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2021-03-07T10:25:41-05:00Prison Love and Sex|

My First Girlfriend in Prison

The door opens, and when she walks in, my heart loses count, harmony broken. She is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, not just in years but ever (and I have seen the Grand Canyon, the tropical rainforests in Mexico, the green flash that crosses the ocean at sunset, the Aurora in the Northern Sky...).
2020-07-10T10:47:27-04:00My Crime|

He Says He’s Innocent. Do You Believe Him?

Let's be clear RIGHT from the start, I am an innocent man. Like 110% innocent. I know, everyone in prison says they are innocent, they say it so often and persistently that it holds no meaning, and if you really are innocent, no one believes you.
2020-03-06T10:01:05-05:00Bizarre or Funny|

Long Live The Keist

In my 21 years of incarceration I have seen every hustle that you can think of- from smuggling hot pockets to cell phones, to selling ass to selling cash. And if it wasn't nailed down then it was up for grabs. [...]

2020-01-30T14:24:58-05:00Reform & Reentry|

Why I Am Still On Death Row

Courtesy, Joseph Dole I was on death row for many years before Illinois banned the death penalty in 2011. I’m a “lifer” now, serving a life-without-parole (LWOP) sentence. Does that mean I’m thrilled to be off death row? Quite [...]

2020-02-06T20:11:00-05:00Daily Survival|

The Softer Side of Suicide

[paypal_donation_button align="right"]Ashes Falling Down By Johnathan Byrd I stood staring at Ashes through the rusted metal grill that provides the only way to look into a cell. This unit doesn't have bars; only solid steel doors. I stared at Ashes with [...]

2020-02-06T20:12:28-05:00Violence & Corruption|

Summer Memories

[paypal_donation_button align="right"]By Jayson Hawkins Even after two decades of incarceration, I still enjoy hearing about my loved ones’ vacations. Partly it allows me to live vicariously through their adventures, but it also sets up my tired old punchline of ”I thought [...]

2020-02-06T20:25:11-05:00Bizarre or Funny|

Transitions: Boy to Girl

Dani H. Harris [paypal_donation_button align="right"]By Dani Harris “Where did you make-up?” SGT. Holmes asked. I played stupid. “Make-up? What Make-up? I don’t have any because I can’t buy it on commissary.” SGT. Holmes did this thing with his finger [...]