HUMANS OF SURRENDER
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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