One incarcerated man asks if confinement to a maximum security prison is the best way to reform criminals.
The day my whole life changed was when my father was jailed for the second time.
Randy Chavez explains how three critical years in his life have lead him to some promises.
John Rodriguez shares some boyhood memories where he felt stuck.
Leo Cruz is facing the future, and he is not sure where, who, or how he will be able to change.
17-year-old Anthony Cortez looks back on the ways he thought he was becoming a man.
Jackie Sanchez faces her father’s alcoholism.
Tyanni Gomez revisits the theme of prison and pain. Is there a chance for release?
Alejandra Ruiz is concerned for her father in the face of an uncles DUI.
Counting the years back shows the track to the border of familial seperation
Elia Espinosa confronts herself about the man who provided the other half of her genetic material.
Former private prison worker blows the whistle on abuse
POPS the Club recognizes and celebrates our students’ talents, ideas and points of view, and we create a community that does not allow stigma or suffering to silence us.
Texas saved $2 billion for taxpayers by cutting prison spending while making the state safer.
“The ability for students to express feelings about their circumstances that POPS provides is perhaps one of the most powerful educational tools for self-awareness in existence.” —Robert Barton, California’s Inspector General
Let’s break the stigma of criminal records. Everyone deserves a second chance.