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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.

USP Lewisburg: Reality Sets In

It’s been four months since I walked into what they like to call the BIG HOUSE- the Special Management Unit (SMU) at maximum-security United States Penitentiary Lewisburg. At first glance I thought nothing of it. Now, as I sit here, all but strapped inside this dungeon also known as a cell, reality is beginning to set in…

“You will eat, sleep and shit wherever we assign you for the next twenty-four months gentlemen,” thinking back on the words spoken by the Lieutenant when I first arrived, “When I call your name, you give your number!”

Stepping in the front of the single-man holding cage the Officer yelled, “Butler!”

Quickly, I barked back with the number that had been attached to my name the day I entered the Bureau of Prisons, “2-6-8-5-2-0-5-0!”

After being strip-searched, photographed, and X-Rayed, I was led to what is known to be the worst unit at USP Lewisburg- G-Block. Still, it’s where I remain.

Roaches. Mice. Peeling paint. Vents that are nothing more than holes in the wall. A pipe that runs directly through the cell provides my heat during this already cold and snowy winter.

In this short period three bodies have dropped, all the result of being forced into a cell with even your worst enemies. Two men, two different walks of life, trapped. Neither dares to close his eyes at night. Panic buttons, there are none. Cries for help fall on deaf ears in here.

Sanity is my last true friend.



One response to “USP Lewisburg: Reality Sets In”

  1. mcnasty says:

    its a rough journey brother and we tend to not know the direction the wind is blowing at times but we do know which way we want to go. at the end of that road we second guess if we needed to take a detour or make a left 1 mile back…but once we realize it we see that our journey was well worth it because it showed survival and skill…we are all strong mass and your journey has just begun.. NO MAN nor CHAINS can enslave your MIND…..

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