We have an offender that is here for life. He will die here. He is an older guy that is getting pretty close to that part. One that if you saw outside of prison, you would think what a cute little old guy he is. Years ago he had a hip surgery that was horribly botched and he has been in a wheelchair ever since.
In prison for life and stuck in a wheelchair and this guy is the happiest guy I have ever met. He always has a smile on his face and is happy to see everybody. I have no idea what got him here (he has been here a VERY long time) and I really don't care. I am not his judge. That isn't a part of my job.
Earlier today, while doing paperwork, I looked up from the computer into the camera just in time to see this particular inmate fly by the camera in his wheelchair with a huge grin on his face. It was so funny to see him fly down the empty hallway. I couldn't help but chuckle and shake my head.
He has really taken a bad situation and turned it around. He says he found Jesus in prison and for once, I actually believe its true. I can't imagine being so happy all the time in a place like this, especially stuck in a wheelchair. Too bad more of us haven't learned to do the same.