THREE.  June 23, 2016 surgery was performed on Celeste's foot to stabilize the ankle.  She was released with a splint and crutches to Mt. View.  Celeste loaded the bus with her butt sitting on the steps and using her good foot to raise her to the next safely.  There was no arrangement made to go to Carol Young hospital for recovery.  She returned to Galveston like described to get checked and was put in an air-cast.

     My daughter broke her leg at Travis County jail before her trial and wore a plaster cast and crutches for 2 1/2 years  at Mt. View.  After that she wore a brace and special shoes, she walked on crutches again in 2013.  Celeste requested new special shoes so I guess that was the reason for the surgery.  Anyway she was walking after the surgery around Mt. View safely.

     On October 25, 2016 Celeste was moved to Lane Murray which is a handicap unit.  They have wheel chair and walker inmates there.  She has fallen twice.  First on intake she was made to carry her property with crutches.  Then she slipped on water that was left on the floor.  She is in terrible pain from her ribs or hernia, so she stays in bed.  She won't have to worry about swallowing because she will not be walking to the chow hall but once a day.  The walking distance is long and it hurts too much.

SIX.  It is easy to mess with Celeste's head.  I could list every inmate or person that has done it over the last 16 years.  It started with the twins and Tarlton and continues because it is so easy to do.  Celeste has NO ability to figure out a person's intention.  A person is either nice or mean to her.  Nice people she functions very well around, but mean people she hides from them.  Celeste at one time put herself in Segregation because another mean inmate was threatening her life.  Then another time her blood pressure shot up so high they had to sedate her.  The inmates can not believe how gullible Celeste Beard Johnson is.

     Celeste has achieved the highest training in Braille and passed it but she is emotionally stunted because of childhood abuse.  Prisons expect other inmates to keep these inmates in line with the many dramas they think up, but it doesn't work with Celeste because she does not see the lesson - only fear.  They use to call it Stockholm syndrome.  It won't change.  The dramas will only hurt Celeste Beard Johnson over and over again.  She learns better with nice and she has had several classes aimed at improvement, but they never reach that small child in Celeste that continues to hold on to her fears.  It's an automatic reaction. 

The picture above is Celeste Beard Johnson with her mother.  She was using crutches in 2013 when I visited her in prison.  Celeste broke her leg in Travis County jail in 2002.  Celeste was wearing prison shoes which stuck to the painted concrete floors of the jail.  A plaster cast was put on that leg and it made that foot displaced.  Celeste wore braces and special shoes after that.  Tarlton is such a liar, Celeste wore the plaster cast for two years after her sentence on March 20, 2003.  At one time the doctors cut the cast off but put it back on using ace bandaging.  Check any record and Tarlton's lies will be revealed. 

FIVE.  Melissa Bennett at Classification (Texas State Department) moved Celeste based on the above record of falling and a letter supposedly received from her husband.  It stated that he wanted his wife moved to Lane Murray.  Celeste's husband's identity was stolen and his signature was forged to this letter.  Most likely another inmate forged this letter to Classification to mess with Celeste's head or to arrange some bodily harm.  Lane Murray is a less secure unit than Mt. View.   Surely he does not have that authority because he does not visit often.  He has a job that takes him out of the state for long periods of time.  No one verified the letter before making this monumental decision. 

EIGHT.   Celeste's job was Braille transcribing.  Inmates were using the computers to make legal documents while Celeste was going to Galveston.  They actually got one inmate's sentence changed but they caught up with her before she was released.  Another inmate was having marriage licenses made for gay marriages.  Then another was holding ceremonies and getting paid for it.  Still another was selling Ebay.  They were all transferred out mostly to Hobby Unit.  Celeste's computer was confiscated but nothing was on it.

FOUR.  Celeste has Benign Paraxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which commonly called crystals.  Mayo Clinic's advice to BPPV patients to see a doctor if you experience any unexplained dizziness or vertigo that recurs periodically for more than one week.  August 29, 2016 P.A. Sherwood doubled the medicine for Celeste's vertigo because she was falling down .  On the 29th Celeste's eye was jumping (Nystagmus) and the P.A. saw water in her ear.  I'm not a doctor but it looks like the eyes and ear can be damaged because of these crystals if not put back in place.  NOTHING HAS BEEN MEDICALLY DONE TO PROTECT THE EYE OR EAR - CELESTE IS STILL TAKING THE MEDICINE ON A 24 HOUR SCHEDULE.

TWO.  Around Christmas of 2014 Celeste Beard Johnson was having trouble swallowing water so she submitted and I-60 which is a form asking for medical help.  Then New Years Day 2015 the Heimlich maneuver was performed by Sgt. Powell, Mr. Albert, Ms. Mosteller, and Nurse McCuthen for meat that was stuck in Celeste's throat.  She was sent to Galveston for tests 13 times in 2015.  In 2016 she had 9 trips which included her foot surgery.  3 trips were denied by her.

     Celeste  was given a medical pass to allow her 30-45 minutes to eat and extra/double fluids to drink.  Mostly the pass was ignored so she ate in her cubicle.  An EGD test showed a large hiatal hernia that could be causing persistent reflux.  Celeste's symptoms may be driven by the hiatal hernia which has never been repaired.  She continued to have maneuvers done on her to unblock the esophagus.

     Celeste Beard Johnson is serving a life sentence with forty straight years until she qualifies for parole.  Would it be so terrible to fix her physical problems and let her transcribe Braille?  She doesn't need to be on a computer.  Isn't it punishment enough to be confined away from her family and the animals she loves?

     The most that I can do is show you the prison system and how wrong it is.  You talk about water-boarding.  Their system does not hold a candle to it.  I know prisoners milk any system but humane treatment should still prevail.


     7-27-17 Celeste had surgery (fundoplication surgery).  Her stomach was removed and sewed around her esophagus.  Celeste stayed in the hospital bed for 12 days.  The surgery was a complete success as seen on the upper G.I.  Barium swallow test that Celeste had on the day after her surgery showed no leaks, no hernia, and no injury.

     8-9-17 Saw P.A. Bennett, he ordered her meds but did not give her a 5 pound lifting restriction.  8-17-17 Celeste was forced to heavy lift her property and she immediate felt intense pain.  And again on 11-8-17 the Property Officer forced Celeste to heavy lift and immediately she felt intense pain on her right side.   She had excruciating pain 20 minutes after eating.  At one point she ate absolutely no food for 5 straight days because after she ate she doubled over in pain.

​     This is America - even prisoners have the right TO EAT and receive proper care.  Some prisoners have special diets because of religious reasons, but Celeste has NO FOOD AT ALL!  Celeste has traveled to Galveston 44 times now for medical treatment and is no better off.  

     Celeste is off to Galveston on her 49th trip for a medical appointment - to see the G. I. doctor for the tear in her esophagus.  She will spend the night at Goree (a men's sex offender prison - they raped and murdered women).  Women in a sex crime prison!  The woman prisoners sees them performing all kinds of sex acts when they enter the prison.  The mattresses have many excretions on them from the men.  GROSS!  

     I didn't tell you about the mice.  They come into the prison at Goree looking for food.  One time an inmate let her long hair fall to the floor and a mouse climbed up the hair to search for food.  People are sick that are housed there to see a specialist at the hospital the next day.  Mice surely are disease carrying rodents.

     Make no mistake, Celeste will die in prison.  Celeste was sentenced to 40 straight years behind bars before she could be considered for a parole hearing.  She would be close to 80 years old.  Where the shooter, Tracey Tarlton, was sentenced to 20 years and was paroled after 10 and she fully expected to stay for 10 years only, because of her false testimony.  That is JUSTICE in America!

     Since the Texas Court has condemned Celeste to death, it doesn't matter if she chokes to death, or tears her hernia, or again damages the leg they broke in Travis County Jail.  It's all moot, just a matter of time, but it is torture.  Half a dozen inmates have died in this unit since Celeste was put there.  No one cares!

     The G.I. doctor told Celeste on Friday (1/26/2018) he believes she is now in the same condition as she was before the surgery.  He believes her sphincter is stretched open.  The GERD in not relieved from the 8 pills Celeste takes each day.  The G.I. doctor is worried that another surgery could make it worse, especially since the unit doesn't care what Galveston requests.  They had 6 deaths in less than 6 months and 3 were medical neglect.  Celeste is afraid she will die there.  There is no medical reason to keep Celeste in that unit any longer.  She is no longer on crutches.

     The world screamed when Americans waterboarded terrorist at Guantanamo!  At Texas prisons, officers hit the prisoner's beds with their night sticks at regular intervals during the night, which amounts to "sleep deprivation."  The excuse is, "We have to make sure the prisoner isn't dead."  Yet another prisoner just died, so it is not working.  She was sick for days and calling for help.  The officer said, " Get off your lazy ass and go to sick call."  They had to take her to the bathroom using a wheelchair because she was too week to walk.  The inmate was 51 years old and her sentence was 15 years.  Remember these are officers of the Texas Criminal Justice system that are refusing a "5# Restriction order", slapping her bed with their nightsticks, and refusing medical help.  Does the Geneva Convention apply to abuse like this?

     EVIL strikes again!  ANY KIND OF HATE IS EVIL!  Celeste has been charged with a Major Case, "Unauthorized Contact with a Victim."  

     A friend shoots Celeste's husband in the stomach and Celeste goes to prison for life!

     A friend writes a letter and Celeste goes to Cell Block for 45 days or more!  This friend wrote a letter to Jennifer Beard trying to help her get money to pay for her hospital bills.  [AD-04.82; Government Code 498.0042; Article 42.24 of Code of Criminal Procedure] "Contacting the offender's victim or a member of the victim's family for which the offender is serving a sentence and the court has included in the judgement and sentence that the offender is not to contact the victim or a member of the victim's family."  NONE OF THE FAMILY WAS LISTED IN THE JUDGEMENT AND SENTENCE! 

     What does it mean to live in a Cell Block?  You are locked in a cell for 24 hours with one hour out a day to take a shower or exercise.  Always before Celeste lived in a cubicle with her bed, desk, and chair but could go the day-room and paint, commissary, chow hall, or pill line  with permission.

     Jennifer Beard contacted the Assistant District Attorney in Austin and they used the letter which was sent by the above friend in Celeste's prison court.  Early in Celeste's trial the twins tried to use the judge's order against a process server which DeGuerin sent, but the process server was ordered by the Judge to serve the papers outside the criminal court. 

     With friends like this, Celeste does not need any enemies.

     August 4, 2000 Letter was sent to Celeste unsigned but had an indentation that was  seen - Kristina Be and later identified as probably her daughters signature by Janet Masson, forensic document examiner.  She couldn't be certain because he was an indentation.  "Hey, dike no one believes anything you tell them.  You are never going to ever have another friend ever again.  No one will ever like you again.  You need to prove to everyone that you really do love Steve and join him.  It is the only way that anyone will like you.  I promise."

     October 27, 1999 Addressed to Mr. Copeland at the Austin American Statesman and presented in court on February 21, 2003.  It was a computer printout that was testified by Jennifer and Kristina as found on the family computer. (There was no such thing as a family computer.  The twins had their computer and Celeste had her and Steve's computer.  CELESTE & STEVEN'S COMPUTER HAD BUSINESS AND TAX RECORDS SO IT WAS NOT USED BY JENNIFER OR KRISTINA.)  "I am writing to you anonymously because I do not trust the press to print an accurate story and my dearest friend would be hurt if she knew I wrote to you and you misrepresented it.  The friend I'm talking about is Mrs. Celeste Beard.  What I am about to tell you is strictly to give insight into her life and is completely told to you off the record."  It outlined Celeste's life which included me - my part was not accurate.  It goes on for at least a full page or more.  

     Feb. 26, 2003 Ms. Wetzel asked questions in Celeste's criminal trial and the questions were addressed to Kristina.  Volume 32 Pages 71-72

Q.  Kristina, was there a point where you testified --- well, I guess you testified on cross --- Mr. DeGuerin was asking you about a time that Steve got mad and threw a cup or threw some ice at you?

A.  Correct.

Q.  He didn't ask you about what happened right before that, and I wanted to --- would you tell us the whole story about what happened right before that?

A.  Yes,  Celeste and my dad, Steve, had a --- I guess some type of disagreement.

Q.  What was --- did the defendant tell you about it?

A.  Yes, I had to read him a letter.

Q.  What was the disagreement about?

A.  He had implied that --- asking her if she had anything to do with his death --- I mean, his injury.

Q.  His shooting?

A.  Correct.

Q.  And so you had to read him a letter, you said?

A.  Yes.

Q.  Who gave you the letter?

A.  Celeste.

Q.  And had you written the letter?

A.  No, she typed it out and wanted me to go read it to him.

Q.  Did you read it out loud?

A.  Yes.

Q.  And what happened after you read the letter to him?

A.  He was very upset and I think I tried to give him a hug and he threw some --- he had like a cup of ice and he threw it at me.


     Dawn Madigan testified, " Well I stayed there with them at the hospital all day.  Then we went --- we had gone in at one point to visit him.  They were letting visitors back, or not visitors, but the family back, and then when I --- I went in with Celeste and Kristina to see Steve.  When we walked into the room, Kristina and Celeste walked to the bed and Celeste grabbed Steve's hand, was grabbing his hand, and he pushed around her and pushed Kristina completely back away, shoved her away, and then pulled Celeste to him."   Volume 40 Page 189    JENNIFER AND KRISTINA WARNED STEVEN THAT TRACEY TARLTON WAS COMING OVER TO SHOOT SOMEONE.  Kristina could have whispered in his ear, "I told you this would happen" and that is why Steven threw ice in her face!

Q.  Mr. DeGuerin - So let's look at what - on May the 4th (1999).  That would have been Tuesday, right?

A.  Dr. Gotway (clinical psychologist at Timberlawn) Tuesday.  Okay. Yes.

Q. And you talk about the weekend.  "She (Celeste) stayed home on Monday to get help for her daughter Kristina.  She was concerned about the relationship of her husband and daughters and arranged for Kristina to stay with a friend."

     Celeste's twin daughters, Jennifer and Kristina were adopted by Steven Beard on November 23, 1998 because Celeste threatened a divorce.  She wanted her girls to have financial support for the rest of their lives.  The adoption took place three months before their 18th birthday.  Celeste was willing to part with some of her future fortune so she wasn't all bad.


     On November 23rd, 1999 Steven, signed the Amendment to the Marital Trust putting all his assets into the trust.  The Marital Trust was irrovable which means the will could not be broken until Celeste died or was put in prison.  Volume 19 Page 291 and Page 292 Mr. Kuperman testified Steven signed the document next door to Brackenridge Hospital in the rehab hospital.  Steven was owner of the property and could make changes while he was alive.   


Q.  (Mr. DeGuerin) And when were they?  If you can tell us the exact date, fine.  But if not, just tell us about when they were during the month of September.

A.  (Jimmy Martinez - ex-husband) Probably about the second week of September and the last week of September

Q.  All right.  And did you talk to Kristina on the telephone?

A.  Yes, she called me.

Q.  What did Kristina tell you in these conversations that you had with her in September about Tracey?

A.  She called --- she called me a couple of times, and it would be like 9:30, 10:00 o'clock, and apparently Tracey had called her and told her she was going to commit suicide and she had a shotgun.

Q.  What did you --- what did you tell Kristina to do about that?

A.  After --- the last one that she called me on was the last week.  I told her she should call 911.  She needs to get the sheriffs.  You know, call somebody.  Volume 36 Pages 67 & 68 Trial date was 5th day of March, 2000


     Charles Burton, Austin attorney and a certified criminal law specialist interviewed Kristina on October 4, and Jennifer on October 5, 1999 which was a couple days after the shooting.

Q.  Mr. DeGuerin - Okay.  But the statement that she made to you was, " When Steve was in the hospital the second time a couple of weeks ago (Steven was in the hospital on September 12 and 15, 1999), Tracey was calling mom, saying she was coming over and she had a shotgun, according to what Celeste told Jennifer."  Is that what Jennifer told you?

A.  That's what she told me, yes.

Q.  Did she tell you that they armed the burglar alarm and turned out the lights to watch out the window?

A.  Yes, that's what she told me.

Q.  And did she tell you that they didn't know if she was coming to shoot herself in front of them or to shoot Celeste?

A.  Yes, that's what she told me.  Volume 36 Page 207 


Q.  Mr. DeGuerin - I want to direct your attention to shortly after Steve Beard was shot when you were at the hospital and when you talked with Kristina Beard about the events that led up to Steve Beard's shooting.  Did Kristina Beard tell you that Tracey Tarlton had threatened to kill Steve Beard?

A.  Philip Presse (Attorney and friend of Steven Beard) Yes.

Q.  Would you tell the jury what she said about that?

A.  She said on --- at least on one or more occasions she had had to go over to Tracey Tarlton's house, I think before the shooting, and remove --- and found Tracey Tarlton to be in a psychotic drunken condition, threatening suicide and threatening to kill Steven Beard, and she had to take guns away from her house to prevent that from occurring. Vol.  44 Page 18

     Think about this - Jennifer Beard was AFRAID of a letter received from a friend of Celeste's.  She called the Victim's Advocate at the District Attorney's office.  Jennifer advertised on Go-Fund-Me that she needed money to pay for medical bills and this friend responded.   Kristina Beard SAW with her own eyes Tracey Tarlton freaking out several times and was threatening Steven's life and SHE CALLED NO ONE IN AUTHORITY!  Jennifer and Kristina were 18 and 8 months old so say they were just kids.  They graduated from high school and had jobs.


     Jennifer, Kristina, and Celeste were AFRAID of Tracey Tarlton coming over with her shotgun, but Steven thought it was 'DRAMA" and she would get over it.  Evidently, Celeste and the young people believed in the old adage "safety is greater in numbers" because Jennifer is driving Celeste to her appointments until Christopher arrives from San Angelo then they go to the lake house.  Kristina is with Justin all day with dinner and a movie coming home at 11:00 p.m.  After Steven goes to bed Celeste drives to the lake house to see Jennifer then back to Toro Canyon house at 11:00 p.m. with Kristina.  It says in the transcripts that Kristina checked in on Steven and found him sleeping.  Do you think Kristina TUCKED IN Steven every night or was it just October 1, 1999?

TRACEY TARLTON WAS INTUBATED FOR SERIOUS OVERDOSE OF DRUGS ON 8-3-99, 10-10-99, & 6-10-00.  Susan Millholland,  Tarlton's psychotherapist, quoted, "This would be solved if certain people met with untimely deaths." and she believed that Tracey was talking about Celeste's husband.    Ms. Millholland saw Tarlton last on 4-21-99 because Tarlton played it all off as a joke!  THE SERIOUSNESS OF TRACEY TARLTON'S WORDS AND ACTIONS HAD NO WEIGHT WITH STEVEN OR CELESTE BECAUSE THEY HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF HER HISTORY.  Kristina had first-hand knowledge which she told to the lawyers above.

Q.  ( Ms. Wetzel) And between 3:30 and 4:00 that morning, was a patient brought in by Star Flight named Steven Beard?

A.  ( Dr. Robert Coscia - trauma Medical Director of Brackenridge Hospital)  I cannot remember -- I do not remember whether he was brought in by Star Flight or by ground, but yes, he was brought in to the emergency department and I was in the emergency room when he arrived.  Volume 21 Pages 7 & 8

     I believe Justin hung around the 3900 Toro Canyon house sleeping in his car with Kristina's cellphone.  Kristina alerted him with a prearranged ring to that cellphone after learning Steven was shot.  Justin was there when Star flight loaded Steven into the helicopter.  Chandra Villigas-Abucejo took the 911 call at 2:56 a.m.  Allen Howard (Police officer) and Westlake EMS personal entered at 3:00 a.m. on October 2, 1999 with Star Flight to follow.  Star Flight Estimated response time for Austin, Texas is 10 to 20 minutes.  Toro Canyon is close to Austin locations so it was probably 10 minutes.  SO WHY DON'T WE CHECK STAR FLIGHT RECORDS FOR THE ACTUAL TIMES AND PROVE JUSTIN HUNG AROUND FOR FEAR SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN - PRE-KNOWLEDGE OF THESE THINGS AND CHALLENGE MS. WETZEL'S 3:00 TO 4:00 THAT MORNING!       

     October 13, 2006 Letter from Mr. DeGuerin - "Second, we continued to try and find Wanda White and recently located her.  She is back in prison.  Catherine Baen went and talked to her and Wanda White agreed to give us a statement.  After that, Catheriine and I went back with a court reporter and took a written statement from Wanda White.  She told us she had received a note from Tracey and that she had sent this note to her parents.  After she was released she got the note from her parents and put it in some boxes of her own possessions and later put those boxes in a crack house.  She and an investigator I hired went to the crack house and found the boxes.  Unfortunately, they had been ransacked and Catherine and the investigator looked through all the papers and could not find the note from Tracey." 

     June 23, 2009 Celeste received this handwritten letter in prison supposedly sent from Dayton, New Jersey.  "Happy Mothers Day Mommy  - Hey Celeste - When you do the "Sunday Suck" in prison do you get an "extra" bag of potatoe chips as apposed to the diamond ring you could have got if Steve was alive?  Good thing you got that "eating at the y" experience before prison!  Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!  Can't wait 2 see what you will look like when you are eligable for parole at age 80!  You look pretty fat now compared to when you were "admitted."  Everybody is out having fun -- spending "your" money!  You have none now huh?  Well, the girls are living well and all of Steve's real family.  You are an empty black hole.  You were always right... nobody loves you - you are broke in so many ways.  Why can't you try to kill yourself anymore?  Afraid to see Steven again?  How is the laundry room?  I guess you are niglet now! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!  Loser!  You husband is having great sex with someone else.  your ex's all say it's the money that kept them with you and now you & Clara are doing Laundry & next licence plates.  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!  Little niglets' eat some densed canned food.  Love the evil twins & Kaci & Steve (from beyond the crave waiting for you.)" 




     About this time I received a message on my telephone answering machine, it was a song that was hard to hear.  It starts, "You let to die" -- "Let go free, we here."  Tracey Tarlton, the shooter, was released in 2011, so she is free.  She shot Steven with her own shotgun and then carried it back home.  She placed it in her closet like nothing has happened.  

     June 13, 2012 Letter from B. Williams, Assistant Coordinator, Director's Review Committee at Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Nancy Hall states, "The information in said letter was considered; however, it was the decision to not grant the request.  Your name will remain on the negative mailing list for offender Johnson.  After six months, a written request may be submitted to the DRC for reconsideration of correspondence privileges."  I COULD NOT CORRESPOND WITH CELESTE DURING THE TIME MY HUSBAND DIED!  I mailed a letter to three inmates for Celeste's second cookbook.  Celeste was placed on Jennifer and Kristina Beard's negative mailing list so she knew very well the consequences if she ever sent a letter to her daughters.

     December 2, 2016 Ms. Balbir (847)604-7662 from Lakeside Collects reported receiving a money order and currency in the mail using Celeste's TDCJ and Account # ordering a book called "Peace of Mind" to be sent to Jedediah Johnson.  A new account was setup to finish this transaction.  It was received with a blank order form from one of Celeste's catalogs but Celeste could never send currency to Lakeside Collects and Celeste never ordered it.    

     TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) received a forged letter supposedly sent by her husband which moved Celeste from Mountain View.  Letters are important to TDCJ so write a letter - maybe you can get Celeste hanged!

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Torment is great pain or anguish.  It can be mental but now it is physical.  Texas Department of Criminal Justice is systematically trying to break Celeste Beard Johnson using her body as the tool.

SEVEN.  I am Celeste's mother and many say that I baby Celeste - I protect her and won't let her grow up.  Let her  stop crying and be adult.  I am trying to teach her to change using my nice voice - trying to appeal to her adult mind but it is hard when the mind is so full of other emotions.  I showed her in the Bible forgiveness.  The child FEELS bad and dirty where the offending man/woman has all the blame.  Knowing God's love and forgiveness removes some of the bad feeling.  Her father made her participate in some kind of sexual things.  Then she has fear of being alone because the ex-husband told Celeste, "No one loved her."  God's promises usually handle these fears, but she has the remembrance of  her father looming/standing over her with threats, "It will kill your mother."  Nothing can replace these terrible memories except PRISON.

ONE.  The last two years Celeste Beard Johnson has been sent to Galveston 22 times.  I should say the last year and a half because she had her foot surgery in June and got her air-cast the first of July, 2016.  No trips after that.

     Inmates travel from Mt. View by bus to Goree which is a men's prison for sex-offenders.  They spend the night in a holding cell and go the next morning to Galveston for their doctor's appointment.  After the appointment they travel back to Goree for the night and back to Mt. View in the morning.  The prisoner is hackled to another inmate while on the bus.  Everyone prays they don't get shackled to an over-weight prisoner because they are jerked around terribly on the bus.

     Celeste has fears planted in her soul as a child by my ex-husband when he was trying to break Celeste.  She carries that torment with her and it has altered her life forever.  To make the trips to Galveston Celeste read the New Testament through many times 

     David Baldacci wrote in The Hit​, "What happened to you as a child, particularly something bad, changed you, absolutely and completely.  It was like part of your brain became closed off and refused to mature any further.  As an adult you were powerless to fight against it.  It was simply who you were until the day you died.  There was no "therapy" that could cure it.  That wall was built and nothing could tear it down."  Texas Criminal Justice has tried to tear it down for fifteen years now.