Richard Alexander Richardson, also known as Bonaru, was born February 7, 1973, in East Los Angeles California. He spent part of his childhood and adolescence living in Modesto California, where he volunteered with the youth playing activities at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park.
He earned his A.A. degree in general studies at Patten University and vocation trade as an Offset Operator from Robert E. Burton Adult School. Bonaru is now the Executive Editor and serves on the San Quentin News editorial board.
Bonaru enjoys bragging about his amazing children, beautiful grandchildren and wonderful wife La-Keesha Richardson. If Bonaru were to be release from prison anytime soon he would become a truck driver like his three brothers and start a truck driving company that would help employ ex-offenders upon their release.