Hey guys, my name is Tucker. I was incarcerated when I was 19 years old and I have been here for a year now. I received a 44-month prison sentence. When I was on the streets I had the mindset of I didn’t care about anything, couldn’t anyone tell me anything because I felt invincible. I was wrong. I found out the hard way. My family didn’t have much money growing up so I looked to hustling when I was about 15 years old. I just wanted to feel like I had something, and like others respected me. Now I’m sitting in prison alone, with nothing to show for it. I started smoking weed when I was 13 years old, and that led me to eventually trying other drugs like meth. By the time I was 18 I was smoking meth everyday. I got my first felony when I was 15. I’ve done a lot of negative things while growing up, things I’m not proud of, and it led me to the doors of adult prison. Now I’m working on bettering myself and making positive decisions while here. I’m still young so I know I can turn my life around, and that’s the goal from here on out. I wanted to be part of the RISE UP! Program because I want to be involved in something positive to better myself. I also want to help kids my age and younger, to be an example that coming to prison at a young age does happen. I’m here for Burg 1, Attempted Rob 2, and Felon in possession of a firearm, and delivery of meth. Sort of a vague description of me but I hope that my story helps some of you think about your own situations and turn your lives around. Take care ya’ll.