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5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Prisoner

The concept of “pen pals” conjures up images of friends from camp and cutesy letters dotted with stickers. Individuals take up pen pals for a variety of reasons: to maintain long distance friendships, to connect with individuals from other cultures or regions, and to seek a community. 428 more words


Joe Ricchio Goes Back to Jail.. This Time For The Food

Originally published in the May 2016 Issue of Dispatch Magazine

Illustration by Lewis Rossignol

“No, 30 days isn’t 30 years, but when you leave, you’ll definitely feel like you did time.” 1,849 more words

Joe Ricchio

Japan Earthquake Recovery: Japan's worst humanitarian disaster in five years -- Government scrambles to find housing for the homeless


© AFP | Tens of thousands have been forced to abandon their damaged or destroyed homes following Japan’s twin earthquakes

MASHIKI (JAPAN) (AFP) – Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges faced in dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes. 447 more words