Name: Robert Pruett
Audioslave - I Am The Highway
Greetings and salutations! My name is Robert, aka Simple Man, and I come to you from the depths of Texas’ death row with a story to tell. On October 19, 2006 my case entered the federal courts and, given the expeditious execution of justice (pun intended) that I’ve witnessed in this state, I feel that time is limited. The following are summaries of the topics I’ll be writing about on this website:
|My autobiography:||A projected 10 chapters will be posted one chapter at a time as I complete each, beginning with a brief history of the study of human behaviour and my views on it and the nature of the universe. A glimpse at my parents’ biographies precedes my childhood, evolving state of mind, and the events that led up to my certification as an adult at age 15 and subsequent 99 years prison sentence. After elaborating on my life in one of the most violent prison systems in the USA, I discuss being charged with and convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death at age 22. The story culminates with my life on death row, an exposition of years of introspection, and a look at my spiritual maturation and journey towards self-actualization.|
|My Journal:||Depending on my workload, I’ll post weekly entries replete with my experiences here on the row, as well as my impressions, perceptions, insights, and musings about life in general. Hopefully I can be self-revealing and offer a genuine piece of myself to the world, as boring as that may be! ;-)|
The primary purpose of this website is not only to expound upon the above mentioned themes, but, more importantly, to reach out to “at risk” kids, youngsters living similarly to the way I once was. It is my hope that the people who are travelling down the road that ultimately brought me to where I am will review my life and try to avoid the countless mistakes that I’ve made in life.
It has been said that a smart person learns from his/her mistakes, but a wise person learns from the mistakes of others. If just one person can learn from my many mistakes, then my life won’t be in vain.