You are viewing WriteAPrisoner.com's Inmate Blogs section. Here you will find blog entries from inmates all around the country. The prisoner blogs below are all posted by active members of WriteAPrisoner.com. You can view their profile by clicking on the hyperlink beneath the photo.
Thomas Morgan #87692-079
April 1 2019
Greetings All, allow me to bring you up to date on what I have been up to. I finished my Associate’s Degree last year. I’m now working towards a Bachelor’s degree. On October 10th, Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, the prison took so much damage we had to be evacuated in the middle of the night. I was moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi. Looks like this will be our temporary home till early 2020. Then most likely back to Florida to finish my sentence.
In my last blog post I made reference to President Trump, A.K.A. the “Rump”. Some took this to be that I was a fan of Mr. Rump. Not so, I respect the office don’t get me wrong, but I have spent the last 20 years of my life sitting on the sidelines and well, it does give a person time to watch and learn.
I guess my short reply is, no I’m not a fan of President Trump. I feel he’s hurting us a great deal and it will take Years to recover. But I’m just on the sidelines, you’re the one out there playing the real game.
Overall I feel my life is great. My recovery is going good, I’m moving forward. I’m counting the days till my release. I’m working diligently and hope to re-enter society as a productive member. I wish you all the best. Play safe, be good and hope to hear from you soon.
March 24 2019
Hi, my name is Erik, I want to take this opportunity to share my gratitude and appreciation for the huge support Epicenter has shown to me and others in my type of situation. I am a "Second Looker", for those unfamiliar with this term, it's a name for us who are wishing for a second chance in life, those of us who started serving extreme sentences before we turned 18 years old. I myself was 15 years old at the time.
I have been in prison for almost 17 years serving a life sentence. I am 31 years old now, an adult with a whole different perspective about life, family and friends. I have always maintained a strong feeling that this was not gonna be it for me. And that hope is finally close. The Second Look House Bill, if passed this year, will allow men like me to be eligible for parole after completing 20 years.
To know that I have an opportunity to be home in 3 years and be able to repay my family for everything they have done for me, it's a feeling beyond words. To have a second chance at life and show society that a person can really change at life and be a better person even after growing up in a negative environment, is what I look forward to.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this bill, it is deeply appreciated.
If you would like to know more about me and my story, please contact me.
March 22 2019
A better life on this planet, learning a lesson and being true to God.
March 21 2019
I'm looking for friends all over the country/all around the globe. Where are you???
I would L.O.V.E. to hear from you and exchange photos, letters, poems, ideas. If you're reading this blog right now, then please don't hesitate to reach out and touch me with a letter. I promise to respond.... immideiatly. Do no by shy, just write and say hi!
And I'll take it from there.
I hope to hear from you soon!
F.Y.I. Currently incarcerated in the Lumberton NC area. Have been down 7 1/2 years. Could possibly be released as early as 2-14-20
March 12 2019
I’m writing my first blog with hopes to meet more people. When I first signed up to WriteAPrisoner I had problems with Jpay. Since then my login problems have been resolved. So if you messaged me before and did not get a response, I apologize. I can reassure you it won’t happen again.
I have met people from all around the world and made some strong connections. I look forward to meeting more people because writing letters is a good way to spend my time.
This past month I have spent my days reading, working out, and playing cards. The books I have read are “The Name Of The Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear”. I absolutely love the story and hope a 3rd book comes out soon. When I’m not reading in my cell I go outside and workout. Every day I workout very hard, usually focusing on weight-lifting. Lately I have been mixing running with my workouts. I really enjoy running because it helps me burn up energy so I can sleep at night. I hope with diet and exercise I can achieve my goal of having a 6 pack before the year is over.
Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.
March 12 2019
I am down to my “last year finally”! Feb. 19, 2020. It’s been a very long journey, but I’ve stayed strong mentally, gained the tools to be successful when I do get out. I’m not sure exactly where my future leads because no one has looked me up yet lol. But I’ve got plans if worst case, to go back to West Virginia. I need all of the guidance and positivity I can find around me. If anyone got anything useful for me plz hit me up through Jpay.com and email me.
I understand relationships are hard and difficult under these circumstances, but with under a year left I think isn’t that hard. I’m very loyal, attractive and built and skilled in all the right places. I’ve had problems with past relationships because of the amount of time I’ve had. It would be nice to find someone to get out to and start from scratch and build a life, possibly a family with. My crazy days are over. I’m ready to do things different. I don’t do drugs and never will. I’m not much into people who do hard drugs. If you single and open to starting something new, get at me on Jpay. My info is Adam Ruthers – 724397.
I have 11 months from the time I wrote this when contacting me. Please send a picture.
PS Send a prepaid reply with your letter
Pascal Choi #JK8399
March 12 2019
September 16th 2018,
Year by year, day by day, I smile but deep down inside I’m far from happy. But I accept my life, my fate and my trials that God has set forward for me. When I understood that this is part of God’s plan it lifted the burden from my conscious and helped me to realize that everything is “Meant to be”, with wisdom and blessings as long as I understood that is all from God. This thought alone is what gave me strength and power within my own self to grow and become the man I am today. I’m not perfect but I’m happy about who I am and who I want to become. I’m excited that soon this will be over, back to life, back to society, back to family and finally back to me!
So year by year, day by day, these hopes and these hobbies and these trials and these miseries are all endured and overcome by the one thought and feeling that “I’m almost there”, “I’m almost home”. I just stay strong, stay positive, stay humble and stay focused. It’s much easier said than done, but outcomes can become much different when you do what’s opposite.
I hope that this touches you as it did for me when I wrote it and that it reaches some of ya’ll hearts to reach for mine so together we can reach forever. I hope to hear from you soon. Write me at the address below or email www.connectnetwork.com.
Travis Cherry #412805
March 12 2019
Hey Friend! I’m writing to give you an update on my status/location. I’m no longer in Virginia nor am I in solitary anymore. I’m now at Washington State Prison in population and now you can contact me on JPAY, my DOC# 412805, when you type in my info it’s going to say Interstate Compact and you click on that and sign up on my JPAY because I know people hate writing letters and as I’ve said in my ad, I’m looking forward to hearing from and getting to know you and maybe one day become a friend.
I have 3 years and some change left. I’m willing to correspond with overseas pen pals and I’m open to see what life has to offer in other States or countries if the opportunity presents. Well friends or should I say potential friends, hope to hear from you soon!!
P.S. We also can get Videogram messages and Video visits.
Philemon Ross #1194525
March 12 2019
My name is Philemon Ross. I’m seeking legal assistance in pursuit of my freedom. I was convicted of 1st degree murder in 2006. I was sentenced to 38 years in prison. At the time of the crime I was 16 years old and charged as an adult. My then court appointed lawyer – a juvenile and domestic attorney – who never handled a criminal case, let alone a murder charge, was appointed to represent me at trial.
Three witnesses testified that I committed the crime. Two were admitted crackheads who had been using crack prior to the crime. However, none testified that they actually saw me shoot the victim. The star witness who was pregnant at the time and smoking crack, admitted that she lied to police about her whereabouts and knowledge of the crime. She was then charged with frivolous charges and arrested. Her accounts of what happened changed and she agreed to testify against me. The third witness was another 16 year old from my neighborhood who was involved in the crime and fled the scene after the crime took place. Days later after talking to his father who was a correctional officer (at the prison I ended up at a year later) called Crime Stoppers to report his knowledge of the crime, seeking compensation for his knowledge. This young man was never investigated as a suspect in the crime or charged with the crime, as long as he agreed to testify against me.
Despite having an alibi for my whereabouts during the time of the crime, and having people willingly testify on my behalf, my trial lawyer advised me that wouldn’t be the best defense. Despite the murder weapon being found in the possession of my brother, who was a suspect that was wanted in connection with a capital murder and armed robbery that happened 2 months after my incarceration, despite his being willing to testify at my trial, that the murder weapon found in his possession that was used in the crime I was charged with wasn’t mine, that he didn’t get it from me and that I never handled the weapon. My lawyer advised me that that would be the best defense for me but it would hurt my brother who was already charged with capital murder and robbery. She told me if I testified on my behalf that that gun was his and that I never possessed it, he would then be charged with another murder.
Me being a loving brother, not wanting my brother to get in more trouble, went along with the advice of my inexperienced lawyer. I have maintained my innocence for 13 years, I’m now seeking my liberty. I don’t know where to go from here, any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Michael Slocum #A713-120
March 12 2019
From Me To You
Artist – Mario, Song – Let Me Love You.
“A cover never tells the quality of a book, you only learn about it when you open it up and begin reading!”
I’m accustomed to letting the divine things in my life come to me, but I’m stepping outside of my circumference in pursuit of a genuine companionship. Searching for someone loyal, sweet, tender and driven to give me motivation and help guide me towards finding the better part of myself, along with bettering my life. Blessings show up in the oddest places, at inconvenient times, in all kinds of mysterious disguises. It would truly be a blessing if we built a bridge into one another’s world because it would grant me the opportunity to travel to a fruitful land of Milk-n-Honey with you, see if we can build something special and a chance to escape my reality. You never know where great conversations and chemistry might lead you too! One thing for certain if it’s pure, beneficial and makes you smile, why not embrace it and enjoy that feeling? I don’t want to miss out on a pleasant opportunity of meeting someone great and building a solid platform with. If you’re contemplating on giving us a chance, let’s make the most of our acquaintance for whatever it’s worth…
“Loyalty Is More Den Words, It’s A Lifestyle”