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5 Things I Learned in Prison
November 3, 2016 · by James L'Etoile · in author, Crime, crime fiction, criminal justice, inmate, James L'Etoile, prison · 12 Comments
Time in prison is supposed to “teach” you things, right? That’s why it was originally called the penitentiary — as in penance. A place to reflect on one’s life and the path not taken. Some lessons are learned the hard way. The weak, meek and mild won’t survive in prison. Inmates quickly develop survival mechanisms […]
Where Have All The Convicts Gone?
October 9, 2016 · by James L'Etoile · in convict, Crime, crime fiction, folsom prison, inmate, James L'Etoile, parole, prison · 5 Comments
I grew up in a time of convicts. These days, a convict is hard to find. Convicts lived by a code that governed their conduct on the streets and in prison. Not that convicts weren’t dangerous criminals — they were, and their numbers included notorious murders, robbers and thieves. And they played by the rules. Rules? The […]