Prison

Sentencing Day

Finally, there’s light at the end of the tunnel

William Mersey
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readMar 26, 2024

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Barbed wire in a spiral/tunnel shape outside a prison’s walls
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash

The following was written the very day that I was sentenced by a federal judge — over 5 years after the IRS came a-knockin’ on my door — for not paying my taxes.

Just a mere five years, three months, and four days after the initial “visit” from IRS agents, the moment is nigh. I am about to be…

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William Mersey
Human Parts

Daily Beast, NY Daily News, Daily Mail, Independent contributor. "In all matters of principle, it's the principle that matters." Just call me "Dollar Bill."