Thanks/Praise to God
©PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
I came from the seed of Adam & Eve just like you
I was in the womb for 9 months just like you
I breathe the same air as you too do
I eat the same foods that you too do
I drink the same water from the same rivers that you do
When I am at home, I walk & drive down the same streets as you do
I shop at the same stores as you do
I watch the same TV shows & listen to the same music as you do
Because my friend, PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
To society & the U.S. Census Bureau I am nothing but a NUMBER….
Another statistic, just another poor black man who got locked up again because he can’t stop committing crimes
To DOC & the Prison Industrial Complex, I am nothing but an: Offender, Inmate, “Recidivist” & most of all a $$$$
To my family, I am a: Son, a Brother, an Uncle, a Nephew, a Cousin,
person whom they all LOVE!!!
To myself, I AM: A Man, a Muslim, Jonathan Gordon, A HUMAN BEING, with a heart, a soul, a mind, wants, desires, likes, dislikes, goals, accomplishments
Because: PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
I told you what I am, now I’ll tell you what I AM NOT:
I AM NOT: a prisoner, I am just a person who is in prison
I AM NOT: an offender
I AM NOT: a slave
I AM NOT: a label
I AM NOT: a DOC number
I AM NOT: any label
I AM NOT: what others define me as
I AM NOT: going to allow others to dictate who I AM!!!
BECAUSE PEOPLE IN PRISON ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS TOO!!!
Thanks for your time!!!
Jonathan Gordon 793350
Stafford Creek Corrections Center
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