If you think about it, the phrase “Breaking Bad” pretty much says it all. In the hit series by the same name, mild mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White takes an inglorious wrong turn down into the dark side of his ever evolving criminal counter type and alter ego “Heisinberg”, a high end purest methamphetamine manufacturer. A sick soul (literally from cancer, figuratively from moral bankruptcy) that starts out under a misguided premise of “good intentions” to secure enough ill-gotten gains by way to an end that justifies the means to take care of his family once he succumbs to his deadly disease. Hence the series title “Breaking Bad”.
Once upon a time, I too started out on a similar road paved with good intentions, but no matter how you stir and boil criminal prowess into a soup seasoned with the best of intentions, at the end of the day, it’s still going to leave a bad taste in your mouth. Villainy cannot disguise itself by justification of virtue. Not for long anyway. Because “Breaking Bad” is just what it means; a rage against the social machine in a “pulp fiction” pursuit of the American dream….rolling the dice to bet on “snake eyes” to win every time. And in the process you have to lose so much more. You lose your compassion, your benevolence, your empathy and then finally…..your soul. That is what it takes to break all-the-way-bad to manifest one’s self into the dyed-in-the-wool bad guy.
And so it goes………..
Then comes along consequence or Karma or the reaping of what one sows, whatever the choice of words might be. The bottom line is, what one seeds into the ground eventually comes home for the harvest. And my devil came home by the way of a Federal Supermax Prison; the only one of its kind and the absolute truest perfection of isolation. The 21st century Alcatraz, better known as Adx. (Administrative Maximum) and I’ve spent the better than a decade in the land of the lost on total lockdown.
Now perhaps most folks might think that such an experience in one’s life would only make a bad apple rot even further away…and usually most would be absolutely right. In the true light of the reality what would be the point in continuing to destroy myself? First by self design and now with all the help I can get. When you’ve lived as long as I have lived, and I’ve been lucky to have lived long enough…you come into the collective understanding that for most of my life I have been my own worst enemy. And so now what? What comes next? Will the regret of anything that cannot be changed serve any purpose? Should I just give it up, lie down and die? Again, would it serve any purpose? When you’ve run a certain course for so long and finally you’ve hit a dead end, then it’s well overdue for a “turn-a-round” to start in the other direction, regardless and in spite of whatever the situation may be. I mean, that’s only common sense right?
Life experiences bring about change a lot of folks like to say. I would rather say that it brings about growth, which can either be for a higher or lower self that all human beings possess. Some are incapable of grasping the one or unable to escape the other.
Well I’m about to put my best foot forward in the “Part Two” of my life, and not of good intentions, but rather of solid conviction and clear direction in “Breaking Positive”. Now that’s something that serves purpose. The thing is… I sure could use some company to make it really positive. Listen, I’m as real as it gets….I’m not into “games people play” and I won’t waste any of your valuable time. What I can offer you is genuine companionship and a rock solid friendship given the chance. If you’re a mature down-to-Earth woman who’s venturous enough to try a new experience, then by all means, I would love to hear from you today. I promise to keep your vested time interesting. “Even inside a man made devil’s heart, one can still find his soul again and welcome home his humanity. It is with this sense of spirit that I reach out to the world beyond the pale in search of someone whom perhaps understands what it is to break away from all the bad”.
Robert L. Floyd http://exclusiveprisoner.com/inmate_profile.php?inmate=323#.UhVbaxvBOSo
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Since the Jodi Arias trial began in January, a cult following of trial watchers are fixed to their cell phones, televisions and virtually any other wireless device to make sure they don’t miss one minute of the trial. Many have created pages, such as “Jodi is Innocent” and adversely, “Fry Jodi Arias” on Facebook and other social media hotspots. She reportedly has her own Twitter account run by someone on the “outs” who speaks with her nightly on the telephone. One of her tweets stated that “no one should pay to write her, when she would write to them for free” hinting that prison pen pals websites were trying to entice her to appear as a guest star on their sites. Exclusiveprisoner.com’s philosophy on this topic is that it would be counterproductive to our goal of providing pen pals for inmates in need. Prison pen pals websites are designed to attract those who sincerely want to write to prisoners, not to draw the attention of the curious or those who want to send hate mail to publicly tried felons.
Everyone is going to have an opinion and everyone is going to choose a side in any trial that has saturated the public thanks to the media. These trial followers are as dedicated to their judgment of the individual as they would be dedicated to their favorite sports team. Most have already tried, convicted and sentenced the defendant long before closing arguments have begun.
On Friday May 3rd, 2013 the HLN channel introduced a stopwatch called “verdict watch”. Is it about ratings or is it about the outcome? There will be thousands, if not millions on the edge of their seats until the verdict comes in. Jodi Arias has become a celebrity, and her fate has officially become reality entertainment!
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One of the first high profile inmates to join a prison pen pal websites was murderer Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who was convicted of murdering her two young boys. Because of the media coverage of the story, the public was acutely aware of the event. Susan became one of the “most despised” or “most pitied” women alive. For every inmate who is convicted of a horrific crime there is a divide of those who are against them and those who support them and whatever cause they represent. Because of the hype created by the media, Susan Smith’s profile created an overwhelming influx of mail to the correctional facility where she was incarcerated. The prison mailroom reportedly complained that they were not adequately staffed to sort through and inspect the flow of mail that arrived for Susan daily. Subsequently, the profile was removed with an apology stating the reason for the removal.
With the introduction of crime T.V., specifically the Oxygen Channel’s airing of “Snapped” more and more inmates have achieved infamy and public recognition. One prison inmate whose story was portrayed on “Snapped” was Christine Paolilla. She was convicted in connection with four murders. Today she seeks emotional support and friendship while behind bars. Her profile, photos and of course her prison address can be found on http://ExclusivePrisoner.com.
Though inmates are claiming that their right to communicate is violated when correctional facilities deny them access to prison pen pals, there are a few states that forbid it. Other states have specific rules and regulations regarding posting inmates and pen pals for prisoners.