Richard is 51 and incarcerated in the US (VA).
I am not the same young man that entered prison many years ago. I have matured into a 51 year old man who has spent the last three decades accepting responsibility for my actions, learning to love myself and others, and doing what I can to prepare myself to reenter society: either via parole yearly or when I max out.
I am especially interested in connecting with someone who understands that love can break the chains of sowing and reaping loneliness by building a lasting friendship based on our need to be loved and appreciated. We all share the need to be loved and accepted, and although we cannot always remove each other’s heavy burdens, we can share each other’s experiences by simply listening to each other and learning what makes each other beautiful on the inside.
Unfortunately, it took the cold reality of prison for me to experience true brokenness. However, my broken pieces have taught me the value of a good woman and friend; and love is something we give and not something we receive.
I long for a special friend; someone who believes she can be a light of hope in my life despite my incarceration; someone who believes that healthy relationships are made of matching values, emotional maturity, loyalty, open communication, and trust.
My first love is writing poetry. After writing several books of poetry, and having several poems published, I realized that my poetry has given me a powerful voice in which I can use to reach people in places I can’t physically reach. I hope that my poetry expresses to people that difficult times comes to everyone, yet it is our response to trials that define who we are.
I also enjoy reading. My favorite subjects are zoology and world history. I enjoy cooking, playing chess, yoga, boxing, and exercising. In the free world I enjoyed fishing, swimming, hiking, gardening, birding, and long-distance cycling. I love all animals, especially horses and dogs. When released, I hope to own a successful dog training and pet sitting company.
I am not weighed down by unnecessary expectations. If you are comfortable being you and willing to search for friendship in an unusual place of prison, I promise to accept and appreciate you as is.
• Date of Birth: 09/09/1972 (51 years old)
• Gender: Male
• Marital Status: Single
• Sexual Orientation: Straight
• Race: Black or African American
• Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
• Eye Color: Brown
• Hair Color: Gray
• Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
• Body Type: Average
• Hometown: Chatham, Virginia (USA)
• Spoken Languages: English
• Religion: Christian
• Astrological Sign: Virgo
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• Incarcerated Since: 1993
• Sentence Received: 47 years
• Earliest Release: 2024