My name is Jesse M. Carreker, Jr., and I am thirty eight years old. I was incarcerated on October 28, 2001, and I fault no one for my predicament but myself. A series of bad decisions led me down a self destructive path. Although my path was destructive, I’ve made it constructive. Along this journey through Dante’s Inferno, I’ve discovered a litany of passions that I never knew I had. Writing is one of those passions, and it is my aim to share my thoughts, advice, and encouragement through words.
Living in a cage can cause one to either lose his mind or use it. I chose to use my mind. But before I could use it, I had to retrain myself how to think. I had a spiritual awakening that was very cathartic. A lot of mental wounds- which fueled my behavior- were healed. I offer a unique perspective on life because for the last seventeen years I’ve had to watch society transform from purgatory. Since I’ve watched society change instead of living in it, I have seen some subtle things that aided societies change. Some things were good and necessary for our collective cultural evolution. Some things have caused us to devolve.
The society I left is no more and the one that I’ll be returning to in the next four years will be an alien world to me. A world in which I want to add my energy, experiences, and hopes to help shape a better tomorrow. So I invite you to join me on this journey.
Contact the author at
Jesse M. Carreker #1130497
Nottoway Correctional Center
P O Box 488
Burkeville, VA 23922
e-mail me @ http://www.jpay.com by submitting my name or Virginia state ID number: 1130497
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