Category: Money

Don’t Pay Your Debts

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Prison Violence

Gambling is huge in prison. Convicts will bet on anything, such as: professional sports, prison sports, or how long it’ll take before a sex offender gets his ass beat. The most common way to get in debt is playing cards. Specifically: Poker, Spades, or Pinochle. And the most dangerous type of debt is a drug debt. 

Scott is serving 16 years for manufacturing meth. While in prison, he enjoys shooting meth and heroin. He pays for the drugs with the $100 a month he gets from his grandma. Unfortunately, $100 only keeps him high for 2 days. But Scott has a plan. He’ll extend his line of credit and rack up debts.

Before he knows it, he owes $800, and the month is only half over. “Aw what the hell” he thinks, “My sister would send me $100 if I ask.” So Scott goes and gets more drugs.

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Making Money

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Making Millions In Prison

Making money is easy. I’ve been doing it for years.

My society is different than yours in more ways than it’s similar. But there are similarities: Money. We all need it to live comfortably. The more we have, the more comfortable we are able to live.

In this prison society I live in, I’ve always been in the “wealthy” bracket as I sit atop the prisons totem pole of higharchy. But compare that to mainstream society and I’m broke as a joke. This $0.42 an hour ain’t cutting it.

It also doesn’t quite put me in the “wealthy” bracket in here. I had to “get my hustle on” to reach “wealthy status.” (please read about it in Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary)

That was back before I made a commitment to the people who love me. A commitment to follow all rules and laws. And to respect…

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I Will Blog For Phone Time

 

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This is my creative attempt to try and get some phone time. Money is tight right now, and I want to call my lovely wife to hear her sweet voice.

I am willing to write for anyone who wants new & fresh content for their blog.

Simply instruct me on what type of content you want, and I will do my absolute best to exceed your expectations.

If you are interested, please send me the following details via email (ss.jennings@yahoo.com):

 

*Your name
*Link to your blog
*Subject/Topic of the blog you’d like me to write
*When you’d like the blog completed by
*Any other personal notes for writing the blog

 

Then, if you’re satisfied with my work, please dial this number (866-669-9975) and slap a few bucks on my phone account. You decide how much.

(This is an automated phone number and you will be prompted through the steps. It’ll ask you for my DOC # 727504)

Or, if it’s more convenient, you may send a few bucks to our PayPal account (stonecitypublishing@yahoo.com).

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Steven Jennings

I Will Blog For Phone Time

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This is my creative attempt to try and get some phone time.

I am willing to write for anyone who wants new & fresh content for their blog.

Simply instruct me on what type of content you want, and I will do my absolute best to exceed your expectations.

If you are interested, send me the following details via email (stevendjennings@yahoo.com):

*Your name
*Link to your blog
*Subject/Topic of the blog you’d like me to write
*When you’d like the blog completed by
*Any other personal notes for me while writing the blog

Then, if you’re satisfied with my work, please dial this number (866-669-9975) and slap a few bucks on my phone account. You decide how much.

This is an automated phone number and you will be prompted through the steps. It’ll ask you for my DOC # 727504.

Or, if it’s more convenient, you may send a few bucks to our PayPal account (stonecitypublishing@yahoo.com).

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Steven Jennings

Gambling & Hustling

 

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I really am having an excellent month. I attribute it to reading the Bible every day. And DOING what it says. I must admit. It is VERY hard.

I quit gambling and hustling. I’m finding that this is one of the hardest things I’ve done throughout my incarceration. There are lingering effects.

For example: Today I had three guys knock on my door. They all wanted to gamble on football. I told them,”Nawww, I’m good this week.”

Well one guy still owes me. And we have this unspoken etiquette regarding “action back“. That means he expects me to bet with him throughout the playoffs and Super Bowl.

He says to me, “What’s up…I can’t get action back?”

What do I say to him? Right away my “compulsive thought” is to say, “I’ve been giving you action back all year. Just pay up…I’m done.”

I’m well aware this response wouldn’t go over too well with ol boy. In the past I would not have cared. I would have said it. So what…if he didn’t like it.

But because I’m experiencing a deeper level of consciousness, and I’m armed with knowledge from the scriptures, I was able to say, “I’m starting a new chapter in life and it does not involve gambling.”

He looks at me like I’m being a smartass.

I tell him, “Seriously.”

He says, “Look man…I got Seattle, whatchya wanna do?”

I see how this is going and I know where it could end up. Dude wants action back. Period. And deep down, I can’t blame him. It’s the right thing to do.

I tell him, “Look, I understand you want action back. But seriously, I’m done gambling. So what do you feel is fair in order for you to go away peacefully?”

I’m expecting him to say $10-$15.

To my surprise he says, “How about we’re just even.”

Again…compulsive thoughts rush to my frontal lobe. I stay composed as I focus on the teachings of Jesus. I remember a Proverb saying something to the effect of…misfortune follows a sinner like prosperity follows the righteous.

In that instant I realize that collecting a debt is the same as gambling. The answer to my dilemma is clear. I cannot turn a blind eye to what I know is wrong. This is a test I really need to pass.

Ol boy really doesn’t expect me to break him even. Who does that? NOBODY!

I reach out, shake his hand and say, “Happy Holidays. We’re even.”

That was 14 hours ago. All day I’ve been thinking about it. One side says…you dumb ass! The other says…you did the right thing.

I could’ve probably bopped that dude for over $100 by the time it was all over.

But that’s not the person I want to be. Those actions are not in accordance with the scripture. Those actions are the results of compulsive thought. Misconduct on any level is a thing of the past. Today I am a new man.

 

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Steven Jennings

Making Money

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Making money is easy. I’ve been doing it for years.

My society is different than yours in more ways than it’s similar. But there are similarities: Money. We all need it to live comfortably. The more we have, the more comfortable we are able to live.

In this prison society I live in, I’ve always been in the “wealthy” bracket as I sit atop the prisons totem pole of higharchy. But compare that to mainstream society and I’m broke as a joke. This $0.42 an hour job ain’t cutting it.

It also doesn’t quite put me in the “wealthy” bracket in here. I had to “get my hustle on” to reach a “wealthy status.” (please read about it in Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary)

That was back before I made a commitment to the people who love me. A commitment to follow all rules and laws. And to respect authority. And to love discipline.

Now I am strictly living off of $0.42 an hour. Compared to how I used to live…I feel broke. I don’t like that.

That’s why I’m doing something about it. I’m building a mini blog network and I’ll have many contributing bloggers.

I’m selling ebooks. Well actually, I only have one out right now. There will be more! Hundreds of more. Written by inmates from all over the world. In order to achieve this goal, I must build a large following (100,000+). In order to achieve that, I must build a network of blogs.

It’s a fun journey. I enjoy this process very much. It’s a challenge!

My AMAZING WIFE, Suzie, is doing all the outside work. We have zero experience. We’re learning as we go. Browse around, look at what we’ve done.

If you’re a professional and want to help with ANYTHING (graphic designs, accounting, advertising, marketing, etc.), well then by all means…please do so. We would appreciate it.

If I follow the advice in ProBlogger, I’ll be a millionaire before I get out.

Suzie and I are willing to commit the time and effort to succeed.

 

Steven Jennings

Only A Hustler Would Manipulate The Word Hustler

This is in response to a blog that was posted in 2007 called “Mind Of A Hustler”, by The Hustler:

I’ve been a hustler for years. And generally speaking, it’s not a good thing. But perception is reality. It’s all about who you are, what you’re doing, and how you perceive it. The bottom line: Word games are word games. Right is right, and wrong is wrong.

If I’m a hustler who lies, steals, cheats, uses and abuses to get ahead…I’m still a hustler. Or, if I’m a hustler who works hard to do what’s right, and I’m honest with integrity…I’m still a hustler.

But the truth is, why use such a tainted word to describe such admirable accomplishments?

That’s like saying the man who invented St. Judes Children’s Hospital is a hustler! Right away people would frown on that and be like, “What? Wait! Why?” Then a slick word game would follow and it would go like this: “Yeah, he’s passionate, always looking for opportunities, works hard, dreams of the future while focused on today, fearless, he’s a builder & a strategist.”

Only after a long explanation would people understand. Maybe. Others would still disagree.

Using the word “hustler” in a positive light, is taking the word out of context. Sure, it can be justified and make perfect sense. But only a hustler would manipulate the word “hustler” to try to make it sound like a positive trait.

As for me, I’m an ex-hustler gone legit. I’m expanding my skills into a positive realm as I strive to be morally sound while tapping the world market with my network of prison literature.

If you conducted a poll, you’d find that criminals and street people would consider being called a “hustler” a compliment. And respected businessmen would not consider themselves a “hustler”, and would be offended if someone were to call them one.

So there you have it, my opinion on the word “hustler”.

 

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Steven Jennings