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Monte Williams

Newark, NJ, United States

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My story tells of the thirty year battle fought with drug addiction culminating in a life of state prison sentences which landed me in Bayside State Prison 1 week before a Correctional Officer was murdered in that facility and being subjected to six weeks of humiliating torture and physical brutality during the summer of 1997. Faith kept me strong as I endured the savage attacks of the officers in retaliation for the murder of one of their own. Day and night, I thought it would never end, and it didn't, In fact, it continues to this day but the prisoners have no idea why they are being mistreated, especially on July 30th. When released from Bayside prison, I published, "In Between The Dark And The Light" which are my memories of that time in prison due to the use of drugs.