Anthony Covert

My Mistakes Don’t Define Me

 

Throughout my time in prison I have made countless attempts to reach out to the community and to my many efforts my voice has fallen on deaf ears.

As a man trying to make a change in his life it seems that no matter how many steps forward I take I can never escape the reality of my dreadful past. It’s as if I were walking on a treadmill.

How do I show to the community that my efforts to change and become a better man are genuine without the automatic assumptions that it’s all apart of some major sceem of manipulation?

If I told you that if I were released today that I would be able to be a functioning and civil member of society would you believe me?

What if I told you that during my stay I have learned how much my crime affected all parties involved and if I could do it all over I would have done it differently. Would you believe me or would you just write it off as just another inmate trying to work the system.

It’s unfortunate that a lot of society today draws the assumption that a man trying to better himself or if he shows remorse for his crime it comes off nothing more than a play for his freedom.

Yet isn’t that the goal of our Justice system? It seems that the freedom part has been left out. You see young men coming in to the system at a young age with a sentence so long that the idea or hope of ever getting out is so little that most give in and accept that this concrete jungle is now there permanent placement.

Yet you have few that have that excessive amount of time with little hope of release and are still trying to figure out a way to become a better person than what they came in as.

Nobodies perfect and we all make mistakes but don’t allow our past transgressions cloud your judgment from extending out and just even talking to an individual that is incarcerated.

You may discover that not all of us in here are just looking to get one over but unfamiliar with popular belief there are a few that really do want to change for the better. Don’t let a piece of paper define me! Let me show you who I am.

Thank you for your time and if you would like to open a dialogue, please CONTACT me.

Anthony Covert
DOC #335988

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