Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Other Death Penalty: part 2

You may be thinking to yourself, “I thought the United States Supreme Court ruled juveniles being sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole unconstitutional.” Then how is it that I am still sentenced as a JLWOP? Because the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Other Death Penalty: part 1

The prison sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole has the same intent as the Death Penalty. This sentence was created for people to die in prison. Not at the hands of the government as happens with the Death … Continue reading

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August Visit

When you only get to spend a fraction of your time with your loved one, you tend to place more meaning in every subtle little thing that happens. Every action, every moment is something valuable in itself. The time I … Continue reading

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Communication is The Key

  One of the hardest things to do in prison is maintain a connection with friends, family, and loved ones. Nothing about prison makes maintaining these relationships easy. In fact, it seems that most prison policies and rules actually discourage … Continue reading

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11 years

To try to remember something from 11 years ago is difficult at best. I have a pretty terrible memory, so attempting to recall what my life was like 11 years ago is like trying to see through muddy water. I … Continue reading

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I was only 16

Eleven years ago I was told I had committed a murder. How could this even be possible? I wasn’t a murderer. I wasn’t a violent person.  I knew I hadn’t killed anyone. Yet there were two big police detectives and … Continue reading

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