Evan Ramsey began serving his 210-year sentence in a maximum-security cell, which is next door to the cell in which his father served 10 years, at the age of 16. Ramsey grew up in a remote town in Alaska. He came from a broken family and was considered an outcast by his peers. He was slightly built, shy, and recalls, “I got stuff thrown at me, I got spit on, I got beat up. Sometimes I fought back, but I wasn’t that good at fighting.” As his peers continued to pick on him, Ramsey reported them to the teachers, who initially punished his tormentors. “After a while, the principal told me to just start ignoring everybody. But then you can’t take it anymore.” Ramsey later shot dead the principal and a star basketball player.