Discipline. Punishment. Repeat. The adolescent life of Jude Miller was one of many lessons. Lessons he never, ever forgot.
The path to these lessons began on a highway near his hometown of Huntsville, Texas. His parents had taken him to see the Houston Texans play. A day he would never forget. The Texans had defeated the New York Giants 16-14, a score that would never leave his memory. The ride home was full of elation, his younger brother sat beside him in the back seat of their 1999 Jeep Cherokee, in Chili Pepper Red, a vehicle that he would remember always. His mother had wanted to stay the night, rent a room. His father had claimed the drive would be alright. He was wrong. The tractor trailer crossed into their lane and had shredded the Chili Pepper Red Jeep. His mother and father had perished instantly. His brother, Matthew had choked on his own blood in front of him. Drowning as Jude was unable to move. Lesson 1, had been a difficult one.
The ranch his Uncle Tim and Aunt Mary ran was one of Jude's favorite places...despite, the lessons from his Uncle. He would gladly take all the belts and boots again just to be back there once again. He would take the cigarette burns, the fists, and the lashings just to ride through those fields one more time. The fear of god was beaten into him on a daily basis, and in Jude's mind...he was eternally grateful.
When Jude turned 18 he applied for corrections at the Huntsville Unit in his hometown. He was turned down at first due to his age, but he was persistent. Another one of his Uncle's Lessons. Standing at 6'4 Jude was eventually accepted for his stature alone. He worked hard to make inmates fear him, and for the most part succeeded. He worked hard to study night classes and receive a Master's degree in Criminal Justice. One day the call came in that the Warden would be retiring. He had jumped at the chance.
He had heard of the ruthlessness of Chernarussian prisons. He wanted to investigate for himself, and flew out to South Zagoria. A lesson he would also not forget anytime soon....
Jude Miller Lore