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.

February 17th, 2023

The full expression is “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” Simply put, it means that the ideology or philosophy that is talk to the children will soon enough become the practice of s...

February 10th, 2023

I have written several chapters called great escape where I poked fun at some moments in my life we are law-enforcement had me dead to the right, but I was able to somehow slip away and do it in such ...

January 23rd, 2023

In the vein of what I was saying in my last chapter, I have to ask, “when is enough enough?” When have there been enough apologies, pandering’s, payments in sentences before Black Lives Matter s...

January 20th, 2023

After serving 15 1/2 years inside of the Texas prison system I am at a loss of words at everything I witnessed. There’s not a person alive who can lose that many years of their lives and not be affe...

January 6th, 2023

I can remember the day I arrived at the Texas Department of criminal Justice. It was over 100°, I mean it was on fire! Around 50 of us left to Houston County Jail around five in the morning, and when...

December 29th, 2022

I’m listening to the news on the radio, and again, as has been true for over two weeks now, I am pushed beyond the precipitate pure of disbelief at what I’m hearing. I watch the images emanating f...

December 23rd, 2022

Sometimes in life you never know how a certain situation you’re put in will change you forever. Whether the situation you face is good or bad, everyone will have an opportunity to grow from each exp...

December 16th, 2022

Today is day five thousand three hundred fifty-two of my five thousand four hundred seventy-five-day sentence. If you think it looks long spelled out like that, you are to try living it. While I wait ...

December 2nd, 2022

Throughout my 15 years of incarceration inside the Texas prison system I have learned never under any circumstances ever say or think it can’t get any worse than it already is. Because they have sho...

November 25th, 2022

Here on the Hightower Unit, you can be a sex offender. But, only a resident that has completed the Sex Offender Rehabilitation Program can be what is known in the local vernacular as a “CERTIFIED se...

November 18th, 2022

The simple fact of the matter is that the TDCJ has had almost fifteen years to facilitate the process of making sure this parolee has someplace to live. And once again, they've displayed the utter inc...

November 11th, 2022

Being in prison is a lot like living out the script of a daytime soap opera, often times, in that while the characters come and go, the plot never really changes. Yeah, Jonathan might be in the hospit...

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Proceedings

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