Incarcerated: 8 years
Housed: Hays State Prison, Trion, Georgia
During incarceration maturity finally dawned on me. It wasn’t consensual but it was necessary. My life has handed me a Vegas mountain of poker chips in advantages almost every step of the way, but loss that stemmed from friendships, relationships, and subconscious mental takeover played a tremendous role in putting me here. I can only come away with one sole belief as to why: karma! Throughout my newfound growth, codependency was by far the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I never quite took the saying that you can’t always have what you want seriously until I didn’t have it my way more than once. Being at a breaking point, I sent out multiple emails and waited for a penpal. I took enough time in between to think that in this world, when it’s all said and done it’s just you, which is all I ever really needed. Then I got an email from my homie Sid, my bro’skee; when no one else was there, he came through. Don’t ever give in to hopelessness, keep it everlasting, don’t ever lose touch when believing.