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Life Behind Bars: First Letter

Since I can’t focus enough to write anything myself today, I figured I’d give you all another Life Behind Bars letter. This one is the very first one Nate sent me (keep in mind we had already spoken on the phone several times, which is why it’s not that deep or anything). 287 more words


Movie Mondays: Slow Burn Thrillers

Slow burn thrillers aren’t for everyone. They require patience, and some viewers find them boring. They don’t always provide answers, leaving viewers to infer what’s really going on. 384 more words


Jamaleddin Khanjani sent to hospital, returned without treatment

HRANA, September 28, 2014.

Jamaleddin Khanjani (جمالدین خانجانی), aged 81, is one of seven Bahai ‘Yaran’ (national facilitators for the Bahais in Iran) who were sentenced to 20 years in prison after their May 2008 arrest. 227 more words

Bahai Rights

Life Behind Bars

I’ve decided to do yet another feature, in which I publish Nate’s letters to me here. Some of them might be excerpts, some might not be in order, and there will be no set schedule. 1,568 more words


Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?


Writers and reformers have been decrying the large number of prisoners in the United States for a number of years. 911 more words

Looking for Alcatraz

After getting essentially lost on the Muni transportation system, we finally arrived at Pier 33! Unfortunately, it was a solid ten minutes after out ferry took off. 104 more words

San Francisco

Atheists. We're Not as Bad as You Think.

In the spirit of our recent guest post from Jim Spence, we thought we’d post a reminder of the truth about how bad atheists really are… 148 more words