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About Kile Ozier

Kile Ozier comes from a humble past to an ever-humbler present. Fortunate to have been able to call a number of great cities "Home," he's lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Oz, Dubai and across the US in politics, corporate communications, manufacturing and decades of ceremony, theatrical spectacle and immersive storytelling. Participant and Observer, Athlete, he loves to eat, cook, and can tell a good joke. Why he's single is anyone's guess. For more, go to kileozier.com.

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  1. Tom Matlack says:

    Thanks for this look inside Kile. Shows, again, just how screwed up our prison system is. I am glad you survived!

  2. For Serious? says:

    That was just about the worst writing I’ve ever read and the most sniveling, whiny story I’ve ever seen. Pathetic.

  3. I was afraid to read this Kile, as I’ve feared jail since they hung the threat over my head from age 8 – forward. In Massachusetts, juvenile hall was a real place with a nightmarish reputation. I was always inches away from being a guest of the state as a kid. It still scares me to this day.

    I’ve worked in many New England prisons but only for hours at a time. I’ve seen the conditions, and resolved I would never be taken alive given the option and conditions to have to choose.

    So I read this and was there with you dude. I’m about as worn-out was you may have felt upon release. I feel like digging for some vicodin now. Oh, and…I still have that same resolution.

  4. Jameseq says:

    horrific experience. this is supposed to be a correction facility in a developed country
    very well written, had me gripped

    • Jameseq says:

      makes me wonder if the unseen underbelly of jails here in the uk, is similar
      (jail and prison means the same thing in the uk)

      • Kile Ozier says:

        Thank you for reading, James… I hope never to learn, first hand, how this might manifest in other Western Jails…and the rumours from other parts of the world enforce for me the sense that, when men are caged like animals, men will act as animals.

        Not to say that criminals shouldn’t be caged; but perhaps the concomitant propensity to look the other way from inherent violence might be addressed in such a way that rehabilitation actually becomes a possibility.

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