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Fears

September 29 2021

I’ve been incarcerated since I was 17 years old. And soon to be released 12/21/2025. I came to prison as a boy & will be leaving as a man with responsibilities. I wonder what it’ll be like when I’m released. I must find a job to survive, but who will hire a black felon with no work experience?! So yes I have fears of not finding a job. I’m trying to get more information on felony friendly jobs /corporations, so I can know what job best for me. I get anxiety about adjusting to life in 2025! I’ll be surrounded by all aspects of life. Everything will be moving fast& I’m used to everything moving slow and organized. Will I need therapy to help with my adjustment? Will I find a good woman to settle down and have kids while enjoying life? Life after lockup are my fears & anxieties!

Anthony Casale

September 29 2021

Thank you! I’m so glad to be afforded the opportunity to meet so many nice and interesting people as I have. I appreciate the kind gestures and efforts everyone has made just to correspond with me. I receive everyone’s messages and although it may take some time, I promise I will always respond back. Keep in mind that I can respond much faster if you contact me through my prisons institutional email provider: JPay.

You can create a JPay account by signing up on their website: www.Jpay.com or by downloading the JPay phone app. Please use your full first and last name when creating your account and then once it is created you can find/add me by using my SBI#: 000406726E, My state: New Jersey, and my facility: South Woods State prison.

JPay allows the feature to attach photos to an email as well as 30 second video grams from your phone. I can also send video grams from the camera attached to our prisons JPay kiosks located on our housing unit.

I’m looking forward to meeting many more new friends and especially building upon the friendships that I have already made.

God bless.

Contact Me

September 24 2021

JPay.com - Brandon Meely - Prisoner Number #A622-746

Contact Me

September 24 2021

JPay.com - Brandon Meely - Prisoner Number #A622-746

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September 19 2021

There’s a bad stigma on those that have been incarcerated, regardless of the position of any individual. They’re still a part of society. People change, people grow, and become something different. It can be into something better, or an individual can become worse. The reality is that people make mistakes, and anyone can look up and be in a position that they never thought they’d be in. Even in truth and in the heart of a person, they genuinely didn’t mean to do something and there was no malicious intent in their heart. The system is designed to convict, and justice is not actually balanced. It’s crooked and unbalanced. There’s no one that is all evil or all good, and there’s people that may deserve what they’ve got. Then, there’s people that don’t deserve what they have. One thing for certain is there are people that are incarcerated and need true justice that possess great potential, great hearts, minds, and genuinely beautiful spirits. You can’t judge a book by its cover. You can’t know its content unless you open it and read it. By just looking at me you might not know I enjoy camping. I was a boy scout as a kid. I love reading about psychology, science, and sports to name a few. I’m very passionate about people, youth, the betterment of mankind, and if there’s going to be a betterment, there needs to be a coming together of people for a sole purpose. Sight has to be deeper than the surface view.

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September 18 2021

I’ve decided to not only try to bring awareness to my own case but the system as a whole. They try to say justice is blind, sadly this is far from the truth. Our justice system sees green. If you don’t have money, live or come from the right side of the tracks, you’ve got nothing coming. You’re given a public lawyer, paid by the same people as the prosecutor. Lawyers that are overwhelmed by the number of cases for which they’re given. Their goal is to plea you out and get to the next case. A lawyer, that if you’re lucky, will even come see you before your case goes to court. Then after you’re convicted and sentenced, you begin to reach out to all legal services you hear of, to be told their service, although advertised as free, are not. Once again, no money, no legal help. I’m not perfect by fair. I know I’m not guilty, and I’ve been trying since my arrest to get just one person to listen and help. Because I don’t have money, and no legal counsel other than state appointed, I’m doing 33 years to live over an argument over a loaded gun, and someone being accidentally shot. I’ve never written a blog; I’m not the greatest at writing, but all I want to do is shed more light onto our broken, corrupt justice system. I’m seeing it every day and living it. Something has to change.

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September 18 2021

Today, I write to you as One Day (my unofficial pen name). I’ve been writing a little over 15 years, but didn’t take it seriously until 2009. Yeah, it took me to come to jail until I took my craft seriously. Before then, I was DJing. My cousin has since taken it to the next level. Upon sharing my story with guards and inmates alike after letting them hear my music, I get the same expression and lecture of how I threw my life away. Though true, this time did something to me that helped elevate my music, as well as to appreciate and respect life more. My sound is that of hip-hop, pop, and R&B, thrown in a pot and mixed with my essence. To read my lyrics is to understand my lyrical content, but to hear it is to feel my emotional emphasis of it, which is what gives it its true meaning. I plan on writing these blogs once a month, and for each blog I will add a verse to match the date of the blog. Today’s verse is from “Visions”.

Lance Taylor #02287723

September 15 2021

I am looking for a partner in all things. In the pictures I have posted you’ll see me doing what I do installing an air conditioner. I actually owned the business and it’s name was A/C Doctor which is why I am dressed up like a Doctor in one of the pictures, stethoscope and lab coat; part of an advertising campaign. I specialize in the restaurant industry and we can repair anything in their kitchen. I still have many customers that will use my services. My company won’t take much to restart. My problem lies in finding someone that I can trust and has equal ambition to be successful.

Every day I train to become stronger and more knowledgeable. I have made the best of my time. I’m studying search engine optimization and everything I can about Google ad words. I don’t do anything in half measure, including relationships. It’s all…or nothing. I am an artist among other things and have designed my advertising and graphics and text. My company motto is – If your A/C is ill…The A/C Doctor can heal. Of if you’re A/C is dying…call the A/C Doctor for reviving. At the risk of sounding materialistic while money can’t solve all problems you can’t live comfortable without it!

Owning and operating a business can be a rewarding, exciting, adventurous experience with the right person.

Formally an Army Ranger, I know that women in other countries are not respected and treated equally…or appreciated. Feel welcome to write someone that will treat you accordingly, let me hear from you. May God bless you.

 

 

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September 10 2021

I hope someone seeing my account and reading this will see I’m not a bad person, I’m just a young man who was lost and depressed and tried to take a shortcut in life. It got me in prison. I was 19 when I came here. If just one person can see I’m going to be a better person, that’s all I hope to get out of this account. To find someone who wants to talk to me as much as I want to talk to them. I hope someone will give me a chance.

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September 10 2021

Life for me came to a standstill practically 20 years ago when I came to prison, “on a one-way trip to prison”, as ‘Pac said. My mind was set, and I was going to die in prison. Life was over, not ever considering the possibility of parole, being given a deservedly 30 to life sentence. As most often is the case, I was wrong!

By the grace of God, I’ve been afforded the opportunity of parole considerations. Unfortunately for me, due to my conduct in here, I find myself at the bottom of an uphill climb. My parole hearing is on November 5th and will more than likely be denied this time. Keeping with an optimistic outlook, I will be granted my freedom in due time and God willing.

My attitudes and beliefs have been such a distortion of my reality, which is why I’m in need of rewiring my thought process. Never desiring any change until now, but I’ve also never genuinely wanted anything more than I do now. Ashamed of admitting all the harm I’ve caused isn’t going to be what defines me. I do recognize the impact of my past, but I’ve made the commitment of moving on. Through self-reflection I’ve become aware of how I became what nobody wants to be, a criminal. So, why was this? I’ve finally asked this and much more. Most importantly, how do I mend all my faults? Is it possible?

One thing for certain, I have a newfound purpose and hope in life and in myself, so please keep me in your prayers and wish me luck, it’s highly appreciated. Better yet, get at me directly and stop questioning yourself. Let me do that.