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Speak

June 11 2020

So if you're out there hating this COVID-19... I'm with you, I've seen the effects it's having in the community and my thoughts are with the sick and grieving people that have lost loved ones to this tragically devastating disease. Even in the place I'm in, it just makes my heart be filled with sadness seeing people lose their jobs and lively hoods to the economic downturn caused by this pestilence.

My prayers and love go out to the brave men and women that are on the front lines providing services like healthcare, first responders, all the way to grocery store clerks and truck drivers. Thank God we have the humanity in our hearts to pull together in times of crisis to stand united against an invisible enemy like coronavirus.

Originally I was going to use my blog to be about myself, to promote my own profile, but it's better to show every person that looks at this, I care and I support our American people! The prison gave us the choice to donate money off our inmate accounts, I gave some of the little I had to the local salvation army. That I did proudly and encourage other's to do the same.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America!

New Improved Rick

June 8 2020

Well hello friends, I just wanted to update y'all with my new video; contact me for information. It's just me a little nervous I must admit. I'm just talking about the new present day Rick. 

I made the video for my family and friends who haven't seen me for awhile and also for people who might want to get to know me. I thought it was great especially with the way things are going in the world because you can either allow hard times to cripple you, or you can do as I did and use hard times as my motivation to become a better individual.

Well I hope you enjoy the video and y'all are staying safe. If you would like to know more about the new and improved Rick let me know. Who knows we may have alot in common and it could be the beginning of a great friendship. 

From Weapons 2 Tools

June 8 2020

From Weapons 2 Tools!

We learn a “profound” lesson from 2 historical figures from the Bible.  Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego were bound and thrown into a fire.  The enemy's very own weapon (the fire) is what “removed” the bounds from their hands.  Joseph's brothers threw him into a pit and left him for dead.  That very pit became his shelter against the night and protection from the wildlife that lurked in the night.  This very prison that was meant to break me, the prison that was meant to destroy my family and pass down this evil of destruction, is the weapon I use to transcend the metal and generational curses that ensnared me for so long.

Let the fire in your soul from your pain, your stress, your loss, your circumstances, burn away the very things that are keeping you bound.  When used properly, the fires in our lives can rekindle the flames of passion that are lost through tragedy.

Take the enemies weapons and turn them into tools that take you from bondage to liberation, from fear to faith, from unforgiveness to love.  I'm asking you to allow your pain to help you grow, to add wisdom in ways that will stay with you for life.  The same way a farmer uses dung as fertilizer, we must use pain to grow wisdom.

Benjamin Franklin said: “Those things that hurt, instruct.  Our teachers used to give us ‘problems’ to solve, knowing what is vital still today: Our problems can go from weapons 2 tools.

Love

June 7 2020

Love; That word can slice like a double-edged sword to everyone who experienced it, on one hand you have that larger-than-life high that love brings with it, you also receive the lowest of lows, the heartache, suffering and self doubt that comes with it as well.

What an abstract feeling, it’s fascinating how therapeutic your lover's voice can be, to then have that same voice utter words that crush your soul, while at the same time try to distinguish what’s hurt and what’s frustration. This has proved to be a very exhaustive task.

So why do we define our existence by this one chemical that we all know can do such damage? I guess that’s what our best and brightest minds have been stumbling over to figure out for over a thousand years.

My opinion: we all have a reason, a purpose in life. We all meet one another because that is what’s meant to be, or maybe that love you thought you had was just the Universe trying to thrust a sign in your face, or maybe, just maybe, that person helped you become that man you where supposed to be all along. We must learn to recognize these signs and not hesitate to react, because the lessons love teaches can be amazing or life changing, love will always teach us who we are, whether we like it or not.

In the end, the hurt is transitory. Time does heal, but what we need to in that time is learn from our mistakes. I’ve been no saint in life, but one characteristic I’m deeply proud of is, I’ve never cheated on anyone I said “I love you” to. Those are words I don’t throw around, most people do, but if you ask me, people haven’t been madly, head over heels in love before. Once it happens and they fall victim, they will remember that one person who loved them like that, and that’s when the lesson is learned…

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…

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.