March 27, 2014

A Brief Introduction Of Self

by Brandon Carter (author's profile)

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Date: 3-9-13

Name: Brandon S. Carter #0899529
Age: 24
Height: 5'8"
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Black
Address: 633 Old Landfill Rd.
Taylorville, NC 28681

How are you doing? Just a short letter to let you know about me & hopefully catch your interest so we can communicate on a deeper level.

You know the basics already. I'm a real open & active person who likes to stay busy, have fun & keep life interesting. I stay outside a lot when I can & I like to work out & play basketball. They don't give you much to do other than that.

I'm close to a few people in here, but not many 'cause it's not too many I really trust. But I'm real loyal to my family & friends & expect them to be the same. A lot of people like to play games, but I try to steer clear of that. It's just not me. I have family I keep in touch with by writing, talking on the phone & visiting with.

I try to keep busy when I'm in my room. I like to write (obviously), I listen to the radio & read on different type of books & magazines. I have got into the habit of writing poems. Some guys in here have sent them to their mom and wives who like them. So I'm okay at it.

Well, I don't wanna bore you with my first words so I'll cut this short for now. But I hope to meet some new people who are willing to get to know each other more & keep things interesting.

I'm cool with getting to know anyone & taking chances because life is all about chances & seeing where they lead.

I do have some pictures too & I will be putting them on my site so you're not writing to a stranger. But for now, I'm gone. Hopefully, I'll hear from you. Whoever you are...

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NatJay Posted 4 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 4 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
Hello,

I hope you're having a great day. Greetings from NY.


Natalie.

Rita Posted 4 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 4 years ago   Favorite
hello Brandon,

I read your kind introduction and I wondered why you didn't get more post.

You deserve better!

I guess you are a nice person, just to read your letter, Brandon. And you have interesting activities too.

Not everybody easily passes here, but I am. I am a penpal to two people here on the list. And write them letters as well.

Let me introduce myself first of all. I am Rita, a Belgian woman of 66,but with a young character and appearence. My two daughters are almost 34 and 35 years old. So that makes that you are younger then my daughters, but that shouldn't be an obstacle, isn't it? :)

My family lived for 7 yrs in America. Utah(3) and Ohio(4).Our two daughters studied 4 yrs in Ohio. The oldest became a dr in Biology and the youngest became a translater: Russian/English/Dutch. Later she got a diploma to be able to teach.She now lives in San Diego,CA, with 2 children. There she teaches Dutch to Americans. She was born in Utah.Our oldest has a baby of 9 months old and lives in Belgium.So do I.

I am divorced in 2007 (my ex and me are still befriended and he stayed in Argentina where we lived for almost 6 yrs) and my fiancé is in a prison in Illinois. After 47 yrs of imprisonment he could finally come out pretty soon. Lets hope!

He is an American and an activist. I shall tell you more about him later.

Brandon,I see you love to write and to write poems as well; so do I!
I also read a lot!
And I love/loved sports.

I hope to hear from you on this blog.

Have a fine day!

greetings from Rita

Brandon Carter Posted 3 years, 11 months ago.   Favorite
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Rita Posted 3 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 10 months ago   Favorite
hey Brandon,

I was having a surprise today: your friendly letter. :))

And while I read your three letters on the blog here as well. Telling a bit more about yourself and your life in prison.

I am really glad we met before the end of the year; so I can send you my warm wishes,(for the bright days of Christmas and a New Year), you can cherish all year long.
I hope this new year will bring you many oportunities and chances, as you said yourself.
One only has to see them, eh.

Speaking of NC; how are your winters like? Ours was the warmest year since a long long time!Even now we still have mild temperatures.We have 4 distinct seisons. In March -I'm born on a Good friday on the 26th of that month- temps go up. In March I might bring a visit first to Leslie, now 34yrs young and then see George in Illinois, Galesburg.
My plans are not fixed yet, since I will know pretty soon if he is free or not...(???)

I knew George by writing to an inmate to give him 'a window', so to speak.
It happened on my 55th birthday.Yes, 10 yrs ago!!!I then also wrote with Robert(o)-a Mexican-on DR in Texas. They were the first pen pals.
I still do, but along the way I added Johnny, a black innocent man(...), and lately I write now with Kelly(gay)on this blog and via Agnes from the organization Inside Outside, with Rubi, a Mexican on DR, in Texas as well.
I write in Spanish with him.

In Belgium -we are such a small country- people speak usually more then one language.Let me sum up mine.Flemish (= Dutch) is my mother language, In Brussels I was taught at 10yrs of age, French.In high school we were taught English and German. I longed to visit South America one day, so I decided to Learn Spanish.Love that language!;)
As my youngest daughter knew Russian, I took 2 yrs of Russian as well.
And now I'm studying Italian, Brandon.

As you can tell: I LOVE learning languages!In my country we have 3 official languages: Flemish(60% of our people), French(less speak French) and German (few speak it, along the border with Germany).See?

I will send you pictures from here, so you'll see.

George jr(only son; his dad is 90)is in segregation right now:(. In his corr. center(in IL)there are hunger strikes going on.Food is that bad people refuse to eat it!He has a good reputation as he changed things along the way, by being an activist.He told the diet service, but to no results...
He's known mostly everywhere by his reputation.:))

I painted,did some displays in Buenos Aires(Argentina), play the piano, do yoga(many yrs already!) and now poetry and even haiku's.All by all I am an artist in several areas, as you can see.

I love the poem you wrote,Brandon. Can you send some others? Mine are unfortunately in Flemish... I also took some workshops with known poets.2 famous women of 30 yrs young.Their poems are sublime!:o

Well, I have to go now. I wish you a splendid day and keep up that positive spirit of yours, Brandon!

Kind greetings from Rita!

Rita Posted 3 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
hello Brandon,

It has been too long I wrote you here. How are you doing? I hope all is well with you?

With what exactly are you busy right now, Brandon?

A lot happened with George! There were hunger strikes in his prison and in his previous one. He wasn't really for it; he thought it didn't really help.
He made a cartoon showing a staff member getting all those types of food and the prisoners only 5 items. They get 28!
When his dad made copies, it was intercepted!
He was one month in segregation for that! Then he was one month back and they threw him again for 2 months in seg!
Because he helped inmates with their legal case. But that was a right they have.
Now they transferred him to another prison, somewhere south of the other one, still in Illinois.
I still have to have his first letter from there. Wonder if he is still in seg?!

I've my birthday on the 26th of March. And will celebrate it first with my friends and the next day with my neighbors.

I wish you all the best and tell me how you are doing, ok?

kind greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
hello Brandon,

It has been too long I wrote you here. How are you doing? I hope all is well with you?

With what exactly are you busy right now, Brandon?

A lot happened with George! There were hunger strikes in his prison and in his previous one. He wasn't really for it; he thought it didn't really help.
He made a cartoon showing a staff member getting all those types of food and the prisoners only 5 items. They get 28!
When his dad made copies, it was intercepted!
He was one month in segregation for that! Then he was one month back and they threw him again for 2 months in seg!
Because he helped inmates with their legal case. But that was a right they have.
Now they transferred him to another prison, somewhere south of the other one, still in Illinois.
I still have to have his first letter from there. Wonder if he is still in seg?!

I've my birthday on the 26th of March. And will celebrate it first with my friends and the next day with my neighbors.

I wish you all the best and tell me how you are doing, ok?

kind greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
hello Brandon,

It has been too long I wrote you here. How are you doing? I hope all is well with you?

With what exactly are you busy right now, Brandon?

A lot happened with George! There were hunger strikes in his prison and in his previous one. He wasn't really for it; he thought it didn't really help.
He made a cartoon showing a staff member getting all those types of food and the prisoners only 5 items. They get 28!
When his dad made copies, it was intercepted!
He was one month in segregation for that! Then he was one month back and they threw him again for 2 months in seg!
Because he helped inmates with their legal case. But that was a right they have.
Now they transferred him to another prison, somewhere south of the other one, still in Illinois.
I still have to have his first letter from there. Wonder if he is still in seg?!

I've my birthday on the 26th of March. And will celebrate it first with my friends and the next day with my neighbors.

I wish you all the best and tell me how you are doing, ok?

kind greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
hello Brandon,

It has been too long I wrote you here. How are you doing? I hope all is well with you?

With what exactly are you busy right now, Brandon?

A lot happened with George! There were hunger strikes in his prison and in his previous one. He wasn't really for it; he thought it didn't really help.
He made a cartoon showing a staff member getting all those types of food and the prisoners only 5 items. They get 28!
When his dad made copies, it was intercepted!
He was one month in segregation for that! Then he was one month back and they threw him again for 2 months in seg!
Because he helped inmates with their legal case. But that was a right they have.
Now they transferred him to another prison, somewhere south of the other one, still in Illinois.
I still have to have his first letter from there. Wonder if he is still in seg?!

I've my birthday on the 26th of March. And will celebrate it first with my friends and the next day with my neighbors.

I wish you all the best and tell me how you are doing, ok?

kind greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,

It's been a while hearing from you. Did you get my letter on your blog here?

I didn't get a response though. So,I wondered?
Tell me how you are doing? What are you busy with?

I will write more as soon I hear you.

love, Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,

it seems my last message didn't come along?

Shall put something short to see??
x Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,

it seems my last message didn't come along?

Shall put something short to see??
x Rita

JessicaGreene@92 Posted 3 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Hey Brandon,
My name is Jessica. I'm actually really good friends with your sister Heather. I'm bout to go hang out with her in a little while lol she has told me a little about you and what's going on. I hate that your in the situation you are. I'll tell you a little about myself. I'm 22 but I will be 23 in July. I have a daughter who will be 2 in September. I'm recently seperated from my husband so making new friends. I spend most of my days working and spending time with my little girl. I have a really good job, I also have my own car and I get my own things lol I'm very independent. If you ever wanna know anything just ask, I'm an open book hahaha. Hope to hear from you soon, and keep your head up!!!
Sincerely,
Jessica Greene

Brandon Carter Posted 3 years, 4 months ago.   Favorite
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Rita Posted 3 years, 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 2 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,Sorry for my long delay! I was at my youngest daughter, Leslie and her computer was messed up.But here I am!I was 20 days in San Diego, CA, with the grandchildren: Adric, 6 and Claire,4.I was busy!They will buy a house in America and STAY there!She is born in the States.I am home now.My oldest daughter Elke is pregnant of a second baby!She travels through France now.On the 24th I will travel to George.There was no room in the closest hotel close to his new prison.After 1 month in December and two months more later on in segregation they transferred him more southwards in Illinois.Why? Because he drew a cartoon about the big difference between the food they give to inmates and guards.He sent it to his dad to take copies and then send to newspapers. They intercepted it!this was the retaliation he got!!Yes, he is an athlete and lifts weights.He runs many miles when he can.Also he is an activist.In August he can be FREE?His paroling went well.Our hopes are high!
I can read you are spending your time well.How long more you stay in prison?Why were you so long in segregation, Brandon?What kind of books you are reading?I wrote a poem in CA about the theme: CONTRAST.Do you still write poetry?Hey,I could write you a personal letter.Shall have a look to it.:)

Take very well care! greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 2 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,Sorry for my long delay! I was at my youngest daughter, Leslie and her computer was messed up.But here I am!I was 20 days in San Diego, CA, with the grandchildren: Adric, 6 and Claire,4.I was busy!They will buy a house in America and STAY there!She is born in the States.I am home now.My oldest daughter Elke is pregnant of a second baby!She travels through France now.On the 24th I will travel to George.There was no room in the closest hotel close to his new prison.After 1 month in December and two months more later on in segregation they transferred him more southwards in Illinois.Why? Because he drew a cartoon about the big difference between the food they give to inmates and guards.He sent it to his dad to take copies and then send to newspapers. They intercepted it!this was the retaliation he got!!Yes, he is an athlete and lifts weights.He runs many miles when he can.Also he is an activist.In August he can be FREE?His paroling went well.Our hopes are high!
I can read you are spending your time well.How long more you stay in prison?Why were you so long in segregation, Brandon?What kind of books you are reading?I wrote a poem in CA about the theme: CONTRAST.Do you still write poetry?Hey,I could write you a personal letter.Shall have a look to it.:)
Take very well care! greetings from Rita

Rita Posted 3 years, 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 3 years, 2 months ago   Favorite
hi Brandon,Sorry for my long delay! I was at my youngest daughter, Leslie and her computer was messed up.But here I am!I was 20 days in San Diego, CA, with the grandchildren: Adric, 6 and Claire,4.I was busy!They will buy a house in America and STAY there!She is born in the States.I am home now.My oldest daughter Elke is pregnant of a second baby!She travels through France now.On the 24th I will travel to George.There was no room in the closest hotel close to his new prison.After 1 month in December and two months more later on in segregation they transferred him more southwards in Illinois.Why? Because he drew a cartoon about the big difference between the food they give to inmates and guards.He sent it to his dad to take copies and then send to newspapers. They intercepted it!this was the retaliation he got!!Yes, he is an athlete and lifts weights.He runs many miles when he can.Also he is an activist.In August he can be FREE?His paroling went well.Our hopes are high!
I can read you are spending your time well.How long more you stay in prison?Why were you so long in segregation, Brandon?What kind of books you are reading?I wrote a poem in CA about the theme: CONTRAST.Do you still write poetry?Hey,I could write you a personal letter.Shall have a look to it.:)
Take very well care! greetings from Rita

Brandon Carter Posted 1 year, 8 months ago.   Favorite
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Mscarter89 Posted 2 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 2 months ago   Favorite
This is your wife, you know Tiffany. Idk why youd ask me to write you on here bcuz it shows where you've been talking to other girls, this whole time i tjought uou were down for me and only me. Since we been talking. But you had a fair relationship with "rita" and oh jessica greene. From what uou said, heather should of "been" hooked yall up. I guess her friend jessica cant wait for you. Maybe yall can be together. Seems like dhe already got hrr shit together. Perfect fot you, thats what you need brandon. I thought you loved me all this time, but you talked to other females indtead. Makes me wonder, what else dont i know?? Idk if youll get this but if you do, have a nice life brandon. Hope the best for you & jennifer or rita, whichever one you want.

Bye- Tiffany Beam

Mscarter89 Posted 2 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 2 months ago   Favorite
I love you brandon but you never told me about talking to these other gurls. Youve actually said you fidnt talk to other girls. Those werent just pen pals, i read what you wrote them. All the way back to 2013, we started talking in 2011. I just thought you loved me an wanted me, from the beginning. But i see now i wasnt that special. You was talkin to other gurls this WHOLE TIME! An you asked me to get on here? Why? To see all this crap you've sent to other gurls? Idk what to do now, or how to feel about it. Im upset & hurt. Just dont know what to do now. I love you, but i dont want to be played, or cheated on. While we been talking im supposed to have been the only one, but i wasnt. Which now leaves me confused about whst to do about it. Idk, guess ill ttyl. Or whenever i hear from you! Bye!

melyndacc Posted 2 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
The drama on this thread is getting me through my workday. I cant wait to see who Brandon chooses. Either the 66 year old Belgian woman or the 24 year old single mom or the WIFE.

Here watching,
Melynda

Lilsis1991 Posted 2 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
What's good big bro I hope everything is okay we don't got time for no drama or no bs so it really don't matter u ain't got to much or time to go so it's all good in the hood lol anyways keep ur head up stay strong and u focus on coming home I love u big bro always ur my best friend ride or die big bro calk me wenbu can stay safe threw this crazy weather.... Love always ur sister

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