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Alyce, 70

Alyce, 70

Man, for the next twenty years that idiot would periodically come out, naked as usual, asking if they looked like they were hanging. Worry wart! And they say women are vain.

Alyce, 70

Man, for the next twenty years that idiot would periodically come out, naked as usual, asking if they looked like they were hanging. Worry wart! And they say women are vain.

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Anthony, 32

Anthony, 32

Meet Anthony As the line moves closer and closer to the courtroom where dozens of verdicts and releases await, I can’t but help to think about a Cattle Slaughterhouse and the similarities between it and jailhouse court. It’s dark and hot in this...

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Michael, 53

Michael, 53

Meet Michael Make no mistake about it, incarceration for those who are prepared to face the dawn of a new day in society can bring personal life-changing accomplishments to the table. Sleep regularly eludes me, mocking my enormous evening dose of...

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Quincy, 33

Quincy, 33

Meet Quincy It doesn’t seem like much, I know, but I put everything on the back burner to help others, which is what I want to shed light on. It was ingrained in me to give to others. I saw my mother do it every day of her life and it gave her joy....

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Gerald, 35

Gerald, 35

Meet GeraldMy childhood is hard to talk about after they split up. I wish the world was different and families never fell apart. My heart goes out to kids like me. I was an emotional wreck and nearly drove my momma crazy. By high school, I was...

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Manuel, 35

Manuel, 35

Meet ManuelAs I sit here, at thirty five, I find myself putting the pieces together from my shattered childhood. Since 13, I’ve been in either juvenile hall or prison. My life started in a broken home. I was adopted by my heroin addicted uncle....

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David, 45

David, 45

Meet David In the past 5 years I’ve met murderers who’ve received a lesser sentence. Horrific child rapists have gone free. Meth and opioid addicts come and go like the wind. I woke up in the New Rino-Valley Regional Jail. I had no idea what had...

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Tallulah, 35

Tallulah, 35

Meet TallulahA year in review It was a bad year for the planet.  Every creature on the face of the Earth endured the pain and/or loss. Yet a Mercy, even though we do not understand it. From one of the worst natural wildfires ever in Australia. A...

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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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