Another Day in Prison Paradise


Incarcerated men have an escape in dreams of degrees.

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I am From the Projects


Where you’re from isn’t necessarily where you want to go.

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One Morning, Nine Years Ago

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I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like to grow up with a father beside me.

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The Essence of POPS the Club


The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) is a club that truly changes how students process the emotions that come with having loved ones in prison.

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I Come From UCLA Family Housing

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As I try harder and harder to think of the good,
it becomes harder and harder to breathe.

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Relentless, That’s Where I Come From

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From the Friday night lights and the early morning practices. From victories and defeats.

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The Day My Life Changed

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Every man has a story about the day that their life changed. What’s your story?

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My House was Empty

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We appreciate the little things. And that makes all the difference.

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Prison: Breaking The Cycle

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More former prisoners are reoffending than ever before. We reveal the latest efforts to break the cycle in the first episode of our new Economist Films series.

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Home is Not Smelling Cherry Pie

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An honest look at how our experience of home often differs from the stereotypical “happy home.”

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Rape, Riots, and Rotten Food—Relearning Life Behind Bars

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You can’t pick us out of a crowd. Because we’re just like you.

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I Come From South Central

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Welcome to my block. Would you like to take a walk with me?

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Some Find Redemption On Death Row, But Few Find Mercy

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As the growing amount of time between sentencing and execution has made redemption claims more plausible, mercy has ironically become more difficult to find.

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I’m Not the Only One

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Everyone has a story. POPS (Pain of the Prison System) is my story.

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I am Full of Hatred


What man lead to such hate?

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Engraved in My Memory

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A heart touching reflection by Grecia Jara on losing a parent.

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