Suicide in prison in general

This blog is more a comment on suicides on prison, the reason for it is that there seems to be a big push from TDCJ officials to try to lessen their responsibility in these peoples deaths. There is no one to speak out and tell the truth, which is also in opposition to what I’ve […]

Growing up in prison: A broad view

Looking back on all the years I’ve done in prison, I have to look all the mistakes I’ve made. In this blog, I want to put that subject in the spot light. The biggest mistakes that I’ve made were similar to the mistakes that many other youthful prisoners make. For this reason, I feel that […]

Taking „A second look“

In this blog I’d like to talk about an upcoming bill that will be introduced in the 2019 legislative session. This bill is called “The second look bill”, and it has the potential to give some justice back to some six thousand-plus people who were unjustly sentenced. Let me explain how these people were unjustly […]

Denial of outdoor recreation in ad. seg.

In this blog I want to explain the way the Texas prison system gets away with denying prisoners their federally mandated one hour a week of outdoor recreation. To start with, the biggest and most often used excuse is that the prison is understaffed, and so they don’t have enough officers to do outside recreation. […]

Growing up in prison, part IV

When I got to this new cellblock I was in a confused state of mind. I could not understand all this crap that was happening to me. I mean, I’m a friendly guy who tries to get along with everyone, and I do my best to help others and to never do someone wrong. I […]

The death of a friend

On May 20th, 2018 a man I had known for years was found dead in his cell. Frank Jones was one of the strongest guys I knew and a great friend to those he befriended. It was a sad day for all of his friends when we got word that he had passed away. From […]

The days -Day Six

Tuesday started like every other day. “ONE ROW CHOW TIME… OUT!” I woke up hungry like usual, and hurting, but not as bad as the day before. I jumped out of bed and out the door I went, by now I know what I had to do so that I could get to the infirmary […]

General – Wage theft in the Texas prison system

This blog is about how the Texas prison system steals the rightfully owed wages of the prison guards that work here. To start with, let me give you a run down on the way that prison guards are payed. They work for a salary, not by hour. They work 12 hours days four days a […]

General – Heat in prison

In the Texas prison system there are very few prisons that have air conditioning. And those that do, only have it because they have to for security reasons. In this blog I’m going to tell you of the experience of prison with no air conditioning. Back in 1994, when I first came into prison, the […]

Vulnerability and prisoners

In this blog, I’d like to explain some things that I see that might help some of you to understand more about the prisoner’s way of thinking, or, at least, a lot of them. One of those things that prisoners generally do not admit to (even to themselves) is to being or feeling vulnerable. Because […]