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    The Harsh Reality of Prison

    Kevin King, known as KK, has just been convicted of Armed Robbery and sentenced to 65 years in prison. KK is 24 years-old. He must serve 85% of his 65-year sentence, which will make him about 70 when he is released from prison. KK is an only child, no nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, or aunts. His mother is on crack and the streets raised him. Once KK hits the jail most of the streets abandoned him. His homies disappeared. His girlfriend left. He could no longer provide the funds and good...READ MORE


    The Mind of My True Enemy

    #RaiseUP – Peace to the inmate nation and the REAL family members and loved ones who never left my corner. Today I’m approaching the session from a totally different angle . . . I call this angle “The Mind of My True Enemy”. Before I drop FREE JEWELS, let me say G-lookin’ to KB and the Big Homie Mass for even making a social platform like Live from Lockdown even possible. I believe in the power of dedicated minds. I greet you from the confines of USP...READ MORE


    Raise UP: Growth and Development is Mando

    It’s 2016! New case law! Raise UP! Peace to the Gorilla Convict Nation and the free world followers who share our truths live from lockdown. As I write to you, my cell door has been locked for four days due to another set of Gorilla Convicts governing their own. Every day the struggles within the beast continue. “Adversity is nourishing food for those strong enough to digest it.” My message today: We must transform from top criminals into genius businessmen. I say this...READ MORE


    Patience is a Virtue

    All my life I was told that patience is a virtue. I never really understood that sentiment until everything in my life was turned upside down, and I had to exercise patience to maintain my sanity. In prison and in life we all at some point in time experience some kind of obstacle or setback that tests our will, faith, beliefs, and understanding. Life is hard, so I won’t front like it’s not. You have to be equipped for all the troubles that come your way, in all aspects, physically,...READ MORE


    A Prison Without Water

    These past couple of weeks have been very difficult for me here at FCI McKean. For starters, the city where I am warehoused (Bradford, Pennsylvania) had a water main break. So not only did you have a city without water, you had a prison with thousands of inmates who could not among other things drink water and flush their toilets.  It was difficult for us to eat certain nights as well. If someone in this prison did not understand the importance of water I can bet my life they do now. We...READ MORE


    Logic: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    To use logic is to use a rational sense of thinking; it is to have a sound basis. To use reason is to form conclusions in fairness, to weigh and balance all relevant circumstances and perspectives. Logic and reason help clarify perception. “All logic is reason, but not all reason conforms to the standards of logic.” Let’s look at Minister Malcolm X Shabazz as an example. The Good: Malcolm was a genuine man and mind. Malcolm’s work explains the sincerity and...READ MORE


    We Are All Struggling

    MY ‘hood, MY community, MY environment, a village that no longer raises the child. MY neighbor doesn’t feel for the child deserted in the streets left standing with eyes full of hunger. Uncompassionate and ignorant to a truth that our struggles are the same. YOUR home may be decorated in prettier paint. YOUR lawn may be freshly manicured, while my weeded grass is unkempt. Does this make you better? Does this justify the slamming of your door in the face of the future? Do we not...READ MORE


    Food for Thought

    You gotta watch what you put into your body. Even though food is essential, every item of food is not good for you. You have your good carbs, and your bad carbs. You have foods that contribute to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. A health-conscious person exercises and eats the proper food to sustain his or her health. Those who could care less about their health eat themselves into obesity and other complications that could result in death. Now to make sense of it all, I...READ MORE


    Preschool to Prison Pipeline

    They call it preschool to prison; America’s pipeline funnels mainly poor, inner-city children into everlasting darkness. I call it a shame. This absurd notion that isolation is the key to all problems. Today, our young are given up on before they are given a chance. Five, six, and seven years old. What does this truly say of our land, which is supposed to be so full of compassion? To turn our backs, close our eyes, and dismiss “our” children is a form of murder. We are...READ MORE


    What that Life Like (Part 4)

    Lester “Teflon” Alford is a prisoner currently held in New Jersey State Prison’s Management Control Unit who has a pending lawsuit against the state of New Jersey to challenge its use of solitary confinement. Here on Live from Lockdown Alford shares documents that shed light on the extreme circumstances on his extended isolation. In sharing these documents Alford hopes to enlighten the youth of the consequences of gang involvement and what awaits them as gang members in prison. These...READ MORE

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