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DavidsAngel81 Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hey baby, i love you, and i miss you.. i love your drawings.... will u draw me a pic baby?... I love you so much.. and i cant wait until you are home in my arms...

love you always your wife and your angel


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lily1970 Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hola Dad! Just a quick note to let you know that i was able to log in & comment. I love the way your able to see life. We all need to learn from you. I love you!!!!

bermudesg Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite

claudia Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hello, Dwayne

At first, sorry for my mistakes in English, I am brazilian, and my English vocabulary is still poor. Second, I m only interest in friendship, nothing more.
I read your very nice letter. I think you are very sensitive person.
I can imagine how difficult is for you to be in a prison. If you dont mind, I would like to know why are you there?
I am Portuguese and Literature teacher, I was born and raise in Brazil, Have you ever been here?
Where are you from? What did you do before to be there?
What are your favorite hobbies? food? book? movie?
God bless you.
Sincerely, Claudia

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Charlie DeTar Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
The rest of MIT might have other motives; but as for me: I work on this project because I want to change the way the general public perceives prisoners. I believe that we're all people, that we all have the possibility of screwing up, and that we all deserve a second chance. I think that punishment-focused incarceration is counter-productive; and social stigmatization of prisoners is even doubly counter-productive, for everyone involved.

That said, I agree that the framing is what it is: this is a blogging platform for prisoners, and each blogger is a prisoner. So people will already be thinking about that when they start reading. My hope is that if people come by and see thoughtful writing like what you have here, they will be surprised, for the better - because it doesn't match their stereotype of prisoners as heartless, thoughtless thugs.

Thanks for making me think!

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tallmon Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
My dad left when I was about 4. I didn't see him again until I was sixteen. There's many reasons why - at first when I was young my mom kept me from him, when I was older I didn't want to see he. By the time I got some maturity and some sense in my head when I was 18 I decided I needed to see him. It took some time but eventually I called him pops again. That was 25 years ago. I talk to him every day now.

Hang in.

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tallmon Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
"She rests her on a pillow of faith."

That's a great line. I get it, I can see it, I can feel it.

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Charlie DeTar Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
These drawings are *incredible*. I wish all the Internet visitors could see the originals: they are beautifully executed ink drawn on translucent cloth. These seriously blow me away - they look great on screen, but even more amazing in real life.

Thanks Diego for sending these in; they're wonderful.

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PaulInMN Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hello, Dwayne,

I can only speak for myself, but I would say that everyone deserves the chance to connect with others in love, forgiveness and understanding. These all take work from both sides. I know that when I have a disagreement with my wife, or have hurt her feelings, it takes some thinking by me about what I've done and then effort to explain why I did what I did. Then sometimes I need to listen to her explain to me how much what I did hurt her and accept that I did hurt her, even if it makes me feel bad. Sometimes that back and forth goes on for a while before things "settle down". What I need to do, though, long term, is repair her trust in me by not hurting her and supporting her as a husband should. Eventually things even out and we're on solid ground again.

There is none of this without a chance. There is none of this with the "slamming of the door". Sometimes trust in someone is very difficult to repair depending on what hurt they've caused. There's always hope in the love, understanding and forgiveness you might find.


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Bks Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hey! First of all im sorry because my english is not very good (but im trying to improve it) so i may commit some mistakes.
So nice the fact that you like reading (i love it too), painting and writing poems; i also write sometimes.
I imagine that it's really not easy to be locked up in there; do you have any contact with your family or friends "outside"?
Well im really drowsy now so i cannot think about something better to write, im sorry. But tell me more about you, tell me anything you'd like to, i'd really like to read anything you have to say.
Best regards! :)

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