from Tracey Reardon Odman:
Fish Fishticles is scheduled to be released from George Bailey Jail on Thursday morning at 7 am. I talked to him on the phone last night and he said the first thing he wanted to do was go get some real breakfast, someplace with lots of bacon and good fried potatoes.
So here is the tentative plan. Assemble at George Bailey at 7 am and have just me and maybe one other go in to greet him. Have everyone outside ready with signs to surprise him and give him a hero's welcome, and then all catch breakfast together. It doesn't need to be fancy, just a good place for breakfast. I'm in North County so I need a suggestion for a good place - and a rough idea of who can come.
It would be good if people could self organize carpools with each other cause I know it's a bit of a hike out there. I'm also going to throw some chairs and blankets into the car, cause if it's nice he want to maybe chill over at balboa, usual spot. He hasn't had sunlight on his face in 45 days - no outdoor access - no vitamin D - I don't know how that is even allowed. Beyond that I have no idea what his plans are. I totally get that a lot of you have to work - but if your free it would be awesome to for him to get to see you!
Listen - I spoke to the staff about his release. They suggested I call at 6:30 am the day of his release to confirm that there is no delay (they run a warrant check right before release). He is unaware of any - so it should be fine - but I can't call as I have to be enroute at 5:30.
BTW - Fish can't be around drinking and he's asked us all to respect his probation conditions and help make sure they have zero grounds to bother him. We will be going to a jail property so think first. I don't think people forbidden from visiting due to arrest or probation conditions are forbidden from the parking lot, but I urge you to CALL FIRST and just double check.
Finally they will FREE FISH!!!