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  • Government Name: Jamel Miller
  • Register Number: R19483
  • Age:37
  • Time Served:12+ years
  • Home Town:Chicago, IL
  • Sentence:60 years
  • Current Charge:1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery w/ a Firearm
  • Alias:Buck
  • Release Date:2057
  • Prison Affiliation:Growth & Development
  • Circle of Influence:Fall Back, Labron Neal Bey
  • Institution:Stateville Correctional Center
  • As I got older I realized that I could use my influence to have a positive impact in prison as well as on the streets.
  • Time to Wake Up

    It’s time to wake up! Along time ago I had to learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike. Therefore because a lesson is capable of being taught by one does not dictate that it can easily be learned by another. Certain things can be understood by certain people, but most things are likely to be misunderstood by most people. Look, I’m no athlete, actor, politician, or any other type public figure, so I don’t have to be politically... READ MORE

  • Real Men Still Exist

    I have asked myself a few times during my incarceration: why am I so strong; why am I not weak like so many of these other dudes; why don’t I have to pretend to be a stand-up dude; why I effortlessly remain real; why do I continue to stick to the script and maintain strong principles, values and beliefs no matter the weather or the situation when no one else does? After much contemplation I concluded that I am the way that I am and have persevered because success cannot be measured by... READ MORE

  • A Man’s Man

    I’m so serious most of the time because, in prison, only the fittest and most aggressive survive. A second cannot be wasted. Once seconds are lost, you lose, and losing is for losers! I keep an attitude because I never want to become complacent or okay with being in prison. My disdain for prison is what keeps me focused, planning, plotting, strategizing, and executing to get out of prison ASAP! To some I am extremely cocky and arrogant. But that’s only because I believe in me. My... READ MORE

  • Advice from a Prisoner

    I believe that a man should be judged based on his principles and these are some of mine . . . Learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike! Therefore, because a lesson can be taught by one, doesn’t mean that it can be easily learned by another. Certainly, certain people can understand certain things, but much will be misunderstood by many. Some people tell all in words, while others communicate with silence. Learn to listen to what’s being... READ MORE

  • Back in the Day

    Remember when you were younger and your elders would begin a conversation with the phrase back in the day? Chances are you would immediately say here we go again and wish you could plug your ears because you thought you knew it all and did not feel like being preached to. I find this to be ironic because nowadays at times my conversations begin with back in the day. Funny, huh? In many instances yes, but not today. Back in the day you would have had a better chance of seeing a bear walking in... READ MORE

  • A Man with a Plan to Decrease Violence and Save Lives in Chicago

    “Reaching Back” Artist: Kenneth Key A70562, Live from Lockdown writer serving LIFE at Stateville Correctional Center (Joliet, IL) At this very moment Tyshawn Lee should be arising out of a peaceful sleep and preparing for another day of school. Kaylyn Pryor should be in front the full length mirror in her bedroom getting her vogue on as she prepares to turn the modeling world upside down. Unfortunately, they are no longer in their rooms or apart of this world, and I have a huge... READ MORE

  • Chicago: They Don’t Really Care About Us

    A thousand pardons for taking longer than usual to provide you with some thought provoking material. I have been preoccupied with my ultimate objective- regaining my freedom! I was also patiently waiting to see if I would receive a response from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church and a few other pastors throughout Chicago. I sent each of the aforementioned a letter titled “Saving Our Youth, Communities and Innocent Lives . . Now!” as... READ MORE

  • Crime Pays: You Do the Dishes

    You would think that with the bloodshed and crime rates in cities like Chicago and Baltimore that the people of the United States would have enough sense to know that the so-called tough on crime War on Drugs and War on Poverty is a loss. A lot of the people in the U.S. have been bamboozled, or maybe they just don’t care. Or maybe since I am a pawn on this nefarious chessboard it is easy for me to identify the pieces and how they move. The government uses crime as a mechanism for... READ MORE

  • Jamel Miller

    A long time ago I was told that a story has no real value unless it is shared with others so they can learn, be motivated and empowered by the story. With that said I would like to share my life, my dreams, and my feelings with the world in the hope that it gives some game that people can actually learn from. When I say game I am not referring to the streets. I am referring to the game of life. Before you put on your comfortable shoes and walk with me, let me give you my 4-1-1. My name is Jamel... READ MORE

  • Time to Wake Up

    It’s time to wake up! Along time ago I had to learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike. Therefore because a lesson is capable of being taught by one does not dictate that it can easily be learned by another. Certain things can be understood by certain people, but most things are likely to be misunderstood by most people. Look, I’m no athlete, actor, politician, or any other type public figure, so I don’t have to be politically... READ MORE

  • Real Men Still Exist

    I have asked myself a few times during my incarceration: why am I so strong; why am I not weak like so many of these other dudes; why don’t I have to pretend to be a stand-up dude; why I effortlessly remain real; why do I continue to stick to the script and maintain strong principles, values and beliefs no matter the weather or the situation when no one else does? After much contemplation I concluded that I am the way that I am and have persevered because success cannot be measured by... READ MORE

  • A Man’s Man

    I’m so serious most of the time because, in prison, only the fittest and most aggressive survive. A second cannot be wasted. Once seconds are lost, you lose, and losing is for losers! I keep an attitude because I never want to become complacent or okay with being in prison. My disdain for prison is what keeps me focused, planning, plotting, strategizing, and executing to get out of prison ASAP! To some I am extremely cocky and arrogant. But that’s only because I believe in me. My... READ MORE

  • Advice from a Prisoner

    I believe that a man should be judged based on his principles and these are some of mine . . . Learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike! Therefore, because a lesson can be taught by one, doesn’t mean that it can be easily learned by another. Certainly, certain people can understand certain things, but much will be misunderstood by many. Some people tell all in words, while others communicate with silence. Learn to listen to what’s being... READ MORE

  • Back in the Day

    Remember when you were younger and your elders would begin a conversation with the phrase back in the day? Chances are you would immediately say here we go again and wish you could plug your ears because you thought you knew it all and did not feel like being preached to. I find this to be ironic because nowadays at times my conversations begin with back in the day. Funny, huh? In many instances yes, but not today. Back in the day you would have had a better chance of seeing a bear walking in... READ MORE

  • A Man with a Plan to Decrease Violence and Save Lives in Chicago

    “Reaching Back” Artist: Kenneth Key A70562, Live from Lockdown writer serving LIFE at Stateville Correctional Center (Joliet, IL) At this very moment Tyshawn Lee should be arising out of a peaceful sleep and preparing for another day of school. Kaylyn Pryor should be in front the full length mirror in her bedroom getting her vogue on as she prepares to turn the modeling world upside down. Unfortunately, they are no longer in their rooms or apart of this world, and I have a huge... READ MORE

  • Chicago: They Don’t Really Care About Us

    A thousand pardons for taking longer than usual to provide you with some thought provoking material. I have been preoccupied with my ultimate objective- regaining my freedom! I was also patiently waiting to see if I would receive a response from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church and a few other pastors throughout Chicago. I sent each of the aforementioned a letter titled “Saving Our Youth, Communities and Innocent Lives . . Now!” as... READ MORE

  • Crime Pays: You Do the Dishes

    You would think that with the bloodshed and crime rates in cities like Chicago and Baltimore that the people of the United States would have enough sense to know that the so-called tough on crime War on Drugs and War on Poverty is a loss. A lot of the people in the U.S. have been bamboozled, or maybe they just don’t care. Or maybe since I am a pawn on this nefarious chessboard it is easy for me to identify the pieces and how they move. The government uses crime as a mechanism for... READ MORE

  • Jamel Miller

    A long time ago I was told that a story has no real value unless it is shared with others so they can learn, be motivated and empowered by the story. With that said I would like to share my life, my dreams, and my feelings with the world in the hope that it gives some game that people can actually learn from. When I say game I am not referring to the streets. I am referring to the game of life. Before you put on your comfortable shoes and walk with me, let me give you my 4-1-1. My name is Jamel... READ MORE

  • Time to Wake Up

    It’s time to wake up! Along time ago I had to learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike. Therefore because a lesson is capable of being taught by one does not dictate that it can easily be learned by another. Certain things can be understood by certain people, but most things are likely to be misunderstood by most people. Look, I’m no athlete, actor, politician, or any other type public figure, so I don’t have to be politically... READ MORE

  • Real Men Still Exist

    I have asked myself a few times during my incarceration: why am I so strong; why am I not weak like so many of these other dudes; why don’t I have to pretend to be a stand-up dude; why I effortlessly remain real; why do I continue to stick to the script and maintain strong principles, values and beliefs no matter the weather or the situation when no one else does? After much contemplation I concluded that I am the way that I am and have persevered because success cannot be measured by... READ MORE

  • A Man’s Man

    I’m so serious most of the time because, in prison, only the fittest and most aggressive survive. A second cannot be wasted. Once seconds are lost, you lose, and losing is for losers! I keep an attitude because I never want to become complacent or okay with being in prison. My disdain for prison is what keeps me focused, planning, plotting, strategizing, and executing to get out of prison ASAP! To some I am extremely cocky and arrogant. But that’s only because I believe in me. My... READ MORE

  • Advice from a Prisoner

    I believe that a man should be judged based on his principles and these are some of mine . . . Learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike! Therefore, because a lesson can be taught by one, doesn’t mean that it can be easily learned by another. Certainly, certain people can understand certain things, but much will be misunderstood by many. Some people tell all in words, while others communicate with silence. Learn to listen to what’s being... READ MORE

  • Back in the Day

    Remember when you were younger and your elders would begin a conversation with the phrase back in the day? Chances are you would immediately say here we go again and wish you could plug your ears because you thought you knew it all and did not feel like being preached to. I find this to be ironic because nowadays at times my conversations begin with back in the day. Funny, huh? In many instances yes, but not today. Back in the day you would have had a better chance of seeing a bear walking in... READ MORE

  • A Man with a Plan to Decrease Violence and Save Lives in Chicago

    “Reaching Back” Artist: Kenneth Key A70562, Live from Lockdown writer serving LIFE at Stateville Correctional Center (Joliet, IL) At this very moment Tyshawn Lee should be arising out of a peaceful sleep and preparing for another day of school. Kaylyn Pryor should be in front the full length mirror in her bedroom getting her vogue on as she prepares to turn the modeling world upside down. Unfortunately, they are no longer in their rooms or apart of this world, and I have a huge... READ MORE

  • Chicago: They Don’t Really Care About Us

    A thousand pardons for taking longer than usual to provide you with some thought provoking material. I have been preoccupied with my ultimate objective- regaining my freedom! I was also patiently waiting to see if I would receive a response from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church and a few other pastors throughout Chicago. I sent each of the aforementioned a letter titled “Saving Our Youth, Communities and Innocent Lives . . Now!” as... READ MORE

  • Crime Pays: You Do the Dishes

    You would think that with the bloodshed and crime rates in cities like Chicago and Baltimore that the people of the United States would have enough sense to know that the so-called tough on crime War on Drugs and War on Poverty is a loss. A lot of the people in the U.S. have been bamboozled, or maybe they just don’t care. Or maybe since I am a pawn on this nefarious chessboard it is easy for me to identify the pieces and how they move. The government uses crime as a mechanism for... READ MORE

  • Jamel Miller

    A long time ago I was told that a story has no real value unless it is shared with others so they can learn, be motivated and empowered by the story. With that said I would like to share my life, my dreams, and my feelings with the world in the hope that it gives some game that people can actually learn from. When I say game I am not referring to the streets. I am referring to the game of life. Before you put on your comfortable shoes and walk with me, let me give you my 4-1-1. My name is Jamel... READ MORE

  • Time to Wake Up

    It’s time to wake up! Along time ago I had to learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike. Therefore because a lesson is capable of being taught by one does not dictate that it can easily be learned by another. Certain things can be understood by certain people, but most things are likely to be misunderstood by most people. Look, I’m no athlete, actor, politician, or any other type public figure, so I don’t have to be politically... READ MORE

  • Real Men Still Exist

    I have asked myself a few times during my incarceration: why am I so strong; why am I not weak like so many of these other dudes; why don’t I have to pretend to be a stand-up dude; why I effortlessly remain real; why do I continue to stick to the script and maintain strong principles, values and beliefs no matter the weather or the situation when no one else does? After much contemplation I concluded that I am the way that I am and have persevered because success cannot be measured by... READ MORE

  • A Man’s Man

    I’m so serious most of the time because, in prison, only the fittest and most aggressive survive. A second cannot be wasted. Once seconds are lost, you lose, and losing is for losers! I keep an attitude because I never want to become complacent or okay with being in prison. My disdain for prison is what keeps me focused, planning, plotting, strategizing, and executing to get out of prison ASAP! To some I am extremely cocky and arrogant. But that’s only because I believe in me. My... READ MORE

  • Advice from a Prisoner

    I believe that a man should be judged based on his principles and these are some of mine . . . Learn to accept that just as not all characters are the same, not all minds are alike! Therefore, because a lesson can be taught by one, doesn’t mean that it can be easily learned by another. Certainly, certain people can understand certain things, but much will be misunderstood by many. Some people tell all in words, while others communicate with silence. Learn to listen to what’s being... READ MORE

  • Back in the Day

    Remember when you were younger and your elders would begin a conversation with the phrase back in the day? Chances are you would immediately say here we go again and wish you could plug your ears because you thought you knew it all and did not feel like being preached to. I find this to be ironic because nowadays at times my conversations begin with back in the day. Funny, huh? In many instances yes, but not today. Back in the day you would have had a better chance of seeing a bear walking in... READ MORE

  • A Man with a Plan to Decrease Violence and Save Lives in Chicago

    “Reaching Back” Artist: Kenneth Key A70562, Live from Lockdown writer serving LIFE at Stateville Correctional Center (Joliet, IL) At this very moment Tyshawn Lee should be arising out of a peaceful sleep and preparing for another day of school. Kaylyn Pryor should be in front the full length mirror in her bedroom getting her vogue on as she prepares to turn the modeling world upside down. Unfortunately, they are no longer in their rooms or apart of this world, and I have a huge... READ MORE

  • Chicago: They Don’t Really Care About Us

    A thousand pardons for taking longer than usual to provide you with some thought provoking material. I have been preoccupied with my ultimate objective- regaining my freedom! I was also patiently waiting to see if I would receive a response from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church and a few other pastors throughout Chicago. I sent each of the aforementioned a letter titled “Saving Our Youth, Communities and Innocent Lives . . Now!” as... READ MORE

  • Crime Pays: You Do the Dishes

    You would think that with the bloodshed and crime rates in cities like Chicago and Baltimore that the people of the United States would have enough sense to know that the so-called tough on crime War on Drugs and War on Poverty is a loss. A lot of the people in the U.S. have been bamboozled, or maybe they just don’t care. Or maybe since I am a pawn on this nefarious chessboard it is easy for me to identify the pieces and how they move. The government uses crime as a mechanism for... READ MORE

  • Jamel Miller

    A long time ago I was told that a story has no real value unless it is shared with others so they can learn, be motivated and empowered by the story. With that said I would like to share my life, my dreams, and my feelings with the world in the hope that it gives some game that people can actually learn from. When I say game I am not referring to the streets. I am referring to the game of life. Before you put on your comfortable shoes and walk with me, let me give you my 4-1-1. My name is Jamel... READ MORE


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