My mom and dad got to visit with Randi a few days ago. Praise God! My mom said that she looks great and their time “together” was good. Because the jail is a local jail and Randi is a federal inmate, Randi isn’t allowed to have face-to-face visits. There are a lot of things that she isn’t able to do because she is “high-risk.” And though we all know this isn’t true, I have tried to get more of a grasp on it.
And the more that I think about it, the more it makes sense.
In my opinion, federal prisoners aren’t any more of a risk than local prisoners…BUT a local jail is designed differently. You dont drive through a gate to get there. You don’t see much barbed wire. No guards watching for escapees. The facilities just aren’t as well equipped as federal prisons. So, Randi – being high-risk and all – is under tighter restrictions than the local inmates. Which brings me to this: This is ALL the MORE the reason that federal inmates shouldn’t be held there as long as Randi has been held there! Ugh. It is so frustrating.
Federal prisons are designed so much differently. They are created for people to be there long-term. A local jail has people coming in and out all the time. They don’t have an organizational structure setup for long time living. Randi has been there for about 5 1/2 months. Living in a large room with bunk beds around it. Tables in the middle where they eat, read, pray, etc…One room. One room for 5 months. Can you imagine?
I think it is ludicrous. I pray that she has a sentencing hearing set soon. Please be praying with me for that.