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.

Trafficking and Trading
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the institution passes pointless rules, the officers refuse to enforce pointless rules, and the inmates, as is the human condition, push the boundaries of what rules are to be pointless to the greatest extent. It's a dangerous and slippery slope.

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Retaliation
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What’s the difference between an officer and an inmate? The officer has not been caught yet.

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Life of the Potty
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Some things about life in prison you can easily imagine. Others you might not think of at all. Using the bathroom is just such an experience.

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Hold Accountable
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No matter how bad it may look on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, no matter who has to get arrested, no matter what has to happen it’s beyond time to stop these criminals that have run these prisons forever.

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Strike Up The Band
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I am hopeful my beloved music teacher,Mrs. Jennings didn’t survive to see me come to prison, she would have been very disappointed. But I think I’ve finally given her something to smile about from her perch among the saints in glory. I’m a musician!

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Learn to Write Grievances
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Remember the only way to make serious changes is to write large amounts of grievances at the same time. Stop complaining about things, stop wasting your time in this place on things that will not benefit you or others at all.

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TDCJ Gets Even
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If anything like this has happened to your incarcerated loved one, don’t stop at the complaint process. You are not alone in your battle against a system that seems to care less about how you feel, or about whether a life you love is in danger.

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Crime and Punishment
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There is nothing you can do to me that can hurt me any more than I’ve already been hurt. There is nothing you can take away from me more precious than that which has already been lost...irreplaceable time.

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The Real Criminals
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If the Houston Chronicle, would have not taken the e-mails they received and printed them out and exposed the “Quota System”, that TDCJ was using, nothing would have ever come from it. I want to use this to show first-hand the corruption that goes on.

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Buenas Nochas, Cocka-Roches
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In Texas’ prisons, cockroaches aren’t just a pest — they could very well be your pets. Especially if you live in one of the old “red-bricks”, these disgusting insects are simply going to be a part of your life, whether you like it or not.

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Proceedings

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