155 Days of Good Time Restored

    Remember my NA series and all those NA Meetings I attended? Well they just now paid off in the form of good time. My release date has been adjusted from 8-9-32 to 3-7-32. I haven't done the math, but according to DOC, that's 155 days! Upon receiving this good news I was also … Continue reading 155 Days of Good Time Restored

Those Who Will Re-offend vs. Those Who Will Stay Out

    It's easy to identify those who will re-offend and come back to prison vs. those who will get out and be successful. So why not implement programs that REALLY focus on the 66% who will re-offend? In order to identify those who will re-offend vs. those who will stay out, I have randomly … Continue reading Those Who Will Re-offend vs. Those Who Will Stay Out

Real Love Letters

    Real Love Letters: Falling in love through writing. The connection. The journey. The romance. How could a vibrant, intelligent woman fall in love with a man in prison? To most people, it makes no sense. I don't even fully understand it. Yet, I'm referring to my situation. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? That is the … Continue reading Real Love Letters

Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

    Back in 1994, I was in a drunken rage and shot 4 innocent young men. It is only because of their strong will that no one died. I got what I deserved: 43 years in prison. I've never appealed it. I've never seeked clemency. And I have no desire to be paroled. I … Continue reading Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation

    "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

Influential Books

    I've already done 21 years of a 43 year prison sentence. I've spent many nights laying in the dark, wondering WHY? HOW? Why me? How did this happen? Why did I do the things I did? How did certain thoughts enter my mind? And why did I act on them? The process of … Continue reading Influential Books

Look At Someone’s Visitor

    Keep your eyes on your own. If you get caught looking at someone’s visitor, whether it’s their mom, sister, grandma, wife, girlfriend, whoever, and you could end up looking at some boots upside your face back in the cell block.   Bruce is a nice young fellow serving 14 years for second degree … Continue reading Look At Someone’s Visitor