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What’s Happening in California?


Adam, 42

My name is Adam. I have a heart condition. It's hereditary. It's not because I haven't been taking care of myself, nor is it due to an extensive drug history.…
May 15, 2024

Richard, 69

When I was a young lad, my older nine-year-old brother, James, had leukemia. I was too young to have a clue what that was. I knew he was ill. Sometimes,…
May 14, 2024

Hugo, 31

Growing up in poverty and being abandoned by my father at three, I had less than others due to only having a mother. Frustration and verbal abuse was normal in…
May 14, 2024

Travis, 42

This poem, Two-tone Shoes, and a New Suit, came about when Simon, my son, sent me a photograph of himself when he was 14. He was getting ready to go…
May 8, 2024


I'm grateful for this outlet and who knows maybe in some serendipitous way, this will be my year to manifest everything that needs to happen to make my life a…
May 8, 2024

Dwayne, 58

Recently, I had a conversation about my life with a new friend. I told him that I was incarcerated for something I did that I thought the whole world would…
May 8, 2024

Arthur, 36

“I have learned to appreciate the small things and family traditions that keep families together, especially the patriarchs who instill these traditions and morals.”   What I miss most is…
May 7, 2024

Bryan, 58

I learned my letters by the light of a kerosene lamp when my family lived in a house my mother's boyfriend built on a 1956 GMC truck bed. Glen was…
May 7, 2024

Salvador “Josh”, 29

Life can seem confusing at times and a lot at other times. It was when I was on the verge of being a follower of Messiah Yeshua. "Let go of…
May 6, 2024

Alonzo, 57

I murdered him using a knife. I stabbed him in the commission of a crime. I take full responsibility for this deadly act that has changed so many lives. I…
May 6, 2024

Orion, 44

He just showed up, and he is screaming at me. The child took one day. The birth took ten months. That weight that every new father feels when he sees…
May 6, 2024

Troy, 59

"I don’t lose faith in the goodness of life because I’m angry and depressed. Rather, I became angry and depressed because I lost faith in the goodness of life."  …
May 6, 2024

Prison Locations

York Correctional Institution

201 W Main St, Niantic, CT 06357

Wyoming Women’s Center

1000 W Griffith St, Lusk, WY 82225

Women’s Therapeutic Residental Center

480 Green Chapel Rd, Henning, TN 38041

Williams P. Clements Unit

9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107

Wildwood Correctional Complex

10 Chugach Ave, Kenai, AK 99611

West Tennessee State Penitentiary

480 Green Chapel Rd, Henning, TN 38041

Washington State Penitentiary

1313 N 13th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Washington Corrections Center for Women

191 Constantine Way, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Washington Corrections Center

2321 W Dayton Airport Rd, Shelton, WA 98584

Wasco State Prison

701 Scofield Ave, Wasco, CA 93280

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

6908 S Old US Highway 41, Carlisle, IN 47838

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