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Derrick Leonard #430675/1887802

Derrick Leonard #430675/1887802

9/18/2018

A long hallway entering the prison, sealing your fate. A new life to live, finding your place. Some people choose gangs, but that isn’t for me. I came here alone, I’m going to stand on my own feet. I try to stay positive, doing something constructive. Don’t focus on negative, causing self-destruction. Most people use drugs for numbing the pain. Not realizing the problems they’re going to gain.

It’s all smiles going on visits with bliss. It’s all frowns coming back, from family missed. It’s hard to see loved ones and then go back to a cell. They don’t let you see it, but you know for them it is hell. We’re not the only ones that are doing the time. We don’t ever think of that, when we’re doing the crime.

They speak of reform, but it’s just a racket.  I see shutting down schools, investing in prisons, modern $1.00 a day slavery.  Shouldn’t it be a conflict of interest when the State makes money off of the prison they’d want to fill them?  Say for example, the State makes some shirts (in prison), they use the cheapest material and of course the labor.  Now they have product, they paid next to nothing to make. They say that we need it (inmates) and charge a huge mark-up to the State (budget).

That’s like some insider trading with supply and demand except that they already know what they’ll need in advance. Tax dollars line the pockets of Uncle Sam.

About Derrick

Astrological sign:
Capricorn
Willing to correspond outside of the U.S.:
No
Photo verified by WriteAPrisoner.com:
No
Birth date:
1/7/1979 (age 40)
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Brown
Hometown
Baltimore, MD
Marital Status
Single
Race
Caucasian
Religion
Christian
Gender
Male
Sexual orientation: 
Straight

Incarceration Information

Earliest Release Date
11/25/2020
Latest Release Date
2025
On Death Row
No
Incarcerated Since
2013
Serving Life Sentence
No
Incarcerated For


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M.C.I.J.
PO Box 549
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