I am an incarcerated New Afrikan Black male, 40, 5’7″, 175lbs, brown eyes, non-smoker, no kids, vegetarian, athletic, anti-sexist, spontaneous, intelligent, socially-conscious, revolutionary-minded, internationalist, easy to communicate with, mentally and emotionally disciplined, and maintains a positive, optimistic attitude when when faced with the many struggles of life.
I have been incarcerated here in the Commonwealth of Virginia since January of 1995. Prior to my imprisonment, I was living in the city of Richmond, Virginia, where I was born and raised on the south side. I am the youngest out of three brothers and three sisters and the son of a deceased father. My mother is the greatest love of my life and one my biggest supporters.
My path to prison began when I started using and abusing drugs and alcohol and when I dropped out of a failed public school system in the 9th grade.
Thus, began my path down the school-to-prison pipeline and the beginning of a life of crime in a city which was then labeled the murder capital of the entire U.S. Had I not come to prison at the age if 18, I most certainly would’ve been the victim of a homicide.
And once I entered prison, I immediately began the arduous task of transforming my antisocial, criminal mentality into a forward-thinking, revolutionary mentality so that when I am finally released from this concrete jungle, I will be a positive and powerful force and influence among the disenchanted and disadvantaged youth of my family and in my community.
By Uhuru B. Rowe September 28, 2018 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for everyone who took the time to write letters and make phone calls to the Governor of Virginia on my behalf urging him to grant me clemency. Your love and support brought an increased … Continue reading 23 Years A Prisoner: My Struggle For Freedom Continues
By Uhuru B. Rowe September 1, 2018 E-mail: email@example.com “While brutality and murders committed by police officers — particularly against unarmed black men — have gained increased public attention over the past few years, the deaths of people in jail due to the negligence or deliberate indifference of corrections staff rarely register even a blip … Continue reading Another Death, Another Lockdown at Sussex 2 State Prison