Ty Evans

Contributing Writer

This is Ty Evans’s bio, in his own words:

Courtesy of Ty Evans

I am 53 years old, serving a 71-year sentence in Indiana for attempted murder and resisting arrest. I was arrested in 2005 at age 43, and I may be released in 2036.

In my former life I owned a land surveying business in Indianapolis, Centurion Surveys LLC, specializing in residential land surveys. I had several employees, including former prisoners hired from the local work release center. In my off time I enjoyed playing golf and traveling overseas, particularly to China.

I’ve kept my mind occupied while in prison. In 2009 I earned a B.G.S. degree from Ball State University, graduating summa cum laude, with minors in History, Anthropology and Sociology. In 2012 I published a self-help legal book titled, Post-Conviction Guidebook: Indiana Edition. It was banned by the IDOC. I sued and won a settlement that allows the book to be sold to Indiana prisoners. Since then I’ve published under the pen name Ivan Denison: Flipping Your Conviction (2013), Flipping Your Habe (2014), and The Essential Supreme Court Cases (2015). I stay busy assisting other prisoners as a legal lay advocate on a variety of criminal and civil matters. 

He can receive mail at:

Ty Evans #158293

Indiana Correctional Facility

1 Park Row

Michigan City, IN


Posts by Ty Evans:

Officer Down

An early scene in The Shawshank Redemption has the old-school convicts watching the new fish get off the bus and placing bets on which one will break first. Some guys, you can immediately tell, don’t belong here. They ain’t gonna make [...]