Welcome to the first letter in the Zombie Popcorn’s Post from Prison Series.
Zombie Popcorn is opening its pages to the words of an individual who is sitting in prison. We will get first hand experiences about life in prison. They will talk about their likes, loves, dislikes and what is is like being in prison. Our first ‘Post from Prison‘ goes by the name, “Z0mbi3Kid“. He would like to remain anonymous and he will post under that name. This ensures that he can speak freely without the fear of being reprimanded.
You will be able respond to his writing in the comment section under each post. I will then print out the post page and mail it to him for his response.
You can always find the other letters in the ‘Post from Prison’ archives.
Well I’m here – County Jail, that is. Awaiting a court date in which I plan to take 7 years on a plea bargain. I had the plea down to 6 but I didn’t show up for court. They said they would only bump that offer up by a one year if I turned myself in. Now, keep in mind that if I don’t take this offer they could give me 20 years. Sad to say that I ‘m no stranger to this environment and this trip is proving to be no different than all the rest. The first couple of days are really the hardest. All the little things you get used to doing everyday – like coffee in the morning (caffeine), eating anything you want at anytime, smoking cigarettes (nicotine). All your little vices, whatever they may be – GONE! Cold Turkey for every single one of them all at once.
Right now I am in one of the loudest cells in this jail. I live with 24 other grown men in about a 30 x 40 cell. No one is on the same sleeping schedule so it is constantly loud in here. Imagine trying to fall asleep and just when you are about to dose off someone screams in your ear. Yes, right now sleep is very hard to come by. I’m not saying it is always like this but where I’m at now it is.
I don’t interact a lot with these guys. The only conversation most of them have is about cooking dope or stealing shit or glorifying the criminal mentality and lifestyle in some way. And at this point in my life that kind of talk just makes me want to vomit. So I do a lot of reading and we get to go to the gym for 1 hour a day. I go out and jog everyday for the whole hour – even if I am sleeping I make myself get up and go out there. This for me is very necessary for maintaining my mental health. It also makes falling asleep a little easier.
When I am sentenced I will be sent to a state penitentary where I will have to get up and go to work everyday, doing whatever they tell me to do, which will be better than sitting in this box for 23 hours a day listening to these “killers” talk about the latest credit card scam or the best way to bust off a batch of dope. I don’t have a court date yet, but I will keep you posted. So until paper and pen meet again, I’ll still be here chipping away at whatever time they let me have