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Danny, 33

Danny, 33

Upon my release I want to have my own youth ministry. I can empathize with the youth because of what I lacked and experienced growing up. I just wish there was a program like mine that could have reached out to me and shared their experiences so I wouldn’t have come to prison.

Danny, 33

Upon my release I want to have my own youth ministry. I can empathize with the youth because of what I lacked and experienced growing up. I just wish there was a program like mine that could have reached out to me and shared their experiences so I wouldn’t have come to prison.

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Jesus “Sosa”, 26

Jesus “Sosa”, 26

My time here is coming to an end. I’ve survived it all, and now freedom is within reach. I feel as though this is all I’ve ever known. I wonder if it will ever be out of my system. I’ve refused to let prison make me or shape me, I’ve stayed un-institutionalized.

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William, 58

William, 58

Every day, I know that I’m the one to blame, I see the picture clearly now. Stand strong, firm and solid, and I’ll defeat this maze. I’ll come back to you, my silent one.

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Lamavis (Shorty), 53

Lamavis (Shorty), 53

“My first piece of art was a card that I sent to my mother as a Mother’s Day Gift. She asked where I got the artwork and I told her that I drew it. She said, “Do more of that!” and my art career was born.”

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Jake, 44

Two of my favorite quotes are by John Lennon, in a song called “Beautiful Boy” he wrote for his son. He said “Life is just what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”.

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Derrick, 21

My big brother in here has been hard on me, but I knew it was to help me find the “better me”. So for all of you dealing with big problems, smal problems, ups, downs, obstacles, heartache and pain, remember that you are not alone. God is always there.

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Christopher, 42

Two of my favorite quotes are by John Lennon, in a song called “Beautiful Boy” he wrote for his son. He said “Life is just what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”.

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Angel, 42

My time here is coming to an end. I’ve survived it all, and now freedom is within reach. I feel as though this is all I’ve ever known. I wonder if it will ever be out of my system. I’ve refused to let prison make me or shape me, I’ve stayed un-institutionalized.

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Eddie, 61

Eddie, 61

Every day, I know that I’m the one to blame, I see the picture clearly now. Stand strong, firm and solid, and I’ll defeat this maze. I’ll come back to you, my silent one.

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Raul, 46

Raul, 46

“When officers learn to dehumanize people they become desensitized to basic conditions in them: fear, hope, want and sorrow. We cannot allow ourselves to be viewed as non-entities.”

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Charles, 48

Charles, 48

Love is more about how you show it and less about how many times you say it.

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