Monday, April 27, 2009
Twenty-Two Days Until My Release From Taft Federal Prison Camp
One year ago today I was playing golf with a few close friends, lamenting over the unfairness of my imminent self-surrender to prison. Those were difficult hours, knowing that the following day I would be walking into the depths of a federal prison. I wish that I had had more guidance about what to expect, and that was the reason I wrote Lessons From Prison. I’m certain the book will be of assistance to others.
Now I have one full year of prison behind me in the bank, so to speak. The time has passed and I will soon return home to the embrace of my loving family and friends. I feel optimistic about the contributions I will be able to make to others, and continue to think of steps I can take to expand my reach. I certainly should make efforts to introduce my work to journalists. They may like stories to apprise citizens about the consequences that follow criminal convictions and I feel strongly that I can contribute as a source. By sending letters like the one I’m drafting below, I hope to meet with a few journalists and contribute to their work.
“Dear (name of journalist):
My name is Justin Paperny and I am the author of Lessons From Prison. I enclose a copy of my book and urge you to review more of my work at JustinPaperny.com.
I am a graduate of the University of the University of Southern California and a former stockbroker, previously employed at Bear Stearns and UBS. After a conviction for securities fraud, I served one year in federal prison.
Through Lessons From Prison, I strive to provide readers with insight as to how straying from ethical values-based decisions can lead to personal debacle. Further, I bring readers through all the intricacies of the criminal justice system, including prison adjustment. Please know that I make myself available as a source you may rely upon for timely and accurate information Should you have a story with which I can provide assistance, please contact me at (818) 424-2220.