Submitted by [deleted]
on June 28, 2019 at 2:21 PM in Illegalism
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Hey man, a friend of mine posted the below message on Facebook. To be honest I text the number during a rough time and they responded right away. But don't take your life away, talk to someone. Because when you take your life, you are passing the pain to the ones that care about you.
Did you know that if you text "Home" to 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or are in any kind of emotional crisis, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger ones, do not like talking on the phone and would rather be texting. It's a free service to anyone who lives in the US.
Depression is real. You're not alone!
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Hey, I know you probably don't want to hear all this right now, maybe you feel like everybody is piling on you right now trying to convince you not to do it when you feel like you've already made your mind up, but all I'm asking is for you to read this comment.
I have been to jail and (after I was sentenced) prison, for multiple shoplifting-related felonies (stealing over $500/under $20,000), so I feel like I'm in a unique position to offer you some solid advice here.
First of all, if this is your first stealing-related offense, your worst case scenario is probation. You will probably even be sentenced to SIS (suspended imposition of sentence) probation, which basically means that if you walk down the probation and don't get in trouble, when the probation. Is over, you won't even have a felony on your record. The other kind of probation is SES (suspended execution of sentence), where even if/when you are finished with probation, you will still have a felony on your record.
I don't know the particulars of your situation, so I don't know whether you are looking at getting a felony, or going to prison, or nothing happening to you at all, but I'm telling you as someone who is both a felon and who has gone to prison (I just got out a couple of months ago) that I happen to love my life, even more now then I ever did before I got locked up.
Does jail suck? Yes, but it also is what you make it. It's mostly just boring, you have to try to use it as an opportunity to do things that you never would have done or never would have had time to do on the outside, aka do a lot of reading, sleep write that novel you always wanted to write, learn a language, write a memoir of your experiences, work out in your cell and get your body back in shape etc.
Prison isn't even that bad. Once you make some friends and figure the place out, you can pass the time much more easily than you were able to in jail, there's just a lot more stuff to do in prison than jail.
I learned so much while I was incarcerated, I tried to use the time to better myself. I studied sign language, I lost 30 pounds and got in shape, I wrote a whole bunch of letters to people, and received many letters back that I still reread and cherish, I even forged some solid, lasting friendships. Sure, there are definitely some people on the inside that you should avoid, but honestly for the most part, the people I was locked up with were good people who just got caught making a mistake.
You're scared right now because you don't know what lies ahead. The ultimate fear is fear of the unknown. But coming from someone who has lived out your worst case scenario, I can honestly tell you that you are going to be okay. is getting a job with a felony on your record hard? Absolutely. Is it impossible? Certainly not. I have multiple theft-related felonies on my record, and I was truly surprised how many people out there are willing to give you a chance if you are upfront and honest about your past.
And don't forget, we are talking about worst-case scenarios right now. A couple years before I was convicted with my felonies and sentenced to probation (probation that I ultimately absconded from and was then sentenced to prison time when they caught me), I was called in for questioning. It was me and two detectives in a tiny room, it felt kind of like the movies. From the things that they told me, it sounded like they had me dead to rights. Even though I had the good sense not to say anything, just from the evidence they showed me, I didn't have much optimism about my chances of not getting charged.
But do you know what? They never did charge me. Detectives like a slam dunk case, and if they don't have a confession from you, they are going to want a whole shitload of evidence before they try to charge you. So even though you think you're screwed now, I still think there's a good chance nothing is going to happen.
At any rate, this comment is dragged on way too long. Don't kill yourself. It will get better. Good luck.
Well put. I've been on probation, been to jail, and I'm a felon as well. But, I love my life. I've learned so many things along the way, and I've met many amazing people.
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Please, don't do this over something you don't know will happen. I honestly think you are being super paranoid. It's been how long since you lifted? Just relax, and, alm down before you do something so drastic. There plenty to live for.
OP, yes it's Target, but if they wanted to bust your butt, they would've already done it months ago. You are absolutely fine! Nobody is coming to your door. Don't kill yourself. Stop lifting. You're going to be alright!
if they had enough info to find you and still haven't done anything about it after all these months you're okay. there is so much in this world for you and so many people who care about you. if you need to talk there are plenty of free anonymous online resources you can talk to or even message. give it a chance. it may be hard to feel otherwise now but you'll find that all of this seems much more oppressive and scary in your thoughts than it is in real life.
You are 100% fine quit worrying so much!
Does it involve a cucumber and a chainsaw?
stop bro, its been months. they dont give a fuck bout you. man the fuck up. dont kill yourself.
edited by Tequila_Wolf to remove sexist phrase.
Six day forum ban for the b-word! We don't like words that are used to demean and dehumanise women around here, and worse that you're using this to say that Deepshit is being weak for being like a woman.
And a warning towards a global ban.
How is “Manning” up not considered sexist?
It is, it's just not what I banned them for. Guess my brain just focused on the other part of the comment!
Seriously what is this with this sub and the language policing...
Clearly you know there are no forums as comprehensive and accessible as this one. It's just unfortunate.
The software's open source, feel free to host one.
Scary that basic levels of respect you learn in elementary school are now considered “far left” hahaha...you have freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean other people have to put up with your bullshit. Go sit around in your house with your bros and bask in each other’s testoerone, maybe that’ll finally gain your father’s approval.