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David McKinney's Profile
Age: 37
Location: AZ
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, October 1 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship

Hello Everyone! I hope that everything is going well for those of you who've taken the time to read this. Things here are as good as can be expected I suppose. I've been working as much as possible to stay busy. Beyond that I have just been working out and trying to stay on top of life, family, friends and various responsibilities outside of these walls. Things on the pen pal front are slow but I have actively committed myself to finding someone special. We'll see how that pans out and I will keep you posted. I admit that I have not had the best experiences with this but it's all a learning experience and I try to remain positive. Yes, I am still awaiting my prison transfer to Massachusetts. No update on that but it is what it is. Again I hope all is well and should anyone feel the need to drop me a line I will respond. Bye for now.

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James Coffman's Profile
Age: 32
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, December 6 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship

New picture, a picture I called my “Reflection.” Taking this pose showed behind me as my struggle, and in front of me my accomplished prize. I wish I could laugh and say I made it but I can't. Life took a tragic detour. Now let me apologize to those I’ve offended, or said something foolish to. I'm new at this. When I was young my mom said, “Never say you're sorry, because I didn't raise no sorry children.” Against my better judgment I've always been sorry at speaking to women, all my life. Now behind bars seeking a friend I'm no better. I'm still shy, goofy and sometimes soft. I'm sorry, I'm just excited by beauty. Alright my confession is made and I'm still waiting to hear from you. -Happy Holidays-

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 40
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 9
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, December 12 2012
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship

I feel such an intense loneliness in this place. I need people in my life that won't give up on me. I'm getting tired of people writing and forgetting about me. If you're not serious about getting to know me then don't write at all. I can't afford to be wasting stamps I don't have on others that don't write back. Anyone can donate $ to me at Also, I talk about Facebook a lot because I have a prayer and support group. I need supportive people on there, not jealous people. I wish there was someone that can do internet searches and print things for me. Also, I collect pictures on postcards of nature, cities, and sunsets. I feel so out of touch in this place. Is there anyone in Southern California that can visit me on a regular basis, and let me call them collect? I don't get regular visits. My family visits a few times a year. My brother, sister, nieces and nephew rarely write. I can't even call them collect. I miss them so much. Can anyone order me some books? I like books from and I just need something to do to pass the time away because when I'm bored I think a lot. Then I think depressing things, like wondering if I'll ever go home or if my family will forget about me. Someone please write me nice long letters. I need some mail please! xoxo

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Carlos Valencia's Profile
Age: 30
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, January 21 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Life

As I sit in this cold, unwanted cell, with no hope, or feeling of love, wondering how did my life even come to this, or how did this end up being me, or how did I end up being a part of this dark, lost, cold world? NEVER in life, or when I was a little kid, did I think me, myself, and I, would end up in a -- I don't even know what to call this place. This is a crazy, never-ending nightmare that I wish never started. They locked me up, caged me like a lion, and took me away from my family, from my loved ones, like I'm a monster, just terrorizing everything that crosses paths with me. I am wasting and throwing away my precious years in this dump, years that I will never get back. Not even money can buy my years back. But I'm okay. I don't and am not going to let this break me down physically, mentally, or emotionally. Everyone alive goes through some type of struggle, or struggles, in this life. Everyone just happens to deal with them differently; in a way where one thinks that what we're doing is the right thing, by overcoming our pain and hurt, or, for some people, their fear or retaliation. But look what some of us get. Instead of feeling relief, or finding justice; nothing but prison time. So now a lot of people look at us like we are the worst people, good for nothing for all time, because we're in prison. Let me say this to you, beautiful ladies, and everyone else who is reading this who is not a woman... I made mistakes, okay? I'm paying for them. Does that still gives people a right to look at me like I'm the lowest scum of the earth, because I'm in prison? Without people knowing me or even talking to me, judging me because of my mistakes. Whatever happened to "Only God can judge me?" Whatever happened with the real criminals; sex offenders, child molesters, rapists and serial killers? I'm not using that as an excuse. I'm talking reality. I want to say this -- the same people that look or say the worst things about people who are locked up, with respect, look at yourself first. Look in the mirror and know yourself before talking bad about anybody else. Because of some of the same people that say this or that, probably did, or are doing, some bad things themselves. They just haven't been caught yet. Sometimes it takes people having to go through some or certain trials and tribulations in life, where are reality sets in, and where we say, okay; this is it. Time to choose a different route and go the right way in life. Or else some people keep living the same lifestyle, even me, then we're really not going to be nothing in life but failures. That's where family and friends, close to that person that doesn't listen, or doesn't care to listen, or does not care, everyone around starts to leave, and detach themselves from that person. Because they're not going to let that person bring them down, and why try and help someone that can't or doesn't care about helping or bettering him or herself? Unless they're worth doing it for and a person really loves that person. Some people learn the hard way and some the easy way, and some don't learn at all. I might be locked up, but they can never lock, or control, my mind, heart, or soul. I have nothing but time to think and realize what I did and what my life has been, and what I can make it to be, so I can progress and succeed in life. My only reason for saying this, is to say this not everybody in here are as people think, or as people label us as. I am also saying this to speak out to the youth, and everybody living the fast life. Watch yourself. This isn't nothing nice you want to go through and experience. Life is too short and so valuable, to throw it away for nothing. Sometimes we are not fully aware or really fully conscious of our own inner being. We need to find ourselves all the way, fully, so we will not slip and fall in our own paths. We all make mistakes and no one or nobody in this world is perfect. I say this -- always make the worst, bad situation, into the positive, best one. No matter what, try your best not to stress or be sad. Stay with a big, beautiful smile, put one on every woman's face, and keep a clear mind. You will think better, and if you react with a better attitude, you are going to have a better outcome, and circumstances are that you're going to progress, and be a stronger person. Nothing can get in your way, because nothing can break you down; physically, mentally, and emotionally. With time and patience, things are going to start and go your way. Be prepared for the worst and always hope for the best. Have faith in God and follow your heart to guide you to what is right; and also having faith, as well confidence, in yourself too. A dream is not up in the sky, up in the stars. It's right there, in your HEART. All you have to do is look hard, believe, and find it. So do what you think, and what you feel, what is right for you. Do not let anyone at all dictate your pace, your footsteps. You only decide that, and always be, stand, and stay strong. This is your life, and you do what you want. We only got, or have, one life to live. So enjoy it and make the best of it. I've seen a lot and been through a lot. I got another opportunity in life once again. I go home in the next year. If any of you beautiful ladies want knowledge, or want to write a real man, well I'll be right here, and I'm not the type to lie or play with a lady's intelligence. MAY GOD WATCH OVER EVERYBODY AND YOUR FAMILY. TAKE CARE. Age/race is not important. HAPPY NEW YEAR. We were born to lose, but built win.

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Michael Medin's Profile
Age: 37
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, May 27 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 63
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, September 14 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Lessons Learned

I’m not really sure what a “blog” is. I’ve never blogged before. I also haven’t Googled, Facebooked or You-Tubed. My last cell phone was the size and weight of a small brick and it couldn’t tell me where I was. But there are books in the library with maps of the world for me to find your country and or city. I find my international mail takes 8-10 days each way. I love the anticipation of mail call, of word from you. And I’m allowed to collect the stamps on your envelopes. No matter how long I have been here…12 years so far…I continue to be rewarded and gratified by the resilience of the human spirit. Man’s humanity is always evident when you take the time to look. I thank all those who have helped me along in my life. Yet at times I ask myself: “Where did I learn that?” Here are some of my mantras: This too will pass. Let it go. The cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done. I am the master of my thoughts. My favorite pictures: Picasso’s Don Quixote & Sancho Panza R. C. Gorman’s “Enthios” To the man with the purple Cadillac: I learned something important from you that day on the golf course. I honor you by following what you gave me and I share it as freely to others as you shared with me. You have not been forgotten. And I thank you.

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Anthony Rockensock's Profile
Age: 40
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, November 12 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Relationships

With it going on 8 years in January since my sister died from alcohol abuse, I can’t help wondering if my being there would have changed anything? I used to be a drunk too, so I don’t think I’d of been a great influence on her. Some might say it’s just our way to be drunks, as natives. I won’t blame history for being the way I was before prison. I got that teaching from my dad. He was a drunk too. I can’t help wondering what my sister was running from, why did she follow our same path? I guess if I’d have looked at her life outside of the surface glances I gave it; it would be possible I’d not be in the dark now. I miss my sister so much still today. We did not grow up together, so I missed out on so much to begin with. It was only after our dad died that we came back into each other’s lives. Sometimes I want to cry for her but I don’t. This is prison; I can’t look weak in front of these guys. What a foolish world I live in. When I sit in the sweat lodge is the time I can show the pain I have for my sister. I pray she is in a better place and that I have the strength to be a better brother to my other sisters.

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Kayla Buchanan's Profile
Age: 34
Location: FL
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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Steve Newman's Profile
Age: 43
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 8
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, January 15 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Pen Pal

10 reasons pen pals are better than boyfriends 10) A prison pen pal really does want to hear about your day. 9) Overdue for a bikini wax? Your pen pal will never know. 8) Your pen pal won't hog the blankets at night. 7) When your pen pal snores, it will not wake you up. 6) You'll never have to justify buying an expensive pair of shoes. 5) Go ahead-- wear comfy undergarments...your pen pal won't know. 4) Your pen pal won't secretly read all the texts on your phone. 3) You'll never have to meet your pen pal's parents. 2) A pen pal will never neglect you. 1) A pen pal in prison can't give you an STD or get you pregnant.

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 63
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 4
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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