Oct. 30, 2013

Introductory Post

by Mark Basden


[photo of a sleeping puppy]


Dear people. Hello out there. Welcome to the birth of a series of articles pertaining to prison issues: written by a prisoner who has been in prison for the past thirty two years. I hope to bring light and truth to the free world people, just and unjust issues. Topics: attempt/suicide, gang member control, the whys and hows pertaining to control units = 23 hour lockup 7/365. In the Texas prison industry, what we "prisoners" are to the prison industrialist, nationwide. A prisoner's perspective on how city, state and government officials use prisoners, gangs and their so called affiliates as props to put fear into the voter's hearts and homes. The so called get tough on crime politics used to fleece voting taxpayers. When I write my posts, pertaining to prison suicides or gang related issues, all names will be fake or John Does. The issues will be true stories. I will do my best to post at least one post per week starting 10-2-13, as long as our prison officials let my posts go out, for they have control of all incoming and outgoing mail. I'm a uneducated ex gang member. The gang intelligence staff here have me labelled "active gang member", even though I have been an ex gang member since 1993. As for the uneducated deal, the Texas high security apparatus has no educational facilities for its prisoners. I have been housed in high security units for the past 29 years. I would or should say I'm self educated. The old lazy puppy up there at top is how I feel, take a peek. I'm serving 125 years. Thank you for your time.

Until pen meets paper. Love,

Mark A. Basden #428325
9601 Spur 501
Bill Clements High Security Unit
Amarillo, Texas 79107


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