From the August 1971 magazine.

I'm in Prison--but I Feel Free

He's learning to face the truth and be honest with himself

I AM THIRTY-EIGHT years old and serving a ten-year and a two-to-twenty-one-year sentence for robbery and aiding a prisoner to escape. The two sentences are running concurrently.

I have now stopped counting the times I was arrested. I cannot blame the law for my being here. I can't blame my ex-wife, either. I can't blame her for divorcing me or, for that matter, for anything she has done. I sure can't blame my wonderful children and my brothers and sisters. My dear mother can't be blamed for my actions; she has tried to guide me in the right direction all my life, but I had too much pride to listen.

-- C. W. M.

Michigan City, Indiana

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