By DANIEL H. HARRIS
Many claim the title of “Convict,” but few live up to the Convict Code of Conduct. Convicts are not made, they are born a breed apart.
- A true convict is incapable of snitching.
- No convict is ever a bully.
- The convict’s word is more binding than any contract.
- It is a convict’s nature to seek out peaceful compromises whenever possible.
- A convict would rather die fighting than live running.
- Convicts stand by their friends unto death.
- You’ll never see a convict trying to impress anyone; he just does.
- Never does a convict choose to lead, others just choose to follow.
- Convicts buy what they need before they buy what they want — and what they don’t have, they do without.
- All convicts are polite and courteous. They have nothing to prove to anyone.
Anyone who can’t honestly claim to live by this simple code of conduct will never be a convict. He may be a damn good fella and a stand up guy, but he’s not a convict.
Editor’s Note: For the uninitiated, prisoners use the words “Inmate” and “Convict” to describe two very different types of incarcerated personalities. Read “Convict or Inmate?” for a better understanding of the differences.]
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