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The Texarkana Dons by Mark Anthony Given

______________________________________ Where 'ya at 'Little Big Man? ______________________________________                  DON CARLOS MARCELLO always had a look on his face of permanent surprise and open disdain and it he didn't want to talk to you he feigned hard of hearing but he always had a smile for me.   When you walk into the chow hall at FCI Texarkana you got in line along either wall, usually whites on one side and blacks on the other with a few hold outs... I noticed them as soon as I got in line about three quarter's down the wall where we always sit by the front door in case shit jumped off we could be the first one's out.  The Texarkana Don's table, me Don Carlos Marcello, Don Joseph Fama (link below) probably the best man I ever met in jail, the defrocked Texas Supreme Justice Don Yarbough (link) who was goofy as hell but we went easy on him....
                RIGHT OUTSIDE the Chow Hall smack in the middle of the long East to West two story medi…

Nagin's Surrender by Mark Anthony Given

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Conscience is the chamber of justice. -Origen _____________________________________________

            WHEN THE ONCE HONORABLE 60th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana Ray Nagin self-surrenders to Receiving & Delivery at the federal correctional facility at FCI Texarkana, Texas on September 8, 2014, on or before noon, he will be treated much like another cog in the wheel to the East Texas prison staff and inmates alike.  I was in there for thirty-six months with Don Carlos Marcello, See "The Texarkana Dons", (link below), so I know.  After a few days of minor celebrity he will be found picking up cigarette butts in the parking lots like Gucci did after his own family ratted him out for tax evasion, or under the blazing hot Texas sun behind the south end of a north bound push mower cutting grass...
            BECAUSE RAY RAY doesn't have a prior criminal record his Self Surrender will automatically reduce his Security Level six…

Bust'n Scripts by Mark Anthony Given

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Just wrote that this morning.  It ain't brag'n if you can do it....
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Son, I have done them all, and Dilaudid's the best. -Elvis Presley _____________________

 I HAD THIS FANTASY of walking into a small town pharmacy, calling the pharmacist over while bending over the counter and wrote:  Dilaudid 4 mg., Disp. L (50) Sig:  1 Q 4-6 H PRN Pain, scribble a signature and circle Five Refills, but I usually sat out in the parking lot and wrote them beforehand.  I would usually put an expensive antibiotic with them.  The guy who got me started bust'n scripts wore a black eye patch over his left eye where a failed drunken suicide attempt left the whole area scarred up.  He would pull that pirate patch off and replace it with a two-inch gauze pad and medical tape so you could see all you needed to see and they would throw pain pills at him.  Ninety percent of the time as long as it's written correctly and there are no known alerts on that …