Writing an Inmate

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Pierre Williams

Pierre at 21
Pierre Williams #429221;
Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
P.O. Box 05740
Milwaukee WI 53233
Pierre wrote this 10 years ago. He is now 31.

Main reason why Pierre wants a penpal:
" I just turned 21 on the 6th of June and Been locked up since I was 16. And all this time I been down and have yet to correspond with any woman from the street or in prison. I wouldn't know how to begin a conversation so that's why I am interested in placing a personal add."

A Few words on what I like to do and what I am like : I love sports, lifting weights, deep romance, conversation and long walks. I'm loving, caring honest, respectful and most of all I am looking for a relationship. I'm 21 and have long black hair, dark brown eyes, 180 lbs and medium build. I would like to write to a woman who knows how to give respect to herself, someone who knows how to hold a conversation.
DOC photo of Pierre 2016 at 31

Cory Gilmore

Cory Gilmore #254400
SCI; 100 Corrections Drive
Stanley. WI 54768

This Cory wrote 6 years ago:
IN 1995 when I was 18, I was sentenced to 54 years in prisons for two armed robberies, aggravated battery, and substantial battery.

My nephew and I robbed a store and we were stupid enough to return to the same store a week later because a different clerk was working . The guy became suspicious and pulled a gun on us. We fought over the gun and I struck the guy with several bottles until he released the gun. We then ran from the store. We did not take any money, but the guy lied and claimed money was taken. I take responsibility for the crime I committed but I do not deserve 54 years in prison.

Since I been in prison, my mother , a brother and aunt has died. I have a 15 year old son who I haven’t seen since he was two.

I was a high school student before my incarceration and I obtained my HSED shortly afterwards. Then completed an office assistant vocational and have not been allowed to take additional vocationals because the prison where I was held only allowed the completion of one vocational per prisoner.
I was denied parole in June of 2009 and given a 48 month defer. The reason given for the defer was that I hadn’t completed all my program needs. The program I am required to take , however , is only available at a medium security, and I’m not eligible for a medium security because of my sentence structure.

I do not make excuses for the choices I’ve made, but several factors lead me to being in prison. I was never taught a work ethic or the moral of right opposed to wrong. My father died when I was eight, and my mother raised me on a limited social security income. I valued money but didn’t have the work ethic to get it lawfully. I believed I could commit crimes because that is what I saw daily. Guns and drugs were the norm. I also had a very cynical view of the world. I believed that if no one else cared, then why should I care. I allowed heart to turn cold, but I was not conscious of the coldness. I believed that violence and not caring for others was the norm. I can say now that I’m trying to change. I’ve found a lot of peace within. I believe we all have the capacity to love or hate, to be kind or cruel, to do right or wrong. We must simply choose to be who we want to be. If I’ve ever released back into Society, I choose humanity.