Category: Michael Hoover

5. JUSTICE

“In proportion as torments become more cruel, the spirits of men…. become callous.” – Cesare Beccaria In the 8 months I spent in the Snohomish County Jail I did a good deal of soul searching. Although I had become bent on destroying myself I never intended to harm […]

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4. THE END OF A HARD RUN

——————————————————- “Whatever the gains, whatever the loss, they are yours.” – Five Wounds, Nez Perce At the end of my year and a day sentence I was released from DOC. Homeless and without resources. The night before I was released from the Washington State Penitentiary I stood at […]

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For too long I’ve seen friends come and go, watched as brothers fought inglorious and bloody battles, I’ve seen good men go bad and bad men become gentle. I have watched men slowly die inside and give up as everything they knew and loved in this world went […]

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3. ETIOLOGY OF A CRIMINAL MIND

“Silence always encourages the tormentor…. never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel I committed my first serious fellony in September of 1999. Armed with an empty b.b. gun I robbed the Midlands Garden Grocery store, a mini-mart, on 4th avenue in Everett. At the time of the robbery I […]

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2. DARKNESS

“Be happy in order to live long. Worry makes you sick”. – Hopi Teaching In 1985 I was Sent away to a group home called Home on the Hill in south Tacoma. It was ran by Children’s Industrial Home, the predecessor of Gateways For Youth and Families. What […]

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My name is Mike Hoover. I’ve been down since 2006. I’m serving life without the possibility of parole under Washington’s 3 Strikes Law for robbery. I am Klamath – Lumbee and Irish. I’ve been a Pipe Carrier at the Washington State Penitentiary for 7 years now, and in […]

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