I've been in prison since 2007, when I was 19, and am serving a natural life sentence. I am still fighting my conviction, and remain hopeful that it will be overturned, giving me something resembling justice. I won't stop fighting until I get it. This experience has changed my life in ways that, at 19, I never would have imagined. In many aspects it has been positive and illuminating; I've developed a passion for the fight toward social and economic justice and equality -- one I know will continue into the future. And I think I've become a better -- smarter, more compassionate and understanding -- person because of it.
At the same time, being in prison has kept me from developing the kinds of relationships that I feel give meaning and value to life, and it's my hope that I'll be able to do that with our letters. I want to have conversations that go beyond scratching the surface; ones that reveal the deeper and truer sides of ourselves. I also enjoy discussing books, movies, music, current events, but am eager to discuss your interests, too. I want to open my mind to different ways of life, different ways of thinking. I've been in solitary confinement for a couple years now, and have plenty of time to write long letters, but I can keep them short if you prefer.
I hope to hear from an array of different people -- all races, religions, gender, etc.
Have a great day!