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Prisoner Reentry
Imagine being in prison serving a five year sentence for your first offense of being a manufacture and distributing drugs. You probably couldn’t picture that in your mind because it is something you never want to happen and think that never would happen. That is what ran through my mind growing up, that I would never experience life in prison. But years ago, after graduating from high school going into college I surrounded myself around the wrong type of people. I found myself being in college that it was hard to get a job and concentrate on school, and one day I was introduced to the possibility of making money. The way I was going to make money was by distributing drugs, and my first few thoughts were; I shouldn’t do this because of the consequences of being caught, or I should take this opportunity to make some good money while in school. At the end of the day I ended up taking the opportunity and after continuing to do it for a year a two months, I was caught distributing and then sentenced to five years of prison. That was the time of my life where I was scared because I did not know what to do or what to expect prison was going to be like for me. My time being in prison everyday consisted of waking up at 7:30am everyday as officers did a roll call, eat breakfast at 8am then go do the job I was assigned to do that day if there was any, from there I would go to lunch and then back to work if there was more work to be done or I would go back to my cell to read a book, then when it was time for dinner I would eat dinner and after dinner we had the chance to hang out of our cells and chat with other inmates which I did until it was time for us to be back in our cells for the night. Having to repeat that process every day for five years was hard to get used too. Then on October 12th of after serving five years of prison time, it was my day of being…...

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