Texas

2020-03-05T08:09:26-05:00Lifers & Solitary|

Solitary Is Torture!

After spending over five years in solitary confinement, I have finally come to realize that solitary confinement is known torture -- and the prisoners aren’t the only ones who know this. There have been extensive studies that have shown that lengthy [...]

2020-03-06T10:01:05-05:00Bizarre or Funny|

Long Live The Keist

In my 21 years of incarceration I have seen every hustle that you can think of- from smuggling hot pockets to cell phones, to selling ass to selling cash. And if it wasn't nailed down then it was up for grabs. [...]

2020-02-06T18:44:35-05:00Fellow Inmates|

Solitary Suicide

By: Jeremy Busby Gabiele was an upbeat cat for a prisoner with a life sentence. I remember the day that I met him. I was having a difficult day trying to navigate all of the negativity that prison has [...]

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 [...]

2020-02-06T20:12:28-05:00Violence & Corruption|

Summer Memories

By Jayson Hawkins Even after two decades of incarceration, I still enjoy hearing about my loved ones’ vacations. Partly it allows me to live vicariously through their adventures, but it also sets up my tired old punchline of ”I thought [...]