The following poem was written back in June of 1996. Back then I was a drug using, drug selling, violent little badass. I was at Walla Walla, living with Mikey and Jeff. When we were using drugs and smoking joints people use to walk by our cell, look in, and fiend. A lot of … Continue reading Taking The Edge Off Prison Life
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"I think it would be helpful for the audience to understand how you personally were affected by Occupational Deprivation." ~Sandra Rogers That single sentence stood out to me and is where the title of this post came from. First, I had to understand the meaning of Occupational Deprivation (OD). As far as I … Continue reading How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation
The place: Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, WA. The year: early 90’s Gordon was entering his 35th year of incarceration for a variety of convictions, including 1st degree murder. Although he stands 5’8” and only weighs 140 lbs., he’s a heavy weight amongst his peers. Don was entering his 18th year … Continue reading Hey Man! Those Are My Shoes!
Convicts want to control as much as they can. Back in the day (prior to 2004), everyone sat in the same seat at the chow hall. New guys were constantly getting ran off until they found a seat that could be theirs day in & day out. This caused so much drama, that … Continue reading Sit In The Wrong Seat