“If it is important to you, you’ll find a way, if it’s not you’ll find an excuse” ~Unknown Author ~
My name is Roger; I am a novice at this blogging stuff; but I would like to think I am pretty good at expressing my thoughts and feelings. I pray that you find my entries interesting enough to follow them, and, that I am able to uplift and encourage someone else.
Before I make my first post, I would like to tell you about myself…
FULL NAME: Roger Stanley Black jr
ID number: 729370
NICK NAME: Jr
DATE FIRST INCARCERATED: 10/21/1
EARLIEST POSSIBLE RELEASE: 10/41
END OF DEFINITE SENTENCE: 26 to life
GUILTY OR INNOCENT AS CHARGED: innocent (this will not be a flat form to argue my innocence)
ARE YOU ACTIVELY FIGHTING YOUR CASE? Yes; thanks to the help of Georgetown Law Student Stefanie Harrelson (Mundhenk); who brought to light several issues she found after reviewing my case, the Ohio public defender’s office is reviewing my case.
WHAT KIND OF WORK DID YOU DO PRIOR TO INCARCERATION? I worked for a small fencing company doing installations, tear outs, and repairs.
WHAT KIND OF WORK HAVE YOU DONE IN PRISON? I have been an institutional cook, porter, library aid, and I have worked in the OPI hanger shop where I will be returning (we sort various clothing hangers).
WHAT PROGRAMS HAVE YOU DONE? ARE THEY COURT ORDERED?
I have taken several programs, none of which have been court ordered.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT DO YOU HAVE? (LIST FIRST NAME/RELATION) I am blessed to have the emotional support of my daughter’s mother Ariana and my Great Aunt Nettie.
DO YOU GET PHONE CALLS? HOW OFTEN? Once a week, if I have phone time
DO YOU GET MAIL? HOW OFTEN? rarely
DO YOU GET VISITORS? HOW OFTEN? none
DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN [UNDER 18]? a beautiful daughter named Amarah who is five
DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM AREAS YOU NEED TO WORK ON? Actively dealing with my depression and insecurity issues that have caused many relational issues.
WHAT DID YOU DO PRIOR TO INCARCERATION TO PASS TIME? I am a country boy at heart, so I love being outdoors around a fire pit, the banks of the lake, on a boat, or let me run through the woods and I’ll be content
WHAT DID YOU DO TO PASS TIME NOW? Workout, work on program development, and learn new skills and study to gain knowledge
LIST THREE SHORT TERM GOALS YOU WANT TO COMPLETE IN THE NEXT YEAR (12 MTHS) establish Vara-Ann Connections, a nonprofit I am working on and looking for assistance with; get back to court for a new trial; and see my daughter face to face.
LIST THREE LONG TERM GOALS YOU WANT TO COMPLETE BEYOND THE NEXT YEAR (12 MTHS) take Vara-Ann connections worldwide, save money to build a house in the country, and get married
DO YOU HAVE JPAY OR CORRLINKS? I am able to receive emails through Jpay @ Jpay.com
COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS:
Roger S. Black Jr #729370
PO Box 740
London Ohio, 43140
B y Roger S Black Jr 7/17/19
In spite of my situation;
Ascending past every road block;
Enduring life’s unexpected shock;
Dodging the snares of hell;
Rising up where I once fell;
Ignoring negative naysayers;
Thankful for the supportive prayers;
Just wait, one day you’ll see;
Till then, sit back and watch me.
Roger Black #729370
Madison Corr. Institution
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