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Alexander Calderon's Profile
Age: 32
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, July 31 2017
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Lame, corny, silly and funny – the funny was in a sarcastic tone. I’ve received letters mocking my front page ad with these words. My superhero ad didn’t have too many fans! It was suggested that when I am released I should attend ComicCon as SuperConvict and that my ad was SuperLame, Ouch! But a single mother of 3 teenagers from Denver, Colorado writes me a letter and sends me two pictures of one of her sons. Looking at these two pictures I couldn’t help it, I couldn’t hold back, the tears came. I was looking at a mother, arms wrapped around a small kid wearing an Ironman costume. She tells me he’s 5 years old in that picture, his favorite superhero is Ironman. The other picture I’m looking at a teenager, head shaved, gang tattoos displayed on his face and neck. I get captured in his eyes, their tense, strong, piercing when I realize how familiar those eyes are to me. The tears come. The familiar pain, anger, hurt, defiance in those eyes. The mom tells me, “In that picture he’s 16 and I don’t know what happened to the little boy who wanted to be Ironman”. I don’t know how many kids are in juvenile detention centers right now but I know that most of these kids, boys and girls, will eventually find themselves in adult prisons, soon enough, any of you, tell me, how does a little girl end up as a teenager on the streets, selling herself? How does a little boy become a teenager pulling the trigger of a gun and taking a life away? I look at that picture of that boy and I ask, what happened to him? What happened to Ironman?

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Shawn Goodman's Profile
Age: 41
Location: MD
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, August 14 2017
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For years I thought the day I was arrested was the worst day of my life. I cursed that day in my mind for a long time and imagined various endings. If only I had done this or that, things would be different. Now, I am not so sure this was the worst day of my life after all. Over the years I’ve begun to seriously wonder whether incarceration actually save my life. Most of my childhood friends are dead. The cause: bullets. I had turned 15 one month before I walked into a store with an older boy who returned to the neighborhood after escaping a detention center. I was eager to foster a friendship prior to the crime, and instead I made the fatal choice to take part on a robbery that went bad and a man lost his life. At the time of my arrest I was a child and I acted like a child. I had the maturity or lack thereof you would expect from a 15 year old child. Responsibility was not something I was really aware of. The only responsibility I can equate it to is doing chores. I had no thoughts of what life really was. I was not at age where I had philosophical thoughts about life. I just wanted to belong to something that wasn’t my life at that time. People do change. Now at 40 years old, I’m thoughtful, caring, compassionate, empathetic, and most of all remorseful about what I did. I pay attention to the ramifications of the things I do. I understand the pain that the loss of a loved one brings. While it would be great if I could go back 25 years and undo what I did, I cannot change the past, but I can do the next best thing. I can and have change myself. I think I have made tremendous strides from a childish boy to mature man. Before I came to prison I had no expectations of what it meant to be incarcerated, but I did believe in my naïve mind that the very least I would receive the bare minimum of some form of rehabilitation. What I quickly learned was that if you wanted to get yourself together you had to do it yourself. The penal system is strictly about punishment. There is no thought given to your mental health, and what you may need to overcome any deficiencies. The one concession to this rule would be getting your GED aside from that you better be a self-starter. Because of this, I have become incredibly self-reliant. With the cash cows that prisons have become the emphasis is centered on how many people can we lock up, not how can we attempt to rehabilitate, educate, and ensure that when released there will be no returning. Commerce has become the end all be all, and we prisoners are left holding the bag. With that being said, this has been a learning experience, I don’t recommend this for any one, but I have learned so much about myself and people, and the world in general. The perspectives and lessons are invaluable and these things I can apply to my life upon my release.

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Devaughndre Broussard's Profile
Age: 31
Location: AZ
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 15 2017
Inmate Blog Category:More About Me

**THE DISCLAIMER** I want to be given the same chance and opportunity you would give me if I wasn’t in prison. Imagine you and I meeting for the first time on the streets. Don’t contact me if you’re not ready for what I’m offering. Don’t contact me if you’re not ready for what I’m saying. I’ve been on this website for a while now and I’ve been optimistic a whole lot longer. Every time someone new contacts me I’m filled with hope and so far every time my dreams has been deflated. Is it fate? Bad luck? Or prison? The same way you want to be happy, loved and thought of, honestly we all want that. I believe that sincerity will bring you what your heart desires. I desire someone real and someone down for me. If that’s not you, I appreciate your time coming this far but make space for someone that’s ready to ride beside me. Add my site to your social media pages, share my message, and link my page. You may not be ready to have me in your life, but someone is. Help a starving artist.~ DRE

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Benjamin Gilbert's Profile
Age: 36
Location: CT
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 22 2017
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The last 5 ½ years have been a journey for me. I’ve lost everything but gained so much spiritually. I’m blessed to have experienced prison, I’m grateful for it. I became a better man than I would’ve been without this situation. I also found love, and then lost love. Relationships are extremely hard to maintain in here. Time creates distance and most of the time the people “waiting” for us were never actually waiting and got tired of waiting and who could blame them. Just because my life is on hold, why should anyone else’s be? I’m confident that the future is bright, I have an amazing gift with the way I can paint pictures with my words and bring my novels to life and a great business mind to make my novels sell. All I need is some realness in my life to make it complete. So if you’re reading this and like what you see, feel free to contact me. I’m very open minded, down to earth, humble, positive and newly single. I have no drama or headaches, for the first time I’m free and hoping to meet some quality people before my release.

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Jason Bookman's Profile
Age: 35
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, August 24 2017
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ZOMBIE ATTACK ~ Why does the world have an infatuation with zombies? From the classic, “Night of the Living Dead” movie, to the extremely popular, “The Walking Dead” series and “iZombie” on television, the world, it would seem, is preparing for a real life ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. Or, are we already too late? In 250 words, more or less (okay more), I will attempt to present my argument that the attack of the zombies is already, well underway. ‘He who has ears to hear, let them hear’. A fitting description of a zombie is in their depiction of being the walking dead. Once made into a zombie, the human’s body is functionally deceased. Their heart ceases to beat. The equilibrium is no longer in tune and all growth stops. Whatever age, or state, you were in once turned into a zombie, you will remain in perpetually. These walking dead tend to move in packs or groups, as if shunning isolation, even in death. Either way, a zombie’s sole motivation is to feed. It’s only food: human brains. The zombie’s only source of nourishment is the fresh living brains of humans that are not zombies. Cannibalism is nonexistent in a zombie society because zombies can’t eat other zombies, and without fresh brains to devour, zombies can’t survive. Once the brain of the living, or undead, is eaten by a zombie that person’s body now becomes a member of the zombie family, with all its attached distinctions and characteristics. Eventually, this process is repeated until the entire population is depleted of fresh brains. We would be left with a world full of brainless creatures that are stuck in a state of macabre suspended animation, leading only to decay and death. The only way to neutralized a zombie is by separating the brain (or what’s left of it) from the body by either decapitation or breaking the neck, disconnecting the brainstem. Now I ask you to consider the similarities popular culture today has to a zombie apocalypse. Throughout every facet of society we have mass ignorance, rooted in outdated traditionalism (zombies’ death of growth). We have a sanctioned persecution of individualism (living being hunted and devoured), as well as mainstream society pressuring for conformism (zombies’ don’t die, they multiply). The only way to combat this apocalypse of ignorance is with true knowledge, starting with the knowledge of self. In this way, we can eventually disconnect the ignorant ways of thinking form the body of society and save us from its desire result: Procreation unto annihilation. Just some food for thought, pun intended. Being aware is being alive family. Just a little commentary, from the obituary.

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Paul Guenthner's Profile
Age: 58
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 29 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Prison Life

Prison Life ~~~ What’s good about prison life? Some positive. I work in a plant nursery and garden. I love music, so I have countless songs downloaded. I have a flat screen in my house, movies, stereo, video chat, email, video games, phone internet tables. Any kind of food you want -we can order KFP, Pizza Hunt and others. Our doors are unlocked most of the time. I have family and friend and pen-pals that I correspond with. ~~What’s good about Prison Life? ~~~ I’ve made mistakes that impacted my family and friends. They have to answer the questions, where’s your father? What happened to Paul? I did this. I have a nightmare about one of my daughters; she’s crying out for me during a big thunderstorm, help me Daddy. I go to her room and there is a giant wall. No matter what I do or how hard I try the wall won’t come down. I found a hammer and now I tear down the wall one brick at a time. After many years I was working late one night and I fell asleep on the floor. When I woke, I count hear crying. The thunder was distant. I heard a grown woman on the other side of the wall say, “It’s OK Dad, the storm and the wall are almost gone.” ~~~What’s good about prison Life?~~~ Nothing.~~~ I’ll be on Facebook soon. Look me up as I start the last leg of this journey. I intend to spend more time learning and paying extra attention to my family, friends and my special lady. I’ve had so many pen pals on this site. Thank you all. Thoughts don’t look back. What I do next is what matters as a man. Reach out to someone in need. Rest Easy, Paul

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Trieston Kelly's Profile
Age: 37
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 29 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Life

This column is dedicated to those people who still believe in true love. Sometimes I lay awake at night and my mind begins to wander, thinking in an out of time, passing through dreams of the past yet connecting with the thoughts of the future and living in the now. I can only exist in the present, I have decimated the values of my life I hold so dear if I could only connect with the past and scrub free which has unmasked. I would truly be humble in the thought that I could be a better me to create a truer self that would not inflict pain, that would take love for what it truly is, and not it into an ornament of my affection, morphine into a barely recognizable shadow of self. The nature of love is pure, it has no conditions of what it feels for you. The true nature of love does not judge or put down, they can only enhance, enrich, and enable you to be better in life. But you can hurt love and cause it to become disappointed and it can lose its joy around you, but the nature of love is always love and it will bounce back with or without you. I have hurt love, manipulated love, but love has stood strong and stayed true to its nature. It always has the last laugh, yet it laughs with you. I have been made anew by love and I am better for it. Love has granted me access to a wonderful way of seeing things. I don’t know what the future holds, but I am positive the nature of love will play a role.

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Jose Antonio Aponte's Profile
Age: 48
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, September 1 2017
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Currently, The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern School of Law, has taken interest to seek justice on my behalf through a civil rights lawsuit against the City and its Chicago Police Department. “I’m very optimistic”. While living in New York City, through a mutual acquaintance I met a man of Rising Dragon Tattoo and was offered an apprenticeship based on the strength of my drawing skills…that’s where the idea to open my own shop was born. I believe with the right location once situated and teaming up with an associate to help take care of shop operation, such as making appointments, bookkeeping and ordering supplies while I focus on maintaining customer satisfaction as the working artist…then perhaps, such an idea can actually become a realistic goal. Optional avenue to communicate with me via institutional email available by signing up (

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Jose P. Rodriguez's Profile
Age: 43
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, September 3 2017
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Hi, I’m reaching out to any and all entrepreneurs and inventors in the business world that would like to help me grow as an entrepreneur. I’m seeking education, direction on management, and any insight on personal business experience. I’m planning on entering the Industrial and Commercial Business sector of Real Estate, but I’m open to all aspects and insight of Business and Leadership skills. If there is anyone willing to reach back to me, it will be really appreciated. I do have a few Business plans that I’ve put together. I would appreciate any feedback on these Business plans. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Jose P. Rodriguez

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Gabriel Castellano's Profile
Age: 27
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, September 3 2017
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I’ve had this pen pal service for a few months now and I haven’t made many friends at all. I’m not sure if it’s my intro or maybe my pics. A lot of girls especially see me and think I might be rude or arrogant but in actuality I’m very soft spoken. I don’t approach many women or act wild! Most of my time is spent working out and studying many different things. I’ve read countless books from Vampire fiction to Stock & Bond books plus everything in between; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Swan Song…the list goes on. I’m full of senseless trivia and can talk to you about the stars or the hardest metal on the planet. I wouldn’t go as far to say I’m unltra-unique but I will say I can sometimes feel misunderstood. I’ll be seeing parole again in November 2017 so I’d really like to make some new acquaintances. Looks or $ or where you come from mean little to me because I know everywhere and in every crowd there’s good and bad people. Please don’t be afraid to write, I’m just looking to socialize and network. I’m not going to promise a whole bunch but I will say don’t judge a book by the cover. So let’s learn from each other, write ASAP…

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