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    After 22 Years, Grant Me Clemency

    Dear family and friends, It has been a long time since some of us last communicated. Please know that all of you have remained in my heart and prayers throughout these 22 years of incarceration. Please know that I truly appreciate the unconditional love and support that you have shared with me throughout my entire life. The reason for this letter is I would like to be a physical presence at what sounds like Higinio family reunion in collaboration with the celebration of our mom’s birthday...READ MORE


    New Personal Fitness Feature

    Ladies & Gentlemen what’s going on?! I have noticed in today’s world health and fitness play a big role in our society. Among prisoners, personal fitness is also a major component of life. For me, it’s definitely survival of the fittest, so I take working out SERIOUS. I would like to share with you some workouts to improve your body and health. But let’s be mindful that our minds are equally important. One of the most important aspects of becoming and remaining fit...READ MORE


    Roderick Pavon Sutton

    I am 30+ years old, serving time in the infamous maximum security United States Penitentiary Big Sandy. I was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. I went by the street name “Roach” and was one of the founding members of The Yootie Yoo Crew. I’ve been incarcerated since 2005. After standing tall and rumbling with the United States Government, I was found guilty by a jury of my “peers” of (1) count of armed robbery; (1) count of using and carrying a firearm...READ MORE


    David Shane Coates-Bey

    My name is David Shane Coats-Bey…Federal Inmate #04475-007. I am 30 years old. born and raised in Washington, DC. The prison I’m currently in is U.S.P. Big Sandy; P.O. Box 2068; Inez, KY 41224. I was charged with manslaughter and arson and pled guilty and got 10 to 30 years for the manslaughter, that’s the max and 40 to 120 months for the arson and that’s the max. Both of my sentences were ran consecutively, so all together I have 13 to 40 years. Luckily, I see the...READ MORE


    Edi Ahmed

    My name is Ahmed Judge, inmate number 41145-050. I am 35 years old and will be 36 on July 5th Inshallah! (God willing) I am from Camden, NJ. I’m from the Centerville section of the city. I rep Liberty Street. That’s my base. Everybody knew me as Eidi. I was found guilty of: Conspiracy to distribute 5 Kilos or more of crack-cocaine Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE or The Kingpin Statute) Murder inside of CCE Felony Gun Charges I was sentenced to LIFE + 10 years to run...READ MORE


    My Appreciation

    I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to those of you who challenged the forces of distance and separation and found within yourselves an unequivocal strength, which allowed/rewarded me with your presence in my darkest hour. May 2010– I was shackled and led out of lock down in USP Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky to the one USP Lewisburg (The Big House) where I was to complete a four-phase program known around the Federal Bureau of Prisons as SMU (Special Management Unit). The SMU is...READ MORE


    The Jaws of Isolation

    Almost as if it will never end, my days here have grown stone still. The jaws of isolation biting into eternity. For one moment in time solitude is without motion, not even a sound. Alone I stand. I see nothing. These walls are dripping with sweat. The foul odor of human feces crowd my nostrils. I struggle to breathe. The absence of light is the only protection as the room spins. No bed. No linens. I crawl into a corner. Wrap myself in nothing. Body too fatigued to move any further. Punished,...READ MORE


    Five in the morning…

    Five o’clock in the morning- I sit shackled and black boxed in U.S.P. Big Sandy’s R&D (Receiving and Discharge). Not alone, amongst me sits an assortment of colors- black white and brown- all belonging to what we call on this side of freedom “CARS”. There’s no mystery to where we’re headed and though most won’t admit it, you can sense the fear. The fear that arrives every time BOP decides to enhance your frequent flier miles and drop you within another penitentiary. The...READ MORE


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