My first New Years as a free man…

Wow…

Crazy to think it’s already new years eve.

In just a few more hours it will be 2016…

What I am already predicting to be my breakthrough year for finding success in a life that has otherwise, up until this point, well…

Has been pretty much unsuccessful.

But hey, that’s OK..!

I’m only 33 years old.

Got the livelihood of a 32 year old… lol

Yeah, not really feeling as young as I once was.

But that’s OK, too..!

I hopefully still have quite a few good years ahead of me.

Wow…

My first New Years Eve in 7 years that I’m not in prison watching everything play out on TV.

I’m going out tonight, too.

It’s even miserable rainy here. But I don’t care.

I’m going to enjoy tonight the best way I’m able to…

Out on the town.

I deserve this, I feel like I do, at least.

However you spend your New Years, I hope it’s amazing and I hope 2016 is a year that brings you everything that you seek to find.

Enjoy the night everyone.

I will do my best to do the same.

And remember this…

This is like the first post in quite some time that I haven’t mentioned anything with the show…

But then again, I just did….

Damn.

Happy New Years everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A woman murders her husband after 6 YEARS of abuse… Did she deserve prison time..?

In our latest episode of the After Prison Show we went and met with Erin…

Erin is a woman who suffered from spousal abuse for six years at the hand of her husband.

This man beat her almost EVERY DAY..!

And what was the result of that..?

Well, a person can only take so much…

And one days things got too far out of hand…

And she killed him.

Did she deserve prison time for this..?

She had been a victim afterall for years..!

Well, she got prison time for this that the state considered MURDER…

And she got A LOT of prison time too.

Wait til you hear what happened and why she ended up with having to spend YEARS in prison…

You won’t believe it.

Oh, and by the way…

Erin had never before EVER been in trouble in her life…!

This story is an example of how bad things can happen to good people and how life can go from one extreme to another in the blink of an eye…

Check out Erin’s story here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist, After Prison, lines up something HUGE..!

It’s Tuesday night as I type this up and I have to remember to take out the trash tomorrow…

It’s very important that I remember to do that as I forgot to do so last week, and the trash is piled up pretty much in overflowing fashion in our trash can.

Let this trash debacle be the metaphor for what my life has been lately…

Busy.

Busy as shit..! To be more matter of fact about it.

But I guess busy is what I always am and that’s always the excuse for why Joewriteshiswrongs turned afterprisonshow.com has become quite neglected lately…

Starved like a girlfriend I can’t give enough attention too. Because my mine is constantly on other shit…

Other shit…

Like how I’m going to make it out here after incarceration, and what it’s going to take to ensure I reach the level of success I dream of reaching.

There’s a lot going on out here for me.

Don’t I always say that..?

Well, it damn sure is the truth..!

I mean, I guess that sort of has to be the case when you’re fresh home from prison and trying to get your life together in the most EXTREME ways…

It’s not like I’m out here shooting a reality show or anything…

Oh, wait…

I am.

After Prison Show.

OK. So you know all about that…

Lets talk about some new developments.

For starters, I’ve been doing a crap ton of artwork lately…

I’ve even been selling a lot of art lately.

In fact, so much that it’s becoming like a full time job for me.

In fact, I’ve just lined up my very first paint party at a bar owned by a family friend.

This paint party is scheduled for the middle of January and if successful this could potential become my full time job.

There is a lot of money in these events.

So that is something really great that is going on right now.

Art is my biggest money maker right now and a fact a lot of you may not know…

Art is actually how I finance the After Prison Show.

Pretty crazy, right..?

I mean, not only do I have to support myself, and pay bills…

I also have to keep some sort of money in this After Prison Show project…

Which by the way, COST MONEY..!

Quite a bit of money, too..!

Art is how, for the most part I survive.

And now paint parties are going to help contribute to that, as well.

In other news, I just ordered the microphones that I really needed to help improve the sound quality of the After Prison Show…

So I should have those by time we shoot are next episode.

Which speaking of episodes…

Today we just shot a new episode with “Erin..”

An everyday woman and mother who had never been in trouble in her LIFE…

Then became the victim of spousal abuse for YEARS and that led to her KILLING her husband..!

Just wait til you hear her story, which will be coming to you VERY soon.

In the near future, I’m going to post a lot of the art I’ve created lately…

It’s a lot.

Like I said, art is like a full time job at this point…

And guess what..?

I LOVE IT..!

Special thanks to Erik and Dave…

The two individuals who helped me acquire the mics needed.

And to all of you, thanks for sticking around as we reach for the stars here…!

Take care and I’ll talk with you soon..!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new video you might actually hate…

So this new video we just shot today is what I call an “in the mean time between time” video…

This is what we come up with when we’re bored and we don’t have an episode to shoot because everyone is still doing Christmas….

Let me know what you think…

And especially if you hate it…

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Check it out here.

My first Christmas as free man.

How did you spend your Christmas..?

Family..?

Friends..?

Gifts and good food..?

Sounds awesome.

Me..?

Well, yesterday I spent a good amount of time on Facebook looking at how everyone else was spending their Christmas.

It ¬†made me happy seeing everyone posting pictures of them with their families…

Their kids…

Especially, considering how my Facebook page ¬†is FULL of guys and gals who just came home from prison…

In fact, it’s a safe bet that at least 100 of my Facebook friends just spent their first Christmas home yesterday after just serving a prison sentence.

I’m happy for each and every one of them who got to enjoy this first Christmas home, too.

Yesterday I also spent a good amount of time on the phone talking to friends and family and trying to keep the After Prison series out of the conversation…

But I am a producer and a director…

So the After Prison series was never far from the conversation.

Hell yesterday I even lined up another episode with a good friend and mentor of mine who is also a radio show host…

So not only will I be filming an episode with him in the near future…

I’ll also be doing an on air interview that will be used in that episode…!

A lot of great things coming your way from the After Prison series…

See I told you, I’m a producer.

Also, I talked to another great individual who has fast become a friend… I actually met this guy at the pizza job… which I’m not too sure if I ever told you about what happened with that ol pizza job…

I’ll have to look ¬†into that.

Or, if you DON’T remember me ever saying what happened, just comment and let me know, and I’ll break it down for you.

So this friend from the pizza job gets in contact with me to wish me a Merry Christmas and we got to talking…

Being that he is a very talented musician, he has been kind enough to donate some music to our show…

So that’s really awesome and generous of him..!

Thanks, Spence..!

Other than that, I really didn’t really do much of anything else…

I really just wanted to be alone if that makes any sense.

I wanted to reflect upon my freedom on Christmas….

Something that I am so very grateful for.

I mean, yesterday REALLY was a “Thankful to be FREE Friday…”

And I wanted to let that really soak in.

In the two months that I’ve been home after prison, I’ve done a lot to try and improve not only my own life but the lives of others, as well.

I’ve tried to be impact-ful and purposeful with everything that I’ve done thus far…

And I really feel like I have.

I’ve met some great people in this short amount of time and I’ve even made some believers already of what’s in store for the After Prison series.

I’ve continued to create art that people enjoy and even purchase, as well.

And I’ve remained sober.

Hell, I’ve even began to rebuild relationships with my family.

All of that, in itself, was a gift no money could buy.

And I think to myself…

Just think where I could be next Christmas if I keep this momentum up.

Happy Holidays everyone.

I hope yours were as blessed as mine…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heres something for ChRiSTmAS…

Hello everyone… First allow me to say that I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season…

This is my first Christmas home in the last 7 years, and I am spending it alone.

But that’s another thing all together.

I’m grateful for the fact I’m free. And that’s really all that matters at this point.

There is so much to say and tell you about so I’ll get right to it. Wasting no time…

First, let me start with something that happened yesterday that I predicted WOULD happen in another post… Only it didn’t happen the way I predicted it would happen…

Still, IT HAPPENED.

And I said it would.

Yesterday my phone ended up submerged in water.

You remember the post I wrote about dropping my phone in the toilet, and that being like my WORST FEAR..!

Read that post here.

Well, like I said. My phone ended up underwater yesterday… Only it wasn’t at the bottom of the toilet bowl…

Let me paint this picture for you…

So, yesterday I was painting this picture for you…

Ha..!

No seriously…

Yesterday I was painting this picture using a reference image from my phone…

My phone was resting on the canvas, which was standing on the easel…

Canvas is very springy when painting, by the way…

Which was what caused my phone to be trampolined off of the easel and into a double flip right into my water bucket.

SPLASH..!

There went my Iphone splashing in the water…

No more fighting with daddy…

no more restraining orders…

A line from an Eminem song for those of you who don’t know.

OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!

My initial reaction.

Quickly, I jumped into the role of an electronic paramedic…

I didn’t know what the fuck to do…

So I did what any reasonable red blooded American would do…

I began flailing around with my arms wildly outstretched, screaming PLEASE DON’T DIE ON ME..!!!

THIS CAN’T FUCKING BE HAPPENING TO ME..!!

I tried to dry the phone off as much as I could…

The phone was still on and functioning which baffled the shit out of me.

Next, I shook the phone, hoping that would get out even more water that could potentially be working its way into the circuitry of the phone at that very moment…

I was sure at any moment the phone would shit the bed…

But surprisingly it didn’t…

It continued working and only with minor defects from the water…

What a close call, huh..?

Jeez, that was scary..!

OK. So I know I didn’t do my normal stellar job of telling that tale… I usually tell tales like that so much more “epic-ly.”

Yep. Made it up.

Epic-ly, I mean… Not the phone story…

Well, to justify why I didn’t tell that tale as well as I usually would, the reason is because right now there is A LOT on my mind…

I am on some REAL “bah hum bug” kind of stuff right now… and when you read what I’m about to write maybe you be understand better where I am coming from.

First let me start by asking if you’ve seen the latest episode of After Prison… called ¬†“Homeless and living in a tent.”

Well, if you haven’t, I would ask that you do so…

Please.

So, it was spending time with a homeless man named ,Bruce, and seeing just how fucked up he has it that really messed with my head…

I did not feel right knowing that there was this man and this woman living in a tent in the woods.

I literally lost sleep because of this shit.

So yesterday I wanted to do something for Bruce and the woman named Shannon.

I wanted to get them some blankets and food.

Problem was I didn’t have a ride to do so… But I had promised Bruce I would do this and on Wednesday, too. Which is what yesterday was…

Wednesday.

So with that, my plan of action…

I hit up uber, got a car and got dropped off at a thrift store.

Guess what..?

They didn’t have ANY blankets…

What the fuck.

So, I then WALKED over to a grocery store through a pretty sketchy part of the city just as it started raining…

GREAT..! I thought. Could this get any worse..?

I got to the grocery store and bought as many ramen noodles as I could carry…

Upon paying for these ramen noodles, the chick at the cash register had the WORST attitude I’ve encountered coming home from prison…

I wanted to say look here you stupid bitch what the fuck is YOUR problem..?!!?

ARE YOU FUCKING HOMELESS AND LIVING IN A TENT IN THE WOODS IN THE RAIN..??!!

I instead just said, “Merry Christmas.”

I requested another uber car and at least this time the driver wasn’t a piece of shit like the first driver…

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that part. My first driver…

Piece of shit.

But this chick who was my new driver was great…!

So at least there was an improvement to how this evening just trying to do some charitable work was going…

We finally made it to where Bruce was and he was really happen to see me.

I told him I was sorry I couldn’t find him any blankets and I handed over to him the ramen noodles and all the cash I had on me…

Which was only 13 bucks. But hell, it was better than nothing…

Annnnd… last night was the night I debuted his story on After Prison….

He was so excited about that. I saw genuine happiness in this mans face which who knows when the last time that had been there was.

I mean, imagine just how much the homeless are overlooked and looked upon as a burden…

Very similar to how I feel coming out of prison… But then again , no where near the same thing really.

I did a good thing last night… And I dealt with A LOT of shit just trying to do that.

Hardly anyone  in this world gives a fuck at all about anything but themselves and their own lives.

I’m included in that fact.

But last night I just wanted to see what it felt like to do something to genuinely good to help another human being.

It felt good.

I wish I could have done a lot more.

But I did include Bruce’s email address on the¬†video’s description.¬†So if any of you are moved by his story, you can contact him directly.

And with that… This is my first Christmas free in 7 years…

Wow.

I kind of hate it though…

It’s pretty damn depressing when I’m sitting at my place alone…

Guess that’s why my attitude is “BAH HUM BUG..!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art to debut AND Bruce’s story is here..!

Yep…

That pretty much sums it up.

When I’m not working on After Prison, I’m creating art…

Then again, most of the art I create is to help FUND After Prison…

So I guess I could say that I’m ALWAYS working on After Prison.

Speaking of After Prison…

There’s a new episode currently getting ready to debut  tonight on our YouTube channel… 

Be sure to catch that.

But that’s not what this post is all about.

It’s really just to show you this latest painting I just wrapped up…

Check it out here.
Yep gotta send you somewhere else to see it. I’ve got a lot social media accounts, and I have to utilize each one differently…

By the way,the Joewriteshiswrongs “like” page on facebook is now the After Prison like page.

I will be using that page for extra content, like art work and bonus footage and videos that wouldn’t be posted on the YouTube channel. So please check that out an “like” the page PLEASE..! Lol

Oh and as I was putting this post together, the episode became public….

So everyone please check out this amazing story of Bruce…

Homeless after prison.

What a fucking story.

Afterprisonshow:Homeless and living in a tent.

Steve Harvey…

Well, you really gotta love him…

I swear the man is all over tv. Hosting everything…

And he really knows how to boost ratings, too.

Do you think the Miss Universe blunder was staged..?

I sure as hell do.

I think it was an inside job to boost the shows rating at the expense of Miss Columbia.

Tough break being her…

But that’s show biz I guess.

Anyways let me know what you think and here’s a cartoon I drew a while back of ol Steve Harvey doing his Family Feud thing…

Enjoy..!

  

Did you sleep well last night…

Last night was bitterly cold outside…

How did you sleep..?

Good..?

Cozy..?

Warm…?

Well, I personally slept like shit.

I tossed and turned all night, and that was because of one person…

“Bruce.”

Bruce is a homeless man we met and shot an episode with yesterday…

He was incarcerated…

Now he is homeless…

This guy has one hell of a story.

Bruce is a very intelligent man…

It was seeing this that I wondered how the hell he was homeless in the first place.

When I asked him what led to him being homeless, he said…

“Being poor…”

“Being poor, led to my homelessness.”

Bruce even allowed us to film his “camp site.”

Being allowed to go to, let alone FILM the campsite of the homeless is something that just doesn’t happen…

The homeless live by a different creed…

There are laws of the homeless…

And one of the number one laws that they live by is “trust no outsiders…”

“Trust no first worlders…”

Bruce trusted us.

And he let us in…

He didn’t want the location of his campsite revealed on camera, and we respected that request…

We also had to walk like a mile through the woods just to get to where his campsite was located…

When you see this, you WILL BE AMAZED…

This episode that we shot with Bruce for After Prison will debut on the afterprisonshow YouTube channel on Wednesday at 8 pm…

Right now, you ‘re about to get a tiny glimpse of that episode through a trailer we put together for it…

Please check it out, and let me know what you think…

Official trailer for Bruce’s story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the f&@k..!?

At work today at the temp service I was helping an individual take a test on the computer…

The test was for new hires…

Actually, it wasn’t a test…

It was a survey…

And as I was helping this guy who couldn’t read take the test…

Yes Joe is always available to help when needed and I do not mind doing so…

I couldn’t help but be be completely shocked by some of the questions asked on the survey.

I mean, some of these questions were outrageous..!

Like even if the questions asked were the case, who the hell was going to answer them truthfully…?

Here’s an example of one such question presented to you through a picture I took with my phone because I just couldn’t fucking believe it‚Ķ