What would you prefer to see more of on JoeWritesHisWrongs?

  1. Characters caricatured and stories about the guys I’m in prison with…
  2. Top 10…lists…
  3. Personal stories about me…stories, views and my plans for the future…(You won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t choose this one).
  4. Cartoons…

What do you think could make JWHW better…? Please comment for any suggestions.


Follow up to the cop car poll/survey

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll about what you would do in the back of a cop car if for some reason you were being locked up. God forbid that ever really be the case for you though.

Also thanks to those who offered up their own person accounts of times they actually HAVE been in the back of cop cars.

It’s a little refreshing to know that some of you have had run-ins with the law. But it’s not that I’m happy to hear that. It’s just good to know that some of you can relate in that regard.

Wow… I learned a lot from taking this poll.


Let me rephrase that.

This “survey” gave me a little bit of a better understanding about a lot of you who check out Joewriteshiswrongs.

For example, only about 6% of you who participated in the poll said they would pray if they were locked up in the back of a cop car.

Does that speak more so to where religion ranks in the lives of those who voted?

Or, were there just some more likely options to choose from?


You want to know what I did in the back of a cop car on my first ride to jail.

I slept.

Nothing too exciting.

But the story that led up to why I was in the back of that cop car on my way to jail was quite the little adventure…

I think I will tell that story tomorrow. As to WHY I slept in the back of the cop car.

Who knows?

Maybe I realized that spending time in the back seat of cop cars and being shuttled to jail via the use of them, would become something of a norm from that point on.

Or maybe more likely so…

I just didn’t care at the time.

I was too young. Only 18 years old at the time… And WAY to reckless.   Thankfully with age I have gained some sense and have calmed down.

But what would my life be without all the years I was out of control?

I certainly wouldn’t have all the crazy stories I have to tell.

Speaking of telling stories… There is going to be a good one tomorrow.

So check back for that.

Thanks to all of you who follow Joewriteshiswrongs, and remember books will be coming soon. So be on the lookout for those as well.

What would you do….

If you were arrested for something, anything, and never had been arrested before, what would you do in the back of the cop car on the way to jail?

An idea and a question

“Do not ask me about my future. My future is my past.”

Okay… So here it is. Recently, I have been conflicted to say the least with what I am doing with Joewriteshiswrongs. I want to utilize this blog for all that it is and all that is can be. I really feel like there is a lot of potential here and not utilizing that would be a total waste.

Joewriteshiswrongs is all about my pitiful life incarcerated and everything going on with that as I try to forge a better and brighter life for myself.

But just as important as where I am trying to go from where I am is where I have come from and what I have gone through to get even this far.

My life certainly has been a crazy ride. I want to tell you all about it.

But first, I wonder would you even want to hear about it? It’s not a pretty story at all. It might even be the most insane adventure and journey you ever read about from a guy who has lived to tell it.

It’s a gritty tale chalked full of drugs, women and crime. But it’s also my life that has gotten me to this point.

Oh and by the way, “My big ass jacked up truck” was barely even scratching the surface through all the madness that has been my life.

I almost feel like this is the story I HAVE to tell, it is all that is my past and it has made my life what it currently is.

Theodore Roosevelt said after his presidency when asked if he would ever consider getting back into politics in the future…

“Do not ask me about my future. My future is my past.”

I relate that to my own life because what if it is my past that I am able to use as an avenue to help better my chances for the future.

I’ll explain more on that in a bit.

One thing is for sure, I will always be defined as the many mistakes and troubles that are my past. So “fuck it…why not tell you all about it.”

I mean, it’s a hell of a tale. Still, I wonder if you would want to hear it.

Deeper still is this urging to make something better for myself while incarcerated. There is so much I must do in an effort to get my life back on track after all this is behind me and my greatest hope is to begin working on that right now.

Every day I hear stories about people who have been exactly where I am and just how hard it was for them to get their life back on course.

Notice how I say “try”.


Because in most cases, these folks don’t get their life back on track, they end up right back in the same shit, in the same trouble.

Personally, I know the struggle quite well from the countless times I have tried and failed only to end right back locked up.

Well, no more will that be the life I am willing to settle for. In fact, I’m not willing to settle at all.

Right now I am in the most important stage of my incarceration thus far. It’s do or die at this point. Sink or swim.

I’m either gonna utilize every possible channel I can to better my chances for the future. Or I am going to fail.


So just what is it that I must do in an effort to get my life back on track?

One thing.

Pay off the mountainess debt that is what I owe in court fines.

If I don’t do this, then I don’t do anything. And I will explain more on that in a later post.

The point right now is this… I have to do all that I can to better my chances after released and the biggest key to that is at least attempting to pay off my court fines.

So with all that being said, I have come up with an idea of turning some of the most, biggest, craziest stories from my past into a few different eBooks. The idea is to use these stories as a way to help me get out from underneath some of this debt that will ultimately hinder my chances if not paid off.

Now, with all that being said my question to you is…

Would you be willing to show your support and purchase an eBook for $1.99 if that purchase was to help me get my life back on track? This poll is only to give me a sense of things so please be honest.