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.

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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House Bill 3391
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Let’s start this chapter with a little-known law that was passed by the Texas legislature called, (House Bill) HB3391, authorizing the creation of the nation’s First Public Safety Employees treatment courts.

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Mail-Less Call
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In the 1980’s, a lawsuit brought by a man named Guadalajara resulted in the U.S. District Court helping the TDCJ to figure out its mail system about the same time that a fellow named Ruiz was helping them figure out just about everything else. And, as y

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The Injustice of an Innocent Man for 26 Years
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Richard Bryan Kussmaul, lost 26 years of his life. Even after his friends/co-defendants recanted their statements and despite the lack of DNA evidence, they will not set aside the conviction and declare him innocent.

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A Senseless Act of Violence on an Elderly Inmate
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Here we are less than a month away until 2020, but it might as well be 1920, inside the Texas prison system. Most prison systems around the country have moved into the 20th century as far as the living conditions, and the overall treatment of prisoners.

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Unit Craft Shops, Are Illegal Sweat Shops
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Throughout my book I have written about the abundance of stealing that goes on inside the Texas prison system, but there’s another type of stealing that has been going on forever and that I want to bring to light.

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Total Articles: 192

Proceedings

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