The convicts that I chose to carve, I either actually knew and interacted with or mostly I knew of them.. "knew of them" because of the racial politics in mingling with them in prison prevented me from actually meeting them. There are so many characters in the joint.. So many with so many stories.. Some of the names on my eggs were changed.."to protect the guilty.." More so, I either dont remember the names or Im afraid they'll get offended without their permission (respect out of fear, I guess).. On this egg, for example..
ADOBO, his name is Julies.. He is a preacher in San Quentin (SQ).. a shot caller.. On the yard, he is still feared there..
HOLLYWOOD is in Jamestown State Prison.. Seen him on the yard, but never met him. Hollywood is his real prison name.. On this egg, he is making Pruno (a prison wine).. He makes the best.. I've had his wine..
PRADRINO.. I always saw him on the yard in (SQ).. always feeding the birds, Them birds always waited for him.. You cannot approach that old man.. He doesnt carry a shank (prison knife).. He just points his finger (as seen at the bottom of this egg) and things are taken care of..
SILENT.. The best tattoos I every laid eyes on.. Clean, bold work.. I wrote on the egg.. "Ink service by appt only". because his tattoos have been published in tattoo magazines thru parolees .. and have read that the person on the streets that wanted one from him had to commit a felony to get one..
MR PEABODY.. I never met this guy.. I saw this nerdy, little kid at Donavan State Prison.. playing chess with the most brutal looking convicts.. Apparently he pays for protection by sending money to the family of the convicts via his cyber network on the streets..