My Girlfriend Eats Bugs

On Sunday my girlfriend and I went to an Asian grocery store.

My girlfriend is Asian.

It was a pretty unique experience too.

Not for the fact that I’ve never been in an Asian grocery store. Because I have been in these types of stores, many, MANY, times.

Flashback to my criminal lifestyle days.

Another story for another time.


What did make this trip so interesting was the fact that not only did I get the opportunity to learn more about my girlfriends culture; I also filmed it.

I walked right inside this Asian grocery store with my GoPro and shot a really awesome video with my girlfriend.

This video took some balls, too.

I mean, it’s not easy to just walk into a place of business and start filming!

Hell, it’s probably not even allowed.

But in all the experience I’ve had with shooting videos thus far, I’ve learned a few things.

And one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that most times, you just have to go for it and see what happens.

Worst case scenario, they kick you out.

But me being the quick thinker that I like to consider myself to be, I had a fail safe in place for if things came to that.

If anyone would have tried to kick us out, I simply would have made a big ass scene and said ” ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!”


Fail safe.

Fortunately though, it did not come to that as I explored this grocery store with my girlfriend.

What did come from this was a really awesome video though!

Oh and the things we saw!

Not to mention all that I learned!

It was QUITE an adventure.

And one worth you taking the time to check out also.

So, with that, I hope you will.

Till next time take care and enjoy life!

Oh, and this video about exploring this Asian grocery store…

It’s called My Girlfriend Eats Bugs. lol






























I bought someone heroin just so I could get a ride.

My God I am tired.

As I type this I am just coming off a 7 day work week.

I have been busting my ass this past week. Pouring concrete everyday. And trying to do as much video work as I can for AfterPrisonShow as I can possibly muster in my free time.

Now that I think about it though…

I’m like, “what free time?”

I’m always working. Whether at my full time ass busting job. Or on my video venture that I am so passionate about.

It’s crazy.

Most days I have to be at work around 3 am.

Or 5 am.

And even with those early work days, I still find myself getting up an extra hour or two early to try and squeeze in any video work that I can.

But all of that is just my food for thought insight for ya.

I’ve really wanted to begin vlogging. But that is a lot of everyday video work that honestly, I just don’t have the time for right now.

So this “blog,” is where I can fill you in on the extra details that go into this journey of mine…

“Trying to find success after prison on a major level.”

There has been a lot to fill you in on, too.

Where to even begin…

For starters, I just recently bought a moped.

That now is my back and forth transportation to work. Which means I no longer have to rely on Uber or Lyft. Which, honestly, were KILLING my pockets.

I would spend about 100 dollars a week just in work rides.

Now I have a nice little death trap that gets me back and forth to work for about 5 dollars a week.

It’s not the safest transportation. But it is cheap at least.

By the way I’ve never rode a moped before in my life. Not until the day I actually bought this thing.

That’s kind of a funny story too.

I found the moped on OfferUp. And in order to get to where the moped was…

I needed a ride.

Well, the only person who could give me a ride was a heroin junkie type friend of mine.

I called this person and said I needed a ride.

I said I would pay them for that ride, as well.

So of course they came right over at the mention of money.

Then this friend told me that before we could go, they needed to stop in the projects for a second. And that they would need for me to give them some money so they could go get some dope.

I told this junkie friend of mine “ok.”

“I’ll give you some money so you can go get high. But I need you to bring your ass right back here so I can go get this moped.”

They went and got the dope.

Did the dope.

All before I even thought about stepping foot in their vehicle.

And then my junkie friend, my junkie friends-junkie friend, and I all rode out to get me my moped.

When we got to the location to purchase the moped, my plan was to hopefully load the moped in the back of my junkie friends suv.

That didn’t work out.

I test rode the moped and was a bit shaky on the damn thing.

I even almost crashed it.

Well, with the moped unable to fit in the back of my junkie friends suv, wouldn’t you know I had to ride this thing back to my house from the location I purchased it at.

This was like a 40 minute ride during rush hour. And through two busy cities!

Yep, that’s how I got to where I needed to be to buy the moped. And also how I learned to ride it.

Riding through two different cities during rush hour.


By the way, these are the real REAL behind the scenes moments here at AfterPrisonShow. So only those of you who take the time to read these posts will ever know these things.

Oh yeah, and like three days after I bought the moped. I crashed it.

I was going about 10 miles per hour when I locked the front wheel up and had the damn thing slide out from underneath me.

That shit hurt like HELL.

For more on the moped. Check this out.



























What does prison food taste like?

So today is Tuesday September 6th. And today is the day school starts again.

The end of Summer is upon us.

Yesterday, I put together a video showing just how individuals in prison prepare a meal from items purchased from the prison commissary.

What’s even better is that I had my girlfriend help me prepare that meal, and she TRIED IT..!

Her reaction is absolutely priceless.

I was/and still am sick as a dog while filming this video. I’ve come down with some sort of bad flu that has me very weak today.

But you couldn’t even tell I was feeling deathly ill while watching this video.

A dreamers work never rest.

Even while sick.

What do you think about when you think of a prison meal?




Well, would you believe that prisoners can buy items from their prison commissary and use those items to make a meal that actually does taste good?

A lot better than the food you’re fed in the chow hall, at least.

This latest video shows just how to prepare one such meal. And is even tasted by someone who has never before experienced anything like that.

My girlfriend!

What do you think her reaction to that meal will be?

Do you think she’ll like it?

Well if I have done my job and aroused your curiosity. Then please check out the link and let me know what you think!

How to make a prison meal and taste reaction!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by 

I hope you have a taste


















There is no rest while in pursuit of what some might consider impossible… Even on Labor Day.

It’s Labor Day and that’s an important day for me.

  1. I have today off from my hell-like job.
  2. I have an opportunity to work on my videos and this blog.
  3. It’s almost been one year since I’ve been released from prison.

Wow. Next month marks one year since I came home from being locked up for almost a decade.

I’ve done a hell of a lot in that year, too!

I’m very proud of how far I’ve gotten just to be where I am now.

There is a lot of news to report about this blog and AfterPrisonShow on YouTube.

So lets begin.

First, there will be some changes coming to this blog very soon. Not really sure what exactly those changes will be. To be honest. But I have cancelled my premium plan here on wordpress. Which I think will mean something like this blog may go back to I think that is one of the major ones…

But no matter what changes do come. I will continue to post new content and updates here as often as I’m able too.

Next, there are some new videos to look out for on YouTube from AfterPrisonShow.

These new videos are ones that I think you will find highly entertaining and interesting. So please check them out as I get them uploaded.

I really appreciate everyone who has stuck with Joewriteshiswrongs/AfterPrisonShow throughout all this time. And I want you to know that I feel like I’m really starting to find my way with all of this that I have set out to do.

Things are definitely starting to pick up for me and my social ventures. And I want to thank all of you who have supported an ex prisoner turned good guy who is just trying to turn it all around for once in his life.

I hope my story and my perseverance will serve to motivate others somehow.

And just know that even on Holidays such as Labor Day when folks are supposed to rest from labor…

I’m working.

Whether at my job or at my dream…

I’m always working.

Check out some of what you may have missed too!

How Prison Completely Changed My Life.

How to make a prison tattoo gun

How do prisoners make tattoo ink and tattoo?

























How Prison Completely Changed My Life.

A lot of people at AfterPrisonShow on YouTube have been asking me lately just what exactly I was incarcerated for…

I wanted to put together a video that would answer that fully.

What I ended up creating is what I’m calling my proudest piece yet.

A powerful video that gives viewers an in depth insight into what I was locked up for and also how I took the worst possible circumstance and turned it into an opportunity to completely change my life for the better.

Please take a moment to watch this video.

It’s titled How Prison Completely Changed My Life.





An awesome adventure and a theme park

It’s Monday morning and I’m up early for no reason pertaining to work…

I don’t have to be at my job til like 1 in the afternoon.

I don’t sleep much as it is. But on days like this where I have the chance to get some work done before I have to be at,well, “work.” I like to get an early jump on things.

Yesterday I went to a theme park with my girlfriend, brother, and nephew. And this was one of the few times I’ve had the chance to spend time with my family since being home from prison.

It was a great time too.

I had big plans to shoot an awesome video of the adventure that would be going to this theme park. And I did shoot a pretty awesome video.

But as usually what happens when a big video is planned…

Technical difficulties arose that made me have to abandon certain aspects of that awesome video idea.

I brought two cameras with me.

One for the car ride and one for in the park and on the rides.

Well, the second camera was my GoPro like camera that was too be used in the park.

It died very soon after getting inside the park. And what footage I did capture on it…


I realized yesterday just how crappy that camera really is.

Horrible picture and sound quality.

Now I have plans to either destroy the camera or sell it.

Not sure which of those options would be more satisfying at this point.


With my GoPro “knock off” out of commission, it was up to my cell phone to capture what action I could inside the park.

By the end of the day, I captured enough to put together a video I was very pleased with…

You can see that video here if you’d like.

It really was great seeing my brother and his son and having the chance to catch up with them.

We rode a lot of rides and just overall had fun!

We have plans to visit this theme park again soon and this time I’ll be a lot more prepared camera-wise.

If you don’t watch this latest video I just uploaded for any other reason, you have to watch it for the scene where my nephew is eating this chocolate and marshmallow pizza…


Here is the video.










Seeing someone that you know you’ll never see alive again…

Yesterday was a tough day.

I worked til almost 8pm last night.

I got home and took a shower. Ate dinner. And started watching netflix.

Then I got up to go outside to smoke a cigarette.

It was then that I looked at my phone and noticed that my brother had tried to get in touch with me.

He had sent me a message on Facebook asking if I still had the same phone number.

Seeing that message, I already knew what he was trying to get in touch with me about.

I went outside and as I was responding to my brothers message I noticed that my father had also tried to get in touch with me.

So I called my dad, and he told me that at 7:30pm last night, my grandmother passed away.

My family and I had not been very close because of the fact that I was always getting in trouble.

I had spent most of my adult life incarcerated and because of that, my family had distanced themselves from me.

But since coming home after a 7 year prison sentence and working extremely hard to better myself, I’ve been repairing the bridges I had burned with my family.

They gave me a chance to prove I was done with the bullshit.

And I most certainly have been.

No more bullshit.

No more trouble.

I’m older now, and I’m ready to find the success I know I can achieve.

In December of this past year, my father invited me to his home where my grandmother and aunt were visiting.

This was the first time in probably like 15 years I had seen my grandmother and aunt.

I was so happy to see them, and I had so much to tell them about.

I had just been released from prison on October 13th and since then I had been working like a mad man to find a good job, and also to get AfterPrisonShow off the ground.

I wanted to show my family all the hard work I was putting into the idea of turning my life around.

I showed my grandmother the videos we had created up until that point and she was so proud of me and what I was trying to accomplish.

I spent the afternoon at my fathers home with my grandmother and it was an amazing feeling reuniting with her.

But it was also bittersweet.

I knew leaving that afternoon that that would be the last time I would see my grandmother alive.

She had been battling cancer and it was progressively getting worse. And this reunion of sorts was just for that exact reason…

For me to see my grandmother one last time before she passed.

How the hell do you say goodbye to someone you know you will never see again.

It’s only now that shes gone that I sit and ask myself should I have done more.?

I’m sure its always like that.

My grandmother lives in Massachusetts so visiting wasn’t really feasible for me. Hell, I’m not even supposed to leave the state.

Her funeral is next Wednesday.

I’m hoping my probation will allow me to attend that.

I remember telling my grandmother that I’m really going to make something of myself. And I remember the slight skepticism I saw in her reaction to hearing that.

They had heard it all before. So I couldn’t help but accept that.

My track record isn’t exactly one to assure positive results.

But even since telling my grandmother that I’d make her proud of me one day on that afternoon at my fathers house, so many months ago, I’ve stayed the course and I’ve kept driven like no one else I know.

Her passing only intensifies that drive inside me to make it….

Not only for myself but also for my family.

I miss you Grandma Grace and I know your in a better place now watching down over me.

Even though your gone, I know your going to see me make it.

Rest in peace Grandma Grace.









































Prison Rape and Candy Bars Pt. Two

I’m going to let you in on some insider information about AfterPrisonShow…

For those of you who have been here since the days when I was in prison, and this blog first began..

And this wasn’t called The After Prison Show, ( which now has been shorten to AfterPrisonShow to coincide with the YouTube channel name.)  .

Back when this blog was called JoeWritesHisWrongs….

I made a post called Prison Rape and Candy Bars.

Well, here is the insider information about this site…

Did you know that THAT post is my TOP VIEWED POST EVER..!?


Everyday I look at the for this site and THAT POST is ALWAYS viewed..!

Sometimes even multiple times a day.!

Because of this, I almost even changed the name of my YouTube channel to the name of that post.!

With all of this being said, and known, I really wanted to make a VIDEO on my channel about the actual Prison Rape and Candy Bars post.


But the reason I haven’t done so yet, is because I couldn’t find the exact video that we had to watch when I first arrived at prison.

And believe me…

I’d been looking for it.

Well, guess what..?


This is the video I had to watch in prison that had pale little frail white kids white knuckle to the bottom of their seats…

Truth be told, I was, too…

I’m going to make a video for AfterPrisonShow on YouTube using this video, and offering my take on the things they talk about in it.

That will be coming soon…

But I figured all of you who do take the time to check out this blog and have dealt with my serious bouts of infidelity… (Yes, YouTube is my true heart. I’m sorry. lol)

All of you deserve a treat.

Flowers would be ideal. But in place of that, how about a REAL LIVE “PRISON RAPE AND CANDY BARS VIDEO…?”

What follows is the video I just recently found…

That is very “GRIPPING…”

Maybe a poor choice of words.

Still, this is the Prison Rape and Candy Bars video I had to watch in prison. And that I’ll soon be making MY OWN VIDEO based off…


BTW. The sound quality on this video is very low for some reason.


























Offerup has some pretty dumb people on it…

I just learned about Offerup this week. And while doing so, I find the app to be pretty useful.

Well, that is if I could get anyone on there to actually sell me what they are advertising for sale…


I’ve seriously wanted to buy like two different things from this app. And everytime I attempt to buy something. I get bullshitted…

Why are you advertising something for sale if your NOT EVEN GOING TO SELL IT..!?

But thats not even what this is all about, actually.

If fact, what this really is about is some of the dumb shit you see on this app that people are TRYING TO SELL..!!

My goodness…

I’ve seen some dumb shit up there already in just the WEEK that I’ve known about it.

So much in fact, that I actually just made a video about a few of these crackhead bargains.!!

I hope you’re interested to see just what I’ve ran across on this app. And if so, click here for more.

Also, if you are familiar with the Offerup app, please comment and let me know some of the strange things you’ve seen OFFERED for sale.

Thanks for taking the time to check out this post.

Have an AWESOME DAY!!!