My primary fear in prison is not the time. It’s not getting stabbed. My fear of prison is becoming severely institutionalized. I use the term “severely” because it is almost impossible to not be affected by prison culture and life after [...]
I’m a repeat offender. This is my 4th time in penitentiary. I’m the “poster child” for getting out of prison. First time I was 17 years old. I did four years. My 2nd time I was 22 and I did 3 years. Third time I was 25 and I did 9 years. Now I’m 37 and I’m serving a 30-year sentence.
When I walked into my third date with the parole board, I thought that over our previous two dates together, covering the past twenty-five years, we had developed a routine. They would question me about my crime, my programming, and my [...]