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 Bottom Line in Prison, by Mike Powers
Blog

Keeping people in prison is an expensive proposition. I’ve seen varying numbers, usually depending on what point of view the providing party is trying to push, but I think the most reliable number is that it

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Super Segregation in Prison, by Jay Goodman
Blog

This is part two of the essay I started about the TDCJ’s high-security super segregation units. As I talked about the war between the gangs and all the Violence that was happening, I suspect a lot of you probably thought,

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A Christmas Blessing in Prison
Blog

I was on the chain again last week for my first followup visit after my surgery for hammer toe.

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The Death of a Cartographer by Mike Powers
Blog

I just got back from John Seely Hospitalvin Galveston, Texas, where I had surgery on my toes. Specifically, I had a “joint capsulotomy, metatarsal osteotomy, toe correction, tendon lengthening, and splint application”. The doctors and nurses were grea

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No Tomorrow
Blog

Since coming to prison, I’ve read countless biographies and testimonies concerning people who have found themselves on the wrong side of the razor wire. Seems like the majority of the time, the stories all start out the same way

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Making of Warzone in Prison
Blog

by Jay Goodman After David Ruiz won his federal lawsuit and the judge put monitors at each of the prison units to insure their compliance with his orders, the Puppetmasters started the biggest war the state has ever seen. Of course, they will say, “How

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Building Behemoth by Jay Goodman
Blog

As the 1980’s came to an end, Texas by now, was one of the most violent prson systems in our country. Every day,

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The Great Escape by Jay Goodman
Blog

I’ve been hitting you all with some pretty heavy stuff, lately, so Iwanted to take a break and tell you one of  the funny stories from my life ofadventure. Thinking about the many tales I could relate, I decided to tellyou about one of my near misses,

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The Principle

As I sit back & take notice of the thinking habits of my fellow prisoners I realize why they are so easily manipulated. The next time you feel you have to do something because it's the principle, realize that you've just signed on for a lifetime sentence.

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The Long, Warm Shower

When I first got to my “I.D.” unit (a prisoner’s unit of assignment), I tried to explain to my friends and family how it took three hours to take a shower. They couldn’t believe it. I’m not trying to say that every shower I try to take in here w

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Proceedings

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