Tag: Inmate

May 25

Two Dollars a Day Inmate Job

Job

Two Dollars a Day Inmate Job There were some benefits to working in the mess hall job, but not enough at this point to want to stay. When I was inside the walls there was a level of protection that came with being a cook. Since we were able to provide extra food for inmates …

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May 18

Riot

Riot

Riot After the murder, things went from bad to worse inside the walls. On May 11, 1992 there was a major commotion inside the Castle that led to a riot. The Disciplinary Barracks Command wanted to prohibit the speaking of Spanish, ban colored head bands, and added more restrictions on smoking. They also wanted inmates to …

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May 11

Murder

Murder

Murder Once I had the chance to taste freedom, my goal changed from maintaining my sanity to doing whatever it took to get out as soon as possible. There was an option to serve out the rest of my sentence with an earlier release based on earned good time. However, I had a parole board …

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May 04

Back to Prison

Back to Prison

Back to Prison The day I had to return to prison, I woke up feeling ready. Going back was not something I wanted to do, but I was ready to complete my sentence. Ready to get it over with, especially because this taste of freedom had reminded me what I was missing. Looking out of the window …

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Apr 27

Home for a Week

Home

Home for a Week Once I received the news that I was approved to go home for a full week in April, I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face. It was hard to contain the excitement. Feeling like I wanted to tell everyone was my first reaction, but I didn’t want to rub …

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Apr 20

Worst Prison Job and Best News Yet

Prison

Worst Prison Job and Best News Yet During certain holidays, the powers that be would decide what meals we would serve everyone. We never cooked typical prison food. For Thanksgiving there would be turkey and stuffing. For Christmas, usually ham was the main choice. In January, for Martin Luther King Day someone thought it would …

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Apr 13

Changes Were Coming

Changes

Changes Were Coming It had been about a month and a half since I left the DB for the LPU. After the pen pal incident and completing the two weeks of extra duty, I managed to stay out of trouble. The Disciplinary Board scared me enough to keep my nose clean, as if being in prison …

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Apr 06

Relationship Trouble

Relationship

Relationship Trouble One of the cooks on my shift was a very large guy who was looking for a workout partner. My routine had been pretty intermittent up to this point. It seemed as if what he was doing was working for him, so I told him that I would work out with him. Since …

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Mar 30

Peace

Peace

Peace Everything was different at the Local Parole Unit (LPU). The only thing that resembled being in prison were the head counts. We still needed to be accounted for twice a day.   The guards would come through the barracks once in the morning and once in the evening to verify that we were all …

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Mar 23

Making it in Prison

Prison

 Making it in Prison Leaving the walls of the United States Disciplinary Barracks was such a relief. The minute I stepped through the West Gate exit door, it felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. There were so many sights and sounds, that it was almost overwhelming. Across from the prison was a large …

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