Discovering Strength Amidst Struggles: Anthony Schmidt

The Jungle Podcast

27-11-2023 • 1時間 10分

Christopher and Anthony discussed their experiences with addiction and re-entering society after being felons. Anthony shared his story of growing up in northeast Ohio, his descent into drug addiction, and his discovery that he was adopted. Both agreed that addiction is not exclusive to any one type of community or upbringing. Towards the end, they expressed their surprise at the choices they ended up making, despite having all the advantages in the world. They also discussed their experiences with criminal activities, including home invasions and bank robberies, and their experiences in prison. Anthony shared how his addictive personality led him to such actions and the consequences he faced, including a lengthy prison sentence. Despite his multiple convictions, Anthony managed to serve a shorter sentence than expected due to good behavior. He acknowledged the importance of art, which was the only positive thing he found in prison, and his relationships with some inmates. He also acknowledged the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his sentence, as it led to him being one of the first people to be sentenced via satellite link.