Category Archives: Trevor

Shame

In one of the programs that I have taken since my incarceration at 14 years old there was an experience shared that I would like to now share with you. It was a group discussion about why we did what … Continue reading

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Surviving the Storm through Good Choices, Service, and Hope

The members of RISE UP! were asked about how we find ourselves in the storm surrounding us…that’s a good question and I think it’s very much different for each person. Some things for me were really straight forward, like drug … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Listen to Yourself

I started using drugs at a very young age and I remember at the age of 14 thinking that I was too young to use a needle for meth but once I turned 15, I figured it would be okay. … Continue reading

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The Power of Words and Choices

So when I came to prison, I found out very fast that there was a word that was the worst of all words by our standards. That word was “Punk” and if it was said, you could fully expect a … Continue reading

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