To Rick Perry,
My name is Katy Morgan I would like to start off by thanking you for taking the time to read my letter. I understand you are a very busy man and your time is extremely valuable. In respect of you and your time I will try and make this brief.
Mr. Perry I want you to know first off I have made some mistakes in my life, but the mistakes I have made make me the incredible individual I am today. When I was 22 my life was in a tell spin seeming to be a hopeless case. My intentions and actions were not lining up causing a tremendous amount of pain in my life. On January 19, 2001 I was arrested for possession of marijuana under 2 oz and possession of a dangerous controlled substance xanax. Prior to my arrest I had joined a Bible study trying to change my life and had been in and out of AA. When I called my parents to bail me out they said they couldn’t it was so heart breaking I realize I had even pushed my parents to the end with my behavior. My parents having a good relationship with Terry Box the Collin County Sheriff had been informed there was also an indictment for selling xanax to a under cover police officer.
My entire life changed when my parents hung up on me. For the first time I realized I had played a part in every single event in my life having only myself to blame for where my life had taking me absolutely NO WHERE. When I was put in my cell early January 19, 2001 I said the most sincere prayer of my life ‘God I am willing to do whatever it takes to change my life’ and so I did.
After spending five days in county jail I knew it was going to get worse before it got better I had dug a huge hole and it was going to take some time to get out. I decided for the first time in my life to actually take action because good action leads to good living. With the help of working the AA program plus the Bible Study I begin to change.
Thirteen months into my sobriety it was time for me to pay me debt to the state of...