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Voting is an American right. Let’s make sure we’re making an impact.

Currently, written by incarcerated people at various facilities in Virginia.

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Voting: What Does It Really Cost?

If the 15th amendment of the United States Constitution states that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Captive, A Poem

don’t go turning sour just because you’re around someone with power the man of the hour sitting in his fancy chair in his fancy office, like some big tall tower


In comparison, there is a greater sense of gratitude in knowing that there are people, such as yourself, who invest their time and energy in a platform that truly benefits and inspires someone such as myself, who is incarcerated.

A Poem: “If Never, Forever”

I recently wrote this for my ex, but she filed for divorce before I could send it… I think it might illustrate the longing and yearning experienced by so many effected by the division and separation of prison – both inside and out.

A Poem: I Still Wasn’t FREE

From every mountainside, let FREEDOM ring – For us…for me… What does FREEDOM mean? FREEDOM means life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all – Except those who fall… For a portion of their lives behind the proverbial wall – Then it becomes U.S. vs. “y’all”.


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