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Number to Name


This week I was approached by a guy who wanted to try and get into the writing class. He handed me his ID card and said he was currently on the waiting list but was anxious to get in and start writing. Not reading the card, I asked him his name. He gave me his last name and CDCR number. "No, what's your name, your first name?" He looked at me funny, then smiled, "Man, thanks for asking. Around here your CDCR number is your name." I shrugged. His name was Darrell. "Pleased to meet you, Darrell." 


Kent Zimmerman