Dear Editor: My name is [redacted for security] and today I’m introducing myself as the new Man of change with the label Sex Offender. I’ve taken a 52 week pilot program here at S.C.C. that forever has changed my life (it is a secret sex offender group ran in a little room in the mental health dept.)I realize my actions without minimizing, I am 100% at fault for hurting my victim. Before taking this in-depth treatment I would not have been able to admit my sins, but I’m grateful to have been pulled out of shame.
My purpose for writing is to shed light on the dark crimes that are making certain men and woman hide in secret due to shame and fear of harm by other prisoners. What I’ve realized is: We are all part of the problem or we are all part of the solution, who wouldn’t want people who’ve done the worst crimes to get help and change?
But think about it, the first thinking someone thinks is this criminal is a P.O.S., etc. What strikes me is the people judging these other criminals aren’t seeing their own violent-still offending- behavior.
My point is this: I’m not for any crime, but I am for anyone who wants change should be able to receive recovery without someone trying to capitalize abuse towards them when that person is trying to change and wants to be honest.
Basically, it is like this: let’s not believe everyone can change so we can act like we’re better than others, because if once all are cable to change, then the other one to be judged is the SELF.
I live with an ostracised stigma over my soul. But that won’t hold me back, I will not be a victim to circumstances, and in this, I say to all Sex Offenders if you’re ready for change go search for it; hiding from what wrongs you’ve done won’t make the pain and problem go away.
I’m hoping to become a mentor to help those society refuses to help. There are three types of people: 1. Those numbing, using drugs and alcohol to fix their problems; 2. There are people always running and not facing their problems; and 3. Those who are willing to face their childhood trauma and get real, get honest, get change,. Those who aren’t willing to make excuses but find what they need to be a human. We all wanted love and acceptance it’s our job to find our way back to our true SELVES.
[name redacted for security]