick all my problems away on a shelf, for I was certain my habits I could beat by myself. When finally my burdens crushed me to the floor, a man walking by offered to unlock the door. “but first” then he added “you must give me the key, for only by sharing your load can I help you be free.” Before your release can hope to begin, you must open yourself and let someone else in. That old way of life for me is now gone, yet the urge to use drugs may sometimes come on. When it does I’ll reach out for the help of a friend, cause I know with that help I can survive in the end. So be it, N.A., a friend, or your wife, reach out for that help, and you may save your life! this poem was written by my father in 1989 I will include the foreword later….C.L.O.

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350

THURSDAY 11-17-16

I had diarhea the other day, and I haven’t taken a poop in days, other than that, I sent out my Andis clipper to be replacecd, I’ve had them for 3 and a half years, they have a 5 yer warranty.

I didn’t exercise today because my stomach has been messed up, also my bladder was trippin too it was hurt. Praise to God, I am strong enough to handle it.

I want to thank God & all the people who have helped me, all the people who have supported my website, all the people who have drawn pictures, wrote articles, & visited the site.

I also want to thank Steve, his wife & Stone City Blog.

God is the greatest.

For breakfast we had breakfast burritos, its a big tortilla, potatoes with eggs and cheese, half pint of milk, apple sauce and bananas.

Dinner was lasagna caserole, I didn’t eat it because my stomach was hurting, so I traded it for the chocolate chip cookies.

I didn’t work out because I wanted to let my stomach heal and I had typing to do

good night


Friday 11-18-16

Today is the day of Jumu’ah for the Muslims, it’s our day of worship, service & sermon. For breakfast we had the egg mcmuffin with the slice of turkey ham, potatoes, half a pint of medosweet milk, cereal, two sugar packets & butter. I didn’t go to lunch because usually it’s that nasty chili that makes my stomach hurt.

It started off rainy today, then the sun came out this afternoon, so I went outside, it turned out that the sun was out, but it was cold, freezing cold, the wind was blowing hard. So I played basketball for an hour, it was hard to play in that kind of cold, plus the ball was flat.

I did some typing, I got a letter from the Spokane Public Library responding to my request for information on non profit organizations, so that was cool. They gave me a list of resources, maybe I will try to ILL some of the books they referred me to.

For dinner we had chicken fried steak, well at least the prison version, I don’t know what it really is but it’s getting better than it used to be, it was really crispy, just how I like it, we also had this really good creamy thick white gravy, but today the gravy was to thick and kinda cold, also we had a breadstick, cooked carrots and raw carrots, I don’t know why they do cooked and raw carrots.

It’s a little after 8pm, we had gym from 7-8, so I didn’t have time to do much of a workout, I was on the treadmill the first 20 minutes, I would have gone longer but this dude that I associate with and who drew a pic for me wanted to get on so I cut my time short. I finished off the rest of the time doing push ups ab wheel, leg raises, back stretches, and this excercise where you get on all fours, kick your legs out behind you, then pull them to your stomach.

Other than that, I work as usual tonight at 11:50pm, hopefully tomorrow it won’t rain, and it’s not as cold so I can go out and run, I wanted to run after basketball, but it was too cold, my ears was frozen, my ear drums actually hurt, my nose and hands was frozen I am good. take care thanks for your time


SUNDAY 11-20-16

Today we had the breakfast “boats,” which is basically a meal not even big enough to satisfy a kid. We get 1 peanut butter packet, 1 jelly packet, which are the size of ketchup packets, 2 slices of bread, 1 butterbrickle muffin, 1 bran bar, which is basically just oatmeal, & one packet of generic fruit loops, with less than an ounce of powdered milk.

I didn’t go to lunch, so I am not sure what they had, I think it was the soy burger/vegetable protein they call a “brake pad.”

Dinner was pretty decent, it was the Denver omelet, potatoes, eggs, onions, peppers, 1 thick moist bisquit, I had 3 of them though, 1 half pint of Medosweet chocolate milk, a spoonful of fruit jelly preservtive, and an orange.

I went to the gym was on the treadmill for half an hour, then I finished the rest of the time doing side bends, leg raises, and the ab wheel. I didn’t go outside in the afternoon because it was rainy, then after yard was over it became nice. I wish it was nice earlier.

It was football Sunday, so of course I watched a lot of football, I watched the Seahawks beat the Eagles, then I watched the Redskins beat the Packers. They were both pretty good games, Russell Wilson the QB for the Seahawks even scored on a touchdown pass.

Other than that, not much going on, I am still having problems with bowel movements, I am going to sick call see if they can do something later this week.


MONDAY 11-21-16

I didn’t go to breakfast or lunch, tonight it’s chicken for dinner. I went to the gym at 2:pm and played some basketball. Today is a beautiful day, it rained a little earlier, then all afternoon it was bright and sunny.

Tonight the Houston Texans play the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City, most of the fans there are Raiders fans. They are playing in the Estadio Azteca stadium, built in 1966, originally it held 144,000 people, it’s one of the biggest in the world. There has been a lot of hype around this game all week.

On Friday, I watched Gonzaga beat Bryant College in NCAA basketball, it was a blow out Gonzaga won by 39 points.

Today there is nothing left to do except work out & go to work tonight, my sister is coming back home to visit my parents, so this week she is ordering my new JP player, also Mom is odering my food package. I am getting nothing but fish & coffee again. The fish is good for working out, plus it don’t taste too bad.

The weather channel says it’s going to be rainy all the way until at least Friday, thank God today was nice.

Praise to God for all of the blessings, I pray for forgiveness, I pray for my family, for all the believers, and for good health & to do the right thing. God has conferred so many blessings on me and my family, also my aunties who have supported me, I pray for them as well.

Life is too beautiful of a blessing to be wasted, to sit around idly and engage in the Devil’s evil games and trickery. No matter the circumstance, there is always the possibility of relief and it getting better. I was watching this show last night about this medical unit from the Air Force that tends to injured soldiers in Afghanistan, seeing the inujuries those people suffer gave me a new perspective on health and life.

I encourage everyone to do there best in whatever GOOD they do, to keep striving, keep working hard, keep motivated & worship God to the fullest.

Thank you your time and support


Tuesday 11-22-16

I hope everybody is having a good day. I am thankful to God that my sister made it home safely. There was some delays with the airline so they put the passengers in the hotel for the night and gave them $100 for inconvience, that is so cool, I didn’t know airlines did that. I guess there was a problem flying into Pasco from Seattle because the weather.

So today for breakfast we had: 1 bisquit, the bisquits might I add for the last few weeks have been twice as big as they was before they are fluffy, the fruit preserve jelly is also good now, we had gravy, 1 half pint of Medosweet chocolate milk, a banana, and potatoes.

I didn’t go to lunch as usual, so I don’t know what was for lunch. For dinner we had one of my favorites, the 10 in flour tortilla, the minced up mistery meat, we actually had real refried beans for the first time in months, I was able to eat them with no problems. The beans they had been giving us was supposed to be refried, but they was all gray and mushy, they made my stomach hurt bad. Also we had this really good spicy hot 1000 dressing, it wasn’t as good as usual today though, we had an apple, and a scoop of shredded cheese.

I want to relay to you a couple of quotes that I kept from about a year ago when I was in Mr. Randy Bales Men Stepping Up Class:

I make decisions, then the decisions make me

You’re free to choos, but you’re not free from the consequences of your choices.

Also once again I want to thank God for blessing my sister with a safe flight, and the extras she got for having to be on hold.

Today it was super rainy, so I didn’t go out and run, I need to start running in the rain, but most people don’t know just how rainy it gets here, it’s not normal rain, its crazy. So we had gym at 12:30pm so I went hit the stair stepper for 15 minutes to warm up, then I did ab wheel, leg raises, and push ups to finish out the hour. It wasn’t very long we got shorted because movement was late.

Tonight I am eating oatmeal for a snack, we get store tomorrow, I get to reap the benefits of my microscopic paycheck, but praise to God, it’s better than NOTHING.

take care, have a good day

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350


A woman’s worthis not gauged in what she does for you, what she gives you, or even in what you’re willing to do for her, or give her. No! A woman’s REAL worth or VALUE lies in 3 areas: 1) What she makes you believe you can do…I mean a good woman has the ability to make you rise to new levels because when she has faith in you, you believe you can do ANYTHING. 2) What she makes you want to do…because a good woman will make you want to dance in the rain, sing her a love song, & any number of things because when you have a good woman, you’ll want to do anything you can think of to show her you love her. But above all else, (if you’re any kind of REAL man) she’ll make you want to be a better man. You’ll want make her smile, you’ll want her to be proud of you, you’ll want to make her feel as amazing as she is. 3) And I believe this is the main one…her true value lies in what you as a REAL man should recognize as your REAL woman’s worth, you’ll feel as if you can’t live without her, and that with her by your side you make it through ANYTHING! (THIS I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE…THANK YOU JENNIFER LEIGH…YOU ARE A BLESSING FROM ABOVE) Ultimately a woman’s worth is found in the quality of her heart, her spirit, & her mind. I Thank God for Real women. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, C.L.O. YOU CAN REACH ME AT JPAY.COM.

Jonathan Gordon
DOC #793350