Letters From Inside the Prison

When someone goes to prison, we don't expect it to be like attending a country club. The media often paints famous prisons like a stay at summer camp. The truth is that Texas prisons are FAR from any vacation. In fact, they are a business established to keep people in as long a possible and consider it a victory when someone returns.

These letters are written by those who have first-hand experience as a prisoner to the atrocities going on each day. They tell of inhumane treatment by those in charge to people that were entrusted to ensure basic rights as a human.

House Bill 3391
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Let’s start this chapter with a little-known law that was passed by the Texas legislature called, (House Bill) HB3391, authorizing the creation of the nation’s First Public Safety Employees treatment courts.

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Mail-Less Call
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In the 1980’s, a lawsuit brought by a man named Guadalajara resulted in the U.S. District Court helping the TDCJ to figure out its mail system about the same time that a fellow named Ruiz was helping them figure out just about everything else. And, as y

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The Injustice of an Innocent Man for 26 Years
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Richard Bryan Kussmaul, lost 26 years of his life. Even after his friends/co-defendants recanted their statements and despite the lack of DNA evidence, they will not set aside the conviction and declare him innocent.

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A Senseless Act of Violence on an Elderly Inmate
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Here we are less than a month away until 2020, but it might as well be 1920, inside the Texas prison system. Most prison systems around the country have moved into the 20th century as far as the living conditions, and the overall treatment of prisoners.

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Unit Craft Shops, Are Illegal Sweat Shops
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Throughout my book I have written about the abundance of stealing that goes on inside the Texas prison system, but there’s another type of stealing that has been going on forever and that I want to bring to light.

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The Joys of Parole
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My readers recognize that even though I try to inject humor and optimism into most of my stories, the majority of them contain element s that are, at best, discouraging. Why? Because I believe we all want to think that our government works at a certain

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5 Dorm a Privilege, or a Curse?
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As I sit here in my cell looking over the prison I’m sitting in, I cannot help but look at one of the buildings with a little distaste. Not that every prisoner in this dorm are bad people, because they’re not. I know a lot of good people who live in t

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Safety Officer Is Just a Title in Unsafe Conditions
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Every prison in Texas has what they call, the Safety Officer. The title really speaks for itself. The person in charge of this position is naturally supposed to make sure the environment in which we live in is safe. Here at the Stevenson Unit the Safety

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You Gotta Be Kidding Me!
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To be honest, I’ve lived my life rather chaotically. I’ve taken pride in being a man who could turn on a dime without concern for a non-existent wife and kids to slow me down or settle me down. What a tragedy.

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Will the Corruption Ever Stop in TDCJ?
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It’s near the end of 2019, and I look around me in these Texas prisons and have asked-myself countless of times, what will it take for Texas to change? How many more men and women have to be abused physically and mentally? How many more have to be murde

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Leadership - An Uncommon Trait in TDCJ
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Throughout my book, I have spoken a lot about the running of the Texas prison system and its dysfunctional staff. I have asked myself a million times, why they would run a prison system with the insanity that they do?

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Is This Motel 6?
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The famed and affordable highway waystation, Motel 6, has an advertising slogan that’s rather catchy, ‘We’ll leave the light on for you.”

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Proceedings

The Attorneys
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez