The expression "when the time hits you" is used in reference to inmates with long sentences. It’s the moment when long-term incarceration forces an inmate to assess the gravity of his situation. I’m talking 15-year sentences -- or more. Now, I [...]
The world changed when a shocked nation saw the horrific video of George Floyd’s life being snuffed out by officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death sparked outrage and in the aftermath people took to the streets--white and black together--wearing their Black Lives [...]
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With the mass-rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines across the US, vaccination is being offered inside state prisons nationwide and have been for a number of months. Prison-systems alone have regularly account for double-digit percentages of many states' new daily, weekly, [...]
In 1984, I was incarcerated for a homicide robbery and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. I was 17 years old. Exactly what made me go out and commit a crime is not the focus here. [...]