A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE by Jason McGraw

By | Criminal

Most all of us at one time or another are going to experience a trip to the hospital sometime in our lives, and usually 
these memories leave some unpleasant memories for us. Note, imagine your worst nightmare of a hospital visit and times that by a hundred, and you might come close to what TDCJ inmates experience getting transported to and from the hospital for routine medical care. For a doctor’s visit that might be made to the general practitioner…

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12 1/2 years in Prison

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By Mike Powers I have 12 ½ years in prison in the State of Texas, and as I’m 
sure everyone will agree, Texas is well—known for their tough
ness on crime. However, from what I’ve seen, when it comes to
 what happens IN prison, that toughness seems to go out the winddow. Texas has a law called the Prison Rape Elimination Act and Texas Government Code 501.011 which provides for a “Zero-tolerance” policy regarding sexual abuse, including “consensual sexual contact”. These…

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SPREADIN’

By | Criminal

by Mike Powers You might have gotten the impression from the writing so far that everything about being locked up in the TDCJ is just plain rotten. Well, it is. Okay, except for maybe this one thing, and it’s a thing which might surprise you. Since I’ve been locked up, I’ve met some of the best fellows you could hope to meet in a lifetime, and some of them have become my very good friends. I mean, there’s some real…

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19 DAYS

By | Criminal

by Kris Pussell They say little babes are meant for holdin’. They say that the eyes can see the truth.
 Well, anyone who watched me when I held you saw me smilin’. And they knew my heart belonged to you.
 On the day you weee born we named you Kaden, But in my heart I only called you”Son.” And I had me a plan, first as a boy, then as a man, That you’d do all the things I’d never…

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LIVING THE LIE

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by Kris Russell I lived a double-life in the freeworld. One was as a perfect husband, father, brother and friend. Sadly, the other one
 was destined for coming to prison. I was a good liar, or so I thought. It all came to a screeching hault when my
 two worlds collided and came crashing down around me. The real me was exposed. You know, I even had myself convinced that I was the good guy, but I finally had to…

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S LAW LIBRARY

By | Criminal

by Mike Powers The TDCJ provides an avenue by which the state prisoner can investigate the law regarding the crime that got him sent to prison. It is the law library. There were law libraries before Ruiz v. Estelle, the landmark case that brought in many reforms to the TDCJ, but the court consistently ruled, post-Ruiz, that the access to courts, provided by these libraries didn’t meet constitutional muster. In other words, they weren’t providing the prisoner enough tangible information…

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THE PUPPETMASTERS (Part 2)

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By Jay Goodman I went back in time in my last installment to explain
 the systemic brutality of the Texas prison system. I wrote about turnkeys who committed all kinds of atrocity in the name of the law, and how all inmates have been treated as slaves by the guards here. One important thing I forgot to mention about that was that in those days, an officer was never addressed by their name in those days. The average inmate didn’t…

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Useful Carnage

By | Criminal

by Jay Goodman I want to show you how the Puppetmasters began to spin their web of deceit, manipulation and lies, and left a slew of inmates dead along their path to trying to regain control of the state prison system after Ruiz. With everything I’ve written so far, I’m sure you can see the type of people who are running this system, and I know it must be unimagineable for most people reading this to picture in their minds…

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Going to Prison Chapter 5

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by Jason Chase Early morning 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…

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THE PUPPETMASTERS by Jay Goodman

By | Criminal

I’ve written about how TDCJ used to be run. I have talked about the worthless grievance system. And, I told you a little about how the kitchens are being run. About that, I’m trying to get some good documentation for you to look at to prove some of what I’m saying, to prove that there is stealing going on, and that the “good guys”, not the convicts, are the ones stealing it. So, count on some more kitchen information. Right…

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