My name is a Alberto Martinez, I’m 33 years old and currently residing in an Oregon prison.  I am an artist, a musician, and an aspiring writer. I’ve lived in Oregon most of my life and I come from a very large family dispersed throughout the US and Mexico.

So why am I doing this?  Over the past two years and spent countless hours in self-reflection, contemplating not only my actions but my ways of thinking and how to break from the cycles I’ve always found myself in.  But I needed to do more.  So I started writing.  I thought that maybe in writing down my thoughts and experiences I could begin answering questions that have confounded me and maybe even answer questions the people in my life may have as well.

This is my life, told in my words, art, poetry, and any other medium that will help tell my story and the stories of anyone else who wishes to share on the site.  This blog is also for the community of women who have been affected by violence in any form.  I hope I can find a way to give back in more than just words someday.  I apologize if at first there is no discernible order in my posts, I hope to get it right eventually.

If you have any questions, comments, advice or wish to share a story, please feel free to e-mail me at martinezrfs@gmail.com Or if you’d like to e-mail directly you can go to accesscorrections.com (e-mail messaging) or gettingout.com (video call) Alberto Q. Martinez #14565727 or by writing me directly at:

Alberto Q. Martinez #14565727
777 Stanton Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914

I hope you find this blog to be illuminating and genuine.  I’ll do my best to be as forthcoming as possible.  Thank you for reading and/or contributing.