2021 is my year for being released from prison and I'm scared, nervous and concerned. I try to keep this positive mindset that it'll all be okay, but will it?
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 [...]