It is only when you realize that life is taking you nowhere that it begins to have meaning.
In 2008, Shane Flemens was convicted of assault in the first degree in Kodiak, Alaska. He was sentenced to nineteen years in prison, with nine years suspended. He spent nearly a decade in numerous correctional facilities in Alaska and Colorado.
In his first book, CONVICTION, Shane shares revealing, sometimes shocking, but always insightful true stories from his time behind bars. Told straight from the heart by arguably one of the most resilient and inspirational inmates the U.S. correctional system has ever seen. CONVICTION shows the power of humanity and love to permeate even the darkest corners of a system designed to punish, not rehabilitate.
DEEP CONVICTION, a follow-up to Shane’s first life-changing book CONVICTION, is a deeper dive into his amazing journey through a complicated, and often dysfunctional correctional system. DEEP CONVICTION contains many more true accounts of the people with whom he lived inside the cold, dark walls of several Alaskan prisons. Shane revisits his early days fishing in Alaska and provides perspective on what lead up to the fateful day on a fishing boat in Kodiak, Alaska that changed his life forever.
Both CONVICTION books represent Shane’s second shot at life and offers powerful insight into yours.
Since his release from prison in 2015, Shane Flemens of Wenatchee, Washington has been successfully running his own landscaping and general contracting company, ABE Landscaping and Maintenance. He also owns and operates Rise n’ Ride Rentals, a watersport company with his daughter, Ashley.
He is passionate about transforming yards into beautiful retreats where people can spend their most valuable asset—time, with their families and friends.
Now a free man, Shane is driven to shine a bright light on the darkness of prison through his writings, which he began on the inside: ask hard questions and share truth. He hopes that through these stories, and those of his fellow inmates, he can affect positive change in the lives of others.
His three grandchildren, Lilly, Amaya, and Mateo, are the light of his world.