I went to Juvie when I was 12-13 for 11 months. Since then, I’ve been incarcerated for 43 years. I was incarcerated on my 16th Birthday. I was given Life and 20. I was convicted of a Rape and Abduction when I was 15 years old. Since 1971 I have been on the street for a total of 11 months. (on the outside)
My last visitor was in 1989. I was from a good family. No abuse. I never wanted for anything.
FORTY THREE YEARS that I have never seen my family.
Parole-- The parole board interviews me by phone.
They said I had a history of violence and I was a risk to the community and they had new evidence. It has been 43 years and I have been convicted. What new evidence could exist and what could that mean? I’m not coming back to that community so how am I a risk to that community?
I have a parole release date but it means nothing.
They ask what programs I have taken. They say I need programs to be released. They offer no programs. How does this make sense?
This is Florida. Florida is a slave state. This is slavery
Just give me the death penalty.
I am never getting out of prison.
I am going to die here in prison.
Columbia Correctional Institution
Date of Receipt: May 1996
SENTENCED TO LIFE