Category: INMATES & PRISON

Still On Lockdown

September 6 The lockdown continues. So does the confusion. This incident began a week ago in a seperate quadrant of the prison. That quadrant contains Norteno prisoners. D&E. When an incident there occurs, it is contained within those two units. The same goes for this quadrant, which contains […]

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Lock Down

We’re back on lockdown again, just another episode in the adventures of the West Complex, where the routine that exists is on again off again, over and over again and again. The Superintendent walked by the tiers today, and I had an opportunity to speak with him. His […]

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My Time In Prison

Try to write a story about yourself and make it interesting and desirable to read and then try to do that with the most limiting device known to man, language. That sounds super easy, right? I thought so and this is the fifth incarnation of this introduction to […]

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Positivity In Prison

Hi, Randy here. Yesterday was a day to remember all of those loved ones who have been lost to cancer, I beleive that we all have someone close to us, or at least know someone who has been diagnosed with, or died from cancer. My mother is a […]

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Prison

There was a meeting today with the Correctional Program Manager(CPM), in which the administration agreed to return the small/unit yard back to normal, so that the exercises are not dictated as to what prisoners can do. This is a major feat, which not only shows the power of […]

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Prison Life

The Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla, or as it is known now West Complex is experiencing one more in a continuos string of crisis. Two weeks ago there was an incident on the Small/Unit yard in G-Unit. This situation arose because of an indivdual failing to adhere to […]

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JUDGEMENT IN PRISON

The other day I was criticizing the bad behavior of someone, and a guy I know accused me of “judging,” as in, “who was I to judge anyone, considering that I’m in prison for committing murder?” I’ve thought a lot about this issue, and first, my criticism of […]

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PROBLEMS WITH PRISON

They ought to be privatized. For the same reason that private schools are better than public ones, private prisons COULD be much better. And by “better,” I mean that they would churn out more reformed and successful inmates. And that’s the key: the States could make a law […]

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Prison Talk

Now , I’ve never been a hater . Sh!t , I’ve never had a reason to hate , and I don’t understand why people hate . I’m surrounded by a bunch of cats that’s not from Cleveland , and they’re not even Cleveland fans but they’re anti-Bulls . […]

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Is prison really justice ?

Count the cost! Why dont we ask the mothers,wives,children and friends of the incarcerated.Is it fair that incarcerated persons families in order top recieve phonecalls has to deposit a minimum of $25.00 dollars in aprepaid account and are charged $5.95 for that deposit so end up with $19.05 […]

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THE PRISON LIFE

Being in prison is a very difficult place to be… Especially if you dont have any outside support… And for someone like me whos extremely persistent when I want or need something, sometimes that just makes it more difficult… Some people just like to sit around, hang out, […]

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CELL CONFINEMENT DAY 3

Well I recently got in some trouble for some stupid stuff. I got an out of bounds infraction for going to the door of the other pod. Yes i knew it was wrong. However I needed to make sure that my bros went to druming. I was sanctioned […]

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INDIVIDUALITY IN PRISON

I know it’s difficult in here, since the tendency is always to group up, to find safety in numbers, etc. But individuality is the key to personal growth. The saying “Be your own man” is important because we ARE our own men. Human beings are individuals, not cogs […]

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Prison Bus

While this is going on another guard is going through our personal belongings. He judisciously disposes of anything that does not fit his and D.O.C. policy. If you were unlucky enough to think you could make it through. What is allowe will be put under the bus to […]

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Holding Cell

I entered the holding cell on the tenth floor. There were already other prisoners in hee. They too were on their way to prison. This holding cell was filled with other anxiety filled men. Some like myself had never been to prison. While others had been on numerous […]

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AUTHORITY IN PRISON

It’s common for guys in here to hate being yelled at, having the officers tell them what to do, and so on. “I don’t like people barking orders at me,” they say. Well, who does? I know I don’t. The point is, however, is that there are times […]

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PRISON LIFE

PRISON LIFE YOU ASK, YEAH THATS RIGHT….UNFORTUNITY THERE IS SUCH A THING…AND FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS I HAVE BEEN KNEE DEEP IN THIS CRAP, AND STILL YET DISPITE THE CHALLENGES OF PRISON LIFE I HAVE LEARNED TO HEAD INTO EVERY WAKING DAY HEAD ON…AS BEING WHO I […]

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Second Chances

Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe that a person can change if given that opprotunity? Why is society so quick throw away the key to a young person’s life if everything is built on rehabilitation. I have struggled with question many times over. They only […]

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

No matter where you are in life you can find people that are willing to go to some extreme measures to escape their pain, to escape reality. Prison is no exception. Instincts tell us to flee from pain instead of looking for its source. Rather than search introspectively […]

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