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Penned from Prison

“The ultimate goal of prison is to create an atmosphere that makes it conducive to coming back.” David McCallum, an innocent man who spent 30 years in prison, befriended filmmaker Ray Klonsky through a series of letters. 16 more words

Personal Musings

Prison: Mental Illness

Prison is a place people go if they made a bad choice. Mental illness is my prison… and it is not a choice.

I’ve had anxiety all my life, accompanied by depression on-and-off for six years. 248 more words


Was it a sign of things to come today...

Holy shit…

I’m sitting here working on this massive webseries movement to help advocate for others like myself who want to come home after incarceration and attempt to right their wrongs, and I get a text asking me if I knew this guy from the prison… 151 more words


Things I See

Re:form at the Southbank Centre
A conceptual self portrait by an addict in prison.


Last year, I wrote about getting into some “traffic jams” on the yard, some near “wrecks,” and about going to “the hole” for possession of a weapon. 465 more words


The Search

Today I was stripped searched. Another man demanded I remove my clothing. As I headed toward the curtained off area where this unfolded, I handed him my belt, ID card, and polaroid of my wife, sons, and myself that had been taken earlier on our visit. 822 more words


Prisoner turned professor: One man's story

HARTFORD — As  freshman in college, Randall Horton got caught up in drug dealing and eventually went to prison. Today, he is a professor and an author. 65 more words

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