Donte Starks

With everything that is going on in the world right now, I hope and pray that wherever you are, you are in good spirits and continuing to live your best life while dealing with this Coronavirus pandemic. Also, I would like to thank you for specifically reading my profile, and hopefully my poor decision making that landed me in prison won’t deter you from possibly becoming a friend of mine.

My name is Donte and I am originally from Baltimore, MD, however, prior to my incarceration, I was residing in Atlanta, GA. Being in prison has forced me to do some serious soul searching, and instead of being bitter about my incarceration, I’ve decided to use this time to work on becoming the best version of myself that I have ever been. I recently cut off all communication with past friends and associates because majority of them are still living a criminal lifestyle. I’m hoping this website will put me in contact with positive people or at least one positive person whom I can befriend, and we’d be there to encourage and help each other navigate through this thing called life.

A wise man once told me, “Doing time is easy, but doing time alone is very hard.” After cutting ties to a lot of people from my past, I’m starting to realize how true that statement is. I also know that some people in society believe that most prisoners are vicious criminals or fall into the category of being some type of weirdo. Actually, as I’m writing this profile, I’m looking around my unit and most of these duded in here are weirdos … LOL!! However, I promise you, I’m not. Majority of inmates spend most of their time playing cards, watching TV, or playing some type of sports activity. I’m not knocking them because we all have different coping mechanisms that we use to get through this, I just choose to do my time differently. Physically I may be locked up, but mentally I’m free. I will never let my mind be caged into just this prison environment.

I’m currently writing a non-fiction book about the Islamic culture inside the American Prison System. I never thought that I would want to write a book, but with everything that I have seen in here, I felt compelled to write this book and I truly believe that it will have the potential to do very well. It’s crazy because I know nothing about being an author or about self-publishing, but my family ordered me some books that I have been using to help guide me through the process. After that, I plan on attending Adams State University through their college program for prisoners. Hopefully with family support and sales from my book, I will be able to finance myself through college and obtain a bachelor’s in sociology.

I can’t speak for anyone else on here, but I can honestly say I have no hidden agendas. If you are in search of a good friend, or you think you can be a good friend to me, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP!! You can leave a message on here with your contact info, or you can write me directly through regular mail. Let me know if you are familiar with or the CorrLinks app on mobile devices so I can send you a request. Last but not least, you could’ve been doing anything else in the world right now, but yet, you are here with me. For that I am truly grateful and you are most definitely appreciated. HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED DAY!!

Personal Information

Sex: Male
Race: African American
D.O.B.: 8/22/1983
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Convicted of: Hobbs Act Robbery
Lenght of sentence: 20 years
Incarceration date: 12/26/2017
Current release date: 7/10/2034

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Donte Starks #43904-037
PO BOX 24550
TUCSON, AZ 85734

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