Hi, Willie! How you be?” “I be good,” I answered without thinking. Moments later the large inmate had passed me. Moved beyond my vision to another part of the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia–known unofficially as well as officially as FCI Petersburg. Only then did I toss his words around in my head. I don’t speak like that. My name isn’t even Willie. Or do I? And is it? At that moment I decided to keep the name as a nickname, though not the words. Why not take the name? The one given me at birth didn’t mean much anymore. ******************** So begins this personal account of ten years behind bars in Federal and State prisons for a phony charge and a false conviction. But the author did not wallow in self-pity during his time in prison. He succeeded in escaping his drab and depressing surroundings through the arts. His writing and music lifted him beyond the prison walls and transported him wherever he wished to go. More than a book packed with adventure, triumph and humor, Escaping Prison Through Writing and Music: My Personal Story is an inspiration and guide to overcoming extreme adversity by utilizing the talent and artistic inclinations we all possess. Whether you have a loved one in prison, are an inmate yourself, have an obstacle in your life that needs to be overcome, or want to read a gripping story of adventure and victory against all odds, you will want to read this personal account from someone who shows how it can be done. The colorful characters you will meet along the way are sketched in detail. The writing is fully uncensored and intended for mature and open-minded adults. This book is without precedent. It is a personal journey of tears, laughter and, above all, creativity that you will not soon forget.


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Escaping Prison Through Writing and Music: My Personal Story

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 20, 2017)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 496 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1521000514
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1521000519
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.82 pounds
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.24 x 9 inches