Follow the thoughts and experiences of Jessica Robinson as she journeys through the Arizona prison system.

"Please don't drink and drive,
it changed my life and
took the life of another."
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Jessica L Robinson
ADC # 256178
San Carlos B-2-30
ASPC Perryville
PO Box 3700
Goodyear, AZ  85395

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Prison Spades and Battleship
Another great visit on Saturday! Jessica taught us how to play prison spades. We were very proud that she didn’t really remember exactly how!!! :) That means she is not sitting around playing cards all day, since that is the only card game they usually play on the yard. She said that usually her and her cell mate will play UNO or Battleship! LOL

The highlight of the visit was….the vending machine GOD had a veggie and cheese cube tray on his truck! I prepaid him and waited for him to return with the goods and when I took them out to Jessica she was VERY excited. These were the first “real” vegetables she has had in 7 months. It was fun to watch her enjoy them!

A funny story from Friday… when she is at work and they have the eleven o’clock count (meaning the yard is locked down and every inmate in the entire state of Arizona is counted), if someone is missing, then the inmates stay locked down until a correct count is completed. Well, Jessica was not on her work count list (not her fault) and she was MIA as far as the guards were concerned. She was at work, making her calls and the next thing she knew there were guards at her work screaming out her ADC number and her name….she thought oh my god what did they find in my cell, (she knew she had nothing) but still it scared her to death. They yelled they forgot to put you on the out count, you’ve got 5 minutes to get back to your cell or this place is going on lockdown again for another count!!!! She said, pop my door I am in 107 and the guards yelled, we know what cell you are in, we have been looking for you an hour!!! She made it in time…. She can laugh now, but at the time, she said she was not laughing.

She was looking forward to Sunday, so she could watch football all day! Her cell mate loves football too so they stay in and have a party.

We are looking forward to next weekends visit as it is her Birthday weekend and we plan to have vending machine cake (actually quite good) and celebrate with her!

We are proud that she is staying so strong and so positive!

Also, another book delivery on Saturday. Total estimated books donated so far, 3,500 to 4,000 and there are about 800 to 1,000 in my garage that still needs to be delivered!
A special thank you again to The Dog Eared Pages Used Book Store for their donation. You can visit them at

Thank you everyone!!!