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.
The Free Virginia Movement Presents: Live From Behind Enemy Lines: An Interview with Khali Pyatt, Part 3 By Uhuru B. Rowe March 26, 2018 This is the last part of a three-part interview I conducted with Khali, my cellmate. After telling us more about some of his experiences in prison, he’s about to give some … Continue reading Live From Behind Enemy Lines: An Interview with Khali Pyatt, Part 3
The Free Virginia Movement Presents: Live From Behind Enemy Lines: An Interview With Khali Pyatt, Part 2 By Uhuru B. Rowe March 23, 2018 This is part 2 of a three-part interview I started on March 19th with my cellmate, Khali Pyatt. Please read carefully as he’s about to explain how his life was forever … Continue reading Live From Behind Enemy Lines: An Interview With Khali Pyatt, Part 2