|Name||MARTIN REED SWAN|
|Address||Montana State Prison
700 Conley Lake Road
Deer Lodge, MT 59722-8711
|Comments||I am 6' 2", 350 lbs, brown hair and eyes, stocky build. I am very active in the communities in Montana despite being incarcerated; am involved with several non-profit organizations, as a board of director; organizations include Addictive Diseases Study Program Inc (ADSP), Montana Dads Incarcerated Inc (MDI), and North West Peoples Council (NWPC).
I don't like to play mind games and don't appreciate them being played on me. I enjoy good conversation and learning new things. I am a workaholic, as I work 10 hour days for 12 cents an hour, 5 days a week for the Specialized Treatment Unit of the Montana State Prison. I also work a second job as the clerk for the Inmate Welfare Fund (IWF) Council of the Montana State Prison. I work for the IWF 7 days a week. I study the Native American history of the United States as time permits. I currently am researching my genealogical history and compiling a family tree. I try to stay as positive as I can despite realizing that I will never leave the confines of the Montana State Prison a free person. I continue to try to contribute positive energy towards making the prison here a better place for the current and future residents.
I have no family that will acknowledge my existence. I have a friend who lives in MT that I call every night and talk to for 30 mins. Her son is currently incarcerated in Montana State Prison. I prevented him from being victimized by a rapist. He is like a little brother to me. I advocate for prisoners rights and judicial reform.
I am a compassionate man when it comes to trying to help others. I of course committed a crime and I truly regret the action I commited. Most people say, sure he regrets it alright, he regrets getting caught. That is not true for me, I regret taking anotehr life. I will never be able to atone for that fully but I am going to die trying to make things right. For a second in time I committed a sin and for eternity I will feel the consequences of my actions emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
I make $1.25 a day and have decided that I want to spend it on meeting new people and hopefully making new acquaintances and quite possible new friends.
|Interests||I love to work with computers, like to build Access programs, build web pages using Front Page; enjoy writing stories, poems, and write grants for the non-profit organizations I am involved in.
I would like to receive post cards from all over the world so that I can see the beauty the earth offers. Post cards are a way out of my confinement for a brief period of time. I am able to live through others' eyes.
|Release Date||Life w/o possiblity of parole|