A.J. Responds [The l.e.t. project]

“Hey Eddie,

I received the books you sent to me. I want to say thank you very much it is appreciated. Eddie I have poem I want to share. (It is called (wasted)


with the sense of urgency, you look at us troubled criminals and you grieve our lost of life is far worst than you thought. Believed, or ever conceived see beyond our crimes, pass the fear we create–

you see the lost overflowing, slowly turning our minds to (waste)

we are incarcerated wallpaper that quickly fades and wastes away

and the numbers continue to grow at a unprecedented rate-

we lack the needed belief in ourselves and the desire to educate our minds

lost the will to advanced

helpless and so far behind

but violence has forced society to lock us “away” at any cost

soon all of us will pay because each one of us is lost


This poem is not copyrighted, however,  I just want to be heard.

Another thing I am wondering do you have any information on prop 57, or can you help me figure out what the prop is about

Thank you. will write again soon. with respect”

– A.J.




10 thoughts on “A.J. Responds [The l.e.t. project]

  1. EDDIE!!! You got a letter back??? This is exciting! I’m excited for you!!! Like for real. I almost read the first/latest post, but then I saw AJ Responds! Omgosh…you’re making a difference, one letter at a time.

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    1. Thanks Jill, it’s disappointing at times, because I wish I could get more responses. However, comments like these just give me fuel to keep trying until one person actually completes their transformation from institutionally incarcerated, to reformed and reinvented. It will take time and more effort, but I’m willing to keep trying no matter what. Thanks Jill.


      1. I woke up at 5:30 this morning with your project on my mind. I’m not sure how I can help, but I would like to help if I can. You are doing something good here, and the thought comes to me that you are actually DOING the things that I only talk and write about. I live on Social Security and don’t have a lot, but I would like to make a small contribution to help you buy more books, and also help in any other way I can. Please email me and let me know what I might be able to do: dennisonjill@aol.com

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      2. Thanks Jill, I love your gesture. I am just waiting until I get more participants in the project, before I ask for donations. I am very thankful, and will definitely inform you when that time comes. I really appreciate that. Thanks.


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