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.

April 12th, 2024

It’s been a week today and we are hearing it is going to be another month before we will be allowed back out....

April 5th, 2024

Prisoners without a doubt can be some of the most confuse people on earth. It’s almost like they have blinders on, because they cannot see to the left or right of themselves. Their path is one way, ...

March 22nd, 2024

It’s always amaze me to see how certain groups at. Everyone talks about respect in prison. I mean there’s not a day that goes by that you won’t hear someone use this word. It’s used in almost ...

March 15th, 2024

Once we started coming out of our cells a little more, everyone is trying to figure out who each other are. While I was at the United States Penitentiary, it seems to be run by different gangs. The ma...

March 8th, 2024

The United States of America in my opinion is the greatest place to live. I have been all over the world and I have loved a lot of other countries I’ve visited. But to me, there has never been a pla...

February 23rd, 2024

Getting moved to a new prison is always stressful, even though I have already 16 years incarcerated, moving to a new place is something I’ve always disliked. It’s really hard for me to explain it....

February 16th, 2024

One of the things I have tried throughout the years in my writings is to explain how prison life truly is. Not from a Hollywood version, but from my standpoint of what it’s been like for me, a man w...

February 9th, 2024

One thing about doing time is you will hear story after story of other prisoners’ experiences in prisons all over the country. If a man goes to prison, he is subject to being moved from state to sta...

January 26th, 2024

As I was fixing to leave the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia, I must admit that I was very happy to get out of there. Everything about that place felt evil. When you walked insid...

January 19th, 2024

This is part two of the takeover of the United States Penitentiary, in Hazelton, West Virginia. The last several chapters I have written about a man from Kentucky, who came to prison with a 10-year se...

January 5th, 2024

In my last few chapters, I’ve talked about a man I met in the United States penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia. And some of the things he’s witnessed in his almost 3 decades in prison. In my ...

December 8th, 2023

I have been writing about my time in the United States penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia. The insanity of this place in the way it’s run is something most people in our country couldn’t ever...

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Proceedings

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