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...

Second Look Law of Parties Juvenile Offenders

Jermaine Hicks and Sherrard Owens Williams   Jermaine Hicks is 38 years old. He has been incarcerated since he was 15. He was charged with capital murder in 1994 under the Law of Parties. He was not the person who committed the act of murder in his case. Jermaine...

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...

Jermaine Hicks

Jermaine Hicks is a prison activist who has been incarcerated since he was 15 years old. He was certified as an adult and given a life sentence for murder under the Law of Parties. The person who committed the crime in Jermaine’s case took a plea, due to an error, and...
Art from Children Imprisoned for Life

Art from Children Imprisoned for Life

Here we feature art from children imprisoned for life. Art submitted by individuals who have been incarcerated in adult prison in Texas since they were children. While some are now adults, it’s hard not to think that in some ways they are, nevertheless, children...
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