April 1, 2020

* I am pleased to announce that Freddy, the puppy I raised for Canine Companions for Independence, passed his initial service dog tests with flying colors. His report card did mention that he sometimes whines when life isn’t going his way. That hasn’t changed from his first night with me. I do miss that boy. He’s a very special dog.

* I’ve had several people mention to me that they now understand what home confinement is like. Thankfully they really don’t. But if martial law is instituted requiring everyone to stay home without specific permission to leave, they’ll be close.

* The first inmate in federal custody has died of the coronavirus at the prison camp in Oakdale, Louisiana. I can’t think of a worse place to be in a pandemic than at a federal prison camp. All prisons are overcrowded, but none more than camps which have the lowest security level. Bastrop Federal Satellite Camp housed twice as many inmates as it was designed to hold. It was ill-equipped and staffed to handle even rou...

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