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.

Medical Melodrama
Blog

Allow me to show you how insane our medical system can be inside the Texas prisons. Back before the David Ruiz lawsuit, when an inmate showed up to the medical department, instead of being seen by

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A Stevenson First
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I am at the Stevenson Unit my first day, and I get off the bus, and I notice right away that it’s really clean down here. Of course, we have to strip out again, but by now, I’m used to this. Then, we go and wait in the cage at the line building all da

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Maintaining
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The Stevenson Unit was built in 1994. “Inmate.com”, what we like to call the rumor mill around here, informs me that this unit has a shelf-life of 20 years. For those of you, like me, that are not math whizzes, that means that this unit should have be

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A New Type Of Manipulation
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I have been talking about the early 1990s, and all ofthe violence, and I’ve talked about the big prison boomthat took Texas from around 50 some thousand inmates to almost 200,000 we have today.

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The Other Side Of  The Coin
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In my past chapters, I have talked a lot about the abuses in the Texas prison system. I have spoken about the gang wars that have left prisoners stabbed, beat or killed. And before I continue on through the later part of the 1990s into the 2000s

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Continuing Education
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There are people who picture in their minds that everybody in prison is some street hoodlum that they see in the movies, but the truth is that the people in here come from every walk of life.

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Voluntary Change
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Several times, you've read my words that if any genuine and long-lasting change is going to take place in a person's life when they are incarcerated, it is going to be a self- initiated program of rehabilitation that will achieve it. This change might sta

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Troubling Deeds
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Violating the zero-tolerance policy of sexual activity or smoking K2- synthetic amrijuana- would be serious breaches of the rules around here, or in any prison.

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Starving To Control
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It shouldn't surprise me, or the people who have been reading some of these chapters the kind of crap they can come up with to screw over the prisoners

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Sir Yes Sir
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As we move along into the 1990s, it seems like the whole prison system was in total chaos. What in the hell am 1 saying. The prison system in Texas has always been in total chaos.

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Whiling Away The Hours
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Setting aside for the moment that there's no -stich thing as a Kindle in here, there are books everywhere, and it's easy to find something to satisfy any kind of taste.

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Inmates Flambe
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I want to talk about another issue that has plagued the men and women inside the Texas prison system- the heat

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Proceedings

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