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Francisco Hernandez

COMMISSARY DAY

By | Criminal

I wake up early in the morning, and it’s nice to wake up with a sense of anticipation. I used to wake up eager for the day all the time when I was free. Now, I’m not free. But, one of the things an inmate can really look forward
to is commissary day. It ain’t no Walmart, that’s for sure, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s paradise. All the zoom- zooms and wham-whams we can afford and can fit into…

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BIG DREAMS IN THE BIG HOUSE

By | Criminal

Before I was arrested, I lived a life of privelege. Yet, my infidelity, deceptive business practices and indecisiveness made me a poor father-figure, a bad husband, and a faithless friend. Playing drums at my church, I knew I was not the right musician for the job. I was living like a heathen. In fact, I was living the very opposite of the way I WANTED to live, like anticivilization. As such, I never saw my true potential, the essence of…

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LA SAGA DE LOS LIBROS DE LEYES EN LA PRISION traducido por google

By | Criminal

Nota del autor: Esta es la historia increíble, pero totalmente verdadera de un conjunto de libros de leyes que pasó por una gran aventura y cambió las reglas del TDCJ, quizás para siempre. Había una vez un hombre bastante bueno, no demasiado peor que algunos, y no mejor, que la mayoría de los demás, pero un día, habiendo perdido su mente siempre amorosa, hizo un acto atroz. La comunidad estaba indignada y lo llevaron ante un juez y decidió que…

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The Saga of the Law Books For Prison Inmates

By | Criminal

Author’s note: This is the unbelievable, yet wholly true story of a set of law books that went on a great adventure and changed the rules of the TDCJ, maybe forever. Once upon a time, there was a fairly good man, not too much worse than some, and not better, than most others, but one day, having lost his ever-loving mind, he did a heinous deed. The community was outraged, and they took him before a judge and decided that…

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AGOTANDO LOS REMEDIOS ADMISTRATIVOS EN LA PRISION traducido por google

By | Criminal

Por: Jay Goodman Una de las primeras cosas que quiero hablar es el procedimiento de quejas. Este es un sistema establecido para los presos que tienen una queja que necesita ser tratada por la administración. Podría ser que usted está teniendo problemas con los departamentos médicos o dentales, como no obtener el tratamiento que usted necesita para un problema en particular. O tal vez un recluso está teniendo problemas con un oficial o administrador particular. En cualquier caso, el procedimiento…

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Exhausting Administrative Remedies in Prison

By | Criminal

One of the first things I want to talk about is the grievance procedure. This is a system set up for the prisoners who have a complaint that needs to be dealt with by the administration. It could be that you’re having trouble with the medical or dental departments, like not getting the treatment that you need for a particular problem. Or maybe an inmate is having trouble with a particular officer or administrator. Whatever the case, the grievance procedure…

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Sin Futuro

By | Criminal

[Nota del autor: Esta historia está dedicada a la memoria de Matthew Wade McClenny, 3 de junio de 1991 al 8 de febrero de 2017.] Desde que llegué a la cárcel, he leído innumerables biografías y testimonios sobre personas que se han encontrado en el lado equivocado del alambre de afeitar. Parece que la mayoría de las veces, las historias empiezan de la misma manera, “Esta no es tu típica historia de prisión”, o “No soy tu típico prisionero”. La…

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No Tomorrow

By | Criminal

[Author’s Note: This story is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Wade McClenny, June 3, 1991 to February 8, 2017.] Since coming to prison, I’ve read countless biographies and testimonies concerning people who have found themselves on the wrong side of the razor wire. Seems like the majority of the time, the stories all start out the same way, “This isn’t your typical prison story,” or “I’m not your typical prisoner.” Most all these stories go on to explain how…

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Ir a la Prision traducido por google

By | Criminal

Ir a la cárcel Temprano en la mañana y estoy awakend e informado estoy en cadena. Después de lo que parecía estar siempre esperando para comenzar una experiencia de prisión, hasta ahora, sólo podía imaginar en mi cabeza y recopilar información dada por reclusos que habían estado antes. Incluso con casi dos años de preparación, nada me preparó para esto. Voy a la cárcel. Estoy trasladado a otro condado más grande para coger el autobús de la prisión “Blue Bird”….

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GOING TO PRISON

By | Criminal, Immigration

Early morning and I’m awakend and informed I’m on chain. After what seemed like forever waiting to start a prison sentence experience, up until now, I could only imagine in my head and piece together information given from inmates who have been down before. Even with almost two years of preparation, nothing prepared me for this. I’m going to prison. I’m shuttled to another bigger county to catch the “Blue Bird” prison bus. There’s nothing blue about this bus except…

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