Violence In Prison (Camps)

Violence In Prison (Camps)

Hello, and thank you for tuning into my video series “Indicted and Facing Prison: Now What?” My name is Marc Blatstein. In 2006, I was indicted and convicted of a felony, which led to me losing my medical license. This was a life-altering event, to say the least. However, with hard work, I managed to get my license reinstated. Remember, prison is temporary.

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FIRST – VIOLENCE IN CAMPS IS VERY RARE FOR MANY REASONS, BUT IT CAN HAPPEN

When dealing with violence, it is crucial to empower yourself by prioritizing respect. Respect is a universal value, forming the bedrock of positive interactions. Always ask permission before sitting on someone else’s bed or borrowing anything. It is empowering to return items in the same condition as you received them and to avoid owing anyone money. These simple actions can help create a harmonious and respectful environment for everyone.

The repercussions of getting into trouble in a satellite or federal prison camp are severe. You could face additional charges, be transferred to a higher-security prison, and lose all your earned time credits (ETC) and good time credit (GTC).

While not frequent, they do occur.

o   Derek Chauvin (stabbed), 47, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd

o   A federal prison inmate who was able to obtain a firearm at a prison camp in Arizona pulled out the gun in a visitation area and attempted to shoot a visitor

During your trial or plea, you may have felt that you are not guilty. It’s important to remember that there are many innocent people in prison, as well as too many people incarcerated in the US.

For those who believe they are innocent and are fighting through an appeal, I recommend asking your attorney how many appeals they have won, either at the appeal level or before going to trial. It’s important to note that the Department of Justice has a close to 95-98% conviction rate, making the odds of winning very low. Speaking from personal experience, I lost my appeal, and the judge sent me back to prison for another year and a day. It was a difficult experience.

“If you’ve realized that, while you may have believed in your innocence, some aspects of the charges were indeed accurate, no matter how minor, it’s important to focus on what you can influence by sharing with your legal counsel and writing your Narrative and Release Plan, letting the rest to unfold naturally.”

If you have not yet prepared a well-thought-out Personal Narrative for your pre-sentence interview and sentencing hearing or have not created a Release Plan, it’s never too late to include these crucial steps.

These are crucial for the judge, the court, and the correction staff (warden, case managers, and unit team). They need to see that you take responsibility, feel remorse for the victims you have harmed and can tell your life story. Failing to do so means that the Department of Justice has already shared your story with the world through your indictment, and it may not paint you in a positive light.

Wiser individuals than I have said, using their example,

  • If you think there’s life after prison and release, You’re Right,

But,

  • If you feel there’s no life after prison and release, You’re Also Right.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford

I never knew this to be true because I felt I couldn’t fail, but trust me when I say that I initially took minimum wage jobs before reinstating my medical license.

So, we all go through this: Now that you’re in prison, and if you’re lucky, before your pre-sentence interview and sentence, if you’ve had a change of heart regarding your charge, this was the perfect time to take ownership of the crime. What does this mean? It’s never too late to regain your soul.

Judges understand that crimes don’t occur in a vacuum. Attorneys are paid to keep you out of prison. The Department of Justice wants a conviction, no matter what it takes. The Prosecutor wants prison time because they believe you are responsible for all the world’s sins, and they may even have political aspirations.

Judges aim to comprehend the reasoning behind your actions. However, they are also skilled at detecting falsehoods, which can negatively affect you during your discussions with the court.

Remember that judges from across the country unanimously agree that your narrative, release plan, acceptance of responsibility, and demonstration of remorse for the harmed victims can significantly influence the scales of justice in your favor.

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