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Old 03-16-2019, 11:52 AM
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I was pecking around on line and was grateful to find the prison talk community.

Iím a 58 year old family man I have a wife and 3 boys. Iím just an average Joe I go to work every day I take care of my family I donít drink I donít do drugs. Iíve never been in trouble with the law I was never convicted of any crime I had absolutely no experience with the U.S. criminal justice system before this.

In March of 2017 the FBI raided my residence and arrested me. I was charged with money laundering and wire fraud.

Like most people who have no experience with the US criminal justice system I naively believed the things that were all taught in grade school about the US legal system. We were taught things like we have the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, our rights are protected by the US Constitution, we have the right to competent council even if we canít pay, justice is fair, justice is blind, etc.

After my arrest I very quickly learned that in fact none of these things are true. I genuinely believed that the things Iíve experienced since my arrest could only happen in third world countries and would never be allowed to happen in the US legal system. For me this is by far the most costly and most painful lesson Iíve ever learned.

Iím headed to Butner in NC this May. They call Butner ď the jewel of the Federal prison systemĒ . Weíll see.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:00 PM
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Unfortunately it's a hard lesson that many of us have learned the same way. I moved your other post to the federal prison forums for better answers to your question. Some of us have lots of experience with the federal punishment system, so be sure to ask your questions there. Here's the link.
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Hello I'm sorry for what you & your family are going through and hope your journey is a safe & speedy one. Your wife is more than welcome to register her own account as she may need information, support & understanding while he travels this journey with you.


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Hi there and welcome to PTO , have a look around there is a lot of information and support here.
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If Butner is a jewel, be sure to have it confirmed by a jeweler before you purchase it.
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I’m sorry for your situation, I have never heard Butner referred to as a Jewel, I’ve heard it called a lot of things Jewel wasn’t one of them. If you are indeed sent there, I hope your time goes by quickly
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