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It took 20 years and 9months but we back together ... Thankful #ineverquitmyfamily #got1ofmineback #dontgettaken

Bestie Getaway! #Cuba #DontGetTaken #Habana #DropTop πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸΉπŸŒŠπŸ’•

If I had to watch them grow through a glass or in a visiting hall it would kill me , being watched from that perspective almost killed me . Parental Incarceration is endangering the lives of our babies #DontGetTaken β€œBut, in contrast, D.C. Jail felt like a terrible place. The receiving lines were long, and the staff was discourteous, disgruntled, and unprofessional, but all of that was nothing compared to the first sight of my dad. D.C. Jail was non-contact, so I had to talk to him through one of those fiberglass windows you see in the movies . What you don't get a sense of in the movies is the smell of the place. That smell never goes away. Especially the phone; it had a lasting and appalling stench to it. Holding it against my face made me sick.
My dad was a high-profile case, so he was literally placed in a cage for the visit, which was different from the rest of the inmates. I sat down before the cloudy glass and the cage and watched him come in. He was wearing a bright-orange jumpsuit. In the holes of his Reeboks, where his shoestrings used to be, there was white cloth, which looked like pieces of bed sheets. His hands and feet were shackled, and he was shuffling toward me. Then he sat down on the other side of the glass.” Excerpt From: Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves. β€œSlugg A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves , 2015. iBooks.
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#Slugg

I been visiting Federal Prisons My Entire Life .. I can tell you some things #TheVisit #CWIP #DontGetTaken #Slugg

I appreciate @johnlegend 's initiative @letsfreeamerica for highlighting our family in their campaign on the impacts of parental/Familial incarceration especially during the Holiday Season ... salute to @flikshop for being the bridge and for sending so many incarcerated men and women postcards from their loved ones to help them feel connected.. Thank You Guys For Standing With Families like ours all across America #dontgettaken #slugg #freetonylewis

HAPPY FRIDAY! ENJOY UR WKND!! Is it Leo 🦁 🦁 Season yet ?!?! I think I need all them other team jerseys from @allhomage πŸ’―βœŠπŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ #bsafetho #dontgettaken

Almost done packing, guys. Gettin' pretty excited. I should come up with a hashtag for my trip. Any suggestions??
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#EuRayne2017
#RaynEurope2017
#DontGetTaken
#ImNotFromHere
#MyFriendsAreOnTheirWay

A year ago the good brother @taxstone allowed me to come on his podcast and share my story , I am so grateful to have had that opportunity , I appreciate Tax and @jonathanmena for allowing me to spread my message of positivity and giving me the chance to speak on mass incarceration and the collateral damage it has caused in our families and in our communities .. many of the other high profile platforms put me on promise street but I guess I wasn't a big enough name , Tax saw the importance of my story because we from a similar place .... I wish beloved the best moving forward, may GOD bless him and keep him encouraged and protected, he is missed out here .... #solid #besafetho #dontgettaken
Go download @casanova_2x new mixtape "Be Safe Tho" and listen to "Letter 2 Tax" , it will bring tears to the eyes

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πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΏβœŠπŸΏπŸ’―#YoungWorld #DontGetTaken #Slugg

@chazfrenchmusic my Father said they feeling "Young World"in Cumberland .... I cannot describe how happy this makes me . The fact that my Father is doing LIFE and can hear me on a record . Do you know the comfort that brings him in his situation . Who would of thought I would ever even be in the position to speak on a record . The dynamics of my life have been so unique , I thank God for occurrences like these. I prayed that one day my Father could hear that record, and he did . But also all the other inmates that are Fathers or those that grew up with Fathers in jail and now they are there also. Like Slugg , this record will hit home and inspire .
Thank You Chaz and @drethemayor for asking me to be apart of the record . I hope it inspires many for years to come and I hope the world stops to listen . #YoungWorld #Slugg #DontGetTaken #TrueColors #ShazFrench

Hanover Day : August 19th 1pm-6pm .

Please come out for this special event celebrating true community and all of the amazing things about our city . This event is meant to promote "community" , the power of education, and the importance of knowing our neighbors . I want to thank Officer @back_in_stride_again / Officer Kendra Whitaker and the MPD "Bridging The Gap" Initiative, @marcusiceellis , @savvycherise and The Safer,Stronger DC Team , The Roving Leaders (Alonzo Holloway, Ricardo Duren, and Darryl Logan ) for their continued collaboration . I want to thank @cm_mcduffie And his amazing staff (Demetria and Wesley) for their unwavering support . I want to thank @mrcheffito @kitchencray for lending their culinary expertise to the event . I want to thank the young king @onewayricky for supplying the sounds . Thanks to @hard_work247 for doing the boxing Demo to push the importance of fitness in our community . Saturday bout to be a good look !
Last but not Least , I want to thank @shoecity welcoming me to the family and being the best partner a guy like me could ask for , your contributions to the DC community has been unparalleled, I am grateful .
#Slugg #Solid #YCMC #EducationoverEverything #KnowYourNeighbor #StopTheViolence #SafeCommunities#LoveThyNeighbor #DonTGetTaken #SHOWUP

If I had to watch them grow through a glass or in a visiting hall it would kill me , being watched from that perspective almost killed me . Parental Incarceration is endangering the lives of our babies #DontGetTaken β€œBut, in contrast, D.C. Jail felt like a terrible place. The receiving lines were long, and the staff was discourteous, disgruntled, and unprofessional, but all of that was nothing compared to the first sight of my dad. D.C. Jail was non-contact, so I had to talk to him through one of those fiberglass windows you see in the movies . What you don't get a sense of in the movies is the smell of the place. That smell never goes away. Especially the phone; it had a lasting and appalling stench to it. Holding it against my face made me sick.
My dad was a high-profile case, so he was literally placed in a cage for the visit, which was different from the rest of the inmates. I sat down before the cloudy glass and the cage and watched him come in. He was wearing a bright-orange jumpsuit. In the holes of his Reeboks, where his shoestrings used to be, there was white cloth, which looked like pieces of bed sheets. His hands and feet were shackled, and he was shuffling toward me. Then he sat down on the other side of the glass.” Excerpt From: Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves. β€œSlugg A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves , 2015. iBooks.
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#Slugg

Almost done packing, guys. Gettin' pretty excited. I should come up with a hashtag for my trip. Any suggestions??
β€’
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#EuRayne2017
#RaynEurope2017
#DontGetTaken
#ImNotFromHere
#MyFriendsAreOnTheirWay

When your little sister is on her way to Cali for a Girls Trip and you're not there to supervise 🀣🀣 all of my friends and family KNOWS I am Mrs. Super Safety. Yes she's 25 but that's still my baby sister πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘§ #DontGetLost #StayTogether #DontTalkToStrangers #DontGetTaken #CallMeEveryTenMins #LoveYou 😘😘

"Slugg" is a special literary work ... a living document that resonates with every reader ... if you have not read it, then you should add it to your "to do"list #Slugg #DontGetTaken #Humanity #Solid swipe πŸ‘ˆπŸΏ

@glo_ria27 Thanks Buddy for showing me the House of Cards world! 🀝 Next Stop White House! πŸ‘Œ#slugg #DontGetTaken Go check out @mrtonylewisjr amazing story

β€œAt heart, I’m still Slugg from Hanover. I couldn’t foresee any of the good things that have happened to me, but as doors open and people continue to embrace me, I embrace them back. I want them to get to know me and understand that there are hundreds of thousands of people like me in this country. I refuse to be the anomaly. Those of you who are from a tough place, embrace and believe in your divine power. Through faith and work, you can make it. Those who’ve had an easier start should believe the same. Yet, I believe to whom much is given, much is required. Our society has grown too callous and cynical. Indifference has become one of the worst kinds of oppression. By working purposefully and with some positive feeling for the people on the other side of the divide, we can come together to live better, brighter, and more enriched lives.” #Slugg #DontGetTaken #Idontfitinyourbox
Excerpt From: Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves. β€œSlugg A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Tony Lewis Jr With K.L. Reeves , 2015. iBooks.
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β€ͺI came across something that reminded me of a former agent of mine. 😜#NoOneOwnsYou #DontGetTaken πŸ‘β€¬

"Don't ever let someone tell you, that you can't do something, not even me.
You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they're gonna tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. -Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happiness)
#bucketlistshit #jeweltakesparis #dontgettaken #paris #eiffeltower

In a time of so much division, I want to bring people together . Last Night We did that #Slugg #LovetotheReaders #DontGetTaken

Being from here does not make you local ... Slugg was written for the 🌍#Slugg #Solid #DontGetTaken

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