suicide

2020-07-04T08:14:46-04:00Lifers & Solitary|

A Juvenile Lifer’s Story

I am prepared to die: My name is Edward Mike Ji, now age seventeen, newly minted adult duly dubbed and declared so by Collin County Juvenile Court, inmate number 207989, and death cannot come swiftly enough. I lay in this foul [...]

2020-04-03T11:52:55-04:00Fellow Inmates|

The Aliens Within Us

Here, "normal," i.e. civil, is as alien to prisoners as criminal activity is to decent people. Therefore, it is difficult to embrace change when it could result in being attacked or harmed in other ways.
2020-02-06T20:11:00-05:00Daily Survival|

The Softer Side of Suicide

Ashes Falling Down By Johnathan Byrd I stood staring at Ashes through the rusted metal grill that provides the only way to look into a cell. This unit doesn't have bars; only solid steel doors. I stared at Ashes with [...]