Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Day in the Life of a Prisoner

I wake up at 4:55 AM each and every morning. Why? Well, in part, because I can, because I have the freedom to choose at what time I’m going to start my day. This is not true of every day … Continue reading

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The Importance of Education

I wish I would have realized when I was younger how critically important an education is. I thought of school as a drag, and I made excuse after excuse after excuse as to why I was skipping, failing classes, and … Continue reading

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Making Good Choices

It’s important to realize that no matter what environment you find yourself in, whether you put yourself there or not, you still have choices to make about how you are going to interact, what behaviors you are going to engage … Continue reading

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Overcoming Boredom

One of the worst feelings I have in prison is being bored. Even with all of the excitement that most see on TV, the truth is most of us spend many hours sitting in our cells with not much to … Continue reading

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Regrets & Reflection: Prison Makes You Numb

To answer the question: what’s it like to be in prison? I’ve been here for 19 years straight. Been here since I was 17 as a first time offender. I don’t know if I’ll ever go home. Prison is a … Continue reading

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The Power to Change

I’ve always marveled at how we can struggle with authority and yet through our actions create an environment where we have to deal with authority every moment of every day rather than get past the little things that would allow … Continue reading

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Asking for Help

Asking for help is the biggest thing that I would encourage someone to do when facing a difficult situation. It’s not always easy, but man, trust me when I tell you that it’s a whole lot easier asking for it … Continue reading

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