Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hello Folks!  Welcome Back!
Our own Kimchi, recently visited Ione California, and took a drive around the "Mule Creek State Prison" Area... where Tex is incarcerated.  I should have it up tomorrow sometime.  In the meanwhile, she sent this cool still-shot, of the "Mule Creek State Prison" sign, which is out front.  Thanks Kimchi!!!  You ROCK!!!!


















Some "Fast Facts": Opened June 1987, it covers 866 acres. The population is 3,832 although it was designed for a capacity of 1,700. Annual operating budget of $135 million. 
Address: 4001 Highway 104, Ione, CA 95640.  Phone: (209) 274-4911

Stock Photo Below, to give you an idea of the size of this place:

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21 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

the Miners '49ers used to refer to Ione as "Bedbug." Patty still yells "Bedbug!" out the window whenever we drive through which always makes Mr. Patty laugh.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Patty... how did Ione get that nickname?

Did they have a famous Bedbug outbreak at some point?

katie8753 said...

This is from Tex's website:

"He (Tex) would like to be paroled and move back to Texas, but expects Christ will return for His church way before then."

Is that another way of saying "when hell freezes"?

Tex is up again for parole I think December of this year.

That's gotta suck being in prison for 40 years. I wonder if they ever think about "what if".

Marliese said...

Hi there everyone and many thanks for the invitation, St. Circumstance and Lynyrd,

With the new Marsy's Law here in California, baby killer Tex may find himself with a good long denial this time around. The new law extends parole denials five, seven, ten, up to fifteen years. He could get more than the seven Pat received at her last hearing.

Ione may be a pretty area near the Gold Rush towns, but he's locked in a concrete cage every night.

Lynyrd, you have a great place here, I wish you much success. :)

katie8753 said...

Hi Marliese! Good to see you!

>>>Marliese said: Ione may be a pretty area near the Gold Rush towns, but he's locked in a concrete cage every night.>>>

Yes indeedy. In a way, it's justice that even though Tex can look out on the lush landscape, he can never rejoin it.

I don't believe he even attended his last parole hearing. I'm wondering what he'll do this time, especially in light of this new attorney trying to get Charlie pardoned.

I hope he gets a 7 year denial. That would give the families a little more time before they have to re-live the ordeal, again!

Lynn said...

Thanks, KimChi for the photos. I am looking forward to the video.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hey Lynn!
Great to see ya!

katie8753 said...

Is that a man-made lake behind the compound...or the "cement pond". HA HA.

katie8753 said...

Hi Lynn. Good to see you. I hope you're doing okay!!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

((((((((((MARLIESE))))))))))

So Glad You Made it!
Thanks for the kind words!

You're exactly right.
The denials are much longer now, with the new law in place.

Can you imagine the time and money necessary, to hold hearings every one-to-two years for (probably thousands) of inmates?
Logistically, this law was likely a necessity... especially, given the California budget woes.

katie8753 said...

Maybe good ole baby-killin' Tex will get a 15 year denial.

Hoo-wah.

That would mean he's not up for parole until 2026. That would mean he'd be in stir for 55 years. Yikes!!

No wonder he counting on the rapture to get him out. HA HA.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks Again Kimchi!

katie8753 said...

Thanks Kimchi for the video!!

Marliese said...

Katie and Lynyrd, thank you!
Lynyrd, you're so warm and welcoming to everyone, and Katie, love everything you have to say.
Yeah, let's hope the SOB gets a ten or 15 year denial.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Marliese. Love your avatar. So classy!! :)

Okay, this just in:

A new classification has finally been determined for the curious specimen - Tex Watson.

He has been classified as Biggusdoofus Murderous (not to be confused with Biggus Dickus-head).

This species is catatorized by the sudden need to stab and mutilate perfect strangers in a ferocious frenzy, then followed by the curious need to eat cheese and drink chocolate milk. Then, in a strange fashion, the need to become a preacher.

It is known that this specimen did spawn new life. It is not known however at this time, if the curious gene was passed on. More study is needed.

Any thoughts on this new development will be duly noted.

HA HA.

St. Circumstance said...

Well Marliese-

Glad you made it!! Think you will like talking about the case here with these good people :)

Pristash said...

Good ole Tex and Bruce and who all else only have to wait until Saturday for the Rapture.

At least that's what a billboard on I-81 outside Scranton, PA tells me.

Pristash said...

Hey, Lynyrd, one can never be too careful about such things:

http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/pets/article/If-your-pets-are-left-behind-at-the-Rapture-1380715.php

katie8753 said...

Hi Circumstance and Pristash!

After the rapture petcare. That's a good one.

Yeah, just pay me up front and I'll make sure your pets are taken care of. It's all non-refundable of course. HA HA.

You know, that would really suck if you went thru the agony to stop smoking recently and then got taken up in the rapture.

Doh!!! I could've had another smoke! LOL.

St. Circumstance said...

:) Katie

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

"After the Rapture Pet Care"?

Jeez...
What will they come-up with next?
LOLOL