Writing an Inmate

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jerry Price

Jerry price


quotes from Jerry Price:
from a poem by Patrick Duerton: " when you walk to the edge of all the light and you have to take the first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught to fly."

William Author Ward says:" It is wiser to lead than to push, to request rather than demand, to suggest rather than insist, to inspire rather than compel, to mitigate rather than to manipulate. "

Abraham Lincoln: I destroy my enemies when I make my friends."

Jerry Price #171022
Macomb Correctional Facility
34625 26 Mile Rd.
New Haven, MI 480048
note:Jerry has been a friend to FFUP for many years now. H is very alone . Highly recommended as a pen-pal.

“I’m over 50 years young. Born January 6 “Capricorn” and been in prison 26 years. 18 of those years in solitary confinement. I’m serving a life sentence without parole. I’m a Black man and a Brotha. I’m active in advocating for prison rights and prison reform which is not too popular with da prisoncrats here. I enjoy reading, studying, metaphysics, theosophy, spiritual psychology, new thought material, political progressive material, some civil and crime law but not good at it. Like self improvement literature. I’m dyslexic. 5’8” about 180 lbs. Single, never married. Seeking companionship with woman/women. Race not an issue."
Note from friend: This man is very fun to write. He is not demanding, although he is indigent and is now having many health problems in the prison. He needs an advocate. He is an excellent writer and philosopher. He is also dyslexic which gives his writing and viewpoint an interesting twist. Highly recommended.

Personal information; Date of release: pending (life sentence, with possible parole); age 56;race/tribe: Nubian creed; birthday: January 1952; religion: non-denominational; universal, inner faith; marital status- single/never married.

Physical description: height 5’10”; weight 190; hair: black; eyes: brown;
Active, do some jogging, calisthlenics; moderate weight lifting; riding bike, non smoker, like boxing, martial arts; some sports; don’t like pranks; bosses or abusive people

Hobbies, interests: Enjoy reading, writing, metaphysics, and spiritual, psychological new thought /ancient wisdom (learning something new- studying new skills and training in law) working with my hands/ carpentry, wood crafts, long walks, country side and service- helping others. Countryside driving and riding , lakes beaches, dancing, sports, family, small gatherings, music- blues, jaxx, gospel, etc. Art, antiques, artifacts, museum/ cultural centers etc…

I am looking for long term friendship with female acquaintances. Not interested in same sex relationship or having an affair. Only long term friendship and companionship . Race unimportant. Also interested in connecting with individuals, legal groups and organizations who assist and train prisoners. Here race and sex don’t matter.



Quotes from Jerry: “ I read the other day that we should look at this coming year as we do for a birthday present. We might not know what’s inside but we know it’s something good. Seeing it as a special gift from our source or creator. SO I’m expecting good. In embracing our wholeness means accepting de darkness as well as da light. I guess dat would be da key to life and success.”

Carl Jung is quoted as saying “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
Epictetus says “the man who is not satisfied with little will be satisfied with nothing.”
Robert M Pirsig says “The place to improve the world is first in one own’s heart, head and hands.”
Clement Stone: “ In every adversity there are seeds of an equal or greater opportunity.”
Confucius: The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
Art Buchwald "The best things in life aren’t things.”
William Arthur Ward: “It is often beyond our power to avoid criticism, but it is always in our power to avoid being critical.”
Jerry’s New Year advice: “The door of success swings in the hinges of obstacles. So in the New Year, Dance like there’s no one looking, Love like you’ve never been hurt,. And work like you don’t need the money. “