Profile of Harlan Richards April 2011
Wgt: 150 lbs.
Education: Associate degree electronics, 1979
Paralegal diploma, 1987
Bachelors degree, business administration, 1997
Imprisonment: sent to prison in 1984 with a life sentence; parole eligible since 1996
I am a voracious reader, mostly non-fiction but also some fantasy fiction and mysteries. I do not own a TV and haven't watched one for years. I prefer jazz over any other kind of music, do not like gangster rap, and am ambivalent about polka, hip-hop, and heavy metal. I'm a mediocre keyboard player.
I'm easygoing, disciplined, and ethical. I workout regularly and generally eat healthy foods rather than junk food, although I love chocolate.
Since coming to prison, I did extensive self-therapy and emotional healing. I had a spiritual transformation over the years and have devoted myself to following a spiritual path. I'm not really sure what that means, but I want to devote my time to meditation, prayer, and helping others.
Upon release, I want to learn to sail, spend time with my daughter and grandchildren, and make a positive difference in the lives of others. I recently realized that I do not have much of a sense of humor due to all these years in prison, so my current project is to develop one.
100 Corrections Dr.
Stanly, WI 54768-6500
[photo of a Caucasian middle-aged man standing in front of colorful mural. He is wearing a blue-gray v-shirt and is trying to smile with his teeth.]