The system is corrupt and unforgiving.

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  1. Shadowprophet

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    My brother. Who has changed a lot over the years, Was once, Hell on wheels. He was an uncontrollable monster. When he was 17 years old he discovered that the oil used in transformers.

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    It was a very expensive kind of Oil, and it could be sold at a high price, So, He got really high, Climbed a light pole with a baseball bat and knocked one of those transformers down. Realizing how much oil was in one of those transformers, He gathered a group of three friends, one of which had a flatbed truck, Together they knocked down about ten transformers, But by this time the police had found them, With no other options to get away, My brother took one of the transformers from the back of the now speeding flatbed truck and threw it at a police car that was in pursuit of them. Needless to say, When they did capture him, He served Twenty-two years in the penitentiary. Having his time served, And, prison having actually changed him, They let him out on probation. See he still had something like three years to serve if he was going to serve his time completely out. But, He took the probation, Which included counseling, drug court, And That he understood, That he was now a felon. He tried to acclimate to suburban life, For a while he did, We had barbecues, And For the first time ever, I got to know the person who was my brother, That was something I had never really got to do.

    Later, Unable to get proper employment, He developed lung cancer, With no way to pay hospital bills, He did the only thing he could think to do, "If he violated his probation, He would go back to prison", and while incarcerated, They system would have to see to it that he got proper medical care. He did just that, I borrowed his Father in-laws Hand Gun, "Just to have in the truck with him, There was no ill intent with it" HE bought as a six-pack of Bud light and rolled up a joint and parked his Truck, "Of which was uninsured and unlicensed" under a four-way stoplight, He sat there smoking his joint and drinking his bud light while waiting for the police to arrest him.

    They did so, Originally, He was to just serve his final three years in prison, He would have been released November 23'rd of this year. however, They recently indited him, As a persistent Felony offender, And give him an additional 20 years. My brother, Has lung cancer, He, probably won't ever see freedom again, If I had known that Barbecue I had with him years ago would have been our last,

    Hindsight is 20/20...

    I know it's easy to say, Well, He shouldn't have done the things he did, And I know, It's easy to see, He was guilty of a crime. But, He is fifty now, And he is still serving time for a crime he committed when he was seventeen. Yes, there are stipulations, Yes there are rules. yet, He never harmed a single person. There was no violence, only theft, and Probation violation. He has spent most of his life incarcerated. At this juncture, Anyone could say, What's your point? My point is simple, I miss my brother. He's had a Rough hard life, I miss all those times I never got to spend with him, And at this late stage in our lives, I'm realizing, We will never get to have those times.

    The point is Family. It's the most important thing a person could ever have.
     
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  2. Toroid

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    That's a really messed up story. Did he get add-on charges while in prison? Is he far from where you live? Most crimes are committed while under the influence.
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

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    Thank you, brother, Yeah, What happened was, He was Due for a court hearing where he thought it was possible that he may finally be released, And the State of Kentucky is now inditing him with a charge called "persistent felony offender"
    That charge is kind of like the Three strikes and you're out rule that other states have.
     
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  4. Toroid

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    That behavior to reoffend as a solution must be a common theme. Do you remember Brooks in the movie Shawshank Redemption? He was in for 50 years and an institutionalized man. He couldn't survive on the outside and ended up committing suicide.
     
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  5. Shadowprophet

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    I Agree, But the psychology is deep into why some people can't truly fit into normal society. Prison, It truly is a different kind of place, There are few pleasantries on the inside. It's like If toxic masculinity went insane and then took over society. On the inside, You have Groups, Brothers. And then the opposition. No one is truly ever safe in a maximum-security prison.

    One story, My brother told me about the inside was, They were all out in the Yard. This one-man, Who could not handle prison life, Did everything He could to remain in solitary, See, Solitary will drive a person insane, But, It's also the only assured way someone can sleep safely. So this man, who didn't want to be in the unsafe areas of incarceration, had finally served all his solitary confinement out. So the system was actually forced to put him out in the yard with the rest of them.

    They brought him out, unchained him, HE walked just far enough to be out of reach of the guards. He found the smallest person he could and snapped his neck. "Yes, That man died" And they put him back in solitary.

    Some prisons may be different, but the stories I've heard about the ones my brother has been in, Pretty well line up with what we see in the movies brother :(
     
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  6. Toroid

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    Do you talk to him on the phone?
     
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  7. Shadowprophet

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    I used too, See, for most of my life, He's been in and out of prison, I went through a phase when I was younger, When I decided, I had to make choices, One of my choices was, I love my brother, But the choices he has made, the decisions and actions he has done, Those aren't the decisions I would do, Or the choices I would make. So for a whole lot of his time on the outside, I would visit or we would have a barbecue, But, he had this habit of getting into a lot of trouble, So, I Never really Hung out with him as much as I would have liked to. As far as speaking to him on the phone, Well, If he would call me, I'd surely speak to him. But it's his personality, Any phone time he gets goes to his Wife and our mom. I would speak to him, but I understand his time with the phone is limited and scarce and when he does get phone privileges, It's always His wife or our mom.

    He is pretty far away. but I'm going to go and visit him before Christmas, I do miss him a great deal.
     
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  8. Toroid

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    You have unresolved issues with him. I'm surprised he found the time to get married.
     
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  9. Shadowprophet

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    I do, For as much as I can reflect back and wish well for my brother, He did use to literally beat the shit out of me. Not in a brothers fighting kind of way, It was more like a, He had really bad rage issues and I was his punching bag kind of way. I admit I've spent a lifetime trying to get over all the broken arms and noses he has given me.

    The only thing I can say in my and his defense is, As I've gotten older, I've come to understand mental issues. And I do forgive him.. However, yeah, I've always wondered how he found the time to find a woman too, Apparently, There are conjugal visits and everything, That seems to be the one thing most prisons won't deny someone is a love interest.
     
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  10. Toroid

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    Does he have a court appointment attorney for the persistent offender charge? Will there be a trial for that?
     
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  11. Shadowprophet

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    So far the Information I've found out from my mother about this is, His Court date for the PFO will be on the 11th, I'm almost certain he has an appointed attorney, Because Mom said, his wife was talking to her and they believe there is a small chance that he could beat this persistent felony offender charge.

    I mean, That's how my mom told it to me, But, There was never any name drops on his lawyer, But, I'd imagine he does have one. I hope he does. However, the reason It's hard to tell is, On several occasions, He had gone to court and defended himself. My brother would say, those people who think that defending themselves is foolish is just an old expression. That to truly be found guilty of a charge, The court is burdened with that proof. And if they can not prove the charge, Then innocence is guaranteed.

    however, I caution, This was coming from a man who has spent almost the entirety of his adult life incarcerated though.
     
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  12. Sheltie

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    I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties your brother has experienced, SP. I'm not a professional psychologist, but his situation sounds like a lot more than just a stupid mistakes when you were young kind of thing. Maybe he has something going on that was never diagnosed like paranoid schizophrenia.

    He reminds me a lot of my uncle. He got kicked out of the state because of numerous road rage incidents he was involved in. He died the summer before last. He had moved to Alaska and lost touch with everyone in the family. No one knew he had developed ALS until he died. My parents rarely talked about him. I also know that he received a dishonorable discharge from the army due to mental issues. His ex wife refused to have anything to do with him after they divorced because she said she feared for her life when she was around him.

    Does your brother have any children?
     
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  13. Shadowprophet

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    Wrote it in binary, Cause It's sensitive info and I figure if someone cared enough to translate this, Then they wouldn't be the kind of person to have much terrible to say about it.

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  14. nivek

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    I kept staring at that block of 0s and 1s thinking an image was going to pop out...lol

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  15. Shadowprophet

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    That reminded me that Ascii art used to be a thing lol
    I was trying to find some ASCII art to post, It's hard to get it to align correctly lol,

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    /___\ /__/ /___\ /__/ That's suppsd to be one of those walkers from star wars lol
     
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    I think it was String Theory that did something cool like -_(`~')_-. I'm close, anyway it looked like a face and arms.
     
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  17. Shadowprophet

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    The only one I ever mastered was boobs,

    / /( . )( . )\ \

    But I'm good at that one lol :p
     
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    On a calculator you can write boobless upside down. The number is 55378008.
     

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