“See me for who I am, not where I am.”

Hello, my name is Steven Jennings. I am currently in prison serving a 43 year sentence. So how the heck am I blogging from in here? Great question. You’ll just have to read my blog titled, How I Blog From Prison.

A lot goes on behind prison walls. So I’ve decided to blog about my prison experience and to share my world with you. These bars will not stop me.

In 1994, at age 20, I plead guilty to 4 counts of 1st degree assault. My sentence is 43 years in prison. My current release date is Aug. of 2032.

I have spent years reflecting on my past with sincere remorse. I have accepted my path with full & complete accountability. My mistakes can never be wiped clean, but I can learn and grow from them. My lengthy incarceration has given me true perspective on life and all that is important. Coming to prison has been like dying but still being alive to see my family grieve. It sucks!

While in prison I have studied Early Childhood Development to gain a better understanding of myself and to fulfill my vision of guiding at-risk youth before they end up in prison. It is also my sincere desire to give back to my community, mankind, and to all the people who I’ve ever hurt. Please read my blog titled, Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Blogging has helped change my life. It has created a community of support around my writing. This community helps inspire me to be the best I can be. Blogging could be a valuable tool used to rehabilitate the inmates who truly want it. For this purpose, my wife and I have created Stone City Blog to help give inmates a voice.

My amazing wife, Suzie M. Jennings, and I have a “HIS & HER blog”. We share our perspectives, our experiences, our love, and our life. Please follow along on our unique & wonderful journey.



S & S Jennings



178 thoughts on “About

  1. Kaushik says:

    I’m so glad to have come to your blog. Your posts are amazing and thanks for sharing them. Best wishes to you as a couple. Lots of love and warmth! 🙂

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  2. Jessica says:

    Very good way to extra time, for. Also shows that you are quite an entrpeneur. Would you be interested in having these published in book form…kind like short atories…or something.?

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  3. daisywillows says:

    It is tragic that you have 43 years for an assault you did over 15 years ago. I’m not condoning what you did but I do believe that prisoners who want to understand themselves and the reasoning behind their actions,should be seriously given an appeal to analyze and figure out if the person you are now – rehabilitated can contribute something positive to the world -something worthy that can’t wait until 2032. Just a thought.

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  4. gospelisosceles says:

    Peace, Steven. I’ve been trying to find ‘redemption’ blogs, I mean, true and raw redemption as it shapes lives, not just preaching it. There are few people who can humble themselves enough to share their (and God’s) stories, afraid of being vulnerable and further persecuted. But this is what we, those walking the path of redemption, need. The truth. Thank you and I know you will touch many “at-risk” lives by continuing to do what you do.

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  5. inspirationalgem says:

    It’s so great that you bring hope and inspiration to others through blogging and in person. Blogs are one of the best ways to reach people by sharing our own stories to help inspire others while also helping ourselves. All that matters is that we work on ourselves to get better and better while also lifting others and it’s inspiring to see that that’s exactly what you are doing! I found your blog through your wife Suzie’s blog. I just read her beautiful Christmas post. Thank you for sharing your story and life with the world and touching others for the better!

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  6. a very angry lady says:

    You are a fake! I do not believe you have found God! You should be in prison for the rest of your life an then some. I live with someone who every day deals with the irversiable physical pain you caused him by shooting him. Thr only reason you are not locked away forever is because the unarmed people you ambushed were brave enough to fight through their injuries and not die. Trust me I will gather everyone I can to testify at your parole to make sure your in there as long as possible. And if you are making any money off your book it should be going to the victims! You are a very sick man and I will do everything I can to make sure your in prison forever!


  7. Steve says:

    For you that believe 43years is way too long of a punishment,then id like you to walk a mile in one of us 4 victims shoes from that night.we must live with the horrendous scars internal and external.stop feeling sorry for the one that doesn’tdeserve it.


  8. Michelle says:

    Steve, I don’t think anyone “feels sorry” for the perpetrator of the crimes. What i do think some of us recognise and try to understand is that with time, maturity and growth their is potential for development and change of one self. Prison is suppose to be for “rehabilitation”. If that is successful, then why continue to hold men and women that no longer pose a threat to society if time served has done that? Why should they not have a second chance to be productive members of society and even help others that maybe going down the same path they once walked?

    No price paid will be enough for some to heal, not even the death of the perpetrator. It is easy for me to share my thoughts as i was not apart of Steven’s crime spree as you state you were. Although i am a great believer in second chances, rehabilitation, growth and self development. Some men and women who committed crimes years ago, no longer exists in many cases, i know that as fact that cannot be disputed.

    I’m sorry you were a victim of a heinous crime and i hope your scars heal and fade with time, inside and out.


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