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More than Who I Was on My Worst Day

Hey guys! It’s James and I just wanted to write and encourage you all to hold your heads up. Why? Well, because you matter. That was something I think I could have benefited from hearing when I was your age, … Continue reading

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Not Invincible After All

Hey guys, my name is Tucker. I was incarcerated when I was 19 years old and I have been here for a year now. I received a 44-month prison sentence. When I was on the streets I had the mindset … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

When I was young I remember thinking about and wondering if anyone cared. I just felt alone and it’s weird saying that because I had a decent family and always had everything I needed. But inside, I just felt alone … Continue reading

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Stop and Think: Prison is Heartbreaking

Blog administrator’s note: The members of RISE UP! are frequently asked what prison is really like or if it’s really as bad as it is portrayed to be.  Here, James answers that question for those who are curious. Is prison … 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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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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