“See me for who I am, not where I am.”
Hello, my name is Steven Jennings. I am currently in prison serving a 43 year sentence. So how the heck am I blogging from in here? Great question. You’ll just have to read my blog titled “How I Blog From Prison.”
I would like to invite you to “Follow” Stone City Blog so that you get automatic email alerts everytime a new blog is posted.
A lot goes on behind prison walls. So I’ve decided to blog about my prison experience. On this site I’ll share short stories, poems, and whatever else comes to mind. I will even occasionally invite a fellow inmate to write a guest blog as well. Most my blogs will expose prison life how it is. I may have to change some names and details. But I hold nothing back.
It is my goal to completely expose this hidden society and make everything transparent. Some of the images I will share with you were taken by convicts using illegal cell phones that they smuggled in.
Here’s a little info about myself and my situation. I was born July 16, 1973 in Oxnard, CA, but raised in Everett, WA. I have always been a strong competitor as I played soccer and wrestled throughout my school years. I graduated from Cascade High School in 1993.
In 1994, at age 20, I plead guilty to 4 counts of 1st degree assault. My sentence was 43 years in prison. I have spent years reflecting on my past with sincere remorse. I have accepted my path with full and complete accountability. My mistakes can never be wiped clean, but I can learn and grow from them. My lengthy incarceration has given me true perspective on life and all that is important. Coming to prison has been like dying but still being alive to see my family grieve. It sucks!
While in prison I have studied Early Childhood Development to gain a better understanding of myself and to fulfill my vision of guiding at-risk youth before they end up in prison. I spend my days writing, working, exercising, playing sports and resting. I spend a lot of my time creating and developing Stone City Publishing. For more on that, read my blog titled: “With Every Hardship Comes An Equal Seed Of Opportunity”.
It is also my sincere desire to give back to my community, mankind, and to all the people who I’ve ever hurt. Please read my blog titled “Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough.”
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. These bars will not stop me from sharing my knowledge, insights, and stories with you.