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Addiction

My probation officer came by last week for the first time since my sentencing. He had felt the five-year statutory minimum was already harsh and was surprised to learn I had received 12 years. “Our justice system isn’t perfect,” he … Continue reading

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Wait and See

Sentencing is Wednesday of next week, and it feels as though I’ve reached the end of the road. Nothing more to see or do or experience. Last week, my boyfriend took time off work so we could spend the day … Continue reading

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A Plan

My probation officer (or PO as they’re commonly called) visits me twice a month to check up on me and see how I’m doing. Yesterday he stayed for an hour, and we talked about his experience working in prison as … Continue reading

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Probation

Probation isn’t as awful as I thought it would be. The federal probation officers I’ve met have been surprisingly courteous and, dare I say, compassionate. Their goal isn’t to punish you (that’s what the courts are for) but rather make … Continue reading

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