Serving a life sentence for murder.
Born: June 16, 1957
Denied parole twice.
Interests: painting, drawing, religious study, law, creative writing, exercising, fishing and boating, but I don't remember it that well.
Goals: To win some cases and publish some of my works to make it possible to start paying meaningful words of restitution to my victims. Of course, I would like to be released from prison. To be on speaking terms with my ex-girlfriends and grown children, hopefully to be able to pay back what I owe. Insh'Allah.
Favorite foods: beans, vegetables, fruits, small amounts of Halal meat, some rice, pasta, potato, fish of all kinds. Oh yeah, honey too.
Therapy in prison: one 45 minute group per week. I pick 300-400 four-leaf clovers per summer and dry them, put them in letters to collect my thoughts. They bring no luck, good or bad, but it gives me some peace.
James Riva W38533
One Administration Rd.
Bridgewater, MA 02324