I was sentenced to what they called an "indeterminate" sentence under the Youth Correction Act and sent to the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution in Seagoville, Texas.
Had I been legally an adult my maximum sentence would have been 5 years. However, under the YCA my sentence was 6 years maximum.
I was sentenced on October 23, 1967.
I was paroled in 1969.
At one time there were about 30 of the brothers in with me.
We had 5 meetings a week.
I received only one visit from my best friend and no visits from any brother or sister in my congregation the whole time I was there.
My JW girlfriend came to see me for several months and then vanished. The brothers in the local congregation were asking her out while I was away.
My congregation did not send one single letter of support the entire time I was serving my sentence.
That's how you can tell you are in the True Religion; by the love among the brothers and sisters.