Youthful Ignorance

James Aaron Dyson #815938 In the throes of rage, sorrow, and youthful ignorance, I took the law into my own hands; I shot a man after he was released on bail following his arrest for the murder of my childhood friend, Omar P. Alavarado, behind a dispute over the...

Second Chance Kids

Sherrard Owens Williams On July 22nd, 1994, I entered not only another cold world but a cold environment within the labyrinth of the Texas Penological System. I was only able to breathe for a brief period, (15 years), through the respiratory system of my own freedom...

Residue of My Past

Sherrard Owens Williams I once read some encouraging things about a guy named Edwin C. Barnes, and his desire to become a business associate of Thomas Edison. What stood out to me was how the chapter started out with Mr. Barnes climbing down from a freight train in...

A Second Chance

A Second Chance By: Jermaine Hicks Prison, crime, and punishment are necessary for a civilized society but so is rehabilitation. This gives a person a chance to acknowledge their mistakes, and an opportunity to fix the problem that always affects others. In my...

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...
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