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Todd Ulmer's Profile
Age: 50
Location: MI
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, March 28 2017
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Not having submitted a blog since last September (2016), I will try and catch everything up and be on semi-brief side, for my “Inside Minimum” blog. October was fast and smooth; uneventful. When you are in prison even minimum/level 1, uneventful can be a very good thing. My 2nd favorite team in baseball, Chicago Cubs (Tigers 1st) won the World Series. November 2016 started the holiday season. Only struggle was my father’s anniversary of his death (4 years) on the 1st. Thanksgiving was good and actually was served a decent turkey dinner by the MDOC. Then Christmas movies started on TV – which I love. Yes, I know I am a prisoner but movies of holiday genre give me great hope for my future. December 2016: Prison ran good, for being in prison that is. Had a big snow storm early on then rest and most of December warmer than average. Prisoner Benefit Fund did give each inmate a pretty good holiday bag with quite a bit of great treats. Prison and the inmates conducted a fundraiser where we purchased food items we usually can’t get (example: chicken wings, white castle sliders) and a portion of all funds went to buy kid’s winter coats and gloves, that are in need in the community. We raised $4,500! January 2017: Holidays over, New year underway, back to normal conditions and winter continues. Check back some day. I will not wait so long for my next entry.

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Jason Miears's Profile
Age: 30
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, April 3 2017
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MY HOBBY AND LOVE OF DREAMS

One hobby I have found in here is the study and interpretation of dreams. I have never found what most people find interesting in here. Gambling, sports, television…but what has kept me busy is the study of my dreams. Ever since my mom got me books 4 years ago on interpreting dreams, I found the unconscious mind surreal. The intense irrational reality of dreams has always made me wonder what they were really all about. After intense study and writing my dreams down after waking up, I realized our unconscious mind tries to tell us indirectly about what we need to know about our waking life. After being able to memorize and recall dreams I eventually learned how to lucid dream. It is interesting how we can actually become conscious that we are actually dreaming. My only negative aspect is the nightmare. Sometimes the worrying endured in prison causes intense dreams to be frightening. What helps me though from these is realizing that just like this life we will all eventually wake up and realize the true nature of reality. One day at a time. One dream at a time…I would love to hear other people’s thoughts on dreams.

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Joseph Taubman's Profile
Age: 55
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 5
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, April 10 2017
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I’m honorably discharged from the Navy, as I’ve said. I also suffer from PTSD, something I currently receive service compensation for. I find it strange that I’m only allowed 10% of my monthly compensation and only allowed to allocate the other 90% to a spouse, someone I currently don’t have. You would think I would be allowed to put the $1200 into an account, perhaps for my future wife, but until she is a reality I cannot receive the 90% - even though I earned it through my service. No matter, I wanted to discuss the serious issue of PTSD and if any veterans out there are reading this blog I wanted to tell you that there are people who understand how you’re feeling and the demons you are fighting with. You don’t have to fight this alone; just like we didn’t fight against our enemies alone. We had each other’s backs then and we have your back now. Reach out to your veteran community and just talk to someone. I know it feels like you are alone, like no one feels like you do and like you cannot turn to anyone – or should not – because this isn’t a physical injury; but it’s an injury nonetheless. One solution I found has been having a dog in my life. It’s amazing the therapeutic value their love can have. Try it, and talk to someone, it will change your life. I hope this helps someone; I’ll be back next month with more of……something! :)

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Allen Ancar's Profile
Age: 45
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 0
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 11 2017
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ROGUE DETECTIVE INDICTED FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES COMMITS SUICIDE

Approximately 4 years after I had been convicted for this crime, the lead detective was indicted for falsifying police reports and fabricating evidence. About 6 months after being indicted, this detective was found dead in his apartment. Following an autopsy it was determined that he committed suicide. At trial, this detective testified that he interviewed the state’s principal witness a few hours after the crime had been committed. He stated that during this interview the witness identified me as the perpetrator. Nevertheless, an arrest warrant wasn’t issued for my arrest until 3 days after the witness gave a second statement at the homicide division which was approximately 28 days after the commission of this crime. Because the latent prints expert testified that he performed an independent examination of the fingerprint evidence after not receiving the name of a possible suspect, I’m pretty certain that the principal and sole witness did not give an identification in her initial interview on the day of the crime. My belief of this has been confirmed over the years because her initial statement to the police has never surfaced and every attempt by me to secure this report has been circumvented by both the N.O.P.D. and the District Attorney’s Office. If you are interested in helping me seek justice in my case, contact me at the listed address. Sincerely, Allen Ancar

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Paul Guenthner's Profile
Age: 58
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 11 2017
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NORTH SHORE

One day I hopped on a plane to Oahu to see my brother. Big party on the beach, lots of fun. I met a beautiful lady with jet black hair and piercing blue eyes. As the party wound down we spent the early hours talking on the beach. I told her I had to make a trip to the other side of the island. She said let’s go. Reluctantly I agreed. I had always dreamed of making this trip alone. We drove past the pineapple fields to the North Shore. When we arrived waiting for the sun to come up, my board close, I could hear the roar of the surf. It was awesome, pounding the coral reef like Thor’s hammer. There seemed to be a monster out tonight. The sand vibrated under our feet. The sun began to rise between the palms and over the volcanic mountains. I had found my paradise. 15-20 foot surf, one of the most spectacular sites I have ever seen. The mist made the waves look majestic. After a great time surfing, I came back to the beach beaming. My new friend understood exactly why I came to this place. After a couple of days together we both returned to our lives, we spoke on the phone at times. The surf, her beauty and the tropical paradise will always be with me. Life is about adventures. It was August when I arrived home. A friend called and just said “Octoberfest in Germany”. I said, “Can’t wait”. I have always believed a life without adventure, isn’t a life.

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Devon Miller's Profile
Age: 26
Location: MI
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, April 11 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Life
DON'T FORGET ME

The hole in prison will drain you of your faith and hope and leave you with nothing if you let it. But I keep my head high because I know the sun is gonnna shine. What's up world, got a few words for you. It’s been a minute since I heard from you. Hope you are safe and doing well. Good days barely seen when your living in hell. I try to be humble and stay in my place. But I'm stressing everyday trying not to catch a case. I pray to God but he don't hear what I say. Been in the hole for a month and ain't no love this way. This gets real old; lonely nights that's cold, sleepless nights, tossing and turning like a wreck on the road. I guess it’s true that when it rains it pours. God please don't let it rain no more. It hurts to the core that my letters ignored. I need comfort when I express all this pain I endure. Might have forgot because you ain’t seen me in a while. Use to make myself look stupid just to make you smile. But I barely smile because of where I’m at now. It’s hard to look up when everything seems down.

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Christopher Hall's Profile
Age: 39
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, April 14 2017
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Well, that didn’t quite work out! I did manage to get outta seg for around 7 months…see some TV, play some sports, and get a little social interaction, both positive and negative. Until the Administration struck again! This time in the form of the godless, black power, transgender GI on Ellis Unit! LOL. Real take though. She/he got down real good and sent me back to Ad. Seg. But I’m used to TDCJ’s corruption and criminality and tired of complaining, so it is what it is. I’d rather overlook the sadistic efforts of crooked guards anyway and concentrate more on constructive endeavors. I started a non-profit organization, The Japhetic Cultural Center, Inc., awhile back, and man, if anyone knows anything about taxes or how to get stuff like this off the ground, it’d really be a blessing to talk to you. It’s just next to impossible to get the ball rolling without access to a phone, and right now, getting ahold of one is just a little beyond my financial capabilities. But, I hate excuses and I hate losing. So, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and it’s always better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Even in here. Especially in HERE! So I’m gonna keep my Faith strong and do the little I can do where I’m at and when I can do it. And Hope and Pray that you all can do the same out there in the free. We all have our struggles and we all have our roles to play. But it sure makes it easier when we’ve have each other to lean on when things get rough. So thanks again world for letting me vent and hearing me out! Omnia Possum in Eo qui me confortet!!

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Rene Rivas Jr's Profile
Age: 40
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, April 23 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Me
THE REALITY OF ME

Looking at someone like me is looking at the bad guy you've been told not to be. All from appearance to living a life like me in a penitentiary. And truth be, no one should be like me, nor live like me, because many can't sustain living caged up like me. Most are not mentally nor physically built like me to sustain a violent and lonely caged up life like me. There is no college degree that teaches anyone to live in a penitentiary, and that's the reality. Given some deserve to live in a penitentiary, while others shouldn't be... just like this bad guy you see. I have no choice than to live in this penitentiary, long story as to how they convicted me, but if you'd like to know, just write me. For now, I'd like to tell you that the reality of who you see, "me!" I'm a bad guy, because when anybody steps all over me, I don't respect boundaries, and always stand up for all I believe, regardless the punishment the laws may hand me. Bad guy because I don't submit to authorities, well then a bad guy is who I'll always be. So just know, if you submit to authorities, and allow them to step all over you, and disrespect your beliefs, then you're nothing like this guy you see. You did a good job not turning out like me. Scarface.

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Alexander Calderon's Profile
Age: 32
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, April 26 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Life
WHAT'S IMPORTANT

A couple of years ago on a summer day my sister was visiting and I was sitting across to children’s playpen at the visiting center. I was watching two kids, a boy and a girl, inside the playpen, moving around plastic building blocks. I was intrigued, they were hard at work building an elaborate structure-I imagined it to be a castle. These two kids really focused all their energy on this project of theirs. This castle I imagined, had towers, internal passages and gates. Just when they had nearly finished the project, some other kid came along and knocked down the castle. The blocks came tumbling down. I expected it to kids to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to their hard work, there castle. Instead, they filled the entire visiting center with their laughter. I couldn’t help of being. The two kids-a white little boy with tan brown hair and rosy cheeks, and a black little girl and pigtails, held hands from moment’s time, just laughing. They invited the other kid, a brown little boy with the mohawk, to join them in rebuilding a bigger house for the three of them. And so I watched them-all three of them, hard at work again, building another castle. I realize that they taught me an important lesson. All the things in my life, all the complicating structures I build spending so much time creating, can be knocked down. Only my relationships with those I love, and who love me, will endure. I told this to my sister, sooner or later something happens and we get knocked down- what we work so hard to build gets knocked down. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold will be able to laugh. We held each other’s hand for the following five hours, never letting go, until it was time to leave.

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Larry Fisher's Profile
Age: 39
Location: WI
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, April 30 2017
Inmate Blog Category:Freedom
TRULY FREE

If you want to be truly free, you must take your freedom and run with it. Prior to and during the U.S Civil War, slaves who wanted their freedom had to make a decision about whether to risk life and limb by running away. Given the risks this must have been a heart-wrenching decision. But we can learn something from this example. We can be enslaved by many things, by addiction, by our own habits of thoughts and actions, and by our fear of timidity. If we are going to live our own lives by our own lights then at some point we have to take our freedom into our own hands and put ourselves at the helm of our own ship. This can be a hard thing to do, it is really easier to let others run our lives. Children get used to their parents making most of their decisions for them and some never grow out of this habit. The human will must be developed. If you would be free, you must believe in yourself and believe that you have the capacity to direct your own life. Then develop a plan to become the person you want to be. And finally, put the plan into action. As a good friend of mine likes to say, "plan the work and work the plan". Remember also to make adjustments to the plan if it isn't going perfectly. Some adjustments or Corrections are needed even in the best of plans.

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