Prison salvation: While he waited for the judge’s decision, Dennis sat very still. His head hung low, eyes focused on nothing but the grain of the courtroom carpet. He silently prayed,

“Jesus deliver me, give me a light sentence. Get me out of this. Please, please help me. I believe in you. I repent. I’ll tell everyone in the prison, in my family, you’re our savior, our Christ. I believe. Dear Jesus, lord…I believe.”

The judge’s words were heavy and slow. Mandatory minimums required two thirty-year consecutive sentence terms in a medium-level Federal Corrections Institution.




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Bringing real feelings along with messages of inspiration and imagination to life. Awakening is the symptom of my infectious condition. Poetry is my condition.

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