7 October 1997
For background on Jim Bell see: http://jya.com/jimbell4.htm
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 03:10:46 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Books for Jim Bell John, I had another couple of phone calls from Jim this week. The info I gleaned is below. I wanted to let the list know that he was interested in receiving reading material, and realized they might have further inquiries regarding his condition. So I thought you might just want to add this to your web site. --------------------------- . his sentencing is scheduled for early November . he has not talked to his appointed lawyer in 2 weeks, as the lawyer has been on vacation and is expected to be out for 2 more weeks. . a 12-month sentence is expected, of which he has already served 6 months . speculates that the remainder of his sentence could be spent in a half-way house or home confinement. . accountants/lawyers are working on a possible arrangement for him to pay back what the IRS is claiming he owes; expects he would then be making payments for a number of years . he decided to go on Prozac, and has been taking it for about 2 weeks . he is in a cell by himself, as he still has some staph infection . his meals are brought to him, so he doesn't go to a cafeteria, he isn't doing any prison-type work, he doesn't have access to a library, so he spends most of his time in his cell. Said he reads about a book a day, when his mother sends them. Said if anyone is interested in sending books, which he would much appreciate, that he would prefer technical subjects (electronics, circuit design). They should be addressed to his attention at the following address, where he will be located for at least another 4 months, and should have "Books" written on the outside of the mailer to identify its contents: Kitsap County Corrections Center 614 Division Street, MS33 Port Orchard, WA 98366-4697 . said he has been harboring a lot of anger within him for a number of years which fueled his protests and actions in the past, but during the time he has had to think about things (and the Prozac) he is feeling better about life and will be seeking counseling in the near future, to discuss his outlook. . when he gets out he will keep himself busy, not continue to focus on the problems of the past; he will not be making any big (or little) splashes about his experience, and will not be involving himself politically or participating in public list discussions for a long time.