Tom Called (see previous blogs re. Injustice)
While I was away in Vancouver I received the following email from our front line receptionist at OIM:
He is at Fenbrook Institution in Gravenhurst.
We were only able to talk a brief time as he was in a room with his prison assigned PO (that’s what he called her) and was on an office phone.
He said that he had been trying to reach you for awhile but that for some reason was unable to call through. He had requested that your name/number go on his call out list but it never seemed to work for him. I’m not really clear as to why and it was difficult to get a lot of information as someone was listening at his end so I did not want to press for info.
Bottom line, he sounds really good! He says he’s due to be released in two weeks and will make his way back to Ottawa asap.
I’d say that’s good news.
Interesting isn’t it that ‘it never seemed to work for him’ to get my (OIM’s) number on his call list (!).
Last week his total world belongings were picked up by our staff and we were able to find a place to store them. His place of residence was kind enough to allow us to hold them for him, although they could not hold his room. Fortunately he doesn’t have to ‘start all over’ when he comes back.
I’ll keep you posted.
His parole is finished next week, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated, as he will be a free man after all this time (and able to talk freely, and come to the ‘forbidden’ OIM office).
Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers and kind words! It’s good to know you are not alone.