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James Coffman's Profile
Age: 33
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, September 20 2015
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NO ROLE MODEL BY J.C. I am not a role model/ Just an example/ Just a statistic/ Just depicted/ I am not a role model/ Predicted to roll though/ They tell me to roll over like my name is Pluto/ Seen so many hang though/ 24 parlay, burnin' in inferno/ Strange life, strange town, like Fargo/ Now the judge call me a lie/ Gave me 25 to Life/ Theyvoted for the Congressman and all they do is lie/ I swear it was the truth/ That the D.A. had no proof/ I guess that's the consequences of living in the Boot/

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James Coffman's Profile
Age: 33
Location: LA
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Sunday, September 20 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Role Model
ROLE MODEL

NO ROLE MODEL BY J.C. I am not a role model/ Just an example/ Just a statistic/ Just depicted/ I am not a role model/ Predicted to roll though/ They tell me to roll over like my name is Pluto/ Seen so many hang though/ 24 parlay, burnin' in inferno/ Strange life, strange town, like Fargo/ Now the judge call me a lie/ Gave me 25 to Life/ Theyvoted for the Congressman and all they do is lie/ I swear it was the truth/ That the D.A. had no proof/ I guess that's the consequences of living in the Boot/

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Shawn Ali Bahrami's Profile
Age: 41
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 0
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, September 29 2015
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So you’re my new virtual cellie…”fresh meat!”…(smile) just kidding; seriously, it’s really not like that anymore. There are guys, when doing time gets the best of them, who have their I-don’t-give-a-____(insert preferred cussword) moments, but the violence-centric lens that television uses to portray prison life is an exaggeration of a small percentage of the negative, isolated incidents that do take place. That’s why I’m inviting you into my Texas Prison Cell (follow my blog on freeshawnali.com) to become my virtual cellie and where I will interactively express to you my inmate-perspective views on prison life, conveying also my personal reflections as a creative and therapeutic outlet for the 20-years-incarcerated, wrongfully convicted pain I’m holding inside of me. You might as well take a seat on my bunk as I have a lot on my mind to share with you. Here, as a newboot you will definitely need this (turning my fan towards you). Even in triple-digit heat, Texas doesn’t believe in coddling its convicts with something as cutting-edge, technologically advanced as air-conditioning (smile). Have you ever wanted something so bad that it hurts? Well, being I’ve been captive in prison since I was 17, so I have a running list of things I hurt/long for but what I hurt most for is my freedom. Recently I felt the fumes of freedom on my fingertips. How so? I was reviewed for parole for the first time. As expected, I didn’t make my first parole (few do) but I received only a one year set-off, so I’ll be reviewed again next year. The thing is…(visit freeshawnali.com).

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Nicole Bradley's Profile
Age: 41
Location: CA
Total Blog Entries: 9
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, October 5 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Update
SETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT

I want everyone to know that I am only looking for friends. I need to focus on my freedom, and a relationship will only be counter-productive to that goal. Someone commented that I am only looking for someone to give me money. This is not true. Yes, I do need someone to print stuff from the Internet for me. I am also hoping someone would be kind enough to help me get the books I need and want. But this is not why I am on this site. I need friends. If my Facebook has an update saying I need stamps, it’s because most people don’t send any when they write and expect that I’m able to afford them. If you live overseas, stamps are needed even more due to the higher postage rates. Are these requests too much to ask of others? I’m not trying to get anyone to take care of me financially. Books and printouts are a small request that helps me deal with my time. I’m the one that needs help and has to depend on others. It’s not as if I can go out and get a job to support myself. But, aside from all that, what I really need is a friend. I need people in my life that will be encouraging to me and help me get through this nightmare. I need lots of letters. Most people have no idea what it’s like in here. I can’t trust anyone in here. I have no privacy. It’s so damn noisy, and I rarely get any peace and quiet. Drama is normal in this place. And, I’m constantly homesick. I have one regular visitor. I hardly see my family except for my sister every once in a while. My mom comes on special holidays. I haven’t seen my dad and brother in so long. My nieces and nephew hardly know me. It really hurts. I do my best to stay strong. Another thing, I need people in my life that won’t judge me. I respect everyone’s religion. But, I prefer that people don’t quote verses from the Bible to me. There are so many Bible thumpers in here that like to pray out loud, quote verses, and act holier than thou, yet act like hypocrites. My spirituality is a private matter. I follow the cycles of the seasons, phase of the moon, and study everything about nature. I believe in Karma, the Three-Fold Law, and the Law of Attraction. I believe in love, family values, and respect. I love everyone for who they are, and expect to be loved for who I am. I am trying to better myself, because I don’t ever want to make the same mistakes again. I meditate daily, write in a journal, and even in a dream journal. As for my bisexuality, I need to set the record straight on that. I was not gay before coming to prison. I had a man I loved, who is no longer in my life. I wanted to have kids. I got involved with women in here out of loneliness, and I did fall in-love with women in here. My heart was broken, and I was used. I have tattoos of women’s names I regret getting and plan on getting removed when I get out. But, in reality, I’d prefer to be with a man when I go home. Though, my family and friends will be my first priority over a relationship once I gain my freedom. I have a lot of catching up to do with my loved ones. So, I hope this clears everything up for anyone new curious about writing me. I do look forward to hearing from some new friends.

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Gilbert Vargas's Profile
Age: 30
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, October 5 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
LONELINESS

Loneliness…How is it that with so many people around us the feeling of loneliness still reaches our souls? You sit at home scrolling through your phone to find comfort on your contact list and miles away I sit in my cell reading old letters hoping to find comfort in those long forgotten words. We search for companionship in the form of friendship or romantic relationships; seeking to soothe our hearts from the torture of solitude. We crave the comfort of someone sitting next to us or just the knowledge of having someone in our lives who would watch a “Nicholas Sparks” movie with us. It’s said that being apart from a loved one is the only way to measure our affection and when they fail to return that affection turns into loneliness; whether if it’s been days or years there is no getting used to being alone. When one companion fails time has shown we will always resort to continuing our search for perfect communion. Know that you are not the only one dealing with being alone. There are thousands of us looking for someone to share our time with. Don’t sit in despair of your situation, take action and give your time to another lonely heart so that in return you will feel the void in your own heart begin to mend. I am here, a lonely soul with an open heart. Gilbert Vargas

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Christopher Hall's Profile
Age: 39
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, October 9 2015
Inmate Blog Category:FRIENDSHIP
POSITIVE THOUGHTS

Well world, it is definitely me again! And while everyone, both behind these walls and beyond them, can find something to complain about, if they are only looking for the negative, I’d just like to send a shout out to express my appreciation for the attention and responses I’ve received from some of you out there.A few people have come and gone quickly and others may yet turn into lasting friendships, but to each and to all, I’d like to say thank you for taking my mind and soul above and beyond the artificial gangster mentality that, unfortunately, seems to enslave so many of our spirits in here. My outside contact may continue to be sporadic and unpredictable, but thanks to you, no longer exists!But as people continuously move into and out of all of our lives, I could always enjoy getting to know someone new, especially from places or different experiences than those I’m usually accustomed to. And, particularly to the ladies. As I’ve lived a life almost completely deprived from your presence and insights. Your thoughts are even more warmly received and cherished by me. I really value hearing what you have to say.I also realize it’s difficult to get a handle on just who it is your dealing with in these environments at any given point in time. So for those interested in getting to know a little more before dropping a line.

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Jacob Blackmon's Profile
Age: 40
Location: TX
Total Blog Entries: 3
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, October 16 2015
Inmate Blog Category:REDEMPTION
FAITH

Dear Friends, it brings me great joy to tell you that the Jacob Blackmon story, "Captured By Love and Forgiveness" is finally in print! What a powerful testimony of the love of Jesus Christ and his ability to bring change, healing, and forgiveness even in the most desperate of times. Imagine being a child of fifteen years of age, and imagine yourself being thrust into an adult prison at fifteen for a crime you did not commit. This is the story of a boy who came into manhood in some of the most dangerous prisons in Texas only to find that he had not been captured by man, but by a loving and forgiving God. As Jesus does with all His children, our God has turned Jake's misfortune into an opportunity for ministry in the most unlikely place. To hear more of Jake's story please go to http://justiceforjacobblackmon.org/ or to purchase a copy of "Captured by Love and Forgiveness: The Jacob Blackmon Story" please go to http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781498440639&HC_ISBN= . We look forward to getting this testimony out to as many people as possible and hope that you will partner with us in sharing the awesome love of Christ through Jacob's testimony!

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Ivan P. Wynn's Profile
Age: 53
Location: NJ
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, October 19 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
OUR POTENTIAL WITHIN MUST BE BELIEVED

Our Potential Within Must Be Believed Our challenge isn’t changing and reinventing ourselves while incarcerated, that’s the easy solution to our circumstances, it’s believing change and reinvention is possible, knowing that each one of us possesses different particular talents that can change precarious circumstances of any kind. Our challenge and obstruction of grasping successful rehabilitation measures is the illusion of doubt and disbelief, these are the enemies of anyone imprisoned. We must realize it’s our responsibility and obligation with everything within us to initiate the process of eradicating doubt and unbelief from the core our consciousness. Every prisoner isn’t the same, we don’t think the same; we don’t talk about the same things. There’s not this collective goal consciousness, hatred of authority, rehabilitation, learning, humanity, some of us continuously meditate on the betterment of our children, communities, school system and the opportunity to become a productive member of our communities and society once released. Some of us grasp every intellectual and spiritual and edifying apparatus to better, change and reinvent ourselves everyday of our existence while incarcerated. To all those incarcerated, make every moment where you are, a teachable and learnable experience. Our voices can transcend our circumstances and environment; never let the enormous concrete walls that overshadow you as a mountain of discouragement overtake your objective of change. I truly believe our chance to fulfill our destinies and show that genuine change and reinvention and redemption is truly possible from the worst prisoners. Always speak words of edification and positiveness. Be Changed...Ivan

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Paul McLaughlin's Profile
Age: 33
Location: IL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, November 16 2015
Inmate Blog Category:
KEEP HANDWRITTEN LETTERS ALIVE

Everywhere I look today people are using faster and easier ways to stay in touch which is not bad on the surface but our social skills with people are suffering! “I don’t know” turned into “IDK” which is now a confused faced emoji. Seriously? Texts and emails serve a purpose to save time and get a message somewhere fast. Now ask yourself, the feeling you get when you receive a letter, is it the same as an email? I don’t think so! I believe people enjoy handwritten letters but in this fast paced world, it’s not easy to find time to write. But that makes the letters mean even more! The benefits don’t stop at just receiving, but also in writing them slowing down to collect your thoughts and feelings on paper relieves stress. In sharing letters you create a stronger bond with someone new or help strengthen one you already have. The person you write can be anyone, about anything but one thing for sure, you will make their day! I’ve read recently that most people “See” happiness in their future. Why does it have to be in your future? Why not now? Grab a piece of happiness, write someone a letter today! Oct. 5th 2015 – I lost a pen pal today due to the massive delay in the prison mail system. Please Be Patient when writing people. I am bummed due to the loss and I’d like others to avoid the same feeling. Keep Lets Going! Paul McLaughlin

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Steve Newman's Profile
Age: 44
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 8
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, November 19 2015
Inmate Blog Category:Prison Story
SHOWER TIME!!

Imagine, if you will, that you're getting ready to take a shower. Let's hope it's not 6 PM; you'll have tons of workers returning from the kitchen, smelling like dirty onions, rushing to the shower. And let's also hope it's not approaching 8 AM, 1 PM, or 7 PM, because those are count times. Showering during count time is not only a deadly sin, but also an express pass to the hole. OK, so the timing is right. Great! Now grab your soap, soap dish, razor, shampoo, clean clothes, and towel. Put on your shower shoes, and take the 50-step-journey to the communal bathroom. When you pass the toilet stalls, you'll be able to hear if anyone else is in the shower. It's a small open room, about 15 by 10, with six shower-heads. You approach, but before coming into view of the other shower-takers, you call out a warning: "Shower?!" You wait. They respond, "Yeah!" (I've never heard them respond "no", but I'm sure it happens.) Then, you undress, pick your favorite shower-head, and try not to look at the others. Hopefully they don't try striking up a conversation like someone did to me this morning -- it's awkward, trust me. Halfway through your shower, you hear someone else call out: "Shower?" Which of us says "Yeah."? Me or him? Nobody speaks. Again, we hear, "Shower!!" This time, we call out, in harmony, "Yeah."

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