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Inmate Blogs

You are viewing'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 You can view their profile by clicking on the hyperlink beneath the photo.

Jonathan Peterson

October 7 2019

We all have fears we won't admit to ourselves, and we're not always sure how to overcome them.  We need love, but we're not convinced we deserve it.  We want to love ourselves, but we don't know how.  To one degree or another, there is chaos and confusion in each of us.  Ideas take hold, and opinions intimidate.  We get caught up in our own drama and take it all so seriously.  We play roles that don't reflect the truth of what we are.  Why do we do this to ourselves?

The answer is that we were shown how, and we became masters at it.  Everyone is born an authentic being, but it is hard to remain authentic in a world where beliefs have already been assigned to us.  As infants and children, we are told who we are, how we should behave, and how to respond to what we perceive.

We all know how little kids say the funniest things – funny, because they speak the truth as they perceive it, without judgment.  Honest insights, plainly spoken, sound pretty shocking to adult ears.

Why?  In many cultures, stating an obvious truth is considered impolite.  Honesty and authenticity are considered child-like qualities.  At times, they might even be considered rude.  Most of us have learned to lie about what we see and how we feel.

….Learn your truth, express it……


September 30 2019

I'm just using my page as a platform to get my words out there to the world.  There is a stigma in the media that the prison houses nothing but animals, and the scum of the earth.  I'll be the first to admit that there are evil people residing here but there is also genius, brilliance and talent beyond measure residing here as well and that's what I want to showcase through my words.   The aim is to connect, inspire and/or change the narrative of the common portrayal of a prisoner.  All potential pen pals are highly encouraged to engage in open discussions on whatever that sparks your interest.

by Alexander Rosa


September 30 2019

On 8-3-19, 20 people were killed and 26 more were wounded in El Paso, TX, when a 24 year old gunman and white nationalist/supremacist opened fire with a military semi-automatic assault rifle in a TX Walmart shopping center.  The suspect then surrendered without incident and is now in custody.  But on 8-5-19, 2 more people died from their gun wounds.  Authorities said the shooter posted a manifesto on line about his hatred for Mexicans then targeted the Mexican community and some beautiful white souls.  Authorities are treating this massacre as an act of domestic terrorism and hatred for Mexicans.

13 hours later, in Dayton, Oh, on 8-4-19, 9 more beautiful souls were killed and 27 more were injured, when another gunman opened fire, killing several black and white soles, including his own sister.  It took just 30 seconds for officers to stop the mass shooter, the gunman was killed by police, but not before 9 beautiful souls were killed.

2 mass shootings, 31 beautiful souls dead, in less than 24 hours.  What a tragedy.  I'm shocked.  Killing black and white soles, and Latinos because they are Mexicans or immigrants, breaks my heart.  My heart aches for the victims and survivors.  Did the President’s redrics, racial comments, and hatred for Mexican immigrants, inspire the mass shooting in Texas?  I believe so.  And I believe the mass shooting in Texas prompted the mass shooting in Dayton, Oh, and as a Puerto Rican, American, I am concerned.  Such redrics, hatred, racism, hate crimes, copycats, mass shootings must stop.  We're all brothers and sisters no matter what race or color.  #El Paso, Texas strong.  #Dayton, Oh strong.  #American strong.  # Latino/White/Black strong.





Johnny Marizetts

September 27 2019

My state case is one of many that has been obtained by confessions falsely obtained. While I was serving an amended life sentence in the federal system for drug trafficking conspiracy, I was unknowingly brought back to Illinois to face allegations about a cold-case homicide. My federal attorney was not notified or present during their interrogation by the homicide detectives. (Which is a violation of my rights) I was also promised that I would not be charged with this crime.

After indicted and charged with murder along with six other charges, I was forced by the Peoria public defender office to plead guilty which is void and also another violation of my rights. I do not have a life anymore and I just recently received a reserve and remand of the state to strike my conviction.

I am seeking any and all legal help and/or advice, so I may be free sooner than expected.

Chaske McDonough

September 23 2019

Hello Friends!!

I'm happy to inform you that you will now have the option of text messaging directly to my tablet.

Anyone interested in contacting me by text message must first visit our web page.

This site will walk you through the process of creating an account, locating me by: state - (South Dakota), facility – (Mike Durfee State Penitentiary) and inmate name.   Once this is completed, you must set up an email address specifically for this site to get verification to start messaging me.  Messages and photo attachments are $0.25 each.

OR, with your iPhone - visit App Store, find the GTL app (purple in color), download to phone, set up account.

I encourage anyone interested worldwide to give this a try.  It's new to me and would be awesome to receive your messages/photos.  

Let's see, what else?

I've been listening/discovering lots of different music, meditation and even some languages and cultures through my tablet under music section.   A lot of the Bosnian, Russian And Spanish speaking cultures under the music section have caught my attention.

I'm open to anyone's music suggestions, etc.    Your messages are important to me, I very much look forward to our friendship and will message all.

I spend my days working in material handling/shipping and receiving.  During my off time I make Native American beadwork.

Those who are interested in corresponding by mail, please read our mailing rules which I've posted on my main profile page.


lasean jackson

September 17 2019

Hello world!!

Lasean is bettering himself and growing as a man.  Everything is going good with court and his return to the world shall come soon.  Be on the lookout for his music once he’s returned into the world.  Greatness is nearing. Impossible is inevitability.  Inevitability is nothing.  Nothing is impossible.  Winning is your own passion and ambition.  Ambition is that fire inside you that makes you go hard to achieve – success.  Success is the goal.  Let your goal in life be success!!!


Lue Lee

September 17 2019

There's nothing special about me.  I'm just an ordinary guy who happened to make a mistake.  Now, since I've been in here, I've learned to better myself everyday by participating in programs and in groups, as well as working on my Bachelor’s degree.

But, most of all, I have been really mainly focusing and working on reestablishing my relationship with my beautiful daughter.  Being a friend to her first, and then a father. 

If you are interested in getting to know a corky guy with a great sense of humor that will make you laugh with every letter and conversation, as well as honest, and respectful, Hey, I'm your guy.   You could also contact or reach me through Jpay.

Thank you for your time and patience.



Arturo Orozco Jr. #R-25704

September 8 2019

As I contemplate retaining my freedom into society, victoriously acknowledging and sensing everyone out-there is waiting for me, feeling happy for me.

It’s at this moment that I’m thankful to be blessed in many different manners, first by having an organized support system that functions like army of ants and bees assisting me in what’s necessary (as researchers, investigators, secretaries etc.) enabling my situation to become a success and making me experience content and second…to have the courtroom full of family and friends for the judge to see I’m still loved and cared about out in society, makes me feel empowered and loved; and third…for all the e-mails, pictures in mailbox, money for commissary, visitations, all that answer phone calls…I’m fortunate and appreciative to the moon and back. I’m lucky because there’s many prisoners that don’t have anybody and I put myself in their shoes and feel remorse and sadness, wondering what if it was me?

I observe as prisoners don’t receive mail, commissary, you know…when gym shoes are tore up looking like dogs barking help-me…it’s not no joke and saddens me. I therefore utilize this point of my experience to point out how blessed I am to have all you there. I won’t forget when I’m out there and become a millionaire, I’ll repay and return the favors bringing you with me to travel the world, enjoy life and live comfortably. Thank you for being so wonderful.




Paul Rouse #Y16746

September 8 2019

I don’t really know what this is supposed to be about and so I’ll talk about something incredibly controversial, the Donald, Donald Trump. Ok, so is it weird that I enjoy the fact that he’s outspoken? I feel like everyone is so tied up in being a political tool – including just like the run of the mill person. It’s blatantly refreshing to have a leader who’s nonconforming and just gets things done. Like all the pontificating is just unnecessary…

I could be emphatically mistaken, just an opinion. Discuss y’all…!!




Wayne Murphy #207062

September 8 2019

Finally, the good Lord has answered the millions of prayers from my family and friends and myself and my dedicated, hard efforts have paid off, as I’ve received the attention of a very large, reputable Law Firm that has recently (July 2019) accepted my wrongful conviction case for investigations on a pro-bono basis (without costs). This Law Firm has been looking at and considering my case for months prior to their recent decision. This Law Firm has 5 office locations in the United States and 8 locations in 8 different countries. For the first time during this injustice nightmare, I feel confident that I’ll soon be on the path of Truth and Justice and my actual innocence will be proven.

Being an innocent man is the worst experience that I’ve ever experienced in life. My 2 children and my precious granddaughter have been affected by this injustice. I’m praying that the TRUTH will send me home so I can be a father to my children who are now grown, and a grandfather to my little granddaughter. God is great and I give all the credit to Him for this GREAT news that will put the wheels of TRUTH and JUSTICE on the path that will take me home.

Wayne C. Murphy