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Michael, 55

Michael, 55

My journey to true self acceptance has indeed been crazy, humbling, and not by any means easy.

Michael, 55

My journey to true self acceptance has indeed been crazy, humbling, and not by any means easy.

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Osbun “OG Walt”, 78

Osbun “OG Walt”, 78

This is not my first time in prison. In 2006 I was sentenced to four years. I told myself I would never step foot in this prison again. But once again here I am.

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Julissa, 49

Julissa, 49

This is not my first time in prison. In 2006 I was sentenced to four years. I told myself I would never step foot in this prison again. But once again here I am.

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Anthony, 37

In here I really got to know myself. I learned the biggest thing that gets in the way of meeting my goals is myself

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Charles, 61

Charles, 61

Prison life is steeped in suffering, the prison a cemetery, and the cell my tomb. Life in prison is just a pale shadow of life in the free world. I strive to change, mature, maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol, and learn why I came to prison in the first place.

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Sara, 21

Sara, 21

I’m trying to use this time to learn about myself and better myself. I am an addict.

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AV, 41

Days, weeks, months and years passed; my saving grace were my mother’s words: “Read son, let your books teach you, open your mind and heart.” I climbed Mt. Everest, went to the abyss with Captain Nemo, felt the sand of Utica with Odysseus, but above all I opened my mind and learned about myself.

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Michael, 27

Trotter is a good friend, a mentor, a comrade and a father figure. I without a doubt credit Trotter with helping me develop into the man I am today.

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Noah, 50

I should be dead, but for some reason I’m not. I want to do something with the time I have left that is important and helpful to others.

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Sara, 31

Listen to the whispers as they resonate and become a voice for humanity. From rock bottom we can rise. We can walk from the ashes of defeat. Hear. Taste. Smell. Touch. Together we are a society. We can take our place, dignity regained.

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Robert, 35

Robert, 35

Once I began to understand I was the boss of my brain and commander of my thoughts, I changed.

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