Not having traveled for so long, his first taste of the outside was severe motion sickness exacerbated by nerves and sensory overload. I sincerely take you up on your offer of correspondence. All her grandchildren have done time, the boys and the girls; an entire generation continuously in and out of prison. Randy maintained around 20 pen pals. Two prisoners stood out. I had a lot more contact with The Don than I did with Corey. Editorial Feature articles Subjects Transcripts.
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But Randy wrote back always without expectation, and I wondered what currency all those pen pals offered him in lieu of cash. Importantly, Randy also kept it real. In the end it was easy. Most will probably die before their sons are released. He was so malnourished as a child that he developed a condition called pica and ate dirt, paper and the lead paint flaking off his grubby bedroom walls. He was teased mercilessly at school. After he was released, he planned to take all those letters, ignite them in a big bonfire, and move on.
The Don from Alabama was shirtless and ripped, finely six-packed with bold tattoos emblazoned across his pecs. Over the years of going through this incarceration shit and losing so many homies to these streets and the prison, my whole outlook on life has changed. Prisoner pen pal journey in America's deep south First published: He was extremely flirtatious and I found myself getting caught up in it. It was a long drive from New Orleans to his prison in upstate Louisiana.