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Guest Post: Joe Writes His Wrongs

It is my pleasure to host Joe Writes his Wrongs as my first guest post,  Joe is working hard to get his life on track after a tumultuous period.  289 more words

Good Heart

Prison Memoirs: My Prison Life by Jabez Spencer Balfour

I have decided to investigate the Prison Memoir of Jabez Spencer Balfour, and how he has described his ordeal inside the penal system. Prison Memoirs were a fascinating insight into a first hand prison lived experience during a time in British history that was undergoing mounted pressure to reform its prisons. 191 more words


So now what?

For the past 40 years, the United States has been engaged in a vast, costly social experiment. It has incarcerated a higher percentage of its people, and for a longer period, than any other democracy. 871 more words


Oscar Wilde - The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Hypocrisy and torment.

Oscar Wilde is one of the most influential and popular writers in literature and his success through his playwrights and poems led Wilde to the top of his profession in London during the late 1800’s. 1,734 more words

Oscar Wilde

How the underworld saves on underwear (and other essential travelling tips for a 40-day criminal trial)

Generally, jailbirds are an apolitical bunch. In my first 15 years here, I could have won a lifer’s supply of Oh Henry! bars on a simple sidewalk wager: Name five Canadian politicians (Queen E. 1,193 more words


THIS Is Punishment? You Must Be Joking!

If you commit a crime you go to prison right? Prison is supposed to be a punishment for the criminal to ensure that he changes his ways and becomes a better citizen, right?  758 more words


Hoo you callin’ stoopid?

You know you’re a convict when …

Bruce din’t have no daddy. Or perhaps, like most other prison progeny, he had a variety of daddies, each bearing the same broad-brush moniker: uncle. 880 more words