Incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism: The reality of prison life and what it's like to be an inmate locked up behind bars.
Get to know my True Crime Podcast "Innocent or Guilty: The Chanel Lewis Case"
I am working on a true crime podcast called “Innocent or Guilty: The Chanel Lewis case” and here’s what you need to know about this podcast:
Former Jail Inmate Files Lawsuit After Four-Day Erection Causes Permanent Damage
Committing crimes lands you in jail or prison and hurts people. Don’t commit crimes, please, but if shit happens and you do get locked up, remember the people on the inside sometimes aren’t your friends. More importantly, nothing, and I mean nothing, in jail is free. Do not accept random freebies, especially in pill form. Otherwise, you could learn a hard lesson like this man did, no pun intended.
Is Our Prison System Really Effective?
America only has 4% of the total global population but over 25% of the world's prisoner population. This means, if my maths is correct, that if the U.S. had 20% of the world's population, then it'll have over 120% of the world's entire prison population, including its own.
Technology in U.S. Prisons
To gain a better understanding of the direction that the use of technology is heading with regards to inmate usage it seems valuable to explore how it came to become present in the correctional system to begin with. The most likely reason being education and training as most employers expect anyone, they higher to have some basic understanding for using computers and mobile devices. There are also federal regulations in place that put standards on what States are to provide. Through understanding these aspects, it is easier to attempt to predict how the use of technology by inmates may continue to evolve correctional facilities in the near future.
James Ruppert: Ohio's most evil monster has died
My Facebook timeline recently displayed the face of one of Ohio's most despicable human beings. His name was James Ruppert and is enough to make any Ohioan cringe. He had 47 more years of life that he denied his family.
The Brutal Beating Death of Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas died five days after he was brutally beaten by officers from the Fullerton Police Department in what is described as “one of the worst police beatings in US history.” He was 37-years-old.
The New American Slave
Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and then ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT as a punishment for CRIME whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
5 Bizarre Last Requests of Death Row Prisoners
Before they are executed, death row prisoners are usually granted a last statement, a last meal, a phone call, or time with their family. But sometimes, their wishes are not what one would expect from a person whose days are numbered.
I started writing people in prison years ago. I started by writing the Son of Sam. He goes by the Son of Hope or let's call him by his real natural name David Berkowitz. He is so sweet. I went on from there and started writing to more people that were behind bars. I wrote Julius Jones and Rosa Jimenez. They were fighting for their freedom. This was many years ago when I started writing my friends behind bars. When I did this it opened my eyes more to how hard it is on them.
Opinion on school shootings
The uvalde shootings disgust me. It also scares me. The fact that there is no way of knowing when something like this may happen, or who it will happen to, is scary. This is my first writing piece on this website, but I’ve thought long and hard about this topic, and I think that my opinions should be heard. I’m also sure, that others will share my views. Obviously, no man in their right minds would ever commit such an atrocious act of violence, let alone against a school of 8-11 year olds. However, I believe he had complete control over his mind and was completely aware of what he was doing. Insanity in a court of law is different from what you and I would consider “insane”. To be found not guilty, you need proof that the defendant was not capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. You also need proof that this mindset you were experiencing was occurring and active during the event (shooting). People who decide to cause a school shooting are usually what is called a “copycat” shooter. A copycat shooter is a shooter that, after seeing that a previous shooter got off with simple jail time, they believe that they can kill multiple children and simply be locked away. Now mind you, 7 counts of first degree murder is already a very long time in prison. However, many of the shooters will fake a mental illness, as to try to be placed in a psych ward instead of prison. But do you think that’s fair? Say your child is sent off to school, and you never see them again. Ever. No parent of family will ever truly recover. Ever. It will be with them every day of their lives.
Deathrow inmate Virgil Delano Presnell Jr has selected his final meal before execution.
Update: The execution of death row inmate Virgil Delano Presnell Jr. was halted after his attorneys filed a lawsuit. Georgia death row inmate Virgil Delano Presnell Jr. is scheduled to be executed on May 17, 2022, at 7 p.m. Presnell, Jr., who was convicted of the murder of an 8-year-old girl in 1976 and the rape of a 10-year-old girl, demanded his last meal. According to officials from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Presnell, Jr asked for four hamburgers, four French fries, two vanilla milkshakes, four sodas, an 8-piece bucket of chicken, a potato salad, and two pints of vanilla ice cream. Authorities have said Presnell, Jr. would be the first death row inmate executed in Georgia since the Coronavirus began in 2020.
Frank Atwood is to be executed via lethal injection.
An Arizona death row inmate, Frank Atwood, a convicted pedophile had been convicted in the early 80s in California for the kidnapping and sexually assaulting of a 7-year-old boy. At the time Atwood was determined to be a “mentally disabled sex offender” following a case in 1975 involving child molestation. Nonetheless, the State of California released the then 28-year-old Atwood on parole in May of 1984 after serving just 3 out of the 5 years he was sentenced. On September 17, 1984, 8-year-old Vicki Lynn Hoskinson was riding her bike home from mailing a letter when Atwood kidnapped the young girl and then killed her. Atwood then left her body in the desert in Tucson, Arizona, and then took off to Texas. Some seven months after Vicki went missing, the young girl’s body was found. The Medical Examiner was unable to determine how the young girl died from the bones that were found, according to court records. Atwood was apprehended in May 1985 approximately one month after Vicki’s remains were discovered in April.