“I just got out of jail. Like, today. Just now. I’m trying to get back home.
I came out in thongs so I had to go into target and buy these shoes and they were $50 and I was like, “Wow”.
There are people waiting for me. They just don’t know I was getting out. Because I didn’t know I was getting out too.
Well, I thought I still had this thing called ICO. It’s like, a parole supervision order … something like that. So, I thought I still had to serve because I breached it by not attending one of the meetings. And yeah, they surprised me yesterday afternoon. They just said, “You’re getting out.”
I’ve served just under 6 months. It sounds short but it doesn’t feel short when you’re going through it.
I’m 26 soon.
I grew up playing footy. That’s what I did all my life until I messed up. Found myself in trouble. And the thing that sucks about when you get in trouble is that you just keep, like …
Once you get in trouble, it’s always hanging over your shoulders. So, instead of just getting a ‘move along’ from the police, it’s back to jail, go through the system again and then they release you.
Yeah, it’s a bit of a sad cycle.
I think people just … they get judged early, you know? That’s what it’s like these days anyway.
But yeah, it’s a bit surreal. It still hasn’t clicked in quite yet but I’m sure as I get closer to home it’ll kick in. I just need to get home.”