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Armondo, 44

Armondo, 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.

Armondo, 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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Jeffery, 48

Meet Jeffery... Prison is a necessary evil, but an evil nonetheless.  I wanted to grow up too fast. I had children, bought a house, married and divorced by 24. Although my marriage was loveless, the greatest pain I have ever experienced was the...

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Tyrone, 48

Tyrone, 48

Meet TyroneThinking of all the good times I had why did everything have to go bad from the top of being happy to the bottom of being sad I started looking for a way to escape the pain I found drugs as my savior and threw my whole life down the...

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Kevin, 28

Kevin, 28

Meet KevinSome of you may and some may not relate to my story. I was born in El Salvador, son of a strong, beautiful immigrant woman. When I was four, she migrated to the US after my father was killed from criminal violence. After a year of my...

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Christopher, 40

Christopher, 40

Meet ChristopherI sometimes wonder how I got here. Not the fact that I'm stuck in a prison cell with a 45-year sentence, I know how that happened - greed. But how I came to a place where my voice has far exceeded that of this tiny cell and the...

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Edward, 39

Edward, 39

Meet Edward I’m trying to get out to help [my son] avoid the same pitfalls that I fell into and help him from coming to prison. I only got to hold my son once, I’ve only been around him for a few minutes since I’ve been inside. I went to jail when...

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Robert, 49

Robert, 49

Meet RobertI love numbers because if you look at them and pay attention, you can hear the story they’re telling. My number of days incarcerated as of June 3rd are: 6,780 days which is 162,720 hours or 224 months. I spent 630 days in solitary...

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