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February 25 2019
I must admit to being in prison since before an IPhone was the sole source of information on the planet. My point is I had to actually conduct a survey in an attempt to identify what a "blog" was in the first place. Cute thing about prison though, a typical dayroom has an estimated combined I.Q. of about 68 per every 50 inmates so the only thing I found out conclusively was that it was A) on the computer, and B) NOT an S.T.D. so there are no worries about me being communicable and/or infectious... So, there's that.
Prison sucks. Just putting that out there. Unfortunately, having put myself in here, I have subjected myself to the absolute worst arguments in the history of ever. A recent example that caused me to become dumber simply by listening was two guys contemplating the logistics of whether or not an obviously asexual pregnant alien played by a male actor was, in fact, gay. Due to the fact that there were not female aliens (you know, hindering the entire reproductive process and all) and that one male alien in particular spontaneously becomes "with child" you would think that we would have reach the logical conclusion, however we did not. Turns out, alien guy is gay and the actor is equally gay simply for playing the part.
Other contemplations are, but are not limited to: "Who got more money, Jay-Z or 50 Cent?"... "Who would win a fight, Nicki Minaj or Cardi B?"... "Which is closer, Mexico or Canada?"... and my all time favorite "for a million dollars would you...?
My point: the simple act of listening to the people around you leaves one silently weeping for their community, which is great motivation for change, wouldn't you say?
Christian man looking for a good change for my life!
February 24 2019
My name is Dax and I'm currently housed at the Maricopa County Jail. I'm here for some wreckage of my past in which I have no problem sharing with you. I'm a 42 year old white single male from California, that is looking for some good people in my life that knows the word of God, and is not into drugs. I'm Just looking for some real friends, uplifting people, and encouraging in any way. I don't know many people in Arizona. I came out to Arizona from California to be with my Father his last few days in Hospice care but lost him 4 weeks prior to my arrest. If interested in writing me please respond to my ad. It must be on a post card from post office or 4 x 6 inch index card. Thank you for reading my ad and God Bless.
February 20 2019
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. So here’s some more about me.
I’ve recently begun transitioning and because of that I’ve lost my friends and family due to them being unsupportive to say the least. Instead of being bitter I decided to use this opportunity as a chance to completely start over and surround myself with positive like minded people. The old saying “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future” (Chaplain Ronnie Melancon), speaks volumes to me!
I currently have a little less than 7 years left in my sentence, which is more than enough time to build solid friendships and whatever else might blossom.
I don’t want my past to define my future and I want the people in my future to be honest, sincere, and genuine like you.
I am pansexual and I am more interested in a person’s mind and heart more that I am about their looks and gender. By me being a transgender woman I know how it feels to be judged off of appearance so I’ve chose to eliminate that out of my judgment of others.
I love traveling because it gives me the opportunity to be introduced to new cultures, customs, foods, and people. Due to my current situation I’m unable to travel but through people like you I’m still able to enjoy the privileges I just mentioned except for the food of course. So I encourage people from all walks of life and from anywhere to reach out to me because I’m very open minded!
I still have a long journey ahead of me with not just my transitioning but in life in general. We are all canvases and every person we meet and interact with leave a mark of art in what makes you you! I know the marks you make will be made to beautify and enhance me and trust me I’m here to do the same in return. Let’s take this journey together and see where it goes while enjoying every step of the way. Until next time.
Johnny Priester #K50928
February 19 2019
“If they are locked up, that means that they are guilty, right?”
This belief is shared by so many innocent Americans. In our society today, we must really now consider this very statement. This is not a statement made in great confidence. In fact, in many cases, it’s only made due to the misdirected hatred still lingering in this country. In society as it is today, it’s not hard for people to look down upon each other and pass judgments, we only have to look at the current administration that heads this nation as an example.
Let’s consider the words, “If they are locked up, that means that they are guilty, right?” How many are not locked up and evidence dictates that they should be? Without a courtroom setting and being viewed in jail uniform, some in our society are guilty of the crimes brought forth, but it affects them not! Why??? Well, they aren’t locked up are they? They wouldn’t fall into the above category of, “If they are locked up, that means they are guilty, right?”
For the readers of this blog, think carefully, how many innocent “Victims” of this belief, and I do mean “Victims”, have been affected deeply and then set free? Clear evidence freed them and yet they were all found guilty by a jury! WHY? Because you innocent Americans are being “DECEPTIVELY BLINDED”.
February 13 2019
February 14, 2019 Greetings! Happy Valentine's Day! Just wanted to give all of you an update! I just renewed my account, I hope y'all aren't having trouble finding me.
December was great for me. I had a month full of visits with amazing people! I hope all of you had a fantastic holiday season! I am excited about this new year and I'm going to try to keep my resolutions. One of them is to listen to country music and I am doing a mighty fine job, I reckon.
Can you believe it is 2019? We are almost twenty years into the new millennium! And 30 years ago, it wouldn't have been possible for you to be reading my words on the internet! I wonder what will be possible 30 years from now? Haha, I did not mean to get you thinking, sorry about that.
Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you this year, until then, may you get everything you wish for and may all your dreams come true!
Louis Jones #R54524
February 12 2019
Welcome to the year of 2019, time is surely moving at a rapid speed. I would like to share something with you, if you don’t mind.
Oftentimes we’ve heard that a picture is worth more than a thousand words, spectacular, amazing, absolutely fascinating or perhaps a real for sure breath-taking moment I’d say about this picture. Tell me something, what words come to your mind when you saw this picture?
Life has so much to offer these days, only if we’d just take the opportunity when it’s been presented to us. We all face challenge of all kinds in which we could seem like a ten speed bike going up and down a hill, although at some point there will be some changes of the sort, rather arduous or simple, it’s part of living life. However, it would be a life learned experience deemed useful for helping someone such as a friend, family member or maybe a loved one along the way in life, yours and theirs.
It is so important to have someone to confide in when you feel let down or in need of a smile, someone to feel with you not for you, someone you could tell all your pain, hurtful times or even your deepest secret and feel comfortable doing so.
I’m here welcoming you with open arms to embrace all the wonderful things that are important to you, so smile because you deserve to.
Nathan Summerfield #1446682
February 11 2019
I was hesitant the first time I played a sport in prison. For two weeks, I watched inmates play touch football at a competitive level. One day, I noticed they were short a player and were searching for someone.
I walked over. “You guys need another player?”
Their gazes danced up and down my 175 pound frame, obviously doubting my ability to play well.
After I intercepted a pass, they told me to try running back. The QB tucked a hand-off into my stomach and I took off running. For the first time in more than 11 years, I was playing football. The ground felt shaky beneath my feet and I wondered if I could still play this game at all.
For a brief moment, I felt certain I was going to fall flat on my face. Then my stride quickened. Suddenly, my old instincts flooded my body and life rushed through my veins. I felt my opponents closing in on me and I twisted my body in ways it hadn’t moved in a long time. I watched the defenders fly right by as I ran in for the touchdown. I looked back and the QB was smiling, running to slap me a high-five.
The wind gusted at great speed and no shadows existed in the wide-open land, only light. For a second, I could have sworn I was standing in the end zone of Community Stadium, thousands of Ashland fans breaking out in applause. I could have sworn I heard trumpets sounding off a celebration. I could have sworn my family stood in the stands, cheering me on.
Then I looked up and into the distance and saw only a razor-wire fence. There was no crowd, only a group of fellow inmates looking on. My world was far from being normal. My world was far from being okay. But I could still play and I felt wholly alive. The moment wasn’t much, but it was something. I turned back to my new teammates.
And I kept on playing.
January 31 2019
Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you have to just let go. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never saying a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had. It ’s true that we don’t know what we got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
There are things you’d love to hear that you may never hear from the whom you would like to hear them from, but don’t be so deaf as to not hear it from the one who says it from their heart. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth, even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Always put yourself in other's shoes. If you feel that it's hurting you, it probably hurts the person too. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of what comes their way.
January 31 2019
There has been those of whom have written to me through JPay thinking that I have the resources to email them back. However, I have no internet access at the moment, so please be sure to include an address, thank you.
My intentions of meeting new people are the purest. I want new things for my life, including positive friendships and new conversation.
For me, this year is all about self-improvement as well as focusing on positive things that will allow me to become the best me. The most important thing is to use the tools I have been given to stay out once I am released back into society.
Happy new year.
Ernest Gwinn #R-26930
January 28 2019
I’m a good man in quest of a friendship with a woman who understands that none of us are perfect. With time, hopefully, we can become more in depth with the afflictions of each other’s lives within the realms of our individualities.
I have the character of integrity, maturity and genuine courtesy. I have an appreciative gratitude for life itself. I’m a real man who is principle-centered, value-based and independent: (I devour books, am an avid jogger and aspiring author of several non-published books.)
Seeking an optimistic, platonic friendship with a kind-hearted, honest, spontaneous woman who has a spirit of adventure, discovery and creativity. Who is also empathetic, thoughtful, courageous, ambitious and resilient. Nevertheless, it would be greatly appreciated if we could look past the stereotypical opinions, thoughts and beliefs of one in my situation and actually get to know each other for who we are and are not. Maybe through this introduction of you and I we can learn more about each other and draw our own conclusions of one another and that will revolve around the anticipation of what you and I can see as we consider the possibilities.
In our haste to judge others, we oftentimes forget we are all in need of grace and mercy. Don’t let silence be your response; hopefully, your response will be the beginning of a journey we can share as we create wonderful memories of places and spaces you and I can trek together. Remember, a stranger could be a good friend we just haven’t met yet. “Don’t we all deserve to smile?”
Thank you for listening,