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Katherine, 34

I write this one day after training for my mentorship. People say they can handle the truth, but is that even true? I could be better even if I try…
May 7, 2024

Hope by Antwann

In September of 1997, I was arrested, charged, and convicted of 1st Degree Murder. Being sentenced to life without parole at 21 temporarily paralyzed my ability to reason. The fact…
May 1, 2024

Shea, 36

"I don’t know if there is any direction or positive behaviour going forward that could help to atone for my actions that day, but I think it would be foolish…
January 22, 2024

More from Arnoldo, 43

I wanted to create something so pleasurable that I could offer and intrigue God Almighty in His majestic throne made of sterling gold.
August 7, 2023

Alex, 56

If I could say anything to my younger self, I would say, “Don’t be scared to speak up. Tell your mother about the teasing and bullying. Tell her about the…
July 25, 2023

From Randy, 29

I no longer focus on life here in prison. I see my future and who I want to be. That hope is now what teaches me about life.
June 29, 2023

Ronald, 48

There's absolutely nothing wrong for loving one from afar, when that’s the best action, to keep you on the path that God intended for you to travel.
June 21, 2023

Eric, 53

I have learned how to manage my addiction, along with my depression. In the process, my self-esteem has slowly built up.
June 12, 2023

More from Henok, End of 2022

In that moment our community members are reminded that they have a rich history prior to prison, and then they share whatever comes from their heart.
December 28, 2022

More from Arnoldo, 42

My heart is overwhelmed. I ache knowing I cannot fulfill these desires, but I’m grateful. I’m grateful to God who reminds me how I may still touch this individual with…
November 8, 2022

Brian, 52

In addition, I have another grandson, who I talk to on the phone, so he knows me. He calls me Blue Grandpa because he says every time he sees me…
April 20, 2022

Richard, 66

At 12, my Ma had me incarcerated as a hopeless incorrigible, but really she was just mad because I wrecked her car joy-riding. I didn’t even know how to spell…
April 18, 2022

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