Prison Diaries: John Mills
John Mills is serving seven to nine years in North Carolina for armed robbery. At age 15, John held up his first convenience store with a b-b gun. Then he graduated to real guns. In the first of a series of Prison Diaries, produced by Joe Richman, Mills tells about his life behind bars. His mother used to visit often, but lives far away and comes less and less. On the walls of his cell are all the birthday cards he's received. John sounds warm and sensitive, except when he talks about the thrill of putting a gun to someone's head and seeing the fear in their eyes.
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