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Randy Halprin # 999453

Polunsky Unit D.R.
3872 FM 350 South
Livingston - Texas 77351

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A “Texas Seven” escapee filed an appeal alleging his trial judge was racist and anti-Semitic is now scheduled for execution this year, despite two pending legal claims still winding through the courts.

scheduled death in Texas: 10.10.2019 

Welttag gegen die Todesstrafe 2019

July 2011

My name is Randy Halprin, I am currently on death row in Texas. I'm really not sure what to write in this, but I can say that I'm not some sad sap desperate for a penpal or anything like that. Honestly, I'm really not looking for a 'penpal'. That word seems so...impersonal? I'm hoping that I can make true friends and share in one another’s life. I’m not interested in material gains or romance. I think that life, no matter where we might be has purpose and there are lessons to be learned no matter who we are or where we are. I don't believe that life is a lesson futility. I’m not a perfect person and I don't pretend to be. I've tried to take the time and life I still have to better myself, to learn and to grow. I'm a person who believes that actions speak louder than words. I believe that there are people who can also help us to become a better person. It may sound contrived, but it's what I believe. It's easy to become cynical in a place like death row but I refuse to be. I just want to be a better person and I believe there are decent and honest people out there who share in the same goals.

Some generalities about me: Music and writing are passions of mine. I love to read and learn. I believe in always keeping my ears open because even an ignorant person can offer a nugget of wisdom. Lost is my all-time favorite t.v. show. I'm into alternative/Indie rock, but enjoy other genres, too. Music is the language of the soul and is universal. The Cure is my favorite band, as I love sad depressing music. Ha! I like to laugh inspite of listening to sad music and have a witty sense of humor, I think. I'm liberal and spiritual.

Mostly, tough, I'm just trying to live in whatever amount of time I might have left. I hope to meet someone or people who like to laugh and learn. Who appreciate honesty and, if earned, loyality. I just want to grow... Take care and hope to hear from you soon! 




April 2010

Mein Name ist Randy Halprin, ich bin derzeit in der Todeszelle, verurteilt nach dem kontroversen texanischen Gesetz “Law of Parties”. Ich bin hier seit einigen Jahren und habe mein bestes versucht zu lernen und zu wachsen um ein besserer Mensch zu werden. Ich glaube das es niemals zu spät ist sich zu verändern.
Generelles über mich: Musik und schreiben sind meine Leidenschaften. Ich mag am liebsten Independent und Alternative Rock aber ich bin immer offen für etwas das meine Seele berührt. The Cure ist meine lieblings Band. Meine Lieblings Fernsehsendung ist Lost. Ich bin ziemlich frei in meinen politischen Ansichten und meinem Glauben. Ich bin ein spiritueller Mensch.
Ich interessiere mich nicht für materielle Gewinne und auch nicht für eine Romanze; ich suche nur ehrliche und solide Freundschaften, Treue und Ehrlichkeit. Nur weil ich eingesperrt bin sollte das nicht bedeuten, dass da eine Wand zwischen diesen Dingen ist. Also ich hoffe Dir sind die gleichen Dinge in einer Freundschaft wichtig. Bis dahin... pass’ auf Dich auf!

Randy E. Halprin # 999453
Polunsky Unit D.R.
3872 FM 350 South
Livingston - Texas 77351