Marvin Bartlett

Marvin Bartlett #247552

Moose Lake Correctional Facility

1000 Lake Shore Drive

Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767

Date of Birth: February 9th, 1979

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: White

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Green

Weight: 210 lbs

Height: 6'3

Criminal Background:

Current charges: 2nd Degree Controlled Substance Crime

Book Date: February 10th, 2015

Expected Release Date: December 28th, 2020​

Can communicate through:

Phone calls and JPay

Religious beliefs:


Languages inmate speaks:


First Concert:

WE Fest

Fun fact about inmate:

Wisdom comes from experience


Stay out of prison/ find a good job

Something that makes you smile:

A good conversation

Main Interest or hobby?

Working out/playing sports


I appreciate personality and a good sense of humor in a person


4 kids

Favorite Book or Author:

Wild at Heart

Music Genre:

Everything. Country is favorite

Favorite Animal?



Business, Family, Outdoors, Sports, Cooking, Environment, Health, Fitness (running), Music, Traveling, Education.

My faith is my foundations that I want to build my life around.

My name is Marvin. I've never really had a person or anyone to correspond with, so this is really new to me. I'm looking for somebody to get to know. I have no expectations and there's no limitations to what's possible.

Who are you? I'm a servant of God!

I serve God by serving others, allowing God to develop and transform my character. The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you've arrived. In our self-serving culture with it's me first mentality, acting like a servant is not a popular concept. Jesus, however, measured greatness in terms of service, not status. God determines our greatness by how many people you serve, and not how many people serve you. This is contrary to the world's idea of greatness. We miss many occasions for serving because we lack sensitivity and spontaneity. Great opportunities to serve never last long. They pass quickly, sometimes never to return again. You may only get one chance to serve that person, so take advantage of the moment.

Why is it important for you to help others?

Because that's what life's all about, the importance of things can be measured by how much time we are willing to invest in them. The more time you give something, the more you reveal its importance and value to you. If you want to know a person's priorities just look at how they use their time. Time is our most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can always make more money, but you cannot make more time. So when I give someone my time, I'm giving them a portion of my life that I can never get back, this is why I believe time is the greatest gift given when helping others. Our love should not be just words, it-must be true· love shown thru action.

What would you like your legacy to be?

Loving others, I want to live a life full of love, love will last forever. One reason God tells us to make love our top priority is it is eternal. These three things continue forever; faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love. Love leaves a legacy. How we all treat others, not our wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave with others. Whether in prison or in the world it's about how much love you put into matters. Love is the secret of having a lasting heritage. To leave behind a legacy you need to focus your time into your relationships by loving others.

What was your goal in the biggest loser challenge?

I wanted to lose some weight, I wanted to be healthier, and I wanted to feel better about myself and appearance. I wanted to leave prison better then when I came in. I wanted to have something to show for being in prison.

What character traits lead to your success?

Determination and endurance where two-character traits that helped with my success. A lot of times I didn't want to get up and run, but l pushed myself. My work ethic has been a blessing when I set my mind to something, I follow through with it.

Do you have any advice for others trying to lose weight?

I just took the initiative, my body said stop, and I didn't. I have been told anything after 20 minutes of a good sweat, your burning fat. So I just stuck with it and kept my heart rate up. Being slow at first is fine as long as you do it. Remember to utilize your resources there are many individuals here that can help you get on the
right track.

How did you feel when you found out you won the biggest loser contest?

It was nice to have some recognition. I felt good that all the hard work had paid off. I thought about how quickly my body adapted and the pain went away.

How many pounds did you lose and what was your percent of body weight lose?

I lost a total of thirty pounds which was 13.4 percent of my body weight. I went from 224 pounds down to 194 pounds.

Quote: "I get frustrated and angry, but I work every day to be better and apply character to my life. I feel it's been a good day when I have made it through without and argument. I also try to do good things for people and live by the fruits of the spirit."