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I Have Been In Prison

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    My Own Prison

    I have been living in prison for the last 27 year and it's called life. I don't mean to sound so negative and i do hope to change this. I have spent many years trying to get my life straight ... been through therapy, in and out of mental institutes (nut houses), and tried lots of...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Prison

     Well I got a possession at 17. Started out as Class A Sales & Distribution on school property, got it knocked down to a 7/C 4 years probation or untill i completed drug court. Failed out the open seven down to a three. Did a totaly of 21 months on it 15 left on parole...
    joker381 joker381 18-21 4 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    Out Of Prison

    I got out of prison last month after doing 18 months of a 3 year sentence with 1 year suspended and 6 months off for good behaviour. It was my second time locked up as I had been in for 4 months before. I promised my family and my gf that I would not be going back after the...
    Greeny24 Greeny24 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    In The Slammer

    In the slammer,I've been,Thank goodness,Not to stay,But to visit,It ain't a nice place,But one thing I'll say,Cheered someone up.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 8, 2012

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    First Day Of Recent Prison Run 2005 - 2013.

    I am a 69 year old man, I was released from prison on the 19th October, just a week ago. I am currently on Parole, and will be until 2017. I've been in prison before, the first time I was in Prison was in 1963, Prison was much tougher back then in my opinion, though it is still...
    PhilipLane1944 PhilipLane1944 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    I was in prison for 16 months in 84

    and 85 it was the worst time of my life I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    One Should Experience Everything

    In 1970 I was crossing the border between Austria and (then) W. Germany with a kilo of very nice hashish I had purchased in Kabul artfully concealed in a pair of boots I was wearing - also purchased in Kabul.  I wasn't nervous, I'd already crossed 10 borders...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 10 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    I served 4.5 years in prison

    for a crime I committed when I was 19. I was so scared when I arrived and went through processing. You spend all day being poked, prodded and photographed. When you put your uniform on you become property of the D.O.C. Nothing prepares you but you adapt to the routine and soon...
    Frankie96 Frankie96 26-30, F Dec 11, 2013

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    I'Ve Been In Prison

    I spent 3 years in Albion correctional facility for a crime I didn't commit. It drains me daily when I apply for a job & they ask the question about being convicted of a felony I always want to say no but I'm always honest and I almost never get a call back. I think about how...
    Rebella9 Rebella9 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Advice Needed On Time Served!!!

    Hi all, my fiancé was just sentenced to 2 years in jail/prison, 1 year in county for a DUI and 1 year hard time for felony hit and run with injury to be served consecutively so basically 1 year and I have been getting the run around on how much actual time he will serve. We have...
    MissRobertson MissRobertson 26-30 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Well Sorta...almost...something Like That

    Got pulled over for speeding....thats nothing new for me...just normally do well at getting out of the ticket....HAHA THey have been cracking down in our area concerning having auto insurance.  I have auto insurance...fun part is I'm my own Insurance Agent....LOL I didnt...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 24 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    As A Prison Officer And A Prisoner

    I was a prison officer for 3 years but left when another job came up. Then about 2 years later I was back in prison but this time as a prisoner. I got a 3 year sentence and served 18 months of it.   I felt very ashamed and embarrased when I got sentenced in court. My...
    Mark3182 Mark3182 31-35, M 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Prison Days

    I was a bit of a wildchild, and was always up in front of a Magistrate or judge for shoplifting. When I was 18 I went a little too far and we burgled a warehouse. I was expecting a fine or community service, but nearly fainted when the judge sentenced me to 9 months. I was too...
    seductivesummer seductivesummer 22-25, F 14 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    Soo...

    I've never been to prison but I was hoping one of you could tell me is it the same as its represented in movies ? I'm asking because I am very very curious
    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    I Just Got Out...

    My name is Thomas, 34 years old, and fresh out of prison... i just did 5 years on an aggrevated 7 year sentance, on a maximum security unit... i was charged with intoxicated manslaughter, for an accident i was involved with while i had been drinking, that took the life of my best...
    SinInMyBlood SinInMyBlood 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    I was in prison for four years

    and nine months it was a traumatic experience for me I get anxiety sometimes out of the blue the rattle of keys the smell on cleaning chemicals all of them put me back on the floor of that cell fighting
    moitiemort moitiemort 31-35, M Jan 28

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    Only For a Bit

    not overnight . jus a cuppla hours .. i think it was oogd for me .. i didnt get hurt , im not sure how i felt or what i was thinking , i wasnt panicked .. hmm .. i was also only in the holding cell .. so thats definitely safer than being locked up over night .. still slightly...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    when I was nearly 16 I got into crime I did

    drugs I broke into house stole cars sold drugs I started young but by the time I was 16 I got good at it I could easily break into every house in a neighborhood I wanted to do something more risky so I got some friends together and rob an gas station I though it was pretty easy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2013

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    Spent Time For Something I Shouldn't Have.

    Had to pretend like I was still happy to all my fiends and family. I'll never get that time back, but I'll tell you this, they can never lock up your mind.
    whythefuckyouhatingonme whythefuckyouhatingonme 26-30 Dec 4, 2012

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    Nowt Mad

    remanded for 11 month at her madjetys pleasure..... wont be goin back tho
    becks86 becks86 26-30, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Okay Im pretty much done with my friends. Like seriously I am really upset. I have always been the one to text my friends first so I decided it was their turn. It's been two weeks...
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    I recently started therapy for self-esteem issues that I should have sought help for many years ago. What started as a journey of self discovery has opened my eyes to the...
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    Never for anything bad. I have been picked up at a bridge once when I was going to jump off it and other times when people have been concerned that I was suicidal.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 25

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    The man I love is abusive and I have been with him for about a year now see he is a alcoholic abusive guy but he is 36 I am 21 almost 22 I am also paralyzed and have epilepsy but...
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    Ok. So I have been having some pretty weird dreams. I don't remember the first dream because there have been a few but it's with this guy named Ben, I have no idea who he is in...
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    I have been single since 2011, which means I haven't got a serious relationship for nearly 4 years. I have dated some girls in those years, but they didn't wanted strings attached...
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    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have been in many ambulances, mostly for deliberate overdosing, self harm, or mental health crises. I was also in ambulances a lot as a child when my Mum was unwell.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Hong Kong, South Africa, Italy, France, Austria, Spain, Norway. Wales, Eire. I hadn't realised I had visited so many places until I listed them out. I feel privileged to have been...
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    Doing it My way! In restropect I wish I had not I would have heeded my Parents advice and not married young or married my first wife. I worked too hard for the family only to...
    TheEnglander TheEnglander 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    So let me get this straight.. I have been cheated on and tried to work it out. We both went to counseling and things were better for awhile. Then it happens again. This time it's...
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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