After Visiting My Brother in Prison

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Justin Jannise explores past and present, inside and outside, in this moving poem of family and uncertainty.

Who Gets a Second Chance?

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Questioning the myth of justice

Call Me By My True Names

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For some people, even the freedom of being called by their name has been taken away.

Take the Realness Challenge

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How much realness do you have?

I Love Charles Manson, He is Innocent

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Charles Manson, imprisoned mass murderer, is getting married to a young women who claims he is “innocent” and was “railroaded.” But is it “LOVE?”

Imagining Three Decades of Change

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What is life now if I became a free man again?

University Courses for Prisoners Could Reduce Re-Offending Rates

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Research shows that undertaking courses of higher education while in jail helps prisoners avoid re-offending. So why isn’t this being given high priority?

Forgiving Himself Can be the Hardest for a Man

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A man serving a life sentence can forgive himself. Can you?

I’ve Had Enough I Must Change

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Defining the moments that made me look within myself for change.

Life Without Justice

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

Pistorius Sentencing Underway—Jail Time Could be a Death Sentence

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Proceedings are ongoing in the punishment phase of the manslaughter case. Tor Constantino looks at the realities facing a double amputee in prison.

Patience and Growth For Struggling Men

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These simple steps can help struggling men develop more patience.

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