The Man on the Train

The train stopped, but the old man did not move. The driver glanced down at him, but the old man did not move, nor did he look up at him when he finally waived him off. He’s had a long ride. Life has taken him to places many can’t claim to have gone in their lifetime....

Resilience

  I became a part of the adult prison system at age 15, after being certified as an adult for capital murder in 1994. I have been incarcerated since. My time in this place I call “concrete hell” has been a struggle. Every day it has been a struggle to maintain...

My Young War

  All things start young. Whenever you describe the root or problem of any situation, you must start with the past, because the past has influence over your future. Most children who enter a life of crime were either introduced to it by forceful circumstances or...

Learning to Read

  Jermaine Hicks It took many years for me to realize the actual situation that I faced. All my life, I have faced adversity after adversity, struggle after struggle, which contributed to me receiving a life sentence in prison due to my negative actions. However,...

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning The human race is selfish. We want everything our way and our way only. My cell mate wants to spend all day in the cell, like my cell time means nothing. For you in society, you may think you ‘own’ this parking spot because you fight to always park...
Keep up-to-date with SOLC

Keep up-to-date with SOLC

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the SOLC Austin team.

Thanks, you have successfully subscribed.