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Aharon, 44

Aharon, 44

It’s not easy to come to the point where you want to change your mindset. It can be a mentally painful process. I still have a lot of fine-tuning to do. It comes in increments, when it does, it feels good. My heart and mind feel nourished.

Aharon, 44

It’s not easy to come to the point where you want to change your mindset. It can be a mentally painful process. I still have a lot of fine-tuning to do. It comes in increments, when it does, it feels good. My heart and mind feel nourished.

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Shebri, 37

Shebri, 37

Meet ShebriWhat I have learned about myself in prison? Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.I’ve learned that I am stronger and more resilient than I could have ever reimagined. I’ve learned that there are...

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Gwendolyn, 47

Gwendolyn, 47

Meet GwendolynPrison Lives Matter We are Breona TaylorGeorge FloydFreddy Grayand so many more.We can’t breathe! The only difference, ours started on the inside.  We sit here, day after day, calling out to people who are not there.  We look for help...

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Gerald, 50

Gerald, 50

Meet GeraldMy father was murdered when I was seven. I lost my first born son when I was 17. Those were the bigger traumatic events. I had no tools to process any of it, so I became addicted to drugs. I was full of anger, pain and endless evil...

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Ruben, 42

Ruben, 42

Meet Ruben I think it’s great that you guys have created this program. Writing is a healthy form of expression and it gives us the ability to use our time productively. I have been incarcerated since 2007, when I was convicted to a life sentence....

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Juan, 29

Juan, 29

Meet Juan“Gratitude” I can’t have you always giving me attitude When all I have ever done is give you gratitude I pour it all to you with every letter And yet you never make me feel better There’s no point in me writing all these poems If all you...

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Marcus, 29

Marcus, 29

Meet MarcusIn a moment of reflection, a time of solitude, I figured it out. All my life I was living a lie, a false sense of identity. Trying to be something that I wasn’t, instead of being someone that God intended for me to be. Growing up as a...

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Isaiah, 21

Isaiah, 21

Meet Isaiah From observation and the experience on this journey I have learned a very important fact; the Texas prison system does not rehabilitate prisoners, it’s all up to you to make that choice for yourself. I give my grandmother credit for the...

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Corey, 48

Corey, 48

Meet CoreyComing home from Iraq to a broken home and child neglect, I was unprepared to hear “You can have the kids, I wanna take care of myself! Dealing with PTSD, job loss and wondering how to raise four kids alone, I made mistakes. I wasn’t...

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Scott, 61

Scott, 61

Meet ScottThe first time I was locked up, I was six. The state had taken me from my mother and made me a ward of the court. Over the following years that first cell would be the state’s repetitive choice of places to deposit me in the interim...

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Jeff, 58

Jeff, 58

Meet Jeff55 days after my 21st birthday, I was convicted of all charges against me, and sentenced to death. The very next morning I was abruptly taken out of  jail and transported to San Quentin State Prison, where I was handed over to the warden...

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