May 2, 2023

A Call for the Truth

by Perrie Thompson (author's profile)

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A CALL FOR THE TRUTH

As I sit in a prison cage for my 18th year of my 50 years to life sentence, I am ashame I once participated in the genocidal culture of gangs. It breaks my heart to hear how our young people are murdering one another in honor of gangs. For too many generations we continue to lose our children to prison and/or senseless gang violence. when will we decide enough is enough?

It is my belief, that only us who understand and lived the gang culture can stop it. How? First, by telling the unequivocated truth about the fruitless and calamitous nature of gangs. Those of us in prison know the truth. And the truth is; we have thrown our lives away in honor of gangs who have taught us nothing but how to fail, destroy, and victimize our communities and families. Now we perish in prison cells, miserable, feeling shameful, missing our families, fed up with prison and, facing the dire reality that many of us will die in prison. But yet many of my fellow incarcerated brothers, still get on the phone with our youth and pretend to be thriving gangmembers(we all know what I am talking about). when in reality we are dejected, depressed, and hate each and everyday we wake up in prison, especially those of us with life sentences.

Unfortunately, due to misguidance, many of our youth idolize and look up to us in prison. which gives us an opportunity to use our influence to tell our youth,"there is no joy or honor in rottening away in a prison cage!"

So my question to you is; how much longer will you sit idle and enable our youth to follow us into lives of Jail Cells and coffins?

With that said, today I call on all of us who know better, to do better! By telling the truth, to our youth!

4/10/2023

By: Perrie Thompson
Incarcerate Author of "Striving To Be A Failure"

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A CALL FOR THE TRUTH

As I sit in a prison cage for my 18th year of my 50 years to life sentence, I am ashame I once participated in the genocidal culture of gangs. It breaks my heart to hear how our young people are murdering one another in honor of gangs. For too many generations we continue to lose our children to prison and/or senseless gang violence. when will we decide enough is enough?

It is my belief, that only us who understand and lived the gang culture can stop it. How? First, by telling the unequivocated truth about the fruitless and calamitous nature of gangs. Those of us in prison know the truth. And the truth is; we have thrown our lives away in honor of gangs who have taught us nothing but how to fail, destroy, and victimize our communities and families. Now we perish in prison cells, miserable, feeling shameful, missing our families, fed up with prison and, facing the dire reality that many of us will die in prison. But yet many of my fellow incarcerated brothers, still get on the phone with our youth and pretend to be thriving gangmembers(we all know what I am talking about). when in reality we are dejected, depressed, and hate each and everyday we wake up in prison, especially those of us with life sentences.

Unfortunately, due to misguidance, many of our youth idolize and look up to us in prison. which gives us an opportunity to use our influence to tell our youth, "there is no joy or honor in rottening away in a prison cage!"

So my question to you is; how much longer will you sit idle and enable our youth to follow us into lives of Jail Cells and coffins?

With that said, today I call on all of us who know better, to do better! By telling the truth, to our youth!

4/10/2023

By: Perrie Thompson
Incarcerate Author of "Striving To Be A Failure"

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