Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"FROM BEHIND BARS" - A Series, Part 8

Photo - The Atlantic
This is the tenth in a series of letters written by someone who is currently in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Correction.  (Links to previous letters are at the bottom of the page.)  There are more than 50 of them, going back for a number of years.  One per day, Monday thru Friday will be published until we catch up to the present day.

Those following this series will observe that they started out rather "slow" and that as time goes by, they become more and more personal, revealing the emotional and physical distresses faced by those committed to Connecticut's prisons.  These distresses are not confined (no pun intended) to just the prisoner,  but extend to the prisoner's family and friends. 

Day 103

Most of us likely don't know anyone who is incarcerated, much less do we correspond with someone who is.  These letters are being submitted anonymously and have been, and will be, redacted to protect the privacy of the writer and the writer's family and friends.

After examining the trial transcripts and speaking extensively to others who have first hand and intimate knowledge of the matter, I am of the opinion that this person is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted, his council being incompetent and ineffective.

Given that the reader has no knowledge of this person or the facts or circumstances surrounding this person's case, the editor asks that readers keep an open mind and take the letters at face value.  Because the purpose of publishing these letters is not to bring condemnation or ridicule to the parties affected, such comments will not be published.  Please keep comments civil.


To access this entire series, use the search field at the top of the page.  Enter exactly; "FROM BEHIND BARS" - A Series, then click. Then, choose "sort by date".
Part 1
Part 2 
Part 3 
Part 4
Part 5

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