— A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a small room at a state prison near Tulsa, a city of less than 4,000 residents about 50 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
The prisoners are locked up here for a number of reasons: They are convicts.
They are for life.
I was one of them.
My case had been brought in the past and, with the state’s financial troubles, I was on my way out.
As I listened to the story of the three young men who were killed in the Exxon Valdez spill, I thought about my father.
My dad was a former marine and a man who was so well-respected that when I got out of prison I was given a certificate from the Marine Corps that showed he had served in Vietnam.
He was a man of principle, of service, of love.
And so, after my dad’s death, I did not want to go to prison.
I wanted to stay in the Marine barracks.
The day after the Exxon spill, he had died.
The next day, I called him and told him that I had been released.
But the state has not given me back my father’s certificate.
And I don’t know how long they will take to return it.
Tulsa has been at the center of the nation’s attention in the wake of the Exxon disaster, and the city has been one of the most violent places on the planet.
It has been plagued by a series of shootings and other violent incidents that have left dozens of people dead.
But as I began to think about the state prison, I wondered what kind of a place this would be in a year when the oil industry has begun to recover from the spill.
It is no longer in a state of denial, but it is in a place where people are more and more scared of the media, fearful of being arrested, and frightened of what might happen to them.
So what is happening in Tulsa?
The state’s oil and gas industry has recovered, but that does not mean the city is doing better than others.
I spent the past week with the prison, and one thing I saw is a large number of people in solitary confinement.
This is not a place you go to to escape the outside world.
It is a place to be locked up in a cell, and it is a very scary place to live in.
I was with a group of young men, many of whom I will call victims of sexual abuse by prison guards.
They were being forced to live on their own for weeks on end, and they were being held without the benefit of medical care.
We met with some of these men in the prison’s cafeteria.
They said they had been raped and beaten by guards.
I asked one of those men if he could talk to me about what happened to him.
He told me he was locked up because of a report he filed with the Department of Corrections, which was never completed.
The Department of Correction is a part of the Department, and I think that’s where the problem comes from.
They didn’t look at it.
And the Department says that’s not true.
He said that one of his guards, he says, was really drunk and that he told the guard he was going to take a gun out of his pocket, and then he took a gun to his mouth and said, “You want me to shoot you?”
He said he had to put it in his mouth to stop him from killing him.
And then he told him, “Go ahead and do it.”
And then one of these other guards said, okay, I’m going to try to kill you.
And he pulled the trigger, and he killed him.
It’s hard to say.
In my conversations with the men in solitary, they were angry, but they also said they were afraid of the world outside their cell.
The inmates say that they are afraid to leave their cell for fear of being seen by prison officers, especially the prison officers who are there to protect the public.
They are also afraid of being beaten.
They say that guards at the prison beat them.
The guards say they’re afraid to go outside.
They fear that when the guards are out in the yard, they will be seen by people outside.
And there is one guy who said that if he goes outside, he will get shot.
And they say that, in one incident, they heard gunshots in the distance, and their cell door was shattered.
They don’t think they’re going to get out of their cells anytime soon.
I talked to one of my prisoners who said he thinks that the worst of it is the people who don’t work outside, and that they have no choice but to stay at the state corrections facility.
A woman who was in solitary with me said she’s afraid to get home because she’s a victim of domestic violence.
She said she has