Hey, my name is Mahdi Ali. I'm 26 years old. I spent the past 8 ½ years behind bars. Prison is a humbling experience and it will make or break you. I grew up in prison and is where I became an adult. I can honestly say it’s made me a better human being and is currently shaping me into a find man.
My previous life I was 16 with lack of structure and being raised in the poverty without a father or any positive male role model, which made it that much more difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother and she’s been my rock and role model ever since I can remember. It hurts me to know I failed to deliver many hopeful promises to my mom. Being innocent makes it even worse. I know a lot of prisoners claim innocence, but I truly am an innocent man.
Many inmates use this website to find love. I see opportunity and I'm honored to use this platform and shed light to my stories and unlawful conviction, and find friendship. I'm serving life without parole and without a fight and a strong support system there is possibility I will complete this sentence and spend the rest of my life behind bars for a crime I didn’t commit.
My goal here is to meet friends who can help me bring awareness to my story and good people willing to be a friend. If I find a love or companionship in the process, so be it.