• Letter to supporters from
I am in the prison of my destination,
where René's presence of peace, respect, friendship,
dedication to study and physical exercise still
Yes, it is the medium security
prison in Mariana, Florida.
A brief summary of my trip:
left on Thursday the 5th, in the morning from
Florence and headed to the airport in Pueblo. To our
surprise already waiting for us was the plane from
Oklahoma for the first exchange of prisoners, the
ones who would stay in that zone of Colorado and
those of us who would travel to the Transit Center.
We flew to California. I had never
flown so far to the west. I was "close" to Gerardo,
because there we picked up those who were leaving
Then we had a direct flight of
several hours returning to the center of this
extensive country, that is to say, to Oklahoma.
Nothing new was waiting for me there. I was on the
list of the first ones who exited the plane: those
of us headed to the "hole."
The authorities there had reserved
for me the same cell I had during my last stay there.
Yes, the same "solitary place" where various poems
of mine were born two years ago.
This time, "the girls" who
distribute medications were no one I could recall.
There was no time or inspiration for verses. I left
Oklahoma this past Tuesday the 10th.
We had another long flight with the
destination being Jacksonville. There we were picked
up by a bus that took us to the prison in
Tallahassee, where we only spent a few hours
At 3 in the morning on the 11th, we
were already getting ready to travel by highway to
our final destination. It felt to me like an endless
trip in a dark morning of heavy rain.
We had not been able to communicate
until today the 12th (it always takes 24 hours after
arriving to a new prison).
Oh, I almost forgot: this time,
finally, there was no "black box".
I have missed you all, although as I
said, you have accompanied me and you accompany me
Later, I’ll be letting you know
about my first impressions here.
Tony Guerrero Rodríguez
January 12, 2012
My new address is:
Quarters: APACHE A
P.O. box 7007
Marianna, FL 32447-7007 •