him a fair amount of spare time, but I still appreciated the quick
response. I could tell he was eager to
continue this relationship.Like when
you give a guy your number and he texts you right away. It’s a nice feeling.
on yellow legal pad paper.
apart. There are probably a lot of
things that you can make with pen parts.I should ask about that.
to answer all my questions as honestly as possible. He also asked for honesty in return.
“a foundation cannot be built on lies and/or distrust.”It makes me feel a little guilty about the
blog. Does writing it make me
me “quite vividly.” He said I “came across as a very easy-going genuinely nice person” (I think I
am a nice person. Being remembered as
“hot” would be good, too).
way he can.
have allowed him to strip away the false faces he used to wear. In jail, he can be himself.
key to failure is trying to please everyone,” he had no idea that, ironically, Cosby would be all over the news in a couple months. It’s still a pretty good quote, though.
- The Drugs: Pat used Crystal, Heroin, Ecstasy and he mixed a lot of pills (so some serious perspective and reality altering kinds of drugs).
- He defended himself against the accusation that he had massive financial problems and said he was only a month or 2 behind on rent. The media completely over-exaggerated his debt
- Overcoming addiction is still an on-going battle (in other words – getting drugs behind bars isn’t too difficult).
- He told me that I was the only person to ask him if he likes his lawyer. He seemed impressed by that. Pat has a Public Defender lawyer who he really likes his lawyer and he talked about fighting for the greater good…
sense in the light of some major developments happening around Pat’s case in
the past month! His lawyer is making
major waves about the DA’s Office infringing on the rights of inmates.Now, Pat is getting a new judge after 5
years. Meaning this trial isn’t starting
any time soon.
- Pat’s free time is spent meditating, reading, studying theology, yoga, working out, taking counseling correspondence classes (he wants to be a rehabilitation councilor for other inmates), Bible classes, watching sports on TV… He showers and visit his fellow inmates during his 1-2 hours outside of his cell.
- He wrote that inmates share whatever books and magazines they get sent in.
- Visits are always a surprise. They only get visits on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They can only have one visit per day.
- Pat’s visitors have included:
- His parents – regularly
- A few of his theatre friends
- The parents of an old girlfriend
- A Dateline Producer!!!!!
- Writers from New York (hmm – I’m not worried)
- The Vet’s father (The “Vet” is one of Pat’s alleged victims. So having the guy’s dad visit Pat in jail is pretty astonishing).
- and now ME
- He has NEVER been scared inside the jail. He’s a big guy (6’2” and 200 lbs) and he’s in jail for a big crime. He isn’t affiliated with any gangs and he tries to promote “an atmosphere of peace and unity.” It seems like Pat gets along well with the inmates and the guards. He’s personable. He has been depressed, but never afraid.
- Answer about the quest for God was quite extensive, so I’ll summarize. He is interested in all religions and has studied with many religious and spiritual leaders. He quotes Gandhi “All religion is true. I just want to love God.” Pat believes there is one true God that created us all. He believes that Jesus died for our sins. Pat is a LOT more religious than I am.
and to feel free to inquire more.He
thanked me for just treating him like a human being. He lost a lot of friends when he was
arrested. He knows and understands that
many people think he is an evil man.
silly. He’s geeky. Hell, he might not even be a murderer (more
on that later).