I went to see L tonight at the jail. He is gone. The jailer tells me that he was moved last Tuesday to the jail in the next county over. This happens. Sometimes it is because of overcrowding at the jail. Sometimes it is because of conflict between certain inmates. L had told me there was someone who was picking on him and that he was going to talk to the jail coordinator. Mybe he was moved for his own protection. Or maybe because he annoyed the jailer by complaining and the move was retribution.
I cannot get his public defender to return my phone calls. I have left five messages now. Each one a little more assertive than the last. He doesn't return L's calls either.
Tomorrow I will call the jailer up at the other county's jail and find out what their weekend visiting hours are and how I get myself a clergy pass. If I can pull that off I will try to get up to see him this weekend. I don't want him to think I have abandoned him...
Waiting. L even more than I. I know he would appreciate your prayers if he could ask.