Feb. 25, 2016

Hello Everyone

by Derrick Lamont Randle


Hello Everyone,

My name is Derrick. I've been incarcerated since March 1995 in a Texas prison facility for self-defense murder. I must admit that I've truly regret and learned from my mistake. But don't allow my mistake define who I am, due to I've never been perfect. The road that I've traveled is littered with evidence of my mistakes...stained from my sacrifices, and set aflame from the ambitions of a person that's see too much. I grew up living that street life from gang-banging, dope slanging, robbing, etc.etc...But as time passes me by while sitting on this side of these razor wires I came to realize that I threw my life away before I really had a chance to live and enjoy it. My mother tried her very best to raise me like a loving mom would, but I was too hard-headed to listen. But now I wish I had because I can never re-live those valuable moments ever again. I've lost various family members to death including my daughter whom passed in 2002. That almost drove me to commit suicide once I found out the passing of my daughter Victoria.

My hobbies are reading, writing poems, exercising and socializing with people on an intellectual level. Im proud to say that during my incarceration that I've written a book and finished it. All I need to do now is get it copy-written and published. So yes, I have been productive in many ways. This is my first time doing this so I hope to hear from you soon. And I promise to correspond with everyone whom writes. Thank you!

Derrick L. Randle #728167
Ellis Unit
1697 FM 980
Huntsville, TX. 77343


Replies (3) Replies feed

Rita Posted 7 years ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 12 months ago   Favorite
hi Derrick,

I went trough this blog with so many names.. and found yours.I noticed that you almost didn't get any responses. I read what you wrote and I hope you write back.Many don't...
I don't see any picture, so I based myself upon what you had to say.
I realize you got a harsh life and lost your daughter.How young was she?This is so very hard, a child...:(
You don't mention your age,nor your nationality, etc?Is your mother still alife, Derrick?
Me too I like to read,to write and even to write poems ;) I am a social person who likes a good conversation!:)Also I like sports a lot!
who am I? A Belgian woman; just turned 2 days ago 68 :) and still open minded and young in spirit!We lived 7 yrs in the States and almost 6 yrs in Argentina.We have 2 daughters: 36 and 37; Leslie and Elke.Both have two kids.
My ex stayed in Buenos Aires, while I now live in Antwerp(en), a port city in Belgium.We still are befriended though.:)

Well, that's it for now.

Later on we'll chat about everything under the sun, I suppose? :));
Happy Easter!

kind greetings from Rita

Trustankit Posted 7 years ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 12 months ago   Favorite
Hello Derrick, We all can understand your pain.
Sometimes circumstances made people to do all those things that they did not want to.

Please do not lose hope. You are doing a wonderful job by writing. Something productive.
I wish you all the best for your book and hoping that it would be a great hit.
ALL the Best
Although, I like your handwriting :)

Prayers from India.

rgrayson2012 Posted 6 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 8 months ago   Favorite
Derrick, I have been looking all over for u for yrs and finally found out u were locked up after looking through tdcj if i couldn't find u anywhere else. Shocked at the charge but the life u lived it was only a matter of time. Haven't seen u since we were teens. U were my boo. Seeing u in the grove off Buckner. Hopefully this the same derrick i only know one with ur last name. Boy u got locked up early probably after we stopped talking. I will try to jpay u. Keep your head up and stay out of trouble.
Luv Ravan

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