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  • Government Name: Tewhan Butler
  • Register Number: 26852-050
  • Age:34
  • Time Served:11 years
  • Home Town:East Orange, NJ
  • Sentence:30 yrs.
  • Current Charge:RICO
  • Alias:Massacre
  • Release Date:2029
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (Double ii/QSBG)
  • Circle of Influence:Altariq Gumbs, Emmanuel Jones, Lester Alford, Marco Miguel Robertson, Pele Brown, David Drone, Jermaine Ray, Marcus Martin, Michael Simpson, Omar Austin, Quaheem Edwards, Torvos Simpson, Vincent Gamboa
  • Institution:USP McCreary
  • Here, my life behind bars offers understanding for those of you who venture into ‘the life’ with no understanding of its consequences: the adversity, the obstacles and the journey one must travel alone when the gavel is slammed, your cell is locked and the lights go out.

How Do You Judge Me?

To know what the people want you must have done without. To know what the people need you yourself must have been robbed of necessity. So, I ask, why are instructed, directed and talked at by individuals who couldn’t be more distant and disconnected from our world?

Do we not know the solution is found closest to the problem?

From your home atop the hill can you see poverty, truly?

And if you do, can you feel it?

As there is a feeling of joy, there is a feeling of pain.

Do you see and ignore or care not to feel?

As long as one can capitalize off misfortune it does not matter, I suppose.

Silver spooned while we pick through the scraps with pitchforks.

To be a part of the people you must be one of the people.

How do you judge me?

I’ve stood on the chopping block peeking left, glaring right at a jury pool of men and women who were not my peers, prepared to castrate me and anyone who dares to make a conscious decision to take matters into their own hands. “Only submission to one form of suffering shall set you free from another degree of suffering. Endure irreplaceable loss and do it quietly. Make a sound and suffer more,” they mock.

Suffering appears inescapable for the lower class. Rob me by denying equal opportunity then call me a thief when I take it. Bury me in the heart of the jungle then ridicule me for trying to survive.

Are we at the bottom not worthy of life?


One response to “How Do You Judge Me?”

  1. katrina says:

    They will never understand the struggle!!!!

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