"Hi, Paige. Your message will be sent to Roddy. If you would like to mail him directly, please use the following address at the prison: Mr. Roddy Pippin #1276478, 3 JESTER RD., RICHMOND TX 77406-8544 (that's a new zip code). Also, e-messages can…"
"Hi, Judith. While Roddy's attitude can understandably become very negative at times (mine too), he does pretty well at keeping the faith. He actually comforts me and his other friends and family which seems pretty amazing in light of what he…"
"Magic -- it's nothing less than a complete nightmare! Roddy is so brittle with that Somogyi effect and so many of the idiots responsible for his care treat him as if he's a Type 2 diabetic. Plus some of those people are so terribly cruel,…"
"Here's this week's update as written by friend Robert McCausland (MCCAUS13@aol.com):
During yesterday’s visit, Roddy looked considerably better than he did two weeks ago when there was still ample evidence of the injuries that he…"
"Hi, Lorraine. I'll let Roddy know that you and he are friends. If you ever want to write to him, please address cards or letters to the prison address as follows:
Mr. Roddy Pippin #1276478
3 Jester Road
Richmond, TX 77469
"Dear Gail: I sent you a message on Facebook. If you would like, I can add your e-mail address to an informational e-mail distribution list that I maintain. If you desire, just e-mail me at MCCAUS13@aol.com. What they are doing to Roddy is…"
This genuinely Angers me. I am the personality that acts and expects action in return. Your endeavors are heroic to say the least, but my blood pressure rises to think of the apathy, stupidity, & and out right lack of human decency & pride. I am a bred Texas Girl, so I am well aware of the short minded dum @$$ good ole boy (which is a stupid term for a group of individuals who are typically anything but) attitude whereby those who live in glass ranches throw stones at those who don't. I say we throw back with everything we got!!!!! I am a single mom still standin, but I will gladly do what I can, If for no other reason than to show my children what I believe in most in life - NO MATTER WHAT A MAN DOES - IT IS OUR PRIVILEDGE & RESPOSIBILITY TO CARE FOR HIM AS WE WOULD WANT TO BE CARED FOR. Period!!! I am at work and they are questioning my flyin fingers on this keyboard, so I will have to go for now, but my prayers are with you, Roddy, and Family!!!!
Roddy’s fiancée and I were with him yesterday at the Polunsky Prison Unit in Livingston, Texas. He asked us to tell everybody that he really is sorry for his foolish acts when he was a teen. He also asked us to let you all know how committed he is to help others, especially diabetics. Shortly after Judge Pavlick ruled to release Roddy in November of 2007 for his two-year shock probation, he began to search for diabetes-related clinical trials in which he could participate. Eventually the Dallas Diabetes and Endo Rsearch Center sought volunteers for a clinical trial of a groundbreaking form of experimental inhalable insulin. Roddy got accepted. He participated fully -- I am extremely proud of how he so carefully followed their instructions and how he would get out of bed at 4:00 in the morning to drive all the way into Dallas and go through all of the testing over and over. He was completely committed to this clinical trial, and he had great success. BUT he was forced to withdraw days before having to turn himself back in. He had informed the Dallas center of that possibility before it accepted him into the clinical trial. Despite the claims of the D.A., Roddy did not seek out clinical trials at the last minute in an effort to stay out of prison -- rather he pursued clinical trial opportunities nearly immediately after his 2007 shock probation release to his confinement on his mother's premises. He was permitted to leave his mother's premises for such medical issues, and to address legal issues and to go to church on Sundays (but not on Wednesdays). Roddy had sought permission to go to work, and to perform community service, but the D.A. opposed that and Judge Pavlick denied Roddy's application. I could go on and on. But ultimately my point is that Roddy really does care, and he sends his thanks to all of you for caring. – Bob McCausland, Coppell, TX
Although these wishes are late in arriving, and under the circumstances of the wrongs done to you; nowhere is it a "happy" birthday.....however, I just want you to know that people are thinking of you, and are aware of your situation, and that we care....and since it was YOUR special day, I want to say that I am praying with all my heart for something good to happen; whatever it may be.
Whatever the situation was that brought someone to jail....and in your case, though it was wrong...you are paying the price for your choice....it is nonetheless not murder, and their treatment of you is grossly unjustified. Hang in there Roddy....there is support.
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