Upselling Prison: Accessories and Upgrades

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John Nelson sizes up more products from the detention supply industry, #2 in a casual series.

New Years in The Tank: Transmissions from The 12th Circle

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New Years comes and goes for everyone. Though..it’s a bit different in a concrete box.

Poetry in Exile

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Nature inspires us all. Even in the cold confines of Prison.

Words of Life — A Gift You Can Give Year Round

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Words of Hope is a program that sends Christmas cards to rape victims in prison. But you can start sharing the message of hope right now.

Echoes of Incarceration

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From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated.

Comment of the Day: “I am an officer at a prison where macho is important.”

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This comment was by Tom and originally appeared on the post “Why People Think My Boyfriends and I Are Gay”.

The Doctor is in

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The oldest man on the cell block is also a first timer who is learning how to be in the here and now.

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?