I know that for the most part a lot of us that is incarcerated lose credibility for making decisions, about things in prison, as well as in freedom, but, it is nice every now and again to be counted for because we do still have the compacity to make the right choice, believe it or not. I made mistakes along the way and these mistakes were what gave me strength to over come negativity and hard work. I made myself a victim by myself, and I refuse to remain a victim, and the only way to change my situation is to work hard and make good choices, and sometimes our good choices may become-not the right choice, but that’s just a part of life that people in here and in freedom go through. The important thing is that we make the type of choices that does not result in sacrificing our freedom. I have learned to weigh all my options so that I can make a positive decision that will not result in illegal activity or bad behaviors. I have also chosen to be contrary to the belief of ‘once a criminal, is always a criminal. ‘ It is meant in the sense that even though I have spent 23 years in prison (for robbery) I am no longer the criminal element. I am not perfect of course but I am conscious and steadily moving forward in a positive direction..
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