Major influence to do this was my arrest and conviction for 2nd degree murder. I shot a burglar in a jewelry store and one cover-up lead to another and I found myself in a no-win situation. DA's office said I was a murderer but 4 years later the Los Angeles County Counsel's office said it was 'accidental and in the line of duty'. I was sentenced to 5 years to life.
Most of those I worked with simply wrote me off and never looked back, yet I saved so many careers by keeping their secrets safe when I could have used that for bargaining power. i.e. Bill, Lewis, Chuck, Bob, Ed, and many others.
No visits, no letters, no care packages, nada.