When I found myself in jail, I had a lot of shame, anger and disappointment not necessarily at others, but mostly at myself. Not only was I in prison, I lost everything I spent years getting and all my hard work was flushed down the toilet. My fiancée also left me.
Through the Criminon course I started to realize I needed to stop blaming myself, pick my shame and pride up off the floor and realize that I have a future.
Start by surrounding myself by people who truly love me for me and not what I have to offer them. After I realized that I have turned myself around and I still have a lot of work to do but life is a wonderful journey and everything happens for a reason.
MacDougall Correctional Institute, Connecticut