June 29, 2009

6/29 Bleak House update

[FYI, Bleak House is the name of a Charles Dickens novel about a very long running legal dispute. I've snagged the title for my own very long running legal imbroglio.]

I'm scheduled to go to jail on Monday, today. Good friend Steve Curless has kindly offer to take me to Rio Consumnes Correctional Center.

You can click the link below to see the case record.

At the bottom of the record, you can see the sentence: 60 days; three years formal probation. And then there's what you don't see: Lots and lots of fees and charges. The sentence or trial is likely to be appealed.

Update: I wasn't accepted into The Sheriff's Work Project. I was told that this was because I was living at the Union Gospel Mission. I was given a time to report at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center: 6/29 @ 2pm. I will serve for 32 days only, so long as I'm not cited for causing any problems. The reduction in time comes from eight days served when I was initially picked up on a warrent last July, before being released on my own recognizance. And a 20-day reduction, which is the standard 1/3rd-time reduced for good behavior.

To send me mail [after July 1 and before July 20], you should use this address:

Thomas Edward Armstrong, Xref 4160766
Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center
12500 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757

Remember, I'm only going to be there for thirty-two days, so I won't really need anything. And, not to worry, anybody, I will certainly be OK -- much as I am OK in Homeless World. If you write me, kindly send paper and a stamped return envelope so that I can write you back. Here's info on what the jail will allow inmates to receive.

I'll be offline until ~August 1. Til then, y'all.


~C4Chaos said...

by the time you read this, you'll be free as a bird. take care now, and oh, behave! :)

godspeed, and keep it flowing...


baskar said...

Wish you well.



Mumon said...


It used to be much easier...

Good luck to you, and remember, they may all be Kannon in disguise.

Michaelann Bewsee said...

We'll be waiting for you.

judih said...

man, tom, wondered where you were. hope you're managing to deal alright with this circumstance...

and hopefully, flush away this burdensome file.

Cameron said...

Just found your blog...wow, I sorta came in the middle. Hope to find out the backstory! Hope being the "guest of the state" wasn't too onerous. Am reading back through your blog as I can. Looking forward to your return!