I was just released after almost 3 years in prison, AMA
So I was released about two weeks ago after serving 32 months in California. I was thinking about just typing up the experience in its entirety but I figured I'd be better off asking questions. If I typed it all up I'd have basically a 100,000 word story.
Yes, I saw and was involved in legitimate prison riots with people getting stabbed with broken broomsticks and hit with locks inside of socks. Yes, I witnessed more drug use than I ever have before. Yes, I witnessed people get beat within an inch of their life. All that.
I should mention that for the last 8 months of my sentence I did my time in a fire camp right by Fairfield. I spent the past summer being a wild land firefighter, saving countless houses & acres (or trying to at least). I was on the Wragg fire, Rocky fire and the Jerusalem fire just to name a few. I'm talking fires that burn 50,000+ acres and just destroy everything in its path. I saw some SHIT doing the firefighting thing. Imagine being on a mountain, like a 25% incline underneath your feet and you're surrounded by 60, 70, 100 foot tall trees and EVERYTHING around you is on fire. There are trees falling 50 feet from where you're standing and it's really terrifying. On top of that you hiked 7 miles up that slope with a 50-60 lbs. pack on to get to that point and now you have to cut a 4 foot wide line into bare mineral soil through the woods. Oh and you have about 3500 feet of line to cut so you'll probably be working for 18 hours through the entire night.
Like I said, I could literally type up a novel with details about the past 32 months but I'd rather just answer questions from you guys.
I didn't want to spend money using a cell phone (it costs $5 for an hour) in there but at the camp they had so many that no one cared if you used it. We took a few phones out when we went on the fires so I was able to snap a few pics.
I also realized that I'm an amazing artist. I got locked up never even drawing anything more than a stick figure and just progressed and progressed and got to the level that I'm at. Check out those pics too.
Go ahead, and ask me anything.
My certificate: Imgur
EDIT: Holy mother.....this is overwhelming. I really did not expect to wake up with so many replies. Thank you all so much for your support and advice. Im trying to answer all the questions but there's A LOT so be patient. I'll try and get to everyone.
I do not have PayPal to all those that were asking. Maybe some other way? My email is [email protected]
EDIT: Mods removed my post due to lack of proof. Here you go http://m.imgur.com/ACVjkz4