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Here, we have an eclectic set of viewpoints and come from a variety of backgrounds but we all have one thing in common, we have used our prison time to rehabilitate ourselves and want the public to see what is possible in the incarcerated despite our prison system.

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Crimiphelia… Last week, the news introduced me to an interesting term: crimiphelia. It came with the reporting over the end of a manhunt for the escaped convict, Casey White, and his willing love interest and captor, Vicky White. According to the news reporter, it’s estimated that as many as 5%

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Joshua Phillips My name is Joshua Phillips, also known as #874060 in the Washington State DOC. My friends call me Josh. I’ve been incarcerated for about 13.5 years. The day I went to jail was November 3,2008.

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Rory Andes   Rory Andes, 10 years In a prison, the hunger for education is without limits. The science and statics of evidence-based programming like education is irrefutable. Prison and public policy both reference its importance. However,

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Randy Brennan by Randy Brennan, 18 years Nineteen years old, barely literate, and despondently ignorant of my aptitude for education, I showed up to prison angry and resistant to positive change. After completing the “mandatory” Basic Education

Justice’s Evolution… The other day I got into a great philosophical discussion with a friend about the evolution of justice. Most people understand that crime and punishment can be tempered with redemption and forgiveness and that these are the biggest elements of justice, but there was an interesting topic about

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A friend of mine, someone I did time with, told me once that he wanted to go to the tallest building in Seattle and shout from the rooftop “I am success in the flesh!” That

Anyone who’s been incarcerated has either developed the habit of spitting their toothpaste into the toilet or has witnessed countless others do it. Before prison I never even thought of spitting toothpaste waste anywhere but

Normally I would do a ‘book review’ upon completion of a book but I do not feel qualified to do a review for a book that compels me to think as much as Camus’ work.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/funding-freedom-helping-marshall-rebuild-his-life I am currently floating with fuzzy happiness, deep gratitude and absolute appreciation for all the love and support with the GoFundMe.com campaign. Wow, what an honor to be involved in such a beautiful experience.

Some of Ruth’s friends have put together a go fund me page for Ruth, here is the link if you want to see what they have to say or if you would like to contribute