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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.

Prison Does Not Define My Existence

Please do not pity me. I am a proud warrior. Prison does not define my existence. I am not ashamed of my life experiences. Cinderblocks, iron and barbwire are only makeup. Underneath it all I stand a symbol of truth. I’ve lost. I’ve won. But most importantly I’ve learned. Each misstep, each time I’ve slipped and stumbled a footprint in the sand and a fingerprint in the struggle. As I palm the world, I reach for life’s successes though I’ve been counted out. Unworthy in their eyes to be anything other than a convict, a captive, a prisoner.

I have produced a mental image of a free man. No chains. No restraints. No limits. Those who fight alongside me have taught me to transform my cell into a classroom  and self-direct my studies to become educated on a history never told. It is in this way that I remain at liberty of my own kind and removed from the tyrannical forces of evil.

No matter my dwelling, my worth does not decline. The righteousness embodied in me is priceless.

I stand a fighter!


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