Meet the Writers

Who are the writers for TBTW and what do you need to know?! Get to know them a bit better by reading their bios!

Titus Banks #316657
Muskegon Correctional Facility
2400 S Sheridan Drive
Muskegon, MI 49442

My name is TITU$. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward in meeting and corresponding with new people as well as experiencing different ideas, opinions, and cultures. I aspire to be a bestselling author that will entertain, inform, inspire, motivate, empower, and add value to all those who wish to correspond and read my material.

I am currently working on three novels, a poem book, and an autobiography. When I was younger I unconsciously sabotaged my happiness by investing my time and energy into the wrong people. Now that I am older I want to invest my time and energy into the right people that will be beneficial to my future. For information about me and upcoming projects, contact me. (Mentor Needed)

Mr. Ahjamu Khalifah Baruti #178539
Saginaw Correctional Facility
9625 Pierce Road
Freeland, MI 48623

My government slave name is Richard Lee Carter. After going through my personal redemption and transformation through years of intense reading and studying of my glorious African History here in the belly of the beast (prison) I officially changed my name to my new adopted Afrikan name of Ahjamu Khalifah Baruti. I am 65 years strong and have been incarcerated for 37 years here in Michigan DOC for the crimes of armed robbery, attempted murder on a police officer, and presently fighting a wrongful murder conviction in 1985 of a white racist prisoner inside the walls of Jackson Prison. I’m an avid reader of books, and an avid distance runner, which is my outlet. I love to listen to smooth jazz and R&B to relax. I love to write and dialogue with people to exchange ideas, thoughts, etc. I am diligently into Michigan law research, seeking to be vindicated of this wrongful conviction to gain my complete freedom.

Jerry Metcalf

Jerry Metcalf is a self-taught writer and artist who has spent the past 25 years behind bars. At the age of 20 he shot and killed a man. For that deplorable act of violence he is truly and deeply sorry. He is now a pacifist who has devoted his life to making the world a better place. He trains service dogs for Paws With a Cause (please visit, and donates his time to helping those whom suffer from mental illness. He is also a contributing writer for and

During his time in prison he has learned several trades, has read thousands of books, and has grown more in touch with the Universe than he ever thought possible. He loves dogs, nature, and people. And can’t wait to get back out into society where he believes he can help make a difference.

In his spare time he meditates, paints abstract art, and exercises vigorously to maintain his health.

If you wish to read more of his work (including his fiction and poetry), view his art, buy one of his poetry books, or purchase some of his art you may do so by visiting him @

Anthony Sinclair #235208
Thumb Correctional Facility
3225 John Conley Drive
Lapeer, MI 48446

I have trained a number of dogs and have made it one of my passions.

Amy L. Black # 217778
Huron Valley Women’s Corrections Facility
3201 Bemis Rd. Ypsilanti Mi. 48197


I am Amy L. Black # 217778 I’m a prisoner, housed at Huron Valley Women’s Corrections Facility @;
3201 Bemis Rd. Ypsilanti Mi. 48197

My date of birth is 6/11/74. My religious views are Christian. I love music, writing, painting, reading, creating a better world, politics, and the power of positive thinking. I am most passionate about mental health, especially in the prison systems; in addition, I am interested in prisoners who have been in solitary confinement during their incarnation.

My favorite quote is: ‘water- water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” by Moby Dick.
My greatest lifetime achievement thus far is the ability to be happily alone-or not! Sincerely!
My biggest fear is: never getting all the answers to my questions! My greatest aspirations are: write the books that are within my mind, and that they sell wildly, and successfully letting all my harnessed words be heard by any and all who are willing to hear me. Hence I will KNOW these are MY PEOPLE. The ones that my voice was made for! My most important (upcoming) event is: resentencing 4/20/21-4/23/21 @ 8:30a.m @ Muskegon Mi. court judge hicks courtroom.

My most desired gift: FORGIVENESS.

My most given gift is: FORGIVENESS

Amy L. Black