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One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.

One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.

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The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in read more

The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare.

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At age nine I began serving long stints in juvenile detention quarters. At age twelve I was sent to the read more

At age nine I began serving long stints in juvenile detention quarters. At age twelve I was sent to the Utah State Industrial School For Boys... at age eighteen I was released as an adult.

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As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing.

As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing.

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I am at this moment thirty-seven years old. Since aged twelve I have been free the sum total of nine read more

I am at this moment thirty-seven years old. Since aged twelve I have been free the sum total of nine and a half months.

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To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

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Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and read more

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.

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I escaped one time. In 1971 I was in the free world for six weeks.

I escaped one time. In 1971 I was in the free world for six weeks.

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I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror.

I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror.

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The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do read more

The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape.

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