Inmate Profile: Stacy Gardner

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stacy gardner YOB:1972

Gender:Male

Major offence: Murder

Other offences: OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, COCAINE POSSESSION, POSSESSION OF FIREARM DURING CRIME, POSSESSION OF FIREARM AS A CONVICTED FELON, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Sentence length: Life

Current status: Active



Stacy Gardner Hard Time Quotations































  • “Birthdays is the worst days. Birthdays. I’m 36 and I done celebrated ten of them.”






















  • “Hate to see a dude been locked up since he been fifteen and turn eighteen in prison, you know. And forced to be a man when he ain’t really a man. You know, he can’t really function like a man in this environment around grown men, you know, double and some triple his age.”






















  • “I was a thug; I used to pride myself on being a thug, man. That was a goal I set for myself: I’m going to be the best thug or gangster I could be, and I got all the repercussions and the so-called benefits of being a thug. You know, the women, cars. You know, toting guns, shooting people. I used to get a kick out of that stuff.”






















  • “I just take those same qualities that I was applying and use them for what’s righteous, what’s good, what’s true. And I try to lead, you know, by example. People always watching me, always watching everybody, you know that’s just our nature. They see me doing something right, hell, they want to do something right.”






















  • “That should be everybody’s goal, man: get the hell out of here. Even if it is a remote chance of getting out of here, it should be everybody’s fight to get out of here, you know, until you take your last breath.”


















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