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I Was In Prison

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M Jun 28

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    Hi all. I'm just having a really hard time today- I normally just read and read on this site and it helps me alot. I decided to speak up today. I miss my husband so much I want...
    Racquel34 Racquel34 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Well after reading several of the posts related to this topic, it appears that I may be in the minority being that I'm a man finding myself recently in the same predicament as many...
    jkenn504 jkenn504 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I like going visiting old abandoned jails and prisons because they are always haunted. The prisoners that have been killed or died in the old jails and prisons are still doing time...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Jul 10

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    So I am new to this site but I thought I would try it out... My boyfriend is currently in prison, he is facing a 5 years sentence but it's almost over he gets out in a little over...
    lexie4 lexie4 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone,On July 1st, 2014 my son was transferred to a prison reception center where he is awaiting to be placed into another prison that he will stay at during the remainder...
    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Like build cubicles or office furniture, or fence, or sheds . Then the money they make would help run the prison. And when the inmates finished their time they could become part...
    jarret1234 jarret1234 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Okay ladies! Sentencing is Tuesday July 1st and then we're FINALLY out of county jail and moving onto prison. He should be eligible for a half way house right away... Hopefully. He...
    Laurenhensen Laurenhensen 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm at a loss... For two weeks now I have had plans to go pick up a very good friend of mine from prison. In less than 35 hours he will walk out to his freedom, smile on his face...
    kissesintherain0723 kissesintherain0723 26-30 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I grew up in a country setting when I went to beauty school I was 15 on ROP. I made friends with older girls in bad neighborhoods. I got to spend the night at Sherrys home. My dad...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I've been with my boyfriend a little over a year. I knew he was on probation for something he did back in 2010. He was set to be...
    nadiyalena nadiyalena 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My boyfriend went to prison in April I was 8 weeks pregnant when he got arrested it was such a shock, I'm 21 weeks now & obviously have a little fighter in my tummy but I'm...
    kelbels kelbels 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    This could be super long, so I'll try to sum it up. (: Preschool, kindergarten, & 1st grade were fine. In the middle of 2nd grade I moved to this sorta ghetto town because my mom...
    girlinNJ girlinNJ 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I just met him three days ago but he's so hot and sweet! He makes me smile so much. He says he gets out in 2 months! He's been in there for 4 years. He told me he was put in...
    Crazymotrucker Crazymotrucker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Hi I haven't been on for a while , I posted in June just before my partner of six years was due to go to court ... Well we were expecting 3 years and the great news he only got 10...
    saramorgan saramorgan 31-35, F Jul 7

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    ****** me off! So many people on here claiming to have a boyfriend in prison when they don't. It's horrible. Do they not think how their actions actually affect those who are going...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I went to prison for two years to protect my wife and she repaid me by divorcing me for our best friend I still only wish her the best and pray for her Even thow she acts like she...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    my guy got moved today to another prison. which means we can't see each other for at least 60days. and we haven't got the phone account set up yet so no calls. only letters for a...
    undercovermonroe undercovermonroe 31-35, F Jul 9

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    I'm married, but have feelings for someone from my past that is in prison for another year and a half. I broke off my relationship with him, because I thought I realized I wanted...
    Gdsgirl Gdsgirl 31-35, F Jul 10

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    Writing this letter is killing me inside, I'm crying. I hope he realises that I need time to sort my head out, to be able to work on myself and he needs to do the same if we are...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    my man just got moved a few days ago to another prison. been pretty rough in there. from what he's telling me. it's a messed up place with very crazy guys. I'm worried for him and...
    undercovermonroe undercovermonroe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    My boyfriend of 3 years is in prison now. We have a son together I don't know what to do now. I miss him so much!!! I would really like to talk to someone that is going through the...
    luvustill luvustill 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sometimes I long to be secured away some place, whether prison or asylum, just so the outside matches the inside. I am not here willingly.
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Let my start off by saying that I'm a Christian and I am gay. I live with both my parents and my younger brother and I have a dog. I've been dating a guy for the past 2 months. We...
    jowaymedina jowaymedina 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I live with it everyday. I try not to think about it but cant help it sometimes. I went through counseling after it happened but never spoke about it. I figured since I told the...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 26-30, F Jun 26

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    6 years ago when I was 10 my father died.... my brother didn't know how to deal with it properly he had just finished primary school and was moving onto high school, when he...
    ajafueko ajafueko 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    When I met him, I didn't know he committed a crime several years prior to us meeting. He's 34 and I'm 33. Then we hung out a few times, and he stole my computer from my home at the...
    atlkellzz atlkellzz 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't know how young I was. 3-4 when my cousin started. I have a Easter picture of me in a little blue dress and red tights. I remember hiding the ruined tights. We would go into...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Well. Damn I'm lonely. Been doing this 29 months now. Probably two more years to go before he makes parole on his ten year sentence. But the first 27 months I was locked up too...
    mj21312 mj21312 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Well. Damn I'm lonely. Been doing this 29 months now. Probably two more years to go before he makes parole on his ten year sentence. But the first 27 months I was locked up too...
    mj21312 mj21312 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well I flew to California to visit my parents. My mom threw me a baby shower. It was lovely . We didnt talk much about my husband...I didn't blame her. She wanted to keep the mood...
    melguzman21 melguzman21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I was molested by my step grandpa for three years it ended when I was almost 8. My mom was a single mom who even tho she knew he was a child molester she trusted my grandma to...
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F Jul 13

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    It's all just hit me like a ton of bricks again... Been working 12hours a day/night and today I wasn't working as it's my day off... It all came flooding back as I wasn't kept busy...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    This whole situation with my so called friends is just draining me. one of my closest friend starts giving me ultimatums saying if i don't tell my sister my situation by a certain...
    Insearchofsunrise Insearchofsunrise 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Well today someone who was supposed to be supporting me while going through a similar thing decided to through up what y bf did, all this and being horrible and mean because I said...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was raped. I've reported it. I haven't heard anything in what seems like weeks. I wish I could kill him. He DESERVES it. He doesn't deserve jail or prison. He deserves a bullet...
    Riku3323 Riku3323 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    had a rough visitation day today. so many visitors showed up they cut our time together. I only got to see him for 10 minutes!!! I miss him so much! then the visit was so sad. ugh
    undercovermonroe undercovermonroe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Finally got back from overseas where i attended my grand fathers funeral. it was hard being away since i had no contact from my man. I've only been back two days and my so called...
    Insearchofsunrise Insearchofsunrise 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    The Case has Just Been Opened, I Feel raw With Pain. My Wounds are Still not Healed Over my Body, 10 Days in Prison After They Assaulted me in a Police Station Because I Would not...
    AeroWhiteDelite AeroWhiteDelite 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Does anyone else feel like giving up somedays? Like none of this is worth it? Some days I wonder if things will ever get better or if I'm just wasting my time...I feel like this...
    thatstronggirl thatstronggirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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