see url 0 Comments It has been four years since I made the worst decision of my life. I chose to drive drunk, resulting in an avalanche of devastation. A life was lost far too soon, while many others were left emotionally damaged. I was 26 years old, with a world of opportunity in the palm of my hands. A reckless, yet completely avoidable decision, proved to be catastrophic.The next 10 years of my life will be lived inside a prison, and as crazy as it may sound, it’s a blessing in disguise.

I refuse to believe prison is my ‘debt to society.’ This is not about serving time, it’s about serving as a horrible warning for others. I will never be labeled as a good example, but I assure you, that from this destructive nightmare, an impactful example will be made.

No, prison is not my debt to society. Preventing another Chad Mattson is.

– Chad Mattson

Blackwater River Correctional Facility
, Milton, Florida

As seen on Pensacola News Journal