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I wanted to post the first chapter of my book, “Jew in Jail,” again, for anyone who hasn’t read it yet to learn what it was like for me – addicted to alcohol, drugs and gambling at the time and eventually sentenced to seven years behind bars for robbery – to recover and go on to lead a healthy, happy and productive life.
No matter what addiction you or someone you know and love may be suffering from, or if said person is simply not living up to his or her full…Continue
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Today, I bring you the sixth chapter of my book, "Jew in Jail."
By reading it, you will hopefully gain some insights into the insanity one deals with when he or she is a defendant going to court in the New York State judicial system.
Of course, had I not put myself in this predicament in the first place, none of this would have ever even taken place!
6. BACK TO COURT
Going to court from Rikers Island was an experience in itself. After attending my first…
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1. THE DAY THIS WHOLE NIGHTMARE BEGAN
My mother had asked me, the night before, what I was doing with that toy gun. She noticed it on the foot of the extra bed in my room, and I told her that I was going to give it to my friend Alan’s son as a birthday present. I lied to her. The truth of the matter was that I was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a compulsive gambler, and I was planning to go into Manhattan the next day in order to rob a few dry cleaning stores.
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