Inmate Stories

December 21, 2017

“The Judge said 'since you're doing life on the installment plan, here's your next installment of 50 to 60 months'.  Hopelessness man, hopelessness. I got another felony in prison while I was waiting to go to prison.  I was fighting over somebody’s shampoo.  I had to serve another year.  I was in a 23hr lockdown for 13 straight months.  I had no contact with the outside world.  I had no family, no friends that were talking to...

December 20, 2017

“I got my last strike for drugs and was getting ready to go do my 3-year prison time.  I dropped out of school in the 9th grade.  I don’t have a high school diploma and I have 3 kids. I left all my kids with my mom to raise because their mother is not in their life due to drugs, also.  I didn’t have nothing for myself; no future, no good way to support my kids.  I felt hopeless when I was sitting in county.  I was feeling bad....

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