I wish I could be sharing good news about Tom, but I can’t. I just today received my last letter to Tom stamped “Return to Sender Refused Unable to Forward.”
So, I immediately tried to call ADX. Three times I waited for a transfer to the operator, and three times, after several minutes, my line reverted to a dial tone.
A lesser man might feel paranoid at this point, but I’m just frickin’ pissed at the bloody cavalier manner in which BOP is treating Tom and those who are concerned about his health. While I acknowledge some safety concerns on the part of BOP, I cannot fathom any legitimate reason for such a veil of secrecy about Tom’s condition.
So, I can report that at least my mail is NOT being delivered to Tom; my phone calls no longer get even as far as the operator for transfer to a human being; and my letter to the warden from several weeks ago has still not been answered. I wrote Tom at least two other letters, but I don’t know the fate of those yet.
I am stymied as to what the next move should be. The options are woefully limited. But if anyone has heard anything about Tom, please share it here.;