Extended Profile of Christopher Lee Price

Christopher Lee Price

  • Sex: Male
  • D.O.B.: 9/4/1972
  • Race: Caucasian, Cherokee
  • Religion: Zen Buddhist
  • Crime: Murder
  • Sentence: Death
  • Prison: Holman Unit 3700

Born in Winfield, Alabama. Iíve lived in 29 different places around the South, but mostly grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and Wolf Creek, Alabama. Mostly, Iím a crazy-fun kind of guy-prison makes you jaded, but I try my best to not let it get to me; sometimes it does. ďDonít take life so seriously. Nobody makes it out alive.Ē One word description, Iím an ďAdventurerĒ - I love anything outdoors. I lift weights, run, play basketball, play volleyball, play chess, practice karate, read (A late blooming comic book freak, other books), write, draw (aspiring graphic novelist (have studied the genre for eight-years), etc. Other than all of that, I am a professional ďcartoon card humor illustratorĒ, thatís how I make a living (underpaid living, but a living nonetheless). You can see some of my cards here that are for sale.
I love the Japanese culture and people
If you would like a prison pen pal, write me please do so at
Chris "Merc"Price
AIS Z-546/ N1-14A
Holman Unit 3700
Atmore AL. 36503-3700
If this is your first time writing me and you would prefer to send an e -mail it will be forwarded to me. Be sure to include your address and I'll write you back. Merc@askaconvict.com

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photo of merc and me on death row

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Q:

I know you have said that you were accused of killing that man, and I feel terrible asking this, but do you have any idea on what made you do it? I had a family member who had, in the past, killed someone, I never got the guts to ask why he did it, mainly because he did not know the man, I feel like you said you didn't know this man. So, if I may ask, what do you think made you do it?

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Chris has never admited to killing anyone. He can not talk about the specifics of the case because his appeal is still pending.

Q:

hi.what happened?did u really do it?did u plan it?jst curious.gow do u cope-jst waiting for the day?any chance of being out?who was the victim?

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I can not talk about the specifics of my case because I still have appeals

Q:

Are you gay?

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No, Iíve never been gay. Even in prison I still have maintained my desire for women. I would like to have a female Japanese pen pal.

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Hi ,I would like to know what made you join Ask A Convict. I can imagen that you get some strange and insulting questions, so why did you do it ? .I think itīs cool that you do it. Wish you the best for the furture.

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A- My adopted brother Jon contacted me and gave me a good pitch for his new website, and maybe it would give me a voice to help other people. I was attracted to wanting to help people. Yes, sometimes I get some offensive questions or comments, and sometimes I get angry and frustrated with them. But I'm only human. Overall, I try to focus on helping people.

Q:

I am a 39 year old single female who writes to a Pen Pal who is LWOP. I took a special interest in this inmate after reading a news article from 10 years ago.. Out of curiosity I decided to write him.
I have been writing a LWOP prisoner for almost a year now. He seems to be hinting that he wants to be in a relationship. I don't understand this. How can you be in a relationship with someone who never has a chance at getting out of prison? Sometimes I don't know if this is him just trying to hustle me up for money or not. I have occasionally sent him $20.00 every other month or so. He has never really come right out and asked me for money but he defiantly hints that he is having a hard time.. I have told him that I did not want to be hustled and he has told me that he isn't and that he would still write even if I never sent a dime. I do not make much money at all and he knows this.. What is the money situation like in prison? He says he has a small job. I want to help but I also don't want to be used. Thank you!

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well, I think is normal, if someone doesn't like to write in fact. My mom hated the right in 18 years since I was first incarcerated. I probably receive no more than 10 to 15 letters. Sure I receive cards with little notes in them here and there a mom just hated to write for a while. When I would write letters in wait to hear back from mom. I would get angry when I didn't receive answers to those letters, but I did hear back from her on those particular letters. I thought it was damn right rated, and I resented her for a while. As time went by, and I thought about it and kept creeping back into my mind I finally realized that I was being selfish for expecting her to write and not being sympathetic or sensitive to her situation. Even though I can call anytime I wanted, but hated to run up anyone's phone bills. I was being insensitive for expecting mom to answer every letter. You see my mom was a very busy woman, very hard worker and a restaurant and at other jobs show is got up early in the morning. Around four at 432 cook my Pop breakfast. Then she would wash the dishes throw in a load of clothes in the washer etc. and then take off for work. She worked all day until 17 to 1800 hrs. Sometimes later, once she got home she was start cleaning then cook dinner etc.. When I was growing up my Pop was very lazy fat bastard and I very much resented him for it because my mom works so hard. And she and I did practically all of the chores on the ranch. But anyway, after my incarceration, pop, stepped it up and started helping mom more. Nevertheless, since mom was like an Energizer bunny, I finally came to the realization that she was just too tired to write to me at the end of the day. I regret not figuring that out much sooner. Mom never expressed to me that she was just too tired at the end of the day to write to me. She would just claim that she hated the right. When I didn't realize all of that, sooner than was so resentful. I got to a point where I wouldn't write to her much at all. I would just call or once every month or two, and she would just come to visit me once in a blue moon. When she recently died. I regret not writing more to my mom like or I just got busy and caught up in my own world. Now, I don't know your friends situation or where he's located in the prison. Usually a warden will put you to work if you're down the hall in population. You're going to be working all day a t the tag plants, fab shop, kitchen, work on the road crew, etc. At the end of the day your friend may be too tired, Not in the mood, or just hates writing. Even as busy as I am, there are times when I'm just not in the mood to write and would rather do something else. I have put off certain people, for one to three months or more. I've had certain family members and pen pals that werenít very interesting participants. The rules of correspondents are, ask questions, answer questions, share something you may have learned or share something about your life and past. If someone doesn't meet most of those criteria, or they always complaing about their health problems or just were too lazy or write or crazy in their letters, then I'm not eager to write back. I want to learn something out of the interchange. I doubt that your friend wants you to stop writing male is the main things we look forward to, even though we may be too busy to write back or not in the mood to write right back. We always love to receive mail, released most of us do. Please realize while in prison year under siege by a bunch of idiots. When you have to contend with bullshit 24/7 you are going to get grumpy and sometimes you just want isolate yourself. In prison you can't do that physically, but you can mentally to some extent, therefore, you may become withdrawn and nationality. It's not you. You're not your friends problem nonetheless you talk crazy complain too much etc.. Just try to be patient with your friend whether he admits it to you or not he needs you, believe me. He needs all the sporty can get mentally etc.

Q:

i still cant believe that in the usa they have death row. how do you feel knowin that in the uk there is no death row? Besides being free on the outside. What do you miss doing? N how do you keep your mind busy each day? thanks lottie

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Very Pissed about it! Back in the day America forced England to abolish the death penalty which yaíll did. In 1976 or 1977 America reinstated the death penalty. Since then, America is about to reach its 1000th execution. How fucked up is that? How fucked up as America,?(rhetorical) and the American government is hypocritical.

Q:

What is your favorite genre of books? Fiction (horror, action, humor) or nonfiction?

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Graphic Novels, Japaneese culture

Q:

I'm 32 years old, I''m not a religious freak,i just love god and want every one to know the one and only,i love my babies,they are my life,im a stay at home mom,who has nothing to do on my spare time,but now i do,and that letting all death row inmates know that this is not the complete end of their lives.
Q-i hate to be so outright,but you are on death row!what did you do? you have so many more years of life that is now being consumed by four walls,and when did they start letting inmates have internet access, i am just so curious is all, you dont have to answer any of my questons,but i know every needs a pen-pal sooner or later,i hope you respond.STOP! please dont answer any of those questons,i did'nt know they had previuos questons [below] in which you have answered over and over again.i really wanted to comment on a particular queston you answered,[it asks you about what do you do since this system is so unfair]well i'm here to tell you,f-this system[god forgive me]if you never,ever,beleive anything that you ever read again, beleive this, no matter how cruel,unfair,and unjust this system is,they fail to realize that soon one day they will be judged also,this corrupt system does-not- have the final say so over your life,they may take you life,but only god "will" give it back,when god said "thou shall not kill" who did they think his commands were going to, the birds!"only god can judge me" and what does this "corrupt"system thinks that means? but when it is all said and done no one has the right to take no ones life, but god almighty himself,this system can take that away,but what they fail to realize is that if you are innocent or guilty[only god can judge us"that DEATH is the ultimate price that we as sinners have to pay, in order for all our sins to be wiped away, in death god says your slate is wiped CLEAN,he has erased every bad,every wrong,EVERYTHING that you ever did that was wrong,so when your day does come please, dont think that you-are-no-more,you will have that option to choose to serve god and to find out who the one and only true god is,unlike these corrupt judges,etc,they better hope that when the son of man arrives[jesus christ]to destroy all the wicked and the bad,that they have also "deceased"that is the only way they will have a second chance,and when god has destroyed them all, he promises[and he never lies]that in the end,they-will-know-that-i-am-JEHOVAH!now like i said in the begining if you never ever beleive another word that you ever read, BELEIVE that!please do not think that your existance is over because it is not,repent!and i promise you god will hear every cry for help every prayer that you pray,just dont go out thinking it over forever,god loves us so much and does not wish to destroy not one of us,he knows the very number of hairs each of us has on our very heads,and there aint a bird that falls out of the ski and dies that he doesnt realize,now is'nt that a wonderful god,god giveth and god taketh away.try to get to know the one and only true god,i dont know your life,your crime,nothing,but god does, jesus is our savior,get to know them both,i can help you,this is talk coming from outside those prison walls,i love jehovah so much, and i want everyone to get to know and love him,satan is really busy now because he knows his time is coming to an end,he wants everyone to die along with him,but it does'nt have to be that way, i came across this web site for a reason,and thats to comfort a soul who does'nt know the true god,but you can e-mail me if you like, i can talk about gods wonderful works all day,and to try to ease your mind when your date of [execution]does come do not fear it,for afterwards you will neither go to heaven nor to hell,but god says you will be in a deep sleep,unconsious of all living things,no longer would you ever say, im hungry,im sick,im cold,im scared, until the son of man arrives..................i can go on and on,but i'm hoping to hear from you soon.

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All Correspondence needs to be forward to Merc. He has no internet/ computer access

Q:

Why is it that after being convicted of murder why not admit? Do u still feel there is some chance of gettn out and that why you still plead your innocense? Don't you think that by admitting why you do maybe your soul can repent? You can be saved if you admit what you did and show remorse

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A : Miss, from the way you ask questions I can tell that youíve never experienced a corrupt court system, especially in the way that I have. Our court system is very flawed. Even as flawed as it is, we still have what is called an ďappeals process.Ē When your case is going through that appeals process, you DO NOT admit to anything, whether you are guilty or not.
Q : Do you still feel there is some chance of getting out and that why you still plead your innocence?
A : Yes maíam, there is always a chance of hope of getting out of prison some day. Nevertheless, you should always be an optimistic person, always try to be positive and try to find the good in everything.
Q : Donít you think that by admitting why you do maybe your soul can repent? You can be saved if you admit what you did and show remorse.
A : Lady, There isnít anything wrong with my soul. What is between my god and I is strictly between he and I. I donít need some mediator or arbitrator to talk to god.
Iíll tell you what, though. If you help get me from death row (Not out of prison, but off of death row-A life without parole sentence-) Iíll confess all of my sins to you. You would probably be disappointed, because I am not the monster that most of society tries to make me out to be.
Let me ask you a question: If it is so wrong to kill (especially according to the bible- ďthou shalt not killĒ), then why does most of society allow the U.S. Government (A supposedly civilized nationĒ to have a death penalty and murder us out of revenge- A revenge killing? Most of society claims to be Christian or religious. For those that vote for the death penalty, wouldnít that make you all a bunch of hypocrites? Maybe it is yíall who needs to confess your sins or admit your guilt.

Q:

To meet another through the prison penpal systems. When looking for friends as well that special someone. What do you suggest are the cons and well do's and donts?

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A : You are in total control. It all depends on you and what you are looking for. If you get a pen-pal try to find out what all you have in common. If they are not compatible, or cross a line too quickly or whatever, you can either quit writing to them or give them a warning as to what lines not to cross.
First of all, it would be great to get a p.o. box; that would help protect you from a potential stalker or some asshole that doesnít get his way with you.
If youíre really worried, you can start off by using a pseudonym. As you get to know them and feel more comfortable, then you can reveal your real name. If they were a good friend, then they would completely understand that you was just trying to protect yourself and they shouldnít be offended. If theyíre offended and get vulgar or whatever, you can easily find another pen-pal.
Even though thereís a high percentage of us that canít get a paying job and are dependent on the kind-hearted family or friends out there for gifts of money, stamps, ect., if They keep asking you for money or demands more money from you, thatís a bad pen-pal. You should get rid of them. Sure, we prisoners have needs, just like anybody, but I would never demand that someone send me money.
Being an artist, when someone sends me a monetary gift ect., I always make them a greeting card or send other drawings as a token of my appreciation. For those that help me, I give them a lot of my life. I put a lot of thought and time in the gift of drawing and writing that I send in return. We cannot match the gifts, but itís only fair to try.
Like I said, it really depends on the situation and what youíre looking for. Use common sense. If something makes you uncomfortable, then donít do it. You can easily find another pen-pal.

Q:

have you been raped while you have been in prison

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A : Negative, I have not. Iím on death row we are locked down for 23-hours a day, except on recroom day once a week (Which is next to the captainís office and constantly monitored). However if you are on single-walk, you donít get to go to the recroom, or participate in group activities. In over 16 years back here on death row, U have never seen or heard about someone getting raped back here

Q:

i think you are hot. Have you had sex with a man in or out of prison

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Dear Keith:
Q : I think you are hot have you had sex with a man in or out of prison?
A : Much obliged for the compliment, but I donít do Brokeback mountain! I have never had sex with a man in or out of prison, nor would I ever want to. I am very much in love with women. I have always loved women, and I am an absolute freak about the little hot-and-sexy Japanese women!

Q:

when get out can we hook up

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A : Much obliged for the offer. Unless youíre a woman named curt, I donít see us hooking up. Besides, I couldnít date a woman with a dudeís name. Again, Thanks for the offer, though.

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who did u murder?

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Who am I accused of killing? That is public Knowledge ,so I have no problem answering That. His name is Bill Lynn. He was a full time Auto parts owner and a part time preacher. In his community he was respected and an admirable man. By many people he was loved. Unfortunately I did not know that man.

Q:

Oh my gosh why did you kill that poor man? And why did u use a sword?

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It is impossible to answer that question. First off I never have said I killed anyone. I have been CHARGED with killing someone. My codefendant plead guilty to this crime. Because of ongoing legal issues I can't talk about the case. I never admitted to killing anyone. If you look at the other answers you will see that. Please read before asking the same questions over and over.)

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Hi Everyone :)
I wanted to know what kind of programs you have access to in the prison you're at? Are there programs you don't have but would like to and if so what are they?
Do you think it's important for inmates to have access to programs/groups/education etc? For their morale, self esteem, education etc, I think it is important.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and hope that you all have a great week.
Thanks to everyone.
Cheers & regards,
Maria.

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Q- What kind of programs do you have on Dr?
A-On death row, we donít have any real programs. We are the bottom of the totem pole. However, once in a blue moon, a death row prisoner gets to have a Law Class. ( if he is so good at the Law ,then why is he still on death row? Curious..)
Q- Are there any programs you would like?
A-No Mam There arenít any programs that I want or need, unless it can get my sentence reduced and possibly regain my freedom
Q- Do you think its important inmates have access to programs etc?
A-Yes Maam I think its very important for inmates to have access to programs groups and especially education and classes respect, manners and proper etiquette.
Q- How have you coped mentally while in prison?
A-If I do say so my self I think that I have managed to keep most of my sanity.
Q- What do you do to stay strong mentally and emotionally?
A-I keep my self very busy. In order to keep your mind off the bars and from your freedom being taken away, you have to keep yourself very busy.

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Wow a sword? Did you take martial arts and use that as an advantage on the outside world? Wow who carried a sword a pirate?... I may sound judgmental but wow! Did u stab a man, women or child? Did the sword go thru their whole entire body since its so long?

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Q-Wow a sord?
A-Thatís what they say a Samurrai sord
Q-Did you take martial arts and use that as an avantage on the outside world.?
A- No Maam I donít study martial arts in order to take avantage of other people . I absolutely love the traditional Japanese culture, so that is the reason why I study martial arts and other Japanese traditions, Also in relation I believe I n self defense.
Q- Wow who Carries a sword are you a pirate?
A-Not so long ago most men in civclization carried swords.
Q- Did u stab a man, women or child? Did the sword go thru their whole entire body since its so long?
A- I have never stabbed anyone.
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Hellllllo,
I would like to know what u were accused of? Yeah I know murder or robery yadda yadda but what was the exact accusation? Stabbing someone to death, masterminding, chocking someione? What was the scenerio and story?

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I was accused of killing a good well-known man named Bill Lynn. He was an auto parts store owner and a part-time preacher. Unfortunately I did not know him personally. I didn't learn about him until after I was incarcerated. What happened to him and his family was a great tragedy. He was killed with a samuri sord.

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Do you ever hear other inmates cry themselves to sleep? Or after their children and familes come and visit do any of them cry when they get back in their cells? Is prison really cold at night like they say? Do you only get a thin sheet? And can u go to sleep at whatever time you want or is there lights out? If so what time? And how do they wake you up? By banging on your cell or a loud morning alarm?

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Q: Do you ever hear other inmates cry themselves to sleep?
A: As far back as I can remember, I don't think so.
Q: After their children and families come and visit, do any of them cry when they get back to their cells?
A: Not that I know of for sure. If they do, it's in silence.
Q: Is prison really cold at night like they say?
A: Sometimes, yes, and sometimes no-depends on the season.
Q: Do you only get a thin sheet?
A: Not when you can actually get some from the laundry. They tell us we can put in an order to the laundry for one new sheet per year, but we have to turn in an old one. (HELL! For two years or more now, I've been trying to replace an old sheet, and I still haven't gotten one.)
Q: Can you go to sleep at whatever time you want or is there a lights out?
A: Back here on death row, we can pretty much go to bed at anytime we want to.
If they need to wake you up for something, they usually just call your name.

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For those people in prison who has family that left them, shunned them away and disowned them what happens to them when they are released? Where do they live at? How do they eat? When they have no family to turn to? Do you think this causes them to fall back into the life of crime in order to survive again since they have no choice?

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Dear Taylor:
Q: For those people in prison who has family that left them, shunned them away and disowned them, what happens to them when they are released? Where do they live at? How do they eat? When they have no family to return to?
A: Honestly, I'm not 100% sure, because I haven't been released and I have friends and family. (Although, I wouldn't want to burden them.)
The scuttlebutt is in the situation you describe, former prisoners are supposed to go to half-way houses for awhile- to learn how to re-cope with society- a place to live, eat, get a job (most likely temporary work), etc. Those type prisoners are supposed to be directed to places like that.
Very few E.O.S. [End of sentence (no parole or probation)] Prisoners are given a suit, $10.00, and a bus ticket to wherever they want to go. They are not obligated like the others. I presume that they get some type of counseling before being released like that.
Q: Do you think this causes them to fall back into the life of crime in order to survive again, since they have no choice?
A: There's no such thing as "No choice." You always have a choice. You can choose to do better or you can choose to do worse. When you choose to do better, there is ALWAYS, someone out there willing to help you.. Even when you start making mistakes, there is always someone out there willing to help you; but, you have to help them help you. You have to be open to ask for help - A peer group, a preacher, pastor, priest, nun, etc. Someone will know someone who can help you. All you have to do is ask.
For the weak, yes, that can cause them to fall back into their old life of crime, for the strong no. The frontal lobe of the brain does not fully develop until your mid-20's. Unless you re 25-years-old, and not mentally impaired, then there's no excuse as to why you can't stay out of trouble. (crime/prison). Rather, as long as you are 25-years-old or older, and not mentally impaired, then there's no reason as to why you can't keep yourself from out of trouble, because you're old enough to learn from your mistakes.

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IF you had a wife holding you during this bid, writting several times a day, paying for calls and putting money on your books weekly plus holding home down. When you got out of you went back in would you cinsider her a bad wife for not doing another bid??
Thanks in advance!

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Some guys would because they were so attached, in love? Dependent, and being used to counting on their wife when he got out of jail. The other time, and before he went back in again. Did you warn him that if he went to prison again that you wouldn't be there for him again. If you gave him a warning, but I wouldn't consider you a bad wife because he knew ahead of time what to expect. Me, personally, if at that time, I was attached, in love with my wife, and a new state counting on her, at first , even though I went back to prison. I would be upset and disappointed, but after contemplation, I would understand and adapt, improvise and overcome, if my wife didn't want to be there for me. In the end if she didn't want to be there for me , I have no choice but to adapt and improvise and overcome. All these things considered, It really just depends on the situation, what if his second time in prison was only for a year to or just a few months. You think that warrants abandonment? There are many factors that only you know, and should consider because if it's your own personal situation in the very and you have to do what feels right to you. We all have certain needs, if we don't get those needs met in one place than we must take them elsewhere. You just have to do what's right for you. Your gut instinct will tell you. That's what it is there for.

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Who are you accused of killing? And if u didn't do it who was the person that was murdered? Who's murder were you involved in?

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I was accused of killing a good well-known man named Bill Lynn. He was an auto parts store owner and a part-time preacher. Unfortunately I did not know him personally. I didn't learn about him until after I was incarcerated. What happened to him and his family was a great tragedy

Q:

Hello,
Happpppy Holidays and happy new year! Let's be positive

Are you in a high max. Supervised security cell? Are you alone in a cell?

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I live on block six with 27 the other death row prisoners. Each man lives in a one-man cell. There's 14 cell downstairs and 14 cells upstairs. Each cell is about 5 x 8. 3 walls are concrete and the fourth wall with an electronic sliding door is made out of open faced bars. In other words, it doesn't have a security screen mounted on the bars. Given that, I still live with 27 other roommates. You can all hear all of the manly noises unfortunately; the noise factor is horrible. The only way you can block out the noise is to put on your headphones for radio and/or TV, but sometimes even that can't completely block out the noise. At times I have to make improvised earplugs and put the headphones over that. This place is like Chinese torture . You have to be a strong-willed man not come out of this as crazy as a loon. Generally when prison bullshit builds up. I take my aggression out on playing basketball and volleyball running, lifting weights, practicing karate or meditating. Sometimes it's actually quiet for a few minutes. As for my daily life, when I am not playing basketball, volleyball, running, lifting weights, practicing karate or meditating, I either write and correspond with friends and family or work for ask a convict.com (via writing), make cards (Iím a cartoon card humor illustrator), draw pictures (like photo-realism) for people ,Write from my graphic novel (a work in progress), read and study certain books, read newspapers and magazines, hand wash clothing, (because the Institute don't wash cloths enough and they do a piss poor job and they steal certain items), clean wolverines den, (My cell), watch a little TV, call someone on the phone every once in awhile, converse with a neighbor and other little tidbits of a very busy life. Life is too short, just to lay there and not do anything.

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What do you think you took for granted before and if you could would make sure noone else takes for granted ever again?

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My freedom and freedom to work and fully take care of my responsibilities. The freedom to love, touch, smell, romance, and take care of a woman; The freedom of choice and freedom of a venture; The freedom of travel, the freedom to go to a restaurant and choose a different food of interest in a country full of too many rules and laws. I took for granted, what little freedoms I did have. And I took for granted, the only life I have.
I am not sure there's exactly 1 thing I would say that would prevent people from taking something for granted. We all take something for granted because we get so caught up with certain things around us. A lot of the time we get tunnel vision and generally focus on one or two things at a time when your very focused on one thing you don't think about the consequences. Not generally anyway, the bottom line. Life is way too short. Don't waste it on unnecessary things.

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Hello I am married to a great man that just cant handle stress. I knew when I met hm that hes been to prison 4 times arrested numerous times. Well its been 8 years since he was in prison we got married had a child. He was told he couldnt have kids I gave him a son, we had a nice house, he was driving a brand new truck and had a VERY good job. Like was perfect! Then he just started going downhill and decided prison was the place for him? I mean it all happened so fast? We got him a good lawyer and hes not doing hard time like everyone thought he should. He had multiple felonies and all but most of everything was dropped hell be home in a year. My question to you is prison "safer" than real life. I mean I know in prison you have no bills, no responsibility, no real job. Maybe I dont know what im trying to ask you! Im just scared that when he gets out does good for a few years things get hard he goes right back in? Is their a way as his wife that I can prevent it?

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Scared
Q-After 8 years from being in prison, my husband just started going downhill and decided prison was the place for him.
A --believe me, no man in his right mind would decide that prison was the place for him. Anyone who says that prison is for him is obviously chemically unbalanced.
Q-I mean, it all happened so fast.
A- Didn't he make each just fine out there with you for eight years, and he started going downhill meaning and he started going downhill. That means it happened over a period of time. Not just suddenly, you left out the evidence of what he was doing that made him start going downhill. In his actions could be a result of multiple factors. A perfect life or you may not be a perfect life for your mate is he an adventure and your boring or vice versa. Are you a habitual nag or did the two of you argue, if so what about and may not be your fault at all and may not be his fault at all. Some men are chemically wired to do something crazy, compulsive. Some men have the TG thrill seekers, J. and are compelled to do abnormal things you didn't give me all of the details. So I can't give you a thorough or complete answer. Sorry.
Q- Is prisons safer than real life.?
A-For some people, the answer is, unfortunately, Yes, but that's a delusion hence a chemical imbalance.
Maybe not in the context that your thinking and what we can have stress in prison like if you run up a bill with a "storeman", (We have responsibilities for our actions), keeping our area squared away, etc.. And depending on your location. You can have a real job in prison, Tag plant, textile plant, etc.. I'm a professional cartoon humor illustrator. It doesn't panythe high scale, like the free world, but that's how I can support myself ,and I work for ask a convict.com. Lady, work is a job, no matter which scale or point of view you take .
Q- He gets out, does good for a few years. Things get hard, does he go back in?
A-Who Knows? We can't truly predict the future. What a man does today doesn't mean that is what he'll be doing in a year from now or 10 years now.
Q-Is there a way his wife prevent it?
A-Yes and no-
YES, BE supportive of him, love him, try to keep open communication, be sympathetic, nonjudgmental be understanding, be forgiving, etc. Open communication is the key to any relationship. Some men are insecure and bottle of all of their problems. If your husband is that way, be patient. Keep convincing him that you're not judging him.
No-In the end no matter what you do, you just can't prevent a man from doing something crazy that puts him in prison. You just have to do all of the above and hope he doesn't wind up back in prison. Usually there are signs. When your husband gets out of jail if he starts going downhill again, look for the signs. Pull him aside and explaine his responsibility to his son and to you. Explain about respect to you and your son and that if he truly loved you he wouldn't continue to do crazy things. Do not speak down to him as if he was a child, that will provoke him to be hardheaded and push you away emotionally. Speak to him as an equal and in an intellectual manner. Those are the best results.

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My question is: Is there any attention/counselling etc offered to inmates on death row particularly after an execution? Are they in anyway 'prepared' for what lays before them? I'm curious to know how inmates on death row deal with executions where they know and are friends with the inmate facing execution. Thankyou for the opportunity provided by a site such as this.

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Q: Is there any Attention /counseling, etc. offered to inmates on death row, particularly after an execution?
A: Yes and No. Yes, there is a small bit of attention /counseling offered, but only if you want it. Personally, I've never had to or wanted to see a counselor; that's what friends and family are for.

Q: Are they in anyway "prepared" for what lays before them?
A: I don't think that we can ever be truly prepared for the executions- we hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. [My buddy, Sarge has been around that corner to the death cell on three separate occasions, and he's as crazy as a shit-house mouse! (well, he also served three tours in Vietnam, but I'm just saying)]

Q: I'm curious to know how inmates on death row deal with executions where they know and are friends with the inmate facing execution?
A: On those three separate occasions, when my buddy, Sarge, went around that corner to the death cell to await execution, I was quite a bit stressed out and worried for him. Each time, he gave me all of his things (to hold for him in case he came back, or to keep if he didn't make it back). I wrote him letters, expressing how much our friendship meant to me, and tried to give him encouraging words of the ways of the warrior. I gave him a huge and told him that I loved him like a brother. With tears in his eyes, it broke my heart. I prayed for him to return. I shed tears for him. When you've known someone for 16 years and they are that close, it's very tough to lose them or even think about losing them. In a sense, it's like we're on the battlefield together - through the good days and bad days; either way, we're ankle-deep in shit! Unless you've been there, you just wouldn't understand.

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My question to you is if you were in my shoes how would you handle this situation? For as long as I can remember my father has been in jail and for a long time i had no contact with him. I guess I felt that since he wasn't here for me why be there for him but now once I got older I started writing him. I just recently found out that I was the only one writing him in the whole family but I haven't written him latley.

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Dear 26-year old female from Bennettsville, south Carolina:
Q: (In regards to her father being in jail, and her not having had contact with him for a long time.) If you were in my shoes, how would you handle this situation?
A: You feel that, since your father was not there for you why should you be there for him? First of all, "two wrongs don't make a right." Just because one person acts a certain way, doesn't mean you have to, too. What kind of relationship do you want to have with your father? Close? Friendly? Not at all? Either way, why not just give him a chance? Correspond with him for a bit and see where that leads. "A man never knows unless he tests himself." (in your case, a woman.) Ask him those burning questions you have. Ask him why he got into trouble and couldn't be there for you. (other then the obvious reason as to what he's locked up for.) Ask him about your heritage. There are so many questions you could be asking him, so don't be afraid to ask. If possible, it would be best to visit him and ask him those questions face to face.
You see, when I was five-years old, My father was murdered. He had been an abusive alcoholic. Nevertheless, I have a thousand-and-one burning questions that I wish that I could ask him. Unlike you, I'll never have that opportunity. Life is WAY to short. You really should ask your father all the questions you need answers to. Be prepared-there will be a few questions that he just won't have answers for. Good luck with your father.

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How does it feel being sentenced to death? As you heard those words how did it make you feel? And how do you expect to meet anyone if you are sentenced to death? Since you already have been convicted may I ask who did you kill and why? What keeps you motivated in prison knowing that's all you have? Have your friends abandon you? How does your family feel? Do you have any kids? Does anyone come and visit you? What is your last meal going to be? Does the person you killed haunt your mind at night?

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Q-how does it feel being sentenced to death?
A-It feels like SHIT. I can't go where I want to do new things I really want to help my family like I want to eat what I want to etc.. Knowing you're going to die around a specific date stocks big green donkey decks being sentenced to death in waiting on death row to be put to death is like Chinese torture. Not to belittle the victims who died from any attack out there from someone else. But if I was in the free world, and I was to die, but only I had two choices die by surprise in the fast brutal death or spend years on death row under siege by idiots waiting for that day to die. As long as I was in the free world and actually had a chance to defend myself. I'd rather be surprised in diet fast brutal death. This type of torture for years is far worse than any death of a crime....
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Q-How do you expect to meet anyone if you are sentenced to death?
A-In what context? well they make pens and papers for writing. Phones for calling in cars for transportation to meet in the visitation room.
Q-Since you are already have been convicted may I ask, who did you kill and why?
A-That's incriminating question. Just because I've been convicted of a crime, doesn't mean I actually committed due to the ongoing appeals process. I'm not at liberty to give you answers to certain questions. I was accused of killing a good well-known man named Bill Lynn. You as an auto parts store owner and a part-time preacher. Unfortunately I did not know him personally, I'd didn't learn about him until after I was incarcerated. What happened to him and his family was a great tragedy.
Q-What keeps you motivated in prison knowing that it's all you have?
A-The love of life to help those that I can, the drive to leave things behind for my family and friends, so they will have something to remember me by, the desire to create and because there is a window of hope for a chance to keep on living hence the reason for the appeals process
Q- Have your friends abandon you?
A- Lots have because they just understand.
Q-How does your family feel?
A- Disappointed, because I'm a multi-talented and could have been more successful, more productive more helpful to family etc., but they still love me.
Q- do you have any kids?
A- Not anymore my ex girlfriend murdered my son. Kai Lee Price
Q-Does anyone come to visit you?
A_ Affirimitive. for a couple of times a year. Generally it's my mom,ma ma, grandma price, and my aunt Mildred and once in a blue moon, My uncle Mark and aunt Betty that situation is because of this piece is SHIT Warden Colliver. He has intentionally fucked up our whole visitation system to discourage people from coming to visit us. He hates death row. If not for that piece of SHIT, we would get more visits the old Worden Charles Jones. When he was here rented house and prisoners didn't have near as many problems, call her talking idiot. Under the old rule, I would definitely receive more visits from family and friends. Even though most of them lived way up in North Alabama.
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Q-What is your last meal going to be?
A-If it was my absolute choice, it would be a Japanese meal teriyaki, sashimi, sushi ,soba or udon ,Tashi Amanatto, fugu, ame, and sake to drink it all down with an afterwards, A Kochado.
Unfortunately, this Pice of SHIT Worden Colliver won't let us have what we really want for our last meal. The scuttlebutt is that they'll fix you, what ever down there in their prison gallery. I mean, your choice of the prison food. if I can, I think I'll get them to get a bunch of straight tuna, which only diabetics usually get, mix it with mayonnaise, which they never give us back here on death row. Iíll get crackers and is SHIT load of french fries half with ketchup and the other half with mayonnaise.Iíll probably have southern sweet tea made with real sugar, Unlike how they make it with artificial sweetener like they usually do for death row.

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Is it true that they give male prisoners pills to control their sex drive? If so do all male prisoners get them and are they madnatory? What else do you guys do to control your urge? Since you have no privacy even at night since you share cells how do you deal with no sex

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Dear Samantha:
Q: Is it true that they give male prisoners pills to control their sex drive?
A: That's a negative, No pills are mandatory.
Q: What else do you guys do to control your urge?
A: The only way to stop an urge is to take care of it. Personally, I masturbate in private. Some masturbate openly. (they are called, "Gunslingers," but they get disciplinary for that) Some go and rent them a "She-Man," but that can only happen down the hall in population.
However, one fool cut off his own testicular to try and stop thinking about women-to stop his urges-but the body doesn't work that way. Whether or not a man has testicles, he will still get an erection. (that boy was religious freak- totally screwed up in the head. He dropped his appeals soon after he cut his testicles off, and they executed him. I saw his mother and felt bad for her.)
Some religious guys back here claim that they only watch religious programs to help curb their urges but I can't honestly say how effective that tactic is.
Q: Since you have no privacy, even at night, since you share cells, how do you deal with no sex?
A: I'm on death row. We don't share cells. We have a little bit of privacy, but not much. Therefore, I masturbate in private.

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It is harder to work 40,50 or even 60 hours a week to make ends meet is take the easy path of stealing aor dealing drugs You think that if you got out. You'd be up for a challenge?

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Answer, absolutely I'm always been a hard worker, even in prison. From the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep. I'm always working on something writing, making humor cards drying physical training for my health karate for self-defense meditation for peace in line reading, studying learning to better educate myself, cleaning, washing my clothes ,making cloths when needed. Etc.. Life is too short to be wasted. For the things I want and need to do there isn't enough time each day. If I was released right now, I would have a job before the day was over. I may not like that job, but I would have one until I found a better one. I love the work.

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I have lived my life within the legal limits, so why shouldn't I get some sort of reward for that?

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You do, your freedom. You must not take your freedom for granted. You also have the choice to find a better job. Sometimes no matter how hard we work, we just can't get a break. That is the way of life, but you have to be persistent. If one method isn't working for you try another. You can always research and find a better way.

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If you were released today and were given the opportunity to carry on your life without being labeled or discriminated upon due to your past, do you honestly think you would live your life without crime being part of it, or would you revert back to the way you did before?

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Yes, if I was released today. I would live my life without crime being a part of it. I was 19 years old when I was incarcerated. Now I'm 36 years old. For almost 17 years have been incarcerated in 19 years I've experienced more than most people because of my adventurous lifestyle. But there is so much more that one experience. It's a proven fact that your mind isn't fully developed until your mid-20s. Add that with your environment ,upbringing, mentality at the time, and experiences, and you're prone to be childish and do immature things or more susceptible to make bigger mistakes. Now I am much more mature and educated. So I would never revert back to the way I was before.

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Hi Christopher :)
I just wanted to say hello, to ask how your day was going and to also ask: what do you do to try and stay sane? Do boredom and monotony become harder or easier to cope with over time?
Thanks for the opportunity to 'speak' with you.
Have a great day :)
Cheers & regards,
Aussie M

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Dear Aussie M:
Q; What do you do to try and stay sane?
A: I try to keep myself VERY busy. When I'm super-busy, I don't have time to think about these bars, or that I'm under siege by idiots-Both inmates and rent-a-cops.
Q: Do boredom and monotony become harder or easier to cop with over time?
A: First of all what boredom? I never get bored. Only stupid people get bored, because intelligent people will always find something to do.
As for monotony, that is kind of a yes and no answer. On one level, you're still behind bars (locked in a cage for 23 hours a day except on Rec room days one day per week) and you have to contend with some of the same people everyday. With certain ones that you hate and can't stand, that becomes harder and harder to cope with. In one aspect, it's like Chinese torture.
On another level, there isn't that much monotony. Sure, the Rent-A-Cops try to have rules and a schedules, but they NEVER go buy them, except when it's to their benefit.
Even in such a confined space, like I said earlier, I stay super-busy. I can meditate ( when it's actually quiet for a few minutes), do dynamic stretching, go through physical training, karate practice, play Basketball (as long as you're not on single-walk) , play Volleyball, run laps, converse with friends, read, study, correspond with friends and family, work on my graphic novel (write and draw),work on making cards (I'm a professional cartoon card; humor illustrator-to help support myself), write for Askaconvict.com; write in my journal, write in my record's journal. Just doodle, tinker with small projects (make a pair of shorts, a hat etc.), clean, do clothing/shoe repair, and on rec room days, I can play cards, dominoes, and chess or checkers; and also I watch a little T.V.
As you can see, MY list of things to do is long enough to stave off monotony, because I can do one of those things all day long, or I can mix them up and do a few things one day, or I can do a little of each, each day.

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If you could go back and change ONE thing the night you got arrested what would it be?
Thanks in advance!Lisa

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Dear Lisa. When I found out they were looking for me. I would've ran like hell, way before they actually found me. The system is very corrupt!

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If you could change something what would it be? Would you change the crime you committed or just the fact you got caught.

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if I committed this crime. I would definitely change the fact that I committed the crime.

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What were thinking when you committed the crime?

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Answer, I am unable to answer this question. It's a catch 22, a loaded question.

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Mr. Price, I find your profile/crime very interesting in that I see myself as being of the same personality/character type as you. Iím Native American (Sioux), former Marine, martial arts aficionado, and ex-armed bank robber. Itís very easy to look back and see that I was only a trigger-pull away from being where you are now. I pulled off many armed robberies without firing a shot and without being caught. When I finally was apprehended, I still managed not to shoot anyone even though I had a small arsenal at my disposal Ė and that leads to my question: Why did you feel it necessary to kill (and/or hurt) the persons you were robbing? I can identify with the martial arts abuse aspect in that you always want to see if your training is everything you think it should be (and if it really works). However, when I got that urge, I would just go to a bar and pick a fight to test out any new techniques that Iíd been working on (won most Ė lost a couple).
Your trial evidence indicates you used a sword on an old man (30 stabs wounds?) and that you beat up a woman. In comparison, for all of my exploits, I never had to touch anyone, they always gave up the cash and out the door I went. The banks were federally insured and so no one lost personally. Even with other businesses, it was always the same Ė the bottom line was that you never had to hurt anyone. So again I ask, did the martial arts training fuel the compulsion to try out your training on someone?

P.S. - Oh, by the way, I did 11 years in FCI Milan, Michigan. Crime does not pay, even with all the cash I stole, it still did not add up to what I could have made working a legitimate job for the same 10 years ($45,000 avg. x 10 years = $450,000). Iím now a computer programmer and I have a made a life for myself independent of crime. I also gave up the martial arts as I came to realize that it fed my aggressive personality.
As a final note, itís a small world. When I was a kid, we would go to Fayette, AL (right down the road from Winfield) every year to visit my grandparents. Golden-Eagle Table Syrup is sitting on my kitchen table right now.

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First of all just because you read my profile on ďmy spaceĒ ,here, and a few new newspaper articles about my so-called case don't presume to think that you know me. I am a very complex individual. If you served 11 years in an SCI prison in Milan Michigan, and if you read newspapers regularly,then you would know that most news papers are full of SHIT, especially when it comes to high profile crimes. What are newspaper and magazine's primary goal? To sell newspapers and magazines. How do they do that ? By blowing things out of proportion and making things seem more dramatic than they really are. You can't believe everything you read, especially from newspapers and magazines. Have you read all of the newspapers about your case? I'm sure there are a lot of discrepancies. Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to devalue the victims of the crime I was charged and convicted of. I'm just stating a fact about newspapers and magazines. Back to your question; because the way you phrase it. I am not at liberty to give you the answer you're looking for. Since your question is incriminating, and due to ongoing appeals, my attorney won't allow me to answer.
Never in my life have I felt it necessary to kill someone. I have never had that intention. In all of your exploits, you claim that you never had to touch anyone that they always gave up the cash. But what if a 6'2" 240 pound man had a Vietnam flashback and charged you during an exploit, just that one time. When you've shot him? You claim that the banks were federally insured and so it was a victimless crime. Are you shitting me? The taxpayers pay for it personally, because the government keeps jacking up taxes. Why do they jack up taxes? Because of crime, war, bail outs for high and corporations, to line their own pockets. Like Bush did with fuel, etc.. We little people always pay for it personally. For example: when shoplifters steal the company loses on x amount of money. Since they already paid for the goods they have to make up for it. How do they make up for it? By jacking up prices on goods in the store, so the next guy has to pay for it personally; but when companies canít get their money back, it doesn't work out that way, either the company pays for a cut of their own pocket, or they get a government bailout to go into bankruptcy is a vicious cycle. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, no matter how subtle it may be. Just because you didn't hurt someone physically doesn't mean you didn't hurt someone. There's the fear factor, loss of mental capacity. The loss of a job due to being scared to be held up again. The loss of their paycheck, etc. to me loss of money hurts.
As for martial arts as a way of life; it's not all about hand-to-hand combat. I will never be able to give up martial arts. How unfortunate that you gave it up. When you truly love something, you can't give it up. Did the martial arts training fuel the compulsion to try out your training on someone? Even though I was a crazy, fun and cocky, no. In the free world, NO, not on regular people, just the guys at the dojo I trained with because we had mutual respect for the art that's where tranning and indiscipline came in.
Since I've been in prison Iíve been in more fights than all the ones I had in the free world. As I write this I'm serving 30 days in the doghouse for jumping on a stupid ass African that talked to get much and wouldnít let things go from the basketball court. Since I've been in prison and since I'm under siege by idiots, my martial arts training has fueled my compulsion to try out my training. The Wolverine has more battle scars, here it is about respect. You can't walk away in here, no matter how hard you try not unless you're a snitch or coward and the Wolverine is neither! Since you feel like martial arts that your aggressive personality. Have you considered( MMF) mixed martial arts fighting in a cage or (UFC) ultimate fighting championship? Those Fights are safer than boxing in theyíre matched with someone of your same class. Those fights are awesome! I wish I could compete in them. One day, maybe I'll face you in the cage.
Congratulations on becoming a computer program in becoming a productive citizen in the end, you're right, crime does not pay. As for Fayette, I don't know a great deal about it. I was born in Winfield, but I grew up from the south, mostly in Amarillo Texas and Wolf Creek, Alabama, down the road a ways from Fayette and Winfield. Most of my prized family live in Fayette or around there. But I didn't grow up much around there in time to time, we would go and visit with my price grandparents. Iíll bet that my (mama) grandma price knows your grandparents. We write each other every week. I'll ask her in a roundabout way, since I don't know your grandparents names.

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Is prison really bad and if so tell me what goes on in your daily life thank you

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Is really bad and they're so tell me what goes on in your daily life.
Yes, Theodore prison is bad. In fact America as the dumping ground of the mentally retarded. I am constantly under siege by idiots and ass holes who never got any home training about common courtesy, manners, respect for their neighbors or personal space. As odd as this may sound, if you're going to do time in prison being on death row is best placed to do time because you're in a one-man cell. You donít have complete privacy, but you donít have to worry about being around 100 or more men in an open dorm, where everyone is free to walk around and stab you in your sleep.

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Hi my name is angel in i have a 3yr old son in i need some adivice on how to keep my so out the pin.
What should i do with my son he dont listen to nothing i say. He is so hard headed. I am tring to get the doctor to give him some thing to calm him down but the day he is suppose to go i end up forgetten about at

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Dear angel.
Advice on how to keep your three year old son out of prison. One, move to a better smaller community. Two, lead by example, do the right thing and keep explaining to him why you do the right things. At least 20% of kids are hardheaded, and they won't learn something If you only tell them once. I was somewhat of a rouge child. So keep reminding your son, especially if he acts up or isn't learning what you try and teach him. Monitor your son as much as possible. Watch them in secret if need be, a smaller community, where most people know your business, can help look out for your son. If you're in a big city, nobody is making you live there. Don't be overprotective, but do not be to lax either. Communicate as much as possible, be impartial, but firm, etc. There must be balanced and everything.

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Hello Mr. Rockwell, I'm a clean-cut white kid from a good family who now lives in a somewhat tough neighrborhood close to my school that I'm attending. I've engaged in a few scuffles because I'm a clean-cut typical-looking white person and don't look threatening. Can I still be "me," while discouriging future attacks? My father once told me: Never judge a book by it's cover. But it's been my experience that many people do. Is there some way through body language or some type of metaphysical action I can do that will convey to any potential preadator that I'm not some easy mark while still being well-groomed, polite and curteous to my fellow communtiy members? Thanks in advace for any words of wisdom you may have and I hope all is well with you and you are still writing, being creative and doing great! Thanks, Pj

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Dear PJ
While discouraging future attacks, can you still be you? The answer is, yes. But you have to move, if you don't like the neighborhood, move. I am under the impression that you still live at home with your parents. If that is the case, you'll need to grow up, partner, at 27 years old. You are way too old to be living with mom and pop
If you feel like you can't move away and you have two choices. ďWhen in Rome do as the Romans doĒ. Meaning, if most young people dressed like thugs in your neighborhood and you should dress as much like that as possible. And for your second choice, learn to defend yourself. Find a local dojo or YMCA and explain to sensei or manager your need for self-defense and the bad things that happen to you,. They can provide you with many helpful quick tips. Don't draw attention to yourself, showy dress, or running away, and get your car keys out way before you get your car, have your keys sticking out of your fist around your middle finger. Aim for the eyes or throat. Walk wide around corners etc.. If that doesn't work, get a permit to carry a side arm and get practical training. If an attacker can surprise you a gun is useless. A trained assassin can kill you, cut off your head before you can even think about drawing a side arm. With a gun get proper training.
True, never judge a book by its cover, but we all do it anyway visits instinctive survival trait man versus man sized sizing each other up, that trait goes way back to the primitive man. Most of the time, trust your gut. You get a bad feeling about someone write off its best to steer clear. First impressions are a huge factor, if a potential predator approaches you and your gut tells you something is wrong use of palm heel strike to the nose or kick to the growing and run like hell. It's a dangerous world out there partner, so it better safe than sorry. Hit first, run, and ask questions later

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Why

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why what?.

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If you were let into the outside world again how would your life be any different?

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Dear Jasmine and I was led into the outside world again. How would my life be any different?
Number one, I would focus on my family -- mom, Paul, and is, uncles, mama drama prize because of their health deteriorating, I really want to help them. In other ways than just making cards for them, write them letters, etc., where I used to take them for granted, I would also just spend a lot of time with them.
Number two, I would focus on the family of my own wife and children.
Number three, I would do a lot of the adventures things that I did not get to do scuba, underwater spear fishing, in Cave diving, surfing the waves off Japan, snowboarding, backpacking across Japan, Base jumping off of Mount McKinley or The Sears Tower, fight in U.F.C. match, etc.
Number four, write and draw my own graphic novel and have it published. That would be my career, mostly because you can write -- draw just about any where. Especially traveling. I also want to get my own personal cartoon cards,( humor illustrator greeting cards) published. Thereís a lot of positive things I want to do with my life. Life is way too short to waste.

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How does it feel to kill someone

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From previous Question----- what is it like to kill someone? Come on now, what he planning on killing someone?! Well, to answer your question from research in a pure theoretical point of view. It depends on the situation. If you're in an abuse relationship and you're scared for your life and you kill the abuser. Then you will feel relief. If someone harasses you with nitpicking Peddie asked stupid little rules for years and you will fill gratification for killing off pieces shipped! If you're driving down the road or whatever and accidentally kill someone, and you feel, grief, sorrow, regret and sadness. If you're paid assassin, You feel the whole spectrum of emotions from sad to happy. Like I said, it just depends on the situation.

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where do you go for fairness if your in what i feel is a corrupt system?
FIRST TRIAL:
you have a Judge that is friends with the deceased family and puts family and friends on a jury, then sentences you to death when they have the admitted killer, the deceased family had been promised the DP because my hubby didnt want to be seen as a snitch he backed out of the plea and he was sentenced to death, luckly because they all messed up after 5 years we got off deathrow,
SECOND TRIAL:
to cover their butts of the first trial they messed up big time with our 2nd trial its all in the transcripts to see,

there are parts of the transcripts missing, the jury selection being one, probably because of the way the DA questioned the jury when selecting them,
They show the DA lied in court,
The Judge went into the jury room,
They also show the judge had her own opinion, "we put in for our post conviction appeal i think that was it?" i believe lots of people would off gotten in to trouble with our appeal or so i believe, it had lots of motions, which at first our new appointed lawyer was willing to put in, but now he isnt willing too, i believe he has been gotton too, he wanted my hubby to send the transcripts back to him, WHY a lawyer wouldnt want them,he would get his own unless "someone" didnt want my hubby having all that evidence to prove what they all did wrong, our new appointed lawyer is no longer our lawyer,
our last trial the DA also stopped evidence being heard by the jury because waivers hadnt been signed by my hubby, our old lawyer didnt defend him at all , it goes on and on, they violated his 4th 5th 6th 14th amendment to the united states constitution. i dont totally understand it all, but what i do know is my hubby is never going to get a fair trial, also just before our last trial one of our WILLING wittnesses "committed suicide" he was locked up at the time, he was very pleased to be helping my hubby, it would of helped us alot, but 3 days before the trial began he "committed suicide" just after he was transfered to the jail, it has never sat right with me, it makes no sence at all, there has been many things that havent sat right with me, but when i have questioned it, i have been told to shut up or i was being paranoid,
i cant afford a lawyer so where do i go to make sure my hubby gets a fair trial? please can you help,
what court/people would be interested to know that they have crooked judges, DAs and lawyers in their system? and stop this from happening,
P.S the innocents project isnt any good either, the lawyer running that was also once my hubbys lawyer who asked me "how i wanted him to beg for my husbands life as deathrow was the only place my husband was going" all because he didnt like me asking questions on my husbands behalf by email as he wouldnt answer letters or calls from my hubby,
all we wont is a sentence in proportion with his part in the crime, the other 3 guys that were with him that night played a bigger part but got less time much less, they got 40 years but my hubby 1st got DP then chance of parole in 2059, i must of emailed every organisation thats supposed to help but no one answers, no ones got the balls to stand up and say the judge did wrong,
so where do we go?? i bet you guys dont even answer:-)
take care God Bless you all:-)

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Dear wife of a prisoner
if you are in what I feel is a corrupt system, where do you go for fairness?
Well, that's a very good question. You must realize that every single person locked up behind bars has been abused by corrupt legal system, minus the ones who've gotten great deals by confessing, snitching or are in a witness protection program. First of all, congratulations to your husband for getting off death row. I'm on death row so I feel his pain. Until your situation, I had never heard of, an attorney asking for a transcript back from a client. If an attorney wanted a copy of the transcript which is public record, he can get it in the clerk's office at the courthouse for a fee. Anyone can, obviously his attorney did not want him to keep his transcript. It is good that the attorney is no longer with yall.
During his last trial. I'm not sure what kind of waivers, your husband needed to sign. The DA was not supposed to be able to suppress evidence. Even if they did, your husband's attorney is entitled to any evidence the DA has, so his attorney has a chance to use or object to said evidence. If indeed they try to suppress the evidence at trial, your husband's attorney should have objected and found out why it was being suppressed for public record
As for your willing witness, who committed suicide. I seriously doubt he committed suicide. In order to cover their ass, DA or police had him murdeedr. I've seen that happen in prison before, even though I don't know the extent of your husband's case, you sound like youíre dealing with some powerful people. I can't give a full opinion, because you did not get me enough detail. What was the full charge? What suspects were involved?, etc. if I knew your husband's story and what part he played I could give you a much better opinion. Since you're stating that your willing witness committed suicide, and I suspect that he was murdered. I must warn you, you're treading on deadly ground. If people are telling you to shut up that you're being paranoid, that the subtle threat that if you don't mind your own business you could be in trouble, you should be very careful but don't give up, just be careful .If you're sending out many e-mails to various organizations make sure you make a few copies, one for yourself, a couple of others for a good attorney and a reporter. After a time in building of e-mails and other paperwork, find a credible new paper / news reporter , give them all the details of corrupt officials ect. Keep searching. You may find a good reporter to tell your story. If you can't find an attorney I mean, if you can't afford an attorney then hire an investigator to dig up dirt on the corrupt judge or DA etc. that would be much cheaper than an Attorney.Find out just what kind of corrupt people you are really dealing with. I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing a fair trial been. I've been on death row for over 15 year's. If there was a place where you could go for a fair trial most of us back here, would have already been there. We all would know about it. There are many guys back here with similar stories to that of your husband. In my case, I can tell you a shocking story about a corrupt DEA and sherriff. My attorney wouldn't do anything about it either. They did not even want to find the details on that evidence and any investigator can easily find all that evidence .
If you are computer literate you can look up,Ē equal Justice initiativeĒ or the ďSouthern poverty Law CenterĒ if you search them out, the website will give you connections to other such helpful organizations. You're going to have to call them and speak with them in person. Obviously your e-mails arenít working. Also you can contact the ACLU and American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. On the DOJ get on their directory and find their investigative division. If you have a legitimate complaint. They have mean investigative division to prosecute corrupt officials. At lease that's what all the scuttlebutt is. You could also contact the FBI of your state. You and your husband have a long uphill battle. Read all of your husband's legal paperwork and find a law library read up on it and try to find him a loophole that has finished?

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I have been writing to prisoners for the past 10 years. My brother ended up in prison and it opened my eyes to the importance of maintaining outside ties. Anyway, that was just a little background on me. My question is this: Do prisoners ever get to the point where they no longer want outside contact? I have a pen-pal that I have been writing to for the past seven years. In the beginning he was very attentive, sweet and happy to have me in his life. Things happened where we might lose contact, but we always got back in touch with each other. This last time I wrote he seemed different. He was happy to hear from me and said he missed me, but he barely wrote me a one page letter to my six pages. Not to mention that I send him letters that he doesn't even respond to. I know that he lost an appeal and still has a good 10 more years to go. (If he had won it, he would have been out this past year). I'm wondering if that has something to do with it. Anyway, he keeps shutting me out now. If I push, he gets mad, but at least I get a response. :) I can be a pain in the ass, but if I don't show I care...who will? Anyway, I'll write or send cards and half the time I get nothing in response. Obviously after seven years I've grown to care for him. Note: we were never a couple, so we don't have that type of issue surrounding us. He has told me if he was free he would want to be with me. He has also told me he loved me because I have stuck by his side, but that is it concerning that type of thing. I consider him a friend and want to keep him in my life, but I'm at the point where I don't know if I should even keep trying. I've kept my word and tried to prove that I am a loyal friend, but there is only so much that I can do. Is it time for me to just leave him be? Thanks for any and all responses.

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Dear Cindy,
prisoners ever did to the point where they no longer want outside contact?
The answer is yes, read we prisoners are human. So we go through various ranges of the motion. Even though I can never do it I have actually had moments where I've thought about cutting off all communication with the outside world. Because, I focus a lot of my time on other people make them cards right and letters draw them pictures etc. for a while it would be a huge help for me to cut off all communication. Any aspect where I can focus most of my time writing, drawing my own personal graphic novel. So I could have something great to leave behind for my mother. If I was to be executed, I would rather have my graphic novel of but not I want to have a Ma. You know, you are inside friend better than I do, but from what you've said it sounds like he's in a depressed state of mind. It happens. For those who don't keep themselves busy, productive, or have a goal prisoners can easily fall into depression. Man, I wish I only had 10 more years to go. Your friend doesn't even know how lucky he is. However losing an appeal is upsetting, so I can understand how your friend is feeling. Sometimes it's good that youíre a pain in the ass. Your words and show you care. You're right, if you don't show you care, who will? You can't always count on someone else to care for someone. You must do it yourself. My advice, once a month, or once every two months, send him a note or a card. Just let him know that you still care, and if he ever needs you, or wants to write. He knows where to contact you. By doing that, you give him some space, but you've also prove that you're a loyal friend, and still care about him. I understand your frustration, but it you quit on him then what you said about being a loyal friend is a total contradiction. However, in about a year from now in one of those once a month notes or cards explained to him that if he doesn't care enough about you to write or communicate then you need to move on with your life. Maybe that will spur him in one direction or another. If he cared about you, like, he says he does then I will hire me or I will go and do what they on a man and a is an and a day and a little here on my main he would or should be writing more. Take this into consideration, if you never were go help him send him books, magazines funds phone call or visit and he may need to focus his time on those who do, which is why he doesn't communicate much because of what you said about him losing his appeal. I don't think the above is the case, but I thought that I would show you that point of view. Anyway, in general, we are games of contact and communication. Most of the time, in some form or fashion, we all need that contact. If your friend doesn't correspond correctly within a year and I suggest that you move on with your life because you deserve better find someone who is worthy of you. They are out there.

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About the poster: single mother of 1. cute!!!

Question: I was with my baby's father for 10 years and he was in and out of jail and prison while we were together. While he was in, he would send me love letters and promises to marry me and all that stuff but then a month later after he gets out, he's back to being a playa;. Well, he's in prison now for murder but was only sentenced for 10 years (thank God!) but he's back on asking me to wait for him and talking about getting married when he gets out. He claims that he's turning his life around and the only thing that would make him happy is for us to be together. Should I consider waiting on him and give him another chance or is this the same old rap he's been singing before? Whudduya think?

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Dear Micha,
ď fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.Ē You should really think about that.For 10 years it was admirable that you stood by and supported your boyfriend while he was in and out of jail. However, once he got out, he said he became a player again. Does that mean he started cheating on you with other women? If so, and now that he's back in prison for murder and a 10 year sentence, you would have to be an idiot to put your life on hold and wait for a loser. However many times he was in and out of jail before. Obviously he was too stupid to learn from his mistakes and doesn't deserve you. You deserve better. Your child deserves parents who are more responsible. Life is way too short to put up with so much bullshit. How many chances do you need to get that asshole. Obviously he doesn't care about you or your child, or he wouldn't have been doing the same stupid SHIT that wound him back up in prison. Your so-called boyfriend is singingthat same old tired song, move on, find someone better, whom you deserve and let that ass will find some other sucker.

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Hey, I have a question... I went to school with this guy growing up we never talked during that time as he is a few years older than me. I found his myspace profile one day and saw that he has been locked up the past 4 yrs with one yr left to go. I really have no idea why I chose to write him since we didn't ever have a relatioship other than small town aqaintence but i did..Not something I have ever done. He was so excited to hear from me and writes me several times a week really long nice letters. Over the months he has claimed to have developed feeling for me. He never has asked me for anything but a letter and has his mom send pics of him to my house. he in for assualt charges and seems to be very intelligent and over the years spiritual as well. Can his feelings be real for me? Or am I just the only available romantic output for him during his stay? I realize it must get lonely and it's probably nice to be able to correspond with a female. He is always respectful and has never brought up the subject of sex. The next question has this ever happened to you or another fellow inmate? Do you know how any of the relationships went post incareration? The last question I have is if he still feels that way upon release the whole idea of "prison sex" weather he has done it or had it done to him or not. His first letter to me described all the bad things he has saw in there, rape, murder,and such. i never asked him these questions he brought it up he says that he is one of the lucky ones...He was tranferred last year to the prison mental health facilty. I guess i\'m just afraid to come straight out and ask him something so personal? I don\'t want to hurt his feeling or make him feel ashamed. The last this is if worst case scenario \"did happen\" do they keep HIV or HEP C populations segregated? as to not spread these infection to healthy inmates. He\'s a VERY buff white male 32, 5ft 10, about 230lbs would he be a likely candidate for rape? Could he be a likely candidate for doing it to someone else after almost five years? Is the fact that he never bring up sex in any letters a good sign he can go without during his stay? thanks for your time.

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Dear Margie,
about your school acquaintance: If he writes you several long letters per week never really asked you for anything, and I believe his feelings are real for you. It's an old clichť that we have nothing but time. Even though we are prisoners and locked behind bars, if he is a man of my stature, then he super busy with a lot to do each day. And there just isn't enough time per day to get everything accomplished. It takes a lot of time and thought and effort to write several long letters per week. I'm lucky if I can get one long letter written per week, because of all the things I do. (Even though they are somewhat limited from authorities). If he writes you several long letters per week, then he's focusing most of his time on you. A man willing to make all those other sacrifices just to spend all of his time on you, I truly believe he cares for you. You're not his only available romantic output for him during his stay in prison. There are many penpal places that he could get in contact with. Because he spends most of his time on you, it appears that he's not interested in finding other romantic outputs. Yes, this situation has happened to me, and has and does happen to other prisoners. With men I know, there is no post-incarceration or the ones I have known of that did get lucky and got out, I'm not in contact with, so I don't know how the relationships went. While on death row I have known a couple of acquaintances they got married. One is still on death row, but he has gotten divorced. Not his choice; and, the other got off of death row. He got life without parole, and has gotten divorced, even though he got life without parole, not his choice either .I have another friend who got off death row, but has life without parole. While on death row, he met a woman and got a long relationship. But once he got off death row, he and his girlfriend got married. There still there.
Now about prison rape, sex, etc.. Personally, I have not seen that with my own eyes. However, I have only heard about some incidences of sex on death row. Generally, we are locked down 23 hours a day, so there's no rape. I have heard some stories about those down the hall in population. Anyway, self preservation. Do it in a non-insulting way, but you need to ask your friend if he's had prison sex. Better safe than sorry. However, if your friend says he's one of the lucky ones, then that means he hasn't been violated, so don't push it for now. Upon his release, have him tested, better safe than sorry. If he truly loves you, then that would be a small request. Make sure he knows that you have to protect yourself. Sure, there is a huge trust factor, he needs you to trust his word, but your health is more important than his pride. Explain it in a very nice way, how important this is to you, and he shouldn't have a big problem with it.
Yes, they segregate HIV patients are not 100% sure about HEp-c There are two types of Hep ĖC, active and inactive. In active Hep-C patients are not always in segregation, supposedly they're just carriers of the virus and canít transmit it to except through saliva, sex and dirty needles, nevertheless protect yourself.
If your friend is a very buff, white male, 32, 5'10" and about 230 pounds and is not much of a candidate for rape. I'm 36 5í9Ē and 226 pounds of muscle and nobody fucks with the Wolverine! It's highly unlikely that your friend would do that to another guy, even after five years. I've been locked up almost 17 years and I've no interest whatsoever in another hard Dick Man! That's disgusting! In fact, I would do something violent to a man who touched me in a sexual manner. No amount of time would make me attracted to another man. The Wolverine is all about the ladies smile! If your friend is anything like me then you have nothing to worry about.
Hmmmm. If your friend is in love with you, how could he not bring up the topic of sex. That is odd or unorthodox. However, possibly he has so much respect for you that he shied to approach the subject is sex maybe he is waiting on you to open that door, if anything, ask him why is never tried it converse about sex with you . If you want to know something. Just ask. You never know unless you ask, good luck..

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What is it like to kill another person?

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Dear Antoria,
what is it like to kill someone? Come on now, what he planning on killing someone?! Well, to answer your question from research in a pure theoretical point of view. It depends on the situation. If you're in an abuse relationship and you're scared for your life and you kill the abuser. Then you will feel relief. If someone harasses you with nitpicking Peddie asked stupid little rules for years and you will fill gratification for killing off pieces shipped! If you're driving down the road or whatever and accidentally kill someone, and you feel, grief, sorrow, regret and sadness. If you're paid assassin, You feel the whole spectrum of emotions from sad to happy. Like I said, it just depends on the situation.

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My boyfriend of 10 months just got out of prison, he was down for 6 years. Anyway, he shows no emotion and being a women, I show plenty of it and I expect at least a little out of him. How can I tell if he cares about me? He says he loves me and buys me material things but when he messes up he says he's sorry and buys me something, its really nice of him but he shows me nothing of meaning to me. How do I deal with him?

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Dear, I live in Seattle.
Well, lady. Men are wired differently than women; therefore, we express ourselves in different ways. Technically, were all different and unique individuals. Sure, we all share some of the same traits, habits, mannerisms, etc. but in the end we're all different individuals, so we express ourselves differently. Since your boyfriend was in prison, I can understand why he doesn\'t show much emotion -- prison makes you jaded, because you\'re under siege by idiots. You can\'t expect your boyfriend to show emotion; that means you\'re trying to change him. When you\'re expecting him to do something. Honestly, we can\'t change other people. They change on their own. Sure, we can give advice or open their eyes to a different point of view, but we can\'t change them. If that cat says he loves you and buys you material things, why can\'t you be happy with that? That\'s a lot more than a lot a men will give you. What is \" meaning \"to you? When your boyfriend fucks up, you said, he says he\'s sorry and buys you something, but that he doesn\'t show you anything of \"meaning\". What would be meaningful to you? Have you tried setting him down, looking him in the eye, and telling him what is meaningful to you? It sounds like you\'ll have a lack of communication. If you respected him, you wouldn\'t be trying to change him, and, if he respected you he would try to accommodate you. A relationship is about compromise. Each person has to give 100%. Is he loyal? Is he responsible? Why is so focused on one aspect of his character . If showing no emotion is his worst flaw, believe me, with other men, you could do a lot worse!

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My son is 39 years old who has been living at home since collage. He played football as an offensive line man at central Washington university. After his football career he has hardly done anything. He has gained a large amount of weight .. He works at a local tavern and sleeps all day. I love him very much but last week I walked in on him and caught him wearing one of my dresses .What should I do.

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As for the 65-year old mother of four, with the 39-year old son who lives at home, it sounds like youíre more worried about him wearing your dress than living at home. At this point, you should be more worried about him living at home. If he pays bills, does chores around the house, and helps you any way he can, then I have no problem with that. If he doesnít help you out in those ways, then you need to kick his big ass out of the house and make him find his own place. Tough love. Youíre too old to be babysitting and taking care of a grown-assed man, unless heís handicapped. To me, it sounds like heís just a lazy, fat bastard. You need to grow a pair and throw his ass out of the house. At your age, you need all the peace and rest you can get. My grandmother is in the same situation with my younger cousin Jason. Heís a grown-assed man of 30, and wonít help Mama at all. Sheís afraid to kick him out thinking he wonít love her anymore. I think that youíre like that, too. Your son might get upset for a bit, but he woní stop loving you. Just sit down with him and explain why you need to be alone, if thatís what you really want. Heíll understand. He may not like it, but heíll understand.
As for your son wearing a dress, if itís your first time catching him at it, then I wouldnít be too worried about it. He may have just been experimenting-to see what it was like to wear a dress. If you catch him doing it again, just ask him what the hell does he think heís doing. Ask him if heís trying to come out of the closet (is he gay/ homosexual?) or does he have a fetish for wearing womanís dresses. You never know unless you ask; or, as I like to say, ďA man never knows, unless he tests himself.Ē If his wearing dresses offends you so much (another good reason to boot him out of the house), just ask him to please not do that around you. Be open with how you feel. He will respect you more. In other words, donít be scared, to let him know how you feel about his actions.

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As for the 65-year old mother of four, with the 39-year old son who lives at home, it sounds like youíre more worried about him wearing your dress than living at home. At this point, you should be more worried about him living at home. If he pays bills, does chores around the house, and helps you any way he can, then I have no problem with that. If he doesnít help you out in those ways, then you need to kick his big ass out of the house and make him find his own place. Tough love. Youíre too old to be babysitting and taking care of a grown-assed man, unless heís handicapped. To me, it sounds like heís just a lazy, fat bastard. You need to grow a pair and throw his ass out of the house. At your age, you need all the peace and rest you can get. My grandmother is in the same situation with my younger cousin Jason. Heís a grown-assed man of 30, and wonít help Mama at all. Sheís afraid to kick him out thinking he wonít love her anymore. I think that youíre like that, too. Your son might get upset for a bit, but he woní stop loving you. Just sit down with him and explain why you need to be alone, if thatís what you really want. Heíll understand. He may not like it, but heíll understand.
As for your son wearing a dress, if itís your first time catching him at it, then I wouldnít be too worried about it. He may have just been experimenting-to see what it was like to wear a dress. If you catch him doing it again, just ask him what the hell does he think heís doing. Ask him if heís trying to come out of the closet (is he gay/ homosexual?) or does he have a fetish for wearing womanís dresses. You never know unless you ask; or, as I like to say, ďA man never knows, unless he tests himself.Ē If his wearing dresses offends you so much (another good reason to boot him out of the house), just ask him to please not do that around you. Be open with how you feel. He will respect you more. In other words, donít be scared, to let him know how you feel about his actions.

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Who should I cast my vote for President and Why?

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As for the 26 year old dishwasher who wants to know who to vote for president and why: If youíre asking that question to the general public, then you donít need to vote; because, you would get hundreds of different reasons for voting for each candidate. All politicians are liars-they always tell you theyíll do one thing; but, once they get in office, theyíll do something else for their own agenda. Besides, in the end, it donít matter who you vote for, because the electoral college elects who the next president and vice-president will be, and they have already been elected; it just hasnít went public yet, because theyíre just going through the motions..

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My 15 year old daughter is dating a 19 y.o. man what should I do?

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As for the 35-year old Latina single mom: If your 15-year old daughter is dating a 19-year old man, it all depends on what kind of guy he is. I am 35-years old, too; but, when I was 19-years old, I have also been in the above situation with a 14-or 15-year old girl. Well technically, I was a senior in high school, and I never asked those girls how old they were, but I knew that they were in 9th-or 10th grade. Me personally, I mostly wanted to get laid, but I wanted to keep them around, so I tried to be as respectful as I could toward them. At that time, I didnít want to have children with them, so I tried to be as careful as possible, but thatís just me. Like I said, it really depends on who the 19 year old man is. Is he a thug? A church goer? A respectful type individual toward you and your daughter? First, you should have as many conversations as you can with him, to feel him out and learn what kind of man he is. Also, speak with your daughter about the man. Be open and supportive with her. Make sure you converse with her about birth control, condoms, etc. To help protect her from STDís , AIDS, etc. Make sure she understands all of the risks, especially in the event that her man is a thug, because heíll just want to get laid and not care. Even though kids at 15 are much smarter than we were at 15, because of technology, you still need to teach your daughter about sex and its risks. In the heat of passion, we hardly ever think about the consequences; but, if youíll keep having ďcasualĒ conversations with your daughter about sex and its risks, youíll have a better chance of getting through to her. Before she has sex, hopefully sheíll think twice about it. Make sure you stay calm and rational. If you forbid her and scream and yell, that will only push her further into his arms.
If your daughterís man is a scumbag that has no respect for her, then youíre treading on dangerous ground; but, itís a deadly world out there. You should consider tracking devices from spy outlets, etc. In your own right, you will have to become a super-spy. If you snoop and track your daughter and you find out something twisted, never let her know you know; that will only push a wedge between you two. If you snoop, never get caught at it. You will have to be cunning. Even though you may find out things about them that you donít like, donít throw it in her face (remember the wedge), but at least you will know that they canít be trusted, and you can render certain restrictions and keep a closer eye on her.
To give a better option, I would need all the details about your 15-year old daughter and the 19-year old man. There is a great deal missing from this situation. Without all of the evidence, nobody can give a true opinion. Like I said, first off, it all depends on what kind of guy the 19-year old man is. If you want a follow up, please contact me.