• I was taught the game. “I been her three months now. This is my second time. My moms an X-ray technician, she visits. My dad’s not in the picture. My girlfriend braided my hair. I’m from BPS. Black Peace Stone. Where’s that? It’s the Jungles. What’s that? The apartments. Where are the apartments? Western LA over near La Salle. I […] October 7, 2016
  • I can’t parole until 72 years. “When I came in I was 15. I’ve been here for over a year. I’m XX3. They put me in XX3 once I was sentenced in 90-to-life. I can’t parole until 72 years. Technically, they can’t give you a life sentence, but they did. I wouldn’t call myself washed because I’m coming home. I think […] July 16, 2014
  • This place is full of fitness fighters. “I’m reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X. His life and the way he did things is really interesting to me. I arrived here when I was 16. I’m from Long Beach—Snoop’s world. This is my fourth time here. My father and my grandfather, my mother and my daughter all visit. I have a lot of […] July 9, 2014
  • Who am I? “I’ve been in and out of halls. I keep on finding myself in here. Now it’s been three or four times. I started hitting the pookie (meth pipe) when I was 13, in middle school. I started stealing from my parents and whatever just to get meth. I only attended NA on an outpatient basis. […] June 25, 2014
  • I only see my mom when I’m in court. “I’ve been here a year. I was 12 on my first visit. Nobody visits me. I only see my mom when I’m in court. I was adopted. My dad’s dead; he got hanged in jail when I was six or seven. My mom lives in Viejo. I started in foster care when I was two. […] June 18, 2014
  • I was on probation, but I got rehooked. “I’ve been here five months. First time I was here I was 15. First time I was picked up I was 14. I was placed in Phoenix, which is rehab over at Lakeview Terrace. I was there for 10 months. It’s boys and girls. I passed my GED, and then I stayed clean for about […] June 11, 2014