Surviving the CDCR

This is a book about choices and the most important choice a person can make, the choice between right and wrong, between good and bad. And whatever choice a person makes, they must do all that they can do to avoid a stay in prison in California. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (C0Cn) does nothing but provide a soulcrushing, mindaltering, and counterproductive experience.

This book is intended for all people, vflrether they are criminals or not. It seems that ignorance is no excuse and therefore this book will attempt to eliminate ignorance with "real talk" and empower people to understand the realiLies of crime and punishment in California circa 2020.

0f course, there are dozens of books already out there related to crime and punishment including the well written "California Prisoners law Handbook" by the Prison Law Office at San Quentin. ( But none of these books tells you all that you really need to know.

What you really need to know is that the system that you rely on for fairness is unfair. Then when you enter the CDCR, you enter into a world of illogicality. I don't mean that the CDCR is illogical either. Each individual part may seem reasonable, but the reality of the actual operation of the CDCR is what is illogical. From the endless meetings and implementation of flawed policies to the resultant impact on people's lives it can really be summed up thus: The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.

And sure, all this could give you the idea that this book is nothing more than crazy talk from a disgruntled customer of the CDCR. But it isn't. You see, there are things in this book that rationalize and illustrate that a person must do everything in their power to avoid incarceration in the clutches of the CDCR.

So from your first interaction with a peace officer all the way through release from CDCR parole, this book attempts Lo provide that "rea1 talk" which details what the law really says, how it is applied, and what you can expect if you decide to violate the safety and security of your fellow Californians.

While the goal of this book may seem to be the enabling of people to commit and get away with crime, that could not be farther from the truth. Through persuasive dialogue, I hope to incentivize people to properly evaluate their options in life based on the totality of facLs which are available so that they can ultimately make better choices.


I am ambitious for sure, and I am not sure what lies ahead, but I could use your support. Whether it be comments, suggestions, or critical analysis, I want to hear from you. I am also seeking financial assistance so that I may buy paper, pens, typewriter ribbons, and of course food. Moreover, I am seeking financial assistance so that I can pay my publisher.

I have been blessed with three Economic Impact Paynents (stimulus checks) and I have put them to good use as you can see by this website, But I need more help if I am to fully complete my mission to inform my fellow Californians what is really going on in the CDCR.

Please help me in any way you can. Write, blog, or spread my message if you agree with my efforts. I especially look forward to conrnents from those who have been frustrated or wronged by the oppressive criminal justice system.