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.

Freedom Isn't Free
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For years, British and American intelligence services and the troop divisions assigned to them had been working tirelessly to pull off the biggest bluff in the history of warfare since the giant wooden horse was wheeled into Troy. This modern-day hoax inv

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Have’s / Have Not’s
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Let’s take a look at the differences in social standings in Texas. The Lone Star State has from its inception created two different classes of people. Those who are considered the upper crust, and then there are those who get the privilege to serve thei

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The Law Library just Another TDCJ Smokescreen?
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Dealing with the law is not an easy task, for one, it can be difficult to understand because there is not just one set of rules. There is state law and federal law, and for a person who has never dealt with the law-at all, walking into a law library and s

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How Precious Life Truly Is
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I look around me inside the cell block I live in and everyone seems oblivious to life. Yes, there are a lot of good people who do have good intentions, but even they seem to get caught up in the BS that prisoners do. Like what’s watched on the TV each d

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Institutionalized Is Not A Lifestyle
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Over the last 15 years of my incarceration I have met thousands of different types of individuals in prison. And I have studied my fellow prisoners a lot harder than most other people do because of the book I began writing back in 2008. I have written a l

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Perseverance Over Weaknesses Can Be Achieved
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As I’ve sat here in prison the last 15 years, I have taken a long look at myself, both the good and the bad. I thought a lot about what I was going to do both in here and when I left prison. At first my mind ran wild with many different ideas, some idea

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Common Courtesy Goes a Long Way and Both Ways
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A lot of times it seems that both the prisoners and the guards just go through each day aimlessly unaware of everything going on around them. It’s like they forget that they are even human beings, who other than their uniforms separate them as people.

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Rehabilitation Starts Within Yourself
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Inside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, you’ll hear the word “rehabilitation”, used every day. It’s a word that I’ve really wondered many times if people understand the true meaning? In my Webster dictionary it says: rehabilitation is t

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Becoming Successful is Based on Self Reflection
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I started writing the Puppetmasters, back in 2008, after three officers took me into a cell in isolation and put a noose around my neck, while I was handcuffed, because I would not stop writing Grievances about the abuses I witnessed on the elderly and th

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It’s Time to Stand and Defend Our Constitutional Rights
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I have fifteen years of incarceration now inside the Texas prison system and as much as I dislike the system itself, I have given much thought as to why a place like this can keep thriving.

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Texas Attorneys
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The last fifteen years of my incarceration has been an eye-opening experience for me. I must admit that if I hadn’t seen personally everything I’ve written about, I would have found it hard to believe. I still, after all of these years find things har

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Monopoly Part III
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Let me start this chapter with a quick note. What I am about to tell you is not about the Board Game, but about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Monopoly on the Commissary Services.

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Total Articles: 197

Proceedings

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