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Michael Davis #T08112

June 1 2020

More About Me

Here is how I became the person I am today...After getting a Life sentence I was a mad, childish person. I did what I became best at, making life harder.

How? I'll explain how I went from being close to those I loved most visited and called, etc. to again making my life harder. I made the choice to try and kill anyone that sexually abused a child, someone I loved was abused years ago.

What did it get me? Fighting two more life sentences while in prison. After this, I was placed in "the hole"/ SHU (Solitary Confinement). As the years went by, I was not allowed any meaningful contact with any of my children. I have missed every important day in their life while in the hole. I did a lot of self-reflection, the hole I easily dug myself into was not easy to get out of. My actions hurt the people I love, more specifically with my children. I have worked hard to build a positive relationship which I currently have with my daughter and have made a great friend. They have allowed me to see its okay to let go of my anger.

People who knew me before would not recognize me today and I am proud of that. I live each day to better myself and make them proud. I do not regret my actions because without them I would not be the person they are now proud of. I work hard to not feel the feeling of failing those I love.


Covid-19 Pandemic

May 20 2020

My heart and empathy goes out to the families that have lost loved ones in these uncertain time of Covid-19. As we approach the first peak of this deadly pandemic, I ask that everyone continue the social distancing and hygiene cleanliness.

While times aren’t normal for you, they are even worse for us in prison in many ways. Because of the mass numbers and lack of space, it is impossible to keep a safe distance. The B.O.P. has issued a lockdown until this is over. Although the B.O.P. didn’t report how many positive inmate cases, on April 9th there were 8 recorded deaths.

Also for those of us that self-report through prison jobs, there are a lack of finances to provide the necessary antibacterial soap and other items to safeguard our health and keep our bodies, bed linen and garments infection free. In some prospective, “I feel like a sitting duck”. I have been incarcerated since 2011 and this is the worst I have experienced. With my release date finally near and all of the time and effort I put into rebuilding myself, “I want to live to experience liberation”.

I humbly ask that if there is any self-help information on the WriteAPrisoner site that will help me achieve “financial freedom”, once I’m released, please send it.

Shout out to Write A Prisoner for allowing me to express myself on their platform.

Take care and stay safe.

Michael Hayes

Myles Williams #1308800

May 18 2020

The saga continues, the struggle’s real but I keep on moving, my head held high, can’t imagine losing. It’s not in my genes for failure, I just can’t accept it. I got a Warren Buffet mindset and I’m not going to stop until I reach the wisdom and wealth of King Solomon himself. With my family’s support I can never fall down. It took years to realize that with my friends turned foes. I tilt my crown as I look around, it’s lonely at the top so they say but I’ve gotten used to it. So it’s on to the next chapter, time to turn the page. Soon I’ll be home to reign on my throne and cherish the people who held me down and love me truly, there’s no doubt. My family, some friends but few are the ones I’ll always be there for and never let them fall. I’d let myself be hurt before I let them get hurt, that’s loyalty, the only way I know, the way I was raised. From now on be aware of my surroundings, keep good traction so I never slip, keep my mind clear, never foggy so I can focus on my goals. Staying positive in a hell like this is hard sometimes, it will either make you or break you and I’m made because I refuse to be broke. So I stay positive with nothing but blessings on the road to riches. Blessed be to all.

James Howard

May 17 2020

I have never told anyone this, but I was born with a giant head. I was 6 years old before my neck muscles were strong enough to pick it up off the floor. Mostly, I stood around all day and looked for cat turds under the furniture. My parents told visitors I was big bird’s illegitimate son.

Then one day I found a roller skate. I taped it to my head and I discovered freedom. From then on, I was a happy baby with big dreams. I loved cheeseburgers and anything with wheels. I was drawn to fun-loving people with big personalities.

I’m still the same. I love people who capture my imagination with a funny line or an interesting train of thought. I’m struggling to learn French.

For years I have studied history relating to World War II. Nowadays when I read about government corruption, partisan politics, and mass shootings, I feel a deep sadness because we are letting down our grandfathers, who sacrificed so much for a country lawyers and politicians are trying to ruin.

There is a reason why they were called “The Greatest Generation”. They had kindness, honesty, and a generosity of hear that is hard to find anymore.

I aspire to be like them. Those are my super heroes.

Christopher Williams #72981

May 12 2020

My mother was a victim of domestic violence. The moral of that statement is, “I’m not that type of individual in life and grimace at the thought of being classified as one more than anything else”…My conviction is the result of a biased judicial system, crooked detectives, manipulated evidence, coercion, lies, forgery, ineffective assistance of counsel and (false) State witness testimonies (created) by the district attorney’s office.

The fact that I was a fugitive from another state for nonviolent offenses at the time of my arrest, it didn’t make things look good for me in the detective’s eyes…To point out something for the world to embrace mentally. I was initially arrested by 2 plain clothes detectives on 5/15/01 for a bogus “possession of a stolen vehicle charge”. Which by law, plain sight or definition was never in my possession.

The detectives used my fugitive warrant to keep me in custody for 17 days. That was all the time they needed to construct a bullxxxx case to cover up the facts of the matter…I’m not trying to erase your capacity for absorbing new facts or persuade you with the force of my own beliefs…

David Varela

May 10 2020

My name is David Varela. I just turned 39 on the six of April. I have ten months left to coming home. I’m legally married but in the middle of getting divorced. I’m not into gangs. I am a few credits shy of my associates in business management, I love tattoos, work out and stay as healthy as possible. Love the outdoors, camping, fishing, etc.

I am seeking a female my age if not older. I have no kids but love them. Someone who has things in common. Love music, dancing, fun, very spontaneous. Romantic but also can be a freak. Love to laugh and be myself especially with the person I am talking too. Looks aren't everything. The only thing physical thing I look for in a woman is that her hands and especially her feet and toes are taken care of. Photogenic, someone I can call on the phone. I’m not looking for someone who can give me money. Just looking for that girl who would give me her heart. Hopefully with my pic and this little about myself will inspire you to want to learn more about me.

We can communicate on using ADC#:162944. JPAY is a free app or mail at the address below.

The Mind of a Woman is so Valuable

May 2 2020

In life beside every strong man, best believe there's a strong woman standing by him that's mentally preparing him to fight the battles he's faced within his day to day life.

A wise man once said, where there are no decent men...Think about that for a minute.

Raymond Hobbs

April 23 2020

Decisions!!  For as long as I have been in this crapper I really haven't sat down and thought about what I want to do once I get out for a living, but ever since I have gotten into single digits, it's been on my mind a lot more.  I really did like the fact that all I thought about was what I was gonna eat once I got out.  That is simple.  I want to spend about 3 hours at IHOP eating pancakes, eggs, bacon, and hopefully they have good coffee, well I do not know because I have never been to IHOP - so hopefully they do.  :>)     And later that day, I need to go to Dairy Queen and get me an ice cream cake.   I have been dreaming of that for so long that its’ crazy.   I hear the saying goes, do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.   There are two things I love to do.  I really enjoy baking desserts.   I learned it at the Penitentiary and I absolutely loved it.   It's watching someone smile and say “That is so good.”   What a great feeling one can get from that.  The other thing I thought about was actually brought to my attention by a comrade.  I have always said how bad I want to be able to get me another Rottweiler dog once I get out and I'm in a good position to do so.  So, one day while out on the big yard walking laps, my comrade mentioned why not opening up a dog walking business or getting a dog kennel for rescue dogs or breeding Rottweiler dogs for house pets.  I really do like this idea a lot, and my love for dogs is off the hook.  I grew up having dogs when I was just a pup myself and it sucks being in this crapper and not having a dog at your side.   So, these decisions are really at the forefront of my mind and have been like a bad wedge.





Romello Rice

April 20 2020


I'm a good guy hoping to find a good friend.  I would like to share my thoughts and dreams with.  A person that has positive energy and believes anything is possible.  I don't give my loyalty and respect to just anyone, but whenever I do, they have it for life.   My hopes, dreams, goals, aspiration's, and talents all run very deep.  I really hope to meet someone who’s sense of humor is as amazing as mine because laughter that is shared is the greatest form of communication.   I have a huge heart, an open mind and I am very supportive of those I care about.   I never judge others although I hold myself to a high standard, but that is only because I believe through my successes will I be able to ensure that those close to me receive all of the blessings they deserve.

It's also true that although I've been incarcerated for more than eight years, I still keep a positive attitude and see the best in people.  I believe that anyone who reads this has a good heart and isn't afraid to search for a diamond in the rough.  If that is true, I'm happy to say that you’ve found love.   Given my situation, I could use a little TLC but isn't that true with all precious gems?  I'm worth it, just as I'm sure that you are as well.  If interested, you may reach me at

Ralph Crutchfield

April 20 2020

“Know Your Worth”

Do you struggle picking up the pieces from a previous relationship?  That's because you don't want to make the same mistakes.  It's natural!   Do you have to?  No!   Before you commit to another relationship, “Know Your Worth!”

Think about what your mate brings to the table, how that person can contribute to your happiness.  Usually, we just jump out on faith.  Ask questions.  Be honest about your interests.  NEVER, be who somebody else wants you to be.    If they can't accept you for who you are, then they're toxic.

My life has always been about, “What moves my journey forward?”  If someone causes me to take some steps backwards, I let go.   Anything that's not POSITIVE is dangerous to your health.  Most relationships end because people don't know their worth.  So they settle for, less.   You can't be SUCCESSFUL like that.

To be SUCCESSFUL, find out what you like and don't like, what you will and won't accept, and follow your dreams.  You can do whatever you put your mind to.   You have a choice.   Find someone who brings COMFORT and PEACE to your life.   You deserve the BEST!

Women, there are GREAT men out there, and I'm one of them.  We're just afraid of the ones you use their past against us.  Do you use your past and compare it to your mate?  Reach out to me, I'd love to know your answer.  Don't miss out on your blessing living in the past.  GROW TOGETHER!