T-Roe has been told that he will go before the board that decides if he is qualified for the Transitional Work Program (formerly Work Release), one that allows inmates of excellent rapport to work outside prison confines. The income that an inmate earns while in the Work Release program is saved (minus expenses) until he/she completes his/her sentence. Once the sentence is fully served, the inmate then has a nest egg to begin life again. Not only is the income helpful, but the re-initiation into a working society can help prepare a person for the demands of holding down a job, building constructive relationships, etc.
Since the last post, T-Roe and I have continued to keep in touch via a new email service provider for the prison system. I have been applying to numerous open calls, researching graduate schools, and continuing to learn Portuguese.