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Presentation of the first edition of “Killer Advice” has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday, January 24th.  This unfortunate, but short delay is due to some technical trumps with one of our citizen collaborators.  

It’s worth the wait.

Thanks again, and sorry about the trump in the applesauce.

R.

True Believers:

A while ago we sent all of the prisoners we communicate with three requests for advice gathered from various advice columns.  We received advice back from Daniel ‘Prince’ Fortune (M.S.P./serving two life sentences for home invasion,) Michael ‘Dirty’ McQuade (M.S.P./ serving 12 years for murder,) and Arline Lawless (M.C.C./serving 35 years for murder) and we’ll post their responses this Wednesday.

Here are the requests for advice as the prisoners received them:

Problem 1: My Coworker Asked Me To Pose Topless ‘For An Anatomy Textbook’?

I work part-time in a small sales office of about 10 people. About a month ago, one of my coworkers approached me about doing a project for his graduate program at a local university. It was for some sort of anatomy textbook or similar: it would be a photo of my breasts with my face not in the photo for the textbook. I would be compensated for the photos.

There were some red flags in his proposition — the photos would be taken by him, in my home, and he never presented me with official paperwork about it. I called the university and they assured me that whatever “project” he was working on was not through their university, as there would have been extensive paperwork, screening, photos professionally taken, etc., which was what I had figured in the first place, particularly for such a large university and for a master’s program.  My question is this: Is this a matter that I should bring up to my boss? Is this something that she needs to know about?

Sincerely, A.

Problem 2. Do I Have To Tell The Daughter I Abandoned At Birth That I Trash-Talked Her Late Mom For Years?

When I was about 20, I got my girlfriend pregnant. She was 23 and wanted the baby whereas I was not ready to be a father, so she broke up with me and had the baby pretty much on her own. Her family helped her and she didn’t ask me for child support until I graduated college and had a steady job. Still, it was a burden on my entry-level salary and I resented both her and my daughter, so I wasn’t an involved father. To explain myself to my family and others who knew I had a daughter I hardly saw, I made up stories about how horrible and crazy my ex was and how it was all her fault…

My ex contacted me last year to let me know she had a terminal illness. As a new father to a year-old son, I saw I couldn’t let my 18-year-old daughter, “Lynn,” go through that alone, so I reconnected with her, made peace with my ex and have been trying to make amends.  Lynn naturally resents and distrusts me, but she is slowly becoming a part of my life. The problem is that my wife, my parents and my friends think the worst of her late mother…

Must I confess, or can I just make it up to Lynn by being the best dad I can now? The truth could really ruin our fragile relationship.

Signed “Bad Dad.”

Problem 3. Should I Tell My Friends I Think Their 5-Year-Old Son Is Going To Be A Rapist When He Grows Up?

My friends have a son, about 5 years old. They enforce little (if any) discipline on him, and he throws a hissy fit if they try to “make” him do anything. They tell him to pick up something he threw; he ignores them. Dad picks it up in a couple of minutes. They tell him to go to bed; he ignores them and keeps doing whatever he is into. My fear is that they are teaching him that he can get away with anything by ignoring the rules. Specifically, I am concerned that he will never learn that no means no, i.e., that they are raising a rapist. Should I say anything to them? If I do, it would only be once, and I wouldn’t harp on it. They are NOT people who would be okay with this outcome, and/but I don’t want to stomp on my relationship with them either.

Signed “Watching”

You’ll be completely surprised by the advice we received back, and the difference sorts of advice applied to the same problem by each inmate.  We’re going to try to get Fuzzy Bear and Sarah to give their non-prison advice, but once we’ve posted the inmate responses, we encourage you to submit your advice as well.

Or a situation that you might like to get killer advice on.

Tune in on Wednesday, and be well!

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[Image: “Killer Advice #2,” by Alyssa Joy Bartlett, 2019]

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True Believers:

A while ago we sent all of the prisoners we communicate with three requests for advice gathered from various advice columns.  We received advice back from Daniel ‘Prince’ Fortune (M.S.P./serving two life sentences for home invasion,) Michael ‘Dirty’ McQuade (M.S.P./ serving 12 years for murder,) and Arline Lawless (M.C.C./serving 35 years for murder) and we’ll post their responses this Wednesday.

Here are the requests for advice as the prisoners received them:

Problem 1: My Coworker Asked Me To Pose Topless ‘For An Anatomy Textbook’?

I work part-time in a small sales office of about 10 people. About a month ago, one of my coworkers approached me about doing a project for his graduate program at a local university. It was for some sort of anatomy textbook or similar: it would be a photo of my breasts with my face not in the photo for the textbook. I would be compensated for the photos.

There were some red flags in his proposition — the photos would be taken by him, in my home, and he never presented me with official paperwork about it. I called the university and they assured me that whatever “project” he was working on was not through their university, as there would have been extensive paperwork, screening, photos professionally taken, etc., which was what I had figured in the first place, particularly for such a large university and for a master’s program.  My question is this: Is this a matter that I should bring up to my boss? Is this something that she needs to know about?

Sincerely, A.

Problem 2. Do I Have To Tell The Daughter I Abandoned At Birth That I Trash-Talked Her Late Mom For Years?

When I was about 20, I got my girlfriend pregnant. She was 23 and wanted the baby whereas I was not ready to be a father, so she broke up with me and had the baby pretty much on her own. Her family helped her and she didn’t ask me for child support until I graduated college and had a steady job. Still, it was a burden on my entry-level salary and I resented both her and my daughter, so I wasn’t an involved father. To explain myself to my family and others who knew I had a daughter I hardly saw, I made up stories about how horrible and crazy my ex was and how it was all her fault…

My ex contacted me last year to let me know she had a terminal illness. As a new father to a year-old son, I saw I couldn’t let my 18-year-old daughter, “Lynn,” go through that alone, so I reconnected with her, made peace with my ex and have been trying to make amends.  Lynn naturally resents and distrusts me, but she is slowly becoming a part of my life. The problem is that my wife, my parents and my friends think the worst of her late mother…

Must I confess, or can I just make it up to Lynn by being the best dad I can now? The truth could really ruin our fragile relationship.

Signed “Bad Dad.”

Problem 3. Should I Tell My Friends I Think Their 5-Year-Old Son Is Going To Be A Rapist When He Grows Up?

My friends have a son, about 5 years old. They enforce little (if any) discipline on him, and he throws a hissy fit if they try to “make” him do anything. They tell him to pick up something he threw; he ignores them. Dad picks it up in a couple of minutes. They tell him to go to bed; he ignores them and keeps doing whatever he is into. My fear is that they are teaching him that he can get away with anything by ignoring the rules. Specifically, I am concerned that he will never learn that no means no, i.e., that they are raising a rapist. Should I say anything to them? If I do, it would only be once, and I wouldn’t harp on it. They are NOT people who would be okay with this outcome, and/but I don’t want to stomp on my relationship with them either.

Signed “Watching”

You’ll be completely surprised by the advice we received back, and the difference sorts of advice applied to the same problem by each inmate.  We’re going to try to get Fuzzy Bear and Sarah to give their non-prison advice, but once we’ve posted the inmate responses, we encourage you to submit your advice as well.

Or a situation that you might like to get killer advice on.

Tune in on Wednesday, and be well!

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[Image: “Killer Advice #2,” by Alyssa Joy Bartlett, 2019]

So, I’ve had an eventful couple of months. The biggest news was my direct appeal was shot down, and the State Supreme Court affirmed my life sentences. That sucked. I found out from watching the news. Unpleasant surprise to say the least. It’s a’ight, tho. I’m not sure if it’s a setback b/c I was anticipating that to happen. I know that I’m not gonna get any relief on the state level. So, as you can imagine that had me fucked up for a li’l while. But, I’m better now. What doesn’t kill you and all that. It has definitely made me realize that I need to be doing even more to better myself, and make sure I’m in the law library. I go twice a week now and I start a college prep class on Tuesday,. I’m re-educating myself and it feels good. My mind feels uncloudy and I’m working on and for my future.

As I am,

Prince

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Write to Prince via:

Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, MDOC #86753

807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

 

Wayne Lapierre died at a hospital three days after the home invasion, and his wife survived her injuries.

BANGOR, Maine — A man who was charged along with two others in a fatal home invasion in Maine has pleaded guilty.

44-year-old Tony Locklear entered his plea Tuesday to intentional or knowing murder, aggravated assault and robbery.

His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

Prosecutors say Locklear, his 22-year-old daughter, Alexis Locklear, and her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Murray, shot Wayne Lapierre and his wife, Diem, at their home in Millinocket in December 2017.

RELATED: State police confirm identity of victims, seek suspect in ‘targeted home invasion’

Wayne Lapierre died at a hospital three days later, and his wife survived her injuries.

Authorities say Wayne Lapierre was targeted because he was a licensed medical marijuana grower who owned multiple businesses.

Alexis Locklear is expected to change her plea Jan. 22. Murray’s trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 28.

[Daniel Fortune, a black kid, got two 50 year sentences for the home invasion of a former state senator, and no one was killed.  What do you think these white folks will get? Danny got two consecutive 50 year bids; injuries in the home invasion were inflicted by Leo Hylton, his partner.  He got only 50 years, because he talked, and Danny wouldn’t.

IS THIS FAIR?  This isn’t North Carolina, the last time I checked.  This is MAINE!

#freedannyfortune]

You ever hear the saying, “the more things change, the more things stay the same?” Well, that’s how it seems in here to me and I dunno if that’s a good thing. I’ll explain: I don’t like change. I think the reason for this is because most of the changes in my life have been major and while I’ve controlled/effected the little things that have lead up to the major, the major is , almost out of my control and almost always BAD. And yet, I keep repeating the same control, manipulate to avoid the change cycle. To keep it 100%, I’m scared of change, because it’s unknown. It’s fucked up because the last thing I want to do is become comfortable here. This is a lot of stopping point a refinery, if you will. I was once told that the bigger God’s plans for me, the more the Devil will try to test me. What are your thoughts on that?

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Write to Prince via:

Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune – MDOC #86753

807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

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Write to Danny via:

Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, MDOC #86753

– 807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

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Image: Danny and Samantha at the Gardiner High School Prom, way back.

Contact Danny via: Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, #86753 – 807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

Editor’s note:  All of the prisoners featured in our blog will one day be free.  Daniel Fortune (a Haitian-American) was convicted of a home invasion (of a white, former state legislator) during which his co-conspirator committed some very bad violence, but no deaths.  Danny is serving two concurrent life sentences.  His co-conspirator (who talked) got 50.  All of the other murderers (a couple rather grotty) will be free while Danny is earning his 17th PhD. 

Really?

Danny Fortune is a good man.  And prisons are businesses.  And there’s something wrong here.  Isn’t there? – Robin Rage

https://politicalprisoner.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/life-sentence-is-too-severe-for-machete-attack-on-pittston-father-daughter-lawyer-says/

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Write to Danny via:  Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, MDOC #86753 – 807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

 

 

 

 

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Write to Dan via: Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, MDOC #86753 – 807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

 

 

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Write to Danny via:   Maine State Prison – Daniel Fortune, MDOC #86753 – 807 Cushing Road – Warren, Maine 04864-4600

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