This morning when I asked the officer in the control booth to let me get a standby call, he said "no." I didn't grump about it because he normally says yes. I just thanked him anyway and waved goodbye, then went to the cell and waited for them to open the Catholic Chapel for service.
At 9:00am, the chapel opened. I walked in and grabbed a missal, knelt to pray for all my loved ones, and three minutes later, what happens? They recalled the entire prison to their cells, because of a major incident in another yard.
Oh well, at least I got to pray.
Walking back to the cell, I started making a mental list of the letters I could get a head-start on writing...