Dieon: My life after incarceration

Hello, my name is Dieon. I was sentenced to 30 months for an armed robbery in 2014. I was sent to a correctional facility to serve my 30 months. I also had 24 months on extended supervision.

I was released from prison May 17, 2016. After I released from the correctional facility, things started off pretty smooth. I had family support and things of that nature. As far as working, I was doing 12 hour shifts for Quad Graphics getting paid every week. I finally saved up enough money to buy a 2004 Chevy Impala. I also saved some money to get a one bedroom apartment with my girlfriend.

July 3 and July 10 I had failed to report to my agent. On July 14 I was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshall, now mind you I never caught a new case and this was the first time I had messed up on papers since I had been out.

On July 17, 2016, my agent brought me an ATR (alternative to revocation) for a halfway house and a bracelet. I was released from MSDF July 27, 2016.

MSDF the “worst experience of my life”

My stay at MSDF was so miserable and hot. I also was placed on a boat on the floor in the cell with two other men. And you’re only allowed 3 one-hour dayroom sessions. So out of 24 hours, we’re locked down for 21 hours. Stressful and painful is the only way I can explain it. The good thing was that I completed my ATR and was released from the halfway house Oct. 24, 2016. But while in MSDF and being the halfway house, I lost my job and I had to sell my car because I had to pay bills.

The point that I’m trying to make is that MSDF was the worst experience of my life and being on extended supervision is difficult because the agent that is assigned to you don’t give you any chances or warnings. They just lock you up.

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