Each day I inspire myself with the hope that some miracle of God or act of legislation, I will soon regain my freedom because being confined for a long period of time, life tends to lose its value. I’ve been in prison for over 16 years now in a cell praying for some kind of reconsideration. It’s been a long, lonely and painful journey for me only because I am innocent. The circumstances were always against me. I’m Black, poor and live on the West side of Chicago. I wish I could tell you all the things I’ve accomplished while incarcerated but due to the fact that I was sentenced to 55 years at 100%, I’m unable to attend any programs to better myself, so I spend most of my time in my cell reading, reflecting and journaling.
I am a human being and like every human being on this planet I deserve compassion. I deserve a second chance at life, really just a chance to live for once because I spent all of my life trying to survive that I never even got a chance to live. I sincerely hope and pray that you will grant me the dignity of getting to know me because I really need someone to talk to right now.