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Lynda, 62

Lynda, 62

Meet Lynda...I awoke to a ringing in my ears on a concrete floor in solitary confinement. Incarcerated: 19 years Housed: Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center, Henning, Tennessee. I awoke to a ringing in my ears on a concrete floor in solitary confinement. The...

Lynda, 62

Meet Lynda...I awoke to a ringing in my ears on a concrete floor in solitary confinement. Incarcerated: 19 years Housed: Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center, Henning, Tennessee. I awoke to a ringing in my ears on a concrete floor in solitary confinement. The ringing is from shotgun blasts. The...

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EDDIE, 46

EDDIE, 46

It was September 15th, 2021. I was sent to AD-SEG for a P.R.E.A. investigation. The word of a transgender-woman put me in shackles, yet when her story changed to my benefit, those facts went unreported.

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Albert, 57

Albert, 57

“I’m often asked, how can I smile so much when I’m on death row for a crime I didn’t do and so I tell them: it’s my faith in Jesus.”

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Pheng, 45

Pheng, 45

“Take this gift of life given you and create a future for the family awaiting your arrival. Persevere and you will achieve.”

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Dr. Marez

Dr. Marez

 “I certainly feel that victims on the other side do not get the support they deserve mentally and financially.”

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Antoine, 42

Antoine, 42

Meet Antoine... The first book he gave me was Stolen Legacy. It spoke to the history of Blacks. It energized me. It propelled my eagerness to want to know who I am, who is God, what is my purpose, and how to achieve it. A guy came to my cell and...

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Atere, 27

Atere, 27

Meet Atere... If I am a resilient person, I will bounce back after a failure or defeat, and quickly rejuvenate my spirits. The Beauty of Resilience I have become familiar with the concept that failure is inevitable. By doing so, I gained a better...

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Brandon, 39

Brandon, 39

Meet Brandon... If I am a resilient person, I will bounce back after a failure or defeat, and quickly rejuvenate my spirits. I must admit I have at times selfishly taken love, as well as those bestowing their love upon me, for granted.  Although I...

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Calen, 40

Calen, 40

Meet Calen... Escape seems inescapable. Now picture incarceration with an utterly broken heart. Lost Lover, Lost Freedom What do you miss most about being outside? Women. Inside, femininity is obscure and rare. The judicial process has the ability...

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Cheryl, 53

Cheryl, 53

Meet Cheryl... Now I'm going to sit back in this dark damp mildewed cell and watch her soar, she will never tire - only fly. A menace. A failure. A convict. A felon. A loser. That's what society calls me, but I am determined to be better. I am more...

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