Last day of the year. Looking forward to next year's surprises!
Writing apology letters is hard. The task always seems to drain all of my energy away.
I have to do it.
I have to honor my victims and acknowledge what I did to them.
But it's not easy, because I'm ashamed of the young man I used to be.
I had no excuse for being so dumb.
Today I attended my OMCP graduation! About 80 family members came to see the event. My parents, grandma, and Uncle Cruz were in attendance. It had been two years since I last saw my grandma and a year since seeing my mom and uncle. My grandma kept crying— that made me emotional. Overall a lot of tears were shed.
I even saw some of the high-ranking prison staff shed quiet tears.
It’s finally the week of graduation.
People are nervous.
I am too.
Paul Pommells has been an inmate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for more than twenty years, and has learned much about himself, his fellow inmates, and where one can find the hope and power to change.
Paul and other inmates & friends bare their souls in words here.