2-4-13 Woke up feeling really distressed. I want to try to get these emotions on paper to try and understand what is going on with me and how to work on it later. I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster this last 6 months. One day I felt good. motivated, like everything is…

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Journal excerpt- Robert Melzer – 11/9/11 … It all comes down to the prison concept of respect.  On the street you’re respected for your job, or community service, or even by your family. In here, we have none of that, all we have is our word.  A lot of guys ride on the coattails of…

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11/9/11 Excerpt from Robert Melzer … It all comes down to the prison concept of respect.  On the street you’re respected for your job, or community service, or even by your family. In here, we have none of that, all we have is our word.  A lot of guys ride on the coattails of their…

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Journal Excerpt from Robert Melzer Written 11/8/11   A good friend of mine is leaving soon.  People think that we come to prison and just look for partners in crime.  But the reality of it is most of us, free of substances, find the friends we never had on the streets.  I can only think…

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