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Bend Over and Cough CHAPTER ONE:

That day, etched into my memory, was a bittersweet blend of anguish and triumph. In the year 1996, April became a haunting reminder as my wife and I embarked on a fifty-mile journey from our home in Blue Springs, Missouri to Leavenworth, Kansas. Little did I know that upon entering the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, I would become confined within its walls for an excruciating 51 months. Perhaps you may be quick to judge and assume that I deserved this fate, and you would not be wrong. The truth is, my reckless decisions during my twenties had led me down this treacherous path. I believed that my self-worth would be defined by my possessions, wealth, and the elusive approval of my father. But fate had a different plan, shrouded behind the imposing 10-foot thick walls of Leavenworth Penitentiary.

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