Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary

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Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary” jolts us from page one into a life and world filled with dire consequences. Steven Jenning’s painfully raw initiation into a violent upbringing at age six leads him down a path of alcoholism, hatred, raging anger, and self-destruction.

Imprisoned at age 20 with a 43 year sentence, Steven fights against himself, a flawed system, and anyone who got in his way. He comes face to face with some of the most hardened and deadly criminals in the country. Holding his own and gaining a reputation, Steven was respected and feared. After years of fighting, struggle and inner turmoil, Steven is forced to confront his own demons. Fueled by the love & support of his family, he strives to shed his “prison image” by finding the courage to learn and grow from his past experiences & present reflection.

From the darkness of a prison cell, Steven’s potent & candid writing style truly shows light to the journey he’s on. “Stone City” gives readers a rare and sometimes shocking glimpse inside prison walls, exposing the dark secrets & horrors locked within this hidden society. Violence, drugs, money, revenge, love, redemption…this book has it ALL.

Steven remains in prison, yet he is finally free from the ghosts of his past. Join him on his quest through self-destruction and self-discovery. “Stone City” brings hope, inspiration, and healing; even if our bars are self-imposed. You will want to keep turning the page to see the amazing man whom he’s become today.

Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary” by Steven Jennings


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10 replies »

  1. Hello Steve,

    I first want to say I bought your book and loved it! I read it in one day. I have been a volunteer advocate for years and have first hand experience of the things that go in prison most of which is not good. My brother spent over 25 yrs and just got again the end of June and I hope at age 57 he knows what not to do. However much I love him and do not want to see him screw up are all responsible for our own actions. I get constant ridicule for helping inmates and people only seeing the bad side of them not the good within them. I do my best to see the good in all people the way we should, not for the crimes they committed to get them locked up. I really feel for the ones that was influenced by their addictions especially drugs, alcohol or both. I know what that is like to do something horrible while being under the influence, but it does not give us a free pass by any means not to be held accountable. I have to apologize to you, because I got this horrible imagine of you in my mind reading your book then saw your picture. I was like I can see why others thought of you as a “scrawny white boy” no disrespect Steve, to me you didn’t fit the description of your violent crimes, but addiction doesn’t discriminate. I have decided with the inmates I am trying to help to send your book to as many inmates as I can that is my mission so every one that comes into my life your book will be a part of that from now on. I really do think when they read it so many things will click with them. I can only do so much for them and one thing I always tell them “I can be sympathetic, but I will not ever say I know what it’s like” because I do not. I just do my best to be there for them to and give all I got, still at the end of the day if they want to change it’s up to them like you it was up to you and so many others you either do the time or the time does you right? I know you will get this message through Suzie which I want to say I am so happy you found her and true among the “prison bullshit”. You have changed and what you have done I want others to be able to do. You truly are an inspiration. If there is any other ways you can suggest to help please let me know.

    I also took a chance and reached out to one of the guys that posted on the inmate blogger site hope I can get him to see the positive side of things and get his mind out of the negative. He is one of them on my list that I want to send your book too. I sent him a Jpay message with a paragraph of your book, It made him think so that’s a start. We will see where this goes. I told him from the start when we talk it has to be a positive conversation put the negative to the side at least for our talks.I hope now that I planted a seed it grows in the right direction. No matter what at the end of the God knows I did my best and that is all I can do no expectations. Thank you for opening my eyes a little wider as well it is appreciated and welcomed. God bless you and your family Steve keep up the good fight.



    • Hi Sharlaine, I don’t know why but your comment initially went into the spam folder, so I manually had to approve it. I will forward your kind comment to my husband, Steven. Thank you for your support!

      Suzie Jennings


  2. Throughout the grand pattern of things you get an A with regard to effort. Where you actually lost us was in the particulars. You know, they say, the devil is in the details… And it couldn’t be more true here. Having said that, permit me inform you just what exactly did deliver the results. The text is rather powerful and that is possibly why I am making an effort to opine. I do not really make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, despite the fact that I can easily see a leaps in reason you make, I am not really certain of how you appear to unite your ideas which help to make the conclusion. For the moment I will yield to your position however hope in the future you actually link the facts much better.


  3. Steve I would like to know we’re you are and could you call me. It’s been along time and I miss you buddy. Do you remember my mom’s number its still good.


    • Hey man! I’m doing great! I’m at Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, WA. Unfortunately I do not have phone time right now, but you can hit me up on and shoot me an email. Hope to hear from you. Also, check out my blog:

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