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Jonathan Newell's Profile
Age: 37
Location: NC
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, March 22 2014
Inmate Blog Category:My First Novel
BLOG 1

My first novel….Blog 1… A new age prison genre novel; to the quality of "Shawshank Redemption', not those violent and sex filled urban novels. My novel touches on man's past and overcoming it. I will speak on specific events in U.S. and World History, topics such as the Turkish genocide of Armenia in 1915, an Army Chaplain POW in WWII, the Korean War, Middle Eastern conflicts, 9/11 and its impact on Islam for the devout believers, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine and the Newtown school massacres, the Underground Railroad, slavery, racism, suffragettes, ageism, and how North Carolina dominates in NCAA basketball and American Idol… no egotism here. I will speak on film, television, books, and music; to even include religion all nicely wrapped in man's daily life in prison while pursuing hobbies such as writing songs, novels, and reading. It's not your typical macho man weightlifting all day long type characters. I will remind you the story takes place in such locales as Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kosovo, Germany, Armenia, Romania, and more. Now think it's also significant to the style of ‘Highway to Heaven’ meets ‘Don Quixote’ meets ‘Garp’: dad, Garp, arp, rp. So if you love humor and want a good laugh, please wait to you see what I have to offer. The protagonist is an Army Chaplain Assistant. So I ask you this, if Iraq invades Turkey from the rear would Greece help? Geography joke! Ciao, John

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 60
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, March 24 2014
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
BRAVE ENOUGH TO REACH OUT

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: 60
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, March 24 2014
Inmate Blog Category:CONNECTIONS
NEW HOPE

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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Trevor Cruz's Profile
Age: 24
Location: CO
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 1 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Community
6 DEGREES OF SEPERATION

It has the potential to help people that are lonely, depressed, have addictions, even help people going through major life events. In the 1960's a psychologist Stanley Milgram, conducted an experiment. He mailed a packed of information to 150 random people in Omaha, Nebraska, asking them to help him get the packet delivered to a stockbroker who lived in Sharon, Massachusetts. Although those 150 people may not have known someone who lived in Massachusetts, they may have known someone who could get it closer to the goal. Most of the packets reached the stockbroker in about six exchanges. Wow, think about it. That means we can get in touch with anyone in six exchanges. Milgram figured out the answer to the “small world” question. It was six degrees of separation. Why hasn't anyone used the 6 Degrees to help society? To enlighten lives. To stop people from feeling like it's them against the world. After all, there are struggles for everyone, and even the most successful people can feel lonely. There are people that can and want to help. Why don't we get them in touch? Imagine. If we were to use the 6 Degrees principle to support each other. It could help with loneliness, depression, and even addiction. With 6 Degrees of separation, we can reach the people who need to be reached out to, and to inspire others to help. In turn, it could better our society. It's an interesting idea with amazing potential. Unfortunately, I can't get all the details in a single blog. But there's a way we can use this to help our society and lives, so the rest will have to wait until the next blog, or until you write me. 'Til then, keep your head up.

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Bruce Bolton's Profile
Age: 42
Location: MI
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 2 2014
Inmate Blog Category:HUMANITY
REMEMBER THE FORGOTTEN

Who remembers the forgotten? Are they like the ones who remember to forget? Many an "innocent soul" proclaims from the mountaintop: "Those people are not like me. I am better than them; and if there is injustice, I will do nothing, because it is not me." O high one, if you are secure in your steps you have already fallen. When your time and chance comes, and surely, surely it will. One day when we all meet and greet the frailty of life face-to-face. What will you wish on your day? Will you remember those you wished you had treated differently? With a tangled webs are unwoven in the truth becomes unclothen, what will we finally see in our midst? Howbeit, if you look hard enough, you may find it, even if it never did exist.

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 37
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 9 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Friendship
LONELY

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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Kimberly Wright's Profile
Age: 49
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 9 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Blog
MORE ABOUT ME

So, more about me. This is my first time in prison. I remember walking in the door scared to death. Not knowing anyone here and feeling alone. I’ve lived in a small town for 24 years where I am well known. I live in the country where dancing, enjoying watching wildlife, humming birds and weekend bbq’s are normal and the weekend’s fun. I miss my life, I miss 4x4s, fishing in the neighbor’s pond, horseback riding, laying in the grass where there are way too many stars to count the romance and mystery of a harvest moon, bright orange and huge. Those are a few of the memories that keep me going in here with the knowledge that I will live it all again and more. And that I will be a better person from this experience too. I know the world outside hasn’t stopped turning; however I am looking forward to catching up. I get excited fairly easily when I read books or watch movies I even scream like a small child at scary movies. I am old fashioned to a fault. I enjoy a long walk in the park, neighborhood or even a beach. Traveling is a real excitement to me. I am very adventurous, looking for new places, foods, educational items, jokes, poems or art. I absolutely love art and jokes. I’m looking for fun caring, honest, exciting people that live life to the fullest and love to laugh. Hope this is you! Take care, Always smile Kimberly ‘

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Julious Whiten's Profile
Age: 45
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, April 11 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Pereception
PERCEPTION VS REALITY

"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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Bruce Bolton's Profile
Age: 42
Location: MI
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, April 12 2014
Inmate Blog Category:HUMANITY
THE WORLD

What if the whole of humanity released themselves from the spinning wheel of nowhere fast? What would we find? Would the site be appalling or comfortable? Would we call on God to do what another human being could do? It is much easier to offer excuses than to give one's self. Fear can garnish the windows of the soul. Fear impedes the clear vision. Anger barricades the entrance to the heart. Questions are asked as to what should have been, while negligence is paid to what is. Perhaps what is, is better than what was. What is heard through golden silence? Is it a reflection within the soul? Slight inklings of an invocation for change? But change can be uncomfortable, especially when the soul has not bloomed into fruitfulness. The world is in a state of poverty. Not just poverty of food, money, or natural habitats. We are in a state of being incongruent with the characteristics of being humane. There is much to be learned from non-human animals. If only we thought ourselves not too proud and realized we have not reached our apex. Perhaps we never will. Is it too much to agree to disagree? Is it too much to still respect, though we may be different from one another? Can we understand that our struggle to be human beings may at times fall short, but nevertheless, it may not be an indicator of the contents of the heart? Bruce Dewayne Bolton

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Stirling Heaton's Profile
Age: 33
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 16 2014
Inmate Blog Category:INCARCERATION
NOT ALL THE SAME!

I think the general public assumes only stupid people are in prison, which is an unfortunate misjudgment. True, I look at those around me every day and see a lot of ignorant degenerates who couldn't function outside of an institution. I see the next generation of immature and uneducated men with little or no ethical or moral values. Education levels so low that grown men can only comprehend and identify with cartoons and music videos, accepting that is reality! But within this mass of depressed humanity, I also see sparks of greatness, artistic and sociological genius, which if applied correctly could have achieved huge success! It's amazing to see those at the rock bottom, maintaining the mental fortitude to smile and make the best of this. I guess it goes to show that you can never be aware of your own potential and capabilities until you've been tested to your extreme limits. Personally, I try to continue to improve myself and learn by examining others. Meanwhile, those who are free forget about people in prison. Family and friends tend to be unwilling to provide be mental, emotional, and financial support necessary to achieve any level of comfort within these walls. But when humans are treated like animals, they start to act like animals! If more people thought about that, maybe there would be a greater push to help inmates to become beneficial community members upon their release… Just a thought.

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