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.

The Puppetmasters (Part 2)
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I went back in time in my last installment to explain
 the systemic brutality of the Texas prison system. I wrote about turnkeys who committed all kinds of atrocity in the name of the law, and how all inmates have been treated as slaves by the guards he

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The Puppetmasters
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I’ve written about how TDCJ used to be run. I have talked about the worthless grievance system. And, I told you a little about how the kitchens are being run. About that, I’m trying to get some good documentation for you to look at to prove some of wh

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LIVING THE LIE
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I lived a double-life in the freeworld. One was as a perfect husband, father, brother and friend. Sadly, the other one
 was destined for coming to prison.

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SPREADIN’
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You might have gotten the impression from the writing so far that everything about being locked up in the TDCJ is just plain rotten. Well, it is. Okay, except for maybe this one thing, and it’s a thing which might surprise you. Since I’ve been locked

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12 1/2 years in Prison
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I have 12 ½ years in prison in the State of Texas, and as I’m 
sure everyone will agree, Texas is well—known for their tough
ness on crime.

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A MEDICAL ADVENTURE
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Here’s the second installment of my ongoing saga
 of incarceration in the TDCJ. I’m really not trying to whine.

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A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE by Jason McGraw
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Most all of us at one time or another are going to experience a trip to the hospital sometime in our lives, and usually these memories leave some unpleasant memories for us. Note, imagine your worst nightmare of a hospital visit and times that by a hundre

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KEEPING IT CLEAN by Mike Powers
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My job here on the unit is clothing exchanger. What that means is that I work for the laundry department and my specific task is to take dirty clothes and exchange them for 
clean ones every weekday. I REALLY like my job. It doesn’t take up a lot of m

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Building Behemoth 2 by Jay Goodman
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As the 1980’s came to an end, Texas by now, was one of the most violent prson systems in our country. Every day, people were being stabbed or killed. Inmates’ families were calling Huntsville and Austin, demanding an

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The Texas Department of Criminal Injustice, by Mike Powers
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Every six months, no matter whether it’s needed or not, TDCJ prison units are given a semi-annual shakedown. The way it works is that on a day as close as possible to the 6-month anniversary of the last shakedown, at about 6 AM, an announcement comes ov

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Proceedings

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