Tammica L. Summers “I am 34 y.o. (but I look 24!). I’m 4’11”, 120 lbs., Petite, Sweet, and Single! I was raised in Florida, but have traveled all over the world. I am a college graduate and was a civilian until I was 30. I’m very open-minded, creative, articulate, and eclectic and I have been writing (essays, book reports, letters, poems, short stories) since grade school.” Tammica is currently incarcerated at Broward Correctional Institution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Being an inmate takes everything you have! It’s like having an out of body experience in which “you’ must come out of yourself and use all manner of determination, self-preservation, sacrifice, compromise, strength, and extreme measure of self-discipline to will yourself to do what is required…to will yourself into being an inmate.
Summers shares her reflection on life in prison.
Summers lives her life without doubt and has hope for the future. endures the anguishing wait.
Summers shares her pain in waiting to be released from prison.
A poem by the late, great Wenona Thompson.
Summers is getting closer to life on the outside of prison and she endures the anguishing wait.
Summers stays true to who she is in prison.
In this series of poems, Summers describes everyday prison life from a personal point of view. Fifteen separate poems discuss different aspects of daily life inside the walls, covering a broad range of emotions.