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I Was In Prison

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 15 People

    "germany" A Gentle Euphemism....

    When  I was 21,   I tried to kill my dad. I blamed him for the abuse I suffered as a child. Some of it was his fault, but most of it was my mother's. I was in prison for 7 years and 4 days, and  I am still on parole. I thought that once I got out, all would be great, but I...
    TweetBird216 TweetBird216 26-30, F Mar 21, 2012

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    Eocc

    i was in a place called eastern ohio correction center, it is a community based correction facility. maximum security but i got to smoke and wear my own clothes. it wasn't bad, it was a drug and alcohol based facility meant for rehab more than the harsh environment on "...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    Letter From Another World

    How do I spit out on paper what I want known to a special person beyond these prison walls? No-one could ever know......... No-one who hasn't been a white-dressed, numbered faceless nothing!! And I cant tell them, but I can try. I will never be the same, but I...
    newlife66 newlife66 46-50 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    I Survived It!

    I was sentenced to 60 months of a Federal Correctional Facility. We could only wear Khaki colored clothing. Black boots were the issued footwear and brown underwear. I met some great people. Everyone in the world has broken a law. We all make mistakes. The laws they are passing...
    MrRonJon MrRonJon 51-55, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Just Got Home From Doing A Few Years

    I just got out not too long ago. I did almost 5 years. It wasn't easy. I don't particularly like talking about why i was there. Not because i did something heinous but because if you don't know me you wouldn't understand, and i share my story with those who were involved so i don...
    SunflowerSmile SunflowerSmile 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    WI - DOC

    I grew up in an alright family and I had a Mom and Dad who loved me but by the time I was 15 I was full of bad choices - got out of control wound up in Lincoln Hills on a Assault charge. I got out and settled down but, I justified my mellow and medicated myself with drink and...
    bradjamesson bradjamesson 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    This maybe a bit lengthy so I'll apologize in advance.. My husband and I married in October 2013, found out I was pregnant in February 2014, "separated" due to his drug addiction...
    southernstylist southernstylist 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I would like to thank everybody in my life who have supported me through my situation with my boyfriend in prison. For everyone out there who judges family's or their loved ones...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    WE need to start treating these people as victims of mental illness and addiction NOT criminals ! Until the government, health care system and justice system realizes this then we...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    My fiance is in prison an I really have no one to connect with who truly understands what its like. my friends are all supportive but they don't really know how agonizing it can be...
    meisedv meisedv 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My partner has just gone to prison he done something stupid armed robbery and now gona b looking at 4 years plus we have to children under three know one understands it's just so...
    Zoe2508 Zoe2508 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm going to prison. Is it ok I drop the soap?
    Ezra921 Ezra921 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I was molested by my stepfather when I was 13-14. I'm 32 now, and to this day I have never told a soul. I always faked being asleep the many many times it happened. I didn't know...
    thelonereader thelonereader 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    well first of all I just want to say after 25 years my step father is sitting in jail facing 40 years to life in prison with a hundred and twelve charges against him for lewd acts...
    Meliciousmelissa Meliciousmelissa 31-35 1 Response Feb 16

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    My husband called me today and said the doctor just told him that he has been in renal failure since November. He was seeing a specialist before he got sentenced two years ago...
    Steph0415 Steph0415 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I was 14 and it was a big turning point. Mom finally excepted that I was different and let me dress as a girl in the open at home. And almost everyone in the family knew about me...
    Jackie1962 Jackie1962 51-55, T 2 hrs ago

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    It was in 6th grade. my friend's birthday that time, and I wanted to come over her house since she threw a party. There was no way to get there but walk. So I did, it was a long...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I had only one friend, he was also my best friend at the time. But, he raped me and used me sexually, but I was to scared to do something, he was much stronger...
    Lucifersdaughter Lucifersdaughter 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    ive not got many friends, i want to feel loved in real life (afraid to be heart broken), ive not done much in life, i dont know how to change or start life :( so if life was about...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeah, I was. I'm starting to realize how much this was true. It was emotionally abusive and very rarely became physical abuse. There was one time I was not giving into her demands...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I still bear the scars, but scars only remind us of where we've been; they don't have to dictate where we're going. It started with my critical, disrespectful, selfish...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F Feb 4

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    It was a typical Wednesday in February. Not cold at all. In fact it was irregularly warm for that time of year. I had just turned sixteen three weeks before. My boyfriend, having...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    When I was 7. That's when the molestation began. No one else knew about it, I refused to tell anyone. It happened for two years on and off, and I was scared. My mom remarried and...
    salvatore1865 salvatore1865 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948 66-70 Feb 5

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn a padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am tired of being a good person. I am tired of losing at everything. I wish I was a cheater like most people. I wish I was stupid. I wish I was greedy. I wish I was a good liar...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I guess it's been a long time since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I was bare bottomed paddled by my mother well into my teens for my misdeeds. It was usually done after a scolding while standing up and exposed from the waist down. She would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would then have to wait all day because strapping was usually done at bedtime with just pajama tops on...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    At 15 years old, I was spanked for bathing too long. I had just come home from the beach and was about to use the bathroom to wash the salt off. My mom said to be very quick...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    Being in the middle of the continent the only thing we really have to worry about weather wise is tornadoes here. We are at the tail end of the "tornado belt". When I was a kid...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Im 27 years old and i am a state trooper and i was on a routine trafic stop with a blue van and i ran the plates and it came back with 3 warrents so i called for backup unit. He...
    therealdrpepper therealdrpepper 31-35, M Feb 6

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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I was brought up by strict parents. There were 2 types of punishments either a paddling my mom or a strapping by dad. Both involved standing exposed from the waist down. Being...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 7

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    I was working in a place and there was this big fat bald guy who was not popular but he was the manager. He called me in the office one day and said "your are suspended for two...
    chanelP chanelP 41-45, F Feb 7

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    When I was young, it seemed like from out of nowhere my mother would say: "I think you need the strap. I think you are overdue for the strap". Looking back, I'm thinking maybe she...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    all my life ive been trying to put this in the back of my head. i thought no one would beleave me, but most of all; i tried to denie the fact he would do this to me.. youre my f...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M Feb 8

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    all my life ive been trying to put this in the back of my head. i thought no one would beleave me, but most of all; i tried to denie the fact he would do this to me.. youre my f...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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