From T-Bone (Letter 26)

T-Bone is a massively-built spiritual ex-Marine, who uses fighting skills to stop prison rape. T-Bone’s latest letter:

It’s the same old, same old in this place. The cons are smuggling drugs in their asses and the guards allow it all to happen. There are fights and game playing and exchanging of money and promises. A guy was jumped for his store food. A guy overdosed on heroin and they got to fighting over who was to get what of his. Now we’re on lockdown for who knows how long.

There are a lot of wannabes who pretend to be part of the Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood or Mau-Mau. One jerk came into the pod and turned all of the Mexicans against each other by saying they had to pay taxes to him. Needless to say, all hell broke loose.

So I made a call to the fourth floor, where all of the shot-callers are locked down. I didn’t feel good about it at all, but all he had to do was stop bullying the weaker guys, stop demanding drugs off everyone who came in from the streets and trying to change the way he thinks in this situation. Guys like him never understand that you can’t keep pushing people around just because you think you can.

Now he’s on a hit list on sight they say. They rolled him out of here with a lot of fanfare and cat calls. He is a hated man. So many people are always trying to run things who aren’t qualified. There’s always one in the bunch who thinks he’s bad. The ones who are truly bad are either dead or put some place in the system where they can’t be around people. 

I now have two books featuring T-Bone, the hard-hitting Prison Time and a self-help book, Lessons from a Drug Lord

Shaun Attwood  


Anonymous said...

Dear T-Bone,
You will never know how much I admire you for standing up for people who aren't able to stand up for themselves. There is nothing more noble than that in this world, in my opinion. Just because you are currently incarcerated doesn't necessarily mean that you are a bad person. People make mistakes in life, I truly believe that. Mike Tyson once said, "Men judge men...God judges men's hearts." I can't possibly imagine what you go through on a daily basis, but please, try to stay positive. God bless you, T-Bone. :)
- Azar

Anonymous said...

Dear T-Bone: I apologize for an error: The correct Mike Tyson quote is, "Men judge men's ACTIONS...God judges men's hearts." Hope to hear more from you soon.
- Azar