Freedom after 30 years: first impressions and reflections

More Than Our Crimes
6 min readDec 23, 2020

For Anthony “Pete” Petty, 2020 is both the best and worst year

By Pam Bailey

Holidays in general are rather meaningless in prison, but New Year’s eve packs a particularly painful punch, says Anthony “Pete” Petty. “It’s like, ‘man, it’s another year that I’m here.’ For other people, it’s a fresh start. But for guys inside, it is…more of the…

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More Than Our Crimes

Rob Barton has been incarcerated for 26 years. Pam Bailey is his collaborator/editor. Learn more at MoreThanOurCrimes.org