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Austin Breault #Y12235Primary Picture By Austin Breault April 16 2019

Austin Breault

A State’s pay.

So, I do not entirely grasp what exactly the boundaries of a blog consist of, but I do hope this counts!

Now, I understand some individuals are blessed with receiving money from any friends or family they may have, but what about the rest of us? The State is supposed to provide proper hygiene items, but why is it that instead of State issued hygiene, we are paid a monthly sum of approximately $7 to $10. Taking into consideration that the pricing of store items such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, ect., is so high that it is impossible to get what is needed to maintain proper hygiene. Not to mention clothing, envelopes, paper, pens. A healthcare trip costs an automatic $5 each visit.

I’m positive you may be understanding my point by now as I could go on and on. Perhaps “State pay” should be increased? We are only Inmates, so who are we to request such a thing? Perhaps provide both the State hygiene items and the small “State pay”, so as to allow us to carry ourselves as proper men and women should, and to begin our so-called “rehabilitation”. How can we become productive members of society if we are being treated as animals during our rehab?

Thanks for your time. Tell me how you feel about this. All opinions are wanted and welcome.

Derek Pedersen #02172169
Primary Picture By Derek Pedersen April 15 2019

Derek Pedersen

Hello,

Whether it be fate that brought you to me, who can say. The fact that you are reading this leads me to believe that you are interested in taking this to the next level. Don’t let this detour you if you are at once feeling bashful. Grab the nearest pen and paper available and commence to write. You will share with me yourself by spilling as much ink as you dare.

By now you have begun to feel relieved. At this point you are heading your stamped envelope with my info, which is below.

I will respond in prompt. This is the fastest way to get my attention besides messaging me on WriteAPrisoner, which takes forever. You can also JPay me at JPay.com, but on the JPay message, you will need to send me an address (in the body of the message) so I can get back to you.

As we speak, I’m up for parole. So, if you want to give me your support, write me a support letter.

I’m really looking forward to the conversation.

Your friend,

Derek

Alex Mercado #13A3600
Primary Picture By Alex Mercado April 12 2019

Seeking a Beautiful Lady to Share my Inner Most Thoughts

I am soon to be 31 years old and I have been down since I was 22 years old. I had some inconsistent women in my life but now I am looking for someone to share my thoughts, dreams and realities with. I have a loving family who holds me down but now it's time for that special someone. I will be out in two years with God's blessing and hope to have met that special someone.

Jacob Chavez #01893600
Primary Picture By Jacob Chavez April 11 2019

Jacob Chavez

You can say sorry a million times, say I love you as much as you want, say whatever you want, whenever you want.

But if you’re not going to prove that the things you say are true, then don’t say anything at all. Because if you can’t show it, your words mean nothing. Don’t lie in order to satisfy somebody for a moment, because the pain that you cause them in the future can last them for a lifetime.

At times I catch myself in search for things I don’t truly need, such as material wishes, false titles, seeking love and acceptance from other’s, but then I came to the realization that…

I don’t need love, I need loyalty. I don’t need admiration, I need respect. I don’t need fame, I need success. I don’t need followers, I need believers. I don’t need help, I need opportunity.

Above all I need the favor of God, so I end in prayer. Give the Lord praise, praying for better ways, show me the righteous path, and how the shake demons when times are getting bad. Give me the strength I need to rebuke lust and greed, to take away my pain and the things I do in vain, to protect me from my foes, and wash and cleanse my soul.

Jacob Chavez

Jonathan Chevrier #67945
Primary Picture By Jonathan Chevrier April 11 2019

Jonathan Chevrier

Hello everyone! It’s been six months since my initial entry to this site. I have been so busy with legal matters I forgot to keep up on my blog. I was successful in court and now my controlling charge is Aggravated Assault. Hard work pays off in the end and as we all know, there are two sides to every story. This one happens to have a happy ending!

I’m on the back end of my sentence and have been thinking a lot about relocating in a neutral area between my daughters. One lives here in Maine and the other in Maryland. I love the ocean and plan to stay close to the coast. I miss walking on the beach. The sense of freedom watching the waves break on the shore is something I look forward to.  I also look forward to meeting new people and starting over fresh! I love to have fun, especially going to concerts. I have been hanging out with the boys long enough! I’m hoping there are some friendly, open-minded women out there looking for friends of the opposite sex. My intentions are not to lead anyone into a commitment. I just miss the ladies and hope there are still some out there that like to get to know someone genuine and won’t get jealous of my two beautiful daughters. I’m very good at time management -no pun intended! :-)

Omar Miller #LP6493
Primary Picture By Omar Miller April 8 2019

Omar Miller

To my viewers, where or not, if we connect or you find a connection with another individual, always know that you and I – meaning whoever you decide to communicate with – have the ability to dictate how we can relate, or converse, with each other. Don’t allow stereotypical notions of an old saying hold you back, like “all inmates are bad”, because that’s not true. You can’t judge a book by its cover and don’t let past experiences too immediately after your personal future as you get to know someone. You have to be mindful of what you reinforce by thoughts, words, and deed.

We as inmates and you as honorable women, have the ability to change ourselves, those around us, and our communities, if we decide to do so. It’s called giving individuals a second chance! It’s like the game of chess, the king is the most valuable piece on the board, with the wrong move, it’s check, or check mate. But on the other hand, the Queen is the most valuable piece of all piece’s, because she can move in ways no other piece can and without a Queen by our side encouraging us to keep fighting, what’s the point of keeping the hope alive?

So, Ladies, you all have the ability to be agents of change. The question is, are you willing to take the risk, open your hearts, and step out there to create new, uplifting relationships/friendships that’ll be cherished for a lifetime?

Remember this quote “Behind every good man is a good woman” – (author unknown), but I like to thing of it as “Besides” and not behind.

Ladies, maybe your doubting what I’m saying, maybe not! But I do believe I have some insight into women, through often times in the face of my own fears, I choose to ignore it. As for myself, Ladies, I had the privilege of knowing many amazing women in my lifetime, as a grandson, a son, a nephew, a friend, once a lover. I had no other choice but to learn. I know deep down inside my heart, every woman has unique goals, dreams, wants, and desires, but my opinion to what I think women want as follows: Women want to be heard, they want to e taken seriously, they want to have a friendship, or a relationship with a man who appreciates their intellect, but still finds then sexy and desirable. Women want a man who is not the kind of person who disappears at the first sign of trouble. Women want someone they can argue with, without feeling like they are being bullied or patronized, someone who might disagree with them, but will not disrespect or disregard them. A real woman wants a man who isn’t afraid to show affection and be vulnerable when needed.

Sincerely,

Omar

Omar Miller #LP6493
Primary Picture By Omar Miller April 8 2019

Omar Miller

To my viewers, where or not, if we connect or you find a connection with another individual, always know that you and I – meaning whoever you decide to communicate with – have the ability to dictate how we can relate, or converse, with each other. Don’t allow stereotypical notions of an old saying hold you back, like “all inmates are bad”, because that’s not true. You can’t judge a book by its cover and don’t let past experiences too immediately after your personal future as you get to know someone. You have to be mindful of what you reinforce by thoughts, words, and deed.

We as inmates and you as honorable women, have the ability to change ourselves, those around us, and our communities, if we decide to do so. It’s called giving individuals a second chance! It’s like the game of chess, the king is the most valuable piece on the board, with the wrong move, it’s check, or check mate. But on the other hand, the Queen is the most valuable piece of all piece’s, because she can move in ways no other piece can and without a Queen by our side encouraging us to keep fighting, what’s the point of keeping the hope alive?

So, Ladies, you all have the ability to be agents of change. The question is, are you willing to take the risk, open your hearts, and step out there to create new, uplifting relationships/friendships that’ll be cherished for a lifetime?

Remember this quote “Behind every good man is a good woman” – (author unknown), but I like to thing of it as “Besides” and not behind.

Ladies, maybe your doubting what I’m saying, maybe not! But I do believe I have some insight into women, through often times in the face of my own fears, I choose to ignore it. As for myself, Ladies, I had the privilege of knowing many amazing women in my lifetime, as a grandson, a son, a nephew, a friend, once a lover. I had no other choice but to learn. I know deep down inside my heart, every woman has unique goals, dreams, wants, and desires, but my opinion to what I think women want as follows: Women want to be heard, they want to e taken seriously, they want to have a friendship, or a relationship with a man who appreciates their intellect, but still finds then sexy and desirable. Women want a man who is not the kind of person who disappears at the first sign of trouble. Women want someone they can argue with, without feeling like they are being bullied or patronized, someone who might disagree with them, but will not disrespect or disregard them. A real woman wants a man who isn’t afraid to show affection and be vulnerable when needed.

Sincerely,

Omar

Derek Niggeler #77419-380
Primary Picture By Derek Niggeler April 8 2019

Doing Time With The Right Mind

Every day that passes I am another day closer to home. No matter how bad my day may be, no matter how much my mind races with anxiety, no matter what, I always keep in mind that I am another day closer to home. We are simply human, mistakes are inevitable. That doesn't mean we need to lose hope or stop trying to be our best selves. It means we pick ourselves up again and give our best effort to do better. It isn't in our blood to give up we must keep striving on with perseverance to be the best that we can be.

We must find something to live for; for me it is a Doctorate Degree I am working towards. I am currently enrolled at Adams State University working every day on my goal. I do the prison correspondence program via snail mail and I enjoy every aspect of my studies. Every assignment I complete is another baby step closer to my goal. Find out what you are living for and I encourage you to start making a step towards your goal every day. For me, I started crawling towards my goal when I was first arrested. Now I am taking baby steps. It doesn't need to be leaps towards your goal just make progress today a priority. It doesn't matter if you make mistakes, we all do.

Pick yourself up and walk towards your goal, or crawl, if you have to.

Robert  Cornwell #25963-017
Primary Picture By Robert Cornwell April 8 2019

Robert Cornwell

As that reflect back on the times that I have shared with others it becomes clear that I was looking to gain approval.  However, the reason that I now see why your approval was not met the way that it should have been, was because I never approved of myself.  My happiness was in winning your approval, and once it was made, it was on to the next.  It was never that I could not see how all worthwhile it would be to have you by my side.  I just never felt that I was ever worth being at yours.  My self-worth did not ever allow me the thought that I could get you by my side and then be able to keep you there.  So I would begin to tear it apart just as the relationship was starting to grow into something.  For years I have felt that I am broken beyond repair.  I even began to believe that when others came into my life my brokenness would break them as well.  It all seems so crazy as I would not go into things looking to hurt others, but to find acceptance with a chance of love.  It’s sad that I can now see how much hurt I caused others, as I didn’t accept myself or for that matter love myself.  Upon gaining the acceptance of love from others I would not stop and believe that I was worth the acceptance of love whatsoever.  To ask for a chance to become a friend is to ask a great deal of you as well as myself.  Through the help and understanding of self-defeating thoughts, codependent characteristics, and the truth of how powerless I had become with alcohol and other drugs.  The AA program has given me a new light to view things from, and even the steps that I may find value within myself as I work them. 

To the people that I have hurt due to my actions, I ask you to forgive yourselves for letting me into your lives.  I’ve seen great value within you and wished it for myself.  I do apologize for my actions.

Thank you for reading about who I feel I was.  If you feel that you would like to give me a chance to know you, and even learn who I am at this point in my life, then I welcome your correspondence.

Respectfully,

Robert Cornwell

 

 

Angel Perez #1050015
Primary Picture By Angel Perez April 2 2019

The Feeling

The Feeling and what it means to receive a letter.

What I feel and what it means to receive mail when stuck in the underworld.  I’m sure I speak for a lot of prisoners when I say this; To the blind eye and the average person that has never been to my world a letter might be a simple note, a quick email or an indignant text, nothing of great appreciation, aspiration or worth.

To me a letter is the best thing that can happen next to a visit but that’s debatable because visits end with a goodbye, tears and heartache.  (Again, debatable)   As opposed to a letter, it is an envelope with a little bit of everything.   Hope, inspiration, motivation, love and last but not least, it is a portal out of these walls.  An escape from the cell to a peaceful state of mind.  Positive and optimistic where there’s no worries or anxieties, except maybe the fear of not being able to return the favor in making your day and putting a smile on your face. 

As you begin to read you don’t want it to end, it’s like a good movie, you want it to last forever, so you read slow paying attention to every detail of her penmanship enjoying every syllable and expression all while admiring its lucidity and once you reach the end, you’re left with a smile.