Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Testimony of Robert Johnson
I remember when I was younger it would take an act of God to make me miss a day of school. Now I'm in the middle of spending 10 years in prison, then 15 on Parole. The transformation from a nerdy kid to a convict did not happen over night.
It really did start with very small burt very stupid decisions. Choosing to skip a day of school, or not doing an assignment turned into missing as much school as I went too. Not feeling the need to go to school left me all of kinds of time at night to party.
Since I could sleep all day I started drinking on week nights as well as weekends. I eventrually started smoking pot out of curisoity. The experience just grew my curiosity and need for a better more extreme high.
The drug use put me in crouwds where braking the law was not only viewed as okay but encouraged. I learned to solve my problems by fighting. I started to steal, not because of my durg use but because it was viewed as a reasonable way to make money. Your morals have a tendancy to rise and fall depending on the people you surround yourself with.
All of this lead me to making a decision on whther or not I was going to rob a casino. Unfortunatly I made the wrong choice. On July 1, 2009 I was arrested for first degree robery. I was sentanced to 25 years with 10 years suspended. My prison realease date is May 2, 2019 and my parole release is July 31, 2034. I use to live my life like it was a short life. Now I realize life is long and I will have to live with the decisions I have made for many years. I have lost most of my friends and hurt all of my family. Im going to miss out on 10 years of my daugthers life. Worse then that she will go without a real father for 10 years.
The choices you make now will effect the rest of yoru life. If you make the right ones now you will have the tools and knowledge to live the way you want. If anyone needs advice or more information you can contact me at, Robert T. Johnson #10429 PO Box5911 Sioux Falls, SD. 57117
I was once told a smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from others mistakes. I hope you can learn something from my mistakes.