July 18, 2011
Thank you for your letter, letting me know you linked my site to yours. I admire what you are doing and feel your site serves the community well, as it shows the talent behind bars!
I just finished taping a ‘sitcom’, “Two and A Half Cons”, which we got approval to tape, which has conflict/resolution in each episode and an educational angle. The sitcom features 2 tall white inmates who are the everyday types (play dominos, do nothing with life) who are ridiculed by a white midget inmate (who to education and is doing something with his time). IT is a professional production, as we utilize digital cameras, lights, body mics, and final production on FINAL CUT software. It will debut on our institutional video system. I am attempting to see if the head sponsor can get approval to release this production to the Public, in the form of a YOU TUBE or some other angle. You wouldn’t believe how professional it is, complete with laugh tracks, graphics, different sets built by inmates (cell, dayroom, pill line).
I created this sitcom to put a visual angle for inmates to see that wastin their life away is ‘no laughing matter.’ We watch sitcoms daily but now our life is portrayed as a sitcom.
I am sure you have received extraordinary contributions to your website nationwide. You said you read my short stories on my site as well.
How many of my stories are on there? I also write and completed a book on my arrest/prison experience, on PDF Format but am waiting for the outcome of my appeal before seeking a major publisher. I was granted a second chance appeal by the 9th Circuit in May 2010, based on ‘newly discovered evidence.’ The judge will decide my fate in about 3 months.
Thanks again for writing me! Look forward to hearing from you!
T. David Valdez J-52660
CTF Central E Wing Cell 126-Up
P.O. Box 689