Short Timer Here

Posted: 2nd March 2014 by Texas Magnum in Reflections
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I feel like I am a short timer on my parole these days. I can see that light at the end of the tunnel. Can’t wait. it will be the first time in 7 years that I am not either locked up or on paper. My choices will be mine. Nobody looking over my shoulder. Just got to mind my business for another couple of months. I can do it, that’s not a problem at all.

I don’t want to put the cart before the horse, but I can’t help but start to feel anxious for this all to be behind me. Maybe when another 7 years will go by I will have the bucks then to expunge my record also. I have a buddy who is working on that for himself, so I know it can be done. It will open up some doors for him I am sure, and if I could do it someday it might be well worth it for a lot of reasons.

Life is good these days. My beautiful wife and I are real happy. We feel like we are working towards something good together. Our son is beautiful, and healthy and happy. We’re getting better at making ends meet. I keep getting steady raises and Spring is almost here too, that means more hours. Can’t say I will miss the cold-ass weather we’ve had all winter long. I love spring and summer in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a beautiful state I live in. If some of y’all reading this are from out of state you are missing out for sure. Ha! I’m a lucky man. Feeling the love on this Sunday.

Peace to y’all. Keep the faith ~ Magnum


  1. Rachel says:

    Hello, I stumbled upon this site whilst searching for info on what I could send to my penpal who is incarcerated in Texas. I have found out some good information about what life will be like for my penpal in the unit, and this has been really helpful. Magnum, I would just like to wish you and your family all the very best and so happy to read that things are going so well for you. Although I have never been incarcerated, I am no stranger to addiction and have been in a dark place more than once but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

    With very best wishes,

    Rachel, England.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Thank you for your note Rachel. U am glad you found the blog helpful. I am sure your penpal really appreciates your letters, mail is the biggest thing when you are incarcerated. Peace and best of luck to you and to your penpal friend as well.