Dear Andrew Johnson Intermediate School Student,
I am a current resident of the State Penitentary and was told to write you a letter on how a life of crime is not worth it. But truly I am here to tell you this. Crime is worth it. Now not all crime is worth it taking a man’s life on purpose or dealing drugs ruins people’s lives. To make you the confused child with your simple view of black and white, I will need to let you into a little bit of my own life. You see I’m not like these other people in here. Who shoot up other people and themselves. Sure some guy may try to rub up on you. But you aren’t going to be anyone’s ‘bitch’ as long as you have a bit of a backbone, Prison’s not all that bad really, you get a steady meal and a nice workout. Moving on. Me? I was a thief. A pretty good one too. I stole not for myself but for my mother. She wanted me to be the perfect son, and nice things. What was a son supposed to do? Deny his mother the things she wants in her life? So I would beg, borrow, and steal what she wanted to make her happy. Until one job went wrong. I’ll spare you the details but somebody got hurt, so hurt they never recovered. So here I am stuck in jail for trying to make my mother happy. I’m here to tell you, Crime pays, the time doesn’t. So the key is don’t get Caught.
- Your Incarcerated Friend