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Nicole Kees's Profile
Age: 32
Location: WV
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, March 18 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship

As spring approaches I am looking forward for new friends to blossom in my life. I am thankful to have those who gave me strength and inspiration throughout the winter months. However, I am always looking for new friends as my time here is boring. I am still awaiting the opening of cosmetology class. I am anticipating that it will give my career a new direction. If you would like to get to know me I will be awaiting your letters. Happy Easter!!

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 61
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, March 24 2014
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

Are the people who will be most important in our life those whom we have already met? Or are they still out there somewhere?… Somehow preparing for our paths to cross?… or cross once again? For a long time, I had neither the will, the heart, nor the courage to reach out to anyone. Surprise! Nothing ever happened. It was as if I needed permission. Over time, however, I have learned to love and respect myself in healthy ways. I found I only needed my own permission. So this is now my portal to you and the world. This is the only way I can reach out and be available to you. I used to worry about writing to someone I didn't know. I would ask myself, "Why would I?" "Why would you?" With no answers, I decided I could trust in the unknown and put myself out there by means of this. I figured I don't need to know "why". I can always ask later. I answered every letter. Guess what? There are some incredible people in this world! A couple of faraway strangers have become best friends. A voice from the past reconnected. My life is enriched… my perspectives and understandings broadened. If you have read this far, you and I have already met and formed a connection through time and space. Can we afford to let this opportunity pass? For me, I am always ready to fail once again. But this time, I am more than ever prepared to succeed. Doing nothing is not an option for me. Won't you join me? Even if you decide not to write, please go up to a stranger every now and then; smile; and tell them a man in Boise, Idaho, USA, says "hello" and that he hopes that the two of you can pause a moment finds beauty in the day together… a passing stream, a sunny sky, or a gentle breeze…You will have the right words to pass on for me.

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 61
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, March 24 2014
Inmate Blog Category:CONNECTIONS

The author Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, helped me learned that what I get in this world is not important… It is what the world expects from me….and only me… The real purpose for which I was created. This was how he lived and how he survived. For me, it is an inspiration. Frankl’s message gave me new hope. He helped me focus the lessons of my past into new directions. His story gave me confidence and resolve. Everything is survivable. All experiences, even the Holocaust, can contribute to a greater good. My own prison has brought me many blessings. It's time to pay them forward. I want to extend to you my most heart-felt humble invitation to join me. Together we can make a positive difference in the life of each other and perhaps the life of another. Time was, I was afraid to make contacts with others. I'm not now. I gave myself permission and I give you permission. Making a difference requires that we make the connection: So I wrote this. You're reading it. That's a start, isn't it?

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 38
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 9 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship

I'm sorry to everyone in my life I have ever disappointed. I have the most wonderful family and the world. They are supportive of me, love me, and want me to come home. Being in this place I have learned to appreciate others. When I was out, I sadly admit that I took others in my life for granted. I said and did things that I regret. I wish I would've treated my family better. I was going through so much. My family's divorce, an abusive boyfriend, self-esteem issues, etc.… I've made mistakes in my life that I cannot undo. Had I made better decisions, my friend E. would still be alive. His death was an accident, but it’s the terrible choices that I made that caused it. My parents are suffering as well. They’ve spent all these years without me. My nieces and nephew are growing up without me. They were born while I've been incarcerated. I worry about my dad because of his health. I just want to be home while he is still alive. I've lost an aunt while there. My grandpa just recently passed away. I can't bear to lose any more family while in here. But I keep messing up in here. Yes, I have received write ups. You don't understand the environment I have to live in. The women in here are petty, immature, users, thieves, followers, spiteful, full of drama, and can't be trusted. It's hard to stay out of trouble, not fight, or get caught up in such an environment. I have to stay in my room to myself just to get away from phony people who only want to take advantage of my kindness. I stay in my room and read, watch TV, do hobby craft, and my college work but it is so lonely. I feel like no one in here cares what I'm going through. That's why my mail means so much to me. As long as someone is writing to me, then I feel cared about. I will write back anyone who writes me. But it hurts so much when someone writes and gives up on me. I look forward to becoming someone's friend and then my hopes get crushed when the person stops writing. I NEED MAIL!! My biggest fear is being forgotten about. I need letters, visits, and people I can call collect. I need people that can print things from the Internet for me, people that will do Bible studies with me, people that will let me vent to them, and will encourage me. Most of all I need friends that will never give up on me. I am tired of always crying and feeling lonely. I hate having to race to sign up for the phone, or when others don't get off the phone in time, therefore shortening my own 15 minutes of phone time. I hate that all my loved one’s can’t even afford collect calls. I'm tired of the room raids, pat downs, yard downs, strip searches, violations of privacy, and a total lack of control I have as an inmate always being told what to do. I hate this place. I miss my family so much. I go to the parole board in December 2014. I am so scared because I do not know what will happen. I hear that lifers almost never receive parole on the first hearing plus, I have write ups in my C-file. I do have positive things as well, for example, my college degrees. I'm scared if I don't get good news the others will drop out of my life. It takes a lot of patience to stick by a lifer because the future is uncertain. But I need people in my life that will have that patience to continue to be in my life no matter what the outcome of my hearings are. Please pray for me. Please don't ever give up on me. Help ease the loneliness and pain I feel each day. Write me!

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Julious Whiten's Profile
Age: 46
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, April 11 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Pereception

"The Book Cover Reads" P-E-R-C-E-P-T-I-O-N. Whether right or wrong the true power of image is the fact that people make DECISIONS based on their perception of things. Consumers buy products because of their perception of it. People chose their significant other based on their perception of them. Citizens choose leaders based on their perception of that candidate. Judges, District Attorneys, and the police make decisions about a person's guilt and ultimately their freedom, according to their perception of the individual. The law and evidence is overlooked in inner-city communities for a re-election bid. The fact of the matter is: VERY LITTLE OF WHAT WE DO IS BASED ON ACTUAL TRUTH. "GOD IS THE ONLY TRUTH!!!" As mere mortals, we can only hope that our perception of things is actually true. So I say yet again, "They say we should never judge a book (me) by its cover, but it's the cover that makes us want to open the book in the first place." If the cover you just read touches you deep within, LADIES, COME ENJOY A MIND-BLOWING READ. JOIN MY BOOK CLUB. Yours Truly, Jule

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David Mastrosimone's Profile
Age: 36
Location: NJ
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 22 2014
Inmate Blog Category:INTROSPECTION

We all tend to define life’s so called realities and mysteries to suit our individual needs. Over time, with the addition of all our so-called truths to the foundation of learned truths accumulated since our childhood, our perception of ourselves and our place on earth becomes narrow, stagnant and false. Without practice and perseverance, it becomes simply impossible to maintain conscious awareness of all that truly does exist and this contributes to our sense of being lost, alone in the Universe with no one to receive our true thoughts, feelings and a sense of desperation to our perceived lack of ability to articulate our experience. Our receptivity to the truth has been interfered with by the seemingly infinite sources of influence we encounter from the moment we wake up. These continue to become progressively dominant until we are finally exhausted enough to sleep again, our bodies begging for a break. Of course this degree of interference varies from person to person depending on our individual investment of time and energy spent alone in the company of our true selves (free from influence and bombardment of the senses) and the time and energy spent amongst our loved ones (the people who know and understand our true selves and who see us as we truly are) and our time and energy spent in the pursuit of the goals of our true selves once they have been discovered. The truth is vital to our existence. Access to the truth therefore is mandatory if fulfillment, understanding, happiness and contentment are our goals. Access to the truth, not our own personal truth mind you, but the truth in the singular form of the World is achieved through a process which begins by subtracting influence from our lives and body one at a time, until we are left with our greatest ally and consultant, our true selves. Throughout this process, the great weight of our accumulated mistruths is gradually lifted as we get closer and closer to what has been right there all along: a state of recognition of what is real and true is our deepest desire. A momentary glimpse, the slightest taste of this state of being leaves us forever hungry for more. Maintenance of this state of being is what improves the quality of our lives and influences the lives of the people around us through no effort of our own other than the time and energy spent maintaining adherence to the truth. We have become the influence now. And we will be sought after, just as we sought after what was real and true. You are the influence, you are what is real, you are the truth, and the truth will set you free.

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Matthew Ridge's Profile
Location: NH
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, April 28 2014
Inmate Blog Category:About Me

6'3”, slim in the waist, handsome in the face.... the kind your mother warned you not to chase... or maybe not, cuz while this fella rocks a bad boy look on the outside, I've got a good heart on the inside. If my pics or words have caught your eye, I hope you'll take a sec to drop me a line. You just might be surprised what type of guy you find. I'm not sure if this is a “blog” but I figured I'd go with it. Anyhow, ever dog needs a cat's meow. Thank you, Matthew Ridge

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Andre Mauldin's Profile
Age: 40
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 29 2014
Inmate Blog Category:LEGAL ISSUE

June 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences unconstitutional for those whose offenses occurred before 18 years of age. They stated this violated the Eighth Amendment; Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Illinois Supreme Court has followed this ruling on retroactivity. Currently I continue to persistently fight for my innocence. I'll be presenting evidence proving to the court the sentence was not only severe when I received it as a child, but that I am innocent as well and should be released. Thanks to the advocates, support groups, and religious leaders, thoughts and prayers were an appreciated cause of action. In an unjust world those forgotten need justice. The transition into society will be a welcome challenge to reestablish myself to living what life is. Lord willing, blessings will overcome the obstacles I'll be facing with finding jobs, financial security, etc. Those with knowledge of opportunities available of those incarcerated returning to society, please provide. Searching for trade schools, job training, and employers willing to hire those who've been long rehabilitated, returning to society. It hasn't been determined when these resentencing hearings will be, between now to six months. I look forward to the things that are most important; family and living a life as God intended. I'll find a way when there is none to succeed at my hopes, dreams, and desires, it is an unforgiving world. I would love to guide or mentor in any capacity I can, those who lack guidance and judgment, as I once did.

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Richard Scheibe's Profile
Age: 42
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, May 5 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Thoughts

Ever felt like a fish out of water? Or perhaps though you stuck out in a crowd simply because you were different in some way? If you came from a part of society that considered intelligent, educated conversation the norm and suddenly found yourself surrounded by, or even living under the same roof as those who could care less about it, how would you act? Would you be true to yourself, or change your way of thinking to conform and fit in. I pose these questions honestly as my means of collecting feedback from those outside the walls of incarceration. Your thoughtful insights and opinions are most welcome, regardless of your position and will be considered objectively in a nonjudgmental, respectful manner. Thank you for your sentiments! I look forward to reading them!

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Jason Miears's Profile
Age: 27
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, May 9 2014

Expressing myself can be hard for me. But writing somehow relieves negative tension. Day after day the same routine occurs. The constant repetitive nature of prison can drive you insane. I am thankful that this website has brought me to meet a few interesting people, and receive some nice pictures. I am especially thankful for the people who are non-judgmental and open spiritually to new beginnings. I am always open to making new friends, and never judge someone by their past alone. The lifestyle in here is sometimes hard for people to relate to, and I love when there are people who can sympathize with practices in prison they have never experienced. I love nature and am always first out when they call outside recreation. Despite popular misconception, my prison does not call it that often, even though the law says they are supposed to. There can not be much compensation for the loss, but I do say receiving letters and pictures in the mail makes me feel just a little bit "free". Again, I thank the people who take the time to write. Jason

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