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Hey my name is Bella I’m 25 and something about you called my name I know ur looking for a friendship and here I am. I’m Dominican and it’s crazy some times I feel so alone despite having everything I ever needed and wanted from house, to car to job but I be feeling alone and I could imagine out of all the inmates I saw you’re the only one that caught my attention.

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justice Posted 4 days ago.   Favorite
Reading your eloquent writing, I'm almost tempted to feel sorry for you. But then I think of how Romona died and all I can feel is satisfaction. You deserve your punishment. May you live a long life in that place and think about what you've done.

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May 11, 2021


Could you tell me which drawing you were talking about in your blog? Cause Re except that was attached to your message, (if my memory serves me right) had a drawing (in colored pencil) of a battleship under full steam inside a bottle with water. But the "letter" portion you spoke of was a much later blog, and I don't xactly recall which drawing/painting it was I clipped that to.


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ITM_ Posted 1 week, 2 days ago.   Favorite
Dear Brother Ya'Qub,

2022 In The Margins Awards Consideration

The In the Margins Book Awards Committee strives to find the best books for youth who live in poverty, on the streets, in custody—or all three.

The following titles has come to our attention and we are eager to review it:

18 to Life: Institutionalized

40 Hadith: Me, Islam, & Prison

We would greatly appreciate review copies sent to our committee. The addresses are listed here:

If you cannot connect with our committee members' addresses, they are below:

1. Sabrina Carnesi, 425 Bryan Court, Newport News, VA 23606
2. Isaiah Hurtado, Marin City Library, 164 Donahue Street, Marin City, CA 94965
3. Marvin DeBose, 1129 E. Dorset St., Philadelphia, PA 19150
4. CSU Information Studies, ED 208, 9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, IL 60628
5. Amy Cheney, 5721 Fleming Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605

The committee members seek out and highlight books from middle school through adult fiction and non-fiction titles which would appeal to and inspire youth aged 9-21 who may fit into one or all of the following categories.

• living in poverty, on the streets, in restrictive custody or all three

• multicultural (primarily African American, First Nations, and Latino)

• reluctant readers

Titles of interest may be unusual, possibly unreviewed, have multicultural characters, dealing with difficult situations including (but not limited to) street life, marginalized populations, crime, justice, foster care, war, violence, abuse, and addiction.

Feel free to contact me with any questions:

Sabrina Carnesi, Committee Chair:


Sabrina Carnesi

In the Margins


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sarahguoguo Posted 1 week, 2 days ago.   Favorite
Hey Michael!

I'm so glad to hear that my mail makes you happy :))

The community service organization I'm in is called Circle K! We actually do a lot of work with incarcerated people, so I'm so happy we've started with Behind the Bars since we've gone virtual. And I'll continue calling you my fellow bear, because no matter what that is part of your identity and nothing can take that away.

How have you been? I'd love to know what you're up to recently! And I saw your photo that you uploaded, and you look great, nice and healthy! Stay that way :)

Hope to hear from you soon!

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RubyRedRaw Posted 2 weeks ago.   Favorite
This is very deep ..

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