It’ll be at least another year before Fredrick Abram sees freedom.
The 31-year-old Denver native grew up gangsta. He was one of the first Tre Tre Crips back in the 1990s and is now serving his second stint in prison for putting in work. Abram’s older brother was Crips (before he got murdered), so were his cousins. And Abram never knew another life.
Now, another life is all that he dreams of. Abram married a woman who lives in Illinois and was hoping to get his parole transferred out there, to get as far from this gangsta shit as possible, but his parole was deferred for at least one more year.
Abram’s first incarceration was for manslaughter in which a Blood was killed in March, 1993. He did about six years and was a free man for less than a year before he was caught with crack and stabbed a fellow inmate in the Denver county jail (who Abram accused of murdering his brother) while awaiting trial.
When he spoke with Westword Abram said he dreams of some day being able to steer kids away from the gang path, but in the meantime, he knows that he has to get free and get his own shit together first, just live a normal life outside of gangs and prison.
“It can’t be that hard to do, you do it,” he said.
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Ever since the New Year’s Eve murder of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams, the Tre Tres have gotten a lot of media attention (the shot that killed Williams was fired from a truck owned by a Tre Tre). No one has been busted in the murder and all the hype probably isn’t helping Abram’s parole bid.
Nonetheless, he and his wife are hopeful that his days behind bars are numbered.
“I feel very, very comfortable and I believe that they will let him go,” said his wife who requested her name be withheld. “He’ll be out, if they don’t reconsider him in June, I believe they will let him go.” -- Luke Turf