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  • Government Name: Benjamin Williams
  • Register Number: R32989
  • Age:27
  • Time Served:10 yrs +
  • Home Town:Chicago, IL
  • Sentence:41 years
  • Current Charge:Murder, Robbery, Agg. Discharge of a Firearm
  • Alias:Ben Ben
  • Release Date:2045
  • Prison Affiliation:Growth & Development
  • Circle of Influence:Fall Back, Labron Neal Bey
  • Institution:Stateville Correctional Center
  • My goal is to inspire and promote change.
  • Solutions To The Day-To-Day Struggles Of The People

    I am so sick of watching these programs with these so-called solutions to the violence in impoverished communities, especially in my hometown of Chicago. The people who come up with these solutions live in shiny highrises and fancy and comfortable homes and are out of touch. They do not understand the day-to-day struggles of the people in the communities they speak about. They are so quick to say the primary solution is repairing the broken home or the relationship between police and community,... READ MORE

  • In Defense of Our People: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds

    First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to the Castile and Sterling families. My second thought is for Diamond Reynolds. I want you to know you are very important in this life. You are due the utmost praise and respect for what you did. You are a true warrior for staying calm and firm in the line of fire. Only God knows what you and your daughter had to go through during that encounter. And only God knows what you will have to endure moving forward. Salute. Let me ask this... READ MORE

  • We Shall Overcome

    In the early 1500s the Portuguese arrived to West Africa and tricked a tribe of locals to capture, exchange and sell members of other tribes. The captured were then shackled, chained and stacked on top of each other like cargo and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world to be slaves. For centuries these people, the Negroes, were enslaved and forced to work the land and produce more slaves. In the process slaves were beaten, raped, sold, and separated from their families, and... READ MORE

  • Angry Black Male

    Angry outbursts from my 12-gauge/dead bodies in my wake so everybody feels my rage/ blood drips from my heart to the ink that I spill on this page/been labeled an outcast and black sheep since my early age/so my payback is to terrorize the world ’til my dying days/locked and chained like an animal stuck in a cage/but y’all seem amazed when I find my way out like a mouse in a maze/sometimes the nights be a daze/from all the lean sippin’ and lighting the haze/I stay intoxicated... READ MORE

  • Poverty and Violence

    How do we curb the violence in communities across the nation? The government and politicians answers are stricter gun laws and longer prison sentences, which, by the way, have proven not to work.  Even with these strict laws and so many people in prison for so long, violence is at an all time high. The only logical thing to do is devise a more reasonable and humane plan of action. Studies show that violence is imminent in impoverished communities. Now the bigger question becomes if we know... READ MORE

  • Patience is a Virtue

    All my life I was told that patience is a virtue. I never really understood that sentiment until everything in my life was turned upside down, and I had to exercise patience to maintain my sanity. In prison and in life we all at some point in time experience some kind of obstacle or setback that tests our will, faith, beliefs, and understanding. Life is hard, so I won’t front like it’s not. You have to be equipped for all the troubles that come your way, in all aspects, physically,... READ MORE

  • Success

    How do you define success? Webster defines success as a favorable process or termination; the gaining of fame, wealth, etc.; the scale or level of gain. Now if this is the true meaning of success then why is it that so many people who have this kind of success are so unhappy and unfulfilled? This could only mean that something is missing on the inside. On the outside looking in, one sees a person with all the material possessions the world has to offer and thinks that person has it made and no... READ MORE

  • #BlackLivesMatter But do they really?

    Black lives matter! But do they really? Let’s take a look at that statement very closely. Black lives matter to whom; to whites, to blacks, who? Now one could argue that on both sides of the racial divide black lives don’t mean a damn thing! Look at America and the history of the European people and you will see that they did nothing but rob, steal, exploit, and kill Africans. This society is and will always be, if we don’t take a stand and change it, systemically designed... READ MORE

  • There is More to Life

    Be careful of who and what you profess to be. To all the young brothers and sisters out there proclaiming to be nothing more than a nigga and a product of their environment, know that you are much more than some ignorant person from the ghetto whose only means of survival is kill or be killed like some wild animal living in the jungle. We all are the image of the creator. The problem is so many of us have been told who we are by the wrong people. Growing up we are not told how special we are... READ MORE

  • Your Self-Image

    What reflection stares back at you from the mirror? Let me guess, you only see the head, arms, torso, and legs the creator provided. Look deeper and tell me what it is you see. Your self-image is more than just the physical. It is the make-up of everything you are as a person. So, who are you? Every last one of us are unique, beautiful and different from each other with a specific purpose. Sooo many of us parade through life with false personas and do not truly embrace ourselves. Sooo many of... READ MORE

  • Solutions To The Day-To-Day Struggles Of The People

    I am so sick of watching these programs with these so-called solutions to the violence in impoverished communities, especially in my hometown of Chicago. The people who come up with these solutions live in shiny highrises and fancy and comfortable homes and are out of touch. They do not understand the day-to-day struggles of the people in the communities they speak about. They are so quick to say the primary solution is repairing the broken home or the relationship between police and community,... READ MORE

  • In Defense of Our People: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds

    First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to the Castile and Sterling families. My second thought is for Diamond Reynolds. I want you to know you are very important in this life. You are due the utmost praise and respect for what you did. You are a true warrior for staying calm and firm in the line of fire. Only God knows what you and your daughter had to go through during that encounter. And only God knows what you will have to endure moving forward. Salute. Let me ask this... READ MORE

  • We Shall Overcome

    In the early 1500s the Portuguese arrived to West Africa and tricked a tribe of locals to capture, exchange and sell members of other tribes. The captured were then shackled, chained and stacked on top of each other like cargo and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world to be slaves. For centuries these people, the Negroes, were enslaved and forced to work the land and produce more slaves. In the process slaves were beaten, raped, sold, and separated from their families, and... READ MORE

  • Angry Black Male

    Angry outbursts from my 12-gauge/dead bodies in my wake so everybody feels my rage/ blood drips from my heart to the ink that I spill on this page/been labeled an outcast and black sheep since my early age/so my payback is to terrorize the world ’til my dying days/locked and chained like an animal stuck in a cage/but y’all seem amazed when I find my way out like a mouse in a maze/sometimes the nights be a daze/from all the lean sippin’ and lighting the haze/I stay intoxicated... READ MORE

  • Poverty and Violence

    How do we curb the violence in communities across the nation? The government and politicians answers are stricter gun laws and longer prison sentences, which, by the way, have proven not to work.  Even with these strict laws and so many people in prison for so long, violence is at an all time high. The only logical thing to do is devise a more reasonable and humane plan of action. Studies show that violence is imminent in impoverished communities. Now the bigger question becomes if we know... READ MORE

  • Patience is a Virtue

    All my life I was told that patience is a virtue. I never really understood that sentiment until everything in my life was turned upside down, and I had to exercise patience to maintain my sanity. In prison and in life we all at some point in time experience some kind of obstacle or setback that tests our will, faith, beliefs, and understanding. Life is hard, so I won’t front like it’s not. You have to be equipped for all the troubles that come your way, in all aspects, physically,... READ MORE

  • Success

    How do you define success? Webster defines success as a favorable process or termination; the gaining of fame, wealth, etc.; the scale or level of gain. Now if this is the true meaning of success then why is it that so many people who have this kind of success are so unhappy and unfulfilled? This could only mean that something is missing on the inside. On the outside looking in, one sees a person with all the material possessions the world has to offer and thinks that person has it made and no... READ MORE

  • #BlackLivesMatter But do they really?

    Black lives matter! But do they really? Let’s take a look at that statement very closely. Black lives matter to whom; to whites, to blacks, who? Now one could argue that on both sides of the racial divide black lives don’t mean a damn thing! Look at America and the history of the European people and you will see that they did nothing but rob, steal, exploit, and kill Africans. This society is and will always be, if we don’t take a stand and change it, systemically designed... READ MORE

  • There is More to Life

    Be careful of who and what you profess to be. To all the young brothers and sisters out there proclaiming to be nothing more than a nigga and a product of their environment, know that you are much more than some ignorant person from the ghetto whose only means of survival is kill or be killed like some wild animal living in the jungle. We all are the image of the creator. The problem is so many of us have been told who we are by the wrong people. Growing up we are not told how special we are... READ MORE

  • Your Self-Image

    What reflection stares back at you from the mirror? Let me guess, you only see the head, arms, torso, and legs the creator provided. Look deeper and tell me what it is you see. Your self-image is more than just the physical. It is the make-up of everything you are as a person. So, who are you? Every last one of us are unique, beautiful and different from each other with a specific purpose. Sooo many of us parade through life with false personas and do not truly embrace ourselves. Sooo many of... READ MORE

  • Solutions To The Day-To-Day Struggles Of The People

    I am so sick of watching these programs with these so-called solutions to the violence in impoverished communities, especially in my hometown of Chicago. The people who come up with these solutions live in shiny highrises and fancy and comfortable homes and are out of touch. They do not understand the day-to-day struggles of the people in the communities they speak about. They are so quick to say the primary solution is repairing the broken home or the relationship between police and community,... READ MORE

  • In Defense of Our People: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds

    First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to the Castile and Sterling families. My second thought is for Diamond Reynolds. I want you to know you are very important in this life. You are due the utmost praise and respect for what you did. You are a true warrior for staying calm and firm in the line of fire. Only God knows what you and your daughter had to go through during that encounter. And only God knows what you will have to endure moving forward. Salute. Let me ask this... READ MORE

  • We Shall Overcome

    In the early 1500s the Portuguese arrived to West Africa and tricked a tribe of locals to capture, exchange and sell members of other tribes. The captured were then shackled, chained and stacked on top of each other like cargo and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world to be slaves. For centuries these people, the Negroes, were enslaved and forced to work the land and produce more slaves. In the process slaves were beaten, raped, sold, and separated from their families, and... READ MORE

  • Angry Black Male

    Angry outbursts from my 12-gauge/dead bodies in my wake so everybody feels my rage/ blood drips from my heart to the ink that I spill on this page/been labeled an outcast and black sheep since my early age/so my payback is to terrorize the world ’til my dying days/locked and chained like an animal stuck in a cage/but y’all seem amazed when I find my way out like a mouse in a maze/sometimes the nights be a daze/from all the lean sippin’ and lighting the haze/I stay intoxicated... READ MORE

  • Poverty and Violence

    How do we curb the violence in communities across the nation? The government and politicians answers are stricter gun laws and longer prison sentences, which, by the way, have proven not to work.  Even with these strict laws and so many people in prison for so long, violence is at an all time high. The only logical thing to do is devise a more reasonable and humane plan of action. Studies show that violence is imminent in impoverished communities. Now the bigger question becomes if we know... READ MORE

  • Patience is a Virtue

    All my life I was told that patience is a virtue. I never really understood that sentiment until everything in my life was turned upside down, and I had to exercise patience to maintain my sanity. In prison and in life we all at some point in time experience some kind of obstacle or setback that tests our will, faith, beliefs, and understanding. Life is hard, so I won’t front like it’s not. You have to be equipped for all the troubles that come your way, in all aspects, physically,... READ MORE

  • Success

    How do you define success? Webster defines success as a favorable process or termination; the gaining of fame, wealth, etc.; the scale or level of gain. Now if this is the true meaning of success then why is it that so many people who have this kind of success are so unhappy and unfulfilled? This could only mean that something is missing on the inside. On the outside looking in, one sees a person with all the material possessions the world has to offer and thinks that person has it made and no... READ MORE

  • #BlackLivesMatter But do they really?

    Black lives matter! But do they really? Let’s take a look at that statement very closely. Black lives matter to whom; to whites, to blacks, who? Now one could argue that on both sides of the racial divide black lives don’t mean a damn thing! Look at America and the history of the European people and you will see that they did nothing but rob, steal, exploit, and kill Africans. This society is and will always be, if we don’t take a stand and change it, systemically designed... READ MORE

  • There is More to Life

    Be careful of who and what you profess to be. To all the young brothers and sisters out there proclaiming to be nothing more than a nigga and a product of their environment, know that you are much more than some ignorant person from the ghetto whose only means of survival is kill or be killed like some wild animal living in the jungle. We all are the image of the creator. The problem is so many of us have been told who we are by the wrong people. Growing up we are not told how special we are... READ MORE

  • Your Self-Image

    What reflection stares back at you from the mirror? Let me guess, you only see the head, arms, torso, and legs the creator provided. Look deeper and tell me what it is you see. Your self-image is more than just the physical. It is the make-up of everything you are as a person. So, who are you? Every last one of us are unique, beautiful and different from each other with a specific purpose. Sooo many of us parade through life with false personas and do not truly embrace ourselves. Sooo many of... READ MORE

  • Solutions To The Day-To-Day Struggles Of The People

    I am so sick of watching these programs with these so-called solutions to the violence in impoverished communities, especially in my hometown of Chicago. The people who come up with these solutions live in shiny highrises and fancy and comfortable homes and are out of touch. They do not understand the day-to-day struggles of the people in the communities they speak about. They are so quick to say the primary solution is repairing the broken home or the relationship between police and community,... READ MORE

  • In Defense of Our People: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds

    First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to the Castile and Sterling families. My second thought is for Diamond Reynolds. I want you to know you are very important in this life. You are due the utmost praise and respect for what you did. You are a true warrior for staying calm and firm in the line of fire. Only God knows what you and your daughter had to go through during that encounter. And only God knows what you will have to endure moving forward. Salute. Let me ask this... READ MORE

  • We Shall Overcome

    In the early 1500s the Portuguese arrived to West Africa and tricked a tribe of locals to capture, exchange and sell members of other tribes. The captured were then shackled, chained and stacked on top of each other like cargo and transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world to be slaves. For centuries these people, the Negroes, were enslaved and forced to work the land and produce more slaves. In the process slaves were beaten, raped, sold, and separated from their families, and... READ MORE

  • Angry Black Male

    Angry outbursts from my 12-gauge/dead bodies in my wake so everybody feels my rage/ blood drips from my heart to the ink that I spill on this page/been labeled an outcast and black sheep since my early age/so my payback is to terrorize the world ’til my dying days/locked and chained like an animal stuck in a cage/but y’all seem amazed when I find my way out like a mouse in a maze/sometimes the nights be a daze/from all the lean sippin’ and lighting the haze/I stay intoxicated... READ MORE

  • Poverty and Violence

    How do we curb the violence in communities across the nation? The government and politicians answers are stricter gun laws and longer prison sentences, which, by the way, have proven not to work.  Even with these strict laws and so many people in prison for so long, violence is at an all time high. The only logical thing to do is devise a more reasonable and humane plan of action. Studies show that violence is imminent in impoverished communities. Now the bigger question becomes if we know... READ MORE

  • Patience is a Virtue

    All my life I was told that patience is a virtue. I never really understood that sentiment until everything in my life was turned upside down, and I had to exercise patience to maintain my sanity. In prison and in life we all at some point in time experience some kind of obstacle or setback that tests our will, faith, beliefs, and understanding. Life is hard, so I won’t front like it’s not. You have to be equipped for all the troubles that come your way, in all aspects, physically,... READ MORE

  • Success

    How do you define success? Webster defines success as a favorable process or termination; the gaining of fame, wealth, etc.; the scale or level of gain. Now if this is the true meaning of success then why is it that so many people who have this kind of success are so unhappy and unfulfilled? This could only mean that something is missing on the inside. On the outside looking in, one sees a person with all the material possessions the world has to offer and thinks that person has it made and no... READ MORE

  • #BlackLivesMatter But do they really?

    Black lives matter! But do they really? Let’s take a look at that statement very closely. Black lives matter to whom; to whites, to blacks, who? Now one could argue that on both sides of the racial divide black lives don’t mean a damn thing! Look at America and the history of the European people and you will see that they did nothing but rob, steal, exploit, and kill Africans. This society is and will always be, if we don’t take a stand and change it, systemically designed... READ MORE

  • There is More to Life

    Be careful of who and what you profess to be. To all the young brothers and sisters out there proclaiming to be nothing more than a nigga and a product of their environment, know that you are much more than some ignorant person from the ghetto whose only means of survival is kill or be killed like some wild animal living in the jungle. We all are the image of the creator. The problem is so many of us have been told who we are by the wrong people. Growing up we are not told how special we are... READ MORE

  • Your Self-Image

    What reflection stares back at you from the mirror? Let me guess, you only see the head, arms, torso, and legs the creator provided. Look deeper and tell me what it is you see. Your self-image is more than just the physical. It is the make-up of everything you are as a person. So, who are you? Every last one of us are unique, beautiful and different from each other with a specific purpose. Sooo many of us parade through life with false personas and do not truly embrace ourselves. Sooo many of... READ MORE


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