I'm simply just Herminio Serna now, who was "consciously awakened" to this living nightmare of awaiting execution, here on California's Death Row, in San Quentin State Prison. Incarcerated since August 1991. Condemned to this death in November 1997 after a six year trial. Held in isolation, solitary confinement, while undergoing that sham appearance of a trial. And once condemned I was buried alive here, in a concrete cage, entombed inside the entrails of this beast, inside the infamous Adjustment Center, (San Quentin's "Hole"/S.H.U.) for another fourteen years. A total of 20 years - two decades of "unusual cruelty." As if the death penalty wasn't enough of a punishment!