LWOP

2020-02-02T15:26:21-05:00Fellow Inmates|

A Real-life Andy Dufresne

Back in the 70s and 80s at Western Penitentiary, one of the oldest prisons in the world, the Shawshank Redemption was real; the prisons literally looked the same. I am a real life Andy Dufresne, only I never even tried to [...]

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 [...]

2020-01-17T01:03:27-05:00My Crime|

My Crime: Jason Cooper

  BY JASON COOPER Brutal Murders. Victims Stabbed 83 Times. Those were just some of the headlines above stories filled with truth and lies. Stories about a sociopathic monster. Surely a villain made for novels and movies. Those were the only [...]