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Nathan Sumrall's Profile
Age: 29
Location: MS
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, August 15 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Prison Life
INJUSTICE

Note, the intent of this blog post is not to solicit a donation; it's just to let y’all know how prisoners are being extorted. Is it legal, they allow a third party to charge us 59 cents for a noodle that probably costs 4 cents wholesale? They make us grow, pick, and eat crap that a fat kid wouldn't eat on a dare Greens, squash, cabbage, and turnip roots, all covered in bugs. Sometimes rice three times a day! (This ain't that fancy canned stuff.) Then they flash noodles at us, marked up, six times the retail price! Who is getting rich here? They already won't pay us for having a job! (Probably less than 1% get a tiny bit to sew pants, that's it!) Fifty cents for a cheap disposable razor? Can they stuff over 100 people in a small chicken house with no AC, then collect money from the government, then rob us when get five or ten dollars on our accounts? They get away with this because no one knows about this! They try to keep our communications to a minimum! They make us pay around $8.00 for a 15 minute call. Five years, I haven't made one call, I never see anyone call! Thanks to WriteAPrisoner.com for finally giving us a voice! Please link to this page. No brainer changes could dramatically improve inmate lives in state run facilities and I hope to get pen pals wanting to chat about ways we can impact everyone in a positive way!

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Justin Woodby's Profile
Age: 25
Location: VA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, August 18 2014
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I would like to let anyone who has written me and did not get a response know that I was taken from Green Rock C.C. back to court and in that time the prison returned all of my mail to sender. I am back at Green Rock now and will be. So, therefore, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused. Also, I would like to let you know if you do write to be sure and include your address in the letter neatly, sometimes it’s hard to make out the address on the envelope. The prison also rips the entire back of the envelope off, in which then we just receive the letter and the front portion of the envelope. With those two things having been clarified, that’s all I got for now and look forward to hearing from you.

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Ramsey Venner's Profile
Age: 36
Location: NV
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 19 2014
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This is my July 2014 update for the curious who don’t know me, as well as the faithful that want to know what I’ve been up to. This year a little past halfway done has been good. Check that. This year is turning out to be awesome. I started 2014 with a hand written rough draft of a story I consider a snapshot into the fast life and the idea that I needed to get my manuscript seen by someone because I think it’s a hell of an entertaining story. Anyone else would probably want to just get it out there and hope for the best but I believe in creating my own luck so that approach was never gonna work for me. I put my head down, got to work and when I was done, I reached out to my friends and family and asked for help in getting it out. By March 2014 after countless stamps, letters, phone calls, inquiries, reads, re-reads, edits, additions, deletions, rewrites, and re-re-writes it’s finally done. My first novel No Loose Ends is a published reality currently making its debut at online retailers (Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com) and in a handful of brick and mortar stores across the country. I’m juiced, it’s a big deal, but don’t take my word for it check me out at www.ramseyvenner.com , Straight Stunt in No 34, The San Francisco Bayview newspaper or read the reviews on Amazon.com. Personal victories aside I’m the proudest of my amazing daughter who is starting school this year by taking A.P. classes and possibly joining a sports team. Finally maybe…I’ve got my fingers crossed. She said she’s keeping an open mind. By and large, learning to persevere through all of the adversities being locked up throws at a man is my biggest update. Despite the worst parts of prison being all around me, I haven’t stopped pushing forward, I refuse to be defeated, I’m still standing. I write about it all on my blog (www.contrabandtales.blogspot.com) Every day above ground is a blessing. Make the best of the 24 hours you’re blessed with. Shout out to my Table 5 family as well as my real family. Thank you! R. Venner

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David Mastrosimone's Profile
Age: 35
Location: NJ
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, August 20 2014
Inmate Blog Category:COMMUNICATION
SILENCE WITHIN

Human beings as a collective entity are always making so much noise. Many argue that communication is vital to our society and also a valuable means of self-expression, which is true to a degree. However, life tells us that when we cannot stop ourselves from some habitual, mechanical behavior, it has ceased to be beneficial to us and we are no longer doing it intentionally. So, think about it. Is the last time someone has been still, quiet, reflective, and analytical, the last time they were actually able to do so? Are we addicted to noise? It is not actually the noise we are hooked on; it is the distraction it provides. With all this communication taking place, all this talking, what is the message we are attempting to convey? Do we even know anymore? Was there ever a message at all? At some point we realized that whatever particular message we were trying to articulate was falling on deaf ears. And it was at this point in time we began to rely heavily on the delivery of the message itself, not the content, but the delivery of the noise to distract us from the painful fact that we are incapable of expressing to our fellows what we are thinking and feeling. Part of this drama is due to the incompetence of language itself. Consider for a moment that even a master of language becomes an impotent translator of his own message because there is no one around with the intellectual capacity to understand what he is saying. Over time, using his craft to attempt to describe with language the concepts and realizations swimming around inside him, he manages to isolate himself from the people he is trying so earnestly to communicate with while at the same time, prevents himself from being heard or understood. And this is a master craftsman. My point being, we must consider to what degree is all this communication serving us? Is it possible it is not serving us at all, but instead harming us by encouraging us to chase after a sympathetic ear in order to attempt to deliver an undecipherable message? And after all, what is the message? "Help. I'm lost." It is quite possible that the very people we are desperately trying to communicate with are lost themselves. Yet they do not admit it as that would mean failure to communicate. And so we reassure each other that we are not lost which is truly a delusion. This little dance can last a lifetime if we do not stop for a moment and ask ourselves where we are going? And if the answer is that we do not know, we may want to consider being quiet for as long as it takes to figure that out. Commit to seeking the answers to some of these questions within ourselves, where it is quiet.

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Rene Bacoat's Profile
Age: 50
Location: MD
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, August 20 2014
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What will it take to get mail from you? You see the picture of me, what else must I do? I just don’t want time to slip away. I rather be sitting here writing you today. I really like receiving mail. It makes me feel special in this jail. I know how to be a friend. Let’s start now and this doesn’t have to end. So please answer my call. Come one, come all I look forward to hearing from you

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