California State Prison Corcoran

Humans at this Location

  • Tony, 32

    To put it simply, I am scared. But more than scared I feel guilt. A guilt because me wanting a chance is unfair to those I’ve hurt.
  • Mauricio, 24

    I ruined my life completely, it’s the end, there is nothing that can be done from here, they say I’m dead, I don’t even exist anymore
  • TaShena, 31

    In order to stay peaceful, strong, and spiritually centered, I use visualization. I also remember my Native American Culture. I choose to be better. I choose to go home. I choose to be free.
  • Samir, 52

    I felt helpless and alone as I boarded the plane for America. Life was worse than I had imagined and it aggravated my feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • James, 64

    She said, “Write, write everyday.” I took her advice and it’s taken me on quite a journey. A year's worth of my daily journal writing was posted by Cornell University on their website, I have a stack of poetry I’ve written and a couple have even been published.

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