Former inmate Michael Santos, who served 25 years for drug trafficking, writes:
The Internet did not exist when I began serving my prison sentence in 1987. I didn’t have direct access to the Internet as it dawned onto popular culture and became mainstream for many Americans, throughout the “You’ve got mail!” craze of the ’90s. Years would pass, until my release from prison in 2012 before I’d be able to experience the Internet first hand.
The entire article is a very worthwhile read, coming from a man that appears to be getting his life back on track.