My name is Andre Tyler, I'm 31 years old and I'm currently serving a sentence of 17 years. I first started writing when I was 20 years old and it was love at first write. Feeling like I couldn't express myself verbally, my mom told me to write it down and that was what I did. Since then, I have wrote over a thousand poems and a novel, but haven't yet published any of my writings. I also write music and have recorded songs. Due to being impatient I lost focus, thinking I needed everything at once. My focus now is building a resume of positive actions and positive thinking. I used to think I was a product of my environment, but as time went by, I'm a product of growth. I realized that mistakes doesn't make you a bad person you just have to grow from them. I've dedicated my life to thinking outside the box, which means no matter where life takes you it's never too late to change the way you think or the way you see things. Everyday I'm working on my poems and through my writing I will speak my truth and not be ashamed of the mistake I've made and will shed light on whoever feel left in the dark. I used to feel voiceless until I let people read my work. I thought I didn't have a talent based on coming in and out of the prison system. But support from my family and friends opened my eyes to the bigger picture. It's not about how you start but how you finsih. Thank you for the opportunity to share my talent. Andre Tyler CDCR#G51619 Unit#A3 Cell# 127 Pelican Bay State Prison P.O. Box 7500 Crescent City, CA 95532-7000 Note: We are not a pen pal website, to contact the listed individuals you must be 18 years or older and do your own research.
Hello, I am David! This image can be seen in multiple ways. What does it say to you? Lost into darkness? Saved for redemption? I could say that I have climbed out of the abyss of darkness that was my life. I created most of what it had become. Yes, trauma and abuse planted seeds early in my life. I lost my way. I lost how to feel. I learned how to Escape. I started early and often. I was trapped in between…Who I even was! My journey has been a struggle. So much pain, shame, anger, sadness and guilt. I left a wake of destruction in my path. Today through healing from my wounds and learning about the power of forgiveness of myself and others, my life has meaning and purpose. Through this platform, I seek to connect with individuals and cultivate positive relationships. I would like to share my journey with you, but I would also wish to join you on your journey, living vicariously through your experiences. I am living my road to redemption. I take full responsibility for all of my past actions and behaviors. I hold myself accountable and wish to continue learning, healing and growing as a man. I know that I must continue to be the best person I can every day. I have fully connected myself to sobriety and being of service to those around me. I am 43 and been incarcerated since 1998. I am single with no children and seeking friendship. I am serving a 15 to life sentence for second degree murder. I do not want to forever be seen as the worst decision and day of my life. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care! David Cable P15787 A-1-149 M.C.S.P P.O. Box 409020 Ione, CA 95640 Note: We are not a pen pal website, to contact the listed individuals you must be 18 years or older and do your own research.