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Ramsey Venner's Profile
Age: 39
Location: NV
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, August 19 2014
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This is my July 2014 update for the curious who don’t know me, as well as the faithful that want to know what I’ve been up to. This year a little past halfway done has been good. Check that. This year is turning out to be awesome. I started 2014 with a hand written rough draft of a story I consider a snapshot into the fast life and the idea that I needed to get my manuscript seen by someone because I think it’s a hell of an entertaining story. Anyone else would probably want to just get it out there and hope for the best but I believe in creating my own luck so that approach was never gonna work for me. I put my head down, got to work and when I was done, I reached out to my friends and family and asked for help in getting it out. By March 2014 after countless stamps, letters, phone calls, inquiries, reads, re-reads, edits, additions, deletions, rewrites, and re-re-writes it’s finally done. My first novel No Loose Ends is a published reality currently making its debut at online retailers (, and in a handful of brick and mortar stores across the country. I’m juiced, it’s a big deal, but don’t take my word for it check me out at , Straight Stunt in No 34, The San Francisco Bayview newspaper or read the reviews on Personal victories aside I’m the proudest of my amazing daughter who is starting school this year by taking A.P. classes and possibly joining a sports team. Finally maybe…I’ve got my fingers crossed. She said she’s keeping an open mind. By and large, learning to persevere through all of the adversities being locked up throws at a man is my biggest update. Despite the worst parts of prison being all around me, I haven’t stopped pushing forward, I refuse to be defeated, I’m still standing. I write about it all on my blog ( Every day above ground is a blessing. Make the best of the 24 hours you’re blessed with. Shout out to my Table 5 family as well as my real family. Thank you! R. Venner

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Graciela Cortez's Profile
Age: 43
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, February 6 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Prisoners

In this world, people are held prisoners in many different ways. There are individuals who are prisoners of their fears, complexes, limitations, bad relationships and/or addictions. There are those who are prisoners of the need to have "more": more money, property, power, fame, sex, etc. Oh, but that's not all! There are still people who are prisoners of the taboos, beliefs, or customs of the cultures where they are born/raised. Then there is my type: those who are prisoners of flaws in the legal system of the USA; A country that in the eyes of the world, is supposed to have the more "efficient" justice system. I'm living proof of the contrary. Right now, however, my focus is on telling you that I can, in a way, relate to all of you who are prisoners in some way. I have conquered imprisonment by understanding that while my body is being held prisoner behind the walls of this prison, my mind, heart and spirit will forever be free. I have the freedom to express what I think and what I feel on paper and then share it with the world. I invite you to find a safe and healthy way to free yourself from whatever is holding you prisoner. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings with me. I'm here for all prisoners of the world. Write me at the address provided please.

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John Nemo's Profile
Age: 47
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, February 15 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Facility Change

Hello! Something pretty amazing has happened to me! After being at Close custody facilities for over 23 years, I was transferred to a Medium prison on January 14, 2015. This is a huge step on my journey to rejoin society. I feel like my positive attitude and behavior is being recognized and rewarded. Now the burden is on me to prove that I deserve this opportunity. My primary goal is to complete the sex offender treatment program here. I am already confident I will never re-offend, but this will give me some important insight and tools to help ensure that never happens. I am committed to seeing it through, despite having no illusions that this will be a fun experience. Other important goals include completing my college degree, taking more vocational training and preparing for my Lifer Review in 2018. Also, a few people have left me no way to contact them when answering my ad. An email, via Corrlinks is awesome, but my state doesn't currently allow me to email back. That’s supposed to be changing when Minnesota switches to Jpay sometime in 2015. Until then, I need and address for snail mail. Others have provided addresses that return mail as un-deliverable. Please check that your address is typed out correctly. I answer everyone who contacts me as I know how much it hurts to reach out to someone and get only silence. A new facility. A new world. Hope there are no slugs..

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 40
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 9
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, February 24 2015
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I saw the parole board 11/20/14 and I was denied parole for 5 years. I really thought I was going to be granted parole. And so did my family. I’ve really been going through it since my denial. I’ve been crying so much. I’ve been having a hard time adapting. My biggest fear is that people in my life will become impatient to me. I’m not looking for a romantic relationship because I need to focus on my freedom. I can’t afford to worry whether someone is jealous, possessive, or unsupportive of my friends. I need men and women in my life who’d write me and who only seeks friendship with me. I need lots of mail. I also need someone to send me stamps, and to print stuff from the Internet for me. I need supportive and encouraging people in my corner who will help me in my goals of obtaining freedom. Someone who won’t judge me, who loves nature, values honesty, and who loves to write a lot. My family told me to work on my 5 year plan so I can go home by my next hearing. I’m going to groups and classes and trying my hardest to stay disciplinary free. I go to “beyond violence” classes, and I started 12 step classes.

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Terry Gonzales's Profile
Age: 34
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, February 26 2015
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I know you may wonder what it’s like to walk in my shoes and although you’d have to write me for specific details, I thought it’d be nice to give you a basic idea of what my day’s about. I usual wake at 5 o’clock and after washing up, I clean my living quarters and get ready for breakfast. I then do a short meditation and read a little bit since mornings are the quietest time of the day in prison. I then dedicate myself to an hour or so of physical exercise. It’s important to do so, especially in here. It allows me to free myself. After that’s done and I’m fresh out of the shower, the rest of my day is pretty much open. I may write, do arts and crafts, watch TV, talk to my friends etc. After dinner though is the most important part of the day: Mail Call! Having someone to write to is so important, fun, relaxing… There are not enough words in the dictionary to explain it. If I receive mail, my mood instantly skyrockets and I begin responding. Then I begin to unwind and prepare for bed by watching some TV and thinking over the day’s activities and preparing for tomorrow. I usually read some type of sayings, proverbs or other mental fruit before resting, because it enables me to sleep nicely and wake up fully prepared the next day.

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Joseph Lee's Profile
Age: 34
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, February 27 2015
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(Blog 1) It’s hard to stay in touch with my family after being away for 16 years. You all know how it is out there, it’s a hustle keeping up with everything and easy to overlook someone in my situation. I’m trying to find help from someone willing to add blogs, pictures, messages, and poetry to my facebook page so that I can keep my family posted on how I’m doing. If you think that you can be dedicated and it’s in your heart to help me, then write me and lets start, because this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Thank you! (Blog 2) How many people sincerely get on this site looking to find someone to write? I gotta ask because I know I’m not a bad guy. The worse thing about me is that I’ve been in prison since I was a id. But I get mail like I’m not even on this site. I’m just throwing this out there because I wanna hear from and meet more people. But you gotta write me. And yes I know, writing sucks sometimes, but also I am able to call you. And if we like who we meet through writing, I will pay for my own calls to chop it up with you. So hit me up because if I could, I’d hit you up. (Blog 3) Do you like Taylor Swift, poetry, tattoos, and slim dudes with nice attitudes? If so, write me, you have nothing to lose….

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Charles McElroy's Profile
Age: 27
Location: OH
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, March 19 2015
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Moving up in the prison world, taking advantage of every opportunity, bettering myself with education and vocational programs (G.E.D., College, Horticulture and Masonry), wasting time in no option at this point. Feeling bad, stressing or any other negative thoughts isn’t going to change what’s ahead of me. My sense of humor helps me through those self made “Rainy Days”. I like to stay busy and keep my mind occupied with positivity; therefore I have little tension around me. There’s no perfection, I’m just saying I just have a lot more positive energy than anything. I’m doing my best to better myself. Friends and family are supportive and do what they can. It’s just on me to build a strong foundation for my future. With that said, I like meeting new people and enjoying good conversation. I’d like to hear and maybe learn from your experiences. Share stories and build a friendship. I’m more mature for my age than usually assumed, so I’d like for our qualities to be close and intertwined. Loyalty is a must and I understand it is earned. My friendship is strong, understanding and more meaningful to me than anything. I pray I’ve made a decent impression and that you can find the time to correspond. So please have a great day. Peace and blessings. Sincerely, Charles McElroy

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Edwin Acevedo's Profile
Age: 32
Location: MA
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, May 3 2015
Inmate Blog Category:OPEN YOUR EYES

If you could borrow my eyes, and not only see what I see, but rather see how I see "what I see"... You would most likely lose interest in life, become depressed, become better, and or lose your mind. With the above said, the reality of the structure of life on planet Earth; has its gifts and its curse! See, the "truth" is for everybody, however it is not healthy for everybody; because "truth" comes with a "great price", and that price is "acceptance" (truth is undisputed). And so, accepting the truth in some cases, may take a toll in one's life! Although we are all born with a strong mind, some don't exercise their mind, and so they are weak minded. The "truth" has built and/or destroyed empires, and some of the most successful people on planet Earth! "Truth" is the only key to success and happiness… Whether or not one can handle the truth; be very careful as to what you ask, however never hesitate to ask and/or search for the truth. The truth is, that there is only one energy in life, however, it is up to us to channel it… Some use it in a positive manner and some use it in a negative manner; and so however you choose to channel your energy, it will reflect in your immediate future (kharma). The bottom line is, learn your truth, accept it, embrace reality; and finally, exercise your strong mind---(What do you think?). "The only truth." Love who loves you...

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Kevin Dunn's Profile
Age: 50
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, May 5 2015
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Situations! Oh, how my mind seeks rest, oh how my soul seeks a friend. My soul still goes without because of the situation I’m in. My situation causes pain, it caused pain destruction and disgrace, it even caused the ones who loved me to disappear before my face. Some lasted for a winter, some through the spring and fall, some even lasted for a summer, but my situation outlasted them all. Now it’s only me and my situation and it haunts me like a curse. Some even think my situation will outlast my life here on earth, but God forbids. He won’t allow my situation to last that long for God made me a real man and my situation is not that strong. So why did they let my situation scare them? Was their love even real or was it “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”, regardless of how one feels? But I must respect my situation because it taught me to help myself. It taught me to love everyone, but trust no one else. It’s funny how situations occur, but even funnier how they end. I’ll never forget my situation because it showed me my true friends.

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Brandon (Damali Ajani Kamara) Caples's Profile
Age: 35
Location: NC
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, May 10 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Love

Dearest Love, Sometime you'll look at me. You'll look at me with those smiling eyes, filled with trust and innocence for guidance and reassurance and I'll tell you that everything will be alright. I tell you everything will be alright, not really knowing in my heart that it will, I'll tell you this because I'll never be the one to take away your path, because I made a promise to you, to always be your strength. I'll tell you everything will be alright because I love you. Enough to bare the world's burdens on my shoulders for both of us. Because your half of my heart. You're half of my heart but the whole of my life. I don't have all the answers to questions Life presents us. Think back to when we were kids, before we ever knew each other. When we thought about tomorrow and grown up things, kissing and wedding rings , and believed that I'd be the answer to those questions. Superman. With the power to make every wrong right. Only time told us I was Clark Kent and the most I could do is love you and stay true. I wish for those moments where I could lay awake at night and watch over you as you sleep. In that moment, seeing everything that I ever wanted in life, in your face.

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