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Jeremy Pinson's Profile
Age: 29
Location: MO
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 28 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Philosophy
ARRIVING AT THE SUPERMAX

I was recently featured in an article in “The Atlantic” magazine. In the beginning of the article, which focused heavily on my current prison, the reporter said, “You don't arrive to Supermax before first obtaining a measure of infamy in the nation’s penal system.” I could only scratch my head. Me? Infamous? Surely there must be some mistake. But the description of the conditions within America's most famous prison were apt: harsh, cruel, desolate and unforgiving. I sit alone in a cell 24/7. I never talk to anyone. The guards are like sadistic children overseeing an anthill holding magnifying glasses with glee. How do I maintain my composure? Well for one, the wonderful people I've met through this website, and second, an unwavering belief that they can take my freedom, my possessions, my comfort and beat me, isolate me and mentally torture me but they can never take my dignity, grace, or hope for a better and brighter future. America's most famous prison has taught me much about the limits of human endurance, the ugly side of human nature and, best of all, has given me a clarity of mind necessary to secure a prosperous future. Many are broken by this place and I too have suffered greatly, but I've learned I am the master of my own destiny. My motto is now simple but profound: “Always Moving Forward.” The past is tragic and the present bleak but the future is ripe with endless possibilities.

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Steve Newman's Profile
Age: 41
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 7
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, September 15 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Philosophy
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Hey everybody I just finished reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” and thought I'd check in and update you on the latest happenings. Last night, I got into an argument with a crazy person. Get this -- he said that the reason so many Americans are overweight is because more women are using the birth control pill and estrogen from the pill is being released from their urine, flushed down the toilet, and not filtered from our water stream. So we end up drinking estrogen, which turns our bodies to fat. Well, a smarter inmate might have put on his headphones and ignored this lunatic, but I felt compelled to argue. Luckily after 10 minutes, the Stanley Cup Finals began -- go Kings-- and I had an excuse to politely tell crazy man to get lost. I believe he ended the argument with, “If you don't believe me look it up in the Bible,” which, coincidently, is how he ends all his arguments. I've been watching tons of sports. The NBA Finals has been great, and provides a good excuse to snack. I also read a book called “Miles to Go,” which I enjoyed. Another execution is coming up next month, which means another lockdown. Ugh. Well, the Boston vs. Miami game is about to start. I've got my Kool-Aid and tortilla chips ready to be consumed. Bye for now.

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Joe Rogers's Profile
Age: 38
Location: VA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, September 19 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
FRIENDSHIP MEANS THE WORLD TO ME

Being in here with basically nothing and feeling alone has really changed my outlook on life. The small things everyone takes for granted means so much to me and friendship means the world.

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David McKinney's Profile
Age: 35
Location: AZ
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, October 1 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
UPDATE

Hello Everyone! I hope that everything is going well for those of you who've taken the time to read this. Things here are as good as can be expected I suppose. I've been working as much as possible to stay busy. Beyond that I have just been working out and trying to stay on top of life, family, friends and various responsibilities outside of these walls. Things on the pen pal front are slow but I have actively committed myself to finding someone special. We'll see how that pans out and I will keep you posted. I admit that I have not had the best experiences with this but it's all a learning experience and I try to remain positive. Yes, I am still awaiting my prison transfer to Massachusetts. No update on that but it is what it is. Again I hope all is well and should anyone feel the need to drop me a line I will respond. Bye for now.

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Refugio Cardenas's Profile
Age: 31
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, November 26 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
THANK YOU FOR EXISTING

You would never think a place so full of people would be so lonely, but alone in this single-man cell I endure a lonely pain like no other. They say it's through our hardships and being apart one can measure our affection and compassion for one another and through our suffering we are made strong. But this life surrounded by razor-wired fences, 20-foot walls and gun towers is a life full of pain, sorrow, and loneliness, and can make the best of us go crazy in this darkness that’s so consuming. A life caged in like an animal day after day is a life of emptiness that I would never wish on anyone. Only my morning star, so beautiful, so full of life, passion, desire, kind, witty, loving and even wicked, can bring light into my life. Because a life without my morning star, is a life without you. Your beautiful smile, your loving heart, and your friendship. So will you be my morning star? I don't know if you’ll call it chance, destiny, or just your curiosity that helped you find your way to this site, but I hope you feel that deep need to reach out to me in this time when I need a friend the most. So write me directly, send some photos, and thank you, thank you for existing. With The Utmost Respect, Cisco

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James Coffman's Profile
Age: 30
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, December 6 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
STILL WAITING FOR YOU

New picture, a picture I called my “Reflection.” Taking this pose showed behind me as my struggle, and in front of me my accomplished prize. I wish I could laugh and say I made it but I can't. Life took a tragic detour. Now let me apologize to those I’ve offended, or said something foolish to. I'm new at this. When I was young my mom said, “Never say you're sorry, because I didn't raise no sorry children.” Against my better judgment I've always been sorry at speaking to women, all my life. Now behind bars seeking a friend I'm no better. I'm still shy, goofy and sometimes soft. I'm sorry, I'm just excited by beauty. Alright my confession is made and I'm still waiting to hear from you. -Happy Holidays-

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 38
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, December 12 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
INTENSE LONELINESS

I feel such an intense loneliness in this place. I need people in my life that won't give up on me. I'm getting tired of people writing and forgetting about me. If you're not serious about getting to know me then don't write at all. I can't afford to be wasting stamps I don't have on others that don't write back. Anyone can donate $ to me at www.jpay.com. Also, I talk about Facebook a lot because I have a prayer and support group. I need supportive people on there, not jealous people. I wish there was someone that can do internet searches and print things for me. Also, I collect pictures on postcards of nature, cities, and sunsets. I feel so out of touch in this place. Is there anyone in Southern California that can visit me on a regular basis, and let me call them collect? I don't get regular visits. My family visits a few times a year. My brother, sister, nieces and nephew rarely write. I can't even call them collect. I miss them so much. Can anyone order me some books? I like books from www.wizards.com and www.dungeonsanddragons.com. I just need something to do to pass the time away because when I'm bored I think a lot. Then I think depressing things, like wondering if I'll ever go home or if my family will forget about me. Someone please write me nice long letters. I need some mail please! xoxo

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Rickey Boles's Profile
Age: 56
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, December 29 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Philosophy
UNTITLED

Friends: I am a very happy and healthy man, notwithstanding a wrongful conviction, and while I do not intend to address this here, one can simply watch the evening news, as almost every day someone is found not guilty after serving a long prison sentence. Dear friends, be not deceived, for blessings truly are sometimes hidden in curses, and within misfortune good fortune hides! I am blessed to have had a wonderful mother, who taught me to give thanks in all situations! And because I have; many special things have been given me. Ask yourself, what does it profit, to gain every material thing, yet never gain the knowledge of one's self!? Tragic indeed! Unfortunately, life is such that we must toil to earn a living, and more often than not, the deeper things of life escape us. It is sad that so much of ourselves goes undiscovered by us. And so I am eternally grateful for this time in which to discover the deepest recesses of myself. We really are strangely and wonderfully made! Dear reader, would that you had the time that I have to search yourself; and the myriads of ancient texts, that tell of me and you. What fascinating beings we are! Friends. If we can get to know ourselves; that there is a sovereign power, an authority that is absolutely within ourselves, then we can be resurrected, and rise, irrespective of what the world thinks. One Love, Ricky a.k.a. Rico

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Carlos Valencia's Profile
Age: 28
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, January 21 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Life
LIFE ON THE INSIDE

As I sit in this cold, unwanted cell, with no hope, or feeling of love, wondering how did my life even come to this, or how did this end up being me, or how did I end up being a part of this dark, lost, cold world? NEVER in life, or when I was a little kid, did I think me, myself, and I, would end up in a -- I don't even know what to call this place. This is a crazy, never-ending nightmare that I wish never started. They locked me up, caged me like a lion, and took me away from my family, from my loved ones, like I'm a monster, just terrorizing everything that crosses paths with me. I am wasting and throwing away my precious years in this dump, years that I will never get back. Not even money can buy my years back. But I'm okay. I don't and am not going to let this break me down physically, mentally, or emotionally. Everyone alive goes through some type of struggle, or struggles, in this life. Everyone just happens to deal with them differently; in a way where one thinks that what we're doing is the right thing, by overcoming our pain and hurt, or, for some people, their fear or retaliation. But look what some of us get. Instead of feeling relief, or finding justice; nothing but prison time. So now a lot of people look at us like we are the worst people, good for nothing for all time, because we're in prison. Let me say this to you, beautiful ladies, and everyone else who is reading this who is not a woman... I made mistakes, okay? I'm paying for them. Does that still gives people a right to look at me like I'm the lowest scum of the earth, because I'm in prison? Without people knowing me or even talking to me, judging me because of my mistakes. Whatever happened to "Only God can judge me?" Whatever happened with the real criminals; sex offenders, child molesters, rapists and serial killers? I'm not using that as an excuse. I'm talking reality. I want to say this -- the same people that look or say the worst things about people who are locked up, with respect, look at yourself first. Look in the mirror and know yourself before talking bad about anybody else. Because of some of the same people that say this or that, probably did, or are doing, some bad things themselves. They just haven't been caught yet. Sometimes it takes people having to go through some or certain trials and tribulations in life, where are reality sets in, and where we say, okay; this is it. Time to choose a different route and go the right way in life. Or else some people keep living the same lifestyle, even me, then we're really not going to be nothing in life but failures. That's where family and friends, close to that person that doesn't listen, or doesn't care to listen, or does not care, everyone around starts to leave, and detach themselves from that person. Because they're not going to let that person bring them down, and why try and help someone that can't or doesn't care about helping or bettering him or herself? Unless they're worth doing it for and a person really loves that person. Some people learn the hard way and some the easy way, and some don't learn at all. I might be locked up, but they can never lock, or control, my mind, heart, or soul. I have nothing but time to think and realize what I did and what my life has been, and what I can make it to be, so I can progress and succeed in life. My only reason for saying this, is to say this not everybody in here are as people think, or as people label us as. I am also saying this to speak out to the youth, and everybody living the fast life. Watch yourself. This isn't nothing nice you want to go through and experience. Life is too short and so valuable, to throw it away for nothing. Sometimes we are not fully aware or really fully conscious of our own inner being. We need to find ourselves all the way, fully, so we will not slip and fall in our own paths. We all make mistakes and no one or nobody in this world is perfect. I say this -- always make the worst, bad situation, into the positive, best one. No matter what, try your best not to stress or be sad. Stay with a big, beautiful smile, put one on every woman's face, and keep a clear mind. You will think better, and if you react with a better attitude, you are going to have a better outcome, and circumstances are that you're going to progress, and be a stronger person. Nothing can get in your way, because nothing can break you down; physically, mentally, and emotionally. With time and patience, things are going to start and go your way. Be prepared for the worst and always hope for the best. Have faith in God and follow your heart to guide you to what is right; and also having faith, as well confidence, in yourself too. A dream is not up in the sky, up in the stars. It's right there, in your HEART. All you have to do is look hard, believe, and find it. So do what you think, and what you feel, what is right for you. Do not let anyone at all dictate your pace, your footsteps. You only decide that, and always be, stand, and stay strong. This is your life, and you do what you want. We only got, or have, one life to live. So enjoy it and make the best of it. I've seen a lot and been through a lot. I got another opportunity in life once again. I go home in the next year. If any of you beautiful ladies want knowledge, or want to write a real man, well I'll be right here, and I'm not the type to lie or play with a lady's intelligence. MAY GOD WATCH OVER EVERYBODY AND YOUR FAMILY. TAKE CARE. Age/race is not important. HAPPY NEW YEAR. We were born to lose, but built win.

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Rene Rivas Jr's Profile
Age: 37
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 7
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, January 21 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Legal
THINKING LOUD

As you read, I'd like you to keep in mind, I appreciate your time... See, 23 hours, 59 seconds of every day I'm locked away. So this second you loan today completes mine. After you read this blog of mine, if you have any suggestions or interest in it, drop me a line. Or just tell me what you'd do in a spot such as mine? If the court system sentenced you to 21 years on a charge as mine, with no evidence that you committed this crime, no medical exams, no DNA, just a "lady" judge and a "lady D.A." and "no" physical evidence, just a Texas "one-witness rule" used to convict you? What would you do if the victim was the only witness and accuser too? You as a lady, would you think denying medical exams would make this case shady? If you were this lady would you deny exams? I've requested DNA testing, polygraph testing and received "NO" answer to what I've requested. Yet, not one item of evidence was tested. Would you protest it? If so, how? Any "info off the internet," law book, or attorney advice would be nice. I understand it's $80,000 for every year they've kept me here. This may be why I have not been answered on my request for the much needed test. Listen up, if you'd like to know of this, drop me a line. I'd like to have you as a friend of mine. So if you can, send your opinion on my site, and a photo of you. Much love and respect to you. Scarface "A diamond is a coal that never gave up."

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