What Is It Like To Serve A Life Sentence In Prison?
Psychologically, a life sentence is deteriorating to anybody. This mental decaying process takes many different forms that ranges from changes in behavior, to going literally insane or even committing suicide. All this depends on the mental strength of each individual. However, it usually begins with individual institutionalization.
In my case, when I was sentenced to serve life in prison plus 13 years of enhancements, my entire world crumbled. All the plans and dreams I had for my future went out the window; I felt as if I was being buried alive. Unlike being actually lifeless, embalmed, and stuffed into a coffin, I was screaming for help while being wrapped in concrete walls and steel bars. A walking grave called prison. Emotionally, I was crushed and nothing made sense to me. Everything seemed and felt surreal. But all my desperate attempts to seek help and snap out of the worst nightmare ever were of no avail. My fate had been sealed, and slowly but surely the little hope left in me of seeing the streets again vanished. As a first termer in prison, I did not know or understand what a life sentence entailed. All I knew was that it meant I was going to spend a long, long time in prison with the possibility of dying there. At nearly 23 years old, I thought I was done.
As my time accumulated in prison, my belief continued to solidify with the negative retribution & isolation of the prison environment. In every prison I had been in prior to San Quentin, I experienced a mixed environment of non-sense and an insane culture of prison politics played by the majority of both sides; inmates and prison guards alike. There were no leading traits of anything positive coming from anybody. Everyone is in their own world so to speak. You want any changes? Good luck, you are on your own!
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Aragorn II Elessar
When in the year 120 of the Fourth Age, King Elessar realised his days were at an end, he went to the House of the Kings in the Silent Street. He said farewell to his son Eldarion and his daughters and gave Eldarion his crown and sceptre. Arwen remained at Aragorn’s side until he died.
Died of a broken heart at Cerin Amroth in Lórien, and was buried there one year after the death of Aragorn, to whom she had been wedded for 122 years. She was 2901 years old.
Two reports are prepared within three weeks of the established execution date. The first is 20 days before execution; the second is seven days before execution. Each report includes:
- Psychiatric report – Results and interpretation of examinations, interviews and history of the inmate by three psychiatrists which will be used to determine the inmate’s sanity.
- Chaplain report – Comments on the inmate’s spiritual and emotional well-being.
- Summary of behavior – Observations noted by case worker and custody staff.
- Cover letter from warden – Includes firsthand information from interviews, observations or communication with the inmate and his/her family or friends.
The seven day pre-execution report discusses any changes that have occurred since the first report.
Sanity Review Requests
Within 30 to seven days before the execution, the inmate’s attorney may submit current psychiatric information that may have a bearing on the sanity of the condemned inmate. This information will be provided to the panel of psychiatrists to consider in completion of the pre-execution psychiatric reports.
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