Welcome to ‘Kidnap’ CountyOctober 16th, 2007 by josh farley
Josh Farley writes:
We received the below letter a few weeks back from an inmate named Elizabeth Virginia Mathiesen at the Kitsap County jail. It actually ran as a letter to the editor, but it includes a paragraph at the bottom I wanted to share on this blog.
Her letter shares her thoughts about corrections officers at the jail, and that she believes they do good work. But at the end of her letter is a jail poem-of-sorts.
It’s not the first time I’ve heard some of these rhymes from inmates at the county jail. But I thought Mathiesen’s take on it is particularly eloquent:
Come to Kidnap County, It’s pretty you’ll see;
but know if you do they won’t let you leave!
You can come on vacation
and chance receiving a citation,
then leaving on probation & if this happens,
count on returning due to a violation.