You might have seen my prison recently on 60 Minutes with officials bragging about the youth program. Funny, no mention about how the rest of us live. Horrible medical, broken phones, broken pipes, (no hot water for days), broken ventilation (hypothermic winters, sweating walls, floors, and windows all winter), rusty beds and toilets, bugs (ants, tiny red spiders, and centipedes), only 12 hours of recreation weekly, and poor educational/rehabilitation programs…..but, it’s prison, so whatever.
They call me O.C.D.C. (Obsessively Compulsively (Clean) Darryl Crenshaw). I guess not wanting the previous inmates funk and miscellaneous stains in my cell makes me a neat freak.
I love origami. I sell it to inmates to send to their loved ones. (dragons, unicorns, scorpions, and people playing instruments). I’d like to teach a class; but, we have no art program. I’d like to teach through the mail of you’re interested. I use creativity to make simple things better. Spend some soups on extra ice creams, a little sugar, some vanilla protein shakes, a root beer Kool Aid, add water…BAM, a root beer float! Fill a laundry bag with magazines and mail, put it inside a sweatshirt, tie the bottom…. wear it like a backpack to do push-ups and squats.
A creative mindset helps me mess with the cops, too. A c/o overzealous with the flashlight during night checks, might reconsider blinding me if I stick a mirror in the window (reflects back in their face)! Random shakedowns might get less frequent if I’m “conveniently “ sitting on the toilet naked when they come around! I find optimism in humor. Even if I’m fighting and get a face full of mace; I tell myself, if my taste buds are burnt off, slop for dinner won’t be so bad.
It’s definitely hard being lonely. Sure, I could throw on some slow jams, sip some pruno, grab a magazine, and take myself on a date; but, that’s not the same as having somebody. I’d like to meet somebody to keep me company. If you’re open minded, look me up. Ten years in so far and cops and C/O’s, mayors, senators, and even a governor made it to prison in Connecticut. Everybody’s shady. You can only believe half or what you hear. I have a lot of stories.
“Don’t get caught up in the mix cause the media is full of dirty tricks. Only God can judge me!” - (2-Pac)