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Steve, 49

Steve, 49

I want people to know that being in prison you can stay lost or you can allow it to rehabilitate you. Me, I chose to let it rehabilitate me and that’s when I found myself. I began to smile. I felt good inside. Going to church, participating in self-help programs.

Steve, 49

I want people to know that being in prison you can stay lost or you can allow it to rehabilitate you. Me, I chose to let it rehabilitate me and that’s when I found myself. I began to smile. I felt good inside. Going to church, participating in self-help programs.

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Rahsaan, 50

Rahsaan, 50

Meet Rahsaan... The hardest part is that I can’t restore the past. I smile an awful lot for a person in prison. I stay positive and happy despite being sentenced to 55 years of misery. However, my smile is also the “tears of a clown.” I have to...

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Louis, 60

Louis, 60

Meet Louis... My team of ministers is very blessed that our chaplain treats us like human beings, not outcasts. Here I am in prison stripes, pink underwear, pink t-shirt and socks with bright orange flip flops. My cell is cold, clammy and nasty. I...

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Alex, 54

Alex, 54

Meet Alex... I met people who had no reason to care about me, yet they did. Their positive vibes became my peer pressure. I finally stopped blaming others for my failure and I focused on the lessons that I learned. Today, I want my mistakes of...

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Greg, 63

Greg, 63

Meet Greg... I met people who had no reason to care about me, yet they did. Their positive vibes became my peer pressure. I finally stopped blaming others for my failure and I focused on the lessons that I learned. Today, I want my mistakes of...

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Eric, 25

Eric, 25

Meet Eric... I don’t blame anyone for how I was raised. I understand my parents, no one is perfect. We all have our struggles and demons we deal with. Since I was a kid I only knew one way to live, one way to escape the hell at home. My mom was...

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Isaac, 56

Isaac, 56

Meet Isaac... My life was a horrible mess, I had serious problems and I was the last one to know it. I made a stupid decision one warm night in June that cost me my freedom, family and destroyed my character. It was like living a nightmare. I was a...

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Reggie, 45

Reggie, 45

Meet Reggie... I am not a religious man, but my mother believes in a God, with a son named Jesus, who could save her and heal her, no matter how long it took. Her faith in God to help her is the greatest gift she bestowed upon me. To my knowledge,...

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Michael, 39

Michael, 39

Meet Michael... I am not a special person, I am a regular person who does special things. I do my part. I am rewarded when others do theirs.  What gets me through each day in here? This topic is difficult to answer because each day brings new...

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Joseph, 39

Joseph, 39

Meet Joseph... I know this may sound crazy, but I thank God I came to prison because now I’m learning to be a positive example to my babies, and God willing I will leave here someone they can be proud of. I'm the proud father of seven beautiful...

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Dennis, 49

Dennis, 49

I’ve learned that domestic violence, intimate partner violence isn’t a crime of passion, an anger problem, snapping, losing control, or fostered by substance abuse. It is about power. And control. And it is always a choice.

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