Education

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I am participating in the essay contest  from The USC Prison Education Project in Los Angeles. The goal is to write a creative story about what an education means to me.

My parole journey

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The variables are crazy in prison. I have to drown myself in positive energy. Doing that in prison is like going through the desert looking for water.

Broken furniture

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Derrick's life had all sort of challenges already from the start.

Upon arriving from one prison to another

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After 20 years I was transferred from one prison to another, one of the oldest prison units in Texas.

Emotions

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Why I work - work - work!

The power of imagination

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How I use my imagination to achieve my goals.

My journey

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Is there light at the end of this desolate tunnel?

Keep moving

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I try to head in the right direction.

Step by step

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I try to become a quality human being with real self-worth.

Just before I leave

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Stop spraying him, he’s only a fucking kid!

Inspired by Joe

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How Joe helped me to keep my fighting spirit alive and well

My thoughts

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My goal is to lose weight.

Katrina

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I am very sad about the death of my sister Katrina.

Writing

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In the midst of all the craziness in prison, I connect with my inner thoughts and as I write, all the noise slowly drifts away.

Information concerning my conviction

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The truth from the accused check out this interview by Derrick L. Griffin

Prison

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Make the right choice, stay crime free.

Quality human being

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The importance of Mr. Doelas Landes in my life. He is sent by God.

My most prized asset

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I thank God for giving me my daughter Shapheka

Food

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Food in prison is okay sometimes and horrible most times.

Genius

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Work without faith is nothing. God will help you if you first help yourself.