Prison Radio
Jamil Pirant

My name is Jamil. I’m incarcerated in Indiana Department of Corrections, and it’s a letter to Jamil.

Dear Jamil, I know it’s been a long road, but you got to keep your head up. Got nieces, you got nephews, you got a mother, you have a father, you got sisters, you have brothers, you have aunties, you have uncles, you have friends, you have a family, you have life, you have friends, you have your sisters. All five. You have everything you need to wake up and be proud, to keep moving forward

Jamil, do not give up. I know it’s been tough. I know it’s been rough. I know sometimes the world makes you think that you by yourself, but you not. It’s different. You have people with you now. You have that people with you now. You met Prison Radio. They’ve been behind you. You know, you run across some lawyers that support you.

It’s that time now, so pick your head back up, man. Get into the other breath you got, take a deep breath. Breathe in, breathe out. It’s okay Jamil, get on your two feet. Anxiety gonna touch you. It’s about your response to it, because there’s other brothers have been through some deep struggles. Like Shaka and Mumia and Khalfani. Them brothers that been gone 20s and 30s and 40s and 50 years. Hugo Pinell didn’t get to come home until forty years on the SHU.

Jamil, you blessed young man. You keep your head up, you keep striving, you stick to the cause. You stick to uplift the fall of humanity (inaudible) person who’s known to mankind (inaudible). You stay striving and know that your time is now. Every time is your time, so pick your head up and keep smiling, keep striving, man. It’s just getting started for you young brother.

Sincerely, me.

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