To qualify, inmates must submit one self-written song and choose an accompanying hip-hop beat provided by record producer Zaytoven.
When the jury pronounced him guilty on all three counts, it reminded Americans of the importance of recognition, accountability, and most importantly, justice for all.
One daughter, the oldest, wrote to me seven years ago. As Daddy’s girl, she wrote the first time to tell me this: “Hey Dad, I miss you so much. I don’t really have much to say, but I wanted to write you a letter anyways.”
He was a stranger to me. From his point of view, I was a stranger to my son as well.
These days, when I do venture outside, the prison walls are there to greet me. I wonder, when I approach the end of my sentence, will I carry these concrete prison walls with me in my mind?
During my days as an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army we had a motto: “Train as you fight.”