port of harlem snippets

August 25 - September 7, 2006


Lock Down at Jessup

t michael colbertT. Michael Colbert,Port of Harlem’s incarcerated contributor, reports that he is doing well after prison authorities accused two other inmates of stabbing a correctional officer to death at the maximum-security Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, MD where Colbert is also a prisoner.

Authorities charged Lee E. Stephens, 27, and Lamarr C. Harris Jr., 35 with first- and second-degree murder in the stabbing of correctional officer David McGuinn.  Both were already serving life sentences.

“We are confined to our cells 24/7 until they decide whatever they plan to do.  I am eating plenty of bologna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  But I’ll survive,” Colbert writes.  Read “Colbert’s Journey,” the story that explains how the army veteran ended up in prison in the current print issue of Port of Harlem.

Read Colbert's "The Other Side," in each print issue of Port of Harlem

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