I was sentenced to 50 years in Prison at the age of 18 for non-violent crimes (40 years suspended). Spent my entire sentence in Maximum Security Facilities. AMA Again!
I ended up serving 6 years and was also sentenced to 10 years probation which I violated in 2007 and served 5 months in jail. I have seen pretty much everything you can imagine. I have been out of Prison for 15 years! Ask me anything!
We started the sub /r/ExCons to help former inmates recently released, which has gotten some traffic since my first AMA. Our hope is that the recidivism rate our communities face will dwindle with more people helping a stigmatized group of individuals. Please visit us and contribute. Thanks so much.
Edit- Off to bed, work in the morning. I will answer more tomorrow. I appreciate all the questions and interest. Thanks... and please check out our sub: /r/ExCons.