30 years to life
Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer
P.O. Box 6000
Glennville, West Virginia 26351
My name is Halim Flowers and I am an author, poet, blogger(CriminalU.co), and at-risk youth advocate. I have been incarcerated for 18 years, since I was 16 years of age for aiding and abetting a felony murder in a case where I was not the shooter and the person charged as the gunman had his case dismissed and was never tried for this offense. I know it sounds crazy but it is my destiny for now and I embrace. My passion in life is learning and helping to enlighten and inspire others, especially helping to develop the character and lives of young men. I was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary about my experiences as a child at the adult D.C. Jail titled "Thug Life In DC"(See Thug Life In DC at YouTube) and I have authored nine books in the genres of self-help, prisoner reform, juvenile justice, memoir, and poetry(See Halim Flowers at Amazon.com). I very contrite for my past criminal offenses and seriously committed to helping our youth to understand "Victim's Impact" and breaking the "school-to-prison pipeline".
I understand that what keeps most of us from truly LIVING is our innate fear of death. The soul, which is the true energy that keeps us alive, was never an earthly substance to begin with. Therefore, when...
Everyday, even in the midst of a historic blizzard, is the BEST day of your life. Today, is the only day that we will ever be ALIVE in.
Just read where there were 30,000 deaths in our country last year...
If you are thinking about complaining about how hard life is, just ask your mother how difficult the process was to bring you here!
Halim A. Flowers