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Donald Young's Profile
Age: 47
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, November 23 2013
Inmate Blog Category:EDUCATION

Education Undervalued, Still… many priced out. Success in the global zeitgeist largely revolves around education, knowledge and wisdom. Treasure all forms of enlightenment—as a ladder to a higher quality of life. A productive mind will never be subjugated. Learning and life are synonymous. Youth are the most precious resource—yet 25% live in abject poverty. Famished children cannot reach their full potential. In the United States 65% of youth with one parent incarcerated, will also end up in a prison cell. While 70% of American youth in Child Protective Services will be captured and caged. Halt the preschool to prison funnel…and picture tomorrow through their eyes. Creative and critical thinkers are being constricted. California has the world’s eighth largest economy but ranks 47th nationally in per pupil spending. Arizona has made ethnic studies illegal. Texas has redacted people of color completely out of the history books…If the mind is free to express, analyze, and explore—shackles dissipate. Obtaining what is possible requires challenges to the higher self. Knowledge is power…..use it wisely. Education, knowledge and wisdom are not free—opportunity costs. College graduates earn twice as much as those with only high school diplomas. The value of education is not lost on me…I’m a paralegal with an Associate’s Degree in Sociology. This is not my end—it’s my beginning. My Bachelors degree and postgraduate law degree are in sight…continue learning for life! I appreciate and respect your thoughts. Donald Ray Young

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Kayla Buchanan's Profile
Age: 32
Location: AL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, November 27 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

I’m in prison and could use some real friends to stand by me. I am very open to anyone at all. I’m young and have a big heart. I like to work out and play ball and I also love the “tell the difference” puzzles. Please take the time to get to know me.

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Louie Kirk's Profile
Age: 49
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, November 28 2013
Inmate Blog Category:REPLENISH

FROM POSSIBILITY TO REALITY…….Is your soul feeling parched? In your inner world are you experiencing the equivalent of a drought? If so maybe you will consider performing a magic ritual that could help you get on track for a cure. Try this: go outside when it’s raining or misting. If your area is going through a dry spell find a waterfall or high spouting fountain and put yourself in close proximity….then stand with your legs apart and spread your arms upward in a gesture of welcome…turn your face towards the heavens, open up your mouth and drink in the wetness for as long as it takes for your soul to be hydrated again…then pick up a pen and write me!

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Rene Rivas Jr's Profile
Age: 37
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 8
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, November 29 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Life

51/50 POSITIVE THINKING As I’ve sat here for years, many thoughts, many regrets, and tons of what if’s and what not’s have crept up on me and this has dawned on me. Although my prison is laced with razor wire fences, gun men in towers over ten feet, these are all to make my prison difficult to escape from. Needless to say many consequences to come if I choose to run and escape. Yet many have made their own prison that they choose not to run or escape from. Whether it be for from a coke addiction or hooked on a bottle of rum. The consequences to come if they choose to escape or reduce the intake, some are sure to be good as they can’t get worse none. Many are trapped in a relationship that has lost its spark some or is an abusive one…yet fear that they will find no one if they choose to run. Whatever your prison is made from, do what I’m unable to do and run. You may be thinking “this prisoner don’t know where one’s coming from”. Let’s just say, dig some, and you’ll find where this prisoner is truly coming from. I’ve said it once, in this game of life, I’ve played most “bad positions” once or twice. I’m still working on improving some of mine. I’m just simply speaking my mind, yet this, here is a prison of mine question is, what’s yours? Sincerely, Face

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Chris Hicks's Profile
Age: 29
Location: WY
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, December 5 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

I’ve found it’s hard for people on the outside to fully comprehend what life is like on the inside. And unless you’ve been there, words alone cannot fully express how frustrating it can be. One of the most disheartening things I see is when a young or older man who has such great potential to do good things with their lives. To be productive individuals for themselves, their families and their community. But choose to constantly squander chance after chance. It is so frustrating to me how easy it is for them to throw it away each time. To keep coming back to a life of just existing. Prison is not a fun why keep coming back? As a person with a lot of time in prison you either go two ways with your life, you become a bitter, anti-social, out of touch person, who hates everyone and everything. Or you push forward one baby step at a time, trying to be a better person and do something productive, meaningful and good with your life. I’m the latter of the two, that through my good actions and leading by example I can show and mentor individuals who have second and third chances at life. But the frustrating part is it doesn’t mean they will listen or change. So I once again take another frustrated baby step in life and hope that showing them the way will help…quietly wishing I had a second chance too….

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Phillip Boldon's Profile
Age: 37
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, December 9 2013
Inmate Blog Category:PERCEPTION

It’s amazing and scary how much influence the media has on our thoughts and views of people and events. Its criminal the damage done to people’s lives and reputations based on the irresponsible reporting of someone just looking to grab attention and make a splash with a story, regardless of facts and false allegations. No telling how many times I’ve been deceived in the past when I saw or read a story, believing it to be 100% fact because it was being reported by a credible news source. I’ve learned firsthand the damage a story with false allegations and lacking facts can do. Anyone that really knows me or gets to know me personally would know I could never commit such a crime. But for someone to read the media reports that don’t know me, it would appear to them that I was a monster. And that couldn’t be further from the truth. I may have been a drug addict and a dealer but that doesn’t make me a monster that would take another person’s life. So before you make a snap judgment based on inaccurate news reports, I ask you to please take the time to get to know me and all the facts, and then make your own educated judgment. Thank you.

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Oliver Gruenenfelder's Profile
Age: 40
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, December 11 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

RISE TO SUCCESS AND FALL TO PRISON I had a rough childhood. I had no real guidance in my life as a child. I did not have proper nutrition because I was rarely fed and that led to me to doing very poorly in school. I skipped school to find food and I also got into smoking weed. I leaned to steal to get food and other things I needed to survive. I ended up in lock up for boys for four years until I was 18 years old and then I was released. Still I had no education. I worked a lot of different jobs until I started doing pest control and I stayed in that field for 13 years. I decided I needed to start my own business so I did and called is Aimson Pest Solutions. I ran my company solo and did very well at first. Then things took a turn for the worst after a couple of years. My daughter got spinal meningitis and died. She was only six years old. When my daughter died I fell into a deep depression and I couldn’t do anything. I was curled up in a ball on the floor over the heater vent most of the time. I couldn’t function around people anymore and so I had to find a way to pay my bills. I knew I couldn’t’ function as a worker and deal with human interaction well. I decided that I needed to steal to survive as I learned to do as a child so I committed burglaries and got caught and was sent to prison. So here I am in prison. I got my GED now and am trying to get help to get my associates degree in business while I am here. My goal is to open as many doors as I can for myself before I get out. I have my depression under control and dealing with the loss of my daughter well. Any support or help will be very much appreciated.

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Bradley Long's Profile
Age: 44
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, December 12 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

I am not currently seeking romance because I still have 8 years left to serve in prison, but I would treasure the opportunity to have a great friend! Although I keep myself very busy, working as a lay out man in the upholstery shop and diligently studying, these preoccupations don’t fill the void from not having someone--non family---with whom to share my thoughts or to listen to. Upon my release I intend to embark on a different career, not just a job but a full blown passion. My motives for this path are completely non-monetary. I positively love animals and so rehabilitating shelter dogs is a perfect choice for me. I am buried in dog training/canine behavior books every day; however in here my resources are somewhat limited. If I had someone internet savvy who would be willing to aid me with research and locating specific information, I would appreciate their help indescribably. I believe what makes me a good friend is that I recognize that none of us are perfect, or even close, and I always see the good in people (even if they don’t see it in themselves). I would go even so far as to say that to me a great friend can have the power to inspire us to be even better than we are. I know this has been true for me. I certainly would not have grown and changed in all the ways that I have with no one believing or encouraging me.

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Bruce Phillips's Profile
Age: 29
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 17 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

Dear Family and Friends, I’d like to send my regards to all my close relatives and friends who have kept my spirits up through these down times. My time spent incarcerated has made me much more aware of who really cares for my well-being in Life. First, I’m sorry for the mistakes I’ve made that have kept me away from family and friends and I regret my past wrongdoings. I wrote this update so you may understand that I am not wasting time while in here and can have an idea of what I’ve been doing. The first accomplishment I finished while behind these walls was getting a certificate for a paralegal/legal assistant in 2010 from Blackstone Institute. I started around April or May of 2009 and finished in January 2010. The school gives you two years to finish and I finished in 8 months. Now I’d like to take Advanced Paralegal studies. I’m interested in learning Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury/Torts. Each area gives you two years to learn although it is possible to complete each course in six months. The cost of these courses is an obstacle. As a result I’m taking a break in paralegal studies and focusing on college. It’s been seven years of doing time now and I still have five to eight more to go. I’ve had a lot of time to think about Life. I just want everyone to know that I’m learning from my mistakes and I’m working on changing my ways. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and God Bless!

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Demetrio Rivera's Profile
Age: 26
Location: CO
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, December 31 2013
Inmate Blog Category:FRIENDSHIP

"SPECIAL FRIEND” Hello to my special friend, who I hope to someday meet. I hope that you’ll take that first step and sweep me off my feet. I know what I’m looking for, someone with a good heart, wanting to make a connection, even though we’re miles apart. I have no expectations but I’m hoping for the best, wondering if there is someone out there to fill the emptiness in my chest. And when you’re feeling down, I’ll be there to pick you up. No matter what you’re going through, I’ll always show you love. And if your heart’s been broken, I’ll make sure your wounds get healed, through good times and bad times, I’ll ask you how you feel. So if you’re feeling lonely, just pick up a pad and pen, together we can build a friendship that will last until the end…..I wrote this poem hoping to open the eyes of anyone who might be going through things in their life, to realize they don’t have to be alone. Whether it is something good or bad that you’re going through, I could be there for you too, if you let me. Even though I may not be able to be there for you physically, I’ll do anything in my power to make sure I’m the friend you need. But the first step is on you, I can only hope you make the move. Anything could happen, but you’ll never know if you don’t try….Truly, One Love! Demetrio

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