What It’s Like Ten Years After Killing My Parents

A Dime Piece By Danner Darcleight Ten years in. What does it feel like? To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School. It feels like only yesterday I went away... and you know what a shitty day yesterday was. Committing the crime was the first day of the rest of my life. Nothing can ever be the same after such [...]

How One Huge Mistake Sent Me To Prison For Life

By: Troy David, Contributing Writer On October 31, 1984, Halloween Night at 7:00 pm, gunshots rained on the streets of the middle-class neighborhood of Mount Airy in Philadelphia, PA. I was just 17 years old at the time. My mom worked as an Executive Secretary and my dad drove a truck. I had recently taken pictures for my high school graduation [...]

The Story of My Undoing

BY CHRISTINE WHITE, Contributing Writer   Sitting in a prison cell would make anyone look back and consider what went wrong, but for me it’s obvious. Don’t get me wrong, before that horrible New Year’s day, I had made a few mistakes, but nothing too serious. To the people who knew me, it probably seemed like I had it all [...]

My Crime: Jason Cooper

  BY JASON COOPER Brutal Murders. Victims Stabbed 83 Times. Those were just some of the headlines above stories filled with truth and lies. Stories about a sociopathic monster. Surely a villain made for novels and movies. Those were the only places I had ever come across someone described as such. That is until I came across... a mirror. Were [...]

My Crime: Jonathan Benson

BY JONATHAN BENSON, Contributing Writer image courtesy of Jonathan Benson On April 4th, 2011 I was pulled over for a taillight being burnt out. No big deal, right? Usually no, however I was “methin’ around” (high on meth) at the time and my kids were with me in the vehicle. I was charged with CDS [Controlled Dangerous Substances] [...]

My Crime: Christine White

BY CHRISTINE WHITE, Contributing Writer Courtesy of Christine White How do I begin to tell you about my crime and the insane, muddled mess I made out my life in just a few days? It feels like an enormous, devastating monster made from spontaneity, loneliness and regret came crashing out of nowhere, completely obliterating the woman I used [...]

What Led Me To Crime and Why I’m In Prison

BY CORY PERRY I can remember far back at a young age people telling me, because of my anger, that I would end up in prison or dead. And I was seven years old at that time. I grew up in Washington DC. My mother seen the path I was taking and wanted to get me out of there. My [...]

My Crime: Tracy Lee Kendall

BY TRACY LEE KENDALL, Contributing Writer Courtesy, Tracy Lee Kendall I started stealing when I was 4, from yards and shoplifting. I don’t know where I learned it, but I knew it was wrong. Oddly, the Darrington Unit I’m on now is close to Dickinson, TX where I was at that age. I stole mostly toys and mail. [...]

My Crime: Jonathan Benson

BY JONATHAN BENSON, Contributing Writer image courtesy of Jonathan Benson On April 4th, 2011 I was pulled over for a taillight being burnt out. No big deal, right? Usually no, however I was “methin’ around” (high on meth) at the time and my kids were with me in the vehicle. I was charged with CDS [Controlled Dangerous Substances] [...]

My Crime: Brad Simpson

BY BRAD SIMPSON, Contributing Writer Courtesy of Brad Simpson Red and blue lights instantly appear in my rearview mirror and I’m like, “Oh shit!” I’m no stranger to getting pulled over, it’s a fact of life when you hangout and break the law in some area that you live. The city of Denver, Colorado is big, but my [...]

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