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.

December 1st, 2023

I sit in my cell and wonder how on earth can prison systems like the ones I’ve been to still be allowed to exist in our country? Without a doubt it seems to me that corruption is everywhere. From th...

November 22nd, 2023

In my last several chapters I’ve written about the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia. I’ve talked about a man I met in Kentucky who everyone called KY, and his struggles to sur...

November 10th, 2023

In my last chapter I had written about meeting a man at the United States penitentiary in Hazleton, West Virginia, who has 28 years in prison. Meeting him was a real eye-opening experience to the real...

October 23rd, 2023

As I sit in the United States Penitentiary in Hazleton, West Virginia, I couldn’t help but wonder how the federal government allowed their prison system to get so far out of control. I mean think ab...

October 20th, 2023

As I sit here in the United States penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia, I couldn’t help but see and feel the evilness of this place. For the people reading this, I don’t know if you have ever ...

October 13th, 2023

My first morning at the Hazleton prison was difficult. It seemed that everyone who worked there had an attitude. Hey, are we going to medical? “No.” Do we get to use the phones? “No.” Can we g...

October 6th, 2023

After two months sitting in this federal correctional center in Youngstown, Ohio, I was told one morning to be ready about 4:00 in the morning the next day, because I was being shipped out to another ...

September 22nd, 2023

We hear this a lot through our lives that “times are changing. But I hear it now more so than I ever heard it in my life. And it is true times are changing.”...

September 15th, 2023

After 16 years now of incarceration, I continue to ask myself how a prison system like the ones I’ve been to can exist in the United States of America? Without a doubt our country is a great place t...

September 1st, 2023

As the weeks past it was hard for me to believe the same type of corruption was happening in the federal detention as I have seen the last 15 years in a Texas prison system. The drugs, overdoses, figh...

August 25th, 2023

As the weeks passed by, I was learning more and more about how corrupt this first federal detention center was. I have wondered many times how this type of corruption can continue to exist not only in...

August 18th, 2023

In my last few chapters, I’ve written about my transfer from state prison into federal prison system. I’ve talked a lot about my hopes that this system would be a step up from the madness I just l...

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Proceedings

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