Okay, I have every intentions of picking brains, figuratively not literally. Anyways I have some questions. Would it be unlikely to impliment my own history / experience into a story. It'd make the story easier to write yes however as a 23 year corrections officer and 8 years prior in the military I am not as naive about the justice system as most average civilians are. In short it might be too direct and hard-nosed to be agreeable for some if I write based off of what I witnessed - e.g. a guy committing suicide the day he was going to get released from prison because he simply didn't want to deal with the real world. Add to this I'm a pessimistic guy and the story is probably going to run more along the lines of for lack of a better word, Poe(ish).