LETTERS FROM MARION: A DEADHEAD'S JOURNEY FROM PEACE TO A by JOEL BLAESER

By JOEL BLAESER

 
"unknown to me as i opened the door, there have been DEA in entrance of the construction with pump shotguns..... 'surprise, surprise,' considered one of them stated whilst i spoke back the door. As this used to be taking place, my entire existence began to go correct in entrance of me....I opened the door, an automated 45-caliber gun used to be placed to my brow whereas at the same time being driven backward down to the floor, during which, this gun barrel was once firmly pressed to my forehead....As he cuffed me, he requested if i used to be Joel Blaeser, after I made a unintelligible sound of assent, he sat me in a kitchen chair and threw a nineteen count number federal indictment into my lap."
 
And therefore starts off Joel's 151 month trip into the felony process, spanning 6 federal prisons, together with the main harmful federal tremendous greatest felony ever equipped, USP Marion.
Letters from Marion recounts the redemptive tale of a 23 yr year-old, mid western peaceful first time criminal finishing up within the spiritually bereft partitions of criminal containing one of the most predacious and complex criminals comparable to John Gotti, Bruce Pierce, James (Doc) Holliday and others.
This booklet is not just a all entry again level move of lifestyles within criminal, yet approximately transformation and freedom being discovered in the course of lockdown 23 hours an afternoon. Joel speedy learns tips to live to tell the tale in a global the place the guards are as corrupt because the criminals. He information the casual "laws" on the planet of convicts whereas desperately attempting to hold his humanity. He slowly realizes after enduring many darkish nights of the soul that freedom is a country of mind.
Woven all through are his letters to household despatched from prison-to Joel's mom, brother and sister-and how incarceration affected them.  He involves recognize that his family members have been those doing particularly challenging time within the soreness they might suffer deliberating what he used to be going through.
Raw and heartfelt, Letters From Marion is an enormous tale of survival opposed to all odds revealing the ability of wish and religion in us all.
 
 

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