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Inmate Blog Entry: Thursday, September 15 2016

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Mark Christensen's Profile
Age: 46
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Total Blog Entries: 2
THE RUSS MARTIN SHOW

I recently posted a letter that I wrote to a local radio show, the Russ Martin Show, that has a non-profit organization, The Russ Martin Show Listener’s Foundation, to support the area Dallas metroplex police officers and firemen that have fallen in the line of duty. This is one of the few 501(c)(3) foundations that 99% of the donations go straight to the families of those who have fallen. You can find out more at www.russmartin.com. On Thursday, July 7, 2016 several Dallas police officers were ambushed and killed. These officers were protecting the rights of local protesters to protest the rash of police shootings that have happened nationwide. On Saturday July 9, 2016, The Russ Martin Show Listener’s Foundation delivered a check for $400,000 to each of the families of the 5 fallen officers. That’s a total of $200,000.00 in the family’s hands within 48 hours of the ambush taking place. How many foundations can make a statement like that? And, this foundation has been doing this for local police officers and firemen for almost 20 years. On July 11, 2016 I penned the letter that is shown in the art section of my profile. Along with this letter, I sent in a donation of $500.00 for the foundation. Not only did this take the prison officials here at the facility by surprise, it also took the radio show by surprise. As you can hear if you listen to the archive of the show. Due to all of the red tape that it took for me to send money off of my accountant, the letter and the check did not get to the Russ Martin Show, at 97.1 The Eagle, until about July 22, 2016. I wanted the money there the same week it was put in for processing, but this didn’t happen. On July 25 2016 the letter, in it’s entirety, was read on the air. If you’re interested in hearing the letter read on the number one, 100,000 watt, rock radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, go to www.russmartin.fm. Yes, they do ask for a small donation to be able to listen to archived shows. This donation goes to the foundation for the fallen. If you download the show for July 25, 2016, the letter was read within the first 30 minutes or so, comments are made, and jokes were made. Please take the time to listen to the show, and the reaction to an inmate making a large donation to a pro-police radio show. The Russ Martin show pretty much the number one radio drive time show in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for more than 20 years. It’s not a talk radio show. It’s more or less a shock jock type of show. Really, it’s more like hanging out in the treehouse with your friends. Be prepared to laugh, and laugh hard. Russ Martin took over Howard Stern’s spot when Stern left the Dallas Metroplex.
Inmate Blog Entry: Wednesday, October 19 2016

Inmate Blog Category: Life


Mark Christensen's Profile
Age: 46
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Total Blog Entries: 2
TIME CAPSULE

TIME CAPSULE When we were kids, almost all of us put something in a time capsule at one time or another. usually while in school. Once everything was in, it was usually buried, or hidden, until a later date. Do you remember doing that? Have you ever wondered what it'd be like on the inside of the capsule? To be surrounded by various items dated to the time it was placed in the capsule. Not being able to enjoy, or benefit from whatever happened after the capsule was closed. This is what it's like every day for someone in prison. Especially the longer you've been in. All of your memories and experiences, outside of prison, are limited to the date you were incarcerated. Everyone, friends and family alike, stop aging in your mind. You picture them as they were before, and obviously the rest of life outside the prison walls passes you by. While your body still ages, your mind and memories are stuck in neutral. When it comes time for release your body is older, but mentally you still feel the same age you were when you were incarcerated. It's like time started back up, after years of being stopped. This is life in a time capsule. Everything passes you by. Not only time, but life, memories, experiences, technology, and most importantly your friends and family.




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