Incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism: The reality of prison life and what it's like to be an inmate locked up behind bars.
The Harlem Kevorkian
Summary: On July 16, 2009, Long Island motivational speaker Jeffrey Locker was found stabbed to death in his car in East Harlem. Police initially thought he was a victim of a violent robbery, but collected evidence and testimonies showed that Locker, ridden with debt, faked the crime with help from another individual. Kenneth Minor, who was caught after the incident using Locker’s ATM card, was arrested. He told police that Locker asked him to kill him, but that the death had to look like a homicide so that his family could receive $12 million in life insurance. Minor said he held a knife (from Locker’s glove compartment) against the steering wheel while Locker lunged himself forward seven times. When Minor left, Locker was allegedly still alive.
Once We Were Children
We come and we go and we are who we are, nothing can change this. Fate. That’s what we believed when we were kids if you could call what we were, kids. We quickly learned, there are no children here. Many of us, too many, believed there was only one path that lay in front of us. Sometimes I think none of us were ever really children, the curiosity and amazement of childhood evaded us in the absence of able-bodied parents or positive role models, the lack thereof which caused the streets to step in to raise us. We really thought we knew it all.
Naked truth: the "insight that outlived the deceit and lies."
“Naked Truth: Insight that have outlived the Deceit And Lies” “ In my mind, China should be a country full of fairness and justice, always with a respect for the will of the people, humanity and human nature”___ Wen Jiabao
Department of Corrections
People think that nothing can possibly happen in the middle of a prison without lots of witnesses seeing everything that happened. What people don't understand is that there are two reasons why that just isn't so - The first being that inmates in general make lousy witnesses. Take something like a fight in the chow hall. Line up everyone that was eating at the time and ask them what happened. Every single one of them will give you a slightly different story. None of them will have seen the whole thing start to finish. Very few of them will have seen only the aftermath. Very few of them will have seen only one of the people involved. Not one of them will tell you, with perfect assurance, that they saw both people fighting from start to finish, despite the fact that most did.
During a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence, I began journaling about my experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Journaling is a reflective exercise and has changed the way I live my life. I was able to look in-depth at my life and the choices that I’d made that led to a prison cell.
Happy 18TH BDAY
Time flies by so quickly it’s crazy!! It seems like just last week I was not even old enough to buy alcohol from the stores and now, at 32, if I am not carded at the store it no doubt offends me!! when I was 18 I was involved with the crowd of people that wpould change my life forever. It wasn’t even a month after my 18th birthday and I was hanging out with my bestfriend Lil Steve. We called him “lil Steve” because of his height and weight and basically he was just litttle for his age and had always been smaller than the rest of his class.
Kid goes to kilby
StSEPTEMBER 2003 WEEK ONE – WELCOME TO KILBY PRISON 9/7/03 Incarcerated sound bytes. On one row of metal bunk racks, there is a group diligently listening to Ole Man
When this all first started with a random phone call in October of 2020, everything seemed like a distant impossibility. You see, for the majority of my life, I had failed at everything I had tried. More accurately, I rarely tried to do anything of accomplishment. For most of my adult life, I battled alcoholism, addiction, and all of the damage that is the result of doing so. I started early on in my teens, and it just kept getting worse because I loved the feeling of not feeling, and the chemicals that made me who I thought I wanted to be. Five years, seven months, and eight days ago I was released from a minimum-security prison treatment program with the shirt on my back and a few measly dollars to start life over, again. Today, my wife and I are signing the papers that make us owners of a restaurant.
The Lost Lamborghini Life Of An Angry Teen
The moment Max Wade saw Eve Deider that late February 2011 day, it was lust at first sight. He had to have her. There was nothing that the teen boy would not do to win the affections of his dream girl. Nothing.
Living With A "Convict"
In today's society, more and more young people are finding themselves in trouble with the law. Growing up, I was always taught to stay away from those who have broken the law. However, being an adult now I realise it's never as black and white as people make it out to be.
Criminals or victims?
Criminals or victims? Do victims who later become antisocial, need forgiveness or punishment ? The whole question of crime and punishment has been subject to debates for hundreds of years, in democracies those opposed to punishment tend, not exclusively, to be people with more socialist political beliefs.
UNDERSTAND HOW FUNDAMENTALLY UNFAIR THE FELONY MURDER RULE IS
KEYON HARRISON On November 7, 2014, in Iowa, 16-year-old Keyon Harrison was approached by his friend, Keith Collins. Collins informed Harrison he needed to make money to travel to Chicago with his mom. He planned to obtain the money by robbing Aaron McHenry. Earlier that day, McHenry had offered to sell Collins marijuana. Harrison advised Collins against the robbery but agreed to go with him to meet up with McHenry. The three met that evening near a family dollar store.