The Killer China Man and His Cat Army

Every morning, as the sun begins to climb over the walls of USP Leavenworth, illuminating the desolate and despairing prison yard, an army of cats stand guard. Not all necessarily united either, for there is a lot of territorial claims and in-fighting between them. However, they are all loyal to their leader: the Killer China [...]

By | 2018-09-06T18:43:18+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Federal Prison Happy Meal

Did my title surprise you? That the coveted McDonalds Happy Meal has infiltrated the federal prison system? Well, not quite. But we have something that we consider a good equivalent. Look, when you live in such a desperate and hopeless environment, you need something to look forward to. As I have mentioned a few dozen [...]

By | 2018-05-01T08:01:04+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Lessons From The Gangster Midget Who Beat A Man Up With A Wet Floor Sign

Since my imprisonment, I have come across the most peculiar of people. We're talking about the criminal under-world, so I am sure you can imagine the various stereotypes that make up the prison population. No matter who I encounter, from every socioeconomic background, I use my unique perception to learn something new and useful. And [...]

By | 2018-03-25T19:21:36+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

The K2 Epidemic Of Federal Prison

What comes to mind when you read the phrase 'Get Bodied'? Possibly someone getting beat or stabbed to death? I mean, that's what all the TV shows and movies portray about prison. Well, not quite. It still involves people getting taken out on a stretcher, but they do so willingly and are extremely happy about [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:57:19+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

The Best Prison Blog

I want Booker Paradox to be the best prison blog. Not because I glorify prison or entertain you with foolish stories from behind the wall, but rather for inspiring others to be the best they can be. Yes, I want to entertain you here and there, but my main objective is to share my story [...]

By | 2017-10-15T15:30:01+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Cellie Conundrums

Ever have roommate troubles? I know that's a rhetorical question, but seriously. I'm sure you can think of that one roommate who you thought you'd love, but turned out despising. Its natural, for hanging out with someone is one thing, but living with them is completely another. Well, prison is like this times ten, for [...]

By | 2017-10-15T15:32:25+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Cardboard Guards of Leavenworth

If you ever get a chance to drive by or view USP Leavenworth via programs like Google Earth, do it! This place is quite nostalgic, and if the collection of structures that make up USP Leavenworth stands, for it is in a shocking state of disrepair, I believe it will be turned into a museum. [...]

By | 2017-09-04T19:18:05+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Cake For Breakfast

Why did I come to prison? Well, I came to prison so I could eat cake for breakfast. Seriously. I couldn't do that on the streets. I probably could have, but no one served it. And why should they, when there are so many delisious alternatives such as: Pancakes, Belgium Waffles, Biscuts and Gravy and [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:29:11+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Tube Steak Please?!

There are times in here when I really wish I had a camera to record some of the conversations. When you combine boredom and stupidity, amazing things can happen. Here is one such conversation between this kid named Q and a mobster who we'll call J. ** Q walks into J's cell, and it looks [...]

By | 2017-09-05T19:32:19+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Behind The Wall|0 Comments

Why Do Prisons Ban Books?

Why Do Prisons Ban Books? By: Brett Booker Monday, March 6th 2017  (Written from Douglas County Corrections  - Omaha, NE in 2016 - Currently at Leavenworth Prison in Leavenworth, KS) Why do prisons and institutions ban books or deny inmates access to them? Well at Douglas County Corrections they have 7 reasons, as seen in [...]

By | 2018-01-28T18:42:38+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Behind The Wall|Comments Off on Why Do Prisons Ban Books?

Books For Brain and Brawn

Books For Brain and Brawn Sunday, October 16th 2016 Although this title seems quite contradictory, in Douglas County Corrections, I've mastered the technique of using books to improve brain and brawn. You see, since my arrest, I've been fortunate enough to receive a handful of large, informative books. Like I've said numerous times,  I spend [...]

By | 2016-10-16T19:32:05+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Behind The Wall|Comments Off on Books For Brain and Brawn

Top 10 Phrases In Jail

Top 10 Phrases In Jail Wednesday, October 5th 2016  When someone is told that they get to leave, a guard will say "Roll-Up" to the individual, which has evolved into, "Roll Over, You're Going Homo!" "Radio For Sale" Is said when an individual drops their radio, breaking into smaller pieces "Beans For Cake" Is said [...]

By | 2016-10-05T20:03:19+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Behind The Wall|Comments Off on Top 10 Phrases In Jail