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  • Government Name: Marcus Martin
  • Register Number: 38109-007
  • Age:30
  • Time Served:10 years +
  • Home Town:Washington D.C.
  • Sentence:624 months (52 years)
  • Current Charge:Conspiracy, Murder 1st Degree
  • Alias:Marquise or Salahudeen
  • Release Date:2052
  • Prison Affiliation:Muslim
  • Circle of Influence:Only men with something on their mind.
  • Institution:USP Canaan
  • I am a black male whose life was destroyed due to the glorification of the streets.

Marcus Martin

In my years of learning who I truly am as a person, I came to realize that my past thoughts were full of ignorance. With this came my desire for change, which resulted in mental and spiritual change. Afterwards, I became more humble and more attentive to my surroundings. I realized that I was not alone in ignorance. Allah has blessed me with the capability to connect with the many different individuals who possess different beliefs, ethnic backgrounds and affiliations with ease. So I utilized this gift to learn to understand those who struggle and realized their struggle was my struggle and our realities consist of the same elements.

Today, behind my name rests PEACE, SOLIDARITY, STRENGTH, and GREAT CHARACTER. Within my core is the foundation for upliftment. The depth of my heart possesses the COURAGE to admit my faults and failures. Within my mind dwells the knowledge I was eager to learn and more than willing to share.

My focus is directed toward the troubled and at-risk youth, not just in Washington, D.C. but all over! I direct my all to them because they are the future. Without guidance, they are bound to destruct.

I am realer and more authentic than the rappers who speak regularly of the life I once lived and succumbed to. I do not need a script to read from or a director to direct me in this life because I’m no actor portraying to be someone I’m not. I am a black male whose life was destroyed due to the glorification of the streets. I am more than willing to embrace the youth in hopes to change their mind-state of ignorance. The same ignorance I was plagued with myself. Insha Allah (if God wills it) Live from Lockdown can be my way of doing just that.

“The words of his tongue are the thoughts deep within his heart.”

  

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