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Captive Family Cont'd: Two Perspectives of Fathers and Family in Prison

Our recent zine (The System vol. 2), subtitled “The Captive Family and Society”, touched on the stories of several incarcerated fathers through their poetry and prose, and I wanted to continue on the subject of fatherhood and family in prison with these two submissions I received. 1,539 more words


Easy to Blame

The story was laid out about what had taken place with Heidi Allen.  It came from two men who were completely out of New York State. 1,153 more words

Missoula in The Beat

Check out our students’ work in volume 20.39/40 of The Beat Within! The Beat publishes the work of incarcerated youth in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, New Mexico, and now Montana.  13 more words


I’m always suspicious when someone in here waxes nostaglic about the “good ole days.” I was in a tough prison in the nineties, a prison that conforms more to what many people on the outside think of as prison. 95 more words


Whole Lotta Love...

Hey… Thanks so much for the note!

That’s a ton of love just for loaning a guitar and old amp. I wish I could have stuck around. 75 more words


Fondness for my Prison

Imprisonment and freedom aren’t as simplistic to differentiate as you might think. Initial impressions should reveal they are the antithesis of each other. As I think about it more, and  indeed the more I live, it is becoming more clear they are not always to be found at a distance from one other. 985 more words


Mothers Incarcerated...

Being a mother incarcerated can be a challenging circumstance to be in. Unfortunately over the years the number has been doubled, and children’s lives has been interrupted because of it. 237 more words


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