Follow @lockdownlive on twitter.



  • Government Name: Torvos Simpson
  • Register Number: 47110-078
  • Age:35
  • Time Served:20 years
  • Home Town:Dallas, TX (by way of Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sentence:LIFE (sentenced to LIFE as a juvenile)
  • Current Charge:Carjacking
  • Alias:Eleven
  • Release Date:LIFE
  • Prison Affiliation:Blood (59 Brim)
  • Circle of Influence: Massacre
  • Institution:USP Lewisburg (Special Management Unit)
  • My main focus, purpose and agenda is to somehow get society more involved with today’s youth and to, maybe, penetrate the minds of those adolescents wise enough to perceive and utilize valuable information. This could have a major effect on where you choose to spend the rest of your life.

Young Black Male

The following poem was inspired by the growing number of YOUNG BLACK CHILDREN being rapidly introduced to the PENAL SYSTEM. More than 90% of them never had a POSITIVE ROLE MODEL or FATHER FIGURE to demonstrate the real characteristics of MANHOOD. Once again it is not in the intentions of THE SYSTEM to rehabilitate. The focus is to keep a constant flow of occupants into their PRISON CELLS. This is to ensure THEIR JOBS. Unfortunately, young black males are their M.V.P. or MOST VALUABLE “PRODUCT” and the younger, the better.

He’s a child with an under-developed mind-state undeserving of the path that lies ahead.

A misfortune will cost him his freedom;
In prison,
He will find fate.

To him it’s all natural;
They said,
He’d be in prison or dead.
So many times,
This is the encouragement that inspires our youth.

Never mind how strong words can really be

Some children will embrace this and recognize it as truth,
It comes from their role models;
What other future would he see?

I speak to the fathers and older brothers;
For most times,
Mother do all they can.
Should it really be her responsibility,
And not others?

Is a father figure unimportant when raising a man?

If my father went to prison,
And his father done the same,
Would your advice be to follow the same route?
With no better words,
A child will be proud to keep the tradition.
That’s something to think about…

For those who understand
And do more to get involved,
I know the lack of assistance makes you grieve inside.
But if we can only reach one in a million,
That’s one less funeral or prison cell occupied.


4 responses to “Young Black Male”

  1. Shawana Greenwood says:

    I think this is so true we have to be careful the things we instill in our kids.

    • Marijo says:

      Wouldn’t you think that after so many lawsuits CCA would at least TRY to clean up their act? Guards are still not trniead, those who have any integrity or conscience are quitting. What is wrong with the Warden, the Sargeants and Captains that they allow those under them to encourage and promote violence. Obviously the “lock-out, lock-in” is not working. Are these people so stupid as to not be able to come up with anything better? ICC is supposed to be a mimimum/medium security prison. So why is it FULL of violent inmates who prey upon the non-violent min/med security inmates????? Why are they still allowing violent inmates to move into non-violent workers units?Shame on Idaho for continuing to allow such inhumane treatment of inmates to continue.

  2. Kathy Roden says:

    yes the words you say are sad but true , if we do not instill the right path its easy to go by the way side.

  3. […] And I am currently working on more in depth updates and posts on the topic of so many of our young Blacks flooding the prison system and being slain in the […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read this book!

Choose Language

Quick Shots