Prison has its own language. To help you better understand, I’ve put together this glossary of prison terms. 5-0 (pronounced “five-oh”) - slang. a C/O, corrections officer Binky - (n.) homemade prison syringe Bitch - (n.) A derogatory word used to degrade or belittle someone. The meaning varies depending on the context … Continue reading Glossary of Prison Terms
Jared N. Metcalf #806876, is one hardcore dude. He’s serving 10 years for first degree assault. When I first met Jared I didn’t like him, not at all. He’s what we call a “Yahoo.” (Don’t know what a “yahoo” is? Look it up in my blog titled: Glossary of Prison Terms). Aw hell, I’ll just … Continue reading Jared
Back in 1994, I lost complete control of myself and my actions. Trapped in a self-induced drunken rage, I shot four young men and terrified countless bystanders. The pain I caused does not stop there. My actions also wounded the friends & family of those I hurt directly, and my own friends & family as … Continue reading Saying “Sorry” Isn’t Enough
Just recently I became a “bathroom porter”. That’s the official title of my prison job. My duties include cleaning toilets and urinals. I’m in a long term minimum unit. That means all the cells are “dry cells”. Dry cells have no toilets or sinks. So everyone shares a community bathroom. For the past 3 months, … Continue reading The Crapping Bandit Finally Exposed!
Ever heard of WriteAPrisoner.com? What about Goodprisoners.com? Out of hundreds of pen-pal websites for prisoners, these are the two I chose. It took me about 9 years, but I found her. The love of my life. The most amazing woman I know. My strategy was simple. Be bold and straight forward. I’ve been … Continue reading How I Found Love From Within Prison
A short story by Steven Jennings She slapped him hard across his old, wrinkled face. “Open your damn mouth and eat, you old stubborn son-of-a-bitch,” she demanded. He just sat in his wheelchair with a sour look on his face. Every emotion within him wanted to cry, but physically he couldn’t shed a tear. … Continue reading Karma
Every year around this time (May), Stafford Creek Correction Center hosts a cancer walk. The cancer walk is a special event that is held in the prison yard. Inmates may attend by submitting a kite to administration. Only the first 500 who meet criteria are allowed to attend. Criteria is: 6 months infraction free. This … Continue reading Prison Cancer Walk Promotes Violence