Left Coast author, writer and editor.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Or you could call it a shell game Considering the impact this has on the inmates is important, especially when they are rare as it is actively rehabilitating themselves and working towards pro-social goals.
All proof that success is still possible after incarceration. And often ignored by prison officials. Enter Mike Enemigo, a man who has done just that. The man, and family, behind Mike Enemigo, however, is an emotionally charged creature.
With karate chop intensity we see why in one Stanford University Study of murderers paroled from California, which found only 5 returned to prison for new felonies, and none for murder, that change is possible and likely with age.
The study found zero recidivism with prisoners in their fifties 2. Enemigo has created something that suggests he should be given a second chance.
And the world is a very different habitat. One where jihadists are Despite LWOP being a moral, emotional and political debate on par with abortion, climate change, and what hair-spray Donald Trump is using, the man we meet here surprises the grizzled and green.
Enemigo has done more than wallow in the hole of his own bad decisions. In his own words the figure of a new role model is emerging.
In your book The Enemy Of The State you were committed to music, smuggling in a recorder and smuggling out tapes from a cell. Unlike your publishing company, The Cell Block which has had some success. Your attempts at a music career had influences.
Who were some influences that pushed you towards publishing? I mean, your Aunt Fran sent urban literature to help with research but did you meet any authors inside.
I had to teach myself by falling and learning, essentially, what not to do.
Given my situation, I relied on many people and the very rare windows of opportunity in prison, in order to accomplish my goals [with music], but with books I was able to see the "urban" book game the same way as the "rap" game, and producing a book was the same as producing a CD, just different media: That was my biggest influence - survival.
Once I decided it was books I needed to be doing, I asked my mom to send me English grammar for Dummies and I began stepping my grammar game up. So I ordered eight. I snatched it up, read it and saw how bad the writing was -and this was a 50 Cent book! That gave me confidence. It made what I was thinking that much more realistic.
I think maybe the biggest thing I learned from Seth is that, the difference between him and many others [prisoners with a dream], is that he actually took the steps to DO it.
Here I was, across the country, in my prison cell, and I had a book in my hands that he created in his prison cell. This might not seem like much to someone reading this interview, but it was a very valuable and powerful lesson.
Every news article in the book is a news article that was published about my case. All of the meetings and interviews people did with investigators were taken from my discovery reports.
The recorded phone calls were edited because to read a transcript from a phone call is crazy - all the "uh, ah dude, um I took a lot of that out for the readers benefit, but the reality is certainly there.My name is Arturo Vasquez. I’m 33 years old, 5’6”, pounds and I have brown eyes and black hair.
I’m from Carlsbad, New Mexico. I have been locked up since and I got around a year left to do.
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