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I live a life full of hope, love, and positive progress regardless of where my physical being is placed.

Incarcerated: 9 years

Housed: California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, Corcoran

Fortunately, my mind isn’t trapped ONLY my body is. That being the case, I live a life full of hope, love, and positive progress regardless of where my physical being is placed. Having a support system is key to mental wellness and I wouldn’t be on this positive trajectory without the never-ending presence of my family and the latest extension to my family – my wife. Not being able to spend time with the people I love, especially when I need them the most, makes this journey extremely difficult. That’s just one hardship. Imagine all the tribulation that comes with the nature of being in prison, that’s heavy. It is also the drive and motivation to be the best version of myself on the daily. Living my life’s narrative and one detrimental decision I made at the age of 20. It will never define who I am today and who I’m striving to be everyday. The beauty of life besides my wife, is opportunity. With opportunity, I will continue to educate myself, exercise my body and mind, right the wrongs within my power, and work my way towards release. I hope my perspective offers insight to those who come across my piece and may God continue to bless us all. One love.

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