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Explore the writings of our humans that write to us regularly! Beyond a single narrative, poem, or story, these authors share writings on a variety of topics, sometimes in the form of long-term series, about their current lived experiences, opinions, and their histories.


“Teaching Inside San Quentin” by Brian King

I had never been inside a prison, much less been anywhere near one. None of my family members had served time; a speeding ticket was about the worst I had…
May 8, 2024

“A Good Change,” by Shane

This is a big change for me, from a maximum security prison where I was inside most of the time and lived in a one-person cell. Now, I'm in a…
May 6, 2024

“What Do I Miss Most About Being Outside?” by Katherine

I don’t believe in giving up because I am a child of God, no matter my mistakes or what I did ten years ago.
December 21, 2023

Death Row: One Way Out by Antwann

“If prison is supposed to be about corrections and rehabilitation, why is more time not spent trying to understand why those who are incarcerated have become the people that they…
November 3, 2023

Father & Son, by Vincent

I can see my future and it looks nothing like my past.
September 26, 2023

Jailhouse Lawyer, by Ubaldo

I’ve been in prison for 24 years. My sentence is Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP). I’ve helped many prisoners get back into court.
August 24, 2023

Somebody True, by Keith

Once I’m released I’d really like to experience true love and happiness with whomever my queen is. Do you have advice on identifying when somebody is true?
August 23, 2023

My Daughter, Kauai by Joseph

From the moment I knew I was going to be a dad, I couldn’t stop thinking about the future we’d have together.
August 21, 2023

Bahama Bummer by Alyce

As soon as I hit the water, the force of it made the mouth-piece to the air-tank jerk my dentures right out of my mouth- the mouthpiece floating one way…
August 7, 2023

Hospice by Antwann

I thought I had an inkling of what to expect when taking on the task of this job, but nothing could have prepared me for such a life-altering experience.
July 22, 2023

Our Wedding Day, by Jimmy

The most beautiful dark brown eyes set in a divine Navajo face looked up at me. Her hair done in a ribbon, her dress and white blouse pressed.
May 22, 2023

Rattling On with Michael

I’ve decided one way for me to give back is to tell my story through my writing. Today I’m truly successful because I believe in my abilities to achieve.
April 7, 2023

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