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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.

SMU- The Game

My second hearing in 4 years. Yes, brothers and sisters another Special Management Hearing. Dooms day! The psychological effects of my last 20 month stay have yet to wear off. It has only been a hop, skip and a jump since my departure. Still, my nights are haunted by the horrid conditions, loud screams of hopelessness and the scent of lost souls.

Trickery is what I believe it to be. A game of wit. Freedom versus Isolation. A deadly game of solitude. Deadly in a sense that it aims to kill family ties, community closeness, meaningful communication, mental progression, and most of all, hope. Is this not punishment?

January 9, 2014 I had my second SMU Hearing. The acceptance rate is something like 9 out of every 10. The recidivism rate 7 out of every 10. I’m being generous here, extremely! A program designed to modify behavior. The tools/weapons used- damaging. Place men in abnormal environments for extended periods. Isolation. How does one exit such a place with a renewed sense of normalcy? Thus and so, this is the objective. Crazy! No pun intended.

For nearly the entire 20 months I sat in silence, determined to make an exit; dodging their attempts to suck more life out of me then they already had. They had to let me go. Temporarily, I had won. Today, I realize my victories will only be short lived.

The Game is indeed deadly. How does one beat the creator? Regardless of my rights, the scoreboard never changes. 60-40 their way. But who’s counting?


3 responses to “SMU- The Game”

  1. Lock the body up can’t trap the mind only the wise will survive

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