I been here eight months, right now I’m reading Metamorphosis [by Franz Kafka] . I been in 20-25 fights here. I’m got two counts of murder, rape, and assault.

I stabbed my sister and her boyfriend and his friend. My sister lived. I spent some time in Citrus [mental hospital]. I blame all this on my father. He used to burn my hands and electrocute me, and he beat me with a baseball bat. My older brother got shot and died in my arms. I’ll probably go to adult prison. Nobody visits me.

– A.H, age 16

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  1. Is there any way to be penpal with young people like this one ? He says “nobody visits me”.

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