My Ethics and My Terrible Crime

I am guilty of a terrible crime and a gross violation of my own ethical code. The fact that I was delusional and out of my mind with irrational fear is not - to me - a satisfactory excuse. Being that [...]

Summer In Texas Prisons Are Inhumane

  Summer in Texas prisons are deadly. We don’t use our mattresses to sleep on. We can’t. We have to use them as a barricade. It is pushed up against the wall that has been absorbing the sun's heat from 1 [...]

#1 Ingredient in Prison Food? Water.

Aside from the obvious fact that water is needed throughout the day to hydrate the body, it has absolutely no dietary value. So why is our prison food constantly being watered down? The answer is … Money.

I’m 31 and I’ve Spent Half My Life In Prison

A number of months ago, I reached a milestone in my own life, one that isn't in any way positive but one that's definitely made me stop and think. I am 31 years old and I have spent half my life in prison as Prisoner #595904 in Michigan’s Department of Corrections, Inmate Dankovich. 

The Catch-22 of Prison Education

Getting a prison education in California is a joke. Allow me to explain why. When a prisoner gets assigned to school, that is basically his job. The incentives for him to go to school every day are unlimited access to the [...]

Living With A Prison Con Artist

He's a prison con artist and, for awhile, my cellmate.   The day he moved in, all seemed normal—for about five seconds—until he launched into an obsessive allegation that a female guard forced him to perform oral sex on her. This was followed by lies that a former cellie drugged and raped him.