this post was very powerful... i think you have a lot of courage to put your story out there. I am thankful that the one prisoner they put you in the cell with was merciful to you, but I wish you could have been spared by this torment. My friend is married to a man that was in prison when he was around that age for selling drugs, and he is one of the most morally upright men I know now. I don't think it is because the prison system was at all helpful to him but because he is a very strong person inside. I can't help but to think the same thing about you... It is not easy to be committed to truth when you have been lied to, or to do good when you have received nothing but evil, but it is worth living the life you were always meant to live. No one can take that away from you.

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“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

- Saint John of the Cross