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    When They Free Us: Punishing The Innocent

    June 25, 2019 by

    Why does the justice system in America spend so much energy punishing the innocent? I have a few conditions I have to follow while paroled and one of them is to attend certain therapeutic programs designed to help me change my past criminal behavior. Since I didn’t do the crime for which I was incarcerated,… Read more

  • Fairstein’s Five: The Tip Of The Iceberg

    June 12, 2019 by

    Linda Fairstein has been doubling down in the face of recent criticism and career setbacks. But this isn’t unusual for her. When the The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin sat down with Fairstein back in 2002, she couldn’t praise detectives enough for their work apprehending the five young boys who would later be exonerated. At first,… Read more

  • Pain, Joy and Prison

    June 11, 2019 by

    Someone sent me an inspirational song today and I ended up wandering the labyrinth of YouTube. I used to do this before I was locked up and often my kids would be sitting beside me egging me on. It was really so much better than television. I wonder if you do this too. The person… Read more

  • Number Two Freedom – A Bastille Bathroom Biography

    June 4, 2019 by

    There are many things which are better outside prison walls but the bathroom has to be near the top of any comparative list. Just ask anyone who’s been to prison. You probably don’t know anyone like that. Good thing I’m around to sate your curiosity. It was this morning that I started really contemplating this… Read more

  • The Art Of Gratitude

    June 2, 2019 by

    Prior to prison, I had many blessings which I took for granted. After being locked up, I found faults in my thinking. For instance, I found out how valuable my family and friends were and how I’d been less than appreciative. I didn’t discover this through inner reflection alone but from witnessing what it was… Read more

  • PTSD, ADHD, Or Normal Homecoming Jitters?

    May 27, 2019 by

    The day I walked out of The Walls unit in Texas was both terrible and wonderful. Having been locked up for six years and having hoped daily to return to a normal existence, I was visited by every doubt imaginable every hour of that day. Even as I left the door of the prison, belongings… Read more

  • Texas’ Schizophrenic Special Parole Condition ‘N’

    May 25, 2019 by

    I recently was released on parole from Texas after completing a nine month sex offender treatment program. Having applied to another state through the interstate compact, I was granted permission to enter that state to finish out the remainder of my sentence under mandatory supervision. That day was the fourth most anticipated day of my… Read more

  • The Journey Begins

    May 24, 2019 by

    Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Most likely if you’re stopping by, you are a friend and want to catch up on happenings because I’ve dropped off social media.  Don’t let the moniker scare you away. If you don’t know me and found this spot through serendipitous means,… Read more

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