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I'm 104, and I knew Al Capone and his gangsters.

Arthur

That’s where Al Capone would take his people that were not faithful and dump them. Not far from where my church was.

I was intoxicated at the wheel and my son died.

Marla

It was eleven o'clock in the morning, and my blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for the State of Tennessee. My ten-year-old daughter was in the front with me, and she escaped serious physical injury, but her emotio...

From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Kids in school mocked my club foot.

Rikhard

Bam! They hit me in the face with this metal baseball bat. They asked me again; “Give us your money! Give us your money!”

Chattanooga's major cocaine dealer thanks police.

Jose

By the time I got to the jail I was already ready to hear the gospel. I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know who. I didn’t know about this whole thing of being born again. I had heard about it, but I had never really inquir...

Assaulted four with a knife, but a prison friend modeled a better way.

Matt

Really, I wanted to die. I was doing all the things that were killing me anyway. I had so much pain, hurt, and hatred I didn’t know how to process any of it.

Got involved in drugs and lost custody of my son.

Wendy C

I was a meth addict for ten years. I lost my first marriage due to the drugs. I said I would never get back in another relationship like that but I jumped right into another relationship with a man. It was even worse than my ...

I’d do anything to feed my addiction.

Tom F

I’m the reason they put the cables through the leather coats at Sears. I’m the reason they lock the razors up at Walmart. I’m the reason new clothing has security ink tags. I had to have a way to feed my addiction.

Kleptomaniac.

Tisa

I never paid for gas. I never paid for my food; not even at convenience stores. I didn’t pay for the cokes I got. I would steal cases of beer at time, leather coats, my Prom dress.

Stole from my grandmother’s checkbook.

Robbie

Then it got to where I was breaking into her house. Then I started buying checks from people, and forging people’s names on everyone else’s checks. Then the burglaries began.