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.

Anyone Seen My Bags?
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On August 23 of this year, as my readers already know, I chained out to the Hightower Unit from the Diboll Unit. I had to come to the Hightower to attend my nine-month long sex offender treatment program. When I left Diboll, I took one “chain bag” wit

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A Slap On The Hands And lt. Bridges Is Right Back Where He Left Off
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Inside these Texas prisons there are the prisoners and the guards, ranking officers, and wardens and naturally one would imagine it’s the inmates who are in here causing all of the problems. But, that’s far from the truth. Don’t get me wrong there a

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Prison Ways
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From my earliest days of incarceration, I’ve been an insider to life behind bars. And while we all probably understand that there is no such thing as true “Reality TV”, the movies and the shows have depicted a pretty accurate picture of the idiosync

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Prison Gangs Still Causing Havoc In 2019
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At every prison in the state of Texas there is a sergeant that is the Gang Intelligence Officer. This person is known as the G.I. This person’s job is to identify known gang members and put their names on file, so if something happens, like a fight, rio

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In Gratitued To Mr. Francisco Hernandez
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Every now and again, we meet someone in life that we are proud to call friend. And sometimes, that friend will come out of nowhere. Meaning, you really don’t even know or understand how this person came into your life to begin with? Coming to prison 1

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Surviving Another Deadly Summer In The Death House
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Here it is August of 2019, I am literally cooking in my oven, that the Texas prison system calls a cell. We call these cells, the “Death House”. Because since 1998, until 2014, when a lawsuit was brought by prisoners at the Pack Unit, in Navasota, the

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The Public Doesn’t Want Us To Have It
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I have heard over and over again, when it comes to us getting something in prison, how the public doesn’t want the prisoners to have it. I have listened to this debate through the years, and wondered if the people that say this are lying to us, or if th

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Another Senseless Death Inside An Insane Prison System
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There are so many things inside a prison that cause trouble each day, most of it are senseless bullshit you would expect grown men to deal with in a civilized manner. But, because of many different circumstances, very small things can lead to a situation

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What Is It Going To Take To Fix TDCJ
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Throughout my book I have written about the complete disrespect the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has for the federal law. To Texas they could care less what the federal courts tell them. I have shown over and over how they will basically ignore th

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Working Six To Five
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With the exception of a few short months after surgeries and the time I spent on the Diboll Unit, I’ve always been assigned a job. Technically, this is necessary if the TDCJ is going to fulfill the law of the land, because it is legislated that every TD

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The Insane Cycle That Never Stops In TDCJ
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It’s amazing to see how far other states have grown compared to Texas, when it comes to rehabilitation and the treatment of their prisoners. You would also imagine that the people running our state would see the success other states have had and would i

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Shedding The Pounds
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Over a period of several weeks last spring, God began speaking to my heart about taking better care of myself physically. After losing my parents, I practiced in spades a lifelong habit of being an emotional eater. Not only that, but my history of struggl

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Proceedings

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