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I’m back out.  Rocky is back also and he is finally out from under all that shit.  He is assigned and can buy his own food and get back to the gym again.  I did make peace with Dancing Bare.  I used my non-violent communication skills; I identified my feelings, and the need beneath my anger and approached it from that angle.  I got out of MPU on Friday and came back to the dorms.  I didn’t sit at my table because it would have been too awkward.  Joe-Jo made Bare move to another table.  I asked for a mediation but they put me off until Monday.  Saturday, at night rec., I had Joe-Jo ask Bare to come out and talk to me with JJ present and my word that I would not hit him, and Bare refused.  That pissed me off.  I sent Joe-Jo back to the dorm to tell Bare that if he couldn’t talk to me man to man then we were going to have real problems before Monday, and surprisingly he came out and I laid it on him verbally.  I felt betrayed by someone I trusted and was hurt that he did not come to me if I offended him, first before he ran to the authorities.  That’s about it, really.  All I did was brush my hand across the upper part of his zipper and say, “I’d like to get a look at that thing.”



How’s everyone doing? I’m living at a group home up in Eddington, Maine, near Brewer. They teach you living skills here. Has anyone heard from Jason Drinon, out there? If anyone sees him could you tell him to write me? Tell him I still got his stamp he gave me. Does anyone know how Jessica’s doing? I was wondering if she is up at rehab in the Bangor area? I really wish I could hear from her sometime. My address is 200 Clewleyville Road, Eddington, Maine 04428
I miss talking with her. I hope that someone can pass on the message to her, please! I hope she can write me now. If anyone can get in touch with her, ask her to mail pictures and a nice letter. Please!
Your friend,
Reece Champlin

Sorry that I haven’t written this sooner. It really sucks looking for work as a pro-wrestler while living with your parents. Not as badly as it does living with Daddy Jake and the institution, though! Instead of work, looking for a fucking stamp. Right?

I’m depressed. I just need a break, someone to give me a job. I’ll do anything for money – well, I won’t ever sell knives door to door again.

I wanna say hi to Lyssarian & Kitchen Dann & Eric Munson. I didn’t know Sweetz – didn’t know what to say about that one. Oh, and a big shout out to my former fiance Danessa Moon. One day I’m gonna win you back, you handsome non-slut!

I’m just trying to find a cool, fucking picture of Duke U. Go Duke!

Email me at
(or maybe it’s


Sunny D.

With constant rhythmatic voices always playing tricks on my subconscious, not to leave out the cell of what is to be called my room and board for another fourteen months. I sit idle, sometimes, and ask myself questions like: what will I do with myself tomorrow? Is all this really behind me? What did I take and keep with me so far and will continue to do when the time comes for me to go? I’ve participated in multiple programs and classes. But, for me, as one who is very musically inclined, I concur to myself “the 12-Bar Blues Project” was the one thing that sticks to my soul the most.

“The 12-Bar Blues Project” is one that lets the incarcerated inmates, who are really into music of any kind (unlike the name of it, anyways) a chance to show, give and release how they feel emotionally at the present time, or in the past through playing music, whether it’s writing songs, playing guitar or bss in one, or singing one as well. It’s also a blast to hear and learn other people’s styles of playing or ideas. The songs don’t have to be emotional at all, either, but can be comical for a good laugh or right-out-there too.

What did the program mean to me? Well…

The program meant to me, not only an opportunity to see where I stood next to really good musicians, but also, if my music was liked by not just me. Plus the fact that I got to experience the real act of recording a real CD was astonishing, to be part of something positive, some learning and therapeautic on top of FREE was and still is, to me, one of my life’s personally proud moments. For once I was sober and clean, playing my own as well as contributing to other’s music. I can honestly say that didn’t only make me happy, and lose focus on my surroundings, but also my family’s approval and respect. And not just theirs, but the staff at MCC too, noticed the changes I’ve made since I first started my bid. And the full come-around I’ve done.

For me to finally be able to say I wrote a song without being drunk or high, or for that matter to remember what I wrote and how I played it was a huge thing for me. I was homeless for three years on and off, with my family always trying to help me out but I took everything for granted and never saw the whole picture, prior to my incarceration. Since then (2008) I’ve come to understand the true meaning of trust and respect. Also that even the smallest thing out of the ordinary every day, every week, every month redundancy is a gift and not to be taken for granted. This program and the people in it and involved behind the inside of it have my most utmost respect and thanks for allowing me to participate in it and for their guidance and corrective criticism and suggestions.

Thank you all.

Special thanks to Grendal and Rage and to #1 (Lyssarian), also to my imperfections that help make me who I am as I yet continue or to change myself for a better person I know I can be.

– Matt Moscillo, AKA “Irish”
MDOC# 82613

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