The Two Day Shakedown

    On Thursday December 1st, DOC spent $18K to shakedown two units. DOC brought extra guards in by the buss load! Literally. The first unit they hit was G UNIT. The dog program is in that unit. So at about 10 am, a guard brought me Sam from G UNIT. Sam is a two … Continue reading The Two Day Shakedown

Taking The Edge Off Prison Life

  ¬†   The following¬†poem was written back in June of 1996. Back then I was a drug using, drug selling, violent little badass. I was at Walla Walla, living with Mikey and Jeff. When we were using drugs and smoking joints people use to walk by our cell, look in, and fiend. A lot … Continue reading Taking The Edge Off Prison Life

Coping With Prison Life

    A lot has been going on. I do my best to remain positive and stay upbeat. But I must admit, sometimes it's super hard. Back in August I was on a softball team that was argumentive, disorganized, and dysfunctional. So I quit. Soon after I quit, I hear a knock on my cell … Continue reading Coping With Prison Life

Mental Health & Prison

    There is a perception that jails and prisons are doubling as mental health institutions. Perception is reality. As I look around the dayroom I see a variety of inmates with mental health issues. The severity of their issues range from mild to extreme. For the most part, everyone in prison has some type … Continue reading Mental Health & Prison

Prison Ink: The Art of Hate

    I chose this title because the majority of prison tattoos revolve around hate. Not all. But most. Some guys will get their woman's name plastered across their neck. So I suppose I could've called this post : PRISON INK : THE ART OF LOVE. Because it's also common to see the faces of … Continue reading Prison Ink: The Art of Hate

How To Keep Juvenile Delinquents From Coming To Prison

    As a juvenile, I served 18 months at Green Hill. I was out for 14 months before I put myself in prison with a 43 year sentence. Approximately 80% of the kids at Green Hill end up in prison. So I asked myself, "What would it take to significantly reduce that number?" The … Continue reading How To Keep Juvenile Delinquents From Coming To Prison

How To Prepare For His Release

    This post is specifically for the friends and family of John Cecil. But it's also for anyone who has a loved one coming home soon. John has been incarcerated for the past 20 years. In 33 days and a wake-up, he'll be returning to society dehumanized, demoralized, a little out-of-touch, and extremely bitter. … Continue reading How To Prepare For His Release