Canadian Karl Thorson currently resides in a California penitentiary. Emily Beers explains how he got there.
The story of the convict has been told many times before.
Usually it’s recounted after the fact, once the former prisoner has proven to the world that he’s abandoned his old shady life and reformed himself.
This isn’t quite that story. This is the story of a man who is still in prison today, a man who is in the process of transforming himself.
Karl Thorson knew what it meant to be caught with a suitcase loaded with 45 lb. of cocaine. He knew how much trouble he was in and how his actions were going to cause serious pain and embarrassment to his family and close friends.
At 32 years old, he was going to prison. Possibly for a long time.
After two and a half years behind bars, he still lives with crippling guilt because of the pain he knows his family endures every day.