Antwan Johnson explains how he followed his daddy into a life of selling drugs, he's been shot 9 times, he killed his best friend, he loves his kids, misses his dad -- and knows that he'll just shoot someone again if he's out on the street and someone pisses him off.
They made a journalist out of me. And that, my friends, is something of extreme significance. I came to prison with an eight grade education. I have a thriving writing career now. I owe it all to Prison Writers and Loen for believing in me.
"Polling” prisoners is a no-no, it’s taboo. And not easy to do, because who would personally know hundreds of inmates in prisons all cross the country? Me.
Enter PrisonWriters.com. Here we have an organization that is going out of its way to make sure that our voices and stores are escaping this black hole we call prison to be published and posted on the internet for everyone in the world to see. Furthermore, each article written by each prisoner is labeled with the inmate’s name and Doc #.