My name is Jamil. I’m at IDC, Indiana Department of Corrections. And this is call “To My Tribe.”
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been going through a range of level of anxiety, stuff I ain’t never really felt before because a whole different introduction of freedom has been put before me. But tasks have to be completed for that to come to pass, so it’s been a whole new, different level of battles I’ve been dealing with. Y’all have been holding me down this whole ride. I’m so grateful for that.
Every soul that rest in my tribe, I’m so grateful for y’all: my mother, my father, my aunties, my sisters. Every last one of my sisters, my nieces, my female cousins, my aunts, my extended mothers. Every, every last one of y’all, my uncles. I’m so grateful for y’all, but if I had to say one thing to y’all at this moment, it’s come get me, get me the fuck out of here.
Come get me. We got everything we need now. We got new discovered evidence. We got a chance at the parole board. We’ve got the best juvenile lawyer in the state of Indiana that’s willing to work with us. They have a nice campaign behind us in and that’s with us. What we need to do is read the writing. Whether it’s $10,000 or $25,000, we need to do something, to rally it up, and let everything manifest. Being patient. Check. We got that one. right? There’s 10,000 where there’s $25,000. Being driven. Check. We got that one. Execute.
Come get me. Momma, come get me. Daddy, come get up. Come get me out of this. It’s that time. I need y’all to pull up and come get me however that might sound. You interpret that your own way. All my female cousins, come get me, give me the fuck up outta here. It’s that time. We just need to make sure that we rally up properly, put all of our personal feelings to the side, and recognize that we got blood and life between us. I mean we ain’t got no differences and nothing like that, but differences that y’all might have with one another, put that to the side.
This family, we blood. We tribe. We was raised proper. We know better. They always say it’s like a village to raise a child, and I feel chosen because I’m that child I was raised by the village. I was raised by the neighbors, I was raised with my aunties, my mama’s first cousin, and then my daddy’s brothers and sisters and my older female cousins. I was raised. I was trained. And I’m grateful for that. Now I’m asking y’all to come get me. I need y’all right now. I don’t need nothing else.
I just need that comfort in my mind in knowing that my tribe is all in they cars right now, driving all they way to the gas station to fill up, get some snacks on the way, because when we get on this road, we ain’t stopping until we get there. I want that comfort, I want that feeling in the back of my mind. I’m not saying I don’t have that, I’m saying I want that. I thank y’all so much, and I love y’all. I just wanted to get y’all a small reminder of what the mission is right now. Come get me, man. I love y’all so much. Allahu ackbar. I love you all. Thank y’all.
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