I was Homeless at the Age of Eight

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Anthony Rios builds from loss and strength to overcome his early start on the streets.

I’m Still Being Punished for His Crime

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Would you like to repeat the details your trauma again, and again, and again?

Remember This

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Stark reality hits when the violence is gone, but so is he.

His Blood Runs Through Me

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The blood of POPS the Club runs with emotional healing that can emerge unexpectedly.

The Blue Rag Ain’t For Me

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What a young man in the USA faces everyday caught between the blue rag and the blue line.

Life Without Justice

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Is Life Without Parole an unjust punishment? Can it ever be just?

Listening and the Difference Caring Makes

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Where we come from sets our life path in motion for better or worse, but open ears that care can alter the destination.

“They Stereotype the Students”

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Stereotypes hit teens hard, especially in moments struggling to follow their heart.

There Aren’t Fathers Where I Am From

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Michaela Richards shows us how she finds support without fathers or friends where she comes from.

An Incarcerated Man on Rehabilitation

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Why are rehabilitation programs necessary within the prison system?

If You Wrote Someone Who is Incarcerated

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Understand Family and Friends (S.T.U.F.F.) helps students open up the difficult emotions when those they are close to are incarcerated.

Can the Current Prison System be Reformed?

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From inside the prison system, Spoon Jackson makes a blunt statement on prison reform.

Seeing Who I Am

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The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) helps creative kids find their voice and see who they are.

Kids Locked Up For Life

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18 and life to go. Life without parole sentencing for juveniles. AKA, no hope for reform.

What Must Change is the US Prison System?

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Spoon Jackson gives the insider opinion on the main areas for reform in the US prison system.

Upselling Prisons: Who Comes up With This S*it?

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A former inmate sizes up detention products